ESPN dominates again, FS1 jumps into 2nd-place in cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending October 11, 2015

 

Propelled by ALDS action and USA-Mexico soccer, FS1 jumped into second place in both primetime and total day viewing for the week with a comfortable lead over NFL Network and ESPN2 in primetime.

Although the NLDS games have drawn many more viewers than the ALDS, since TBS isn’t primarily a sports network I don’t include it in these rankings.

Primetime rankings for the week ending October 11, 2015:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 4194  1,733
FS1 1005  407
NFLN 491  275
ESP2 421  137
NBCS 375  128
GOLF 364  71
UDN 156  86
ESNU 94  39
MLBN 76  29
ENN 74  32
NBAT 73  35
FOXD 43  18
BEIN 22  10
FS2 20  9

Total Day:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN  1,284 607
FS1  309 122
ESP2  292 138
NBCS  200 56
NFLN  198 111
GOLF  178 36
MLBN  153 57
UDN  56 33
ESNU  51 22
ENN  42 20
NBAT  38 20
FOXD  24 13
FS2  24 11
BEIN  12 5


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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