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:

 

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN  914 443
FS1  847 324
NFLN  265 133
ESP2  219 98
NBCS  189 57
UDN  66 41
ESNU  60 27
GOLF  60 15
MLBN  49 16
FOXD  48 25
NBAT  40 20
BEIE  24 13
FS2  19 7
BEIN  10 4

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