USA tops among cable nets in Oct.

USA Network notched its sixth first-place prime time ratings finish in the last 10 months during October, topping all of the other basic cable networks for the honor.

In October, USA averaged a 2.3 rating, representing 1.364 million homes in prime time for the period, beating Turner’s TBS, which ended up in second with a 2.1 rating representing 1.286 million homes.

TNT was third for the month with a 1.8 (1.052 million homes); ESPN was fourth with a 1.6 (999,000 homes); Nickelodeon was fifth at 1.1 (615,000 homes); and Lifetime finished sixth with a 1.0 (584,000 homes).

USA’s movies helped power it to the ratings crown. Indeed, the service’s Thursday-night movie schedule generated a 3.0, up 40% over the 2.0 averaged a year ago.

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