This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Discovery Channel Ranks #1 In Syndicated Cable Network Study For 20th Year In A Row

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Communications, the world's #1 nonfiction media company, announced today that its flagship channel, Discovery Channel, has earned top rankings in the 2013 Cable Subscriber Study – Evaluation of Basic Cable Networks, a syndicated cable network study from Beta Research Corporation, one of America's premier research companies.

For the 20th year in a row, Discovery Channel ranked #1 among total adults in importance to the enjoyment of cable, #1 (tie) for its average perceived value among total adults and #1 (tie) as a favorite basic cable channel. In a new study measure, Discovery Channel also ranked #1 as a favorite channel and #1 in importance to the enjoyment of cable, among adults who would definitely switch cable providers if the channel was dropped by its cable distributor.

Discovery Channel earned a number of additional notable accolades in the study. Among viewers 18+, Discovery Channel ranked 1 st or tied for 1 st in program quality and viewer satisfaction. Among viewers of TV on a smartphone or tablet and among heavy social media users, Discovery Channel also ranked 1 st or tied for 1 st on importance to the enjoyment of cable and as a favorite basic cable channel.

Discovery Communications' Animal Planet also earned high marks in the study. Animal Planet tied for 1 st for average viewer satisfaction score among female viewers. Among persons who would switch providers if a channel were dropped, Animal Planet tied for 2 nd on importance to the enjoyment of cable.

The announcement comes on the heels of Discovery Channel's ratings success in August, which became the most-watched month in network history. The network's combination of unparalleled real world content, including the iconic annual rite of summer Shark Week and Gold Rush: South America contributed to the ratings gains. Discovery Channel surged with 46% growth in P25-54, 49% increase in M25-54 and 38% increase in P2+ for the month overall.  Animal Planet also is experiencing ratings highs ranking 20 th among all ad-supported cable networks in August in delivery of M25-54, marking the eighth straight month as a top-20 network driven by hit series including Treehouse Masters, Gator Boys and Tanked.

About Discovery CommunicationsDiscovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 2 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190  worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also owns Discovery Education, the leading provider of educational content and services to schools including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit

Source: 2013 Beta Research Cable Subscriber Evaluation Study

SOURCE Discovery Communications

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,798.49 -14.90 -0.08%
S&P 500 2,090.11 +1.24 0.06%
NASDAQ 5,127.5250 +11.3820 0.22%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs