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Rankings for Basic Cable Networks

August 30, 2002

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Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 19-26. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

1. Auto Racing: Sharpie 600 Winston Cup (Saturday, 7:48 p.m.), TNT, 3.9, 4.13 million homes.

2. ``WWE Raw Zone″ (Monday, 10 p.m.), TNN, 3.3, 3.46 million homes.

3. ``WWE Raw″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNN, 3.1, 3.29 million homes.

4. Movie: ``The Secret Life of Zoey″ (Monday, 9 p.m.), Lifetime, 3.1, 3.28 million homes.

5. Movie: ``Sweet Dreams″ (Sunday, 4 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.7, 2.87 million homes.

6. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Sunday, 10:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.7, 2.86 million homes.

7. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Thursday, 5 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.6, 2.69 million homes.

8. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Sunday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.5, 2.66 million homes.

9. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.5, 2.66 million homes.

10. Movie: ``Cruel Justice″ (Sunday, 6 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.4, 2.58 million homes.

11. Little League World Series: Worcester, Ma. vs. Harlem, N.Y. (Thursday, 7 p.m.), ESPN, 2.4, 2.55 million homes.

12. ``Monk″ (Friday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.4, 2.54 million homes.

13. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Monday, 5 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.4, 2.52 million homes.

14. ``SpongeBob SquarePants″ (Monday, 4:30 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.4, 2.48 million homes.

15. ``Strong Medicine″ (Sunday, 9 p.m.), Lifetime, 2.3, 2.46 million homes.

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