Sci Fi’s “Battlestar Galactica” led cable in time-shifted viewership (live+7) differential from Mar 16-22 for the 2nd straight week, this time with 1.28mln. HBO’s “Big Love” (1.16mln) was next, followed by Comedy Central’s “South Park” (1.06mln), Cartoon Net’s “Star Wars: Clone Wars” (998K) and ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” (920K). HBO’s “Break” (832K) and TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” (817K) notched 6th and 7th, respectively, and completing the top 10 were Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” (775K), Comedy Central’s “Important Things” (693K) and TNT’s “Saving Grace” (665K).

(Data compiled by Nielsen)

03/16/2009-03/22/2009
TOTAL-03/16/2009
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 BATTLSTR GALACTICA (ORIG)-03/20/2009 422H DAYBREAK PT 2 SCIFI ….F.. 9:00 PM 131 0.6 1.1 1797 3077 1280
2 BIG LOVE-03/22/2009 34:SACRAMENT HBOM ……S 9:00 PM 54 0.7 1.1 1939 3097 1158
3 SOUTH PARK-03/18/2009 SOUTH PARK1302 CMDY ..W…. 10:00 PM 30 1 1.3 2835 3899 1064
4 STAR WARS:CLONE WARS-03/20/2009 EPISODE 22 TOON ….F.. 9:00 PM 30 1 1.4 2956 3954 998
5 SECRET LIFE/AMERICAN TEEN-03/16/2009 122 ONE NIGHT AT BAND CAMP FAM M…… 8:00 PM 60 0.9 1.2 2639 3559 920
6 BREAK-03/22/2009 HBOM ……S 9:54 PM 6 0.5 0.8 1573 2405 832
7 JON & KATE PLUS 8-03/16/2009 TLC M…… 9:00 PM 30 0.7 0.9 1933 2750 817
8 HANNAH MONTANA-03/22/2009 KNOCK KNOCK KNOCKIN ON JACKSONS HEAD DSNY ……S 7:30 PM 30 1.5 1.7 4218 4993 775
9 IMPORTANT THINGS-03/18/2009 DEMETRI-103 CMDY ..W…. 10:30 PM 29 0.6 0.9 1814 2507 693
10 SAVING GRACE-03/16/2009 210 TAKE ME SOMEWHERE EARL TNT M…… 10:00 PM 60 0.7 0.9 2006 2671 665

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