ESPN leads as always but NBCSN close in primetime in cable sports network rankings for the week ending May 10, 2015

 

ESPN came out on top for the week as ever but again aided by the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBCSN came in second and even nipped at ESPN’s heels in primetime (at least if you squint a little).  In primetime ESPN2 fell behind both FS1 and MLB Network for the week in viewership.

Primetime rankings for the week ending May 10, 2015

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 1515  719
NBCS 1340  666
FS1 516  153
MLBN 208  71
ESP2 198  78
GOLF 170  62
FOXD 97  53
NFLN 84  43
ENN 79  39
ESNU 71  22
UDN 62  38
NBAT 49  18
FS2 22  4
BEIN 9  4

Total Day:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN  692 380
NBCS  308 153
FS1  218 74
ESP2  199 111
GOLF  177 45
MLBN  103 41
NFLN  72 43
ENN  46 27
ESNU  45 16
NBAT  42 19
FOXD  41 24
UDN  27 16
BEIN  16 7
FS2  13 5

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

Network name Estimated # of Homes (000) Coverage %
BEIN SPORT 16,945 14.6
ESPN 94,396 81.1
ESPN CLASSIC 25,516 21.9
ESPN2 94,379 81.1
ESPNEWS 71,989 61.8
ESPNU 73,594 63.2
FOX DEPORTES 21,831 18.8
FOX SPORTS 1 (Formerly SPEED) 84,836 72.9
FOX SPORTS 2 (Formerly FUEL) 45,393 39.0
FUSE 71,491 61.4
GOLF CHANNEL 79,250 68.1
MLB NETWORK 69,991 60.1
NBA-TV 57,129 49.1
NBC SPORTS NETWORK 81,578 70.1
NFL NETWORK 71,867 61.7
UNIVSION DEPORTES 39,686 34.1

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