ESPN, ESPN2 dominate sports network rankings for the week ending September 6, 2015

 

Fueled by college football and U.S. Open Tennis, ESPN and ESPN2 easily took the top-two spots in the cable sports network rankings for the week.

A pretty woeful week for NBC Sports Network which was beaten by sibling Golf Channel , ESPN U, ESPN News and MLB Network in primetime viewership and didn’t fare much better in total day viewing.

Primetime rankings for the week ending September 6, 2015:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 1826  749
ESP2 1123  300
NFLN 666  239
FS1 546  278
ESNU 244  101
MLBN 210  62
ENN 190  84
GOLF 126  33
NBCS 112  34
UDN 111  66
NBAT 43  16
FOXD 38  21
FS2 35  19
BEIN 9  3

Total Day:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN  903 404
ESP2  528 190
NFLN  282 116
FS1  175 78
MLBN  112 43
GOLF  110 23
ESNU  102 45
NBCS  95 26
ENN  85 42
UDN  40 23
NBAT  29 14
FOXD  25 15
FS2  24 12
BEIN  11 4


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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