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ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 HOME RUN DERBY Mon 7/11/16 8:10 PM 10:33 PM 5524 2371
   2016
2 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SPECIAL Mon 7/11/16 10:33 PM 11:33 PM 2767 1336
   ALL-STAR LEGENDS AND CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME
3 HOME RUN DERBY PRELUDE (live) Mon 7/11/16 7:54 PM 8:10 PM 2705 1144
    
4 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT (live) Sun 7/17/16 8:00 PM 11:07 PM 2066 615
   BOSTON/NY YANKEES
5 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Thu 7/14/16 9:00 PM 10:30 PM 1196 657
   DOC & DARRYL
6 SPORTSCENTER LATE (live) Mon 7/11/16 11:33 PM 12:33 AM 1035 544
    
7 BASEBALL TONIGHT (live) Mon 7/11/16 7:00 PM 7:54 PM 884 443
    
8 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Tue 7/12/16 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 847 450
    
9 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Mon 7/11/16 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 843 448
    
10 PRESIDENT AND THE PEOPLE Thu 7/14/16 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 803 397
    
15 ESPY COUNTDOWN SHOW (live) Wed 7/13/16 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 584 338
   2016 ESPYS
21 BASEBALL TONIGHT: SUNDAY COUNTDOWN (live) Sun 7/17/16 7:02 PM 8:00 PM 509 193
    
28 ESPY AWARDS (repeat) Thu 7/14/16 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 461 255
   2016 ESPYS
40 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS (live) Fri 7/15/16 9:00 PM 10:50 PM 403 155
   SERGEY LIPINETS VS. WALTER CASTILLO
54 ESPY COUNTDOWN SHOW (live) Wed 7/13/16 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 362 227
   2016 ESPYS
78 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Tue 7/12/16 8:18 PM 10:10 PM 324 183
   SAN ANTONIO/CHICAGO
81 MLS REGULAR SEASON (live) Sun 7/17/16 4:55 PM 7:02 PM 322 197
   MONTREAL/NEW YORK CITY FC
88 SPORTS REPORTERS Sun 7/17/16 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 310 154
    
100 ESPY AWARDS (repeat) Wed 7/13/16 2:00 AM 5:00 AM 295 189
   2016 ESPYS
100 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WEEKEND Sun 7/17/16 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 295 161
    
161 HUMANITARIAN AWARDS Fri 7/15/16 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 172 95
   2016

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPN is up +105 percent (1,372,000 vs. 670,000) from one week earlier and down -6 percent (1,372,000 vs. 1,466,000) from the same week one year ago (July 13-19, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPN is down -36 percent (482,000 vs. 748,000) from one week earlier and down -44 percent (482,000 vs. 868,000) from the same week one year ago (July 13-19, 2015).

ESPN’s daily programs viewership averages for the week:

  • “Outside the Lines: First Report” (ESPN, July 11-15): 275,000 (168,000 adults 18-49)
  • “College Football Live” (ESPN, July 11-15): 242,000 (144,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NFL Insiders” (ESPN, July 11-15): 274,000 (152,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NFL Live” (ESPN, July 11-15): 341,000 (189,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsNation” (ESPN, July 11-15): 384,000 (226,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Highly Questionable” (ESPN, July 11-12 & 14-15): 438,000 (257,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Around the Horn” (ESPN, July 11-12 & 14-15): 498,000 (269,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Pardon the Interruption” (ESPN, July 11-12 & 14-15): 736,000 (392,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Baseball Tonight” (ESPN, July 11 & 16): 577,000 (279,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, July 11-15 7 a.m.): 259,000 (147,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, July 11-15 8 a.m.): 283,000 (166,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, July 11-15 9 a.m.): 287,000 (168,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, July 11-13 & 15 6 p.m.): 410,000 (235,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, July 11-17 11 p.m.): 554,000 (281,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter at Night” (ESPN, July 12 & 15-16 midnight): 341,000 (185,000 adults 18-49)
  • “SportsCenter at Night” (ESPN, July 15-16 1 a.m.): 324,000 (183,000 adults 18-49)

ESPN2

ESPN2 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Sun 7/17/16 8:06 PM 10:01 PM 383 191
   LAS VEGAS SEMIFINAL: CLEVELAND/CHICAGO
2 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Sat 7/16/16 8:13 PM 10:18 PM 348 159
   LAS VEGAS QUARTERFINAL: WASHINGTON/CHICAGO
3 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Thu 7/14/16 10:50 PM 12:47 AM 325 180
   LAS VEGAS SECOND ROUND: CLEVELAND/LA LAKERS
4 FIRST TAKE (live) Mon 7/11/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 287 161
    
5 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Sat 7/16/16 10:18 PM 12:13 AM 283 161
   LAS VEGAS QUARTERFINAL: CLEVELAND/BROOKLYN
6 FIRST TAKE (live) Thu 7/14/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 276 170
    
7 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Thu 7/14/16 8:47 PM 10:50 PM 270 116
   LAS VEGAS SECOND ROUND: DALLAS/CHICAGO
8 FIRST TAKE (live) Fri 7/15/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 269 154
    
9 FIRST TAKE (live) Tue 7/12/16 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 261 150
    
9 HIS & HERS (live) Thu 7/14/16 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 261 184
    
9 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Sat 7/16/16 6:16 PM 8:13 PM 261 127
   LAS VEGAS QUARTERFINAL: PHOENIX/DENVER
14 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Sun 7/17/16 6:00 PM 8:06 PM 254 123
   LAS VEGAS SEMIFINAL: MINNESOTA/PHOENIX
16 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Wed 7/13/16 8:00 PM 10:14 PM 236 101
   LAS VEGAS FIRST ROUND: BOSTON/CLEVELAND
18 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Mon 7/11/16 10:07 PM 12:04 AM 231 127
   LAS VEGAS: SACRAMENTO/NEW ORLEANS
26 ESPORTS (live) Sun 7/17/16 10:01 PM 1:21 AM 201 147
   2016 EVO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
28 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Wed 7/13/16 10:14 PM 12:00 AM 198 115
   LAS VEGAS FIRST ROUND: MILWAUKEE/DALLAS
32 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Mon 7/11/16 8:08 PM 10:07 PM 193 90
   LAS VEGAS: MIAMI/DENVER
37 PAT SUMMITT: CELEBRATION OF LIFE (live) Thu 7/14/16 7:00 PM 8:15 PM 186 89
    
40 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Tue 7/12/16 6:00 PM 8:13 PM 185 101
   LAS VEGAS: BOSTON/DALLAS
42 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Fri 7/15/16 9:58 PM 11:57 PM 178 91
   LAS VEGAS: GOLDEN STATE/DALLAS
46 ARENA FOOTBALL (live) Sat 7/16/16 3:30 PM 6:16 PM 173 70
   PHILADELPHIA SOUL/TAMPA BAY STORM
49 OBSTACLE COURSE Sun 7/17/16 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 167 80
   BATTLEFROG
52 OBSTACLE COURSE Sun 7/17/16 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 162 86
   BATTLEFROG
53 OBSTACLE COURSE Sun 7/17/16 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 158 67
   BATTLEFROG
57 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Fri 7/15/16 8:09 PM 9:58 PM 150 68
   LAS VEGAS: ATLANTA/MEMPHIS
64 BASSMASTERS Sun 7/17/16 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 140 65
    
71 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL (live) Thu 7/14/16 4:30 PM 6:32 PM 131 77
   LAS VEGAS SECOND ROUND: MINNESOTA/MEMPHIS
74 CITY SLAM Tue 7/12/16 9:12 PM 10:00 PM 127 60
    
114 BASSMASTERS Sun 7/17/16 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 82 39
    
124 RUSSILO AND KANELL (live) Wed 7/13/16 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 64 32
    

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPN2 is down -8 percent (236,000 vs. 257,000) from one week earlier and down -2 percent (236,000 vs. 241,000) from the same week one year ago (July 13-19, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPN2 is down -20 percent (176,000 vs. 219,000) from one week earlier and up +1 percent (176,000 vs. 174,000) from the same week one year ago (July 13-19, 2015).

ESPN2’s daily show viewership averages for the week:

  • “Mike & Mike in the Morning” (ESPN2, July 11-15): 188,000 (92,000 adults 18-49)
  • “First Take (live)” (ESPN2, July 11-15): 262,000 (150,000 adults 18-49)
  • “His & Hers (live)” (ESPN2, July 11-15): 227,000 (145,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Baseball Tonight (live)” (ESPN2, July 11-12): 131,000 (75,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Jalen & Jacoby” (ESPN2, July 11-12): 113,000 (72,000 adults 18-49)

ESPNU

ESPNU Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Sat 7/16/16 10:00 PM 12:00 AM 109 68
    
2 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Sat 7/16/16 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 92 48
    
3 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL LEAGUE (live) Thu 7/14/16 6:43 PM 8:37 PM 85 37
   LAS VEGAS SECOND ROUND: PHILADELPHIA/BROOKLYN
4 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Sat 7/16/16 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 77 35
    
5 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Mon 7/11/16 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 74 32
    
6 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Sat 7/16/16 12:30 PM 2:30 PM 73 44
    
7 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL LEAGUE (live) Sat 7/16/16 4:00 PM 6:14 PM 72 32
   LAS VEGAS QUARTERFINAL: MINNESOTA/TORONTO
8 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Sat 7/16/16 12:00 AM 1:30 AM 71 44
    
9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE Thu 7/14/16 8:37 PM 9:06 PM 67 32
    
10 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP Tue 7/12/16 9:00 PM 12:00 AM 63 21
    
10 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY Sat 7/16/16 8:00 PM 10:00 PM 63 42
    
14 SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL LEAGUE (live) Sat 7/16/16 6:14 PM 6:19 PM 59 31
   LAS VEGAS QUARTERFINAL: PHOENIX/DENVER

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPNU is down -14 percent (49,000 vs. 57,000) from one week earlier and up +2 percent (49,000 vs. 48,000) from the same week one year ago (July 13-19, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPNU is down -25 percent (30,000 vs. 40,000) from one week earlier and down -21 percent (30,000 vs. 38,000) from the same week one year ago (July 13-19, 2015).

ESPNU’s daily show viewership averages for the week:

  • “The Dan Le Batard Show” (ESPNU, July 11-12): 24,000 (14,000 adults 18-49)
  • “ESPNU Studio” (ESPNU, July 11-14): 26,000 (13,000 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.