Top Cable Programs For July 11-17

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of July 11-17. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:

1. Women’s World Cup Soccer (Sunday, 1:55 p.m.), ESPN, 8.58 million homes, 13.46 million viewers.

2. The Closer” (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 5.29 million homes, 7.23 million viewers.

3. “Pawn Stars” (Monday, 10:30 p.m.), History, 5.09 million homes, 7.58 million viewers.

4. “Rizzoli & Isles” (Monday, 10 p.m.), TNT, 4.681 million homes, 6.38 million viewers.

5. Home Run Derby (Monday, 8:15 p.m.), ESPN, 4.679 million homes, 6.69 million viewers.

6. “American Restoration” (Monday, 10 p.m.), History, 4.43 million homes, 6.74 million viewers.

7. “American Pickers” (Monday, 9 p.m.), History, 4.20 million homes, 6.31 million viewers.

8. World Cup Live (Sunday, 5:34 p.m.), ESPN, 3.87 million homes, 5.93 million viewers.

9. “Burn Notice” (Thursday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.85 million homes, 5.39 million viewers.

10. “Royal Pains” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), USA, 3.67 million homes, 4.92 million viewers.

11. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Friday, 8 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.53 million homes, 5.76 million viewers.

12. Sprint Cup Racing/Loudon (Sunday, 12:59 p.m.), TNT, 3.31 million homes, 4.56 million viewers.

13. “SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 10 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 3.27 million homes, 4.66 million viewers.

14. “Suits” (Thursday, 10 p.m.), USA, 3.23 million homes, 4.38 million viewers.

15. “True Blood” (Sunday, 9:03 p.m.), HBO, 3.12 million homes, 5.10 million viewers.

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USA is owned by Comcast’s NBC Universal. TNT and HBO are owned by Time Warner Inc. Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom. ESPN is owned by the Walt Disney Co. History is owned by the A&E Television Networks.

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