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Weekly Top Cable Networks: April 14-20

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April 22nd, 2008

Top Cable Networks Still USA & Nickelodeon

usa.gifUSA Network claimed the top spot in the primetime cable network average viewer ranking for the 16th straight week. The last time USA was not in the primetime weekly lead was December 24-30.

In the big Primetime moves, TruTV family fell 7 places to #21, and ABC Family rose 9 places to #12.

As usual, Nickelodeon once again took the #1 spot for Total Day cable viewers, but USA made a strong move into the second position with 3 of the top 5 cable shows for the week.

In the big Total Day moves, Fox News moved up 4 places to #8, and Lifetime moved down 4 places to #10.

Top Cable Networks by Primetime Viewers, April 14-20, 2008:

Rank

Network

Average Viewers Live+SD (million)

Last Week

1

USA

2.706

1

2

Disney

2.089

2

3

TNT

2.069

4

4

TBS

1.808

6

5

Nick at Night

1.665

8

6

Fox News

1.616

9

7

ESPN

1.561

7

8

Spike

1.415

3

9

Discovery

1.392

10

10

Lifetime

1.362

5

11

Cartoon Network

1.344

17

12

ABC Family

1.245

21

13

A&E

1.205

12

14

FX

1.204

15

15

Hallmark

1.162

11

16

SciFi

1.156

20

17

Comedy Channel

1.131

19

18

HGTV

1.124

13

19

History Channel

1.107

22

20

AMC

1.104

16

21

TruTV (was CourtTV)

1.079

14

22

CNN

0.969

24

23

MTV

0.948

26

24

VH1

0.928

18

25

Food Network

0.826

25

26

TLC

0.819

23

27

CMT

0.732

 

28

Bravo

0.675

27

29

TV Land

0.639

30

30

BET

0.546

28

31

MSNBC

0.545

31

 

ESPN2

 

29

 

Top Cable Networks by Total Day Viewers, April 14-20, 2008:

Rank

Network

Average Viewers Live+SD (million)

Last Week

1

Nickelodeon

2.045

1

2

USA

1.298

5

3

Nick at Night

1.289

2

4

Disney

1.229

3

5

TNT

1.165

4

6

Cartoon Network

0.967

7

7

Adult Swim

0.898

9

8

Fox News

0.893

12

9

TBS

0.878

8

10

Lifetime

0.847

6

11

ESPN

0.803

11

12

Discovery

0.772

13

13

A&E

0.739

16

14

Spike

0.721

10

15

TruTV (was CourtTV)

0.684

14

16

Hallmark

0.681

15

17

ABC Family

0.657

20

18

FX

0.653

18

19

History Channel

0.619

17

20

Comedy Channel

0.614

21

21

HGTV

0.607

19

22

Food Network

0.556

22

23

MTV

0.544

24

24

CNN

0.539

26

25

AMC

0.529

23

26

TV Land

0.506

25

27

SciFi

0.487

27

28

TLC

0.412

28

29

VH1

0.401

29

30

MSNBC

0.325

30

31

E!

0.324

 

 

BET

 

31

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

 
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