Mediapost¬†examines a Pivotal Research Group analysis of estimates based on Nielsen’s cable network.

The report notes a 2.9% decline in overall median cable network subscribers in June 2016, similar to a 3% drop for the previous month and a 2.8% drop in April of that same year.

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The largest declines in subscribers have come from “mid-level and fringe” networks including:

  • Boomerang (Time Warner): -9.6%
  • CMT (Viacom): -9.6%
  • Destination America (Discovery): -8.7%
  • Discovery Family Channel (Discovery): -8.4%
  • MTV Class (Viacom): -8.0%
  • American Heroes Channel (Discovery): -7.4%
  • DIY (Scripps Networks Interactive): -7.1%
  • Science Channel (Discovery): -6.7%
  • Spike (Viacom): -6.6%

For the sample month, of the 120 networks tracked by Nielsen, just 16 showed positive subscriber growth, including:

  • Sundance Channel (AMC Networks): +9.8%
  • FXX (Fox) +6.7%
  • Velocity (Discovery): +3.4%
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