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Weekly Top Cable Networks: March 17-23, USA & Nickelodeon

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March 26th, 2008

New & Improved, Now With the Top 31 Cable Networks!

usa.gifWith Monday's WWE Raw episodes being the top 2 rated cable shows, USA Network claimed the top spot in the primetime cable network average viewer ranking for the 12th straight week. The last time USA was not in the primetime weekly lead was December 24-30.

In the big Primetime moves, ESPN fell 7 places to #19, and CNN fell 4 places to #24, while Nick at Nite rose 3 places to #3 and Spike rose 3 places to #7.

As usual, Nickelodeon once again took the #1 spot for Total Day cable viewers, its seemingly permanent position. SpongeBob had an off week though, only 8 of the top 20 shows.

In the big Total Day moves, ESPN fell 4 places to #15, and ABC Family fell 3 places to #19, while no network moved up more than a single place.

Now, our Cable Networks lists will have not just the top 20, but the top 31 networks ranked in order of average viewers in primetime and total day. Food Network fans, we've got you covered!

Top 31 Cable Networks by Primetime Viewers, March 17-23, 2008:

RANK NET Average Viewers Live+SD (million) Last Week
1 USA 2.814 1
2 Disney 2.504 2
3 Nick at Night 2.172 6
4 TBS 2.148 4
5 TNT 1.994 3
6 Fox News 1.808 5
7 Spike 1.445 10
8 A&E 1.408 8
9 Lifetime 1.389 7
10 History Channel 1.299 9
11 FX 1.231 11
12 ABC Family 1.211 13
13 TruTV (was CourtTV) 1.186 15
14 AMC 1.162  
15 SciFi 1.149 14
16 Comedy Channel 1.138 16
17 Discovery 1.128  
18 Cartoon Network 1.117 19
19 ESPN 1.097 12
20 Hallmark 1.089 17
21 MTV 1.078  
22 HGTV 0.967 18
23 TLC 0.920  
24 CNN 0.904 20
25 Food Network 0.763  
26 VH1 0.761  
27 BET 0.700  
28 MSNBC 0.662  
29 Bravo 0.638  
30 TV Land 0.619  
31 ESPN2 0.591  

 

Top 31 Cable Networks by Total Day Viewers, March 17-23, 2008:

RANK NET Average Viewers Live+SD (million) Last Week
1 Nickelodeon 2.296 1
2 Nick at Night 1.961 2
3 Disney 1.443 3
4 USA 1.279 4
5 TNT 1.172 5
6 TBS 1.041 6
7 Cartoon Network 1.001 8
8 Adult Swim 0.985 9
9 Fox News 0.960 7
10 Lifetime 0.869 10
11 A&E 0.822 12
12 TruTV (was CourtTV) 0.815 13
13 History Channel 0.756 14
14 FX 0.689 15
15 ESPN 0.683 11
16 Spike 0.681 17
17 Hallmark 0.678 18
18 Discovery 0.676  
19 ABC Family 0.636 16
20 AMC 0.591  
21 CNN 0.580 20
22 HGTV 0.577 19
23 MTV 0.568  
24 Food Network 0.559  
25 SciFi 0.557  
26 TV Land 0.557  
27 Comedy Channel 0.551  
28 TLC 0.418  
29 BET 0.396  
30 MSNBC 0.395  
31 VH1 0.390  

TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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