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Weekly Top Cable Networks: ESPN & Nickelodeon

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June 4th, 2008

NBA Playoffs Boost ESPN & TNT To #1 & #2 Primetime Cable Networks

The NBA Playoffs continue to boost cable networks carrying them, and they put ESPN at #1 and TNT at #2 for prime-time average viewers with 3.073 million and 2.697 million viewers respectively for the week of May 26 - Jun 1, 2008.

As usual, Nickelodeon once again took the #1 spot for Total Day cable viewers with 2.275 million.

A & E Jumps into the top five in primetime and the top 10 Total Day due to success with the two part miniseries, The Andromeda Strain.

Top Cable Networks by Prime-time Viewers:

 


Rank Network Average Viewers Live+SD (million)
1 ESPN 3.073
2 TNT 2.697
3 USA 2.645
4 A&E 2.104
5 Disney 2.080
6 Nick at Nite 1.827
7 TBS 1.734
8 Lifetime 1.659
9 Fox News 1.530
10 Hallmark 1.500
11 Discovery 1.242
12 SPIKE 1.217
13 Cartoon 1.215
14 SCIFI 1.174
15 History 1.173
16 ABC Family 1.160
17 FX 1.139
18 HGTV 1.084
19 MTV 1.075
20 AMC 1.072

 

Top Cable Networks by Total Day Viewers:

 


Rank Network Average Viewers Live+SD (million)
1 Nickelodeon 2.275
2 Nick At Nite 1.596
3 Disney 1.415
4 TNT 1.364
5 USA 1.342
6 ESPN 1.067
7 Cartoon 1.036
8 Adult Swim 1.012
9 A&E 0.990
10 Lifetime 0.979
11 TBS 0.940
12 Fox News 0.861
13 Hallmark 0.788
14 Discovery 0.736
15 History 0.693
16 FX 0.682
17 TruTV 0.662
18 SPIKE 0.655
19 MTV 0.593
20 HGTV 0.589

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

 
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