ESPN, ESPN2 Dominate, FS1 falls in cable sports network rankings for the week ending April 5, 2015

April 7, 2015

It’s not a surprise when ESPN & ESPN2 are the top 2 sports nets for the week, but with no NASCAR race this weekend, FS1 slipped to 5th in Primetime viewership where it trailed the Golf channel and 6th in total day viewership where it trailed MLB Network. Primetime rankings for the week ending April 5, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1141  438 ESP2 725  296 NBCS 254…

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ESPN easily led all cable sports networks, but FS1 edged ESPN2 in total day viewing for the week ending March 29, 2015

March 31, 2015

As usual, ESPN easily led the cable sports networks for the week, but aided by NASCAR Sprint Cup airing on FS1 on Sunday afternoon instead of Fox’s broadcast network, FS1 narrowly eclipse ESPN2 in total day viewing…though in primetime, ESPN2 nearly doubled FS1’s viewership. Primetime rankings for the week ending March 29, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 740  293 ESP2 403  138 FS1 219  113 NBCS 208…

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In a down week ESPN easily led all cable sports networks for the week ending March 22, 2015

March 24, 2015

Even though TNT and TBS do telecast live sports, we don’t include them in this weekly comparison because it doesn’t make sense to compare Rizzoli & Isles and Big Bang Theory repeats to networks that  focus exclusively on sports. But though it’s not in the table below, fueled by NCAA coverage TNT and TBS easily led all of cable TV in primetime last week with averages of 2.34 million and 2.25 million…

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ESPN & ESPN2 dominate cable sports networks for the week ending March 15, 2015

March 17, 2015

Fueled by many hours of NCAA tournament + the “I Hate Christian Laettner” 30 for 30 documentary, ESPN easily outdistanced its nearest rival…ESPN2. And ESPN2 easily outdistanced its closest competitors: NBC Sports Network in primetime and NFL Network for  total day. Primetime rankings for the week ending March 15, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1736  791 ESP2 533  193 NBCS 223  113 NBAT 197  86 FS1 173…

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As ever, ESPN led the cable sports nets for the week ending March 8, 2015

March 10, 2015

Primetime rankings for the week ending March 8, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1488  646 ESP2 408  148 NBCS 272  122 FS1 248  112 NBAT 208  95 MLBN 146  57 GOLF 128  31 ESNU 127  38 ENN 107  51 NFLN 82  40 FS2 15  8 BEIN 13  3 – Total Day:   Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN  713 367 ESP2  247 119 FS1  147 50…

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ESPN led, FS1 falls back behind ESPN2 among cable sports networks for the week ending March 1, 2015

March 3, 2015

ESPN of course led among the cable sports networks, but with Daytona coverage in the rear-view mirror Fox Sports 1 resumed it’s typical position behind ESPN2, but remained ahead of NBC Sports Network. Primetime rankings for the week ending March 1, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1134  519 ESP2 410  134 FS1 218  111 NBCS 192  97 NBAT 149  63 ESNU 134  45 GOLF 112  32 NFLN 111  60…

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ESPN led, but FS1 easily topped ESPN2 among cable sports networks for the week ending February 22, 2015

February 24, 2015

We imagine that when FS1 launched that its sights weren’t set on dethroning the ESPN mothership but rather on giving ESPN2 a run for its money. On that front FS1 hasn’t really been particularly competitive, but fueled by NASCAR coverage at Daytona and decent UFC performance on Sunday, FS1 easily outpaced ESPN2 for the week both in primetime and on a total day basis. Primetime rankings for the week ending February 22,…

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ESPN led all cable sports networks for the week ending February 15, 2015

February 18, 2015

Unless “hey, looky there, FS1 beat NBCSN and ESPNU across-the-board and was 3rd among all the cable sports networks ( it kind of is our thing) there’s not much to see here… Primetime rankings for the week ending February 15, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1108  487 ESP2 389  125 FS1 207  89 NBCS 175  78 GOLF 118  31 ESNU 104  40 NBAT 101  39 NFLN 100  39…

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