Originally created 09/10/04

Ratings for basic cable networks



Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5. Each ratings point represents 1,084,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

1. Republican Convention: Bush Speech (Thursday, 10:07 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 4.3, 4.73 million homes.

2. Republican Convention (Thursday, 9:57 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 4.0, 4.33 million homes.

3. Republican Convention: Cheney Speech (Wednesday, 10:22 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.8, 4.2 million homes.

4. Republican Convention: Bush Daughters (Tuesday, 10:25 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.7, 4 million homes.

5. Republican Convention: Miller Speech (Wednesday, 10:02 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.6, 3.91 million homes.

6. Republican Convention: Laura Bush Speech (Tuesday, 10:34 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.5, 3.81 million homes.

7. Republican Convention: Schwarzenegger Speech (Tuesday, 10 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.4, 3.75 million homes.

8. Republican Convention (Thursday, 11:12 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.3, 3.6 million homes.

9. "Law & Order" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.3, 3.59 million homes.

10. "Law & Order" (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.1, 3.42 million homes.

11. Republican Convention: Pataki Speech (Thursday, 9:38 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.1, 3.36 million homes.

12. Republican Convention: Giuliani Speech (Monday, 10:41 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.0, 3.32 million homes.

13. Republican Convention (Wednesday, 10:57 p.m.), Fox News Channel, 3.0, 3.3 million homes.

14. "Law & Order" (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.0, 3.28 million homes.

15. Republican Convention (Monday, 10:27), Fox News Channel, 2.9, 3.2 million homes.