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ESPN Once Again Tops Cable Primetime Ratings For Week Ending October 2, 2011

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October 4th, 2011


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 first round of the MLB playoffs lifted TBS into second place in primetime with adults 18-49. As usual, Nickelodeon ruled total day average viewership.

For the week's top 25 individual cable programs click here.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending October 2, 2011

Net (000)
ESPN      3,584
USA      2,447
DSNY      2,375
TBSC      2,236
FOXN      1,882
HIST      1,586
TNT      1,319
ADSM      1,260
A&E      1,244
FX      1,216
MTV      1,185
SYFY      1,152
NAN      1,149
FOOD      1,132
TLC      1,038
HGTV      1,019
CMDY      1,001
LIFE         987
TRU         974
DISC         957
FAM         910
SPK         878
AMC         837
NKJR         816
BET         744

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

Net (000)
ESPN      1,814
TBSC      1,084
USA      1,052
MTV         763
FX         748
HIST         667
ADSM         595
CMDY         593
A&E         570
FOOD         547
TLC         537
DISC         535
SYFY         523
TRU         494
TNT         493
SPK         481
DSNY         451
FAM         441
BRAV         440
LIFE         422
BET         365
AMC         356
VH1         345
NAN         330
HGTV         326

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Net (000)
NICK 1780
DSNY 1555
ESPN 1397
ADSM 1285
USA 1248
NAN 1099
TNT 1064
FOXN 1032
TBSC 987
TOON 911
HIST 727
FX 697
A&E 691
HGTV 627
MTV 624
FOOD 617
TRU 569
FAM 526
NKJR 524
SPK 524
DISC 522
LIFE 516
CMDY 515
AMC 514
TLC 507

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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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