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AMC, Fox News Top Weekly Primetime Cable List

AMC and Fox News sat atop of cable’s primetime ratings race for the first official week of March, according to Nielsen.

AMC, led by its zombie-themed hit The Walking Dead, and Fox News both averaged 1.86 million viewers during the week of Feb 23 to March 1 to lead all cable networks. USA finished a very close second, averaging 1.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Disney Channel finished a distant fourth with 1.66 million viewers, followed by Discovery Channel, which rode its unscripted series Gold Rush to a fifth place finish with 1.59 million viewers.

TBS (1.5 million), History (1.45 million); HGTV (1.44 million), TNT (1.29 million), And Adult Swim and ESPN (both tied with 1.13 million) rounded out the top 10.

Nickelodeon’s 1.38 million viewers on a 24-hour basis was higher than any other cable network during the week. Disney Channel finished second with 1.2 million viewers and Adult Swim was third with 1.21 million watchers.

AMC’ The Walking Dead was the most watched show on cable last week for the fourth consecutive week, according to Nielsen.   

Most Watched Shows During the week of Feb. 23 to March 1


3/1                       The Walking Dead                                           AMC                     14.4 Million

3/1                       Talking Dead                                                    AMC                       5.6 million

2/27                      Gold Rush                                                      Discovery                4.4 million

2/23                     WWE Entertainment                                        USA                        4.1 million

2/23                     WWE Entertainment                                        USA                        4.1 million

2/23                     WWE Entertainment                                        USA                        4.0 million

2/27                     Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge                              Discovery                3.9 million

3/1                       Real Housewives of Atlanta                            Bravo                       3.7 million

2/23                     The O’Reilly Factor                                        Fox News                 3.3 million

2/24                     The Haves and The Have Nots                     OWN                        3.2 million          

Source: Nielsen