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USA Tops Weekly Ratings Charts

USA Network was the most watched cable network in primetime over the seven-day period that included the July 4th holiday weekend, according to Nielsen.

USA averaged 1.6 million viewers to top all cable network during the week of June 29 to July 5, topping Discovery Channel, TNT and Fox News who tied for second with 1.5 million viewers.

HGTV and Disney Channel finished fifth with 1.4 million viewers, followed by TBS (1.2 million viewers), History (1.1 million) and FX and Food Network (1 million.)

Cartoon Network was the top choice for viewers on a 24-hour basis averaging 1.3 million viewers, followed by Disney Channel with 1.2 million viewers and Nickelodeon with 1 million viewers.

Discovery Channel was the most watched network among adults 18-49 in primetime during the week, while Adult Swim took top honors in the demo on a 24-hour basis.

TNT drama series Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles captured the top two slots among the most watched shows during a rare week in which a major live sporting event did not finish among the top 10, according to Nielsen.

Most Watched Shows On Cable During The Week Of June 29 to July 5

DateProgramNetworkTotal Viewers

6/29    Major Crimes                                                 TNT                  4.3 million

6/30    Rizzoli & Isles                                               TNT                  4.2 million

7/3       Alaskan Bush People                                    Discovery         3.5 million

6/29    WWE Monday Night Raw (9-10 p.m.)                USA                3.5 million

6/29    WWE Monday Night Raw (10-11:17 p.m.)          USA                3.4 million

6/29    WWE Monday Night Raw (8-9 p.m.)                  USA                3.3 million

6/30    The Haves and The Have Nots                         OWN               3.2 million

7/5       Island Of The Mega Shark                              Discovery         3.2 million

7/5       Monster Mako                                               Discovery          3.2 million

6/29    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta                                  VH1                  2.9 million

Source: Nielsen