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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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What's On Tonight: Heroes, The Closer, October Road, Christmas specials

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 3rd 2007 4:00PM
  • Alton BrownAt 8, NBC has the season finale (fall finale?) of Chuck, then the season finale (fall finale?) of Heroes, and then a new Life (special night - part 2 airs Weds at 10).
  • ABC has A Charlie Brown Christmas at 8, followed by new episodes of Samantha Who?, Notes from the Underbelly, and October Road.
  • ABC Family has Christmas specials starting at 8: The Year Without A Santa Claus, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & The Island of Misfit Toys, and Nestor The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.
  • TNT has a new Christmas episode of The Closer at 8, then a new Saving Grace.
  • Also at 8: Food Network has a new Good Eats, followed by a new The Secret Life Of...
  • At 8:30, ESPN has the Patriots/Ravens game.
  • At 9, FOX has a new K-Ville.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie A Dad For Christmas at 9.
  • Sci-Fi has the second part of Tin Man. It's on at 9 as well.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending November 25

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 29th 2007 12:07PM

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

Whoa, whoa, and (one more) whoa. We get a top 10 list this week that not only has no sign of Hannah Montana but also includes shows like Shot At Love: Tila Tequila, The Hills, and I Love New York 2? Who do these upstarts think they are, horning in this week? At least we have Monday Night Football and SpongeBob at the top so all seems normal with the universe.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending November 18

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 21st 2007 8:08AM

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

I could have just put the picture of SpongeBob's smiling face (at least I think he's smiling) in this post and you could have figured out who ruled the cable ratings this week. And it wasn't just the regular show. In the top 10 we also see the Atlantis SquarePants special and something called Behind The Pantis, which sounds vaguely creepy. The only specials that didn't make the list are SpongeBob SquarePants: The Early Years and SpongeBob: May I Sleep With Danger?

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending November 11

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 14th 2007 8:06AM

Hannah MontanaHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

Whew, Hannah Montana is back in the top ten! It had me and my friends worried for a while there (we always have Hannah Montana parties on the weekends, sitting around in our jammies watching TV, eating popcorn and playing Mystery Date), being upstaged by football players and wrestlers and talking sponges. But there she is at #3. SpongeBob is still pretty damn strong though, taking three of the top ten spots.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending November 4

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 7th 2007 11:21AM

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

It's funny how cable is always seen as the varied, creative alternative to the shows that are on network television, but week after week it's always Monday Night Football and three or four episodes of SpongeBob in the top 10. And I still don't know why Monday Night RAW's two hour are considered two different hours in the ratings.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending October 28

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 31st 2007 8:07AM

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

A special word for our readers who are fans of Hannah Montana. It's not my fault she's not in the top 10 this week! She was in the top 20 but was nudged out of the top of the list by football players, wrestlers, and that bastard SpongeBob SquarePants. It's often a battle between SpongeBob and Hannah for some reason. This week the guy under the sea won, with three episodes in the top 10.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending October 21

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 24th 2007 3:01PM

Hannah MontanaHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)
2. Hannah Montana (Disney)
3. Law and Order: CI (USA)
4. College Football - Auburn/LSU (ESPN)
5. Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney)
6. College Football - South Florida/Rutgers (ESPN)
7. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
8. Hannah Montana (Disney)
9. Hannah Montana (Disney)
10. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)

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Jimmy Kimmel banned from Monday Night Football - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 17th 2007 3:29PM

KimmelAfter what he did the other night, don't espect Jimmy Kimmel to pop up on ESPN's Monday Night Football again.

The show has banned the late night talk show host after his appearance two nights ago. During the Giants/Falcons game, Kimmel suddenly said "I'd also like to welcome Joe Theismann, watching from his living room at home with steam coming out of his ears." Theissman was let go from the show before this season started. MNF producer Jay Rothman called what Kimmel said "classless and disappointing."

The video after the jump has the joke about Theismann, but Kimmel also asked if it was Tony Kornheiser who got Theismann fired and joked about Kornheiser and Ron Jaworski betting on games.

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending October 14

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 17th 2007 8:28AM

Hannah MontanaHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)
2. Baseball - Indians/Yankees (TBS)
3. Twitches Too (Disney)
4. Baseball - Diamondbacks/Rockies
5. The Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney)
6. Baseball - Diamondbacks/Rockies
7. Hannah Montana (Disney)
8. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
9. Hannah Montana (Disney)
10. Hannah Montana (Disney)

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending October 7

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 10th 2007 1:33PM

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

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)
2. Baseball - Indians/Yankees Game 3 (TBS)
3. Baseball - Indians/Yankees Game 2 (TBS)
4. Baseball - Indians/Yankees Game 1 (TBS)
5. Baseball - Angels/Red Sox Game 2 (TBS)
6. Baseball - Angels/Red Sox Game 1 (TBS)
7. Baseball - Cubs/Diamondbacks Game 1 (TBS)
8. Baseball - Cubs/Diamondbacks Game 3 (TBS)
9. WWE Monday Night RAW (USA)
10. Baseball - Angels/Red Sox Game 3 (TBS)

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Dennis Miller gets a new show on some channel called Versus

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 5th 2007 4:23PM

Dennis MillerWhen Dennis Miller took over doing the color commentary on Monday Night Football several years back, fans of the show either loved him completely or hated him completely. You either really dug his arcane references and humor or you sighed a lot and wondered why he was in the booth (for the record, I don't really like football, so I didn't mind him in the booth at all). Now sports fans can relive those glory days!

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