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ESPN Tops Primetime Cable Ratings For Week Ending October 23, 2011

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October 25th, 2011

With the NLCS off of TBS it slipped well back into its more traditional ranking, while Monday Night Football kept ESPN on top of cable primetime with adults 18-49 and average viewership (just edging USA). Nickelodeon once again led total day average viewership.

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

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending October 23, 2011

Network (000s)
ESPN  2,806
USA  2,751
DSNY  2,494
FOXN  1,843
TBSC  1,557
HIST  1,547
FX  1,468
A&E  1,427
AMC  1,327
NAN  1,326
FOOD  1,308
FAM  1,274
SYFY  1,199
TNT  1,188
ESP2  1,181
ADSM  1,151
CNN  1,127
MTV  1,123
DISC  1,038
HGTV  1,004
LIFE  985
TLC  979
TRU  976
CMDY  888
SPK  868

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

Network (000s)
ESPN  1,382
USA  979
TBSC  884
FX  864
MTV  739
A&E  729
AMC  724
FOOD  644
FAM  625
HIST  621
CMDY  592
SYFY  572
DISC  554
ESP2  536
ADSM  519
BRAV  502
DSNY  496
TRU  489
TNT  484
TLC  476
SPK  469
NAN  432
BET  383
LIFE  381
HGTV  347

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

NICK  1,861
DSNY  1,602
USA  1,365
ADSM  1,272
NAN  1,238
ESPN  1,131
FOXN  1,112
TOON  937
TNT  915
TBSC  848
FX  766
HIST  704
A&E  689
FOOD  678
AMC  675
FAM  644
HGTV  637
TRU  589
MTV  589
ESP2  587
NKJR  543
SYFY  538
DISC  528
TLC  514
CNN  514

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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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