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  • NBCSN In 79.1 Million Homes As NHL Season Begins, While FS1 Crosses 90 Million Mark

    The '13-14 NHL season is in full swing in October and the league's primary cable home, NBCSN, is in 79.1 million homes, up from 78.0 million homes during the same period last year. Golf Channel also gets set to start a re-formatted PGA Tour season in 83 million homes, down from 83.9 million homes in October '12. Previous PGA Tour seasons did not begin until January. FS1 is in just over 90.1 million homes, up from the 80.8 million homes that Speed had during the same period last year. Listed below is distribution for the top 10 cable networks in the U.S. for the month of October, along with distribution for networks carrying significant sports content.

    CABLE NETWORK DISTRIBUTION FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
    NETWORK
    '06 (000)
    '11 (000)
    '12 (000)
    '13 (000)
    The Weather Channel
    91,744
    99,897
    99,578
    101,298
    Food Network
    90,813
    99,391
    99,108
    100,558
    TBS
    91,462
    99,796
    99,375
    100,489
    Discovery
    92,253
    99,603
    98,907
    100,082
    Nickelodeon/Nick-At-Nite
    91,660
    99,358
    98,944
    99,985
    Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
    90,851
    98,721
    98,570
    99,969
    USA
    91,784
    99,177
    98,726
    99,933
    CNN
    92,044
    99,081
    98,555
    99,782
    A&E
    91,583
    98,882
    98,423
    99,575
    Lifetime
    91,808
    98,752
    98,451
    99,526
    TNT
    91,906
    99,011
    98,430
    99,294
    ESPN
    92,235
    98,648
    98,179
    98,891
    ESPN2
    91,686
    98,470
    98,126
    98,861
    Spike
    91,634
    98,545
    97,752
    98,817
    FS1
    68,161
    77,394
    80,782
    90,121
    Golf Channel
    69,363
    82,934
    83,944
    82,964
    NBCSN
    70,684
    74,989
    78,068
    79,145
    ESPNews
    51,712
    73,264
    74,319
    75,829
    ESPNU
    n/a
    71,948
    73,258
    75,603
    NFL Network
    n/a
    56,550
    62,093
    72,464
    MLB Network
    n/a
    67,220
    69,811
    71,026
    NBA TV
    n/a
    54,400
    59,845
    59,950
    Outdoor Channel
    28,229
    34,238
    37,921
    39,425
    FS2
    n/a
    31,750
    35,943
    37,271
    Sportsman Channel
    n/a
    n/a
    30,253
    32,424
    ESPN Classic
    62,132
    32,648
    31,219
    30,826
    Fox Deportes
    n/a
    n/a
    n/a
    21,193
             

    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.

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