Food Network announced Tuesday that it has topped the 80 million-subscriber
plateau, based on the latest Nielsen Media Research statistics on subscriber
"Since E.W. Scripps [Co.] acquired the network in 1997," Food president Judy
Girard said in a prepared statement, "we have added over 61 million
After having added 4 million-plus subscribers so far this year, Food now
reaches 80.9 million homes, she added.