ESPN leads as always but NBCSN again comfortably in 2nd in sports network rankings for the week ending May 31, 2015

June 2, 2015

Fueled by NBA playoffs and softball ESPN led all the cable sports networks as usual for the week ending May 31 and in Primetime ESPN topped all the cable networks for the week, not just the sports nets. Stanley Cup conference finals once again fueled NBC Sports Network to a comfortable hold of second place among the sports networks. Sure, NBCSN’s numbers would have looked even better if it had aired game 7…

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ESPN leads, but NBC Sports Net comfortably in 2nd in sports network rankings for the week ending May 24, 2015

May 27, 2015

ESPN came out on top, like always, in the weekly rankings. But with Fox Sports putting its best properties (i.e. Coca-Cola 600) on the Fox broadcast network, the NHL-fueled NBC Sports Network cruised by Fox Sports 1 and ESPN 2. Primetime rankings for the week ending May 24, 2015: Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 2520  1,173 NBCS 1362  623 ESP2 339  120 FS1 217  101 MLBN 145  51…

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ESPN leads, but Fox Sports 1 beats ESPN2 in network rankings for the week ending May 17, 2015

May 19, 2015

Among the sports networks ESPN, as ever, came out on top in the weekly rankings. With both of the weekend’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoff conference finals games on the NBC mothership rather than NBC Sports Network, Fox Sports 1 took second place honors in viewership (though in primetime NBCSN beat FS1 rather handily among adults 18-49). Note the good showing by Univision Deportes in primetime. Pretty impressive considering it’s in…

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ESPN leads as always but NBCSN close in primetime in cable sports network rankings for the week ending May 10, 2015

May 12, 2015

ESPN came out on top for the week as ever but again aided by the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBCSN came in second and even nipped at ESPN’s heels in primetime (at least if you squint a little).  In primetime ESPN2 fell behind both FS1 and MLB Network for the week in viewership. Primetime rankings for the week ending May 10, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1515…

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ESPN leads as always but NBCSN again 2nd in primetime in cable sports network rankings for the week ending May 3, 2015

May 5, 2015

ESPN as ever led the rankings across-the-board, and aided by the first round of the NFL Draft, even a bit more comfortably so than normal. The remaining two days of draft coverage on ESPN2 allowed it to squeak past NBC Sports Network in total day rankings,  but aided by the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, NBCSN had a comfortable hold of second-place in primetime over the NFL Network and ESPN2, despite…

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ESPN leads, but NBCSN tops ESPN2 & FS1 in cable sports network rankings for the week ending April 26, 2015

April 28, 2015

As usual, ESPN came out on top, but NBCSN came out ahead of both ESPN2 and Fox Sports 1 across-the-board and FS1 topped ESPN2 in primetime. Primetime rankings for the week ending April 26, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1494  688 NBCS 621  321 FS1 301  139 ESP2 269  132 MLBN 240  92 NBAT 171  90 GOLF 125  27 NFLN 83  48 ENN 76  40 ESNU 54  23 FS2…

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ESPN leads but FS1 beats ESPN2 in cable sports network rankings for the week ending April 19, 2015

April 21, 2015

As usual, ESPN came out on top across-the-board. But aided by 4 hours of NASCAR coverage that got bumped from the Fox broadcast network due to a rain delay and a somewhat slow week, Fox Sports 1 won out over ESPN2. In primetime both NBC Sports Network (helped by NHL) and MLB Network  beat out ESPN2 in total viewers. Primetime rankings for the week ending April 19, 2015 Net Viewers…

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ESPN & ESPN2 lead cable sports network rankings for the week ending April 12, 2015

April 14, 2015

FS1 beat out ESPN2 with adults 18-49 in primetime and nearly overtook ESPN in primetime viewership.  With the MLB season in gear, MLB Network topped NBCSN in primetime viewership though NBCSN fared better with adults 18-49 in primetime. Primetime rankings for the week ending April 12, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1345  524 ESP2 388  131 FS1 363  138 MLBN 296  120 NBCS 267  138 GOLF 246…

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