CHART: Basic-Cable-Network Primetime Ratings, Jan. 11 to 17, 1999

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For the second week in a row, Fox News Channel outgunnedrival news network MSNBC in the weekly primetime ratings race, according to Nielsen MediaResearch. FNC averaged a 0.7 for the week of Jan. 11, compared with MSNBC's 0.4, andit delivered an average of 52,000 more homes.

Powered by wrestling, USA Network won the week with a 2.5,followed by Turner Network Television at 2.4. Lifetime Television was a strong third at2.1, as its films -- Blind Faith and Hit&Run -- averageda 3.2 and a 3.0, respectively.

Eight of the top nine shows for the week -- including thefirst six -- were wrestling on USA, TNT and TBS Superstation.

<p> <strong id="d9e29-10-b">Rank</strong> </p><p> <strong id="d9e34-13-b">Network</strong> </p><p> <strong id="d9e39-16-b">Rating</strong> </p>

1

USA

2.5

2

TNT

2.4

3

Lifetime

2.1

4

Nick

1.9

5

TBS

1.8

6

A&E

1.5

6

Cartoon

1.5

8

Discovery

1.4

9

ESPN

1.3

10

TNN

1.1

10

CNN

1.1

12

Fox Family

1.0

12

WGN

1.0

14

TLC

0.9

14

TV Land

0.9

16

CNBC

0.8

16

Comedy

0.8

16

History

0.8

19

MTV

0.7

19

Sci-Fi

0.7

19

FX

0.7

19

FNC

0.7

23

HGTV

0.6

24

VH1

0.5

24

TWC

0.5

24

E!

0.5

24

ESPN2

0.5

24

BET

0.5

24

Prevue

0.5

30

MSNBC

0.4

30

Animal

0.4

30

Food

0.4

30

CMT

0.4

34

Bravo

0.3

34

Travel

0.3

36

Headline

0.2

36

Court TV

0.2

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