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Top 20 PROGRAMS

8/27/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern

Following are the top 25 Basic Cable programs for the week of Aug. 14-20, 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.


Top 20 PROGRAMS

Rank Program Network Day Time Duration Ratings Cable Ratings U.S. s (000) Cable Share

1

WWF Entertainment

USA

Mon

10:00P

66

6.5

5.1

5103

10.7

2

WWF Entertainment

USA

Mon

9:00P

60

5.2

4.1

4112

8.0

3

NASCAR/Pepsi 400

ESPN

Sun

1:00P

196

4.1

3.2

3186

10.3

4

m/ 'High Noon'

TBS

Sun

8:00P

120

3.9

3.1

3106

6.4

5

Rugrats

NICK

Mon

3:30P

30

3.4

2.7

2650

9.7

6

Rugrats

NICK

Mon

4:00P

30

3.2

2.5

2491

9.0

7

Rugrats

NICK

Mon

3:00P

30

3.0

2.4

2355

9.3

8

m/ 'The Shawshank Redemption'

TBS

Sat

8:05P

181

2.9

2.3

2276

5.6

8

Rugrats

NICK

Mon

2:30P

30

2.9

2.3

2238

8.9

8

Rugrats

NICK

Mon

4:30P

30

2.9

2.2

2233

7.5

8

m/ 'Fools Rush In'

LIF

Thu

9:00P

120

2.9

2.2

2232

4.8

12

m/ 'The Hunt For Red October'

TBS

Sun

2:00P

180

2.8

2.2

2233

6.8

12

Rugrats

NICK

Sun

9:30A

30

2.8

2.2

2217

9.5

14

NFL/Cardinals/Vikings

ESPN

Fri

8:29P

193

2.7

2.2

2139

5.1

14

Rugrats

NICK

Sat

9:30A

30

2.7

2.1

2128

9.4

14

m/ 'Steel Magnolias'

TBS

Sat

2:34P

155

2.7

2.1

2121

7.4

14

WCW Monday Nitro Live!

TNT

Mon

8:00P

60

2.7

2.1

2112

4.4

14

WWF Sunday Night Heat

USA

Sun

7:00P

60

2.7

2.1

2095

4.8

14

Rugrats

NICK

Thu

7:30P

30

2.7

2.1

2095

5.1

14

Spongebob

NICK

Sun

10:00A

30

2.7

2.1

2072

8.4

14

RealWorld IX

MTV

Tue

10:00P

30

2.7

2.0

2033

4.4

14

Dexter's Laboratory

TOON

Wed

9:00P

30

2.7

1.8

1749

4.3

14

Tom & Jerry

TOON

Thu

9:30P

30

2.7

1.7

1720

4.2
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