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Ratings for Basic Cable Networks

August 3, 2005

Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 25-31. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

1. ``The Closer″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.5, 3.88 million homes.

2. ``WWE Raw Zone″ (Monday, 10 p.m.), Spike, 3.2, 3.48 million homes.

3. Movie: ``The Dive From Clausen’s Pier″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), Lifetime, 3.1, 3.35 million homes.

4. ``Monk″ (Friday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.0, 3.33 million homes.

5. ``WWE Raw″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), Spike, 2.9, 3.2 million homes.

6. ``That’s So Raven″ (Friday, 8 p.m.), Disney, 2.9, 3.13 million homes.

7. ``Family Guy″ (Thursday, 11:30 p.m.), Cartoon, 2.7, 2.95 million homes.

8. ``Laguna Beach″ (Monday, 10 p.m.), MTV, 2.6, 2.86 million homes.

9. ``Law & Order″ (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 2.6, 2.82 million homes.

10. ``Beach Girls″ (Sunday, 8 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.6, 2.81 million homes.

11. ``Over There″ (Wednesday, 10 p.m.), FX, 2.6, 2.81 million homes.

12. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Friday, 1:30 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.5, 2.75 million homes.

13. ``Family Guy″ (Sunday, 11 p.m.), Cartoon, 2.5, 2.73 million homes.

14. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Friday, 12:30 p.m., Nickelodeon, 2.5, 2.72 million homes.

15. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.5, 2.7 million homes.

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