- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of June 27-July 3. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:

1. Auto Racing: Sprint Cup/Daytona (Saturday, 7:30 p.m.), TNT, 3.99 million homes, 6.02 million viewers.

2. “NASCAR Post-Race Show” (Saturday, 10:37 p.m.), TNT, 3.62 million homes, 5.49 million viewers.

3. “Royal Pains” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.61 million homes, 5 million viewers.

4. “HLN News” (Sunday, 4 p.m.), HLN, 3.54 million homes, 4.52 million viewers.

5. “Necessary Roughness” (Wednesday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.48 million homes, 4.67 million viewers.

6. “HLN News” (Sunday, 3 p.m.), HLN, 3.42 million homes, 4.29 million viewers.

7. “HLN Special Report” (Sunday, 5 p.m.), HLN, 3.41 million homes, 4.41 million viewers.

8. “Weekend Express” (Sunday, 11 a.m.), HLN, 3.38 million homes, 4.5 million viewers.

9. “Burn Notice” (Thursday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.36 million homes, 4.46 million viewers.

10. “HLN News” (Sunday, 2 p.m.), HLN, 3.29 million homes, 4.04 million viewers.

11. “WWE Raw” (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.17 million homes, 5.03 million viewers.

12. “WWE Raw” (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.11 million homes, 4.85 million viewers.

13. “Weekend Express” (Sunday, 10 a.m.), HLN, 3.05 million homes, 3.93 million viewers.

14. “Covert Affairs” (Tuesday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.03 million homes, 4.01 million viewers.

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