USA NETWORK #1 FOR UNPRECEDENTED 12TH STRAIGHT YEAR
2017's #1 Ad-Supported Cable Entertainment Network in Total Viewers
Debuted the #1 New Cable Series of the Year, THE SINNER
NEW YORK, NY - December 19, 2017 - For the twelfth consecutive year, USA Network will end 2017 as the #1 most-watched ad-supported cable entertainment network - the longest streak in television history.
USA's 2017 success was driven by a powerful mix of new and returning series, including THE SINNER, the #1 new cable series of the year; CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, the year's #1 half hour cable series; perennial ratings juggernauts WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW and WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE; and original dramas COLONY, MR. ROBOT, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, SHOOTER and SUITS - all of which ranked #1 in their time period among key demos.*
THE SINNER is the #1 new cable series of the year among P18-49, P25-54, P18-34 and P2+. Throughout its run, the series ranked as Wednesday's #1 primetime drama in all of television (broadcast and cable) for P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, W18-49, W25-54, W18-34 and W2+. Recently nominated for two Golden Globes(R) and two Critics Choice(R) awards, the acclaimed series is also 2017's #1 new cable drama on STB VOD.**
Driven by WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW and WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE, USA Network is the #1 cable entertainment network on Mondays and Tuesdays (P18-49, P25-54, P2+, M18-49, M25-54, M18-34, M2+).
USA's stable of original dramas, including COLONY, MR. ROBOT, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, SHOOTER, THE SINNER and SUITS, all ranked as the #1 cable drama in their time period during their premiere run.***
Powerhouse unscripted series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is the most-watched half-hour series of the year among both P2+ and W2+ in ad supported cable -- and the #1 cable entertainment series in STB VOD.
USA is the year's #1 cable entertainment network for social engagements (3.3 billion total), more than double its nearest competitor. Additionally, 2017 was USA digital's best year since 2010 for video streams (web and app).****
USA's original series garnered significant acclaim and accolades in 2017, including four Emmy(R) nominations, three Golden Globe(R) nominations including Best Television Limited Series (for THE SINNER), and three Critics' Choice(R) nominations. In addition, THE SINNER was an official selection at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
About USA Network
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA's award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
* All TV claims: Nielsen; Live+7 data for 12/26/17-12/2/17; Prime = M-Su 8p-11p; YTD series ranks exclude repeats, movies, sports, and specials; YTD new series claim only includes series that premiered in 2017 and excludes miniseries. All rankers are for programs with at least three telecasts; half-hour series are series whose average duration is 20-40 minutes.
** VOD claims: comScore's Industry Title Ranking Report for YTD 2017 (through October) Cable Entertainment category STB VOD.
*** Season runs and time periods are for programs that start within the hour (or half-hour for CKB), include all telecasts (new episodes and repeats), and have the date ranges and time periods as follows:
Colony S2 (1/12/17-4/6/17, Thu. 10-11pm): #1 P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, P2+, M18-49, M25-54, M18-34, M2+, W18-49, W25-54, W18-34, W2+
Mr. Robot S3TD (10/11/17-11/29/17, Wed. 10-11pm). #1 P18-34, M18-49, M25-54, M18-34, M2+
Queen of the South S2 (6/8/17-8/31/17, Thu. 10-11pm). #1 P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, P2+, M18-49, M25-54, M18-34, M2+, W18-49, W25-54, W18-34, W2+
Shooter S2 (7/18/17-9/5/17, Tue. 10-11pm). #1 P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, P2+, M18-49, M25-54, M18-34, M2+, W2+
The Sinner (8/2/17-9/20/17, Wed. 10-11pm). #1 P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, P2+, M2+, W18-49, W25-54, W18-34, W2+
Suits S7A (7/12/17-9/13/17). #1 P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, P2+, M18-49, M25-54, M18-34, M2+, W18-49, W25-54, W18-34, W2+
**** Digital claims: Omniture. Engagement claim: ListenFirst, Episodic+, 2017TD (12/26/16-11/26/17), excl news and sports nets, total engagements across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, and Wikipedia, data as of 12/12/17.