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History 9/11 Special Tops Cable Ratings

September 12, 2008 3:22 PM

Viewers opted to reflect on Sept. 11, 2001, as History “Time Machine” documentary special on 9/11 topped ratings in cable yesterday.

Pulling in a 2.0 rating/6 share in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic “Machine” ranking number one on cable in the demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. It also earned No. 1 in total viewers with 5.2 million.

On USA, “Burn Notice” took the No. 2 spot for the night, returning after nearly a month off to solid numbers (1.7/5). Compared to its last showing on Aug. 22, “Notice” increased its rating 31%. The episode ranked as the series’ second-highest installment ever.

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