ESPN is Number One in Cable Primetime Adults 18-49 & in Primetime Total Viewers, Nick Wins Total Day For Week Ending September 23, 2012

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September 25th, 2012

ESPN,  powered by Monday Night Football, won the week among adults 18-49 during primetime beating out USA and NFL Network.

ESPN was also the top network among total viewers during primetime, beating USA and NFL FOX News.

Nickelodeon was the top network in total day viewing, for the third straight week, beating Disney
and ESPN.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending September 16, 2012:

Network (000s)
ESPN 3482
USA 2691
FOXN 2116
DSNY 2043
HIST 1693
TBSC 1654
TNT 1641
NFLN 1127
FX 1447
A&E 1395
SYFY 1267
HGTV 1239
MSNB 1227
TLC 1174
TRU 1088
FOOD 1122
ADSM 1091
LIFE 974
DISC 973
AMC 961
FAM 941
NAN 894
NKJR 807
DSE 97
SPK 806


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

Network (000s)
ESPN 1657
NFLN 608
USA 919
TBSC 886
FX 801
HIST 676
A&E 617
TRU 558
TNT 566
SYFY 558
TLC 529
ADSM 522
FOOD 511
FAM 481
DSE 68
DISC 479
LIFE 461
CMDY 436
BRAV 419
SPK 405
HGTV 396
MTV 388
DSNY 380
VH1 319
EN 298


Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
NICK 1451
DSNY 1418
ESPN 1334
USA 1221
FOXN 1206
ADSM 1199
TNT 963
TOON 955
NAN 918
HIST 790
A&E 759
FX 725
TBSC 720
HGTV 668
MSNB 637
ID 595
FOOD 588
TVLD 551
TLC 530
TRU 519
AMC 511
FAM 511
SYFY 495
NKJR 483
DISC 476

-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

  • Red

    Go Nick!
    Cartoon Network seems to have dropped significantly now that kids are back at school. I’m guessing it’s because they don’t have a preschool block?

  • zapbob

    USA??? What’s on USA???

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Nickelodeon is BACK! Hey disney fans, where are you guys? Didn’t you say disney would be back on top… LOL.

  • Twist Of Fate 2.0

    Disney is in trouble. I just read that in early 2013 both The Fairly Odd Parents and Korra are premiering with new seasons. Also, Timmy is getting a new magical dog named Sparky. FOP’s new season contains 26 1/2 half-hour episodes, the largest season in FOP history.

  • tobias

    uh oh disney fans lmao

  • Kaylie

    @Twist Of Fate… Disney is never in trouble. They always have something going on. Nick is doing very well right now, which increases their competition.

    Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, Phineas and Ferb & Gravity Falls is holding Disney up right now. Shake it Up needs to come back fast. Austin and Ally is doing decent while Fish Hooks is just getting by. Ant Farm needs help fast or Disney should cancel it and replace it with Shake it Up on Fridays

  • Amy

    I think what most Nickelodeon fans don’t realize is that Disney is so close behind Nickelodeon. If Nickelodeon has a bad programming week and Disney has a good one, then Disney would rise above. They’re almost even, so idk why Nick fans act like their channel is so superior and is doing so much better, because that’s not true at all. Plus all of your popular shows are going to be gone by December :) and who still watches Fairly Odd Parents? Rightttt.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Excuse me, but no Nickelodeon fans act “superior”, and when I say this, I’m speaking for all of the people who support Nickelodeon. You disney fans have done nothing but bash the network all summer just because it was #1 in total day for the whole summer and bla bla bla. You obviously are mad that your favorite network, the disney channel has not been back on top. All of “our popular shows”. What are you trying to imply, sweetie? iCarly is ending in November, and nobody knows when Victorious will end, also when you say popular shows you mean Spongebob, Korra, FOP, BTR, Etc will be gone by December? Correction: they won’t.

    I also recall Kaylie, and other disney fans saying the following comments:

    Posted September 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM (Kaylies Comment)
    Disney will be back at number 1. Spongebob overload network with no other successful shows.

    Kaylie, its been 2 weeks and Nickelodeon is still #1, so clearly, YOUR WRONG.

    It’s funny too how a lot of you are saying Sam & Cat and Gibby will tank. Many people said that about Once Upon a time, and looked where it ended up. Being a hit. Also, Dan S. has a track record of consistently producing comedy gold. Disney has its time to shine in the summer, if they want to continue to shine, they need to stop airing/making movies such as “Girl vs. Monster”…

  • Twist Of Fate 2.0

    Maybe you weren’t aware ALL summer, but The Fairly Odd Parents pulled in rerun numbers completely on par with SpongeBob (Nick’s #1 show).

    FOP, Tuff Puppy, SpongeBob, BTR, Kung Fu Panda, Victorious, and Penguins are all okay-Highly rated shows that will around in December. Not to mention, TMNT.

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