Weekly Network Rankings: NBC, ESPN Reach Ratings Endzone

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NBC was the #1 network in primetime last week. Yes, NFL gave the Peacock a significant boost, but NBC's entertainment programs performed at a high level as well. In fact, an NBC program topped the primetime landscape last Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. CBS' Big Brother was the #1 program on Wednesday, and ABC's Saturday Night Football was the #1 program on Saturday.

The Peacock averaged a 3.4 Live+SD primetime rating this past week, up from the 1.3 it averaged the previous week.

ABC was the #2 primetime network of the week once again (P18-49), by a tiny margin over CBS. Univision and Fox rounded out broadcast's top five. ABC (1.0) was down by two-tenths from last week's primetime average, while CBS held steady. Univision improved by one-tenth, and Fox dropped one-tenth.

ESPN was the #1 cable network of the week yet again. But this time, it was #2 overall, bypassing the perennial broadcast powers. The network doubled its primetime average in the demo from last week. What a difference college football makes.

It's also important to note the role that the U.S. Open played in ESPN's ascent up the primetime ranks these past two weeks.

TBS, USA, Adult Swim and AMC rounded out cable's top five (P18-49).

Fox News' run as cable's most-watched network came to an end after five consecutive weeks. The network was down by 200,000 total viewers (1.7 million).

USA, Disney and Nickelodeon rounded out primetime cable's five-most-watched networks of the week.

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

Week of 09/07/2015

NBC AFFILIATES

3.37

3.88

4611

10449

Week of 09/07/2015

ESPN

1.18

1.35

1601

3748

Week of 09/07/2015

ABC AFFILIATES

1.04

1.28

1520

4028

Week of 09/07/2015

CBS AFFILIATES

0.97

1.39

1647

5154

Week of 09/07/2015

UNIVISION AFFILIATES

0.76

0.85

1013

2154

Week of 09/07/2015

FOX AFFILIATES

0.70

0.91

1084

2549

Week of 09/07/2015

TELEMUNDO AFFILIATES

0.53

0.60

713

1303

Week of 09/07/2015

TBS NETWORK

0.48

0.56

663

1275

Week of 09/07/2015

USA NETWORK

0.46

0.54

641

1587

Week of 09/07/2015

ADULT SWIM

0.45

0.34

409

1051

Week of 09/07/2015

AMC

0.44

0.49

581

1062

Week of 09/07/2015

FX

0.42

0.45

540

1113

Week of 09/07/2015

HBO - THE WORKS

0.40

0.44

528

1018

Week of 09/07/2015

LIFETIME TELEVISION

0.37

0.43

506

1121

Week of 09/07/2015

HOME AND GARDEN TV

0.36

0.46

549

1449

Week of 09/07/2015

FOOD NETWORK

0.34

0.38

456

1010

Week of 09/07/2015

VH1

0.34

0.31

364

665

Week of 09/07/2015

HISTORY

0.34

0.44

524

1366

Week of 09/07/2015

CW AFFILIATES

0.33

0.40

478

1185

Week of 09/07/2015

ESPN2

0.30

0.33

390

1026

Week of 09/07/2015

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

0.29

0.35

421

960

Week of 09/07/2015

NICKELODEON

0.29

0.26

313

1504

Week of 09/07/2015

ION AFFILIATES

0.28

0.36

427

1105

Week of 09/07/2015

UNIMAS AFFILIATES

0.28

0.29

341

658

Week of 09/07/2015

ABC FAMILY

0.28

0.26

304

758

Week of 09/07/2015

SYFY

0.28

0.31

368

764

Week of 09/07/2015

DISNEY CHANNEL

0.28

0.25

295

1579

Week of 09/07/2015

TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION

0.27

0.35

416

1070

Week of 09/07/2015

A&E NETWORK

0.26

0.30

353

787

Week of 09/07/2015

SPIKE TV

0.25

0.29

348

648

Week of 09/07/2015

BRAVO

0.25

0.29

347

608

Week of 09/07/2015

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

0.25

0.32

383

909

Week of 09/07/2015

ALL PBS STATIONS

0.24

0.39

458

2221

Week of 09/07/2015

TLC

0.24

0.28

329

857

Week of 09/07/2015

COMEDY CENTRAL

0.23

0.21

247

441

Week of 09/07/2015

NICK-AT-NITE

0.22

0.20

236

785

Week of 09/07/2015

MTV

0.21

0.17

200

429

Week of 09/07/2015

E!

0.19

0.19

231

482

Week of 09/07/2015

FXX

0.19

0.20

238

438

Week of 09/07/2015

PBS PRIMARY NTWK AFFIL

0.18

0.31

371

1898

Week of 09/07/2015

BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV

0.18

0.17

198

479

Week of 09/07/2015

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

0.17

0.26

313

1729

Week of 09/07/2015

TRUTV

0.17

0.16

195

413

Week of 09/07/2015

ENCORE

0.17

0.22

267

950

Week of 09/07/2015

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL

0.16

0.20

235

565

Week of 09/07/2015

LIFETIME MOVIE

0.16

0.18

211

525

Week of 09/07/2015

OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

0.15

0.18

212

569

Week of 09/07/2015

STARZ

0.15

0.17

201

425

Week of 09/07/2015

HBO PRIME

0.14

0.16

191

402

Week of 09/07/2015

TV LAND

0.13

0.18

219

555

Week of 09/07/2015

DISNEY JUNIOR

0.13

0.12

142

535

Week of 09/07/2015

ANIMAL PLANET

0.13

0.16

189

567

Week of 09/07/2015

WETV

0.12

0.16

192

549

Week of 09/07/2015

BOUNCE TV AFFILIATES

0.11

0.13

151

364

Week of 09/07/2015

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

0.11

0.16

189

603

Week of 09/07/2015

HALLMARK CHANNEL

0.11

0.15

175

649

Week of 09/07/2015

TRAVEL CHANNEL

0.11

0.14

163

369

Week of 09/07/2015

SHOWTIME

0.11

0.14

169

386

Week of 09/07/2015

CMT

0.10

0.12

144

303

Week of 09/07/2015

CNN

0.09

0.14

166

480

Week of 09/07/2015

NFL NETWORK

0.09

0.10

123

220

Week of 09/07/2015

UNIVISION DEPORTES

0.09

0.09

112

191

Week of 09/07/2015

NICK JR

0.08

0.08

93

334

Week of 09/07/2015

BBC-AMERICA

0.08

0.09

113

232

Week of 09/07/2015

MULTIMAX

0.08

0.09

103

210

Week of 09/07/2015

SCIENCE

0.08

0.09

107

250

Week of 09/07/2015

ME TV AFFILIATES

0.08

0.13

154

572

Week of 09/07/2015

GSN

0.08

0.10

115

411

Week of 09/07/2015

H2

0.08

0.11

133

368

Week of 09/07/2015

TV ONE

0.08

0.09

109

224

Week of 09/07/2015

OXYGEN MEDIA

0.08

0.08

99

211

Week of 09/07/2015

MTV2

0.08

0.06

71

159

Week of 09/07/2015

CNBC

0.07

0.10

115

301

Week of 09/07/2015

MSNBC

0.07

0.10

123

553

Week of 09/07/2015

FOX SPORTS 1

0.07

0.08

92

218

Week of 09/07/2015

DESTINATION AMERICA

0.06

0.08

90

213

Week of 09/07/2015

MLB NETWORK

0.06

0.07

79

219

Week of 09/07/2015

NICKTOONS

0.06

0.06

67

280

Week of 09/07/2015

STARZ PRIMARY

0.06

0.07

86

164

Week of 09/07/2015

VELOCITY

0.06

0.07

88

189

Week of 09/07/2015

ENCORE PRIMARY

0.06

0.07

88

209

Week of 09/07/2015

NAT GEO WILD

0.06

0.08

92

308

Week of 09/07/2015

FYI

0.06

0.07

81

152

Week of 09/07/2015

GALAVISION

0.06

0.06

75

140

Week of 09/07/2015

ESPNU

0.05

0.05

65

152

Week of 09/07/2015

HLN

0.05

0.08

93

271

Week of 09/07/2015

DISNEY XD

0.05

0.05

59

289

Week of 09/07/2015

IFC TV

0.05

0.06

70

157

Week of 09/07/2015

SHOWTIME PRIME

0.05

0.06

75

165

Week of 09/07/2015

DIY NETWORK

0.05

0.06

67

172

Week of 09/07/2015

ESTRELLA TV AFFILIATES

0.04

0.06

66

152

Week of 09/07/2015

DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL

0.04

0.05

56

85

Week of 09/07/2015

WGN AMERICA

0.04

0.07

86

315

Week of 09/07/2015

AZTECA AMERICA AFFILIATES

0.04

0.05

57

104

Week of 09/07/2015

BOOMERANG

0.04

0.04

45

239

Week of 09/07/2015

COOKING CHANNEL

0.04

0.05

58

123

Week of 09/07/2015

REELZCHANNEL

0.04

0.06

76

180

Week of 09/07/2015

INSP

0.04

0.06

68

437

Week of 09/07/2015

ESQUIRE NETWORK

0.04

0.05

54

104

Week of 09/07/2015

AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL

0.04

0.05

61

157

Week of 09/07/2015

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES

0.04

0.07

79

449

Week of 09/07/2015

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

0.04

0.05

65

200

Week of 09/07/2015

ESPNEWS

0.03

0.04

46

99

Week of 09/07/2015

MAXPRIME

0.03

0.04

42

89

Week of 09/07/2015

POP

0.03

0.05

61

176

Week of 09/07/2015

SUNDANCE TV

0.03

0.05

63

170

Week of 09/07/2015

TEENNICK

0.03

0.02

26

184

Week of 09/07/2015

SPROUT

0.03

0.03

34

114

Week of 09/07/2015

FUSE

0.03

0.02

28

72

Week of 09/07/2015

MUNDOFOX AFFILIATES

0.03

0.04

53

139

Week of 09/07/2015

CENTRIC

0.03

0.03

36

82

Week of 09/07/2015

DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL

0.03

0.03

38

94

Week of 09/07/2015

FX MOVIE CHANNEL

0.02

0.03

36

100

Week of 09/07/2015

CHILLER

0.02

0.03

40

83

Week of 09/07/2015

SMITHSONIAN

0.02

0.03

35

110

Week of 09/07/2015

UP

0.02

0.02

29

116

Week of 09/07/2015

NBC UNIVERSO

0.02

0.02

23

46

Week of 09/07/2015

DISCOVERY LIFE CHANNEL

0.02

0.02

30

75

Week of 09/07/2015

LOGO

0.02

0.03

34

55

Week of 09/07/2015

COZI TV AFFILIATES

0.02

0.03

34

129

Week of 09/07/2015

GOLF CHANNEL

0.02

0.03

31

112

Week of 09/07/2015

VH1 CLASSIC

0.02

0.02

20

38

Week of 09/07/2015

GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY

0.01

0.02

24

60

Week of 09/07/2015

CLOO

0.01

0.02

21

61

Week of 09/07/2015

FOX DEPORTES

0.01

0.02

22

34

Week of 09/07/2015

OVATION

0.01

0.02

24

70

Week of 09/07/2015

DISCOVERY FAMILIA

0.01

0.01

14

22

Week of 09/07/2015

NBA-TV

0.01

0.01

17

39

Week of 09/07/2015

FOX SPORTS 2

0.01

0.01

11

34

Week of 09/07/2015

EL REY

0.01

0.01

15

37

Week of 09/07/2015

FOX BUSINESS NETWORK

0.01

0.01

13

54

Week of 09/07/2015

RFD-TV

0.00

0.01

7

111

Week of 09/07/2015

BEIN SPORT

0.00

0.01

7

16

Week of 09/07/2015

AL JAZEERA AMERICA

0.00

0.00

3

23

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