Cable Network Coverage Estimates - December 2009

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December 28th, 2009

We hadn't posted an update since the June coverage estimates (I'd inadvertently posted the June estimates and labled them September).  Most networks don't change very much, but some newer networks as they expand coverage show more growth.  For example, the NFL Network grew from being available in 42.09 million homes in June to 54.72 million in December according to Nielsen.  Fox Business Network grew from 47.44 million homes in June to 51.57 million homes in September.

And yes, these "cable" coverage estimates also include the homes receiving the channels by satellite and FiOS.

Cable Network Coverage Estimates For December 2009:

STATION NAME ESTIMATED Households (000) Coverage %
A&E NETWORK 98,919 86.09
ABC FAMILY 98,416 85.65
ADULT SWIM 98,276 85.53
AMC 95,188 82.84
ANIMAL PLANET 96,292 83.81
BBC-AMERICA 65,593 57.09
BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL 56,640 49.30
BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 89,588 77.97
BRAVO 92,321 80.35
CABLE NEWS NETWORK 99,299 86.42
CMT 89,910 78.25
CNBC 97,591 84.94
CNN / HLN 100,215 87.22
COMEDY CENTRAL 98,109 85.39
DISCOVERY CHANNEL 99,837 86.89
DISCOVERY HEALTH 74,266 64.64
DISNEY CHANNEL 98,617 85.83
DIY NETWORK 52,629 45.80
E! ENTERTAINMENT TV 96,991 84.41
ENCORE 34,662 30.17
ENCORE PRIMARY 33,641 29.28
ESPN 99,065 86.22
ESPN CLASSIC 60,580 52.72
ESPN2 98,770 85.96
ESPNEWS 70,818 61.63
ESPNU 65,788 57.26
FINE LIVING 55,933 48.68
FOOD NETWORK 99,243 86.37
FOX BUSINESS NETWORK 51,567 44.88
FOX NEWS CHANNEL 98,044 85.33
FOX REALITY 48,316 42.05
FOX SOCCER CHANNEL 35,532 30.92
FUSE 65,802 57.27
FX 95,845 83.42
G4 66,762 58.10
GALAVISION 55,783 48.55
GOLF CHANNEL 81,786 71.18
GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL 45,470 39.57
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY 58,482 50.90
GSN 70,139 61.04
HALLMARK CHANNEL 88,320 76.87
HBO - THE WORKS 32,072 27.91
HBO PRIME 31,917 27.78
HEADLINE NEWS 99,295 86.42
HISTORY 98,173 85.44
HISTORY INTERNATIONAL 55,762 48.53
HOME AND GARDEN TV 98,708 85.91
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (formerly DISCOVERY TIMES) 54,714 47.62
LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 74,582 64.91
LIFETIME TELEVISION 98,804 85.99
MAXPRIME 16,740 14.57
MILITARY CHANNEL 55,442 48.25
MSNBC 92,996 80.94
MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION 98,454 85.69
MTV2 76,925 66.95
MULTIMAX 16,852 14.67
MUN2 CABLE 33,264 28.95
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL 69,595 60.57
NFL NETWORK 54,722 47.63
NICK-AT-NITE 99,590 86.68
NICKELODEON 99,590 86.68
NICKTOONS 55,386 48.20
NICK JR (formerly NOGGIN) 71,061 61.85
OUTDOOR CHANNEL 34,055 29.64
OXYGEN MEDIA 75,783 65.96
REELZCHANNEL 46,867 40.79
RFD-TV 36,687 31.93
SCIENCE CHANNEL 58,490 50.91
SCI-FI CHANNEL 96,379 83.88
SHOWTIME 22,521 19.60
SHOWTIME PRIME 22,362 19.46
SOAPNET 73,232 63.74
SPEED 74,667 64.98
SPIKE TV 98,772 85.96
STARZ 21,907 19.07
STARZ PRIMARY 21,740 18.92
STYLE 65,573 57.07
TBS NETWORK 100,146 87.16
THE CARTOON NETWORK 98,276 85.53
TeenNick (formerly THE N) 68,560 59.67
THE WEATHER CHANNEL 99,787 86.85
TLC 98,837 86.02
DISNEY XD (formerly TOON DISNEY) 74,573 64.90
TRAVEL CHANNEL 95,131 82.79
TRU TV (formerly COURT TV) 92,221 80.26
TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 99,143 86.29
TV GUIDE NETWORK 80,885 70.40
TV LAND 97,225 84.62
TV ONE 48,946 42.60
USA NETWORK 99,174 86.31
VERSUS 63,379 55.16
VH1 97,858 85.17
VH1 CLASSIC 55,563 48.36
WE:WOMENS ENTERTAINMENT 74,941 65.22
WGN AMERICA (formerly Superstation WGN) 72,309 62.93
TOTAL CABLE PLUS 103,974 90.49
TOTAL WIRED CABLE 71,005 61.80
CABLE PLUS W/ PAY 59,071 51.41
WIRED CABLE W/ PAY 41,041 35.72
ADS 33,902 29.51

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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