Cubs-less FS1 fades; ESPN back on top in cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending October 30, 2016

November 1, 2016

  After a two-week Chicago Cubs-fueled run as the kings of primetime as expected FS1 fell way, way back. FS1 was 1st in all of cable primetime the previous week but fell all the way to 60th for the week ending October 30. ESPN led all of cable in primetime for the week with FS1 lagging behind ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN 2, Univision Deportes and  Fox Deportes (which has the Spanish language…

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Cubs again fuel FS1 to primetime cable TV supremacy – cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending October 23, 2016

October 25, 2016

Even without a game 7 of the NLCS four Cubs games in a week had FS1 easily beating ESPN in primetime for the week. FS1 led all cable (not just sports) in primetime viewership for the week with 4.235 million viewers, though this week FS1 trailed ESPN in total day viewing. While the Fox mothership is ecstatic to have the Cubs in the World Series on its broadcast network, it’s…

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Cubs > Election as FS1 wins the week in primetime cable network TV ratings rankings for the week ending October 16, 2016

October 18, 2016

I long ago stopped posting these regularly because they don’t change enough week-to-week to be all that interesting (to me.) But this week was interesting! Fueled by four primetime Cubs games, FS1 not only beat ESPN in primetime and total day viewership, it led all of cable in primetime viewership — and it wasn’t close. In primetime viewership FS1 led its nearest competitor Fox News by more than a million…

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

April 26, 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: Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1330  614 NBCS 562  287 FS1 345  133 ESP2 257  128 MLBN 192  71 NBAT 152  72…

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ESPN, ESPN2 lead primetime and total day in cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending March 13, 2016

March 15, 2016

Primetime rankings for the week ending March 13, 2016: Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1264  580 ESP2 529  195 NBCS 268  109 UDN 242  148 FS1 191  79 ESNU 181  68 NBAT 178  86 NFLN 145  75 GOLF 144  41 MLBN 96  37 FOXD 81  40 BEIE 24  13 FS2 23  8 BEIN 16  8 Total Day: Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN  748 362 ESP2  288 124…

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ESPN leads as usual, NFL Network (a very distant) 2nd in primetime in cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending November 1, 2015

November 3, 2015

If you combined all the other cable sports networks’ averages in primetime, ESPN still would lead by a million viewers, so ESPN has that going for it, which is nice. In overall rankings (not just sports) in primetime ESPN led its nearest competitor (AMC with a 1.935M average) by more than a million viewers. Primetime rankings for the week ending November 1, 2015: Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 2992  1,398…

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ESPN crushes competition (again), FS1 2nd (again) in cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending October 18, 2015

October 20, 2015

Although the NLDS games and NLCS games have drawn many more viewers than the ALDS and ALCS on FS1, since TBS isn’t primarily a sports network I don’t include it in these weekly network rankings. But in the overall cable rankings (not just sports) for the week TBS was #1 in primetime in total viewers and adults 18-49 and ESPN was 2nd. Primetime rankings for the week ending October 18,…

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ESPN dominates again, FS1 jumps into 2nd-place in cable sports network TV ratings rankings for the week ending October 11, 2015

October 13, 2015

Propelled by ALDS action and USA-Mexico soccer, FS1 jumped into second place in both primetime and total day viewing for the week with a comfortable lead over NFL Network and ESPN2 in primetime. Although the NLDS games have drawn many more viewers than the ALDS, since TBS isn’t primarily a sports network I don’t include it in these rankings. Primetime rankings for the week ending October 11, 2015: Net Viewers (000)…

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