ESPN scored a hit with its first original movie, A Season on the
Brink, nabbing a 3.5 rating for its premiere March 10.
An edited version aired on ESPN2, where it earned a 0.6 rating.
Also Sunday night, Turner Network Television earned a 3.2 rating for its
telecast of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the best rating since TNT
started airing the event in 1998.
TNT finished last week with a 1.8 average rating in prime time, good enough
for third place behind Lifetime Television (2.4) and Nickelodeon (1.9). Lifetime
notched a 3.2 for its movie Patron Saint of Liars March 6.
TBS Superstation and USA Network each earned 1.5 ratings in prime time. ESPN
finished the week with a 1.2 prime time average.
Fox News Channel swept Cable News Network again in both prime time and total
Fox News earned a 1.3 in prime time, compared with CNN's 0.9. The margin was
closer in total day, with Fox News scoring a 0.8 versus CNN's