Top 15 cable programs for Nov. 16-22

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Posted: Nov 25, 2009 2:14 PM

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of Nov. 16-22. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses:

1. NFL Football: Baltimore vs. Cleveland (Monday, 8:30 p.m.), ESPN, 7.48 million homes, 10.19 million viewers.

2. "Monk" (Friday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.74 million homes, 5.29 million viewers.

3. "Sportscenter" (Monday, 11:39 p.m.), ESPN, 3.67 million homes, 4.53 million viewers.

4. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.53 million homes, 5.18 million viewers.

5. "White Collar" (Friday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.38 million homes, 4.55 million viewers.

6. "Project Runway" (Thursday, 10 p.m), Lifetime, 3.36 million homes, 4.27 million viewers.

7. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.34 million homes, 4.91 million viewers.

8. "NCIS" (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), USA, 3.32 million homes, 4.49 million viewers.

9. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Sunday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.24 million homes, 4.18 million viewers.

10. "Hannity" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.15 million homes, 4.2 million viewers.

11. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.136 million homes, 4.17 million viewers.

12. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Sunday, 9 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.13 million homes, 4.16 million viewers.

13. "Suite Life on Deck" (Friday, 8:30 p.m.), Disney, 3.1 million homes, 4.41 million viewers.

14. "The O'Reilly Factor" (Thursday, 8 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.08 million homes, 4.12 million viewers.

15. "NCIS" (Wednesday, 7 p.m.), USA, 3.05 million homes, 3.85 million viewers.

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ESPN and The Disney Channel are owned by the Walt Disney Co. Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom Inc. USA is owned by General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal. Fox News Channel is owned by News Corp. Lifetime is a joint venture between Disney and the Hearst Corp.