TNT Tops Weekly Primetime Charts


TNT won the primetime-ratings battle for the week of July 2, averaging a 2.5 household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Bumped by the success of The Closer, the network beat out USA Network and Disney Channel (1.9 apiece); Lifetime Television, ABC Family and Hallmark Channel (1.2); TBS, Nick at Nite and Court TV (1.1); and Cartoon Network, Fox News Channel, A&E Network, FX and AMC (1.0).

Nickelodeon edged out Disney in total-day ratings, with the two networks earning 1.7 and 1.5, respectively. Close behind were Nick at Nite (1.4); TNT (1.2); and Adult Swim and USA (1.1 apiece).

TNT’s The Closer was the top show of the week, earning a 2.5, followed by its coverage of Nextel Cup Racing from Daytona, Fla. (2.2), and USA’s WWE Monday Night Raw (1.8).