WWE RAW led the week with 6.4 million average viewers.  The Closer is winding down to its series finale and was in second with 5.89 million. I’ve seen some talk about how far down The Closer’s ratings are, but considering it’s competing with The Bachelor (which has been on fire ratings-wise this season), 24, Heroes and Two and a Half Men on the broadcast nets, I think the numbers are impressive.

Disney’s Dadnapped put a beat down on Nickelodeon’s Spectacular! ,  it lead Spectacular by about 1.3 million head-to-head (note, because of the way I received the data, only the first hour of Spectacular! is listed in “other shows, but for the full airing Spectacular averaged 3.3 million, to Dadnapped’s 4.6 million), but even a rebroadcast of Dadnapped beat the first airing of Spectacular!.

Monk’s season finale came in third with 5.54 million.   Burn Notice is off from its season highs but still doing nicely.

I have listed a bunch of other shows as well, please note that shows outside of the top 20 are not ranked. They are sorted by viewers but thousands of airings have been omitted. You can’t really draw any conclusions about the numbers for shows not listed.

Does it mean much that years old reruns of That’s So Raven beat your show?  Probably not, the best airing of That’s So Raven beat over 10,000 shows!  Including:

  • South Park (repeat)
  • Battlestar Galactica (new)
  • Kyle XY (new)
  • The Beast (new)
  • Moonlight (repeat)
  • Damages (new)

Bow down to Raven Simone!   As for Damages, I don’t know if I can stick with it.   Normally I can easily suspend disbelief.  But, it would probably take five paragraphs to list all the reasons I can’t see Arthur Frobisher as Patty’s client.  I’ll spare you the five paragraphs.

I’m not taking requestsI’m sorry your show wasn’t included, but, I’m not taking requests.   This data does not include premium cable shows and is only advertising supported basic cable. If I see any premium cable results, I’ll add them to the post later.

Top 20 cable shows for the week ending February 22, 2009:

Rank Shows NET DAY Time Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 10:00P-11:08P 6,402
2 CLOSER, THE TNT Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,887
3 MONK USA Fri 09:00P-10:00P 5,544
4 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA Mon 09:00P-10:00P 5,541
5 ICARLY NICK Mon 07:30P-08:00P 5,089
6 NCIS USA Mon 08:00P-09:00P 4,962
7 PSYCH USA Fri 10:00P-11:00P 4,828
8 SPONGEBOB NICK Sat 09:30A-10:00A 4,678
9 BURN NOTICE USA Thu 10:00P-11:00P 4,677
10 DADNAPPED DSNY Mon 08:00P-09:40P 4,620
11 NCIS USA Sun 07:00P-08:00P 4,556
12 SPONGEBOB NICK Mon 06:30P-07:00P 4,508
13 SPONGEBOB NICK Thu 06:00P-06:30P 4,474
14 WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE DSNY Mon 07:00P-07:30P 4,468
15 HANNAH MONTANA DSNY Mon 07:30P-08:00P 4,417
16 NCIS USA Sun 08:00P-09:00P 4,373
17 SPONGEBOB NICK Sun 09:30A-10:00A 4,272
18 NCIS USA Mon 07:00P-08:00P 4,251
19 NCIS USA Sun 05:00P-06:00P 4,251
20 SPONGEBOB NICK Thu 06:30P-07:00P 4,237
Other Shows These are not ranked,. Thousands of airings are missing
SUITE LIFE ON DECK DSNY Fri 08:00P-08:30P 4,038
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOXN Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3,951
DADNAPPED DSNY Fri 09:00P-10:35P 3,715
SONNY WITH A CHANCE DSNY Sun 08:00P-08:30P 3,712
SPECTACULAR MOVIE NICK Mon 08:00P-09:00P 3,705
TOP CHEF BRAV Wed 10:00P-11:15P 3,627
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tue 11:30P-12:00A 3,498
ICARLY NICK Tue 07:00P-07:30P 3,498
LRC: 2009 ACADEMY AWARDS EN Sun 06:00P-08:00P 3,377
MIGHTY B! NICK Sat 10:30A-11:00A 3,266
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC Wed 10:30P-11:00P 3,222
PHINEAS AND FERB DSNY Fri 08:30P-09:00P 3,178
TRUE JACKSON, VP NICK Mon 07:00P-07:30P 3,082
HOUSE USA Wed 08:00P-09:00P 2,970
JON & KATE PLUS 8 TLC Mon 09:00P-09:30P 2,952
LEVERAGE TNT Tue 10:00P-11:00P 2,910
NASCAR NATIONWIDE SRS L ESP2 Sat 07:45P-10:22P 2,513
OKLAHOMA/TEXAS ESPN Sat 09:00P-11:02P 2,472
NIP TUCK FX Tue 10:00P-11:02P 2,404
UFC 95: SANCHE VS STEVEN SPK Sat 09:00P-12:00A 2,379
INTERVENTION A&E Mon 09:00P-10:00P 2,190
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER A&E Wed 10:00P-10:30P 2,187
I LOVE MONEY 2 VH1 Mon 09:00P-10:00P 2,142
STAR WARS:CLONE WARS TOON Fri 09:00P-09:30P 2,112
PISTONS/CAVALIERS ESPN Sun 08:08P-10:22P 2,062
REAL WORLD XXI MTV Wed 10:00P-11:00P 2,061
THATS SO RAVEN – LN DSNY Fri 12:00A-12:30A 2,016
DIRTY JOBS DISC Tue 09:00P-10:00P 1,939
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAV Tue 10:00P-11:00P 1,972
SOUTH PARK CMDY Wed 10:00P-10:30P 1,727
IRON CHEF AMERICA FOOD Sun 09:00P-10:00P 1,464
KYLE XY FAM Mon 09:00P-10:00P 1,279
BEAST, THE A&E Thu 10:00P-11:00P 1,055
MOONLIGHT SCIF Fri 09:00P-10:00P 948
CHELSEA LATELY EN Thu 11:00P-11:30P 910
DAMAGES FX Wed 10:00P-11:01P 864

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