Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” took the top spot in cable’s time-shifted viewership (live+7) differential from Apr 27-May 3 with 1.21mln, narrowly defeating USA original “In Plain Sight” (1.11mln). MTV’s “The Hills” (1.03mln) was next, followed by eps of Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” (855K) and “Jonas” (836K). Spots 6-8 were filled by FX’s “Rescue Me” (763K), E!’s “The Soup” (689K) and USA’s “Law & Order: CI” (682K). Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (667K) and MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules The Duel” (615K) completed the top 10.

(Data provided by Nielsen)

04/27/2009-05/03/2009
TOTAL-04/27/2009
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-04/28/2009 STAY FOCUSED OR DIE DISC .T….. 9:00 PM 61 1 1.5 3017 4223 1206
2 IN PLAIN SIGHT-05/03/2009 203 A STAND UP TRIPLE USA ……S 10:00 PM 60 1.1 1.5 3205 4310 1105
3 HILLS, THE-04/27/2009 505 MTV M…… 10:00 PM 30 0.7 1 1930 2959 1029
4 HANNAH MONTANA-05/03/2009 PROMMA MIA DSNY ……S 8:00 PM 30 1.4 1.7 4161 5016 855
5 JONAS-05/02/2009 WRONG SONG DSNY …..S. 8:00 PM 30 1.2 1.5 3559 4395 836
6 RESCUE ME-04/28/2009 JIMMY FX .T….. 10:00 PM 62 0.4 0.7 1201 1964 763
7 THE SOUP-05/01/2009 617 ENT ….F.. 10:00 PM 30 0.3 0.6 907 1596 689
8 LAW & ORDER: CI (ORIG)-05/03/2009 8005 IDENTITY CRISIS USA ……S 9:00 PM 60 1 1.2 2763 3445 682
9 DAILY SHOW-04/29/2009 APR 28,09 CMDY ..W…. 10:59 PM 31 0.6 0.8 1670 2337 667
10 RW/RR THE DUEL 2-04/29/2009 1704 MTV ..W…. 10:00 PM 60 0.5 0.7 1344 1959 615

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