Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl lead cable sports networks for Thursday January 1, 2015

January 7, 2015

Sure, it’s old news by now that the Sugar Bowl college football playoff between Ohio State and Alabama was the most-watched program on the cable sports networks with 28.271 million and that the Rose Bowl between Florida State and Oregon was right behind it averaging 28.164 million. But we’re trying to get back on track with the posting.  ESPN started the year off right with those two games marking the…

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ESPN easily leads cable sports networks for 2014

December 31, 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…

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ESPN leads cable sports networks for week ending December 21, 2014

December 23, 2014

ESPN, of course, once again led the cable sports networks in total viewers and adults 18-49 both in primetime and for the whole day. Primetime rankings for the week ending December 21 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN  2,656  1,171 NFLN  1,390  589 ESP2  445  171 FS1  290  150 NBCS  190  72 ESNU  135  40 NBAT  93  35 ENN  90  50 GOLF  72  23 MLBN  50  14 FS2  22  14…

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Eagles/Redskins, Chargers/49ers lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday December 20, 2014

December 23, 2014

The Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Washington Redskins easily led the sports cable channels on Saturday with 7.18 million viewers. Note: the later Chargers/49ers game was also telecast on CBS, the Eagles/Redskins game was exclusive to NFL Network. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday December 20 2014: Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000) THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN Sat 04:31P-07:36P 7176 NFLN SAT NT KICK-OFF1 NFLN Sat 07:40P-07:57P 5504 NFLN SAT NT KICK-OFF2…

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NBCSN will post best viewership in network’s history in 2014

December 18, 2014

NBCSN is on pace for its best year ever in 2014 and is averaging 145,000 viewers through the first 50 weeks of the year and will finish 2014 with its best-ever Total Day (6 a.m.-6 a.m.) viewership. By a wide margin NBCSN will be the fastest growing sports cable network in Total Day viewership. via NBCSN press release: NBCSN WILL POST BEST VIEWERSHIP IN NETWORK’S HISTORY IN 2014 & RANK AS FASTEST GROWING SPORTS…

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Heisman presentation, The U Part 2 lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday December 13, 2014

December 16, 2014

The Heisman Trophy presentation garnered 3.151 million viewers, down nearly 25% from last year’s 4.183 million, but still easily led cable sports network viewership on Saturday. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday December 13 2014: Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000) HEISMAN TROPHY     L ESPN Sat 08:00P-09:08P  3,151 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sat 09:08P-11:07P  1,877 NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPS  L ESPN Sat 12:00P-03:18P  1,447 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN Sat 07:20P-08:00P  1,091 COLLEGE…

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ESPN leads cable sports networks for week ending December 14, 2014

December 16, 2014

As usual, ESPN dominated the sports networks both in primetime and total day viewing. MLB Network had one of its better off-season weeks with baseball’s Winter Meetings. Primetime for the week ending December 7 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN  3,017  1,409 NFLN  1,135  449 ESP2  439  170 FS1  288  148 NBCS  162  61 NBAT  149  60 ESNU  120  47 ENN  114  66 MLBN  98  41 GOLF  77  21 BEIN…

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