USA NETWORK'S MONK PREMIERES AS #1New York, NY - January 24, 2005 - USA Network's award-winning Monk returned in stellar form, continuing its third season on Friday, January 21 as #1 in cable for the total day, earning an outstanding 4.4 household rating, a 2.8 in P25-54 and a 2.0 in P18-49, with over 5.5 million viewers tuning in.
Driven by the performance of the Monk premiere, USA ranked first in basic cable prime (8p-11p) among households (2.7) and total viewers (3.3 million). In the 10pm hour, USA ranked first in all of cable among households, P25-54 and P18-49.
NBC Universal cable networks dominated the night. With the combined strength of Monk, Battlestar Galactica (SCI FI), Stargate Atlantis (SCI FI) and Stargate SG-1 (SCI FI), the networks claimed four of the top five shows among P25-54 for the night.
USA Network is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. USA Network is seen in over 88 million U.S. homes. The USA Network website is located at www.usanetwork.com.
USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
Source: Nielsen Media Research Galaxy Explorer