Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” led cable in time-shifted viewership (live+7) differential from Apr 20-26 with 1.28mln, and was followed closely by USA’s “In Plain Sight” (1.19mln). MTV’s “The Hills” (989K) was next, followed by Comedy Central’s “South Park” (849K) and a 5th-place tie between USA’s “Law & Order: CI” (771K) and FX’s “Rescue Me” (771K). Completing the top 10 were 2 eps of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” that averaged 632K, E!’s “The Soup” (625K) and AMC’s “Breaking Bad” (607K).

(Data provided by Nielsen) 

04/20/2009-04/26/2009
TOTAL-04/20/2009
RANK 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)
1 DEADLIEST CATCH-04/21/2009 RED SKIES IN THE MORNING DISC .T….. 9:00 PM 61 1.2 1.6 3459 4738 1279
2 IN PLAIN SIGHT-04/26/2009 202H IN MY HUMBOLDT OPINION USA ……S 10:00 PM 60 1.2 1.6 3545 4737 1192
3 HILLS, THE-04/20/2009 504 MTV M…… 10:00 PM 30 0.7 1 1953 2942 989
4 SOUTH PARK-04/22/2009 1307 SOUTH PARK CMDY ..W…. 10:00 PM 30 0.8 1.1 2343 3192 849
5 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG)-04/26/2009 8008H ROCK STAR USA ……S 9:00 PM 60 1.3 1.6 3796 4567 771
6 RESCUE ME-04/21/2009 WINE FX .T….. 10:00 PM 63 0.5 0.7 1361 2132 771
7 DAILY SHOW-04/23/2009 APR 23,09 CMDY …T… 10:59 PM 31 0.5 0.7 1338 1978 640
8 THE SOUP-04/24/2009 616 ENT ….F.. 10:00 PM 30 0.3 0.5 826 1451 625
9 DAILY SHOW-04/21/2009 APR 21,09 CMDY .T….. 10:59 PM 31 0.5 0.7 1485 2108 623
10 BREAKING BAD-04/26/2009 208 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC ……S 10:00 PM 60 0.3 0.5 736 1343 607

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