Surprise! 18-49s (Live+SD) feasted on cable football during the week of Nov 23-29. ESPN’s MNF coverage once again took gold, earning an avg of 6.33mln in the demo for the Titans victory over the Texans, while NFL Net’s Giants-Broncos tilt notched the silver with 3.10mln and ESPN’s Thanksgiving Night college game earned bronze with 2.85mln. The series finale of TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” (2.57mln) was next, followed by a pair of WWE hours on USA that averaged 2.49mln. Completing the top 10 were FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” (2.30mln), BET’s “Soul Train Awards” (2.23mln), USA’s “Monk (2.07mln) and a 21min block of NFL Net’s pre-game coverage (2.04mln). (Data provided by Nielsen)
 

11/23/2009-11/29/2009
TOTAL-11/23/2009
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-11/23/2009 TITANS/TEXANS ESPN M…… 8:30 PM 197 4.8 13 6327
2 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME-11/26/2009 2009 – GIANTS VS. BRONCOS NFLN …T… 8:21 PM 181 2.4 8 3103
3 COLL FTBALL-THUR NIGHT L-11/26/2009 TEXAS/TEXAS A&M ESPN …T… 8:00 PM 221 2.2 7 2849
4 JON & KATE PLUS 8-11/23/2009 TLC M…… 9:00 PM 60 2 5 2574
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-11/23/2009 WWE RAW USA M…… 10:00 PM 68 2 5 2568
6 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-11/23/2009 WWE RAW USA M…… 9:00 PM 60 1.8 5 2396
7 SONS OF ANARCHY-11/24/2009 CULLING FX .T….. 10:00 PM 66 1.7 5 2295
8 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS-11/29/2009 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS PREMIERE BET ……S 9:00 PM 120 1.7 4 2225
9 MONK-11/27/2009 8015 MONK & END PT 1 USA ….F.. 9:00 PM 60 1.6 5 2065
10 PRE-KICK-11/26/2009 PRE-KICK 09 NYG VS. DEN NFLN …T… 8:00 PM 21 1.5 5 2037

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