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ESPN Tops Both Primetime Viewership And Adults 18-49

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December 1st, 2009

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For the first time in weeks, ESPN topped both the primetime weekly cable ratings for adults 18-49 and for average viewership primarily on the strength of Monday Night Football, but they also had two (Thursday & Saturday) night college football games instead of the typical one. USA, always strong, sports or not, was #2 in both lists.

Nickelodeon remains, as always, on the top of the total day average viewership.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of  November 23-29, 2009

Network (000s)
ESPN 3,661
USA 3,071
DSNY 2,702
NAN 1,931
TBSC 1,868
TNT 1,722
A&E 1,712
FOXN 1,701
FAM 1,662
HALL 1,492
TOON 1,358
FX 1,343
SYFY 1,315
DISC 1,249
ESP2 1,240
TLC 1,176
BET 1,125
FOOD 1,103
TRU 1,093
LIFE 1,074
HGTV 1,072
HIST 1,058
AMC 1,024
SPK 1,012
NFLN 932

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Adults 18-49 Primetime Average (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
ESPN 1,709
USA 1,310
TBSC 1,037
NFLN 473
TNT 799
A&E 746
FX 730
DSNY 717
DISC 687
TLC 625
BET 604
FAM 617
SYFY 589
SPK 533
TRU 525
FOOD 523
CMDY 495
ESP2 479
NAN 479
HIST 448
AMC 428
VH1 405
HGTV 391
LIFE 387
EN 337

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,495
NAN 1,884
DSNY 1,775
USA 1,507
ESPN 1,357
TOON 1,277
TNT 1,248
ADSM 1,054
FOXN 1,046
A&E 988
TBSC 939
HALL 873
FAM 841
FX 826
DISC 798
LIFE 753
TRU 751
FOOD 721
SPK 708
HGTV 694
SYFY 651
AMC 637
HIST 633
TLC 579
BET 558

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

 
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