The 1000th episode of WWE Raw topped cable viewership for the week with  6.318 million viewers at 9PM and 6.300 million viewers for the 10 o’clock hour. The Closer came in third with 5.836 million viewers and was the highest rated cable scripted program.

Top 25 cable shows for the week ending July 29, 2012

Rank Shows Net Day Time Viewers Live +SD (000)
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6318
2 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:15P 6300
3 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5836
4 RIZZOLI & ISLES TNT Tue 09:00P-10:00P 5592
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 5439
6 NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L ESPN Sun 01:00P-04:31P 5055
7 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 09:00P-10:01P 4858
8 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 10:30P-11:01P 4642
9 TRUE BLOOD HBOM Sun 09:03P-09:56P 4596
10 PERCEPTION TNT Mon 10:00P-11:00P 4540
11 STORAGE WARS A&E Tue 10:00P-10:30P 4366
12 ROYAL PAINS USA Wed 09:00P-10:01P 3916
13 SUITS USA Thu 10:01P-11:02P 3887
14 COVERT AFFAIRS USA Tue 10:01P-11:02P 3743
15 PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY Thu 09:00P-09:30P 3733
16 SPRINT CUP POST RACE    L ESPN Sun 04:31P-04:50P 3662
17 FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon 11:30P-12:00A 3603
18 FRED 3: CAMP FRED NICK Sat 08:00P-09:30P 3548
19 LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA VH1 Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3536
20 JESSIE DSNY Thu 08:30P-09:00P 3513
21 JESSIE DSNY Sun 09:00P-09:30P 3411
22 FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon 11:00P-11:30P 3364
23 FINDING NEMO DSNY Fri 07:45P-09:30P 3340
24 DALLAS TNT Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3253
25 NCIS USA Thu 08:00P-09:00P 3223

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

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