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ESPN's ratings even stronger after FoxSports1 debuts
- A funny thing happened after FoxSports1 (FOXA) debuted on August 17 as the ratings for ESPN (DIS) went up Y/Y even though the two sports networks were supposed to battle fiercely for market share, according to UBS
- The programming on FoxSports1 actually compliments ESPN, especially during football season, to help carve out a bigger piece of the overall cable market for sports.
- Disney remains a top media stock pick of UBS.