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ESPN & USA Split Primetime Cable Lead For Week Ending December 11, 2011

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December 13th, 2011

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ESPN stayed atop the primetime adults 18-49 cable ratings but USA (and Disney) pulled ahead of ESPN in primetime viewership -- blame a Chargers/Jaguars Monday night matchup that was off nearly five million viewers from the prior week.  Nickelodeon led in Total Day in Total Viewers.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending December 11, 2011

Net (000)
USA      3,006
DSNY      2,580
ESPN      2,441
FAM      2,438
DISC      1,892
A&E      1,861
FOXN      1,853
TBSC      1,813
HIST      1,737
TNT      1,728
SYFY      1,569
HALL      1,529
FX      1,451
FOOD      1,275
ADSM      1,257
LIFE      1,093
HGTV      1,053
NFLN      1,046
MTV      1,042
TRU      1,037
AMC      1,010
TLC      1,002
NAN         997
BRAV         969
TVLD         808

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

Net (000)
ESPN      1,200
USA      1,110
FAM      1,094
DISC      1,090
TBSC      1,071
FX         894
A&E         869
HIST         707
MTV         677
SYFY         618
BRAV         591
FOOD         580
TNT         578
ADSM         541
TRU         530
NFLN         522
DSNY         520
CMDY         514
EN         471
TLC         454
VH1         423
HGTV         364
SPK         360
AMC         358
NAN         344

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Net (000)
NICK      1,755
DSNY      1,673
USA      1,372
ADSM      1,271
NAN      1,177
FAM      1,103
FOXN      1,087
ESPN      1,048
TNT      1,032
TOON         982
A&E         926
TBSC         877
HIST         842
DISC         812
FX         787
HALL         739
FOOD         689
HGTV         623
TRU         619
SYFY         614
LIFE         598
MTV         591
TVLD         588
AMC         538
NKJR         518

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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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