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Cable TV Nielsen Rankings

Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 17-23. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses.

1. "Bush Address to Congress" (Thursday, 9:04 p.m.), CNN, 5.7, 6.06 million homes.

2. "Bush Address Analysis" (Thursday, 9:41 p.m.), CNN, 5.7, 5.96 million homes.

3. "Congress Responds to Bush" (Thursday, 9:47 p.m.), CNN, 5.2, 5.5 million homes.

4. NFL Football: Denver at Arizona (Sunday, 8:28 p.m.), ESPN, 5.0, 5.29 million homes.

5. "Bush Address Analysis" (Thursday, 9:53 p.m.), CNN, 4.9, 5.17 million homes.

6. "WWF Entertainment" (Monday, 9:57 p.m.), TNN, 3.8, 4.06 million homes.

7. "WWF Entertainment" (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNN, 3.8, 3.96 million homes.

8. "The Point" (Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), CNN, 3.3, 3.44 million homes.

9. "Larry King Live" (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), CNN, 3.3, 3.43 million homes.

10. "Larry King Live" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), CNN, 2.9, 3.03 million homes.

11. "NFL Prime Time" (Sunday, 7:30 p.m.), ESPN, 2.8, 2.97 million homes.

12. "Bush Address to Congress" (Thursday, 9 p.m.), Fox News, 2.8, 2.94 million homes.

13. "Larry King Live" (Thursday, 10 p.m.), CNN, 2.7, 2.87 million homes.

14. Movie: "Six Days, Seven Nights" (Monday, 9:01 p.m.), USA, 2.7, 2.85 million homes.

15. "Behind the Terror" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), Discovery, 2.7, 2.84 million homes.

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