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Corrected: Monday Night Football, College Football Keep ESPN On Top Week's Primetime Cable Ratings

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September 29th, 2009

ESPN's Monday Night Football

On the strength of 2 hours of WWE Raw and Monk in the top 5 cable shows for the week, USA again climbed into the drivers seat for primetime cable average viewership and adults 18-49 for the week ending September 27, 2009. Even with Monday Night Football and a Thursday College Football game ESPN couldn't keep its spot at the top of the primetime cable ratings and fell to 4th in viewership and second in adults 18-49.

Edit: In the original version of this weekly cable networks ratings post, I used the quarterly ratings (for the 3rd quarter) by mistake instead of the weekly ratings for September 21-27, 2009. I promise those are the weekly numbers below.

When you look at the *correct* data, ESPN's two nights of football *were* enough to keep it atop the cable primetime viewership and adults 18-49 ratings for the week.

Nickelodeon, as usual, took the #1 spot for Total Day cable viewers with Disney Channel at #2 for the week.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of  September 21-27, 2009

Network (000s)
ESPN 3,587
USA 2,807
DSNY 2,609
FOXN 2,194
NAN 1,589
TBSC 1,457
A&E 1,415
TNT 1,362
TOON 1,266
FX 1,233
HGTV 1,130
FAM 1,130
HIST 1,119
SYFY 1,103
LIFE 1,036
TRU 1,005
FOOD 959
SPK 952
DISC 903
AMC 900
CMDY 888
TLC 880
BRAV 871
HALL 825
ESP2 759

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Adults 18-49 Primetime Average (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
ESPN 1,778
USA 1,045
TBSC 912
FX 737
A&E 648
TNT 640
DSNY 581
CMDY 581
SYFY 565
BRAV 541
HIST 540
SPK 528
FAM 497
DISC 493
TRU 488
LIFE 481
FOOD 475
MTV 475
NAN 474
TLC 443
HGTV 434
AMC 410
VH1 392
FOXN 367
EN 353

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 1,916
DSNY 1,535
USA 1,372
ESPN 1,332
NAN 1,303
FOXN 1,281
ADSM 1,062
TNT 1,020
TOON 957
TBSC 803
A&E 793
TRU 682
HIST 670
LIFE 652
FOOD 647
FX 632
SPK 632
HGTV 613
FAM 607
DISC 578
HALL 544
TVLD 540
SYFY 522
AMC 514
CNN 512

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