- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of Jan. 3-9. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses:

1. Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas (Tuesday, 8:35 p.m.), ESPN, 9.51 million homes, 13.64 million viewers.

2. Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Stanford (Monday, 8:38 p.m.), ESPN, 7.82 million homes, 10.68 million viewers.

3. “BCS Bowl Showcase” _ Sugar Bowl (Tuesday, 8:29 p.m.), ESPN, 6.35 million homes, 9.02 million viewers.

4. Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Stanford (Monday, 11:38 p.m.), ESPN, 5.80 million homes, 7.79 million viewers.

5. “Jersey Shore” (Thursday, 10 p.m.), MTV, 5.71 million homes, 8.45 million viewers.

6. “BCS Bowl Showcase” _ Orange Bowl (Monday, 8:29 p.m.), ESPN, 5.68 million homes, 7.58 million viewers.

7. “BCS Bowl Studio” (Tuesday, 12:20 a.m.), ESPN, 5.14 million homes, 7.06 million viewers.

8. “The Closer” (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 4.86 million homes, 6.63 million viewers.

9. “BCS Bowl Studio” (Tuesday, 8 p.m.), ESPN, 4.53 million homes, 6.29 million viewers.

10. Movie: “The Craigslist Killer” (Monday, 9 p.m.), Lifetime, 4.02 million homes, 5.39 million viewers.

11. “BCS Bowl Studio” (Monday, 8 p.m.), ESPN, 3.65 million homes, 4.96 million viewers.

12. “BCS Bowl Studio” (Monday, 11:55 p.m.), ESPN, 3.62 million homes, 4.81 million viewers.

13. “WWE Raw” (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.13 million homes, 4.66 million viewers.

14. “Hannah Montana Forever” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), Disney, 3.06 million homes, 4.34 million viewers.

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