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USA Nets Second Straight Weekly Ratings Win

Disney Ekes Out Total Day Win Over Nickelodeon 6/25/2013 11:38 AM Eastern

After a slow start, USA Network is starting to re-establish its dominance of cable's summer primetime ratings season.

The network, cable's reigning summer primetime ratings champion, won its second consecutive weekly ratings race during the period of June 17 to June 23, averaging 2.5 million viewers on the strength of hit returning series like Burn Notice and new shows like Graceland (pictured), according to Nielsen.

USA is also projecting a 2nd quarter primetime ratings win with one week left to go in the period. If the numbers hold, it would be USA's record eighth straight 2nd quarter win among total viewers, according to network officials.

For the week, Disney Channel placed second with 2.3 million viewers, followed by History with 2.1 million viewers and TNT with 1.9 million watchers.

Discovery Channel’s June 23 The Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda event helped propel the network into a fifth place finish for the week with 1.8 million viewers, followed by TBS (1.69 million viewers): Fox News (1.61 million); A&E (1.5 million); HGTV (1.2 million) and FX (1.2 million) rounded out the top 10.

Disney Channel stayed hot on a 24-hour basis, winning its third straight week over Nickelodeon on a total day basis, while Adult Swim was the top choice among adult 18 to 49 viewers for a second straight week, according to Nielsen.

Most Watched Cable Shows For The Week Of June 17 To 23

6/23/2013

SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA

Discovery

10.6 Million

6/23/2013

SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA

Discovery

6.2 million

6/23/2013

SPRINT CUP RACING/SONOMA

TNT

4.6 million

6/20/2013

PAWN STARS              

History

4.6 million

6/20/2013

PAWN STARS              

History

4.3 million

6/17/2013

WWE ENTERTAINMENT       

USA

4.2 million

6/17/2013

WWE ENTERTAINMENT       

USA

4.1 million

6/23/2013

NAKED AND AFRAID        

Discovery

4.1 million

6/23/2013

TRUE BLOOD              

HBO

4.0 million

6/17/2013

WWE ENTERTAINMENT       

USA

4.0 million

Source: Nielsen

 

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