USA Network Retains Crown: Most Watched Cable Network

monk.jpgUSA Network, bolstered by the success of Tony Shalhoub’s detective series “Monk” and other shows like “Burn Notice” and “Psych,” has claimed the most-watched cable programming crown again, averaging about 2.8 million viewers in prime-time, the Hollywood Reporter said.

This had to be good news for NBC Universal, which has not had a stellar year at the box office.

NBC executives were jazzed that USA’s average was 463,000 viewers than the Disney Channel. But it also knocked Fox News, ESPN and CNN for a loop.

Hooray for Hollywood, indeed!