WWE Helps USA Succeed As Most-Watched Cable Network

Matt Boone


The following is an excerpt from a press release touting USA Network’s success as the number one cable network for the fifth-straight year:

USA #1 FOR RECORD-SETTING FIFTH YEAR

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – December 9, 2010 – USA is about to clinch the title as most watched cable network in 2010, extending its streak at #1 to an unprecedented 5 consecutive years among ad-supported networks, for P18-49, P25-54 and total viewers.

With data thru Sunday 12/5, USA delivered more P18-49 (1.23 million, 11% over #2 ESPN), P25-54 (1.33 million, +21% over #2 ESPN), total viewers (3.14 million, +22% over #2 Disney Channel), and households (2.37 million, +27% over #2 Disney Channel) in primetime than any other cable network, as well as earning the year’s highest household coverage rating (2.38, +0.50 over #2 Disney Channel). No other network was able to deliver over 3 million total viewers or 2 million households this year.

In 2010, USA continued its tradition of presenting the most successful portfolio of scripted entertainment on ad-supported cable in every demo, delivering at least half of the top ten shows among P18-34, P18-49, P25-54, total viewers, and households.

The press release continues on to break down each of the shows that helped them reach this milestone. As far as WWE is concerned, this is their portion of the breakdown:

WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW made USA the #1 entertainment network on cable Mondays 9-11pm in 2010 among P18-34, P18-49, P25-54, total viewers and households, coming in second only to FOX among all entertainment networks, broadcast or cable, in delivering M18-34 and outperforming ABC in its timeslot among M18-49 and M25-54. RAW was the most watched series airing weekly throughout 2010, averaging 2.44 million in P25-54, 2.47 million in P18-49, 1.14 million in P18-34, 5.08 million total viewers and 3.47 million households for the year.

Check out the full release online at Zap2It.com.

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