Cable network winners and losers

|By:, SA News Editor

AMC (AMCX) rode hit shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead to a 18% gain in viewers during 2013 as the network surged past a number of networks lacking a water cooler show.

Animal Planet (DISCA) and the Hallmark Channel (CRWN) were two other networks which saw viewership grow at a double-digit clip for the year.

Two of the biggest losers for the year were election-deprived Fox News (FOXA), down 13%, and ABC Family (DIS) which lost 11% of its total audience from a year ago.