ESPN remained undefeated in the weekly primetime cable ratings race this Fall, winning its fourth straight week since launching its Monday Night Football season last month.
The sports network drew 3.0 million viewers during the period of Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 to easily best all other cable networks, according to Nielsen. Fox News was a distant second with 1.9 million viewers, followed by USA Network’s 1.6 million watchers and Disney Channel’s 1.4 million viewers.
HGTV (1.3 million viewers); TBS and History (tied with 1.2 million); Discovery Channel and AMC (1.1 million) and Food Network (1 million) rounded out the top 10 most watched networks for the week.
Nickelodeon and Fox News shared the top spot among cable networks on a 24-hour basis, followed by Disney, ESPN and Adult Swim, according to Nielsen. ESPN was tops among adults 18-49, followed by TBS and AMC.
The Oct. 4 finale of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead was the second most-watched show during the week, averaging 6.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
Most Watched Shows During Period of Sept. 28 to Aug. 4
9/28 MNF – Green Bay-Kansas City ESPN 13.5 million
10/4 Fear The Walking Dead AMC 6.8 million
10/3 Football: Ole Miss/Florida ESPN 3.7 million
10/1 TNF – Baltimore/Pittsburgh NFL Network 3.6 million
9/28 Monday Night Raw (8-9 p.m.) USA 3.4 million
9/28 SportsCenter ESPN 3.4 million
9/28 Monday Night Raw (9-10 p.m.) USA 3.3 million
9/29 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 3.2 million
10/4 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race NBCN 3.2 million
10/1 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 3.2 million
10/4 Alaska: The Last Frontier Discovery 3.2 million
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