Top cable programs for Aug. 29-Sept. 4

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Posted: Sep 08, 2011 6:07 PM
Top cable programs for Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by Nielsen for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:

1. "Rizzoli & Isles" (Monday, 10 p.m.), TNT, 5.15 million homes, 6.71 million viewers.

2. "The Closer" (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 5.05 million homes, 6.83 million viewers.

3. "Royal Pains" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), USA, 4.17 million homes, 5.4 million viewers.

4. "Jersey Shore" (Thursday, 10 p.m.), MTV, 3.41 million homes, 4.42 million viewers.

5. "Storage Wars" (Wednesday, 10 p.m.), A&E, 3.4 million homes, 4.76 million viewers.

6. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.2 million homes, 4.79 million viewers.

7. "Burn Notice" (Thursday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.18 million homes, 4.07 million viewers.

8. "Necessary Roughness" (Wednesday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.16 million homes, 4 million viewers.

9. "Suits" (Thursday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.1 million homes, 3.96 million viewers.

10. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.04 million homes, 4.51 million viewers.

11. "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" (Sunday, 10 p.m.), E!, 2.83 million homes, 3.53 million viewers.

12. "True Blood" (Sunday, 9:03 p.m.), HBO, 2.78 million homes, 4.39 million viewers.

13. "Family Guy" (Wednesday, 11:30 p.m.), Cartoon, 2.76 million homes, 3.59 million viewers.

14. "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Saturday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.758 million homes, 3.57 million viewers.

15. "Jersey Shore After Hours" (Thursday, 11 p.m.), MTV, 2.752 million homes, 3.4 million viewers.

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USA is owned by Comcast's NBC Universal. TNT, HBO and the Cartoon Network are owned by Time Warner Inc. MTV is owned by Viacom. A&E is owned by the A&E Television Networks. E! is owned by NBCUniversal.

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Online:

http://www.nielsen.com/