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ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN (live) Sun 8/07/16 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 1279 549
2 MLB MONDAY NIGHT – EARLY (live) Mon 8/01/16 7:00 PM 10:59 PM 927 308
NY YANKEES / NY METS
3 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM (live) Sun 8/07/16 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 886 374
4 PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME (live) Sat 8/06/16 7:00 PM 11:20 PM 839 297
53RD ANNUAL INDUCTION
5 MLB WEDNESDAY NIGHT – EARLY (live) Wed 8/03/16 7:00 PM 10:12 PM 729 272
NY METS / NY YANKEES
6 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Mon 8/01/16 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 691 349
7 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Tue 8/02/16 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 639 321
8 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Fri 8/05/16 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 617 335
9 BASEBALL TONIGHT (live) Wed 8/03/16 10:12 PM 11:00 PM 595 296
10 SPORTSCENTER LATE (live) Sun 8/07/16 10:00 PM 11:30 PM 584 257
11 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM (live) Sun 8/07/16 10:00 AM 12:06 PM 574 288
ALEX RODRIGUEZ RETIREMENT PRESS CONFERENCE
18 SPORTS REPORTERS Sun 8/07/16 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 463 250
27 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS (live) Fri 8/05/16 9:00 PM 11:00 PM 416 139
DAVID BENAVIDEZ / DENIS DOUGLIN
36 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WEEKEND Sun 8/07/16 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 395 213
39 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP (live) Sat 8/06/16 12:00 PM 2:07 PM 388 217
LIVERPOOL FC / FC BARCELONA
53 E:60 Thu 8/04/16 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 346 214
54 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (live) Tue 8/02/16 7:00 PM 9:13 PM 344 217
FINAL: OVERSEAS ELITE / TEAM COLORADO
68 AMATEUR BASEBALL (live) Sun 8/07/16 12:06 PM 1:44 PM 319 120
SENIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES FINAL
89 OBSTACLE COURSE Tue 8/02/16 10:08 PM 11:02 PM 289 142
111 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP (live) Wed 8/03/16 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 263 134
FC BARCELONA / LEICESTER CITY
134 OBSTACLE COURSE Tue 8/02/16 9:13 PM 10:08 PM 232 133
156 MLS REGULAR SEASON (live) Sun 8/07/16 4:00 PM 6:07 PM 184 94
SPORTING KC / PORTLAND TIMBERS
157 AMATEUR BASEBALL (live) Sat 8/06/16 2:07 PM 5:40 PM 171 71
SENIOR LEAGUE FINAL: ASIA-PACIFIC / CENTRAL

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPN is down -4 percent (684,000 vs. 714,000) from one week earlier and down -14 percent (684,000 vs. 795,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPN is down -6 percent (368,000 vs. 391,000) from one week earlier and down -16 percent (368,000 vs. 437,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

ESPN’s daily programs viewership averages for the week:

  • “Outside the Lines: First Report” (ESPN, Aug. 1-5): 238,000 (137,000 adults 18-49)
  • “College Football Live” (ESPN, Aug. 2-5): 248,000 (134,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NFL Insiders” (ESPN, Aug. 2 & 4-5): 302,000 (168,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NFL Live” (ESPN, Aug. 2 & 4-5): 388,000 (213,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsNation” (ESPN, Aug. 2-5): 340,000 (182,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Highly Questionable” (ESPN, Aug. 1-5): 386,000 (212,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Around the Horn” (ESPN, Aug. 1-5): 410,000 (232,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Pardon the Interruption” (ESPN, Aug. 1-5): 613,000 (325,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Baseball Tonight” (ESPN, Aug. 1 & 3): 366,000 (197,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, Aug. 1-5 7 a.m.): 273,000 (158,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, Aug. 1-5 8 a.m.): 262,000 (153,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, Aug. 1-5 9 a.m.): 278,000 (153,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, Aug. 1-7 6 p.m.): 335,000 (180,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, Aug. 1-7 11 p.m.): 416,000 (223,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter at Night” (ESPN, Aug. 1-6 midnight): 382,000 (220,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter at Night” (ESPN, Aug. 1-6 1 a.m.): 351,000 (218,000 adults 18-49)

ESPN2

ESPN2 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 FIRST TAKE (live) Tue 8/02/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 325 186
2 FIRST TAKE (live) Fri 8/05/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 324 195
3 NFL LIVE (live) Wed 8/03/16 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 315 168
4 FIRST TAKE (live) Mon 8/01/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 306 168
5 FIRST TAKE (live) Wed 8/03/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 301 180
5 FIRST TAKE (live) Thu 8/04/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 301 185
7 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP (live) Wed 8/03/16 7:30 PM 9:30 PM 278 156
FC BAYERN MUNICH / REAL MADRID CF
7 NFL INSIDERS (live) Wed 8/03/16 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 278 158
9 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP (live) Wed 8/03/16 9:30 PM 11:30 PM 250 145
AC MILAN / CHELSEA FC
10 INTERNATIONAL SOCCER FRIENDLY (live) Mon 8/01/16 8:30 PM 10:31 PM 234 141
LIVERPOOL FC / AS ROMA
29 CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (live) Thu 8/04/16 10:00 PM 12:57 AM 176 71
SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS / CALGARY STAMPEDERS
31 CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (live) Thu 8/04/16 7:00 PM 10:00 PM 175 63
BC LIONS / MONTREAL ALOUETTES
39 ARENA FOOTBALL (live) Sun 8/07/16 6:00 PM 8:35 PM 163 57
TAMPA BAY STORM / PHILADELPHIA SOUL
42 AMATEUR BASEBALL (live) Sun 8/07/16 8:35 PM 11:14 PM 161 51
INTERMEDIATE WORLD SERIES FINAL
48 AMATEUR SOFTBALL (live) Sun 8/07/16 3:00 PM 5:50 PM 158 46
BIG LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: FINAL
62 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WEEKEND Sun 8/07/16 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 138 49
65 SPORTS REPORTERS Sun 8/07/16 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 131 42
67 AMATEUR SOFTBALL (live) Sat 8/06/16 4:00 PM 6:34 PM 129 50
JUNIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES FINAL
69 AMATEUR BASEBALL (live) Tue 8/02/16 8:00 PM 10:33 PM 128 53
BIG LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: FINAL
74 ARM WRESTLING Tue 8/02/16 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 121 75
105 ARM WRESTLING Sun 8/07/16 11:14 PM 12:00 AM 87 36
109 TENNIS: US OPEN SERIES-MEN (live) Sun 8/07/16 12:30 PM 3:00 PM 83 27
130 TENNIS: US OPEN SERIES-MEN (live) Sat 8/06/16 7:00 PM 9:15 PM 58 11
BB&T ATLANTA OPEN: SEMIFINALS

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPN2 is down -1 percent (164,000 vs. 165,000) from one week earlier and down -37 percent (164,000 vs. 259,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPN2 is down -9 percent (149,000 vs. 163,000) from one week earlier and down -22 percent (149,000 vs. 290,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

ESPN2’s daily show viewership averages for the week:

  • “Mike & Mike in the Morning” (ESPN2, Aug. 1-5): 194,000 (96,000 adults 18-49)
  • “First Take (live)” (ESPN2, Aug. 1-5): 311,000 (183,000 adults 18-49)
  • “His & Hers (live)” (ESPN2, Aug. 1-5): 191,000 (118,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Baseball Tonight (live)” (ESPN2, Aug. 1 & 3): 110,000 (52,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Jalen & Jacoby” (ESPN2, Aug. 1-2 & 4-5): 72,000 (37,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Best of Mike & Mike in the Morning” (ESPN2, Aug. 1-4): 87,000 (48,000 adults 18-49)
  • “College Football Live” (ESPN2, Aug. 1): 126,000 (80,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NFL Insiders” (ESPN2, Aug. 1 & 3): 251,000 (143,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NFL Live” (ESPN2, Aug. 1 & 3): 268,000 (149,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsNation” (ESPN2, Aug. 1): 209,000 (127,000 adults 18-49)

ESPNU

ESPNU Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 TOP 25 CFB GAMES OF YEAR Sun 8/07/16 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 89 35
2 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Tue 8/02/16 10:00 PM 12:00 AM 88 49
3 TOP 25 CFB GAMES OF YEAR Sun 8/07/16 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 70 31
4 TOP 25 CFB GAMES OF YEAR Sat 8/06/16 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 67 29
5 TOP 25 CFB GAMES OF YEAR Sun 8/07/16 7:00 PM 10:00 PM 64 32
6 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Tue 8/02/16 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 59 37
7 CFB DAILY Tue 8/02/16 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 57 26
7 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Mon 8/01/16 11:00 PM 12:00 AM 57 39
9 OBSTACLE COURSE Wed 8/03/16 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 51 26
10 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE Tue 8/02/16 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 50 31
10 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Wed 8/03/16 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 50 34
31 COLLEGE FISHING Sat 8/06/16 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 38 16
49 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL (live) Mon 8/01/16 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 29 13
ADIDAS NATIONS SHOWCASE
54 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL (live) Mon 8/01/16 9:00 PM 11:00 PM 28 7
ADIDAS NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS
64 COLLEGE FISHING Sat 8/06/16 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 25 13

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPNU is down -42 percent (43,000 vs. 74,000) from one week earlier and down -39 percent (43,000 vs. 70,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPNU is down -33 percent (30,000 vs. 45,000) from one week earlier and down -25 percent (30,000 vs. 40,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

ESPNU’s daily show viewership averages for the week:

  • “The Dan Le Batard Show” (ESPNU, Aug. 2-5): 23,000 (15,000 adults 18-49)
  • “CFB Daily” (ESPNU, Aug. 1-5): 30,000 (16,000 adults 18-49)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

About Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci is a contributor to Programming Insider and blogger at Son of the Bronx.