ESPN led all cable sports networks for the week ending February 8, 2015

February 10, 2015

Unless “hey, looky there, FS1 beat ESPN U in primetime!” is your thing (we admit it, it kind of is our thing) there’s not much to see here… Primetime rankings for the week ending February 8, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1277  572 ESP2 462  157 NBCS 201  94 FS1 170  70 NBAT 162  67 NFLN 146  63 ESNU 128  44 GOLF 110  30 ENN 103  47…

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ESPN, as usual, led all cable sports networks for the week ending January 25, 2015

January 27, 2015

Not much to see here (there usually isn’t) but NBCSN was ahead of FS1 for the week in primetime if that interests anyone. But then again, even ESNU was ahead of FS1 in primetime… Primetime rankings for the week ending January 25, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 2254  1,057 ESP2 543  171 NBCS 351  184 NFLN 200  95 ESNU 185  64 FS1 140  54 NBAT 135  55…

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ESPN once again led all cable sports networks for the week ending January 18, 2015

January 21, 2015

ESPN consistently leading here is never a surprise.  But if it can ever be even less of a surprise, the Nielsen week ending Sunday January 18 that included Monday January 12, the day of the CFP championship, the most-watched program in cable television history, is it. Primetime rankings for the week ending January 18, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 5268  2,246 ESP2 510  180 FS1 320  179 GOLF…

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ESPN led all cable sports networks again for the week ending January 11, 2015

January 14, 2015

Without two CFP semifinals (the CFP Championship will be in the week ending January 18) ESPN’s competition didn’t receive the super-sized pasting they took a week ago. Just the run-of-the-mill typical pasting…. Primetime rankings for the week ending January 11, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 863  510 ESP2 276  117 NFLN 157  96 NBCS 147  87 ESNU 119  61 NBAT 108  62 GOLF 101  27 FS1 98  61 ENN…

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Of course ESPN led all cable sports networks for the week ending January 4, 2015

January 7, 2015

Even if ESPN hadn’t happened to have the first, second and eighth most-watched cable programs of all time in the same week it still would’ve beaten its sports network competition in total viewers and adults 18-49 both in primetime and for the whole day. Having those programs merely enabled ESPN to beat its competition to a bloody pulp. Primetime rankings for the week ending January 4, 2015 Net Viewers (000)…

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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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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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