U.S. Cable Television Ratings for the Week Ended Dec. 18

The following table lists the top 40 cable television shows for the week of 12/12/11 through 12/18/11. The programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK              PROGRAM NAME                     NET  RATING
===============================================================
   1   NFL REGULAR SEASON      L (RAMS/SEAHAWKS)   ESPN   6.2
   2   REPUBLICAN PRES DEBATE(S)                  FOXNC   4.4
   3   CLOSER, THE (713 RELATIVE MATTERS)          TNT    3.5
   4   REP DEBATE ANALYSIS(S)                     FOXNC   3.5
   5   NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME (2011 - DAL VS. TB  NFLN   3.3
   6   PAWN STARS                                  HIST   3.3
   7   PAWN STARS                                  HIST   3.2
   8   STORAGE WARS                                AEN    3.2
   9   GOLD RUSH (ON THE GOLD)                     DISC   3.2
  10   RIZZOLI & ISLES (213 SEVENTEEN AINT SO SWE  TNT    3.2
  11   AMERICAN PICKERS                            HIST   3.0
  12   STORAGE WARS TEXAS                          AEN    2.8
  13   SPONGEBOB                                   NICK   2.7
  14   SPONGEBOB                                   NICK   2.7
  15   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)                 USA    2.6
  16   SPONGEBOB                                   NICK   2.6
  17   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)                 USA    2.5
  18   THE OREILLY FACTOR                         FOXNC   2.5
  19   NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME (2011 - JAX VS. AT  NFLN   2.5
  20   NCIS                                        USA    2.4
  21   SPONGEBOB                                   NICK   2.4
  22   NCIS                                        USA    2.3
  23   KUNG FU PANDA                               NICK   2.3
  24   TEEN MOM II SSN 2 (202- TEEN MOM II SSN 2)  MTV    2.3
  25   SPONGEBOB                                   NICK   2.3
  26   HANNITY                                    FOXNC   2.3
  27   LAW & ORDER: SVU                            USA    2.2
  28   LAW & ORDER: SVU                            USA    2.2
  29   SPONGEBOB                                   NICK   2.2
  30   REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA (408 NEW TRICKS)    BRVO   2.2
  31   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)                 USA    2.2
  32   NCIS                                        USA    2.2
  33   PRE-KICK (PRE-KICK 11 DAL VS. TB)           NFLN   2.2
  34   THE OREILLY FACTOR                         FOXNC   2.2
  35   THE OREILLY FACTOR                         FOXNC   2.2
  36   NCIS                                        USA    2.2
  37   SPONGEBOB                                   NICK   2.2
  38   FAMILY GUY                                  ADSM   2.1
  39   SPORTSCENTER:           L                   ESPN   2.1
  40   FAMILY GUY                                  ADSM   2.1

Each ratings point equals 1.147 million homes.

Figures include live viewing and same day digital-video recorder
playback.

Source: Nielsen Co.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rodney Yap in Los Angeles at ryap@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net.

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.