Nielsen: muchmusic usa is Fastest Growing Music Network

Net Enjoys Substantial Subscriber Growth Year to Date

NEW YORK — New figures just released by Nielsen Media Research at the end of July show that muchmusic usa, the only viewer driven music network, earned over 500,000 new household subscriptions in the last month, making it the fastest-growing music network and second among all networks in household subscriber growth from January 2002 to date.

Since January 2002, muchmusic usa has grown from 18.3 million subs to 26.7 million subs, an increase of 8.4 million, which represents a forty-six percent increase in growth.
These positive figures for muchmusic usa announced this week come despite an overall decrease among the majority of the monitored networks for the second consecutive month.

muchmusic usa began receiving ratings by Nielsen in January, 2002.

“The growth we have seen in muchmusic usa over such a short period of time shows that our vision to create a completely viewer driven music network is working,” muchmusic usa President Marc Juris stated. “Our heavily interactive model that combines cutting edge programming with a state of the art website empowers our viewers so their voice can be heard and so they control which artists are showcased and what music is played.”

“Kids today have become more selective with the music programming they want to see and now demand a greater opportunity to express themselves. muchmusic usa is the only music network that truly recognizes this important fact and the numbers released by Neilsen, prove that we have begun to tap an important nerve with this key youth demographic,” Juris continued. “With a revolutionary fall campaign in the works, we’re confident that many more young viewers will be attracted to muchmusic usa’s brand in the months to come.”

For more information on muchmusic usa or to speak to muchmusic usa President Marc Juris, please contact Matthew Frankel at (516) 803-5141.

About muchmusic usa:

muchmusic usa is the nation’s only viewer-driven “all-music-all-the-time”
network, featuring music videos and live concerts in a heavily interactive
format. muchmusic usa programming is viewer influenced and generated, with
viewers voicing their opinions, influencing what is on the air,
participating in discovering new music and even creating music video
programming to air on the network. For more information about the network,
please visit

About Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

muchmusic USA is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a leader
in news, sports and entertainment programming. A subsidiary of Cablevision
Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow manages American Movie
Classics, WE: Women’s Entertainment, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel,
muchmusic usa, Rainbow Sports Network, News 12 Networks, and MetroChannels
as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network
Communications. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox
Sports Network. muchmusic usa is one of the assets included in the Rainbow
Media Group tracking stock, (NYSE:RMG), a series of Cablevision common
stock. MGM (NYSE:MGM) owns a 20% stake in four of Rainbow’s national
networks – AMC, Bravo, IFC and WE: Women’s Entertainment.

Press Contacts

  • Matthew Frankel
    Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.