A new episode of Disney’s Hannah Montana with 6.9 million average viewers beat out The Closer with 6.3 million to top all prime time cable show average viewership for the week ending July 5, 2009. Hannah also had two other airings in the top 20 for the week.

With Jon & Kate Plus 8 dropping down past #100 for the week, WWE Raw moved up into spots 3 and 4, but lost viewership compared to the recent Trump “ownership” episodes. The NASCAR race and its post race show on TNT were #5 and 6 for the week. Lifetime’s Army Wives managed to squeeze in between SpongeBobs at #16.

Those predicting (hoping for?) the demise of the yellow, porous one (I’m looking at you, Holly), were dealt a setback as SpongeBob had 7 of the second 10 shows in the cable top 20, and 30 of the top 100 (out of about 14,000) cable shows for the week.

All of USA’s top scripted shows were in repeats for the week, so they were well down the list.

Although we don’t get HBO numbers with our regular cable data, I will post the True Blood numbers when I see them.

Robert is on hiatus until late July, I am on my own till then, so we will not be handling Twitter (or other) requests for ala carte show numbers.

Top 20 cable network television shows for the week ending July 5, 2009:

Rank Programs Net Day Time

Viewers (Live+SD) (000s)

1 HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Sun 08:00P-09:00P 6,901
2 THE CLOSER TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 6,295
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:09P 6,241
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,682
5 NASCAR POST RACE SHOW TNT Sat 11:15P-11:27P 5,475
7 SONNY WITH A CHANCE DSNY Sun 09:00P-09:30P 5,167
8 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,406
9 HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Sun 07:30P-08:00P 4,096
10 JONAS DSNY Sun 09:30P-10:00P 4,034
11 SPONGEBOB NICK Wed 01:00P-01:30P 3,669
12 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 01:30P-02:00P 3,646
13 HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Sun 07:00P-07:30P 3,636
14 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 01:00P-01:30P 3,632
15 SPONGEBOB NICK Wed 01:30P-02:00P 3,622
16 ARMY WIVES LIFE Sun 10:00P-11:00P 3,622
17 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 12:30P-01:00P 3,614
18 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 01:30P-02:00P 3,602
19 WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY Sun 10:00P-10:30P 3,587
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Fri 01:00P-01:30P 3,541

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved

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