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Four Sports Channels Among Top 10 For Cable Net Monthly Subscriber Fees

Dedicated sports channels account for four of the top 10 cable network sub fees, with ESPN leading all nets at $5.06 per sub per month, according to recent estimates from SNL Kagan and Barclays Capital. Among all cable networks with at least 40 million subs (excluding any RSNs), ESPN and ESPN 3D top the list, with 3net, TNT and Disney Channel rounding out the top five. Also ranking in the top 10 are NFL Network and ESPN2, while Fox College Sports and Big Ten Network rank in the top 25 (SNL Kagan/Barclays Capital).

TOP 25 CABLE NETWORKS BY MONTHLY SUBSCRIBER FEE
RK
NET
SUB FEE
RK
NET
SUB FEE
1
ESPN
$5.06
14
Nickelodeon/Nick At Nite
$0.52
2
ESPN 3D
$2.71
15
HDNet
$0.47
3
3net
$1.29
16
FX
$0.46
4
TNT
$1.21
17t
Fox College Sports
$0.39
5
Disney Channel
$0.97
17t
MTV
$0.39
6
NFL Network
$0.84
19
HDNet Movies
$0.38
7
Fox News
$0.82
20t
Big Ten Network
$0.37
8
ESPN2
$0.67
20t
Discovery Channel
$0.37
9
USA Network
$0.62
22t
Sony Movie Channel
$0.32
10
TBS
$0.59
22t
CNBC
$0.32
11t
MGM HD
$0.58
24t
Antena 3
$0.31
11t
CNN en Español
$0.58
24t
Lifetime
$0.31
13
CNN/HLN
$0.57
   

 

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