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NBA All-Star Game Puts TNT On Top Cable Primetime Ratings Week

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February 23rd, 2011

The NBA All-Star Game weekend snuck up on me, and put TNT on top the cable primetime adults 18-49 ratings and average viewership for the week. All the while I was expecting USA to return to its typical non-sports #1 perch. My memory aside, USA seems likely to return to #1 until the NCAA mens basketball tournament begins in a few weeks.

SpongeBob kept Nickelodeon 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 February 14-20, 2011

Network (000s)
TNT 3,245
USA 3,021
DSNY 2,887
HIST 2,018
FOXN 1,850
FX 1,682
AMC 1,527
TBSC 1,452
NAN 1,446
MTV 1,285
ESPN 1,282
A&E 1,274
DISC 1,261
ADSM 1,194
TRU 1,168
FAM 1,168
SYFY 1,127
HGTV 1,103
FOOD 1,071
CMDY 938
TVLD 922
SPK 913
TLC 913
NKJR 905
MSNB 870

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

Network (000s)
TNT 1,714
USA 1,035
HIST 974
FX 860
TBSC 850
MTV 823
CMDY 603
DISC 598
DSNY 590
ESPN 582
TRU 576
A&E 576
AMC 560
ADSM 542
FOOD 519
SYFY 504
FAM 497
BRAV 478
SPK 444
TLC 418
NAN 398
EN 384
BET 373
HGTV 366
LIFE 333

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,219
DSNY 1,861
TNT 1,539
NAN 1,400
USA 1,346
ADSM 1,244
FOXN 1,068
FX 967
TOON 934
HIST 890
TBSC 847
A&E 790
AMC 767
TRU 726
ESPN 707
HGTV 675
DISC 662
FOOD 656
FAM 593
MTV 591
NKJR 578
CMDY 560
TVLD 555
SPK 537
LIFE 519

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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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