Here are the most watched sports programs on cable TV for the past month, according to The Nielsen Co.
Top Sports Telecasts on Cable from Aug. 30-Sept. 26, 2010
Network Date Program Viewers ESPN Sept. 20 Monday Night Football: Saints-49ers 15,119,678 ESPN Sept. 13 Monday Night Football: Ravens-Jets 14,972,815 ESPN Sept. 13 Monday Night Football: Chargers-Chiefs 11,889,077 ESPN Sept. 6 College football: Boise State-Virginia Tech 9,887,689 ESPN Sept. 11 College football: Penn State-Alabama 7,124,214 ESPN Sept. 11 College football: Miami-Ohio State 5,752,227 ESPN Sept. 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Emory Healthcare 500 5,516,601 ESPN Sept. 18 College football: Arkansas-Georgia 4,250,580 ESPN Sept. 18 College football: Clemson-Auburn 4,248,318 ESPN Sept. 26 NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA 400 3,965,722 ESPN Sept. 20 SportsCenter 3,929,948 ESPN Sept. 25 College football: South Carolina-Auburn 3,813,374 ESPN Sept. 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Sylvania 300 3,676,828 ESPN Sept. 4 College football: Oregon State-TCU 3,659,501 ESPN Sept. 23 College football: Miami-Pittsburgh 3,519,554 ESPN2 Sept. 11 College football: Georgia-South Carolina 3,490,269 ESPN Sept. 4 College football: Miami (Ohio)-Florida 3,381,969 ESPN Sept. 10 College football: West Virginia-Marshall 3,374,761 ESPN Sept. 6 SportsCenter 3,285,227 ESPN Sept. 18 College football: Iowa-Arizona 3,246,074 ESPN2 Sept. 11 College football: Oregon-Tennessee 3,125,324 ESPN Sept. 12 Sunday NFL Countdown 2,990,042 ESPN Sept. 20 Monday Night Countdown 2,987,347 ESPN Sept. 13 SportsCenter 2,963,356 ESPN Sept. 6 College Football Live 2,903,868
The rankings are based on Live + Same Day average audience estimates for all sports telecasts airing between July 26-Aug. 29, 2010, excluding those that were less than 15 minutes long. The rankings exclude professional wrestling and Ultimate Fighting (MMA) telecasts.Copyrighted data of The Nielsen Co. Reprinted with permission. Unauthorized reproduction and use strictly prohibited. Source: Nielsen Co.
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