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Following are the top 25 basic cable programs for the week of June 12-18, 2000, ranked by rating. Cable rating is coverage area rating within each basic cable network's universe; U.S. rating is of 100.8 million TV households. Sources: Nielsen Media Research, Turner Entertainment.


CABLES TOP 25

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

1

WWF Entertainment

USA

Mon

10:00P

68

7.3

5.7

5679

11.9

2

WWF Entertainment

USA

Mon

9:00P

60

6.3

4.9

4900

9.5

3

Real World IX

MTV

Tue

10:00P

60

4.0

3.0

2986

6.4

4

m/ 'Conspiracy Theory'

TBS

Sun

8:01P

169

3.3

2.6

2608

5.7

5

Rugrats

NICK

Sun

9:30A

30

3.2

2.5

2491

10.5

5

WCW Monday Nitro Live!

TNT

Mon

8:00P

60

3.2

2.5

2476

5.3

7

m/ 'Deadlocked'

TNT

Sun

8:00P

120

3.1

2.4

2399

5.1

8

Golf: U.S. Open

ESPN

Fri

4:58P

384

3.0

2.4

2381

6.5

8

Hey Arnold

NICK

Wed

8:00P

30

3.0

2.4

2357

5.2

8

m/ 'Time Share'

FAM

Sun

8:00P

120

3.0

2.4

2337

5.0

11

WCW Monday Nitro Live!

TNT

Mon

9:00P

72

2.8

2.4

2202

4.3

11

Hey Arnold

NICK

Wed

8:30P

30

2.8

2.2

2199

4.6

11

Rugrats

NICK

Sat

9:30A

30

2.8

2.2

2184

9.6

11

Flintstones

TOON

Tue

10:00P

30

2.8

2.2

1774

4.3

15

WCW Thunder

TBS

Wed

10:12P

56

2.7

1.8

2122

4.4

15

Rugrats

NICK

Wed

7:30P

30

2.7

2.1

2121

5.1

15

m/ 'The Gift of Love'

LIF

Sun

1:30P

120

2.7

2.1

2050

7.0

18

WWF Sunday Night Heat

USA

Sun

7:00P

60

2.6

2.1

2069

5.1

18

m/ 'Godfather Saga Seg 2'

USA

Sat

4:00P

180

2.6

2.1

2032

6.4

18

Rugrats

NICK

Sun

9:00A

30

2.6

2.0

2018

9.1

18

m/ 'Deadly Family Secrets'

LIF

Mon

9:00P

120

2.6

2.0

1994

4.1

22

Rugrats

NICK

Mon

7:30P

30

2.5

2.0

1967

4.6

22

Spongebob

NICK

Sun

10:00A

30

2.5

2.0

1965

8.0

22

Rugrats

NICK

Tue

7:30P

30

2.5

2.0

1940

4.6

22

m/ 'Deadly Matrimony, Part II'

LIF

Sat

8:00P

120

2.5

2.0

1939

5.0

22

Wild Thornberrys

NICK

Wed

3:30P

30

2.5

2.0

1937

7.4

22

Hey Arnold

NICK

Wed

7:00P

30

2.5

1.9

1933

4.9

22

Rugrats

NICK

Thu

7:30P

30

2.5

1.9

1930

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