Ratings In Context: Leading Women's Networks

We came across this statement in an Adweek article about Investigation Discovery's recent upfront take, and thought it was worth a closer look:

"Since the year began, the network formerly known as Discovery Times is beating Lifetime, Oxygen and WE in total-day deliveries of women 25-54."

The women's networks have been very competitive this year, and as a group they have been thriving. On a total day basis HGTV has taken the lead among women 25-54, with ID holding second, ahead of Lifetime, Oxygen and WE, as stated. Bravo, Food Network, Lifetime and TLC  have been flip-flopping for third place all year, while OWN, Oxygen and WE are in a fourth tier.

Women's Cable Networks
Total Day Ratings Track 2013 YTD
Women 25-54 Live + SD Ratings

Primetime tells a different story, where ID sits in the middle, below the top performing nets, but above OWN, Oxygen and WE.

Women's Cable Networks
Primetime Ratings Track 2013 YTD
Women 25-54 Live + SD Rating