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:
Prime-time Adults 18-49 (Live+SD)
Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)
-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