Weekly Network Ranker: TBS Ratings Are a Grand Slam

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Network Performance in Primetime: Week of 10/12 - 10/18/15

BROADCAST

  • NBC finished the week ending October 18th as the top-rated primetime network in the key P18-49 demographic. With a 2.3 average live+same day rating, the network was up two-tenths from last week.
  • CBS (1.9) finished #2 in 18-49, which is also a two-tenths improvement from the previous week.
  • ABC (1.5) held steady week-to-week
  • Fox (1.3) took 5th place overall, and 4th in the broadcast sphere. The 1.3 P18-49 average is a one-tenth improvement from the previous week.
  • CBS was the most-watched primetime network of the week, averaging 9.6 million total live+same day viewers. That's a +400,000 improvement from the previous week.
  • NBC experienced a nice improvement in average total viewers as well, moving to a 8.1 million viewer average after 7.4 million the previous week.
  • ABC averaged 6.1 million total live+same day viewers this past week, a +100,000 average total viewer improvement from the previous week.
  • Fox averaged 4.2 million total live+same day viewers, +300,000 from the previous week.
  • Univision took 5th place in the broadcast sphere, though it was a bit down from the previous week.
  • Telemundo was up one-tenth in the demo, week-to-week, and +100,000 total viewers.
  • The CW fell one-tenth in P18-49, and -100,000 in total viewers.
  • PBS fell -100,000 average total viewers this past week versus the week ending October 11th.

CABLE

  • Anchored by a successful week of MLB playoff action, TBS was easily the top-rated and most-watched primetime cable network for the week ending October 18th. With a 1.4 P18-49 average, the network was up three-tenth of a point, week-to-week. The network averaged 4.6 million total viewers, +1.3 million week-to-week.
  • ESPN finished second in P18-49. That said, it fell three-tenths of a point from the previous week. With a 3.3 million total viewer average in primetime, it was -900,000 week-to-week.
  • AMC was the third-highest-rated primetime cable network of the week, despite experiencing a sharp decline in week-to-week primetime viewership. A Democratic debate-boosted CNN (up four-tenths from the previous week), and a steady USA round out the week's top five in P18-49.
  • TBS was the #1 primetime cable network in total viewers, followed by ESPN, CNN, Disney Channel, Fox News, USA, AMC, Discovery, Nickelodeon and HGTV.

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

<p>Dates</p><p>Daypart</p><p>Viewing Source</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 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

NBC AFFILIATES

2.30

2916

2.85

3384

8069

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

CBS AFFILIATES

1.86

2364

2.55

3025

9613

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

ABC AFFILIATES

1.52

1929

1.96

2323

6140

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

TBS NETWORK

1.38

1756

1.60

1906

4631

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

FOX AFFILIATES

1.26

1591

1.53

1821

4182

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ESPN

1.11

1404

1.24

1475

3235

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

UNIVISION AFFILIATES

0.70

887

0.79

933

1933

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

AMC

0.63

797

0.66

788

1397

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

TELEMUNDO AFFILIATES

0.56

715

0.65

770

1471

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

CNN

0.48

613

0.58

685

2214

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

USA NETWORK

0.43

550

0.50

597

1507

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

CW AFFILIATES

0.43

550

0.49

580

1292

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FX

0.43

541

0.46

546

1132

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

0.40

512

0.51

609

1379

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ADULT SWIM

0.39

495

0.31

372

1006

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

HBO - THE WORKS

0.36

457

0.41

486

901

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FOOD NETWORK

0.31

392

0.36

426

969

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ABC FAMILY

0.31

390

0.31

373

775

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FOX SPORTS 1

0.30

385

0.34

409

1022

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

VH1

0.30

376

0.28

335

604

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

HOME AND GARDEN TV

0.29

372

0.38

447

1281

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

SYFY

0.27

346

0.32

375

770

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

HISTORY

0.27

342

0.35

420

1196

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV

0.27

341

0.25

302

586

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

ION AFFILIATES

0.27

340

0.32

380

1053

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DISNEY CHANNEL

0.27

340

0.24

289

1630

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

SPIKE TV

0.27

337

0.27

318

641

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NICKELODEON

0.25

318

0.24

283

1355

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

LIFETIME TELEVISION

0.25

316

0.29

348

770

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

UNIMAS AFFILIATES

0.24

309

0.27

318

609

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

0.24

304

0.28

333

781

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

BRAVO

0.24

303

0.28

338

622

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NICK-AT-NITE

0.23

295

0.21

244

833

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

COMEDY CENTRAL

0.23

292

0.20

233

451

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

A&E NETWORK

0.23

287

0.28

329

687

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

0.21

272

0.30

355

814

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

TLC

0.20

252

0.22

266

685

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

MTV

0.20

250

0.15

183

395

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NFL NETWORK

0.20

248

0.22

264

470

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

E!

0.19

235

0.19

221

418

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

ALL PBS STATIONS

0.18

233

0.29

340

1688

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

HBO PRIME

0.16

200

0.18

218

415

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

TRUTV

0.15

196

0.15

177

431

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FXX

0.15

192

0.16

193

335

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DISNEY JUNIOR

0.14

177

0.13

159

536

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

0.14

176

0.22

257

1593

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ANIMAL PLANET

0.13

166

0.15

177

449

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ENCORE

0.13

166

0.17

201

728

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL

0.13

164

0.16

187

408

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

HALLMARK CHANNEL

0.12

148

0.18

213

925

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NICK JR

0.12

147

0.11

128

526

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

TRAVEL CHANNEL

0.11

145

0.15

173

359

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

STARZ

0.11

145

0.14

163

338

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

TV LAND

0.11

139

0.15

176

468

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK

0.11

136

0.13

152

381

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

0.11

134

0.14

166

461

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

SHOWTIME

0.11

134

0.13

159

315

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ESPN2

0.09

116

0.11

133

369

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

CNBC

0.09

114

0.11

132

331

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

WETV

0.09

113

0.12

146

420

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

BBC-AMERICA

0.09

112

0.10

118

225

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

BOUNCE TV AFFILIATES

0.09

112

0.11

134

281

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

OXYGEN MEDIA

0.09

109

0.09

110

237

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

GALAVISION

0.08

98

0.08

93

158

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

ME TV AFFILIATES

0.08

96

0.13

160

591

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

ESTRELLA TV AFFILIATES

0.07

95

0.09

108

240

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

SCIENCE

0.07

91

0.08

95

232

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

GSN

0.07

91

0.09

104

365

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

CMT

0.07

89

0.08

98

214

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

UNIVISION DEPORTES

0.07

88

0.07

87

144

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

0.07

87

0.08

93

206

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

H2

0.07

84

0.09

106

298

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

MSNBC

0.06

79

0.09

110

531

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

HLN

0.06

77

0.09

102

281

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

MTV2

0.06

73

0.05

55

128

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL

0.06

73

0.06

71

171

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

TV ONE

0.06

71

0.08

89

179

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

IFC TV

0.06

70

0.05

62

151

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DESTINATION AMERICA

0.05

68

0.07

87

175

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

AZTECA AMERICA AFFILIATES

0.05

65

0.06

71

128

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

TEENNICK

0.05

60

0.03

37

200

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

VELOCITY

0.05

59

0.07

82

190

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DIY NETWORK

0.05

58

0.06

68

191

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

POP

0.04

55

0.06

67

165

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL

0.04

53

0.05

60

105

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

COOKING CHANNEL

0.04

52

0.05

58

125

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

SHOWTIME PRIME

0.04

52

0.06

66

135

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DISNEY XD

0.04

52

0.04

53

290

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

WGN AMERICA

0.04

52

0.07

78

328

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NICKTOONS

0.04

51

0.04

48

236

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

STARZ PRIMARY

0.04

50

0.05

55

111

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NAT GEO WILD

0.04

50

0.05

62

197

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ENCORE PRIMARY

0.04

48

0.05

64

137

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FYI

0.04

47

0.05

54

116

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

MAXPRIME

0.03

44

0.04

50

107

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

BOOMERANG

0.03

40

0.03

37

177

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

MUNDOMAX AFFILIATES

0.03

40

0.04

48

126

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

0.03

39

0.04

49

161

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ESQUIRE NETWORK

0.03

39

0.03

33

100

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

SPROUT

0.03

38

0.03

35

131

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

INSP

0.03

38

0.05

56

351

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NBC UNIVERSO

0.03

37

0.03

37

65

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

0.03

37

0.05

62

374

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

NBA-TV

0.03

36

0.03

36

75

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL

0.03

33

0.04

49

165

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

SUNDANCE TV

0.03

33

0.04

46

132

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

REELZCHANNEL

0.03

33

0.04

43

109

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

ESPNEWS

0.03

32

0.03

34

75

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

CENTRIC

0.03

32

0.03

30

66

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

CHILLER

0.02

31

0.03

40

83

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FOX DEPORTES

0.02

29

0.03

34

54

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FX MOVIE CHANNEL

0.02

28

0.02

27

78

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FUSE

0.02

28

0.02

29

57

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

UP

0.02

27

0.03

30

106

Week of 10/12/2015

Broadcast Prime

COZI TV AFFILIATES

0.02

23

0.03

33

157

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY FAMILIA

0.02

23

0.02

22

42

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

LOGO

0.02

21

0.02

22

43

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

BABY FIRST TV

0.02

21

0.02

19

63

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

DISCOVERY LIFE CHANNEL

0.02

19

0.02

19

62

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

MLB NETWORK

0.01

18

0.02

20

59

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

OVATION

0.01

18

0.02

24

46

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

GOLF CHANNEL

0.01

17

0.02

23

78

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

CLOO

0.01

17

0.02

24

70

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

SMITHSONIAN

0.01

16

0.02

20

50

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FOX SPORTS 2

0.01

15

0.01

15

31

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

VH1 CLASSIC

0.01

15

0.02

19

41

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

BEIN SPORT

0.01

14

0.01

16

27

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

EL REY

0.01

13

0.01

12

28

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY

0.01

11

0.01

16

66

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

FOX BUSINESS NETWORK

0.01

8

0.01

15

54

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

AL JAZEERA AMERICA

0.00

6

0.00

6

23

Week of 10/12/2015

Cable Prime

RFD-TV

0.00

6

0.01

10

118

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