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National Cable/Satellite TV Networks Ad-supported Rankings

RANKINGS 2017
(Total Viewers In Millions)

TOP 25 AD-SUPPORTED CABLE NETWORKS 
Ranked on Total Viewers 
Thru March 2017
Rank Primetime Total Day
Net (000) Net (000)
1     FOXN     2543     FOXN     1465    
2     TNT     2174     NICK     1164    
3     TBSC     1929     TNT     927    
4     MSNB     1775     HGTV     909    
5     USA     1681     MSNB     892    
6     HGTV     1577     DSNY     860    
7     DISC     1272     ADSM     837    
8     AMC     1239     USA     836    
9     TRU     1138     ID      821    
10     HIST     1125     CNN     797    
11     CNN     1084     TBSC     790    
12     ID      1053     NAN     754    
13     FOOD     964     TOON     711    
14     DSNY     946     HIST     600    
15     A&E     853     FOOD     581    
16     TLC     835     DISC     552    
17     HALL     813     TVLD     537    
18     FX      804     HALL     516    
19     LIFE     779     DSJR     495    
20     NAN     746     AMC     493    
21     ADSM     742     TRU     491    
22     TVLD     741     A&E     470    
23     VH1     657     TVLC     469    
24     FRFM     653     ESPN     419    
25     APL     645     HMM     414    
(1) Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24-hour day. 
Source: Nielsen    

       

TOP 25 AD-SUPPORTED CABLE NETWORKS 
Viewers 18-49 
Thru March 2017
Rank Primetime Total Day
Net (000) Net (000)
1   TNT     944     ADSM     536    
2   TBSC     899     TNT     395    
3   AMC     627     TBSC     393    
4   USA     613     NAN     383    
5   DISC     494     NICK     354    
6   TRU     492     ID      290    
7   HGTV     462     USA     282    
8   ADSM     434     HGTV     282    
9   VH1     419     TOON     245    
10   FOOD     393     DSNY     233    
11   FX      356     TRU     230    
12   ID      330     FOOD     229    
13   HIST     329     DISC     222    
14   FOXN     328     ESPN     214    
15   LIFE     327     FOXN     213    
16   A&E     325     AMC     213    
17   MTV     313     CNN     199    
18   MSNB     311     VH1     187    
19   FRFM     309     FX      182    
20   BRAV     305     HIST     181    
21   TLC     298     A&E     180    
22   CNN     291     FRFM     179    
23   NAN     272     MTV     174    
24   ESPN     256     SPK     171    
25   SPK     251     LIFE     168    
(1) Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24-hour day. 
Source: Nielsen  

         

RANKINGS 2016
(Total Viewers In Millions)

RANK

NETWORK

P2+ 2016     

P2+ 2015     

 

1

Fox News Channel

2.48M

1.83M

 

2

ESPN

1.91M

2.15M

 

3

USA Network

1.68M

1.82M

 

4

TBS

1.59M

1.80M

 

5

HGTV

1.58M

1.50M

 

6

TNT

1.55M

1.72M

 

7

Discovery Channel

1.40M

1.55M

 

8

History

1.33M

1.49M

 

9

Disney Channel

1.32M

1.72M

 

10

CNN

1.30M

0.732M

 

11

AMC

1.26M

1.38M

 

12

MSNBC

1.113M

0.596M

 

13

FX

1.109M

1.22M

 

14

Food Network

1.06M

1.11M

 

15

Hallmark Channel

1.06M

0.959M

 

16

Investigation Discovery

0.994M

0.909M

 

17

Adult Swim

0.991M

1.05M

 

18

Lifetime

0.955M

1.04M

 

19

Bravo

0.908M

0.849M

 

20

TLC

0.877M

0.926M

 

21

A&E Network

0.847M

0.937M

 

22

Freeform

0.812M

1.05M

 

23

Nick At Nite

0.808M

0.814M

 

24

Spike TV

0.704M

0.779M

 

25

Syfy

0.692M

0.990M

 

26

VH1

0.639M

0.639M

 

27

TV Land

0.620M

0.606M

 

28

Disney Junior

0.595M

0.617M

 

29

Nick Jr

0.594M

0.416M

 

30

Animal Planet

0.593M

0.636M

 

31

OWN

0.537M

0.584M

 

32

MTV

0.580M

0.569M

 

33

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

0.549M

0.428M

 

34

Comedy Central

0.529M

0.583M

 

35

E!

0.521M

0.535M

 

Source: Nielsen; Live+SD numbers from 12/28/2015-12/18/2016

 

 

BASIC CABLE RANKINGS 2016(Adults 18-49 In Thousands)

RANK

NETWORK

P18-49 2016     

P18-49 2015     

 

1

ESPN

816K

923K

 

2

TBS

729K

836K

 

3

USA Network

692K

723K

 

4

TNT

625K

639K

 

5

AMC

610K

698K

 

6

Discovery Channel

575K

669K

 

7

FX

560K

609K

 

8

Adult Swim

530K

543K

 

9

HGTV

476K

466K

 

10

Bravo

469K

474K

 

11

Food Network

431K

469K

 

12

History

417K

476K

 

13

Lifetime

411K

434K

 

14

Freeform

408K

527K

 

15

VH1

396K

400K

 

16

A&E Network

390K

399K

 

17

CNN

373K

196K

 

17

MTV

373K

371K

 

19

Fox News Channel

354K

234K

 

20

Spike TV

344K

388K

 

21

Comedy Central

337K

379K

 

22

TLC

334K

365K

 

23

Investigation Discovery

327K

310K

 

24

Disney Channel

319K

385K

 

25

Nick At Nite

298K

276K

 

26

E!

290K

305K

 

27

Syfy

280K

399K

 

28

Hallmark Channel

251K

199K

 

29

TruTV

223K

232K

 

30

FXX

219K

228K

 

31

BET

209K

289K

 

32

MSNBC

207K

104K

 

33

OWN

202K

185K

 

34

Fox Sports 1

201K

170K

 

35

Animal Planet

193K

224K

 

Source: Nielsen; Live+SD numbers from 12/28/2015-12/18/2016