ESPN scores in weekly ratings

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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.