ESPN claimed the top spot the latest weekly cable Nielsen ratings thanks to
stellar ratings for its weekend football programming.
ESPN finished the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 with a 2.3 average in prime time,
according to Nielsen Media Research.
It's Sunday Night Football telecast on Nov. 3 grabbed a 6.3 rating, good
enough to be the highest-rated cable program, and the night before, ESPN notched
a 3.9 rating for a prime time college football game.
TNT finished in second with a 1.8 average, followed by Lifetime with a 1.7
rating and Nickelodeon at a 1.6 average.
Two more Turner Broadcasting networks, TBS Superstation and Cartoon Networks,
tied for fifth with 1.4 prime time averages.