ESPN Rules November Ratings


Driven by its Monday Night Football performances, ESPN easily won the basic-cable primetime-ratings race in November, averaging a 2.6 Nielsen Media Research rating.

The all-sports network was followed in primetime by Disney Channel (2.2); USA Network (2.0); TBS, Nick at Nite and Hallmark Channel (each with a 1.3); Cartoon Network and Fox News Channel (1.2 each); and A&E Network and Lifetime Television (1.1).

Nickelodeon dominated the total-day category with a 1.9 average rating. It was followed by Disney (1.3); TNT (1.1); USA, ESPN and Cartoon (1.0); Lifetime, TBS, A&E and Hallmark (0.8); and Fox News (0.7).