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ESPN is Number One in Cable Primetime Adults 18-49, FOX News Wins in Primetime Total Viewers & Total Day For Week Ending October 21, 2012

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October 23rd, 2012

ESPN won the week among adults 18-49 during primetime beating out TBS and AMC

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

FOX News was also the top network in total day viewing, beating Nickelodeon and Disney.

According to Nielsen data, FNC was the #1 most-watched network in basic cable in both primetime and total day last week (10/15-10/21).  The last time FNC was #1 for the week was the week of the 2012 GOP convention 8/27/12-9/2/12, which included three nights of primetime coverage. FNC, outpaced ESPN and USA Network in primetime hours, averaging 3.7 million viewers.

Additionally, FNC had the #2 telecast in all of cable behind Monday Night Football on ESPN which delivered 12.8 million viewers from 8:30-11:51pm to FNC’s Presidential Debate which delivered 11.1 million viewers from 9-10:39pm.

In Primetime, FNC had its highest-rated week  in total viewers since the week of the Palin/Biden debate (9/29/08-10/5/08).

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week  Ending October 21, 2012:

Network (000s)
FOXN 3684
ESPN 2752
USA 2353
TBSC 2260
DSNY 2189
AMC 1395
HIST 1589
MSNB 1496
A&E 1425
FX 1390
NFLN 1045
TNT 1364
ADSM 1317
TLC 1215
FAM 1215
HGTV 1163
SYFY 1124
CNN 1109
FOOD 1063
DISC 1052
NAN 959
TRU 955
CMDY 880
DSE 103
LIFE 853

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

Network (000s)
ESPN 1342
TBSC 1072
AMC 828
FX 896
USA 869
NFLN 550
A&E 655
ADSM 645
FAM 630
FOXN 629
DSE 71
HIST 581
CMDY 535
TLC 521
SYFY 516
DISC 515
TRU 460
TNT 476
FOOD 467
MTV 442
MSNB 440
DSNY 434
SPK 425
CNN 400
HGTV 372

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Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network (000s)
FOXN 1666
NICK 1633
DSNY 1474
ADSM 1301
ESPN 1255
USA 1150
TOON 990
TBSC 987
NAN 963
TNT 929
HIST 867
A&E 770
MSNB 696
FX 689
HGTV 648
FAM 638
AMC 605
ID 545
FOOD 583
TVLD 563
TLC 560
DISC 538
CMDY 512
SYFY 509
CNN 503

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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

 
  • Moons

    ABC Family’s viewers doubled thanks in part to their 13 Nights of Halloween returning this past weekend.

  • Hillbilly

    FNC on a roll. :)

  • thebobm

    Adults 18-49 … the day (week) is coming when Comedy Central will be Fox News Channel. It currently tops the Murdoch Madness in “True Stories/HH” and is in second place in that demo for “Faux News/Minute” ….

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