ESPN easily leads cable sports networks for 2014

 

Surprising nobody, ESPN easily won cable sports network bragging rights for calendar year 2014* in total viewership and adults 18-49, both in primetime and for total day rankings.

In primetime viewership ESPN  led all cable networks beating out USA Network 2.321 million to 2.128 million.

By our calculations ESPN viewership was up 4% in 2014 on a total day basis and up 5% in viewership in primetime vs 2013.

Primetime rankings for 2014 (*12/30/2013-12/28/2014)

NetViewers (000)Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN2321 1,010
ESP2469 174
NFLN385 181
FS1340 140
NBCS300 142
MLBN132 46
NBAT128 62
GOLF123 35
ESNU106 44
ENN100 49
FS223 11
BEIN16 7


Total Day:

NetViewers (000)Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 1,016505
ESP2 274127
NFLN 16484
NBCS 14868
FS1 13152
GOLF 10022
MLBN 7127
ESNU 6226
ENN 6033
NBAT 5831
FS2 158
BEIN 147

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