Top cable programs for Nov. 23-29

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 6:54 PM

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of Nov. 23-29. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses:

1. NFL Football: Tennessee vs. Houston (Monday, 8:30 p.m.), ESPN, 8.79 million homes, 12.07 million viewers.

2. College Football: Texas vs. Texas A&M (Thursday, 8 p.m.), ESPN, 4.22 million homes, 6.69 million viewers.

3. "ICarly" (Saturday, 8 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.79 million homes, 5.66 million viewers.

4. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.76 million homes, 5.5 million viewers.

5. "Monk" (Friday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.69 million homes, 5.82 million viewers.

6. Movie: "SpongeBob: The Movie" (Friday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.6 million homes, 5.37 million viewers.

7. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.54 million homes, 5.32 million viewers.

8. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.46 million homes, 5.25 million viewers.

9. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Saturday, 9 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.45 million homes, 4.86 million viewers.

10. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants vs. Denver (Thursday, 8:21 p.m.), NFL Network, 3.45 million homes, 6.1 million viewers.

11. "Penguins of Madagascar" (Saturday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.29 million homes, 4.54 million viewers.

12. "Jon & Kate Plus 8" (Monday, 9 p.m.), TLC, 3.17 million homes, 4.31 million viewers.

13. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Friday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.99 million homes, 4.52 million viewers.

14. "White Collar" (Friday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.98 million homes, 4.4 million viewers.

15. "NCIS" (Monday, 7 p.m.), USA, 2.97 million homes, 3.93 million viewers.

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ESPN is owned by the Walt Disney Co. Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom Inc. USA is owned by General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal. TLC is owned by Discovery Communications, LLC. The NFL Network is owned by the National Football League.

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