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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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