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TNT Tops Primetime Cable Adults 18-49; USA Leads Average Viewership

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May 3rd, 2011

With the ongoing NBA playoffs, TNT stayed in the cable top spot for adults 18-49 primetime ratings last week but was edged by just 4,000 average viewers by non-sports power USA Network for the top spot in average viewership.


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 April 25 - May 1, 2011

Network (000s)
USA 2,910
TNT 2,906
DSNY 2,361
ESPN 2,146
HIST 1,913
FOXN 1,774
NAN 1,563
FX 1,286
A&E 1,257
TBSC 1,243
AMC 1,218
DISC 1,158
ADSM 1,151
FAM 1,146
HGTV 1,086
SYFY 1,052
LIFE 1,011
TRU 993
TLC 942
CNN 896
NKJR 878
CMDY 874
FOOD 860
MSNB 846
SPK 804

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

Network (000s)
TNT 1,549
ESPN 1,195
USA 1,055
HIST 890
TBSC 716
FX 714
DISC 624
A&E 571
CMDY 534
ADSM 525
FAM 498
DSNY 491
MTV 485
SYFY 458
TRU 455
BRAV 446
NAN 440
VS 438
LIFE 438
SPK 428
FOOD 415
HGTV 405
TLC 356
EN 338
BET 328

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,147
DSNY 1,556
TNT 1,465
NAN 1,433
USA 1,359
ADSM 1,270
FOXN 1,119
TOON 984
ESPN 984
HIST 836
FX 758
A&E 745
TBSC 707
CNN 672
AMC 658
TRU 649
HGTV 608
DISC 597
FOOD 583
NKJR 573
FAM 573
TVLD 546
LIFE 538
SPK 521
TLC 510

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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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