TNT Nears 2Q Title


With one week remaining, it looks like Turner Network Television's quarter in
terms of the Nielsens.

According to an ABC Cable Networks Group analysis of Nielsen Media Research
data, TNT averaged a 2.3 household rating March 31-June 22, ahead of a 2.1 for
Fox News Channel.

The second quarter concludes June 29 in terms of Nielsen measurement.

There was a three-way tie for third between Nickelodeon, Lifetime Television
and Disney Channel, all with 1.7 ratings during the quarter-to-date period.

Rounding out the top 10: Cartoon Network with a 1.6; USA Network with a 1.5;
TBS Superstation at a 1.3; Cable News Network with a 1.2; and ESPN and A&E
Network, each averaging a 1.1.