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ESPN Tops Cable Primetime 18-49 Ratings, USA Tops Viewership For Week Ending September 11

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September 13th, 2011


ESPN topped the cable primetime adults 18-49 ratings for the week, and will likely stay there through the football season. USA Network stayed on top the week's average viewership, but it's likely to be there last week there until after football ends. Nickelodeon remained 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  Ending September 11, 2011

Network (000s)
USA  2,970
DSNY  2,652
ESPN  2,524
TNT  1,997
HIST  1,924
FOXN  1,808
A&E  1,769
FX  1,675
FAM  1,307
HGTV  1,298
MTV  1,244
MSNB  1,236
TBSC  1,234
ADSM  1,227
NAN  1,178
AMC  1,167
FOOD  1,160
TRU  1,156
SYFY  1,102
TLC  1,084
DISC  1,083
LIFE  1,078
ESP2  998
BRAV  947
SPK  907

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

Network (000s)
ESPN  1,183
USA  1,025
FX  1,001
HIST  882
MTV  825
A&E  801
TBSC  724
TNT  664
ADSM  600
FAM  588
TRU  583
BRAV  571
NAN  567
DISC  550
FOOD  549
CMDY  528
TLC  508
EN  498
DSNY  494
SYFY  483
LIFE  455
AMC  443
HGTV  436
SPK  431
BET  388

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK  1,968
DSNY  1,679
USA  1,459
ADSM  1,332
NAN  1,210
ESPN  1,173
TNT  1,104
FOXN  1,086
TOON  1,031
HIST  944
A&E  897
FX  796
TRU  733
TBSC  715
HGTV  686
AMC  646
FOOD  640
MTV  623
FAM  620
LIFE  578
DISC  576
TLC  561
SPK  556
NKJR  546
CNN  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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