It’s playoff time, and both basketball and hockey post-season play paid off for networks in April. Movies continue to bring in big cash, as do familiar faces such as Nickelodeon’s "Spongebob," who celebrates his 10th year of living in a pineapple under the sea this year. A new entry to the top 10 list is Nick At Nite’s "George Lopez," showing that acquired comedies can help in acquiring big bucks.

Top Pgms with Distributor april
Selections
Media: CN
Market: NATIONAL
Period: Apr 1 2009 – Apr 30 2009
Program Name Distributor April 2009-$$$ (000)
NBA PLAYOFFS TNT
MOVIE LMN
NCIS USA
HOUSE USA
SPONGEBOB NICK
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE CMDY
HALLMARK MOVIE HALL
MOVIE USA USA
NHL QTR FINALS L VS
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN
Overall Grand Total 1635447.414
Source: The Nielsen Company
Expenditures reported in thousands.

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