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ESPN Tops Primetime Cable Ratings & Viewership For Week Ending December 4, 2011

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December 6th, 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 is typical during football season.

And the total day viewership race returned to the standard order of things as  Nickelodeon moved back ahead of Disney for cable total day average viewership. Last week was only the 2nd time in the network’s history that Disney Channel was the No. 1 cable network in Total Day in Total Viewers.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending December 4, 2011

Network (000s)
ESPN  3,727
USA  3,019
DSNY  2,827
FAM  2,206
FOXN  2,089
TBSC  2,086
FX  1,800
HALL  1,769
TNT  1,741
HIST  1,726
A&E  1,659
SYFY  1,528
DISC  1,226
LIFE  1,202
FOOD  1,184
ADSM  1,178
AMC  1,133
HGTV  1,072
SPK  1,021
TLC  976
BRAV  957
TRU  953
NAN  943
NFLN  941
CMDY  833

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

Network (000s)
ESPN  1,766
TBSC  1,250
USA  1,088
FAM  1,064
FX  1,009
A&E  782
HIST  698
DISC  644
SYFY  641
SPK  601
BRAV  560
DSNY  556
FOOD  547
TNT  525
ADSM  514
CMDY  504
TRU  481
TLC  474
MTV  470
NFLN  468
VH1  444
EN  441
LIFE  417
AMC  407
BET  395

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK  1,743
DSNY  1,653
USA  1,325
ESPN  1,242
ADSM  1,231
FOXN  1,111
NAN  1,084
FAM  1,038
TNT  1,035
TOON  933
TBSC  921
HIST  848
HALL  839
FX  833
A&E  820
LIFE  680
AMC  674
FOOD  647
HGTV  644
SYFY  642
DISC  630
TRU  602
TVLD  563
SPK  520
NKJR  510

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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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