ESPN again thumps competition, NFL Network 2nd in primetime again in cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending September 27, 2015

 

Not much change in the rankings at the top week-to-week though ESPN2 did climb back into second in total day rankings and NBC Sports Network moved back ahead of Fox Sports 1 and MLB Network in primetime.

Primetime rankings for the week ending September 27, 2015:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 3103  1,330
NFLN 584  313
ESP2 560  196
NBCS 214  41
FS1 186  80
MLBN 165  60
ESNU 134  57
UDN 130  68
ENN 92  38
GOLF 81  18
FS2 68  32
NBAT 45  21
FOXD 38  20
BEIN 13  6

Total Day:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN  1,087 534
ESP2  307 141
NFLN  220 125
NBCS  179 54
GOLF  116 24
FS1  109 45
MLBN  94 34
ESNU  64 28
ENN  61 29
UDN  46 26
NBAT  25 12
FOXD  21 11
FS2  21 10
BEIN  13 7


As of July 2015, here are the Nielsen coverage estimates for the sports networks listed above:

Network name Estimated # of Homes (000) Coverage %
BEIN SPORT 18,161 15.6
ESPN 92,940 79.8
ESPN CLASSIC 25,191 21.6
ESPN2 92,855 79.8
ESPNEWS 71,293 61.2
ESPNU 73,091 62.8
FOX DEPORTES 21,534 18.5
FOX SPORTS 1 (Formerly SPEED) 84,309 72.4
FOX SPORTS 2 (Formerly FUEL) 46,659 40.1
GOLF CHANNEL 78,299 67.3
MLB NETWORK 68,342 58.7
NBA-TV 55,785 47.9
NBC SPORTS NETWORK 83,874 72.1
NFL NETWORK 70,466 60.5
UNIVISION DEPORTES 44,221 38.0

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