- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of July 26-Aug. 1. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:

1. “The Closer” (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 5.11 million homes, 6.75 million viewers.

2. “Rizzoli & Isles” (Monday, 10 p.m.), TNT, 4.94 million homes, 6.54 million viewers.

3. “ICarly” (Friday, 8 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 4.83 million homes, 7.74 million viewers.

4. Auto Racing: Nascar Sprint Cup/Poconos (Sunday, 1:47 p.m.), ESPN, 4.35 million homes, 6.2 million viewers.

5. “Hannah Montana Forever” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), Disney, 3.86 million homes, 5.75 million viewers.

6. “Jersey Shore 2” (Thursday, 10 p.m.), MTV, 3.81 million homes, 5.25 million viewers.

7. “Burn Notice” (Thursday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.64 million homes, 5.37 million viewers.

8. “Covert Affairs” (Tuesday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.59 million homes, 4.83 million viewers.

9. “ICarly” (Friday, 8:30 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.56 million homes, 5.57 million viewers.

10. “Royal Pains” (Thursday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.54 million homes, 5.06 million viewers.

11. “WWE Raw” (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.5 million homes, 5.31 million viewers.

12. “WWE Raw” (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.47 million homes, 5.07 million viewers.

13. “Good Luck Charlie” (Sunday, 8:30 p.m.), Disney, 3.41 million homes, 4.96 million viewers.

14. “Deadliest Catch” (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), Discovery, 3.34 million homes, 4.9 million viewers.

15. “True Blood” (Sunday, 9:03 p.m.), HBO, 3.28 million homes, 5.23 million viewers.

ESPN and The Disney Channel are owned by the Walt Disney Co.; USA is owned by General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal; TNT and HBO are owned by Time Warner Inc.; Discovery is owned by Discovery Communications Inc. MTV is owned by Viacom Inc.



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