Cable Network Coverage Estimates As Of July 2012

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August 18th, 2012

Here are the Nielsen cable channel (includes satellite & telco providers too) coverage estimates as of July 2012. To clarify after some questions, these are the number of households that actually receive each network, not the number that are simply eligible to receive them.


Network  Households (000) Coverage %
A&E NETWORK  99,012 86.32%
ABC FAMILY  97,451 84.96%
ADULT SWIM  99,159 86.45%
AMC  96,700 84.31%
ANIMAL PLANET  96,625 84.24%
BBC-AMERICA  79,548 69.35%
BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL  69,426 60.53%
BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV  91,516 79.79%
BRAVO  94,607 82.48%
CABLE NEWS NETWORK  99,156 86.45%
CENTRIC  48,921 42.65%
CHILLER  43,486 37.91%
CLOO (formerly SLEUTH)  36,528 31.85%
CMT  91,834 80.06%
CNBC  97,497 85.00%
CNN / HLN  99,727 86.95%
COMEDY CENTRAL  98,607 85.97%
COOKING CHANNEL (formerly FINE LIVING)  59,613 51.97%
CURRENT TV  59,260 51.67%
DESTINATION AMERICA (formerly PLANET GREEN)  59,596 51.96%
DISCOVERY CHANNEL  99,604 86.84%
DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL  8,027 7.00%
DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH (formerly FIT TV)  48,835 42.58%
DISNEY CHANNEL  98,666 86.02%
DISNEY XD (formerly TOON DISNEY)  79,785 69.56%
DIY NETWORK  57,793 50.39%
E! ENTERTAINMENT TV  97,414 84.93%
ENCORE  40,950 35.70%
ENCORE PRIMARY  39,801 34.70%
ESPN  98,903 86.23%
ESPN CLASSIC  31,969 27.87%
ESPN2  98,806 86.14%
ESPNEWS  74,680 65.11%
ESPNU  73,234 63.85%
FOOD NETWORK  99,601 86.84%
FOX BUSINESS NETWORK  68,407 59.64%
FOX NEWS CHANNEL  97,981 85.42%
FOX SOCCER CHANNEL  41,442 36.13%
FUEL  37,029 32.28%
FUSE  56,727 49.46%
FX  98,052 85.49%
FX MOVIE CHANNEL  42,485 37.04%
G4  61,628 53.73%
GALAVISION  65,469 57.08%
GMC  52,179 45.49%
GOLF CHANNEL  84,436 73.61%
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY  62,550 54.53%
GSN  75,049 65.43%
H2 (formerly HISTORY INTERNATIONAL)  68,432 59.66%
HALLMARK CHANNEL  87,373 76.18%
HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL  47,262 41.20%
HBO - THE WORKS  31,014 27.04%
HBO PRIME  30,562 26.65%
HEADLINE NEWS  98,971 86.29%
HISTORY  98,708 86.06%
HOME AND GARDEN TV  98,947 86.27%
INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL  67,060 58.47%
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (formerly DISCOVERY TIMES)  79,491 69.30%
LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK  84,453 73.63%
LIFETIME TELEVISION  98,904 86.23%
LOGO  50,299 43.85%
MAXPRIME  18,864 16.45%
MILITARY CHANNEL  60,656 52.88%
MLB NETWORK  69,861 60.91%
MSNBC  95,526 83.28%
MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION  98,591 85.96%
MTV2  79,655 69.45%
MULTIMAX  19,095 16.65%
MUN2 CABLE  38,200 33.30%
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD  56,809 49.53%
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHNL  83,881 73.13%
NBA-TV  59,833 52.16%
NBC SPORTS NETWORK  78,063 68.06%
NFL NETWORK  59,499 51.87%
NICK-AT-NITE  99,664 86.89%
NICKELODEON  99,664 86.89%
NICKTOONS  61,426 53.55%
NICK JR (formerly NOGGIN)  75,022 65.41%
NUVO TV  29,621 25.82%
OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK (formerly Discovery Health)  79,092 68.96%
OUTDOOR CHANNEL  37,801 32.96%
OVATION NETWORK  51,400 44.81%
OXYGEN MEDIA  79,500 69.31%
REELZCHANNEL  63,893 55.70%
RFD-TV  41,206 35.93%
SCIENCE (formerly SCIENCE CHANNEL)  76,257 66.48%
SHOWTIME  25,071 21.86%
SHOWTIME PRIME  24,846 21.66%
SOAPNET  68,961 60.12%
SPEED  81,449 71.01%
SPIKE TV  98,623 85.98%
SPORTSMAN CHANNEL  30,288 26.41%
SPROUT  54,413 47.44%
STARZ  27,828 24.26%
STARZ PRIMARY  27,040 23.57%
STYLE  77,714 67.75%
SYFY  98,006 85.45%
TBS NETWORK  100,025 87.21%
TeenNick (formerly THE N)  71,767 62.57%
THE CARTOON NETWORK  99,159 86.45%
THE HUB (formerly DISCOVERY KIDS)  64,200 55.97%
THE INSPIRATIONAL NETWORK  70,922 61.83%
THE WEATHER CHANNEL  100,205 87.36%
TLC  98,871 86.20%
TRAVEL CHANNEL  94,716 82.58%
TR3S  33,616 29.31%
TRU TV (formerly COURT TV)  92,315 80.48%
TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION  98,921 86.24%
TV GUIDE NETWORK  80,388 70.09%
TV LAND  96,573 84.20%
TV ONE  57,308 49.96%
USA NETWORK  99,301 86.57%
VELOCITY (Formerly HD THEATER)  41,793 36.44%
VH1  97,944 85.39%
VH1 CLASSIC  60,962 53.15%
WE:WOMENS ENTERTAINMENT  78,783 68.69%
WGN AMERICA (formerly Superstation WGN)  75,965 66.23%
TOTAL CABLE PLUS  103,934 90.61%
TOTAL WIRED CABLE  68,568 59.78%
CABLE PLUS W/ PAY  55,245 48.16%
WIRED CABLE W/ PAY  35,792 31.20%
ADS  36,170 31.53%
TOTAL U.S.  114,700

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Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH rating (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 Dancing with the Stars ABC 19,044 12.1 19
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 19,003 11.1 18
3 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 18,684 10.5 17
4 NCIS CBS 15,964 9.9 16
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 15,316 9.5 15
6 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 15,244 9.7 16
7 Mentalist, THE CBS 15,221 9.4 16
8 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 15,020 8.9 14
9 CSI CBS 14,345 8.6 14
10 LOST: THE END(S) S ABC 13,567 7.5 13
11 Two and a Half Men CBS 13,279 8.1 13
12 Criminal Minds CBS 13,254 8.4 14
13 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13,188 8.6 14
14 Good Wife, THE CBS 12,038 7.9 14
15 Glee FOX 11,466 6.8 11
16 CSI: NY CBS 11,300 7.3 13
17 HOUSE FOX 11,064 6.5 11
18 CSI: MIAMI CBS 10,524 6.7 12
19 LOST ABC 10,467 6.1 10
20 BROOKS & DUNN: LAST RODEO(S) S CBS 10,151 6.3 10
21 Modern Family ABC 10,136 6.2 10
22 Castle ABC 10,074 6.5 11
23 LOST: THE FINAL JOURNEY(S) S ABC 9,926 5.5 10
24 60 Minutes CBS 9,567 6.2 12
25 APPRENTICE 9 NBC 9,453 5.8 9
 
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