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College Football Keeps ESPN On Top Week's Primetime Cable Viewership

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September 15th, 2009

With 2 college football games in the top 3 cable primetime shows for the week ESPN easily kept its perch on top the  average prime-time cable network viewership for the week of September 7-13, 2009. In second place was non-sports season leader USA. Fox News moved ahead of Disney for third place.

In primetime adults 18-49 ESPN's maintained a substantial lead over second place USA.

Nickelodeon, as usual, took the #1 spot for Total Day cable viewers with Disney Channel back at #2 for the week, with USA a surprisingly strong third.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of  September 7-13, 2009

Network (000s)
ESPN 3,896
USA 3,275
FOXN 2,622
DSNY 2,362
TNT 2,076
ESP2 1,951
NAN 1,666
TOON 1,662
MTV 1,634
A&E 1,593
FX 1,582
TBSC 1,580
HGTV 1,515
HIST 1,480
SYFY 1,331
LIFE 1,235
FAM 1,204
FOOD 1,147
HALL 1,049
DISC 1,102
TLC 995
MSNB 960
AMC 949
TRU 918
CMDY 902

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Adults 18-49 Primetime Average (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
ESPN 1,865
USA 1,254
MTV 1,093
TBSC 987
TNT 947
FX 898
ESP2 739
A&E 738
HIST 716
DISC 604
SYFY 587
FAM 580
LIFE 569
HGTV 565
BRAV 561
FOOD 557
TLC 531
NAN 524
CMDY 523
DSNY 511
FOXN 487
TRU 445
SPK 444
VH1 422
AMC 390

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,160
DSNY 1,556
USA 1,519
ESPN 1,465
FOXN 1,381
NAN 1,314
TNT 1,219
TOON 1,174
ADSM 1,098
A&E 852
TBSC 843
HIST 814
FX 803
LIFE 724
HGTV 717
FOOD 704
TRU 696
ESP2 680
DISC 671
MTV 665
HALL 604
NOGG 463
FAM 591
TVLD 580
SYFY 578

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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