ESPN was again the top rated basic cable network in prime time, averaging a 2.9 household rating (2.65 million total households) and 3.49 million total viewers due to the strength of its still dominant football lineup.
ESPN was also the top rated ad-supported cable network in all the key demos, delivering 735,000 adults 18-34, 1.64M adults 18-49 and 1.67M adults 25-54.
The highest rated program for the network was the matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks which was viewed by 9.94M viewers and was number one in adults 18-34 (2.13M), adults 18-49 (4.82M) and adults 25-54 (4.86M).
Number two for the week then was USA Network, which averaged a 1.9 household rating (1.72 million households) and 2.28 million viewers in prime time. Among the key demos, the network was third in adults 18-34 (485,000), second in adults 18-49 (1.11M) and second in adults 25-54 (1.10M).
The networks top rated show was the two-hour presentation of “WWE Raw” which averaged a 2.9 rating (3.42 million households) and 4.73 million total viewers. Among the key demos, it was fifth in adults 18-34 (1.17M), fifth in adults 18-49 (2.26M) and fifth in adults 25-54 (2.12M).
TNT was third for the week with a 1.7 household rating (1.61 million households) and 2.12 million viewers. Among the key demos, TNT was fourth in adults 18-34 (429,000), fourth in adults 18-49 (960,000) and fourth in adults 25-54 (1.01M).
The networks top rated program for the week was its Saturday night presentation of the movie “Walking Tall” which averaged a 3.0 rating (3.22 million households) and 4.61 million total viewers. Among the key demos, it did not place in the top 10 for adults 18-34, was sixth in adults 18-49 (2.13M) and third in adults 25-54 (2.29M).
In fourth place for the week was TBS which averaged a 1.6 household rating (1.43 million households) and 1.97 million viewers. Among the key demos it placed second in adults 18-34 (524,000), third in adults 18-49 (1.10M) and third in adults 25-54 (1.07M).
Rounding out the top five was Nick-at-Nite which averaged a 1.5 household rating (1.36 million households) and 1.68 million viewers. Among the key demos NAN placed tenth in adults 18-34 (275,000) and just out of the top 10 in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
And lastly, Disney Channel was the number one rated non-ad-supported network averaging a 2.1 household rating and 2.47 million viewers, good enough for second overall among all cable networks.