USA, Disney, TNT Top Cable's First-Qtr. '06 Ratings Race
March 29, 2006
By Anthony Crupi

USA Network was the top-rated ad-supported cable network in the first quarter of 2006, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The general entertainment network posted a 2.2 household rating in the first three months of the year, averaging 2.64 million total viewers in prime, an increase of 12 percent over the same period a year ago.

Disney Channel, which is not ad-supported, trailed USA with a 2.1 HH rating and an average 2.46 million viewers in prime, a 28 percent leap over its first-quarter 2005 audience.