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U.S. Cable Television Ratings for the Week Ended Oct. 21

Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The following table lists the top 40 cable television shows for the week of 10/15/12 through 10/23/12. Programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK       PROGRAM NAME                           NET  RATING
===============================================================
   1   NFL REGULAR SEASON      L (DENVER/SAN DI  ESPN    8.2
   2   PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE(S)                   FOXNC    6.3
   3   ON THE RECORD W/GRETA                    FOXNC    5.8
   4   WALKING DEAD                              AMC     5.0
   5   NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME (2012 - SEAHAWKS  NFLN    4.4
   6   PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CVG(S)               FOXNC    4.2
   7   MLB ALCS (ALCS NY YANKEES/DETROIT 3)      TBSC    4.0
   8   MLB ALCS (ALCS NY YANKEES/DETROIT 4)      TBSC    3.5
   9   MAJOR CRIMES (110 LONG SHOT)              TNT     3.5
  10   2ND PRES DEBATE 2012(S)                   CNN     3.4
  11   HANNITY                                  FOXNC    3.4
  12   DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA(S) (POST DEBATE   CNN     3.3
  13   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    3.1
  14   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    3.0
  15   DEBATE (2ND PRES DEBATE: HEMPSTEAD-NY)   MSNBC    3.0
  16   COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT    L (LSU/TEXAS A&M  ESPN    2.8
  17   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    2.7
  18   SPORTSCENTER:           L                 ESPN    2.6
  19   HANNITY                                  FOXNC    2.6
  20   NASCAR SPRINT CUP       L (KANSAS (OCT))  ESPN    2.5
  21   HANNITY                                  FOXNC    2.5
  22   COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L (ALABAMA/TENNE  ESPN    2.5
  23   MLB ALCS                                  TBSC    2.5
  24   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    2.5
  25   SONS OF ANARCHY (SMALL WORLD)              FX     2.5
  26   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.5
  27   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.4
  28   DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA(S) (POST DEBATE   CNN     2.4
  29   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.4
  30   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    2.4
  31   AMERICAN HORROR STORY (WELCOME TO BRIARC   FX     2.4
  32   DUCK DYNASTY                              AEN     2.3
  33   BREAKING AMISH                            TLC     2.3
  34   DUCK DYNASTY                              AEN     2.3
  35   SPONGEBOB (995-SQUAREPANTS FAMILY VACATI  NICK    2.2
  36   JERSEY SHORE SSN 6                        MTV     2.2
  37   ON THE RECORD W/GRETA                    FOXNC    2.2
  38   HANNITY                                  FOXNC    2.1
  39   PRE-KICK (PRE-KICK 12 SEA VS. SF)         NFLN    2.1
  40   ON THE RECORD W/GRETA                    FOXNC    2.1

Each ratings point equals 1.142 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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