USA’s WWE Monday Night Raw topped cable viewership for the week with 5.1 million at 10PM and  5.0 million viewers at 9PM followed by Swamp People with 4.5 million viewers.Two scripted originals made the top 10: Nickelodeon’s iCarly, featuring a guest appearance by band One Direction came in 6th with 3.9 million viewers and HBO’s Game of Thrones was 7th with 3.8 million viewers.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending April 8, 2012:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:13P 5072
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4957
3 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST Thu 09:00P-10:01P 4507
4 NOTRE DAME/BAYLOR ESPN Tue 08:30P-10:43P 4244
6 ICARLY NICK Sat 08:00P-08:30P 3940
7 GAME OF THRONES HBOM Sun 09:03P-09:55P 3759
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 10:00P-10:30P 3409
9 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Tue 10:30P-11:00P 3398
10 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3370
11 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3368
12 NCIS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3363
13 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 3327
14 NCIS USA Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3319
15 NCIS USA Sun 10:00P-11:00P 3230
16 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 3207
17 FAMILY GUY ADSM Fri 11:30P-12:00A 3142
18 ARMY WIVES LIFE Sun 09:00P-10:00P 3100
19 BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC Sat 09:30P-10:00P 3075
20 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Tue 08:00P-09:00P 3066
21 PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY Fri 09:00P-09:30P 3055
22 DOC MCSTUFFINS DSNY Fri 10:00A-10:25A 3054
23 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Thu 08:00P-09:00P 3028
24 FAMILY GUY ADSM Tue 11:30P-12:00A 3024
25 FAMILY GUY ADSM Wed 11:30P-12:00A 3021

There is a lot more information in the daily cable ratings.

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