Top cable programs for March 14-20

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Posted: Mar 23, 2011 10:48 AM
Top cable programs for March 14-20

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of March 14-20. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:

1. "Jersey Shore" (Thursday, 10 p.m.), MTV, 4.9 million homes, 6.59 million viewers.

2. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.74 million homes, 5.87 million viewers.

3. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.56 million homes, 5.43 million viewers.

4. "Teen Mom II" (Tuesday, 10 p.m.), MTV, 3.2 million homes, 4.52 million viewers.

5. "Fairly Legal" (Thursday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.11 million homes, 4.04 million viewers.

6. NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Texas vs Arizona (Sunday, 6 p.m.), TNT, 3.04 million homes, 4.4 million viewers.

7. "Army Wives" (Sunday, 9 p.m.), Lifetime, 3.03 million homes, 3.84 million viewers.

8. NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Kansas vs Illinois (Sunday, 8:52 p.m.), TNT, 3.02 million homes, 4.4 million viewers.

9. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.97 million homes, 4.1 million viewers.

10. "NCIS" (Monday, 8 p.m.), USA, 2.92 million homes, 3.98 million viewers.

11. "The O'Reilly Factor" (Monday, 8 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 2.865 million homes, 3.69 million viewers.

12. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Saturday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.86 million homes, 3.97 million viewers.

13. "ICarly" (Saturday, 8 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.84 million homes, 4.59 million viewers.

14. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Sunday, 10:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.83 million homes, 3.93 million viewers.

15. "Shake it Up" (Sunday, 8:30 p.m.), Disney, 2.79 million homes, 3.63 million viewers.

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MTV and Nickelodeon are owned by Viacom. USA is owned by General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal. Lifetime is owned by the A&E Television Networks. TNT is owned by Time Warner Inc. The Disney Channel is owned by the Walt Disney Co.

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Online:

http://www.nielsen.com/