Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 8-14. Each ratings point represents 1,008,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

1. ``WWF Entertainment'' (Monday, 10 p.m.), USA, 4.9, 4.99 million homes.

2. ``WWF Entertainment'' (Monday, 9 p.m.), USA, 4.6, 4.65 million homes.

3. ``Hey, Arnold!'' (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.7, 2.71 million homes.

4. ``Rugrats'' (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.7, 2.69 million homes.

5. ``Rugrats'' (Thursday, 8 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.6, 2.60 million homes.

6. NBA Playoffs _ Lakers vs. Suns (Friday, 11:15 p.m.), TNT, 2.6, 2.58 million homes.

7. ``Rugrats'' (Sunday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.4, 2.45 million homes.

8. ``Rugrats'' (Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.4, 2.38 million homes.

9. NBA Playoffs _ Heat vs. Knicks (Tuesday, 7:58 p.m.), TNT, 2.3, 2.36 million homes.

10. ``Rugrats'' (Saturday, 9 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.3, 2.35 million homes.

11. NBA Playoffs _ Lakers vs. Suns (Wednesday, 10:37 p.m.), TNT, 2.3, 2.288 million homes.

12. ``Rugrats'' (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.3, 2.286 million homes.

13. ``WCW Monday Nitro Live!'' (Monday, 8 p.m.), TNT, 2.3, 2.279 million homes.

14. ``WWF Sunday Night Heat'' (Sunday, 7 p.m.), USA, 2.2, 2.24 million homes.

15. ``Rugrats'' (Sunday, 9 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.2, 2.22 million homes.