Disney Channel rode its original movie Descendants to a first place primetime ratings finish among cable networks last week, according to Nielsen.
The kids-targeted network averaged 2.2 million viewers during the week of July 27 to Aug. 2 to best TNT, which finished in second with 1.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
Fox News took the third slot with 1.6 million viewers, followed by a tie between USA Network and TBS, each with 1.5 million viewers.
HGTV and History (1.4 million viewers); Discovery (1.3 million); and Food Network, Adult Swim and FX (1 million) rounded out the top most watched networks for the week.
Disney was also the most watched cable network on a 24-hour basis last week, besting fellow kids/young adult-targeted networks Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Adult Swim.
TBS was the top network of choice for adult 18-49 viewers as well as female viewers 18-49 and 25-54 for the week, Nielsen said.
Most Watched Shows During Week of July 27-Aug. 2
7/31 Descendants Disney Channel 6.5 million
7/28 Rizzoli & Isles TNT 4.4 million
7/27 Major Crimes TNT 4.3 million
8/2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race NBCSN 4.2 million
7/31 Bunk’d Disney 4.2 million
7/27 WWE Monday Night Raw (10-11:09) WWE 3.8 million
7/27 WWE Monday Night Raw (9-11) WWE 3.7 million
7/27 WWE Monday Night Raw (8-9) WWE 3.4 million
8/2 Descendants Disney 3.3 million
7/31 Alaskan Bush People: Lost Discovery 3.0 million
7/28 The Haves and The Have Nots OWN 3.0 million
Weekly digest of streaming and OTT industry news
Thank you for signing up to Multichannel News. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.