USA Tops Weekly Ratings Chart


USA secured the top spot of the weekly summer cable ratings charts for the second straight week.

The network, on the strength of returning scripted series such as Covert Affairs, averaged 3.1 million viewers for the week of June 6 to June 12, according to a Disney-ABC Television Group analysis of Nielsen data, besting Disney Channel finished second with 2.3 million viewers.

History continued to ride the phenomenal ratings success of Pawn Stars and American Pickers to a third place finish with 2.2 million viewers, followed by Fox News with 1.8 million viewers and FX with 1.5 million viewers.
TNT (1.5 million viewers), Nick At Nite (1.48 million) ABC Family Channel (1.42 million), Discovery Channel (1.3 million) and A&E Network (1.2 million) rounded out the top 10.

Nickelodeon was tops on a 24-hour basis with 2.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Nick's June 11 special iParty With Victorious secured two spots among the top 10 most watched shows for the week. The premiere showing of the special, which featured the casts of Nick's popular shows iCarly and Victorious, drew a weekly best 7.3 million viewers, while a same day replay of the special garnered 4.6 million viewers to finish in seventh place among all basic cable shows for the week. 

Top 10 Most Watched Shows For The Week

6/11   iParty With Victorious                        Nickelodeon                                7.3 million
6/6     Pawn Stars                                          History                                          7.2 million
6/6     Pawn Stars                                          History                                          6.7 million
6/6     American Pickers                               History                                          5.2 million
6/12  Spring Cut Racing/Pocono               TNT                                               5.1 million
6/6     WWE Entertainment                          USA                                               5.0 million
6/11   iCarly With Victorious                        Nickelodeon                                4.6 million

6/6     WWE Entertainment                          USA                                               4.8 million

6/7     Covert Affairs                                       USA                                               4.5 million
6/11  Spongebob Squarepants                  Nickelodeon                                4.5 million 
Week of 6/6 to 6/12

Source: Disney- ABC Television Group Analysis of Nielsen Data