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02/23/2009-03/01/2009
TOTAL-02/23/2009
RANK TELECASTS EPISODE TITLE ORIG DAY(S) S TIME R DUR P2+ P2+ P2+ P2+ Absolute Diff
Live US AA% Live+7 US AA% Live AA(000) Live+7 AA(000)
1 BURN NOTICE-02/26/2009 215H SINS OF OMISSION USA …T… 10:00 PM 61 1.5 2.2 4282 6235 1953
2 CLOSER, THE-02/23/2009 415 DOUBLE BLIND TNT M…… 9:00 PM 60 1.8 2.4 5353 6994 1641
3 TOP CHEF-02/25/2009 514 FINALE PT 2 BRVO ..W…. 10:00 PM 60 1.1 1.6 3249 4770 1521
4 LEVERAGE-02/24/2009 113 SECOND DAVID JOB, THE TNT .T….. 10:00 PM 60 1 1.5 2928 4229 1301
5 BATTLSTR GALACTICA (ORIG)-02/27/2009 419 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME SCIFI ….F.. 10:00 PM 61 0.4 0.8 1209 2414 1205
6 SECRET LIFE/AMERICAN TEEN-02/23/2009 119 MONEY FOR NOTHING CHICKS FAM M…… 8:00 PM 60 0.9 1.3 2663 3824 1161
7 STAR WARS:CLONE WARS-02/27/2009 EPISODE 19 TOON ….F.. 9:00 PM 30 0.7 1.1 2164 3303 1139
8 BIG LOVE-03/01/2009 31:FIGHT OR FLIGHT HBOM ……S 9:00 PM 56 0.6 1 1826 2909 1083
9 JON & KATE PLUS 8-02/23/2009 TLC M…… 9:00 PM 30 0.9 1.2 2684 3615 931
10 NIP TUCK-02/24/2009 ALLEGRA CALDARELLO FX .T….. 10:00 PM 61 0.6 1 1856 2770 914

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