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Sports dominated the week, taking the top five spots in the weekly rankings.  With a below average performance for Monday Night Football that averaged only 9.7 million viewers, the final game of the Yankees/Rangers ALCS was tops for the week with 11.86 million viewers.  Along with the Monday Night Football contest, three other ALCS games rounded out the top five.

The season two finale of Jersey Shore was the most-watched non sports program with 6.07 million viewers followed by Boy Who Cried Werewolf on Nickelodeon on Saturday night with 5.82 million.

As usual, we have already posted almost all of this data separately, as well as quite a bit of  data for shows that aren’t on the list below. Give our site’s search feature near the top right of the site a try or our Overnight Cable TV Show Ratings category.

Top 25  Basic cable shows for the week ending October 24, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day Time Viewers (000)
1 YANKEES-RANGERS 6 TBSC Fri 08:00P-11:18P 11,863
2 RANGERS-YANKEES 4 TBSC Tue 08:00P-12:17A 9,846
3 TITANS/JAGUARS ESPN Mon 08:30P-11:36P 9,666
4 RANGERS-YANKEES 3 TBSC Mon 08:00P-11:34P 8,214
5 RANGERS-YANKEES 5 TBSC Wed 04:00P-08:06P 6,107
6 JERSEY SHORE 2 MTV Thu 10:00P-11:00P 6,068
7 BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF NICK Sat 08:00P-09:50P 5,819
8 BOY WHO CRIED WOLF NAN Sun 08:00P-08:50P 4,986
9 INSIDE THE MLB TBSC Fri 11:18P-12:17A 4,761
10 BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF NICK Sun 07:00P-08:00P 4,650
11 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:04P 4,531
12 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 4,416
13 ALABAMA/TENNESSEE ESPN Sat 07:00P-10:25P 4,371
14 THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Thu 08:00P-09:00P 4,283
15 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,273
16 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:30P-11:00P 4,247
17 NCIS USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P 4,095
18 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS EN Sun 10:00P-11:00P 4,064
19 PAWN STARS HIST Mon 10:00P-10:30P 4,038
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:00A-09:30A 3,983
21 NASCAR SPRINT CUP L ESPN Sun 01:00P-05:05P 3,954
22 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR NICK Sat 10:00A-10:30A 3,854
23 TEEN MOM 2: CHECK UP SPC MTV Tue 10:00P-12:00A 3,719
24 NCIS USA Wed 09:00P-10:00P 3,715
25 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:50P-10:00P 3,660

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)

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