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U.S. Cable Television Ratings for the Week Ended Dec. 23

Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The following table lists the top 40 cable television shows for the week of 12/17/12 through 12/23/12. Programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK       PROGRAM NAME                           NET  RATING
===============================================================
   1   NFL REGULAR SEASON      L (NY JETS/TENNEESPN      6.6
   2   NFL REGULAR SEASON      L (ATLANTA/DETROESPN      6.0
   3   COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L (WASHINGTON/BOISE ESPN      2.9
   4   PAWN STARS                              HIST      2.8
   5   SPONGEBOB (174-TREATS!/FOR HERE OR TO GONICK      2.6
   6   SPONGEBOB (147-SHELLBACK SHENANIGANS/HIDNICK      2.6
   7   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)             USA       2.6
   8   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)             USA       2.6
   9   PAWN STARS                              HIST      2.5
  10   BURN NOTICE                             USA       2.5
  11   SPORTSCENTER:           L               ESPN      2.4
  12   SPONGEBOB (172-FACE FREEZE!/GLOVE WORLD NICK      2.4
  13   AMERICAN PICKERS                        HIST      2.4
  14   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)             USA       2.4
  15   NCIS                                    USA       2.3
  16   MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  L               ESPN      2.3
  17   RIZZOLI & ISLES (314 OVER/UNDER)        TNT       2.3
  18   MOONSHINERS                             DISC      2.2
  19   STORAGE WARS                            AEN       2.2
  20   REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA                 BRVO      2.2
  21   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (BIG BRAN HYPOTHESITBSC      2.2
  22   SPONGEBOB (136-A DAY WITHOUT TEARS/SUMMENICK      2.2
  23   NCIS                                    USA       2.2
  24   SPONGEBOB (24-DYING FOR PIE/IMITATION KRNICK      2.2
  25   SPONGEBOB (49-KRAB BORG!/ROCK A BI-VALVENICK      2.1
  26   SPONGEBOB (23-BIG PINK LOSER/BUBBLE BUDDNICK      2.1
  27   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (ROOMMATE TRANSMOGRTBSC      2.1
  28   SPONGEBOB (119-GULLIBLE PANTS/OVERBOOKEDNICK      2.1
  29   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (GRASSHOPPER EXPERITBSC      2.1
  30   SPONGEBOB (48-NO WEENIES ALLOWED/SQUILLINICK      2.1
  31   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (PILOT)            TBSC      2.1
  32   THE OREILLY FACTOR                      FOXNC     2.0
  33   SPONGEBOB (68-PATRICK SMARTPANTS/SQUIDBONICK      2.0
  34   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (FUZZY BOOTS COROLLTBSC      2.0
  35   THE OREILLY FACTOR                      FOXNC     2.0
  36   SPONGEBOB (125-PINEAPPLE FOREVER/CHUM CANICK      2.0
  37   SPONGEBOB (173-SQUIDITIS/DEMOLITION DOOFNICK      2.0
  38   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (COOPER-HOFSTADTER TBSC      2.0
  39   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (ENGAGEMENT REACTIOTBSC      2.0
  40   FAMILY GUY                              ADSM      2.0

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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