Cubs again fuel FS1 to primetime cable TV supremacy – cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending October 23, 2016

 

Even without a game 7 of the NLCS four Cubs games in a week had FS1 easily beating ESPN in primetime for the week. FS1 led all cable (not just sports) in primetime viewership for the week with 4.235 million viewers, though this week FS1 trailed ESPN in total day viewing.

While the Fox mothership is ecstatic to have the Cubs in the World Series on its broadcast network, it’s not a “No Cubs, no problem!” situation for FS1.  Credit FS1 for making the most of a good situation but look for it to fall way, way back this week.

Primetime rankings for the week ending October 23, 2016:

 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
 FS1 4,235 1,523
 ESPN 2,222 972
 NFLN 524 270
 ESP2 261 101
 UDN 261 162
 FOXD 165 80
 NBCS 137 52
 NBAT 89 41
 ESNU 87 30
 GOLF 69 19
 MLBN 44 14
 FS2 20 7
 BEIE 15 7
 BEIN 9 3


Total Day:

 

NetViewers (000)Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 914443
FS1 847324
NFLN 265133
ESP2 21998
NBCS 18957
UDN 6641
ESNU 6027
GOLF 6015
MLBN 4916
FOXD 4825
NBAT 4020
BEIE 2413
FS2 197
BEIN 104

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