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Rankings for the top 15 programs on basi

July 24, 1997

Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 14-20. Each ratings point represents 970,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are included in parentheses.

1. ``Pennsylvania 500″ (Sunday, 1:05 p.m.), TBS, 3.5, 3.38 million homes.

2. ``Rough Riders, Part 1″ (Sunday, 8 p.m.), TNT, 3.1, 2.99 million homes.

3. ``Our Mother’s Murder″ (Wednesday, 8:59 p.m.), USA, 2.8, 2.75 million homes.

4. ``World Championship Wrestling (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 2.8, 2.74 million homes.

5. ``WWF Special″ (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.7, 2.66 million homes.

6. ``Rugrats″ (Monday, 7:30 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.6, 2.55 million homes.

7. ``World Championship Wrestling″ (Monday, 7:55 p.m.), TNT, 2.4, 2.29 million homes.

8. ``The Busy World of R. Scarry″ (Monday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.4, 2.29 million homes.

9. ``Rugrats″ (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.), 2.3, 2.27 million homes.

10. ``Silence of the Lambs″ (Saturday, 10 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.3, 2.2 million homes.

11. ``The Busy World of R. Scarry″ (Friday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.2, 2.17 million homes.

12. ``Silence of the Lambs″ (Sunday, 7:30 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.2, 2.17 million homes.

13. ``Figure it Out″ (Wednesday, 6 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.2, 2.16 million homes.

14. ``Larry King Live″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), CNN, 2.2, 2.16 million homes.

15. ``Hey Arnold″ (Sunday, 11 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.2, 2.13 million homes.