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ESPN Wins Primetime Cable Ratings; But USA Closes The Gap

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December 15th, 2009

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ESPN still won the weekly primetime cable ratings for adults 18-49 and average viewership over second place USA, but it was a lot closer than last week. The lack of an ESPN Thursday night college football game reduced the margin substantially. USA was  #2 in both primetime adults 18-49 and average viewership lead by the two hours of WWE Raw and NCIS repeats.

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

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

Network (000s)
ESPN 3,308
USA 2,795
DSNY 2,351
FAM 2,171
TNT 2,138
HALL 2,127
FOXN 2,015
A&E 1,796
TBSC 1,753
NAN 1,662
FX 1,560
TOON 1,392
SYFY 1,272
DISC 1,265
LIFE 1,220
AMC 1,198
FOOD 1,160
TRU 1,146
HGTV 1,136
HIST 1,050
SPK 967
LMN 907
CMDY 906
TLC 906
BRAV 867

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Adults 18-49 Primetime Average (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
ESPN 1,632
USA 1,276
TBSC 1,067
FAM 976
TNT 919
FX 907
A&E 863
DISC 672
SYFY 619
FOOD 581
TRU 550
CMDY 547
DSNY 531
SPK 529
MTV 526
BRAV 519
EN 502
HIST 493
TLC 468
NAN 453
HGTV 437
HALL 413
LIFE 404
AMC 390
VH1 376

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,268
DSNY 1,570
USA 1,483
NAN 1,426
TNT 1,337
ESPN 1,283
FOXN 1,147
HALL 1,070
TOON 1,064
ADSM 1,060
FAM 1,002
A&E 919
TBSC 898
FX 807
LIFE 776
TRU 739
DISC 728
FOOD 720
HIST 678
SPK 657
HGTV 635
AMC 619
SYFY 576
NKJR 569
TVLD 546

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

 
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