ESPN on top but Univision Deportes and FS1 lead ESPN2 in primetime in sports network rankings for the week ending July 19, 2015

 

As is almost always the case ESPN led the cable sports networks in both primetime and total day viewing for the week ending July 19.

Both Univision Deportes (fueled by Gold Cup simulcasts) and Fox Sports 1 beat out ESPN2 handily in primetime. In total day viewing NBC Sports Network beat ESPN2, though ESPN2 still had the edge with adults 18-49.

Primetime rankings for the week ending July 19, 2015:

 

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN 1466  621
UDN 511  316
FS1 417  205
ESP2 241  79
NBCS 241  62
GOLF 170  38
MLBN 148  53
NFLN 110  48
NBAT 101  44
ENN 79  39
FS2 77  46
FOXD 59  29
ESNU 48  22
BEIN 4  2

Total Day:

Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)
ESPN  868 328
NBCS  243 60
ESP2  174 91
FS1  145 72
UDN  130 78
GOLF  106 23
MLBN  90 37
NFLN  69 36
NBAT  53 25
ENN  47 25
ESNU  38 17
FS2  29 15
FOXD  22 10
BEIN  4 1


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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