Leading Cable TV Networks in the USA for 2018

Over the first quarter of 2018, cable news continued to dominate the cable TV ratings, with three of the top ten most-watched cable TV channels being 24-hour news networks. Topping the ratings list is the right-leaning Fox News, with the left-leading MSNBC coming in second and CNN coming in sixth in daily viewers.

TNT was boosted in the first quarter by its NBA coverage, coming in third place. Kids programming comes in fourth with Nickelodeon, and those who love home decorating and remodeling related programming have brought Home and Garden TV (HGTV) to the fifth place spot. After CNN, the rest of the top ten is rounded out by Investigation Discovery (ID) in seventh, ESPN in eighth, USA Network in Ninth, and the History Channel in tenth.

All of these channels are available with even the most basic packages from Spectrum cable TV. This wide availability means that customers from Bowling Green, KY to Greenville, SC, Franklin, TN to Bell Gardens, CA can all experience the nation’s most popular channels and programming at an affordable rate, with convenient installation and reliable service.

Here is the full top ten list, with daily viewership figures, via Statista:

  1. Fox News Channel – 1,396,000
  2. MSNBC – 1,005,000
  3. TNT – 860,000
  4. Nickelodeon – 834,000
  5. HGTV – 774,000
  6. CNN – 725,000
  7. ID – 707,000
  8. ESPN – 628,000
  9. USA Network – 637,000
  10. History – 536,000

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Where to Find the World Cup on Cable TV

The biggest sporting event in the world—except maybe the summer Olympics—is set to begin, with the World Cup soccer tournament kicking off—literally—on June 14. Though the US Men’s National Team did not make it this go-round, there are still plenty of soccer crazy fans in the US who will want to watch, and you can do so with Spectrum cable TV. Whether you’re in the soccer crazed St. Louis area, especially in Fenton, MO near the Soccer Park, or a fan of Mexico just over the border in Texas, you’ll want to bookmark the schedule below to know when and where to find every game.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Friday, June 15, 2018

Egypt vs. Uruguay, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Morocco vs. Iran, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Portugal vs. Spain, 2 p.m, FOX, Telemundo

Saturday, June 16, 2018

France vs. Australia, 6 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Argentina vs. Iceland, 9 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Peru vs. Denmark, Noon, FS1, Telemundo

Croatia vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m., FS1, Telemundo

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Colombia vs. Japan, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Poland vs. Senegal, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

France vs. Peru, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Friday, June 22, 2018

Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

South Korea vs. Mexico, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Sunday, June 24, 2018

England vs. Panama, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Monday, June 25, 2018

Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Round of 16

Saturday, June 30, 2018

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Sunday, July 1

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Monday, July 2

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Tuesday, July 3

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

World Cup schedule quarterfinals

Friday, July 6

TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinal), 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinal), 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo

Saturday, July 7

TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinal), 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinal), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

World Cup schedule semifinals

Tuesday, July 10

TBD vs. TBD (Semifinal), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Wednesday, July 11

TBD vs. TBD (Semifinal), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Saturday, July 14, 2018

TBD vs. TBD (3rd place final), 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Sunday, July 15, 2018

TBD vs. TBD (Final), 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Enjoy the games!

Tune in to the St. Louis Cardinals in Ballwin, MO

As part of the greater St. Louis area, Ballwin, MO is a hotbed of Cardinal fandom. While there is no better way to experience baseball than down at Busch Stadium skipping out on work for an afternoon game with a hot dog and a beer or seven, it’s not always possible, and the next best thing is seeing the Cardinals on TV.

Most of the Cards’ home and away games are broadcast on Fox Sports Midwest, also known as FS Midwest, which is also the home of St. Louis Blues hockey. When the two teams’ schedules overlap, games may also be shown on Fox Sports Midwest Plus. Both of these channels are available with Spectrum cable TV in Ballwin, MO. Spectrum provides an affordable cable TV service with the most HD channels available among the competition, though you get the best deal on price when you bundle service with internet.

In Ballwin, FS Midwest appears on channels 37 and 824 in SD and HD respectively. FS Midwest Plus is likewise available on 75 and 826.

As a nationally popular team, the Cardinals also often appear on other cable and broadcast networks, including Fox, FS1, and ESPN, especially when they play the rival Chicago Cubs. Make sure you have all of these channels with Spectrum Cable TV in Ballwin.

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Where to Find Your Favorite Texas Sports Teams on Fort Worth TV

If you’re a sports fan in Fort Worth, TX you want to have a good cable TV package for your home. That means one with all the national sports coverage you want for all your favorite college teams like the University of Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech, and all the regional sports networks for your local pro teams.

If you’re looking for a cable TV package in Fort Worth that’s heavy on the sports, here are the channels and teams they cover that you want to look for:

FSN Southwest

FSN Southwest, also known as Fox Sports Network Southwest, is available in SD and HD and is the home to the most local of Fort Worth area teams, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, and the Texas Rangers.

SportsNet Southwest

SportsNet Southwest is also available in SD and HD and is the cable TV home of the Houston Astros of the American League.

ESPN Family of Networks

The ESPN family of networks includes the Longhorn Network with exclusive coverage of University of Texas sports from football and basketball to volleyball and more. It also includes a number of channels that run college basketball and football games throughout the season, one of which is the SEC Network showing many Texas A&M broadcasts.

NFL Network

All the extras about the Dallas Cowboys can be yours with the NFL Network.

B1G Network

The B1G Network, also known as the Big Ten Network, brings additional Texas coverage.

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Cable TV Options in Palm Desert, CA

The abundance of beautiful outdoor options, the dry climate that eliminates your allergies, and plenty of attractions make Palm Desert, CA a great place to visit and an even greater place to live. You can’t always be out of the house, though, so if you live in Palm Desert you’ll want to find the best cable TV package for your buck. In some places in the Palm Desert area, there are up to four TV providers available, so how do you make the choice?

TV options in Palm Desert include DIRECTV and DISH Network for satellite TV and Spectrum and Frontier FiOS for cable TV. DIRECTV is the more-preferred satellite TV option, as DIRECTV comes with NFL SUNDAY TICKET, allowing Palm Desert residents access to every NFL game every Sunday. Out of the two cable TV options, Spectrum cable TV in Palm Desert provides more HD channel options at a better price than does Frontier.

That leaves your decision between DIRECTV satellite TV and Spectrum cable TV. This decision comes down to whether or not you want to watch out of market NFL games on Sundays. If you’re a fan of a team that isn’t often shown on TV in Palm Desert, DIRECTV might be worth it for NFL SUNDAY TICKET alone. But if not, DIRECTV’s more expensive monthly price, for fewer HD channels, makes Spectrum in Palm Desert the right choice for most homes.

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Where to Watch the Dodgers and Angels in Burbank, CA

Baseball season has just begun, and while the best way to watch America’s Pastime is playing hooky on a sunny day, with peanuts, hot dogs, and if it’s your preference, a few cold beers at the stadium, you can still catch every game for your favorite southern California team on cable TV. Burbank residents can catch the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on the most widely available cable provider in the Los Angeles area, Spectrum Cable TV.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, the team located closest to Burbank, play their games on SportsNet LA, formerly known as Time-Warner SportsNet, which is also the home of the most popular team in the region, the Los Angeles Lakers. Spanish language broadcasts are available on SNLA Spanish, and both channels are available with affordable packages from Spectrum in Burbank, CA. View the schedule here.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, formerly known as both the Anaheim Angels and the California Angels, have their home in Orange County, but still have many fans in Burbank. The Angels primarily play on Fox Sports West, sometimes listed as FS West, also available with most Spectrum cable TV packages. View the schedule here.

SportsNet LA is available as channel 789 in high definition and 44 in standard definition. FS West, formerly known as Prime Ticket, is on channel 42.

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Watching the St. Louis Cardinals on Cable TV

One of the most storied franchises in all of baseball, and the winner of the most World Series in National League history, the St. Louis Cardinals are an institution in the St. Louis area. While some games for the 2018 season will appear on broadcast networks, the majority of this year’s Cardinals baseball schedule will appear on cable TV on the regional network Fox Sports Midwest. This cable channel is available in the St. Louis market and some surrounding markets, and the best way to get Fox Sports Midwest in St. Louis is with the most widely available cable TV company in the area, Spectrum cable TV in St. Louis.

In homes in the St. Louis metro area, Fox Sports Midwest, sometimes listed as FS Midwest, appears on channels 37 and 824, with HD available on the higher channel for most programming, when you have Spectrum cable TV.

FS Midwest is also the home cable TV channel for St. Louis Blues hockey in the St. Louis area, with every regionally broadcast Blues game appearing on the network. When Blues and Cardinals games air at the same time, one team appears on FS Midwest and the other on the sister network, FS Midwest Plus, available at 75 and 826. The schedule for the 2018 season is available here.

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