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Cable Network Ranker: Week of July 28

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Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of July 28, placing third in primetime and fourth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,876,000 primetime viewers and and 1,060,000 total day viewers.

MSNBC placed 27th in primetime and 30th in total day, averaging 590,000 viewers and 340,000 viewers, respectively. CNN placed 32nd in primetime and 23rd in total day, delivering 535,000 primetime viewers and 442,000 total day viewers.

TNT, USA, the History Channel and Syfy rounded out the top five networks in primetime for the week. The full ranker is after the jump. Read more

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: BBC, Syfy, Discovery

This week, BBC has several open positions, including a senior manager of publicity gig in its digital and home entertainment department, as well as an affiliate sales director role for the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America. Meanwhile, Syfy is hiring a manager of of-air media marketing, and Discovery is in search of a new editor. Get all the details on these opportunities below, and check out more television jobs on mediabistro.com.

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NBA Takes its Ball to Manchester

The NBA, which will stage its first regular season games across the Pond in March, will switch the location of its preseason exhibition from London to Manchester starting in the 2013 season. The capital city has hosted matches the past four seasons.

The game is scheduled for the city’s MEN Arena, which has been the home for the Manchester Storm and Manchester Phoenix ice hockey teams, as well as the Manchester Giants basketball team.

Additionally, the WBNA’s Atlanta Dream and the men’s and women’s national team will play exhibitions at MEN in 2012.

“This comprehensive schedule of premier basketball events will help grow the sport for years to come,” NBA Europe senior vice president Sophie Goldschmidt told the Associated Press. “This partnership shows our ongoing commitment to deepen basketball’s footprint in the country.”

Packers-Bears ESPN 'Monday Night Football' Matchup Most Watched Cable Program in 2010

The matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” was the most watched telecast on all of cable television this year, and the fifth most watched all-time.

The game drew nearly 17.5 million total viewers, the best for any television in program on broadcast or cable for the night.

More information in the press release after the jump.

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Former UFC Manager Buys a PBS News Program

♦ Quick Hit: Well this was unexpected. Mykalai Kontilai, the former manager for UFC stars Tito Ortiz and David Loiseau has purchased a PBS business program. The show, “Nightly Business Report,” was owned and sold by WPBT Miami. Our sister blog TVNewser has more on the purchase.