MTV: Music Television enjoyed a prime time ratings surge last week,
thanks largely to its Tuesday-night duo, The Osbournes and The Real World XI.
The network notched a 1.3 average rating in prime time, compared with a
0.9 prime time average in the first quarter, according to Nielsen Media
The Osbournes (4.4 rating April 2) and Real World XI (3.8 that same night) were
among last week's highest-rated cable shows. Only World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. action
on TNN: The National Network scored better.
Lifetime Television led all cable networks with a 2.1 average in prime time, followed by USA Network, Nickelodeon and
Turner Network Television, all posting 1.8 ratings.
Fox News Channel harvested a 1.2 rating, though Cable News Network edged closer with a
1.0. Fox News, however, still outdelivered CNN by more than 150,000
Lifetime's latest original movie, We Were the Mulvaneys , grabbed
a 4.7 rating April 8.
A&E Network's latest blockbuster miniseries,
Shackleton, delivered a 2.2 rating for part one April 7 and a 2.3 for
the second part April 8.