Perhaps following a leap from the top rope, WWE content on USA pinned its competition to lead all cable telecasts in 18-49 delivery (live+SD) during the week of Feb 23-Mar 1. A pair of pro wrestling hours led the demo while posting an avg delivery of 3.0mln, with Bravo’s “Top Chef” (2.77mln) splitting the pair in 2nd.
Spots 4-6 were respectively filled by USA’s “Burn Notice” (2.08mln), an ep of “Family Guy” (1.99mln) on TBS, and E!’s “The Girls Next Door” (1.93mln). Completing the top 10 were another 2 eps of “Family Guy” on TBS, in 7th and 10th, that averaged 1.81mln, TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” (1.80mln) and a TNT airing of “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” (1.78mln).

02/23/2009-03/01/2009
TOTAL-02/23/2009
Rank TELECASTS EPISODE TITLE ORIG DAY(S) S TIME R DUR P18-49 P18-49 P18-49
Live+SD US AA% Live+SD US SHR Live+SD AA(000)
1 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-02/23/2009 WWE RAW USA M…… 10:00 PM 72 2.5 7 3258
2 TOP CHEF-02/25/2009 514 FINALE PT 2 BRVO ..W…. 10:00 PM 60 2.1 6 2769
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-02/23/2009 WWE RAW USA M…… 9:00 PM 60 2.1 5 2725
4 BURN NOTICE-02/26/2009 215H SINS OF OMISSION USA …T… 10:00 PM 61 1.6 4 2080
5 FAMILY GUY-02/23/2009 TBSC M…… 9:30 PM 30 1.5 4 1993
6 GIRLS NEXT DOOR-03/01/2009 519 ENT ……S 10:00 PM 60 1.5 4 1925
7 FAMILY GUY-02/23/2009 TBSC M…… 9:00 PM 30 1.4 3 1842
8 JON & KATE PLUS 8-02/23/2009 TLC M…… 9:00 PM 30 1.4 3 1801
9 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES-03/01/2009 LOTR: RETURN OF THE KING TNT ……S 7:00 PM 255 1.4 3 1784
10 FAMILY GUY-02/24/2009 TBSC .T….. 9:30 PM 30 1.4 3 1783

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