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Weekly Top Cable Networks: TNT & Nickelodeon

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May 13th, 2008

NBA Playoffs Keep TNT #1 Primetime Cable Network

tnt.gifThe NBA Playoffs again boosted TNT to the top of the primetime Cable Network weekly ratings list for the week of May 5-11, 2008. Not even Indiana Jones could put USA back on top, but he sure came close.

In big Primetime moves, FX fell 6 places to #20, and CNN rose 8 places to #12.

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

In the big Total Day moves, CNN moved up 7 places to #16, and Comedy Channel fell 4 places to #23.

Top Cable Networks by Primetime Viewers:

Rank

Network

Average Viewers Live+SD (million)

Last Week

1

TNT

2.857

1

2

USA

2.839

2

3

Disney

1.818

3

4

Nick at Night

1.810

5

5

ESPN

1.773

7

6

Fox News

1.674

4

7

TBS

1.625

6

8

Lifetime

1.318

9

9

Cartoon Network

1.228

12

10

Discovery

1.225

8

11

A&E

1.199

13

12

CNN

1.129

20

13

Spike

1.115

10

14

SciFi

1.102

15

15

TruTV (was CourtTV)

1.087

18

16

Hallmark

1.066

11

17

History Channel

1.028

17

18

ABC Family

1.020

21

19

HGTV

0.999

19

20

FX

0.964

14

21

Comedy Channel

0.956

16

22

TLC

0.859

24

23

MTV

0.799

23

24

AMC

0.793

22

25

TV Land

0.791

26

26

MSNBC

0.728

28

27

Bravo

0.724

27

28

Versus

0.714

31

29

Food Network

0.713

25

30

VH1

0.601

30

31

ESPN2

0.533

 

 

E!

 

29

 

Top Cable Networks by Total Day Viewers:

Rank

Network

Average Viewers Live+SD (million)

Last Week

1

Nickelodeon

2.032

1

2

Nick at Night

1.550

2

3

USA

1.407

5

4

TNT

1.342

3

5

Disney

1.145

4

6

Adult Swim

0.997

6

7

Cartoon Network

0.936

7

8

Fox News

0.930

8

9

TBS

0.865

9

10

Lifetime

0.845

10

11

ESPN

0.841

11

12

A&E

0.725

12

13

Discovery

0.712

14

14

TruTV (was CourtTV)

0.686

15

15

Hallmark

0.665

13

16

CNN

0.626

23

17

History Channel

0.624

18

18

ABC Family

0.619

20

19

Spike

0.616

16

20

FX

0.591

17

21

TV Land

0.587

24

22

HGTV

0.562

21

23

Comedy Channel

0.519

19

24

MTV

0.517

26

25

Food Network

0.510

25

26

SciFi

0.491

27

27

AMC

0.471

22

28

MSNBC

0.407

30

29

TLC

0.405

28

30

Lifetime Movie

0.351

29

31

VH1

0.324

 

 

Bravo

 

31

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

 
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