- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of May 16-22. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:

1. NBA Playoffs: Chicago vs. Miami (Sunday, 8:33 p.m.), TNT, 7.44 million homes, 10.88 million viewers.

2. NBA Playoffs: Miami vs. Chicago (Wednesday, 8:34 p.m.), TNT, 7.09 million homes, 10.03 million viewers.

3. NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City vs. Dallas (Thursday, 8:55 p.m.), ESPN, 5.06 million homes, 7.04 million viewers.

4. NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City vs. Dallas (Tuesday, 9:01 p.m.), ESPN, 4.98 million homes, 6.98 million viewers.

5. NBA Playoffs: Dallas vs. Oklahoma City (Saturday, 8:57 p.m.), ESPN, 4.27 million homes, 6.17 million viewers.

6. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 11 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.33 million homes, 4.66 million viewers.

7. “WWE Raw” (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.13 million homes, 4.7 million viewers.

8. Movie: “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), Disney, 3.11 million homes, 4.88 million viewers.

9. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.083 million homes, 4.38 million viewers.

10. “Inside the NBA Playoffs” (Sunday, 11:10 p.m.), TNT, 3.081 million homes, 4.06 million viewers.

11. “WWE Raw” (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.06 million homes, 4.68 million viewers.

12. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.04 million homes, 4.2 million viewers.

13. “Inside the NBA Playoffs” (Wednesday, 11:17 p.m.), TNT, 2.99 million homes, 4.03 million viewers.

14. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.98 million homes, 4.06 million viewers.

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