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NBA Playoffs Maintain TNT On Top Primetime Cable Ratings

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May 17th, 2011

The ongoing NBA Playoffs kept TNT in the cable top spot for adults 18-49 primetime ratings and average viewership last week. Non-sports power USA Network was a distant second in both.

SpongeBob doesn't worry whether Kobe is in the NBA Finals or not, he'll keep 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 9-15, 2011

Network (000s)
TNT 4,559
USA 2,865
DSNY 2,220
ESPN 2,013
HIST 1,870
FOXN 1,772
NAN 1,421
A&E 1,283
ADSM 1,246
FAM 1,245
TBSC 1,235
DISC 1,216
AMC 1,170
FX 1,157
HGTV 1,071
SYFY 999
TRU 998
LIFE 944
CMDY 917
FOOD 844
NKJR 838
SPK 818
MTV 807
TLC 789
MSNB 774

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

Network (000s)
TNT 2,464
USA 1,041
ESPN 973
HIST 831
TBSC 748
DISC 635
A&E 616
FX 602
FAM 583
ADSM 574
CMDY 574
TRU 496
MTV 460
DSNY 449
BRAV 447
SPK 428
FOOD 413
TLC 410
SYFY 408
VS 393
NAN 387
LIFE 383
HGTV 372
AMC 349
BET 345

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,064
TNT 1,730
DSNY 1,513
ADSM 1,392
NAN 1,370
USA 1,361
TOON 1,032
FOXN 1,014
HIST 906
ESPN 860
A&E 733
TBSC 716
FX 708
AMC 696
DISC 656
TRU 652
HGTV 643
FAM 623
LIFE 568
NKJR 565
FOOD 549
TVLD 545
SPK 524
CMDY 511
CNN 500

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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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