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ESPN Tops Primetime Cable Ratings & Viewership For Week Ending November 20, 2011

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November 22nd, 2011

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

ESPN stayed atop the primetime adults 18-49 cable ratings and primetime viewership as well.

In a nearly unprecedented upset, Disney moved ahead of Nickelodeon for cable total day average viewership. It was only the 2nd time in the network’s history, Disney Channel was the No. 1 cable network in Total Day in Total Viewers. The other instance was during the week of 8/13/07 when “High School Musical 2” premiered. The Lords of SpongeBob are not easily defeated.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending November 20, 2011

Network (000s)
ESPN  3,911
DSNY  2,689
USA  2,603
FOXN  1,800
HIST  1,712
TBSC  1,693
FAM  1,453
A&E  1,332
AMC  1,328
FX  1,305
NAN  1,275
FOOD  1,264
SYFY  1,169
ADSM  1,151
DISC  1,119
TNT  1,103
HGTV  1,095
TLC  1,090
CMDY  914
TRU  907
HALL  901
BRAV  884
SPK  812
NFLN  810
BET  808

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

Network (000s)
ESPN  1,862
USA  1,136
TBSC  957
FX  865
A&E  687
DISC  627
FOOD  600
BRAV  584
HIST  584
AMC  582
FAM  557
CMDY  553
NFLN  540
ADSM  540
DSNY  523
TNT  509
SYFY  469
VH1  445
TRU  445
TLC  428
SPK  427
NAN  403
MTV  370
HGTV  351
HALL  315

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
DSNY  1,741
NICK  1,690
ESPN  1,518
USA  1,313
ADSM  1,292
NAN  1,124
FOXN  1,108
TOON  1,028
TNT  933
TBSC  844
A&E  774
FX  760
HALL  758
HIST  707
FOOD  704
AMC  694
HGTV  659
FAM  659
DISC  589
TRU  566
NKJR  545
TVLD  525
SYFY  517
TLC  492
SPK  490

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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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