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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending March 16

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 19th 2008 3:01PM

Monday Night RAW logoHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

OK, now this looks like the weekly cable ratings that we're used to seeing. Recent weeks have seen shows such as college basketball and election coverage get into the top 10, but this week we're back to the normal dominance of wrestlers and Nickelodeon stars.

1. Monday Night RAW (USA)
2. Monday Night RAW (USA)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending March 9

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 12th 2008 5:43PM

SpongeBobHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

Spongebob is usually in the top 10 every week, but this week he seems to have gone on some campaign to take it over completely. He grabbed the second slot (actually first in households) and four other slots, while the Duke/North Carolina basketball game grabbed number 1. Project Runway's entry was the season finale, and that election coverage on CNN is from Tuesdays Texas/Ohio/Vermont/Rhode Island primaries.

1. College Basketball - Duke vs. NC (ESPN)
2. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending March 2

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 6th 2008 11:41AM

Brian WilliamsHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

Yes, I did a double take too: is that really NCIS in the top 10 of the cable ratings? I'm used to seeing it in the top 20 every week in the network TV ratings (even though I don't know anyone who watches or even talks about it), but I was surprised to see the USA rerun at number 9 for the week. Project Runway makes an appearance this week, along with the usual suspects Spongebob, iCarly, wrestling, and election coverage.

1. Democratic Debate (MSNBC)
2. Debate Coverage/Analysis (MSNBC)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending February 24

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 28th 2008 2:04PM

Here are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

The headline for the Nielsen cable ratings this week is "Odd Baby Beats Up Wrestling Stars." Nickelodeon's new Fairly Odd Baby movie (from the Fairly Odd Parents series) got the #1 slot this week, as well as the #9 slot. The debate is Texas got the second slot, while the Anderson Cooper 360 analysis of the debate came in third.

1. Fairly Odd Baby (Nickelodeon)
2. Democratic Debate (CNN)
3. Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
4. Monk (USA)
5. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
6. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
7. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
8. Tennessee/Memphis Basketball Game (ESPN)
9. Fairly Odd Baby (Nickelodeon)
10. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending February 17

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 21st 2008 3:29PM

2008 NBA All-star game logoHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

Wait a second...what is this "basketball" that has suddenly invaded the top spots in the weekly Nielsen cable ratings? It knocked Monday Night RAW out of the top spots, and those wrestlers can't be too happy about that. But they still got the 5th and 7th slots, with USA's Psych in between. Both Psych and Monk have been doing well in the ratings this season.

And SpongeBob? Well, there's really no stopping him.

1. NBA All-Star Game (TNT)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending February 10

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 14th 2008 9:08AM

Monday Night RAWHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

A real mix of stuff this week: wrestling, the election cartoons, legal dramas, and a teen sitcom. CNN got three of the top ten spots for its election coverage on Super Tuesday (the different entries represent different times during the night). FOX News got one of the spots too. Not sure why MSNBC didn't get into the top ten, but I guess there's not enough room when the same coverage by CNN takes up three of the slots.

Oh, and Chicken Little got into the top ten too.

1. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending Febuary 3

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 7th 2008 9:14AM

CNN politicsHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

Now this is a varied ratings list. Sure, we have Monday Night RAW in there just like every week, but thrown into the mix are politics (the Democratic Debate from CA, the State of the Union and analysis), Law and Order, a movie on Disney, an episode of Monk, and not one but two - two! - episodes of Anderson Cooper 360. The episodes were helped by the fact that they followed the Democratic Debate - one is from 9:52 p.m. on Thursday and the other from 10 p.m. the same night. Eight minutes later. Crazy ratings.

1. Democratic Debate (CNN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending January 27

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 30th 2008 4:24PM

MinutemenHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

I think I speak for most readers here when I ask...what the hell is Minutemen? Did Disney make some historical movie? Actually, checking online I see that it's a "adventure-comedy-sci-fi" movie. It got the number one slot this week, as well as the number ten slot. Zoey 101 got the second and third slots, probably because people were tuning in to see "hey, is she pregnant yet??"

1. Minutemen (Disney)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending January 20

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 24th 2008 8:06AM

Monk

Here are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

This is the second week in a row that Monk gets the number one slot in the cable ratings, and Psych is in the top ten for another week too. That combined with yet another strong showing from Monday Night RAW (both hours) and USA must be a happy network. High School Musical makes it into the top ten yet again, which is pretty good considering it has already been shown, what, 20 or 30 times? No Hannah Montana this week though.

1. Monk (USA)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending January 13

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 16th 2008 2:37PM

MonkHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

No, those aren't typos you see, the USA Network one-two punch of Monk and Psych did indeed soar into the two top spots for the week (Monday Night Football is gone for the season). And USA didn't stop there: they got the next two spots two, with both hours of Monday Night RAW.

But what's that in the number ten spot, politics?? How did that get in there?

1. Monk (USA)
2. Psych (USA)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending January 6

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 9th 2008 2:06PM

Jamie Lynn SpearsHere are the cable ratings, by number of viewers.

This will probably be the last week for quite some time that there's a lot of football, football, football in the top 10. As for New Year, No Limits...did anyone else watch this snorefest? Two hours of behind the scenes info and descriptions of bikes and then the guy actually makes the football field jump with no problem!

Goodbye, Zoey is the season-ending Zoey 101 movie. Time will tell if it really is goodbye for good.

1. College Football - Clemson vs. Auburn (ESPN)
2. Goodbye, Zoey (Nickelodeon)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending December 23

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 28th 2007 2:08PM

MNF logoHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

It's funny, when I was typing this out, I had a strong sense of deja vu. I had to keep on checking to see if this was the ratings from a month ago or the ratings for this week, but it is indeed correct. Monday Night RAW and SpongeBob often make the list, but shows like SportsCenter, The Santa Clause 2, I Love New York 2, and Tila Tequila threw me for a loop for a second there.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending December 16

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 20th 2007 11:36AM

MNF logoHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

Now there seems to be three episodes of Monday Night RAW in the top ten. Or maybe it's the same episode and three different hours, or maybe it's two different episodes, with two of the hours of one episode and one hour of the other episode making the list. I'm not sure. I've always been a little confused on exactly why separate hours of the same episode of a show is counted as different shows. Then again, if I ran television, Eyes would still be on the air.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending December 9

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 12th 2007 2:00PM

MNF logoHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

A note about these ratings. There are two ways to measure ratings, by household rating and by viewers. We choose to do them by viewers. Other sites might do them by households, so some of the numbers might be a bit different. The shows in the top 10 (or in the case of the regular networks, the top 20) will usually be the same, just rearranged a bit. For example, this week, The Closer was #3 in viewers but actually #2 in households. In viewers, Holiday in Handcuffs took that #2 spot.

And is anyone else made a little uneasy by the title Holiday in Handcuffs?

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending December 2

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 6th 2007 8:08AM

MNF logoHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

What's this, a football game in the top ten besides Monday Night Football? I don't know how the Packers/Cowboys game on NFL Network came in second this week. Was it a pivotal game or something? I don't really watch football. Monday Night RAW shows up again (still not sure why it's considered two different hours instead of one, two-hour show), along with weekly favorite SpongeBob. Tin Man got great ratings for Sci-Fi Channel.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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