ESPN leads but NBCSN & FS1 top ESPN2 in primetime in cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending April 24, 2016

 

Haven’t done one of these in a while. As is pretty much always the case ESPN led across-the-board, and easily so for the week ending April 24. But fueled by first-round NHL playoffs NBCSN came in 2nd during primetime.

Primetime rankings for the week ending March 13, 2016:

NetViewers (000)Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN1330 614
NBCS562 287
FS1345 133
ESP2257 128
MLBN192 71
NBAT152 72
UDN147 94
GOLF128 26
NFLN96 44
FOXD64 35
ESNU51 14
FS228 10
BEIN12 6


Total Day:

NetViewers (000)Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 627340
ESP2 204116
NBCS 19399
FS1 15755
MLBN 10844
GOLF 9820
NFLN 6232
NBAT 5828
UDN 5031
ESNU 2612
FOXD 2513
FS2 218
BEIN 136


Nielsen cable (includes satellite & telco services) coverage estimates for the cable sports networks as of February 2016:

Network nameEstimated # of Homes (000)Coverage %July 2015 Estimate Change vs July 2015
BEIN SPORT 25,16121.618,16138.5%
ESPN 90,98878.292,940-2.1%
ESPN2 90,87978.192,855-2.1%
ESPNU 70,73360.873,091-3.2%
FOX DEPORTES 22,09919.021,5342.6%
FS1 84,16672.384,309-0.2%
FS2 50,80143.646,6598.9%
GOLF CHANNEL 76,47765.778,299-2.3%
MLB NETWORK 66,01856.768,342-3.4%
NBA-TV 53,38445.955,785-4.3%
NBC SPORTS NETWORK 83,02271.383,874-1.0%
NFL NETWORK 69,63459.870,466-1.2%
UNIVISION DEPORTES 47,09340.544,2216.5%

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