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  • Fox Soccer In Record Number Of Homes In July; ESPN At Lowest Level Since Oct. '08

    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 Channel
    90,512
    101,065
    100,205
    100,121
    TBS
    90,491
    101,227
    100,025
    99,471
    Food Network
    89,530
    100,639
    99,601
    99,427
    Discovery Channel
    91,163
    100,891
    99,604
    99,090
    Nickelodeon/Nick-at-Nite
    90,495
    100,699
    99,664
    98,961
    Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
    89,675
    99,746
    99,159
    98,884
    USA Network
    90,788
    100,480
    99,301
    98,871
    CNN
    90,885
    100,413
    99,156
    98,721
    A&E
    90,410
    100,219
    99,012
    98,535
    Lifetime
    90,639
    100,023
    98,904
    98,445
    TNT
    90,770
    100,362
    98,921
    98,377
    ESPN
    91,021
    100,127
    98,903
    97,985
    ESPN2
    90,530
    100,005
    98,806
    97,935
    Spike
    90,413
    99,947
    98,623
    97,499
    CNBC
    89,134
    98,624
    97,497
    96,431
    Speed
    67,145
    78,452
    81,449
    85,390
    Golf Channel
    69,008
    83,928
    84,436
    82,538
    NBC Sports Network
    69,504
    76,155
    78,063
    77,774
    ESPNews
    50,137
    74,316
    74,680
    74,654
    ESPNU
    n/a
    73,234
    73,234
    74,363
    NFL Network
    n/a
    56,883
    59,499
    70,671
    MLB Network
    n/a
    56,439
    69,861
    70,436
    NBA TV
    n/a
    55,348
    59,833
    60,361
    Fox Soccer
    n/a
    39,142
    41,442
    51,393
    Outdoor Channel
    27,162
    34,460
    37,801
    39,341
    Fuel TV
    n/a
    32,148
    37,029
    36,781
    Sportsman Channel
    n/a
    n/a
    30,288
    31,879
    ESPN Classic
    61,374
    34,085
    31,969
    30,776
    Fox Deportes
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    20,506
             

    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.

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