USA Network: 10 Straight Years as the Top Ad-Supported Entertainment Cable Network
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Mr. Robot is one of the top new ad-supported cable drama series in 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers. WWE powers USA to No. 1 in Monday cable entertainment.
USA Network is on track to finish the year as the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment network for an unprecedented 10th consecutive year. Fueled by hit series including Mr. Robot and Suits, the powerhouse WWE Monday Night Raw, and top-rated acquired series, USA’s winning streak continued with 1.81MM total viewers P2+.
"I am proud of our incredible team that has made USA #1 for a straight decade – a significant accomplishment in a TV marketplace that has gotten more competitive every year," said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. "2015 was highlighted by the breakout success of Mr. Robot, and we look forward to kicking off the new year with the January premiere of our exciting new drama, Colony as well as the debut of WWE’s Smackdown on USA."
WWE Monday Night Raw, the most-watched, regularly scheduled program on cable, 52 weeks a year, delivered 4.18MM total viewers P2+, 1.93MM P25-54, 1.85 MM P18-49 and 1MM P18-34, making USA #1 Monday nights in 2015 among cable entertainment networks in every demo and total viewers P2+. WWE Smackdown will be moving from sister network Syfy and will be making its USA debut on Thursday, January 7 at 8/7c.
USA’s critically acclaimed hit drama, Mr. Robot will finish the year as the #4 new ad supported cable drama in P18-49 (1.36MM), P25-54 (1.5MM) and total viewers P2+ (2.74MM). Mr. Robot, which was renewed for a second season, is off to a strong start to awards season with three Golden Globe nominations, a Gotham award, a SAG nomination and an AFI award - as well as many other notable nominations and wins.
Perennial fan-favorite, Suits was among the year’s top 20 scripted series on basic cable, ranking #15 in P18-49 (1.54MM), #14 in P25-54 (1.73MM), and #13 in total viewers 2+ (3.7MM). The remaining six episodes of season five of Suits will kick off on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 10/9c.
Chrisley Knows Best continues to deliver a large and loyal audience for USA Network and is seeing significant growth in L7 measurements year over year. In L7, the buzzy reality show is up +25% in P18-49 (1.4MM), +38% in P25-54 (1.5MM) and +33% in total viewers P2+ (2.7MM). Two Chrisley specials will be premiering this month: A Very Chrisley Christmas 2 airs tonight, Tuesday, December 22 at 10/9c and Leaving The Nest will premiere on Wednesday, December 23 at 10/9c. Production on season four of Chrisley Knows Best has begun.
USA has three of the top acquired series in cable with Modern Family, NCIS and Law & Order: SVU. SVU and NCIS are the top two acquired dramas on cable among P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, and total viewers P2+. Modern Family, was one of the year’s top ten acquired series among P18-49, P25-54, and P18-34.
The network will premiere its highly anticipated new drama, Colony on January 14, 2016. From executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules"), Colony stars Josh Holloway ("Lost") and Sarah Wayne Callies ("Walking Dead").
Note: Data reflects the most up-to-date M-Su 8-11p time period data with all DVR playback information available at this time, which includes Live+7 for all possible dates, Live+3 for dates when Live+7 is not available and Live+Same for dates when Live+3 is not available.