- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2011

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.

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