It’s become a fruitless exercise to try and keep up with cable football this season among 18-49s (Live+SD), and ESPNs MNF again dominated during the week of Dec 7-13 with 6.93mln in the demo. While nets found it hard to maintain football’s pace, numerous viewers in the demo (3.14mln) decided to try their hand at “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on E!. More football followed, including NFL Net’s Thurs night game (2.48mln) and ESPN’s Heisman Trophy telecast (2.47mln). 1-hour blocks of WWE on USA notched 5th and 7th, and together averaged 2.29mln to buttress the season finale of Bravo’s “Top Chef” (2.33mln). Completing the top 10 were the premiere of TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age” (2.07mln), ESPN’s post-MNF “SportsCenter” (2.04mln) and TNT’s “The Closer” (1.88mln). (Data provided by Nielsen) 

Live+SD US AA% Live+SD US SHR Live+SD AA(000)
1 NFL REGULAR SEASON L-12/07/2009 RAVENS/PACKERS ESPN M…… 8:30 PM 214 5.3 14 6932
2 KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS-12/13/2009 401 ENT ……S 10:00 PM 60 2.4 6 3135
3 NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME-12/10/2009 2009 – STEELERS VS. BROWNS NFLN …T… 8:21 PM 177 1.9 5 2475
4 HEISMAN TROPHY PRESENT L-12/12/2009 2009 HEISMAN TROPHY ESPN …..S. 8:00 PM 63 1.9 6 2468
5 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-12/07/2009 WWE RAW USA M…… 10:00 PM 75 1.8 5 2383
6 TOP CHEF-12/09/2009 614 SEASON FINALE PT 2 BRVO ..W…. 10:00 PM 60 1.8 5 2326
7 WWE ENTERTAINMENT-12/07/2009 WWE RAW USA M…… 9:00 PM 60 1.7 4 2189
8 MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE-12/07/2009 100 PILOT TNT M…… 10:00 PM 60 1.6 4 2074
9 SPORTSCENTER: L-12/07/2009 ESPN M…… 12:04 AM 91 1.6 7 2044
10 CLOSER, THE-12/07/2009 513 LIFE, THE TNT M…… 9:00 PM 60 1.4 3 1875

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