CHART: Basic-Cable Primetime Ratings, 51 of 52 Weeks

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<p>Rank</p><p>Network</p><p>1999</p><p>1998</p><p>% Chg.</p>

1

USA

2.4

2.3

+4%

2

TBS

2.0

1.9

+5%

2

TNT

2.0

2.1

-5%

4

Nick

1.9

2.0

-5%

5

ESPN

1.6

1.7

-6%

5

Lifetime

1.6

1.6

0

5

Cartoon

1.6

1.5

+7%

8

A&E

1.4

1.3

+8%

9

Discovery

1.1

1.2

-8%

10

MTV

0.9

0.7

+29%

10

Fox Family

0.9

1.2

-25%

10

TLC

0.9

0.9

0

10

WGN

0.9

0.9

0

14

CNN

0.8

1.0

-20%

14

TNN

0.8

0.9

-11%

14

History

0.8

0.6

+33%

14

Sci Fi

0.8

0.7

+14%

14

TV Land

0.8

0.7

+14%

19

Comedy

0.7

0.7

0

19

HGTV

0.7

0.6

+17%

19

FX

0.7

0.8

-13%

22

CNBC

0.5

0.7

-29%

22

VH1

0.5

0.5

0

22

BET

0.5

0.5

0

22

ESPN2

0.5

0.4

+25%

22

E!

0.5

0.4

+25%

22

TV Guide

0.5

0.4

+25%

22

FNC

0.5

0.4

+25%

22

Game Show

0.5

n.a.

n.a.

30

TWC

0.4

0.3

+33%

30

Animal

0.4

0.4

0

30

MSNBC

0.4

0.4

0

30

Food

0.4

0.3

+33%

30

Court TV

0.4

0.1

+300%

35

CMT

0.3

0.3

0

35

Bravo

0.3

0.2

+50%

37

Headline

0.2

0.3

-33%

37

Travel

0.2

0.2

0

37

Odyssey

0.2

n.a.

n.a.

Source: Turner Entertainment Research from Nielsen Media Research data

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