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)

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 2321  1,010
ESP2 469  174
NFLN 385  181
FS1 340  140
NBCS 300  142
MLBN 132  46
NBAT 128  62
GOLF 123  35
ESNU 106  44
ENN 100  49
FS2 23  11
BEIN 16  7


Total Day:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN  1,016 505
ESP2  274 127
NFLN  164 84
NBCS  148 68
FS1  131 52
GOLF  100 22
MLBN  71 27
ESNU  62 26
ENN  60 33
NBAT  58 31
FS2  15 8
BEIN  14 7

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