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NBA TV is in 59.8 million U.S. homes as the regular-season kicks into full gear in November, up from 55.2 million homes at the same point last year. The league's other cable partners -- ESPN and TNT -- are both seeing their respective distibution down from November '11. The Weather Channel leads all U.S. cable nets with 99.8 million homes. No cable net has been in over 100 million homes since August. ESPNU is in a network-record 73.5 million homes in November as college football continues and the net begins college basketball telecasts.
Listed below is U.S. distribution for the top 10 cable networks in November, with comparisons to the same period in previous years. Also listed is distribution for networks with a heavy dose of sports content.U.S. CABLE NETWORK DISTRIBUTION FOR NOVEMBER
The Weather Channel91,76796,36498,67299,737100,513100,15399,839 TBS91,51797,18598,96899,955100,844100,11999,528 Food Network90,90395,52897,90299,063100,10899,67199,330 Nickelodeon/
Discovery Channel92,33896,74698,68599,639100,40799,84499,040 USA Network91,98096,24598,31899,09599,95499,48798,894 Cartoon Network/
CNN92,04596,44398,29299,15899,95499,37898,769 A&E91,59196,06197,95398,77099,68199,19798,636 HGTV91,02295,80297,68098,57599,24598,81998,610 ESPN92,24596,46198,07398,96899,84499,18598,404 ESPN291,70796,12797,63198,64099,57399,00898,368 FX90,33594,36995,18695,90684,57698,20697,766 Golf Channel69,64876,50982,06281,69183,03783,71984,080 Speed68,46572,74173,49374,41477,05178,25780,775 NBC Sports Network70,61273,66373,91763,62274,54875,78377,743 ESPNews52,43162,48267,71570,05273,67573,99474,401 ESPNUn/an/an/an/a72,76672,77673,475 MLB Networkn/an/an/an/a55,36967,54970,113 NFL Network37,48343,55541,90952,84757,07957,39565,406 NBA TVn/an/an/an/a53,35955,17059,832 Fox Soccern/an/a34,75535,09338,38140,63041,549 Outdoor Channel28,91530,98329,58133,07535,04435,01538,115 Fuel TVn/an/an/an/an/a32,68035,887 ESPN Classic62,74163,32763,45162,17140,18332,81431,067 Sportsmen Channeln/an/an/an/an/an/a30,141