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NBA Playoffs Keep TNT On Top Primetime Cable Ratings

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May 10th, 2011

The ongoing NBA Playoffs kept TNT in the cable top spot for adults 18-49 primetime ratings and put it back on top 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 May 2-8, 2011

Network (000s)
TNT 4,020
USA 2,589
DSNY 2,354
FOXN 2,268
HIST 1,888
ESPN 1,706
NAN 1,371
FX 1,368
ADSM 1,323
TBSC 1,163
CNN 1,135
A&E 1,115
DISC 1,114
FAM 1,058
HGTV 1,029
VS 1,021
AMC 1,008
TRU 1,002
SYFY 984
MSNB 952
FOOD 943
LIFE 936
CMDY 874
TLC 851
MTV 838

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

Network (000s)
TNT 2,163
USA 982
ESPN 877
HIST 824
FX 670
TBSC 631
ADSM 619
DISC 579
VS 576
CMDY 544
MTV 522
A&E 512
TRU 477
FAM 473
DSNY 450
FOOD 447
BRAV 432
SPK 427
TLC 414
FOXN 391
HGTV 380
LIFE 372
NAN 370
SYFY 361
BET 337

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 1,924
TNT 1,620
DSNY 1,526
ADSM 1,397
NAN 1,329
FOXN 1,297
USA 1,231
TOON 977
CNN 892
ESPN 890
HIST 833
FX 746
TBSC 657
A&E 651
TRU 628
HGTV 614
AMC 603
DISC 585
FOOD 577
MSNB 560
FAM 559
NKJR 554
LIFE 535
CMDY 525
TVLD 524

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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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