Ratings

USA Tops Weekly Ratings Race

4/14/2010 3:17 PM Eastern

USA Network last week notched its second consecutive weekly basic cable ratings wins during the second quarter of 2010.
USA, once again led by strong performances from the WWE's Monday Night Raw series, topped all basic cable network by averaging 3.0 million viewers during the week of April 5 through April 11, according to a Disney-ABC Television Group analysis of Nielsen data.
Disney Channel rode another strong performance from its new comedy series Good Luck Charlie to a second place finish, averaging 2.4 million viewers. TBS finished third with 2.0 millions, followed by Fox News, TNT and Nick-At-Nite, which all tied for fourth with 1.8 million viewers.
History (1.6 million), Cartoon Network (1.5 million); ESPN (1.4 million) and A&E (1.3 million) rounded out the top 10 most watched networks for the week.
ESPN's Tiger Woods-infused April 8 coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament averaged 4.9 million viewers to top all cable shows for the week, while its April 9 coverage of the tournament finished ninth for the week with 3.9 million viewers.
History's April 5 episode of Pawn Stars was the most watched show among adults 18-49 for the week, while the April 7 episode of Comedy Central's veteran comedy series South Park drew more adult 18-34 viewers than any show on cable.

Top 10 Most Watched Shows For The Week*:
Date     Program                                                                Network                                          Viewers
4/8 Masters Golf Tournament                                         ESPN                                               4.9 million
4/5 WWE Monday Night Raw (10-11:07 p.m.)             USA                                                   4.8 million
4/5 Pawn Stars                                                                  History                                              4.3 million
4/4 WWE Monday Night Raw (9-10 p.m.)                     USA                                                   4.3 million
4/10 Spongebob                                                               USA                                                    4.0 million
4/11 Life                                                                              Discovery                                          3.9 million
4/7 NCIS                                                                             USA                                                    3.9 million
4/7 NCIS                                                                             USA                                                    3.9 million
4/9 Masters Golf Tournament                                        ESPN                                                 3.9 million
4/3 Good Luck Charlie                                                    Disney                                                3.8 million
* - Week of April 5 to April 11
Source: Disney-ABC Television Group analysis of Nielsen data.

 

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