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College Bowl Games Give ESPN Big Primetime Ratings Win

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January 5th, 2010

Fueled by a week of NCAA football bowl games, ESPN rolled over the cable network ratings competition for the week, more than doubling second place USA for primetime adults 18-49 and nearly doubling USA's primetime average viewership.

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

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of  December 28, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Network (000s)
ESPN 6,393
USA 3,323
DSNY 2,662
TNT 2,329
A&E 1,842
NAN 1,614
TBSC 1,599
FAM 1,585
FX 1,488
FOOD 1,480
HGTV 1,475
FOXN 1,401
TOON 1,334
HIST 1,320
TRU 1,317
SYFY 1,280
LIFE 1,179
DISC 1,148
AMC 1,121
HALL 1,100
SPK 1,090
LMN 1,022
TLC 1,014
EN 908
BET 884

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Adults 18-49 Primetime Average (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
ESPN 2,646
USA 1,262
TNT 1,043
TBSC 958
A&E 881
FX 783
FOOD 708
TRU 676
FAM 647
DSNY 638
DISC 635
HIST 611
EN 570
SPK 553
SYFY 543
HGTV 527
LIFE 501
AMC 485
MTV 484
TLC 455
CMDY 443
BET 440
VH1 420
NAN 414
BRAV 364

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,854
ESPN 2,274
DSNY 1,947
USA 1,900
NAN 1,705
TNT 1,410
TOON 1,263
ADSM 1,115
A&E 1,100
FOXN 976
TBSC 903
TRU 873
FX 862
HGTV 858
AMC 812
LIFE 809
DISC 799
FAM 766
FOOD 763
HIST 750
SPK 729
SYFY 700
HALL 686
LMN 654
NKJR 631

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

 
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