ESPN Again Tops Cable Primetime Ratings For Week Ending September 25

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ESPN topped the cable primetime adults 18-49 ratings and total viewership for the week, and will likely stay there through the football season.The Roast of Charlie Sheen lifted Comedy Central to an impressive #2 among adults 18-49 for the week. 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 25, 2011

Network (000s)
ESPN  2,753
USA  2,596
FOXN  2,337
DSNY  2,217
CMDY  1,867
HIST  1,602
FX  1,387
SYFY  1,359
ADSM  1,332
MTV  1,251
TNT  1,248
A&E  1,142
FAM  1,114
TBSC  1,090
NAN  1,043
TRU  959
FOOD  953
HGTV  931
AMC  929
LIFE  921
DISC  900
SPK  882
TLC  846
NKJR  805
BET  710

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

Network (000s)
ESPN  1,346
CMDY  1,133
USA  953
MTV  801
FX  795
HIST  720
TBSC  626
ADSM  621
SYFY  585
TNT  540
A&E  516
FAM  510
DISC  509
TRU  492
FOOD  473
SPK  460
BRAV  441
TLC  430
LIFE  406
NAN  372
AMC  370
BET  369
DSNY  364
FOXN  342
HGTV  297

Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK  1,708
DSNY  1,542
USA  1,501
ADSM  1,355
ESPN  1,238
FOXN  1,146
NAN  1,049
TNT  976
TOON  949
CMDY  771
FX  705
HIST  697
A&E  680
MTV  658
TBSC  652
HGTV  615
FAM  609
TRU  579
FOOD  561
DISC  547
SYFY  546
NKJR  525
LIFE  513
AMC  511
SPK  496


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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