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Weekly Network Rankings: Fear Not, AMC & NBC Dominate

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NBC was the top-rated primetime network for the week ending August 23rd, averaging a 1.2 Live+SD rating in the 18-49 demo, a 1.6 in 25-54 and around 5 million total Live+SD viewers in the daypart.

CBS finished second in both key demos, but was the week's most-watched network in primetime, per usual.

FOX moved ahead of ABC for the #3 spot last week, largely in part to its presentation of NFL preseason football during the daypart.

And with the exception of maybe Bachelor in Paradise, ABC hasn't had much to hang its proverbial hat on during August to-date.

Lifted by the monster premiere numbers hauled in by Fear The Walking Dead, AMC was the top-rated cable network of the week in primetime, averaging a .7 in the key 18-49 demo and a .8 with P 25-54.

AMC managed to knock off both of the big Spanish language broadcasters in the demo (Univision and Telemundo), which is somewhat of a rare feat. USA, TBS, Adult Swim and HBO rounded out primetime cable's top five last week with Adults 18-49.

For a third consecutive week, Fox News was the most-watched cable network in primetime. The network averaged just under 2 million total viewers during the daypart.

Disney Channel was the second-most-watched primetime cable network last week, followed by AMC, USA and HGTV rounding out the top five.

Here are how the broadcast and cable networks performed in primetime last week, primarily sorted by Adults 18-49. The numbers are in Live+SD viewing.

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

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NBC AFFILIATES

1.22

1.60

1909

5043

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

CBS AFFILIATES

0.97

1.38

1650

5336

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FOX AFFILIATES

0.94

1.20

1435

3448

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ABC AFFILIATES

0.83

1.07

1278

3387

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

AMC

0.71

0.79

949

1678

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

UNIVISION AFFILIATES

0.65

0.71

850

1820

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TELEMUNDO AFFILIATES

0.61

0.68

810

1470

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

USA NETWORK

0.51

0.57

680

1612

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TBS NETWORK

0.50

0.57

683

1322

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ADULT SWIM

0.44

0.36

426

1034

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

HBO - THE WORKS

0.43

0.49

581

1044

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ESPN

0.41

0.48

568

1360

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

0.38

0.48

577

1186

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

HOME AND GARDEN TV

0.37

0.47

564

1583

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FX

0.37

0.43

509

985

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

CW AFFILIATES

0.37

0.49

582

1382

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

0.34

0.45

532

1497

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

A&E NETWORK

0.34

0.39

461

1033

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

LIFETIME TELEVISION

0.33

0.39

468

968

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

VH1

0.33

0.31

371

688

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

SPIKE TV

0.31

0.33

400

756

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

HISTORY

0.30

0.42

505

1320

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ION AFFILIATES

0.30

0.36

434

1185

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FOOD NETWORK

0.30

0.35

423

897

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DISNEY CHANNEL

0.28

0.26

312

1731

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

SYFY

0.26

0.32

384

867

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NFL NETWORK

0.25

0.29

351

724

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

MTV

0.25

0.20

243

494

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

0.25

0.32

387

950

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

BRAVO

0.25

0.28

336

599

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ABC FAMILY

0.23

0.23

271

575

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV

0.22

0.22

260

667

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NICK-AT-NITE

0.20

0.18

217

699

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

UNIMAS AFFILIATES

0.20

0.21

255

484

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

COMEDY CENTRAL

0.20

0.19

225

416

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

0.20

0.32

385

1981

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TRUTV

0.19

0.21

247

478

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ALL PBS STATIONS

0.18

0.27

322

1626

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

STARZ

0.18

0.21

249

523

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TLC

0.18

0.22

268

714

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

HBO PRIME

0.17

0.20

237

432

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

E!

0.17

0.17

206

396

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ENCORE

0.17

0.22

261

914

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FXX

0.17

0.18

217

387

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NICKELODEON

0.16

0.17

202

1025

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

0.16

0.21

249

717

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ANIMAL PLANET

0.15

0.18

217

600

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

WETV

0.15

0.21

245

639

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TV LAND

0.14

0.18

212

585

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

0.13

0.17

200

511

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

PBS PRIMARY NTWK AFFIL

0.13

0.19

231

1291

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DISNEY JUNIOR

0.13

0.13

152

586

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK

0.12

0.14

168

407

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TRAVEL CHANNEL

0.11

0.15

183

399

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

SHOWTIME

0.11

0.15

175

381

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ESPN2

0.11

0.14

169

443

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL

0.11

0.15

175

463

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

HALLMARK CHANNEL

0.11

0.14

166

586

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

CNN

0.10

0.15

185

635

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

SCIENCE

0.10

0.11

136

305

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

GSN

0.10

0.11

128

433

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ME TV AFFILIATES

0.09

0.15

176

573

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

MULTIMAX

0.09

0.10

125

227

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FOX SPORTS 1

0.08

0.10

116

274

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

MTV2

0.08

0.06

76

175

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

CNBC

0.08

0.10

121

313

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

CMT

0.08

0.09

108

227

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NICK JR

0.08

0.08

98

345

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

BBC-AMERICA

0.08

0.08

92

212

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

OXYGEN MEDIA

0.08

0.09

102

215

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

MSNBC

0.08

0.12

144

634

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

H2

0.07

0.11

131

336

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

BOUNCE TV AFFILIATES

0.07

0.07

87

254

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

STARZ PRIMARY

0.07

0.08

100

193

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

IFC TV

0.07

0.08

91

174

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

UNIVISION DEPORTES

0.07

0.07

85

129

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

WGN AMERICA

0.07

0.09

105

299

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ENCORE PRIMARY

0.07

0.07

89

185

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

HLN

0.06

0.09

104

304

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

MLB NETWORK

0.06

0.07

89

217

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TV ONE

0.06

0.07

87

164

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

GALAVISION

0.06

0.06

73

147

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ESTRELLA TV AFFILIATES

0.06

0.07

86

179

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NAT GEO WILD

0.06

0.07

90

262

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DIY NETWORK

0.06

0.07

83

219

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FYI

0.06

0.07

83

170

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

0.05

0.09

110

479

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL

0.05

0.06

69

104

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DESTINATION AMERICA

0.05

0.07

86

203

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NICKTOONS

0.05

0.04

53

284

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

VELOCITY

0.05

0.06

72

156

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

SHOWTIME PRIME

0.05

0.06

75

170

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ESQUIRE NETWORK

0.04

0.05

59

111

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

SPROUT

0.04

0.04

49

160

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

MUNDOFOX AFFILIATES

0.04

0.06

70

166

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

COOKING CHANNEL

0.04

0.05

58

122

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

MAXPRIME

0.04

0.05

59

101

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

POP

0.04

0.06

67

152

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

REELZCHANNEL

0.04

0.06

67

174

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

BOOMERANG

0.04

0.03

41

220

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DISNEY XD

0.04

0.04

48

324

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

UP

0.04

0.04

49

152

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL

0.04

0.04

50

133

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

INSP

0.04

0.05

62

403

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ESPNEWS

0.04

0.04

50

106

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL

0.04

0.05

65

181

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

AZTECA AMERICA AFFILIATES

0.03

0.04

48

89

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

SUNDANCE TV

0.03

0.06

68

167

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

CENTRIC

0.03

0.03

36

72

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

0.03

0.05

55

192

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

TEENNICK

0.03

0.02

25

162

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

GOLF CHANNEL

0.03

0.04

46

158

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FX MOVIE CHANNEL

0.03

0.03

41

96

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NBC UNIVERSO

0.03

0.02

28

53

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FUSE

0.02

0.02

26

65

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

NBA-TV

0.02

0.03

32

62

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DISCOVERY LIFE CHANNEL

0.02

0.03

31

85

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FOX SPORTS 2

0.02

0.02

19

55

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

COZI TV AFFILIATES

0.02

0.03

37

132

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

ESPNU

0.02

0.02

28

65

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

CLOO

0.02

0.02

23

54

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

DISCOVERY FAMILIA

0.02

0.01

15

45

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY

0.02

0.02

24

83

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

SMITHSONIAN

0.02

0.02

28

99

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

CHILLER

0.01

0.02

28

67

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

LOGO

0.01

0.01

16

34

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

OVATION

0.01

0.01

16

40

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FOX DEPORTES

0.01

0.01

14

25

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

FOX BUSINESS NETWORK

0.01

0.02

21

74

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

VH1 CLASSIC

0.01

0.01

17

42

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

EL REY

0.01

0.02

19

50

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

RFD-TV

0.00

0.01

10

108

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

BEIN SPORT

0.00

0.00

5

8

Week of 08/17/2015

Mon-Sun, 8-11p

AL JAZEERA AMERICA

0.00

0.00

4

25

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