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With NBA Playoffs Off Cable, USA Moves Back On Top Primetime Ratings

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June 7th, 2011

With the NBA Playoffs off cable, it was USA Network's turn to move back to the top of both primetime cable adults 18-49 ratings and primetime cable average viewership for the week of May 30 - June 5, 2011

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 30 - June 5, 2011

Network (000s)
USA 3,006
DSNY 2,483
HIST 2,262
TNT 1,857
FOXN 1,585
FX 1,583
AMC 1,420
DISC 1,419
A&E 1,306
ADSM 1,288
NAN 1,255
HGTV 1,234
MTV 1,224
TBSC 1,218
TLC 1,179
FAM 1,178
FOOD 1,146
SYFY 1,080
ESPN 1,073
TRU 1,036
SPK 996
LIFE 977
CMDY 937
BRAV 920
TVLD 882

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

Network (000s)
USA 1,110
HIST 925
FX 891
DISC 754
TBSC 752
TNT 735
MTV 705
CMDY 603
TLC 596
A&E 588
ADSM 581
BRAV 562
SPK 560
FAM 558
FOOD 516
TRU 515
DSNY 487
SYFY 470
HGTV 463
ESPN 419
VH1 410
LIFE 399
AMC 381
EN 379
BET 363

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 2,190
DSNY 1,735
USA 1,497
ADSM 1,422
NAN 1,293
TOON 1,197
TNT 1,082
HIST 1,033
FX 920
FOXN 896
A&E 821
AMC 741
DISC 722
TBSC 703
ESPN 699
HGTV 695
TRU 660
FOOD 628
SPK 611
MTV 610
FAM 596
NKJR 589
LIFE 583
TVLD 561
TLC 557

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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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