Replacements for a slew of summer originals at the top of cable’s time-shifted viewing (live+7) list will emerge very soon, but recent history reigned during the week of Sept 13-19. TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” led the industry with a 3.15mln differential, and was followed by a pair of “Covert Affairs” eps on USA that averaged a 2.79mln. TNT’s “The Closer” (2.45mln) notched 4th, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” (2.40mln) 5th and Lifetime’s “Project Runway” (2.32mln) 6th. Percolating in the next spot was Bravo’s “Top Chef” (1.78mln), ahead of the tire tracks laid by FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” (1.77mln). Syfy’s “Warehouse 13” (1.68mln) and AMC’s “Mad Men” (1.66mln) completed the top 10. (Data provided by Nielsen)          

09/13/2010-09/19/2010
TOTAL-09/13/2010
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 RIZZOLI & ISLES-09/13/2010 109 WHEN THE GUN GOES BANG, BANG, BANG TNT M…… 10:00 PM 60 2 3 5754 8899 3145
2 COVERT AFFAIRS-09/14/2010 112 WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS USA .T….. 10:00 PM 60 1.5 2.5 4507 7303 2796
3 COVERT AFFAIRS-09/14/2010 111 I CANT QUIT YOU BABY USA .T….. 9:00 PM 60 1.3 2.2 3701 6483 2782
4 CLOSER, THE-09/13/2010 610 EXECUTIVE ORDER TNT M…… 9:00 PM 60 2.1 2.9 6092 8542 2450
5 BOARDWALK EMPIRE-09/19/2010 01:BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBOM ……S 9:02 PM 71 1.2 2 3428 5827 2399
6 PROJECT RUNWAY-09/16/2010 0308 LIF …T… 9:00 PM 90 0.9 1.7 2608 4927 2319
7 TOP CHEF-09/15/2010 714 SEASON FINALE PT II BRVO ..W…. 10:00 PM 61 0.7 1.3 1986 3768 1782
8 SONS OF ANARCHY-09/14/2010 OILED FX .T….. 10:00 PM 63 0.9 1.5 2750 4524 1774
9 WAREHOUSE 13-09/14/2010 2012 BURIED SYFY .T….. 9:00 PM 60 0.6 1.2 1772 3450 1678
10 MAD MEN-09/19/2010 409 THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS AMC ……S 10:00 PM 62 0.6 1.1 1657 3315 1658

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