Nielsen Reconfirms Dreary Cable Universe Numbers After ESPN Complaint

Nielsen has bad news today for cable network owners: It just reconfirmed the November subscriber universe estimate it released last week that showed big declines for most channels […] Specific networks that lost household reach include Spike (-6.5%), CMT (-8.6%), and ESPN2 (-3.0%), [Brian Wieser,Pivotal Research Group] reports. Company groups seeing declines include A+E Networks (-2.9%), Time Warner (-2.2%), Viacom (-1.9%), and Disney (-1.9%) – David Lieberman, Deadline Hollywood