TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” sat atop the cable peak in time-shifted viewership (live+7) differential from May 25-31, burying the competition with 2.00mln. Far back in 2nd was Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” (1.15mln), followed by USA’s “In Plain Sight” (1.12mln) and 2 eps of MTV’s “The Hills” that averaged 941K. Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” (823K) took 6th, followed by USA’s “Law & Order: CI” (719K) in 7th and MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules The Duel” (717K) in 8th. Completing the top 10 were E!’s “The Soup” (665K) and MTV’s “’09 MTV Movie Awards” (622K).

(Data provided by Nielsen) 

05/25/2009-05/31/2009
TOTAL-05/25/2009
PROGRAMS 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 JON & KATE PLUS 8-05/25/2009 TLC M…… 9:00 PM 73 3 3.7 8658 10656 1998
2 DEADLIEST CATCH-05/26/2009 DOWN TO THE WIRE DISC .T….. 9:00 PM 61 0.9 1.3 2635 3786 1151
3 IN PLAIN SIGHT-05/31/2009 207 ONE NIGHT STAN USA ……S 10:00 PM 60 1.2 1.6 3433 4549 1116
4 HILLS, THE-05/25/2009 509 MTV M…… 10:00 PM 30 0.4 0.7 1066 2055 989
5 HILLS, THE-05/31/2009 510 MTV ……S 8:00 PM 60 0.7 1 1996 2889 893
6 MYTHBUSTERS-05/27/2009 MYTHBUSTERS DISC ..W…. 9:00 PM 60 0.6 0.9 1819 2642 823
7 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG)-05/31/2009 8004 ASTORIA HELEN USA ……S 9:00 PM 60 1.2 1.5 3526 4245 719
8 RW/RR THE DUEL 2-05/27/2009 1708 MTV ..W…. 10:00 PM 60 0.5 0.8 1460 2177 717
9 THE SOUP-05/29/2009 621 ENT ….F.. 10:00 PM 30 0.4 0.6 1122 1787 665
10 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS-05/31/2009 MTV ……S 9:00 PM 120 1.7 1.9 4784 5406 622

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