Cable usually sizzles in the summer, and with only a few days remaining, it looks like this year was no exception. Household share for ad-supported cable was up more than 5 points from a year ago and more than 3x the combined 4 broadcast nets’ share, which was down 5 points from ’12, according to a Turner analysis of summer-to-date data from Nielsen. Here’s which networks came out on top this summer.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:

Big changes at TLC, with the net confirming that Amy Winter has stepped down as gm but will remain as evp, brand marketing.
DISH and DirecTV, placing 207th and 212th, topped most of their cable competitors in terms of customer service, according to Temkin Ratings by customer experience research firm Temkin Group. But there was one exception.
On day 21 of the TWC/CBS spat, Time Warner Cable’s Melinda Witmer comments in the recent deal between CBS and Verizon.

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