Readers interested in our weekly cable TV network ratings might also be interested in these 2009 over 2008 April average cable TV network comparisons for the important adults 18-49 demographic group.

For increase in Total Day 18-49 viewership, The N was the big winner with an increase from April, 2008 to April, 2009 of 64%. Several other Nickelodeon networks (Nicktoons, Noggin) were also big upward movers. For increase in Prime Time viewership, Fox News lead the pack, up 55% year over year. On the flipside, History International lost 34% of its Total Day demo audience and the Biography Channel lost 45% of its prime-time audience.


Prime-time Average Adults 18-49 (000, Live+SD)


  April, 2009 April, 2008 Change
Fox News 404 261 55%
Weather Channel 130 90 44%
FUSE 35 25 40%
Headline News 186 137 36%
SOAPnet 173 128 35%
Disney 😄 81 61 33%
The N 53 41 29%
VH1 Classic 40 31 29%
Animal Planet 241 188 28%
Science Channel 83 65 28%
Noggin 163 127 28%
BET 372 299 24%
Golf Channel 67 54 24%
Travel Channel 229 186 23%
MSNBC 246 206 19%
truTV 552 463 19%
Discovery Health 117 100 17%
Lifetime Movie 245 213 15%
TV One 99 86 15%
Food Network 507 443 14%
FX 726 643 13%
Gr Amer Country 32 29 10%
NFL Network 43 39 10%
Disney Channel 486 451 8%
Nat Geo 196 181 8%
USA 1349 1249 8%
ESPNews 47 44 7%
G4 69 65 6%
VH1 634 603 5%
Nicktoons 61 59 3%
Cartoon Network 271 266 2%
TV Land 250 246 2%
Hallmark Channel 201 199 1%
A & E 612 611 0%
TBS Network 1034 1047 -1%
Home & Garden 417 427 -2%
Military Channel 43 44 -2%
ESPN2 309 320 -3%
History 508 529 -4%
Nick at Nite 602 624 -4%
Oxygen 208 220 -5%
Sci-Fi 559 596 -6%
WGN America 131 139 -6%
AMC 360 386 -7%
BRAVO 393 422 -7%
CNN 212 231 -8%
Discovery 701 758 -8%
Mun2 22 24 -8%
MTV 586 650 -10%
WE 122 136 -10%
Comedy Central 657 735 -11%
GSN 71 80 -11%
ABC Family 507 578 -12%
ESPN 730 841 -13%
Speed 110 127 -13%
CNBC 67 78 -14%
TLC 416 484 -14%
Country Music 187 219 -15%
Investigation DS 68 81 -16%
TNT 986 1173 -16%
E! 312 374 -17%
Galavision 86 104 -17%
Versus 190 230 -17%
TV Guide Network 85 106 -20%
Lifetime 471 595 -21%
BBC America 58 75 -23%
MTV2 68 90 -24%
Style 56 79 -29%
Spike TV 628 938 -33%
History Intl 58 92 -37%
ESPN Classic 17 29 -41%
BIO Channel 53 97 -45%


Total Day Average Adults 18-49 (000, Live+SD)


  April, 2009 April, 2008 Change
The N 46 28 64%
Fox News 259 163 59%
FUSE 18 12 50%
Headline News 125 86 45%
Nicktoons 47 34 38%
Weather Channel 123 91 35%
SOAPnet 97 73 33%
Noggin 120 92 30%
Golf Channel 36 28 29%
CNN 166 136 22%
Animal Planet 142 117 21%
BET 213 177 20%
GSN 66 56 18%
Travel Channel 110 93 18%
Disney Channel 338 288 17%
Lifetime Movie 166 143 16%
VH1 Classic 22 19 16%
truTV 370 322 15%
TV One 66 58 14%
VH1 311 275 13%
Science Channel 47 42 12%
USA 646 581 11%
Disney 😄 65 59 10%
MSNBC 131 119 10%
Gr Amer Country 24 22 9%
NFL Network 35 32 9%
Adult Swim 594 549 8%
Discovery Health 64 59 8%
WE 85 79 8%
BRAVO 205 192 7%
FX 406 381 7%
Mun2 16 15 7%
Nat Geo 116 108 7%
Food Network 305 287 6%
AMC 200 190 5%
TBS Network 560 535 5%
Cartoon Network 268 262 2%
CNBC 63 62 2%
Nick at Nite 696 680 2%
Home & Garden 240 238 1%
Nickelodeon 577 571 1%
E! 225 226 0%
A & E 362 367 -1%
ESPN2 155 158 -2%
History 326 331 -2%
Investigation DS 58 59 -2%
Oxygen 132 135 -2%
TV Guide Network 51 52 -2%
Country Music 116 119 -3%
TLC 233 239 -3%
ESPN 504 525 -4%
Military Channel 29 31 -6%
Comedy Central 379 406 -7%
MTV2 66 71 -7%
Versus 68 73 -7%
BBC America 32 35 -9%
Hallmark Channel 149 163 -9%
TNT 622 685 -9%
Sci-Fi 227 251 -10%
Speed 70 78 -10%
ABC Family 291 328 -11%
Galavision 56 63 -11%
Lifetime 362 409 -11%
Discovery 381 435 -12%
ESPNews 37 42 -12%
MTV 315 359 -12%
TV Land 183 208 -12%
WGN America 97 113 -14%
ESPN Classic 16 19 -16%
Spike TV 371 444 -16%
G4 47 57 -18%
Style 42 56 -25%
BIO Channel 39 59 -34%
History Intl 37 56 -34%
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