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ESPN Tops Cable Primetime 18-49 Ratings For Week Ending September 18

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September 20th, 2011


ESPN topped the cable primetime adults 18-49 ratings for the week, and will likely stay there through the football season. ESPN also dethroned USA Network to win the week in primetime average viewership. 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 18, 2011

Net (000)
ESPN 4473
USA 2854
DSNY 2491
TNT 1865
FOXN 1841
HIST 1831
A&E 1578
FX 1370
SYFY 1251
HGTV 1246
MTV 1238
ADSM 1228
TBSC 1182
FOOD 1155
LIFE 1150
DISC 1081
TRU 1028
NAN 1016
AMC 991
SPK 990
TLC 957
FAM 954
CNN 883
NKJR 871
BRAV 823

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

Net (000)
ESPN 2294
USA 1100
MTV 825
HIST 790
FX 776
A&E 776
TBSC 713
DISC 588
TNT 575
ADSM 567
FOOD 544
SYFY 536
SPK 530
CMDY 522
TRU 517
BRAV 512
FAM 505
TLC 496
DSNY 480
LIFE 477
AMC 404
HGTV 395
NAN 363
BET 322
VH1 307

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Net (000)
NICK 1738
ESPN 1598
DSNY 1591
USA 1476
ADSM 1325
TNT 1062
FOXN 1046
NAN 1013
TOON 911
A&E 816
HIST 767
FX 718
HGTV 684
TBSC 677
MTV 626
TRU 616
FOOD 604
LIFE 577
DISC 557
NKJR 555
AMC 535
TVLD 522
FAM 510
TLC 500
CMDY 497

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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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