USA Network is No. 1 For Unprecedented 12th Straight Year
New York, NY
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.*
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:
**** 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.