USA ranked as the most-viewed cable network during primetime for the week ending Aug. 6 with an average 2.87 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The NBC Universal cable network was followed by non-ad-supported Disney with 2.57 million total viewers, TNT with 2.49 million and TBS with 1.92 million.
USA benefited from strong showings of WWE wrestling programming and Monk , although TNT’s July 31 episode of The Closer ranked as the top-viewed cable program for the week, averaging 6.93 million total viewers at 9 p.m.
In other ratings news, VH1’s season two premiere of Flavor of Love ranked as the network’s most-viewed series premiere ever, averaging 3.3 million total viewers at 10 p.m. Aug. 6. That was up 162% from the show’s first-season premiere. The episode averaged 2 million viewers in the 18-49 demo.