USA and TNT tied for the #1 spot in prime this summer, while non ad-supported Disney (1.9/1.55mln) took 2nd. Lifetime (1.6/1.36mln), Cartoon (1.6/1.36mln) and Nick at Nite (1.6/1.35mln) all tied for 3rd. Stalwart Nick once again laid claim to top total programming day honors (1.9/1.67mln). Brag Book: The Democratic Convention is over and so seemingly are CNN’s days of dominating convention ratings. Fox News nabbed 3.86mln persons 2+ for the 1st night of GOP coverage. CNN had 1.26mln during the same 8-11:30pm timeslot. MSNBC averaged 854K. Meanwhile, Comcast’s CN8 pulled a 1.5 rating at 9pm in the Philadelphia cable market. — MTV’s VMAs Sun brought in more than double the number of 12-34s than NBC’s Olympic Closing Ceremony. It averaged a 9.7 among the demo and a 7.9 HH rating. — VH1 is fresh off its most-watched summer ever, averaging 380K 18-49 viewers. — TV Guide Channel’s Olympics partnership with NBC paid off, driving 35mln HHs to the broadcast nets and its cable counterparts. — A&E had a strong summer with impressions among 25-54s increasing 34% to 563K. In addition to solid performances by series such as "Growing up Gotti" and "Airline," it’s seen "Biography" ratings climb about 50%. — Sci Fi had its best summer ever, delivering a 1.1 HH rating. — HGTV notched its 20th consecutive month of YOY HH delivery increases. It had its highest Aug prime in HH ratings (0.85) and impressions (727K). — Lifetime had its highest monthly prime rating among women 18-34 (1.0) since Sept ’02-up 25% from last Aug. — Cartoon snagged its best summer kids’ total day delivery and ratings since launch (2.3/543K for 6-11s and 2.1/842K for 2-11s). — Court TV averaged 997K prime viewers in Aug-making it the most- watched month in the net’s 13-year history.

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AT&T, Others Take on FCC Over Opening of 6GHz Band

AT&T , utility providers and others took on the FCC Friday at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over the Commission’s unanimous decision in 2020 to open the 6GHz band for unlicensed users.

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