How much more does ESPN make in affiliate revenue than the other sports networks?

August 30, 2016

In the middle of 2011, ESPN was in over 100 million homes according to Nielsen estimates. In those same Nielsen estimates for September 2016, ESPN is in just under 89 million homes. Down 11 million homes in a little over five years! It sounds awful. There’s another frame of reference though, courtesy of SNL Kagan which for years has produced estimates for “affiliate revenue per subscriber/month.” That is, estimates for how much on…