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2009 vs. 2008, April Cable TV Network 18-49 Ratings: The N, Fox News Gainers; History Intl, Biography Losers

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April 29th, 2009

Readers interested in our weekly cable TV network ratings might also be interested in these 2009 over 2008 April average cable TV network comparisons for the important adults 18-49 demographic group.

For increase in Total Day 18-49 viewership, The N was the big winner with an increase from April, 2008 to April, 2009 of 64%. Several other Nickelodeon networks (Nicktoons, Noggin) were also big upward movers. For increase in Prime Time viewership, Fox News lead the pack, up 55% year over year. On the flipside, History International lost 34% of its Total Day demo audience and the Biography Channel lost 45% of its prime-time audience.


Prime-time Average Adults 18-49 (000, Live+SD)


  April, 2009 April, 2008 Change
Fox News 404 261 55%
Weather Channel 130 90 44%
FUSE 35 25 40%
Headline News 186 137 36%
SOAPnet 173 128 35%
Disney XD 81 61 33%
The N 53 41 29%
VH1 Classic 40 31 29%
Animal Planet 241 188 28%
Science Channel 83 65 28%
Noggin 163 127 28%
BET 372 299 24%
Golf Channel 67 54 24%
Travel Channel 229 186 23%
MSNBC 246 206 19%
truTV 552 463 19%
Discovery Health 117 100 17%
Lifetime Movie 245 213 15%
TV One 99 86 15%
Food Network 507 443 14%
FX 726 643 13%
Gr Amer Country 32 29 10%
NFL Network 43 39 10%
Disney Channel 486 451 8%
Nat Geo 196 181 8%
USA 1349 1249 8%
ESPNews 47 44 7%
G4 69 65 6%
VH1 634 603 5%
Nicktoons 61 59 3%
Cartoon Network 271 266 2%
TV Land 250 246 2%
Hallmark Channel 201 199 1%
A & E 612 611 0%
TBS Network 1034 1047 -1%
Home & Garden 417 427 -2%
Military Channel 43 44 -2%
ESPN2 309 320 -3%
History 508 529 -4%
Nick at Nite 602 624 -4%
Oxygen 208 220 -5%
Sci-Fi 559 596 -6%
WGN America 131 139 -6%
AMC 360 386 -7%
BRAVO 393 422 -7%
CNN 212 231 -8%
Discovery 701 758 -8%
Mun2 22 24 -8%
MTV 586 650 -10%
WE 122 136 -10%
Comedy Central 657 735 -11%
GSN 71 80 -11%
ABC Family 507 578 -12%
ESPN 730 841 -13%
Speed 110 127 -13%
CNBC 67 78 -14%
TLC 416 484 -14%
Country Music 187 219 -15%
Investigation DS 68 81 -16%
TNT 986 1173 -16%
E! 312 374 -17%
Galavision 86 104 -17%
Versus 190 230 -17%
TV Guide Network 85 106 -20%
Lifetime 471 595 -21%
BBC America 58 75 -23%
MTV2 68 90 -24%
Style 56 79 -29%
Spike TV 628 938 -33%
History Intl 58 92 -37%
ESPN Classic 17 29 -41%
BIO Channel 53 97 -45%

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Total Day Average Adults 18-49 (000, Live+SD)


  April, 2009 April, 2008 Change
The N 46 28 64%
Fox News 259 163 59%
FUSE 18 12 50%
Headline News 125 86 45%
Nicktoons 47 34 38%
Weather Channel 123 91 35%
SOAPnet 97 73 33%
Noggin 120 92 30%
Golf Channel 36 28 29%
CNN 166 136 22%
Animal Planet 142 117 21%
BET 213 177 20%
GSN 66 56 18%
Travel Channel 110 93 18%
Disney Channel 338 288 17%
Lifetime Movie 166 143 16%
VH1 Classic 22 19 16%
truTV 370 322 15%
TV One 66 58 14%
VH1 311 275 13%
Science Channel 47 42 12%
USA 646 581 11%
Disney XD 65 59 10%
MSNBC 131 119 10%
Gr Amer Country 24 22 9%
NFL Network 35 32 9%
Adult Swim 594 549 8%
Discovery Health 64 59 8%
WE 85 79 8%
BRAVO 205 192 7%
FX 406 381 7%
Mun2 16 15 7%
Nat Geo 116 108 7%
Food Network 305 287 6%
AMC 200 190 5%
TBS Network 560 535 5%
Cartoon Network 268 262 2%
CNBC 63 62 2%
Nick at Nite 696 680 2%
Home & Garden 240 238 1%
Nickelodeon 577 571 1%
E! 225 226 0%
A & E 362 367 -1%
ESPN2 155 158 -2%
History 326 331 -2%
Investigation DS 58 59 -2%
Oxygen 132 135 -2%
TV Guide Network 51 52 -2%
Country Music 116 119 -3%
TLC 233 239 -3%
ESPN 504 525 -4%
Military Channel 29 31 -6%
Comedy Central 379 406 -7%
MTV2 66 71 -7%
Versus 68 73 -7%
BBC America 32 35 -9%
Hallmark Channel 149 163 -9%
TNT 622 685 -9%
Sci-Fi 227 251 -10%
Speed 70 78 -10%
ABC Family 291 328 -11%
Galavision 56 63 -11%
Lifetime 362 409 -11%
Discovery 381 435 -12%
ESPNews 37 42 -12%
MTV 315 359 -12%
TV Land 183 208 -12%
WGN America 97 113 -14%
ESPN Classic 16 19 -16%
Spike TV 371 444 -16%
G4 47 57 -18%
Style 42 56 -25%
BIO Channel 39 59 -34%
History Intl 37 56 -34%
 
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