Sopranos’ takes top cable rankings spot

Associated
Press

Rankings
for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research
for the week of May 14-20. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

1.
“The Sopranos” (Sunday, 9:05 p.m.), HBO, 4.76 million homes, 7.34
million viewers.

2. NBA
Playoffs:

San Antonio vs.

Phoenix (Wednesday, 10:38 p.m.), TNT, 3.73
million homes, 4.96 million viewers.

3. NBA
Playoffs:

Phoenix vs.

San Antonio (Friday, 9:44 p.m.), ESPN, 3.54
million homes, 4.53 million viewers.

4.
“WWE Raw” (Monday, 10 p.m.),

USA, 3.45 million homes, 4.71
million viewers.

5. NBA
Playoffs:

Phoenix vs.

San Antonio (Monday, 10:01 p.m.), TNT, 3.36
million homes, 4.27 million viewers.

6. NBA
Playoffs:

Golden

State
vs.

Utah
(Tuesday, 10:36 p.m.), TNT, 3.27 million homes, 4.39 million viewers.

7.
“WWE Raw” (Monday, 9 p.m.),

USA, 3.25 million homes, 4.45
million viewers.

8.
“SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.96
million homes, 3.96 million viewers.

9.
“SpongeBob SquarePants” (Saturday, 9 a.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.755
million homes, 3.51 million viewers.

10. NBA
Playoffs:

Detroit vs.

Chicago (Thursday, 8:05 p.m.), ESPN, 2.753
million homes, 3.45 million viewers.

11.
“Hannah Montana” (Friday, 8 p.m.), Disney, 2.74 million homes, 3.76
million viewers.

12.
“Drake & Josh” (Thursday, 5:30 p.m.), Nickelodeon, 2.7 million
homes, 3.31 million viewers.

13. Baseball:
N.Y. Yankees vs. N.Y. Mets (Sunday, 8 p.m.), ESPN, 2.69 million homes, 3.55
million viewers.

14. Movie:

Sweet Home

Alabama”
(Saturday, 8:30 p.m.),

USA,
2.61 million homes, 3.57 million viewers.

15. Auto
Racing: Nextel Cup (Saturday, 7 p.m.), Speed, 2.55 million homes, 3.78 million
viewers.