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NFL, College Football = Weekly Cable Ratings Win For ESPN

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October 20th, 2009

ESPN's Monday Night Football

The combination of Monday Night Football and a College football game on Saturday night, put ESPN ahead of TBS in the prime time cable ratings for the week of October 12-18, 2009.

The baseball playoffs may have moved to The League championship series, but they're still keeping TBS at #2.  TBS is hoping the baseball gods have Dodgers/Phillies series go 7 games for the maximum ratings benefits, but with the Phillies up 3-1 they're only guaranteed one more game.

And the natural order of the universe has been restored. Nickelodeon, pushed out of the top spot (by TBS) for the top total day average viewership for the first time I can remember last week is back on top.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of  October 12-18, 2009

Network (000s)
ESPN 3,767
TBSC 2,994
DSNY 2,962
USA 2,868
FOXN 2,098
NAN 1,748
TNT 1,586
A&E 1,442
SYFY 1,422
FX 1,364
TOON 1,281
DISC 1,199
HGTV 1,147
TLC 1,116
TRU 1,063
SPK 1,055
FOOD 1,054
CMDY 1,038
FAM 1,015
AMC 955
ESP2 954
HIST 936
VH1 847
LIFE 841
BET 803

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Adults 18-49 Primetime Average (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
ESPN 1,834
TBSC 1,415
USA 1,132
FX 779
SYFY 728
DSNY 691
TNT 664
DISC 628
CMDY 627
A&E 618
VH1 571
SPK 567
TLC 558
FOOD 516
TRU 503
BRAV 500
NAN 490
BET 479
EN 476
FAM 451
LIFE 435
HGTV 424
MTV 421
ESP2 412
AMC 372

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,161
DSNY 1,774
NAN 1,380
USA 1,350
ESPN 1,290
TBSC 1,257
FOXN 1,255
TOON 1,132
TNT 1,100
ADSM 1,028
A&E 840
TRU 753
FX 749
FOOD 697
DISC 696
SPK 668
HGTV 650
HIST 633
SYFY 602
LIFE 590
NKJR 557
CMDY 553
TVLD 536
AMC 533
FAM 529

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

 
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