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Monday Night Football Keeps ESPN On Top Week's Cable Primetime

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October 6th, 2009

In the pattern typical during the NFL season with no baseball playoffs,  ESPN maintained its lock on cable primetime for the week of September 28 - October 4. It was first in both average viewership and average adults 18-49 again by wide margins. In second place in prime time viewership was "Suite Life" boosted Disney, while second in adults 18-49 was USA.

Nickelodeon, of course, took the #1 spot for Total Day cable viewers, as it typically does.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of September 28 - October 4, 2009

Network (000s)
ESPN 3,489
DSNY 2,839
USA 2,467
FOXN 2,209
NAN 1,754
TBSC 1,628
TNT 1,456
A&E 1,361
SYFY 1,337
TOON 1,247
SPK 1,223
FX 1,126
HGTV 1,101
FOOD 1,088
LIFE 1,056
FAM 1,013
TRU 993
TLC 969
HIST 929
DISC 885
ESP2 862
CMDY 845
HALL 836
AMC 770
CNN 711

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Adults 18-49 Primetime Average (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
ESPN 1,800
USA 1,154
TBSC 965
SPK 744
DSNY 694
FX 663
SYFY 661
A&E 627
TNT 578
CMDY 547
TLC 538
FOOD 537
NAN 506
LIFE 498
TRU 492
FAM 451
DISC 450
MTV 421
HIST 420
BRAV 417
HGTV 406
VH1 393
BET 386
ESP2 369
EN 351

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,005
DSNY 1,686
NAN 1,383
FOXN 1,252
USA 1,249
ESPN 1,243
TNT 1,067
ADSM 1,043
TOON 961
TBSC 870
A&E 778
LIFE 698
SPK 691
TRU 682
FOOD 667
FX 638
HGTV 627
DISC 595
HIST 586
SYFY 564
HALL 543
FAM 519
CNN 504
TVLD 499
NKJR 495

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

 
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