Surprise, surprise! Not really. ESPN’s MNF led cable in delivery among 18-49s (live+SD) as usual, this time from Nov 8-14 and with 8.06mln while featuring the Steelers-Bengals. AMC’s “Walking Dead” (3.35mln) again took 2nd, and some red-haired comedian lured 3.29mln in the demo for the premiere of TBS’ “Conan” while the show’s 2nd night delivered 2.13mln to take 9th. NFL Net’s season-opener featuring the Falcons-Ravens notched 4th with 2.75mln, the post-MNF ep of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” (2.71mln) 5th and TNT’s coverage of the Heat-Celtics (2.26mln) 6th. “Monday Night Countdown” (2.22mln) bolstered ESPN’s Mon night dominance, and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” (2.15mln) and the 2nd hour of WWE action on USA (2.12mln) completed the top 10. (Data provided by Nielsen)                  

11/08/2010-11/14/2010
TOTAL-11/08/2010
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-11/08/2010 STEELERS/BENGALS ESPN M…… 8:29 PM 198 6.1 17 8056
2 WALKING DEAD-11/14/2010 103 TELL IT TO THE FROGS AMC ……S 10:00 PM 60 2.5 7 3348
3 CONAN-11/08/2010 EPISODE 1001 TBSC M…… 11:00 PM 60 2.5 9 3285
4 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME-11/11/2010 2010 – RAVENS VS. FALCONS NFLN …T… 8:31 PM 191 2.1 6 2749
5 SPORTSCENTER: L-11/08/2010 ESPN M…… 11:47 PM 103 2.1 9 2713
6 NBA BASKETBALL-11/11/2010 CELTICS/HEAT TNT …T… 8:17 PM 168 1.7 5 2258
7 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN L-11/08/2010 ESPN M…… 7:00 PM 89 1.7 6 2216
8 SONS OF ANARCHY-11/09/2010 FIRINNE FX .T….. 10:00 PM 65 1.6 5 2146
9 CONAN-11/09/2010 EPISODE 1002 TBSC .T….. 11:00 PM 60 1.6 6 2126
10 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-11/08/2010 WWE RAW USA M…… 10:00 PM 66 1.6 5 2118

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