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ESPN & USA Top Primetime Cable Ratings For Week Ending October 30, 2011

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November 1st, 2011

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

A weak outing from Monday Night Football was still enough to push ESPN to the top of the primetime adults 18-49 heap for the week, but allowed USA to climb back on top in primetime viewership.  Nickelodeon once again led in of total day average viewership.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending October 30, 2011

 Net  (000)
 USA      2,816
 ESPN      2,768
 DSNY      2,438
 FOXN      1,747
 FX      1,548
 FAM      1,522
 A&E      1,507
 TBSC      1,489
 NAN      1,482
 HIST      1,444
 AMC      1,261
 DISC      1,257
 FOOD      1,246
 TNT      1,206
 HGTV      1,189
 ADSM      1,181
 SYFY      1,142
 LIFE      1,040
 CMDY      1,003
 TRU         973
 TLC         928
 NKJR         862
 MTV         809
 SPK         788
 MSNB         757

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

 Net  (000)
ESPN      1,334
USA      1,038
FX         928
TBSC         891
FAM         748
AMC         699
A&E         699
DISC         674
HIST         639
CMDY         620
FOOD         602
ADSM         527
SYFY         517
MTV         492
TRU         479
DSNY         456
TLC         452
NAN         449
LIFE         437
BRAV         425
SPK         420
TNT         419
HGTV         406
VH1         365
BET         353

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

 Net  (000)
 NICK      1,796
 DSNY      1,618
 USA      1,408
 ESPN      1,314
 NAN      1,285
 ADSM      1,237
 FOXN      1,048
 TOON         964
 TNT         947
 A&E         778
 TBSC         748
 FAM         742
 HIST         738
 FX         719
 HGTV         715
 FOOD         681
 AMC         680
 DISC         615
 TRU         586
 LIFE         567
 NKJR         546
 CMDY         543
 SYFY         533
 TLC         490
 HALL         480

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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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