Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 15-21. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

1. ``WWF Entertainment'' (Monday, 10 p.m.), TNN, 3.3, 3.47 million homes.

2. ``WWF Entertainment'' (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNN, 3.2, 3.41 million homes.

3. ``Concert for New York City'' (Saturday, 6:59 p.m.), VH1, 2.9, 3.01 million homes.

4. NFL Football: Buffalo at Jacksonville (Thursday, 8:28 p.m.), ESPN, 2.8, 2.91 million homes.

5. ``Strong Medicine'' (Sunday, 8 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.3, 2.46 million homes.

6. ``SpongeBob SquarePants'' (Saturday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.3, 2.42 million homes.

7. ``Dragon Ball'' (Tuesday, 6 p.m.), Cartoon, 2.3, 2.42 million homes.

8. Movie: ``A Time to Heal'' (Sunday, 4 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.2, 2.36 million homes.

9. Movie: ``Bastard Out of Carolina'' (Sunday, 6 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.2, 2.35 million homes.

10. ``Dragon Ball'' (Thursday, 6 p.m.), Cartoon, 2.2, 2.35 million homes.

11. ``SpongeBob SquarePants'' (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.2, 2.34 million homes.

12. Movie: ``A Promise to Carolyn'' (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.2, 2.33 million homes.

13. ``Dragon Ball'' (Monday, 6 p.m.), Cartoon, 2.2, 2.27 million homes.

14. Movie: ``Wolf Girl'' (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), USA, 2.1, 2.25 million homes.

15. ``Hey Arnold'' (Monday, 7 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.1, 2.25 million homes.