- Associated Press - Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of Sept. 20-26. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:

1. NFL Football: New Orleans vs. San Francisco (Monday, 8:30 p.m.), ESPN, 10.9 million homes, 15.12 million viewers.

2. “Jersey Shore 2” (Thursday, 10 p.m.), MTV, 4.33 million homes, 5.95 million viewers.

3. “Pawn Stars” (Monday, 10:30 p.m.), History, 3.41 million homes, 4.67 million viewers.

4. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 11 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.29 million homes, 4.73 million viewers.

5. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.28 million homes, 4.5 million viewers.

6. “ICarly,” (Saturday, 8 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.24 million homes, 5.2 million viewers.

7. “Sportscenter” (Monday, 11:58 p.m.), ESPN, 3.227 million homes, 3.93 million viewers.

8. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.221 million homes, 4.59 million viewers.

9. “Pawn Stars” (Monday, 10 p.m.), History, 3.19 million homes, 4.28 million viewers.

10. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 9 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.13 million homes, 4.16 million viewers.

11. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.117 million homes, 4.49 million viewers.

12. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.112 million homes, 4.34 million viewers.

13. “WWE Raw” (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.81 million homes, 3.94 million viewers.

14. Auto Racing: NASCAR Sprint Cup, Dover (Sunday, 1 p.m.), ESPN, 2.8 million homes, 3.96 million viewers.

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