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Cables Top 20

9/10/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern

Following are the top 20 Basic Cable programs for the week of Aug. 28 through Sept. 3 ranked by ratings. Cable rating is coverage area rating within each basic cable network's universe. U.S. rating is of 100.6 million TV households. Sources: Nielsen Media Research, Turner Entertainment.


Cable's Top 20

Rank Program Network Day Time Duration Rating Cable Rating U.S. HHs (000) Cable Share

1

NFL Tenessee at Buffalo

ESPN

Sun

8:28P

203

8.3

6.6

6546

14.6

2

WWF Entertainment

USA

Mon

12:00A

66

5.0

3.9

3918

14.1

3

WWF Entertainment

USA

Mon

11:00P

60

4.9

3.8

3817

9.5

4

NFL Primetime

ESPN

Sun

7:30P

58

4.1

3.3

3257

8.0

5

WCW Monday Nitro Live

TNT

Mon

9P-10P

60

4.0

3.1

3112

6.0

6

Rugrats

NICK

Sun

9:30A

30

3.8

3.0

2997

11.9

6

NFL Sportscenter

ESPN

Sun

11:51P

60

3.6

2.8

2790

8.6

7

Rugrats

NICK

Sat

9:30A

30

3.6

2.8

2782

11.7

8

M/ 'Custody of the Heart'

LIF

Mon

9:00P

120

3.5

2.7

2690

5.5

8

Rugrats

NICK

Sun

9:00A

30

3.2

2.5

2530

11.0

10

Spongebob

NICK

Sat

10:00A

30

3.2

2.5

2475

10.1

10

WCW Monday Nitro Live

TNT

Mon

8:00P

60

3.1

2.4

2408

4.9

10

Rugrats

NICK

Sat

9:00A

30

3.1

2.4

2383

10.4

13

M/ 'Star Wars'

TBS

Sun

8:00P

165

3.0

2.4

2389

5.2

13

Spongebob

NICK

Sun

10:00A

30

2.9

2.3

2263

8.8

13

Rugrats

NICK

Tues

7:30P

30

2.9

2.3

2257

5.1

13

Rugrats

NICK

Mon

4:30P

30

2.9

2.3

2240

7.7

13

M/ 'Abduction of Innocence'

LIF

Sun

4:00P

120

2.9

2.2

2228

6.3

13

Dexter's Laboratory

TOON

Mon

9:00P

30

2.9

1.9

1854

4.3

19

NASCAR/Southern 500

ESPN

Sun

1:00P

236

2.8

2.2

2209

6.4

19

Spongebob

NICK

Sun

10:30A

30

2.8

2.2

2186

8.3

19

NCAA Football/so. Miss./Tenn

ESPN

Sat

7:30P

193

2.8

2.2

2180

5.5

19

M/"Into the Arms of Danger"

LIF

Sat

4:00P

120

2.8

2.2

2140

6.8

19

M/"Presumed Innocent"

LIF

Wed

9:00P

150

2.8

2.1

2132

4.6
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