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Fox Soccer is in 51.4 million U.S. homes in July, marking another new record for the network as it continues to see the biggest increase in distribution year-to-date among all cable channels. The net is the primary home of the biennial CONCACAF Gold Cup this month and was in 39.1 million homes during the last event in July ’11. NBA TV also began airing Summer League games over the weekend, with the network in 60.4 million homes, up from 59.8 million in July ’12. ESPN is in just under 98 million homes in July, the largest distribution among sports-specific cable nets, but marking the net’s lowest level since October ’08. ESPN2 also is at its lowest level since July ’09. Speed is in 85.4 million homes in July, one month before it is set to be re-launched as Fox Sports 1. Golf Channel is in 82.5 million homes this month, its lowest level since January ’10.
The chart below lists U.S. distribution for the top 10 cable networks in July, along with distribution for nets with significant sports content.JULY CABLE NETWORK DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.
NETWORK'06 (000)'11 (000)'12 (000)'13 (000) The Weather Channel90,512101,065100,205100,121 TBS90,491101,227100,02599,471 Food Network89,530100,63999,60199,427 Discovery Channel91,163100,89199,60499,090 Nickelodeon/Nick-at-Nite90,495100,69999,66498,961 Cartoon Network/Adult Swim89,67599,74699,15998,884 USA Network90,788100,48099,30198,871 CNN90,885100,41399,15698,721 A&E90,410100,21999,01298,535 Lifetime90,639100,02398,90498,445 TNT90,770100,36298,92198,377 ESPN91,021100,12798,90397,985 ESPN290,530100,00598,80697,935 Spike90,41399,94798,62397,499 CNBC89,13498,62497,49796,431 Speed67,14578,45281,44985,390 Golf Channel69,00883,92884,43682,538 NBC Sports Network69,50476,15578,06377,774 ESPNews50,13774,31674,68074,654 ESPNUn/a73,23473,23474,363 NFL Networkn/a56,88359,49970,671 MLB Networkn/a56,43969,86170,436 NBA TVn/a55,34859,83360,361 Fox Soccern/a39,14241,44251,393 Outdoor Channel27,16234,46037,80139,341 Fuel TVn/a32,14837,02936,781 Sportsman Channeln/an/a30,28831,879 ESPN Classic61,37434,08531,96930,776 Fox Deportesn/an/an/a20,506
NOTES: Figures not available for nets that do not subscribe to regular Nielsen ratings, including Pac-12 Network, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, Fox College Sports, Longhorn Network, NHL Network, Tennis Channel, ESPN Deportes, beIN Sport, GolTV and Universal Sports.