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USA Network, TBS Split Primetime Leadership, Fox News Has Great Week Ending January 22, 2012

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January 24th, 2012

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

With the NFL and college football season coverage in its rear view mirror until the fall, ESPN slipped back in the primetime pack.  USA Network was back on top in terms of total viewers, but Big Bang Theory reruns helped pace a TBS win with adults 18-49.

Fueled by the republican presidential campaign, Fox News Channel had a great week finishing second in total viewers in primetime.

Nickelodeon stayed atop in total day total viewership.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending January 22, 2012

Net (000)
USA 2711
FOXN 2522
DSNY 2240
HIST 2032
TNT 1983
TBSC 1790
A&E 1745
LIFE 1551
FX 1510
FAM 1349
SYFY 1322
ESPN 1317
ADSM 1258
FOOD 1245
DISC 1245
CNN 1193
TRU 1187
MTV 1123
HGTV 1087
AMC 1037
NAN 1028
TLC 959
BRAV 899
SPK 854
MSNB 811

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

Net (000)
TBSC 1063
USA 1036
TNT 1017
HIST 872
A&E 859
FX 811
MTV 755
LIFE 676
DISC 660
ESPN 657
FAM 623
TRU 620
FOOD 578
ADSM 578
BRAV 568
SYFY 542
CMDY 498
VH1 489
TLC 475
EN 445
SPK 434
BET 412
HGTV 402
DSNY 398
FOXN 393

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Net (000)
NICK 1982
DSNY 1663
USA 1381
FOXN 1280
ADSM 1262
TOON 1123
TNT 1111
NAN 1093
HIST 975
A&E 916
FX 914
TBSC 893
ESPN 840
FOOD 726
LIFE 722
HGTV 705
FAM 681
AMC 671
TVLD 644
ID 633
DISC 597
MTV 594
NKJR 581
SYFY 559
TRU 555

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 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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