ESPN was the number one cable network last week with 3.66M total viewers and a 3.0 household rating in prime time, thanks in large part to its continued success from its football offerings.
Led by its Monday Night Football presentation between the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings, which scored an 8.0 A18-49 rating and 11.884 million total viewers, ESPN was easily the victor for the week in households, viewers and the key demographics.
ESPN was first in households (2.77M), adults 18-34 (862,000), adults 18-49 (1.81M) and adults 25-54 (1.82M).
Finishing second among ad-supported cable networks, USA Network delivered a 2.1 household rating (1.09M housholds) and 2.48 million total viewers. Its highest rated program was WWE Raw which averaged 4.68 million viewers over its two hour presentation with a peak of 4.92 million viewers in its second hour.
The network was second in adults 18-34 (504,000), second in adults 18-49 (1.09M) and second in adults 25-54 (1.08M).
Following in third for the week was TNT with a 1.7 household rating (1.56 million households) and an average of 2.04 million viewers.
In the demos, TNT was third in adults 18-34 (457,000), third in adults 18-49 (987,000) and third in adults 25-54 (974,000).
Fox News Channel was fourth for the week with a 1.3 household rating (1.19 million households) and an average of 1.50 million viewers.
FNC did not place in the top 10 in any key demographics.
Rounding out the top five then was Cartoon Network with a 1.3 household rating (1.14 million households) and an average of 1.44 million viewers.
TOON did not place in the top 10 in any key demographics.
Among non-ad-supported networks, Disney Channel was tops again, averaging 2.67 million total viewers and a 2.2 household rating.
Source: Final Ratings data from Nielsen Media Research