18-49s (Live+SD) once again chose ESPN’s MNF coverage as their 1st choice on cable during the week of Nov 16-22 as an avg of 5.36mln in the demo tuned in for the Ravens victory over the Browns. A 21min block of the net’s “SportsCenter” after the game notched 2nd with 2.74mln. 2 hours of WWE content on USA averaged 2.43mln while claiming spots 3 and 6. Between wrestling were Lifetime’s “Project Runway” (2.50mln) and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” (2.47mln). Completing the top 10 were Comedy Central’s “South Park” (2.02mln), Bravo’s “Top Chef” (1.91mln), Spike’s “The Ultimate Fighter” (1.83mln) and MTV’s “The Hills” (1.80mln). (Data provided by Nielsen)

11/16/2009-11/22/2009
TOTAL-11/16/2009
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 NFL REGULAR SEASON L-11/16/2009 RAVENS/BROWNS ESPN M…… 8:30 PM 189 4.1 11 5363
2 SPORTSCENTER: L-11/16/2009 ESPN M…… 11:39 PM 21 2.1 7 2735
3 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-11/16/2009 WWE RAW USA M…… 10:00 PM 76 1.9 6 2546
4 PROJECT RUNWAY-11/19/2009 0114 LIF …T… 10:00 PM 60 1.9 5 2496
5 SONS OF ANARCHY-11/17/2009 SERVICE FX .T….. 10:00 PM 67 1.9 6 2474
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-11/16/2009 WWE RAW USA M…… 9:00 PM 60 1.8 4 2304
7 SOUTH PARK-11/18/2009 1314 SOUTH PARK CMDY ..W…. 10:00 PM 30 1.5 4 2023
8 TOP CHEF-11/18/2009 612 CULINARY OLYMPICS BRVO ..W…. 10:00 PM 60 1.5 4 1910
9 THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER-11/18/2009 1010 SPIKE ..W…. 10:00 PM 61 1.4 4 1826
10 HILLS, THE-11/17/2009 518 MTV .T….. 10:00 PM 30 1.4 4 1795

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