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Football = ESPN Topping Cable Primetime Weekly Ratings

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December 14th, 2010

As is typical during football season, ESPN stayed on top both primetime adults 18-49 ratings and average viewership for the week. Folks hoping for that to change don't have too much longer to wait, there are only two more Monday Night Football games, and the college bowl games on ESPN wrap up on January 10. That means five more weeks with ESPN on top of the cable ratings every week. Then things get a little more interesting.

Nickelodeon remained comfortably at the top of the total day average viewership rankings.

For the week's top 25 individual cable programs click here.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of December 6-12, 2010

Network (000s)
ESPN 3,804
USA 3,577
DSNY 2,867
FAM 2,664
FOXN 1,992
TBSC 1,800
NAN 1,761
TNT 1,751
HIST 1,578
SYFY 1,471
LIFE 1,419
HALL 1,341
A&E 1,322
TOON 1,302
DISC 1,215
FX 1,208
TLC 1,202
HGTV 1,152
AMC 1,004
TRU 978
BRAV 969
FOOD 932
TVLD 927
SPK 902
MSNB 842

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Adults 18-49 Prime-time Average (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
ESPN 1,948
USA 1,502
FAM 1,206
TBSC 1,045
HIST 747
TNT 718
A&E 661
FX 635
DISC 631
DSNY 623
BRAV 606
SYFY 593
LIFE 523
CMDY 507
NAN 500
TLC 497
MTV 496
TRU 456
BET 433
SPK 431
FOOD 427
NFLN 410
HGTV 380
VH1 352
EN 343

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,346
DSNY 1,748
NAN 1,579
USA 1,522
ESPN 1,369
FAM 1,250
TNT 1,237
ADSM 1,228
FOXN 1,164
TOON 973
TBSC 967
HIST 845
LIFE 753
A&E 738
FX 728
TRU 679
DISC 678
HALL 677
HGTV 658
FOOD 651
TVLD 619
AMC 595
SYFY 586
SPK 576
TLC 536

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Cable Channel Abbreviations: NICK = Nickelodeon, NAN = Nick At Nite, TOON = Cartoon Network, ADSM = Adult Swim, TRU = truTV, LIFE = Lifetime, NKJR - Nick Jr., FAM = ABC Family, TVLD = TV Land, FOXN = Fox News, TBSC = TBS, DISC = Discovery

 
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