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NFL Network begins its slate of regular-season games tomorrow night, and the net is seeing distribution to 71.9 million homes in September. That figure is up from 61.2 million last September, which was right before the net struck a carriage deal with Time Warner Cable. ESPN is in 98.9 million homes in September, the net's best mark since July '12. FS1 is in 89.2 million homes, well above the previous distribution record for Speed (86.6 million last February). There are four cable nets in over 100 million homes this month, the most since April '12.
Listed below are the top 10 U.S. cable nets in terms of distribution for the month of September, as well as distribution for nets with significant sports content.CABLE NETWORK U.S. DISTRIBUTION DURING MONTH OF SEPTEMBER
NETWORK'06 (000)'11 (000)'12 (000)'13 (000) The Weather Channel91,718100,05099,564101,143 Food Network90,76599,56999,044100,511 TBS91,650100,01599,323100,393 Discovery92,28399,74299,010100,107 Nickelodeon/Nick-at-Nite91,72099,48598,94199,975 USA Network92,02699,35598,77899,851 Cartoon Network/Adult Swim90,86298,93398,61399,828 CNN92,05799,21698,58799,712 A&E91,65299,05898,44799,515 HGTV91,06598,76398,37799,470 TNT91,97199,13598,42199,274 ESPN92,28598,78498,26498,852 ESPN291,71198,70098,23598,831 Spike91,65598,77497,66298,793 CNBC90,26797,38496,82997,379 FS168,16077,74280,89989,180 Golf Channel69,81383,32783,93682,736 NBCSN70,59675,43978,31078,412 ESPNews51,53373,63974,45475,774 ESPNUn/a72,38473,06775,568 NFL Networkn/a56,53061,20471,909 MLB Networkn/a56,34769,99571,321 NBA TVn/a54,70059,53660,168 Fox Soccern/a39,08541,14958,963 Outdoor Channel28,01834,41737,76539,430 FS2n/a32,03735,85937,496 Sportsman Channeln/an/a30,05932,266 ESPN Classic62,19233,26731,07030,791 Fox Deportesn/an/an/a20,946
NOTES: Figures not available for nets that do not subscribe to regular Nielsen ratings, including Pac-12 Networks, Big Ten Network, CBSSN, Fox College Sports, Longhorn Network, NHL Network, Tennis Channel, ESPN Deportes, beIN Sport, GolTV and Universal Sports.