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With coverage of the London Games set to begin later this month, CNBC is seeing the most U.S. distribution among nets that will air coverage with 97.5 million homes. MSNBC ranks second with 95.5 million homes, while Bravo has 94.6 million and NBC Sports Network has 78.1 million. ESPN and ESPN2 are in 98.9 and 98.8 million homes in July, respectively. Neither network has been in over 100 million homes since July of last year. MLB Network is in 69.9 million homes this month, marking the third straight month the net has set a new distribution mark. Other cable sports networks seeing record distribution this month are Fox Soccer, Fuel TV, NFL Network and NBA TV.
Listed below are the top 10 cable TV networks in distribution for the month of July, with comparisons to the same month in previous years. Also listed are the figures for various sports cable networks.JULY CABLE TV NETWORK DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.
The Weather Channel90,51293,99296,31099,186100,092101,065100,205 TBS90,49193,64996,83899,324100,495101,227100,025 Nickelodeon/Nick-at-Nite90,49593,89296,07298,741100,039100,69999,664 Discovery Channel91,16394,50196,34598,891100,065100,89199,604 Food Network89,53093,17395,55298,27099,878100,63999,601 USA Network90,78893,98095,98098,55699,468100,48099,301 Cartoon Network/Adult Swim89,67593,24195,34497,58498,82899,74699,159 CNN90,88594,17095,91098,55999,596100,41399,156 A&E90,41093,78495,68098,15699,275100,21999,012 HLN90,06793,49195,83998,46299,587100,23698,971 ESPN91,02194,23996,07398,29699,539100,12798,903 ESPN290,53093,88395,51997,87899,480100,00598,806 FX88,84992,03893,18895,55596,39699,36998,052 Golf Channel69,00874,89274,62181,05183,05583,92884,436 Speed67,14571,21172,74473,52576,44778,45281,449 NBC Sports Network69,50471,91872,90175,27173,88876,15578,063 ESPNews50,13759,55164,43268,48773,54574,31674,680 ESPNUn/an/an/an/an/a73,23473,234 MLB Networkn/an/an/an/a54,92856,43969,861 NBA TVn/an/an/an/an/a55,34859,833 NFL Networkn/a43,82439,94642,21456,43556,88359,499 Fox Soccern/an/an/a34,39636,47639,14241,442 Fuel TVn/an/an/an/an/a32,14837,029 ESPN Classic61,37463,29062,63463,51842,04234,08531,969