or


[07/01/08 - 01:03 PM]
USA Takes #1 with Best 2q Ever
USA spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2008.

[via press release from USA]

USA TAKES #1 WITH BEST 2Q EVER

USA TAKES #1 WITH BEST 2Q EVER

Win makes it Eight Straight for USA

NEW YORK � July 1, 2008 � In a remarkably competitive 2Q08 marked by NBA playoffs and high-profile cable originals, USA was the #1 cable network in 2Q08, delivering more P25-54 (1.27 million), P18-49 (1.25 million), total viewers (2.73 million) and households (2.04 million) than any other network in basic cable prime. This marks the eighth consecutive win for the network among ad-supported entertainment networks for P25-54, P18-49, total viewers, and households. This was also the most watched 2nd Quarter in USA's history, delivering more P25-54, P18-49, total viewers, and households than ever before.

USA delivered broadcast-level numbers in 2Q08, delivering more P18-49 and P25-54 than the CW. The network also grew year-to-year, drawing +8% more P25-54 than in 2Q07, +5% P18-49, +6% total viewers and +6% households.

USA was home to half of the top ten series in basic cable prime in 2Q08, including the top four, with original hours of IN PLAIN SIGHT, WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, and LAW & ORDER; CRIMINAL INTENT and cable's top acquired series HOUSE and NCIS.

� USA's newest show, IN PLAIN SIGHT, was the top original drama in 2Q08, drawing nearly 3 million in P25-54 to its series premiere and averaging 2.45 million in P25-54 and over 5 million total viewers in 2Q08, more than any other series. The series premiere of IN PLAIN SIGHT beat recent competitive launches including Lifetime's "Army Wives" (by +61% in P18-49 and +76% in P25-54), TNT's "Saving Grace" (by +27% in P18-49 and +11% in P25-54), FX's "Damages" (by +99% in P18-49 and +78% in P25-54), AMC's "Breaking Bad" (by +196% in P18-49 and +232% in P25-54), TNT's "Heartland" (by +108% in P18-49 and +72% in P25-54), AMC's "Mad Men" (by +362% in P18-49 and +268% in P25-54), and FX's "Dirt" (by +3% P18-49 and +30% P25-54).

� Most of the quarter's telecasts of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW placed in the top 50, representing more of these top spots than any other show and reaffirming its status as the #1 weekly series on cable.

� New original episodes of LAW & ORDER; CRIMINAL INTENT returned to USA in 2Q08, placing two telecasts among the quarter's most watched including the June 22 episode, which drew more P25-54 and total viewers than any prior USA original episode of the series.

� With over 3 million in P25-54, 2.9 million in P18-49 and 5.6 million total viewers, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK on USA Saturday 5/10 was the #1 movie of the quarter (#2 telecast overall) as well as the second most watched theatrical movie on basic cable prime since 2001 (only USA's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL in July of 2006 delivered more P25-54 viewers during this period).

*Note: all weekly daypart and program data is Live+SD.

USA NETWORK is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. The #1 network in basic cable, USA Network is seen in nearly 94 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





  [july 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ARMY WIVES (LIFETIME)
· BREAKING BAD (AMC)
· DAMAGES (DIRECTV)
· DIRT (FX)
· HEARTLAND (TNT)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· IN PLAIN SIGHT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· SAVING GRACE (TNT)
· WWE RAW (USA)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[03/28/15 - 08:53 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Continues Its Reign for CBS
The Eye once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/28/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Grimm" Is Currently Reporting Its Top Total-Viewer Result Since January 23
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, March 27.

[03/27/15 - 01:13 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with 2.2 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/27/15 - 11:11 AM]
E!'s "The Royals" Shows Significant Audience Growth in Its Second Week
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/27/15 - 08:49 AM]
"The Blacklist" Builds by 60% on Its 18-49 Lead-In Versus Round Three of the NCAA Basketball Tournament
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 26.

[03/27/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Scores a New Series High in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 22.

[03/27/15 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Enters Week Two on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/27/15 - 08:22 AM]
"Scandal" and "Grey's" Rank as Thursday's Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 26.

[03/27/15 - 08:08 AM]
2015 NCAA Tournament Delivers Record-Setting Numbers for Sweet 16 Thursday and Tournament Coverage-to-Date
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 26.

[03/26/15 - 11:06 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for Second Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/26/15 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Outdelivers ABC, CBS Competition in All Key Ratings Measures for Week of March 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/26/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins the 10 P.M. ET Hour Among the ABC-CBS-NBC Dramas
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 25.

[03/26/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Modern Family" Dominates at 9pm and Ranks as Wednesday's No. 1 TV Show
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 25.

[03/26/15 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Night in Viewers, Demos
FOX, absent "Empire," falls to a second place tie with ABC among adults 18-49.

[03/25/15 - 03:32 PM]
OWN Delivers Most-Watched Night in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 24.