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U.S. Cable Television Ratings for the Week Ended April 29

May 01, 2012

The following table lists the top 40 cable television shows for the week of 04/23/2012 through 04/29/2012. Programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK       PROGRAM NAME                           NET  RATING
===============================================================
   1   NFL DRAFT               L (ROUND 1)       ESPN    4.4
   2   PAWN STARS (CHUM-P CHANGE)                HIST    3.5
   3   PAWN STARS (TRIGGER HAPPY)                HIST    3.4
   4   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     3.0
   5   AMERICAN PICKERS                          HIST    2.9
   6   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.8
   7   NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L (DALLAS/OKLAHO  ESPN    2.7
   8   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (LA CLIPPERS/MEM  TNT     2.6
   9   NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L (PHILADELPHIA/CH  TNT     2.6
  10   LEGEND OF KORRA                           NICK    2.4
  11   SWAMP PEOPLE                              HIST    2.4
  12   NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L (UTAH/SAN ANTO  ESPN    2.2
  13   GAME OF THRONES (15:THE GHOST OF HARRENH  HBOM    2.2
  14   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (FRIENDSHIP ALGORIT  TBSC    2.2
  15   SPONGEBOB                                 NICK    2.2
  16   WWE ENTERTAINMENT (WWE RAW)               USA     2.1
  17   SPONGEBOB                                 NICK    2.1
  18   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (KILLER ROBOT INSTA  TBSC    2.0
  19   IN PLAIN SIGHT (507 SACRIFICIAL LAM)      USA     2.0
  20   DEADLIEST CATCH                           DISC    2.0
  21   SPONGEBOB                                 NICK    2.0
  22   ARMY WIVES (AFTER ACTION REPORT 1210)     LIF     2.0
  23   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (BATH ITEM GIFT HYP  TBSC    2.0
  24   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    2.0
  25   SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   L (DRAFT COUNTDOW  ESPN    2.0
  26   NCIS                                      USA     2.0
  27   SPONGEBOB                                 NICK    1.9
  28   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    1.9
  29   SHREK 2(S) (SHREK 2)                      TOON    1.9
  30   BIG BANG THEORY, THE (VARTABEDIAN CONUND  TBSC    1.9
  31   SPONGEBOB                                 NICK    1.9
  32   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    1.9
  33   SPONGEBOB                                 NICK    1.9
  34   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    1.9
  35   HARDCORE HISTORY (AMER PICK: PICKER MAN   HIST    1.9
  36   NFL DRAFT               L (ROUNDS 2-3)    ESPN    1.9
  37   FAMILY GUY                                ADSM    1.8
  38   NCIS                                      USA     1.8
  39   JESSIE                                    DSNY    1.8
  40   THE OREILLY FACTOR                       FOXNC    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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