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USA Network Moves Back On Top Week's Cable Primetime Ratings

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March 1st, 2011

After being bumped from the top by TNT and the NBA All-Star Game last week, USA Network was back on top the cable primetime adults 18-49 ratings and average viewership for the week. USA seems likely to stay #1 until the NCAA Mens basketball tournament begins.

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 21-27, 2011

Network (000s)
USA 3,134
DSNY 2,832
FOXN 2,046
ESPN 1,960
TNT 1,847
NAN 1,623
HIST 1,589
FX 1,528
TBSC 1,487
A&E 1,365
DISC 1,354
MTV 1,286
ADSM 1,270
FAM 1,204
SYFY 1,199
HGTV 1,185
TRU 1,132
LIFE 1,056
FOOD 945
NKJR 943
TLC 940
MSNB 937
AMC 926
CMDY 916
BET 868

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

Network (000s)
USA 1,182
ESPN 1,023
FX 827
TNT 822
MTV 822
TBSC 817
HIST 705
A&E 682
DISC 667
CMDY 621
ADSM 613
DSNY 608
TRU 579
FAM 549
SYFY 495
LIFE 481
BET 469
NAN 457
FOOD 441
BRAV 431
HGTV 419
EN 391
TLC 385
SPK 381
AMC 348

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,386
DSNY 1,856
USA 1,584
NAN 1,447
ADSM 1,285
FOXN 1,194
TNT 1,180
TOON 1,080
FX 910
TBSC 854
ESPN 841
A&E 798
HIST 782
TRU 724
HGTV 718
DISC 711
FOOD 645
NKJR 623
LIFE 619
FAM 611
MTV 598
AMC 577
CMDY 547
TVLD 542
CNN 521

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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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