Network Rankings: December 28, 2015 - January 3, 2016

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Network Performance in Primetime: 12/28/15 - 1/3/16

It was a solid week for The Worldwide Leader in sports, as the network finished #1 by a significant margin thanks to its college football bowl games, specifically the College Football Playoff semifinals.

  • ESPN more than doubled its adults 18-49 average from the previous week, and almost tripled its average total viewers figure from the previous week.

NBC was the #1 broadcast network of the week in adults 18-49, 25-54 and even total viewers, primarily thanks to impressive ratings from the season finale of Sunday Night Football.

  • The network was up three-tenths in the demo week-to-week (1.7 from 1.4) and +1.4 million in total viewers week to week (6.6 million from 5.2 million).
  • CBS, ABC and Fox were also up week to week

TBS was the second-highest-rated primetime cable network of the week in adults 18-49, followed by USA, Discovery, HBO, ABC Family, HGTV, TNT, FX and Adult Swim.

  • ABC Family experienced the most significant fall from grace, week to week, due to the end of its 25 Days of Christmas series for 2015.

TBS was #2 in total viewers for cable followed by HGTV, USA, Discovery, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Hallmark Channel, History, and Encore.

All Nielsen-Measured Networks

Sorted by Adults 18-49, Live+SD Data:

<p>Dates</p><p>Daypart</p><p>Viewing Source</p><p>Live+SD P2+ Est. Median age</p><p>P18-49 Rtg%</p><p>P18-49 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P25-54 Rtg%</p><p>P25-54 Proj (000 s)</p><p>P2+ Proj (000 s)</p>

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ESPN

53

2.60

3292

3.10

3683

9054

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

NBC AFFILIATES

54.8

1.74

2204

2.25

2676

6580

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

CBS AFFILIATES

60.9

1.10

1399

1.58

1879

6510

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

ABC AFFILIATES

53.9

1.02

1288

1.30

1547

4147

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

FOX AFFILIATES

52.2

0.85

1077

1.08

1288

2916

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

UNIVISION AFFILIATES

42.1

0.64

810

0.72

850

1738

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

TBS NETWORK

47.6

0.62

790

0.74

877

1701

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

TELEMUNDO AFFILIATES

36.8

0.58

733

0.61

724

1503

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

USA NETWORK

51.6

0.47

596

0.54

647

1589

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

52.4

0.45

575

0.58

686

1547

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

HBO - THE WORKS

47

0.42

537

0.50

596

1147

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ABC FAMILY

39.8

0.41

522

0.43

506

1094

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

HOME AND GARDEN TV

57.1

0.39

498

0.50

597

1622

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

ALL PBS STATIONS

64.59999999999999

0.39

497

0.55

659

2949

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

47.5

0.38

484

0.45

534

1082

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FX

42.1

0.38

483

0.41

485

924

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ADULT SWIM

26.4

0.37

467

0.33

393

938

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

LIFETIME TELEVISION

48

0.33

421

0.38

455

1022

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

PBS PRIMARY NTWK AFFIL

65+

0.33

417

0.47

558

2590

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

VH1

34.8

0.33

415

0.31

372

647

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

ION AFFILIATES

55.3

0.32

406

0.41

493

1346

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

CW AFFILIATES

52.3

0.32

404

0.40

480

1168

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

HISTORY

56.3

0.31

399

0.42

504

1322

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FOOD NETWORK

51

0.31

395

0.37

441

1001

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

UNIMAS AFFILIATES

39.4

0.31

391

0.34

401

777

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NICKELODEON

10.8

0.30

376

0.28

327

1471

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

A&E NETWORK

48.6

0.29

368

0.34

405

832

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

BRAVO

45.8

0.29

367

0.34

401

735

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

SPIKE TV

47.8

0.28

353

0.33

394

797

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

COMEDY CENTRAL

38.7

0.27

345

0.27

325

606

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

AMC

47.1

0.27

339

0.32

381

757

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DISNEY CHANNEL

12.1

0.26

334

0.25

300

1473

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ENCORE

58.4

0.25

317

0.31

374

1178

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

55.6

0.24

306

0.32

385

955

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

E!

39.5

0.24

305

0.24

279

552

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NICK-AT-NITE

21.7

0.24

305

0.24

284

815

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

SYFY

54.1

0.24

305

0.32

375

939

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

TLC

52.5

0.24

303

0.28

335

845

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

MTV

30.7

0.22

279

0.19

226

478

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV

37.7

0.22

278

0.20

241

564

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

HALLMARK CHANNEL

62

0.22

277

0.31

371

1416

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK

54.7

0.19

245

0.23

276

744

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FXX

32.6

0.19

237

0.19

227

442

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

SCIENCE

36.7

0.18

228

0.18

219

422

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

STARZ

49.6

0.17

214

0.21

244

515

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

TRUTV

38.1

0.17

212

0.18

209

457

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ANIMAL PLANET

52

0.17

211

0.20

237

594

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL

49.5

0.16

206

0.19

228

468

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

CNN

58.9

0.15

192

0.20

236

680

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DISNEY JUNIOR

9.1

0.15

186

0.14

171

579

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

SHOWTIME

51.5

0.14

178

0.19

222

444

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

TV LAND

56.2

0.13

165

0.18

212

550

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

WETV

58.3

0.12

158

0.15

178

538

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NICK JR

7.9

0.12

154

0.13

155

592

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

TRAVEL CHANNEL

53.3

0.12

149

0.17

196

442

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

HBO PRIME

49.9

0.12

149

0.15

175

352

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

CNBC

53.5

0.12

147

0.12

147

379

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

BOUNCE TV AFFILIATES

40

0.12

147

0.13

149

327

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ESPN2

54.8

0.11

136

0.13

149

393

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

65+

0.11

135

0.16

196

1148

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

CMT

48

0.11

134

0.12

143

295

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

MULTIMAX

48.9

0.10

131

0.13

149

295

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FOX SPORTS 1

47.3

0.10

123

0.11

132

270

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

MTV2

30.2

0.10

123

0.08

100

210

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

GSN

59.8

0.10

121

0.10

122

448

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

ME TV AFFILIATES

59.5

0.09

111

0.16

187

638

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

H2

56.2

0.08

106

0.11

133

336

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

55

0.08

104

0.11

126

325

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

MSNBC

61

0.08

103

0.12

139

447

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

63.7

0.08

101

0.12

137

544

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

WGN AMERICA

58.7

0.08

97

0.10

117

366

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

HLN

59.1

0.07

95

0.10

115

333

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NBA-TV

44.5

0.07

95

0.08

93

209

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

TV ONE

46.7

0.07

95

0.08

99

194

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ENCORE PRIMARY

54.4

0.07

92

0.10

114

261

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL

36.2

0.07

88

0.08

91

148

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

GALAVISION

37.1

0.07

88

0.07

84

174

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

OXYGEN MEDIA

50.8

0.07

88

0.08

99

213

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

IFC TV

48.4

0.07

83

0.08

94

188

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FYI

50.2

0.06

81

0.08

92

192

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL

33.3

0.06

80

0.07

84

216

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

VELOCITY

54.3

0.06

78

0.07

87

208

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

SHOWTIME PRIME

51.5

0.06

75

0.08

95

187

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

BBC-AMERICA

51.6

0.06

74

0.08

94

195

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NICKTOONS

12.2

0.06

73

0.06

70

254

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

COOKING CHANNEL

46.8

0.06

72

0.07

80

164

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

POP

53.1

0.06

72

0.08

92

211

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

SUNDANCE TV

55.5

0.06

72

0.07

87

225

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NAT GEO WILD

58

0.06

70

0.07

83

258

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DESTINATION AMERICA

54.9

0.05

67

0.07

84

213

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ESQUIRE NETWORK

36.9

0.05

67

0.06

69

136

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

51.5

0.05

64

0.06

68

159

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

STARZ PRIMARY

52.8

0.05

63

0.06

73

171

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DIY NETWORK

56.1

0.05

61

0.06

76

192

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NFL NETWORK

50.7

0.05

61

0.06

77

152

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

REELZCHANNEL

57.1

0.05

60

0.07

79

214

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

SPROUT

10.4

0.05

58

0.05

55

176

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

ESTRELLA TV AFFILIATES

49.7

0.04

57

0.05

61

155

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

BOOMERANG

12.6

0.04

56

0.04

49

193

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

60

0.04

55

0.06

72

243

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

ESPNU

53.7

0.04

52

0.05

56

145

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

INSP

65+

0.04

52

0.05

60

384

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

UP

51.3

0.04

52

0.05

54

137

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DISNEY XD

11.7

0.04

50

0.04

52

254

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

MAXPRIME

52.6

0.04

50

0.05

61

131

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FX MOVIE CHANNEL

51.2

0.04

47

0.05

56

121

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

TEENNICK

14

0.04

47

0.03

38

169

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL

59.7

0.03

37

0.04

51

157

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

CHILLER

48.6

0.03

37

0.03

39

87

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FOX DEPORTES

38.2

0.03

36

0.03

37

61

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

AZTECA AMERICA AFFILIATES

47

0.03

36

0.03

41

84

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

COZI TV AFFILIATES

60.4

0.03

34

0.04

50

160

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

CENTRIC

47.3

0.03

33

0.03

35

67

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FUSE

40.2

0.03

32

0.03

30

69

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY LIFE CHANNEL

56.8

0.02

31

0.03

35

103

Week of 12/28/2015

Broadcast Prime

MUNDOMAX AFFILIATES

55.3

0.02

31

0.04

44

116

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

LOGO

48.7

0.02

30

0.03

30

66

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

BABY FIRST TV

26.7

0.02

29

0.02

26

55

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

CLOO

50.5

0.02

27

0.03

30

72

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

NBC UNIVERSO

39

0.02

27

0.02

27

49

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

SMITHSONIAN

59.6

0.02

26

0.03

37

109

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

BEIN SPORT ESPANOL

34.1

0.02

25

0.02

25

40

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

GOLF CHANNEL

57.5

0.02

24

0.02

29

80

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

OVATION

58.3

0.02

24

0.03

32

87

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY

59.1

0.02

22

0.03

30

90

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

MLB NETWORK

49.4

0.02

20

0.02

22

48

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY FAMILIA

37.1

0.01

18

0.02

18

36

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

VH1 CLASSIC

46.6

0.01

17

0.02

21

35

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

EL REY

52.5

0.01

15

0.02

20

39

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FOX BUSINESS NETWORK

64.09999999999999

0.01

11

0.01

17

75

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

FOX SPORTS 2

55.2

0.01

11

0.01

13

33

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

UNIVISION DEPORTES

40.7

0.01

11

0.01

13

24

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

RFD-TV

65+

0.01

9

0.01

10

151

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

AL JAZEERA AMERICA

64.40000000000001

0.01

8

0.01

9

31

Week of 12/28/2015

Cable Prime

BEIN SPORT

37.6

0.01

8

0.01

7

13

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