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Sports nets continue to see year-over-year gains in distribution heading into February. ESPN topped 100 million viewers for the first time and is up 0.8% from the same period last year. ESPN2 is up 1.1% from February '10, while ESPNews is up 2.1%. For the first time, Fox Soccer Channel passed ESPN Classic in U.S. distribution, with the soccer-specific channel up 7.0% from February '10. NFL Network holds a slim lead among the league-owned networks with 56.9 million homes. Listed below is U.S. household distribution for all cable sports nets in February '11 (THE DAILY).CABLE SPORTS NET DISTRIBUTION FOR FEBRUARYNETWORK'11'10'09'08'07'06ESPN100,00299,21198,08996,51592,38990,280ESPN299,90498,82897,71396,16191,86889,540Golf Channel83,50983,37081,23574,58874,67667,930Speed77,93275,08273,31771,98969,76865,059Versus75,71563,99574,16372,41771,69763,173ESPNews73,45471,92167,95163,05954,86646,261ESPNU72,550n/an/an/an/an/aNFL Network56,89555,62341,70543,13340,150MLB Network55,316n/an/an/an/an/aNBA TV54,808n/an/an/an/an/a
Fox Soccer Channel38,61636,09434,316n/an/an/a ESPN Classic37,64958,64363,31162,62164,85658,881
NOTE: Distribution not listed for networks that do not subscribe to daily Nielsen Co. ratings, including NHL Network, Universal Sports, CBS College Sports, Tennis Channel and Fox College Sports.