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U.S. Cable Television Ratings for the Week Ended May 20

May 22 (Bloomberg) -- The following table lists the top 40 cable television shows for the week of 05/14/2012 through 05/20/2012. Programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK       PROGRAM NAME                           NET  RATING
===============================================================
   1   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L (LA LAKERS/OKLAH  TNT     4.6
   2   NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L (OKLAHOMA CITY  ESPN    4.6
   3   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L (LA LAKERS/OKLAH  TNT     4.3
   4   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L (OKLAHOMA CITY/L  TNT     3.9
   5   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L (LA CLIPPERS/SAN  TNT     3.4
   6   NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L (LA CLIPPERS/S  ESPN    3.2
   7   NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L (BOSTON/PHILAD  ESPN    3.1
   8   NBA PLAYOFFS-CONF SEMIS L (MIAMI/INDIANA  ESPN    3.0
   9   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L (INDIANA/MIAMI)   TNT     2.9
  10   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L (SAN ANTONIO/LA   TNT     2.8
  11   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L (PHILADELPHIA/BO  TNT     2.6
  12   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.6
  13   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.5
  14   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 2 L (BOSTON/PHILADEL  TNT     2.5
  15   SWAMP PEOPLE                              HIST    2.4
  16   AX MEN (THE AX STOPS HERE)                HIST    2.2
  17   GAME OF THRONES (18:THE PRINCE OF WINTER  HBOM    2.2
  18   NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING (SPRINT ALL-STA  SPD     2.2
  19   VICTORIOUS: TORI/PLATINUM (997-TORI GOES  NICK    2.2
  20   NCIS                                      USA     2.2
  21   LEGEND OF KORRA (107-THE AFTERMATH)       NICK    2.1
  22   AX MEN (WAKE-UP CALL)                     HIST    2.1
  23   SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L                 ESPN    2.0
  24   ARMY WIVES (GENERAL COMPLICATIONS 1213)   LIF     1.9
  25   SPONGEBOB (157-SQUIDWARDS SCHOOL FOR GRO  NICK    1.9
  26   KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS                    ENT     1.9
  27   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    1.9
  28   NCIS                                      USA     1.9
  29   SPONGEBOB (155-A FRIENDLY GAME/SENTIMENT  NICK    1.9
  30   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (LUNAR EXCITATION,   TBSC    1.9
  31   INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS                   TNT     1.9
  32   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    1.9
  33   SPONGEBOB (147-SHELLBACK SHENANIGANS/HID  NICK    1.9
  34   SHAKE IT UP(PROTEST IT UP)                DSNY    1.9
  35   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (ZAZZY SUBSTITUTION  TBSC    1.9
  35   NCIS                                      USA     1.9
  37   INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS                   TNT     1.8
  38   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    1.8
  39   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    1.8
  40   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    1.8

Each ratings point equals 1.147 million homes.

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

Source: Nielsen

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Golum in Los Angeles at rgolum@bloomberg.net

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

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