Cable ratings results for the month of August are in. Here are all the highlights and lowlights of the dog days of summer:
-CNN had its worst month in primetime in total viewers since May 2000. The news network has been dealing with declining ratings for a while now, but it has a crop of new talent coming in for the fall-- Piers Morgan, Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker. CNN's fresh faces have the unenviable task of with turning around the network's sagging ratings.
-Oxygen had its best August viewership ever. The network saw increases in all key demos and is on pace to have its best year ever in 2010.
-History had its best summer on record this year, capped off with its best ever August. The network is up 30 percent in the key adults 18-49 demographic compared to last year .
-August was Nickelodeon's most-watched month ever in total viewers. Nickelodeon averaged 2.5 million total viewers for the month.
-Discovery experienced its best August ever among men, women and total viewers in the 18-34 and 18-49 demographics. Compared to 2009, the network was up 7 percent in adults 18-49.