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USA Climbs To Top Weekly Ratings Spot

TNT's 'Major Crimes' Is Week's Most Watched Show 6/18/2013 9:23 AM Eastern

Defending summer cable ratings champion USA Network last week won its first 2013 summer weekly race.

The "Characters Welcome" network stopped TNT’s two-week run of summer ratings wins by averaging 2.6 million primetime viewers during the week of June 10 to June 16, according to Nielsen. Disney Channel finished second for the week with 2.4 million viewers, followed by History’s 2.1 million watchers and Fox News’ 1.7 million viewers.

TNT finished fifth with 1.6 million viewers, followed by sister network TBS (1.59 million viewers); A&E Network (1.5 million); HGTV (1.2 million); Adult Swim (1.1 million) and Food Network (1.1 million).

Disney Channel outdrew Nickelodeon on a 24-hour basis, averaging 1.8 million viewers to Nick’s 1.7 million watchers. Adult Swim (1.2 million viewers), USA (1.2 million) and Cartoon Network (1.2 million) rounded out the top five.

TNT’s drama series Major Crimes (pictured) was the most watched show on cable last week, averaging 5 million viewers for its June 10 second season premiere.

Most Watched Primetime TV Shows For The Week Of June 10 to June 16 

 

6/10/2013

MAJOR CRIMES            

TNT

5.0 million

6/13/2013

PAWN STARS              

HIST

4.7 million

6/16/2013

SPRINT CUP RACNG/MICHIGAN

TNT

4.5 million

6/16/2013

TRUE BLOOD              

HBO

4.5 million

6/13/2013

BURN NOTICE              

USA

4.2 million

6/10/2013

WWE ENTERTAINMENT       

USA

4.0 million

6/10/2013

WWE ENTERTAINMENT       

USA

3.9 million

6/15/2013

NHL STANLEY CUP Finals – BRUINS-BLACKHAWKS      

NBCS

3.9 million

6/13/2013

PAWN STARS              

HIST

3.9 million

6/10/2013

WWE ENTERTAINMENT       

USA

3.8 million

Source: Nielsen

 

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