Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” again hooked cable in time-shifted viewership (live+7) differential from May 18-24 with 1.21mln, and was followed closely by MTV’s “The Hills” (1.19mln). E!’s “The Soup” (752K) was next, followed by Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” (662K) and FX’s “Rescue Me” (646K). FX’s “Rescue Me” (637K). MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules: The Duel” (637K) notched 6th, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” (613K) 6th, and Discovery Channel’s “Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experience” (555K) 10th.  Completing the top 10 were 3 eps of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” that averaged 591K and included a tie between 2 of them.

(Data provided by Nielsen)

05/18/2008-05/24/2008
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)
DEADLIEST CATCH-05/19/2009 DEADLINE DISC .T….. 9:00 PM 61 0.7 1.1 2007 3219 1212
HILLS, THE-05/18/2009 508 MTV M…… 10:00 PM 30 0.6 1 1709 2894 1185
THE SOUP-05/22/2009 620 ENT ….F.. 10:00 PM 30 0.2 0.5 590 1342 752
MYTHBUSTERS-05/20/2009 MYTHBUSTERS DISC ..W…. 9:00 PM 60 0.5 0.7 1429 2091 662
RESCUE ME-05/19/2009 PLAY FX .T….. 10:00 PM 61 0.5 0.7 1431 2077 646
RW/RR THE DUEL 2-05/20/2009 1707 MTV ..W…. 10:00 PM 60 0.4 0.6 1247 1884 637
BREAKING BAD-05/24/2009 212 PHOENIX AMC ……S 10:00 PM 60 0.3 0.5 977 1590 613
DAILY SHOW-05/19/2009 MAY 19,09 CMDY .T….. 10:59 PM 31 0.5 0.7 1311 1915 604
DAILY SHOW-05/20/2009 MAY 20,09 CMDY ..W…. 10:59 PM 31 0.4 0.6 1184 1769 585
DAILY SHOW-05/21/2009 MAY 21,09 CMDY …T… 10:59 PM 31 0.4 0.6 1296 1881 585
OUT OF THE WILD: THE ALAS-05/19/2009 DISC .T….. 10:01 PM 59 0.5 0.7 1442 1997 555

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