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NBA Playoffs Keep TNT On Top Cable Primetime Ratings As USA Finishes Second

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April 26th, 2011

Thanks to the ongoing NBA playoffs, TNT stayed in the cable top spot for adults 18-49 primetime ratings last week and moved up to the top spot for cable primetime average viewership as well, with non-sports power USA Network finishing second in both.


SpongeBob, of course, 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 April 18-24, 2011

Network (000s)
TNT 3,549
USA 2,768
DSNY 2,595
HIST 2,140
ESPN 1,736
FOXN 1,701
TBSC 1,482
A&E 1,479
NAN 1,412
AMC 1,361
DISC 1,235
FX 1,218
HGTV 1,201
ADSM 1,159
FAM 1,149
LIFE 1,121
SYFY 1,069
TRU 1,043
TLC 935
SPK 910
FOOD 891
MTV 857
TVLD 847
CMDY 831
VS 818

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

Network (000s)
TNT 1,991
USA 1,046
HIST 950
ESPN 876
TBSC 807
A&E 705
FX 701
DISC 599
DSNY 554
MTV 525
ADSM 517
CMDY 515
FAM 505
TRU 493
SYFY 452
VS 449
SPK 443
TLC 438
LIFE 427
BRAV 426
HGTV 425
NAN 420
FOOD 419
BET 344
AMC 332

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,178
DSNY 1,766
TNT 1,715
NAN 1,534
USA 1,313
ADSM 1,275
TOON 1,111
FOXN 986
HIST 891
ESPN 881
A&E 827
TBSC 815
AMC 721
FX 709
HGTV 675
TRU 671
DISC 666
LIFE 625
FAM 608
FOOD 593
TVLD 568
NKJR 559
SPK 543
CMDY 506
SYFY 503

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 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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