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NBA Playoffs Keep TNT On Top Primetime Cable Ratings For One More Week

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June 1st, 2011

The final cable week of the NBA Playoffs kept TNT in the cable top spot for adults 18-49 primetime ratings and average viewership last week, but non-sports power USA Network moved back into second place in both lists.

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 23-29, 2011

Network (000s)
TNT 3,198
USA 2,558
DSNY 2,122
ESPN 1,913
HIST 1,847
FOXN 1,677
FX 1,276
NAN 1,251
FAM 1,187
A&E 1,168
DISC 1,146
ADSM 1,132
HGTV 1,126
AMC 1,101
TBSC 1,089
SYFY 1,031
VS 958
FOOD 955
TRU 939
TLC 879
CMDY 842
SPK 831
MSNB 821
LIFE 803
BRAV 769

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

Network (000s)
TNT 1,674
USA 985
ESPN 927
HIST 801
FX 701
TBSC 658
DISC 630
CMDY 538
FAM 529
ADSM 524
A&E 522
VS 505
BRAV 500
MTV 467
TRU 462
FOOD 439
TLC 435
SPK 430
SYFY 430
DSNY 404
HGTV 365
AMC 362
BET 340
NAN 331
LIFE 306

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 1,973
DSNY 1,539
TNT 1,378
USA 1,314
NAN 1,291
ADSM 1,268
TOON 1,040
FOXN 963
HIST 894
ESPN 845
FX 781
A&E 678
AMC 658
TBSC 638
HGTV 627
TRU 626
FAM 620
DISC 615
FOOD 566
NKJR 512
LIFE 502
SPK 502
CNN 487
TVLD 486
SYFY 477

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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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