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Weekly Top Cable Networks: April 21-27

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April 29th, 2008

Top Cable Nets Continue USA & Nickelodeon

usa.gifUSA Network claimed the top spot in the primetime cable network average viewer ranking for the 17th straight week. The last time USA was not in the primetime weekly lead was December 24-30.

In the big Primetime moves, Spike fell 7 places to #15, and Hallmark rose 4 places to #11.

As usual, Nickelodeon once again took the #1 spot for Total Day cable viewers.

In the big Total Day moves, ESPN moved up 5 places to #6, and USA fell 3 places to #5.

Top Cable Networks by Primetime Viewers, April 21-27, 2008:

Rank

Network

Average Viewers Live+SD (million)

Last Week

1

USA

2.745

1

2

TNT

2.734

3

3

Disney

2.024

2

4

TBS

1.828

4

5

Fox News

1.724

6

6

Nick at Night

1.705

5

7

ESPN

1.614

7

8

Discovery

1.350

9

9

Lifetime

1.346

10

10

A&E

1.190

13

11

Hallmark

1.185

15

12

Cartoon Network

1.175

11

13

Comedy Channel

1.174

17

14

FX

1.147

14

15

Spike

1.142

8

16

ABC Family

1.137

12

17

SciFi

1.131

16

18

CNN

1.130

22

19

HGTV

1.078

18

20

TruTV (was CourtTV)

1.046

21

21

History Channel

1.006

19

22

AMC

0.964

20

23

MTV

0.937

23

24

Food Network

0.863

25

25

TLC

0.818

26

26

MSNBC

0.710

31

27

VH1

0.700

24

28

TV Land

0.658

29

29

ESPN2

0.644

 

30

Bravo

0.634

28

31

Lifetime Movie

0.595

 

 

CMT

 

27

 

BET

 

30

 

Top Cable Networks by Total Day Viewers, April 7-13, 2008:

Rank

Network

Average Viewers Live+SD (million)

Last Week

1

Nickelodeon

2.088

1

2

Nick at Night

1.512

3

3

TNT

1.447

5

4

Disney

1.214

4

5

USA

1.188

2

6

ESPN

1.058

11

7

Adult Swim

1.031

7

8

Cartoon Network

1.005

6

9

Fox News

0.921

8

10

TBS

0.916

9

11

Lifetime

0.880

10

12

Hallmark

0.749

16

13

A&E

0.733

13

14

Discovery

0.715

12

15

TruTV (was CourtTV)

0.696

15

16

ABC Family

0.669

17

17

Spike

0.649

14

18

History Channel

0.622

19

19

FX

0.608

18

20

Comedy Channel

0.605

20

21

MTV

0.603

23

22

Food Network

0.585

22

23

HGTV

0.584

21

24

CNN

0.558

24

25

TV Land

0.531

26

26

SciFi

0.511

27

27

AMC

0.508

25

28

TLC

0.401

28

29

MSNBC

0.370

30

30

VH1

0.365

29

31

Lifetime Movie

0.351

 

 

E!

 

31

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

 
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