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ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Kentucky at Florida Sat 9:02PM-11:11PM 129 2.1 3267
2 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Louisville at Virginia Sat 7:00PM- 9:02PM 122 1.3 2064
3 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Virginia at North Carolina Mon 7:00PM- 9:02PM 122 1.3 2051
4 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Iowa State at Kansas Mon 9:02PM-11:06PM 124 1.0 1546
5 SPORTSCENTER LATE (live) Sat 11:11PM-12:00AM 49 1.1 1522
6 NBA REGULAR SEASON: Dallas at Golden State Wed 10:35PM- 1:07AM 152 1.0 1425
7 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Mon 5:30PM- 6:00PM 30 1.0 1394
8 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Indiana at Wisconsin Tue 7:00PM- 9:03PM 123 0.8 1374
9 NBA REGULAR SEASON: Miami at San Antonio Fri 9:40PM-11:57PM 137 0.9 1233
10 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Illinois at Michigan State Sat 12:00PM- 2:13PM 133 0.8 1182
11 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Kansas at Oklahoma State Sat 2:13PM- 4:17PM 124 0.8 1177
12 NBA REGULAR SEASON: Chicago at Houston Wed 8:04PM-10:35PM 151 0.8 1115
13 PBA BOWLING: USBC Masters Sun 1:00PM- 3:02PM 122 0.6 991
15 NBA REGULAR SEASON: L.A. Clippers at Toronto Fri 7:00PM- 9:40PM 160 0.7 984
20 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Texas at Kansas State Sat 4:17PM- 6:19PM 122 0.6 914
27 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Iowa at Michigan Thu 7:00PM- 8:49PM 109 0.6 784
41 USA SOCCER MEN: USA vs. Panama Sun 3:55PM- 6:03PM 128 0.4 674
50 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: 30 For 30: Of Miracles and Men Sun 9:00PM-11:00PM 120 0.4 611
51 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Florida at Vanderbilt Tue 9:03PM-11:11PM 128 0.5 610
85 OUTSIDE THE LINES-WEEKEND Sun 9:00AM- 9:30AM 30 0.3 461
93 GRANTLAND BASKETBALL SHOW Sun 8:00PM- 9:00PM 60 0.3 415
112 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Cincinnati at SMU Thu 9:04PM-11:18PM 134 0.3 368
113 SIGNING DAY SPECIAL (live) Wed 2:00PM- 3:00PM 60 0.3 366

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPN is down 4 percent (1.277 million vs. 1.328 million) from one week earlier and up 6 percent (1.277 million vs. 1.207 million) from the same week one year ago (February 3-9, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPN is down 15 percent (675,000 vs. 793,000) from one week earlier and down 8 percent (675,000 vs. 732,000) from the same week one year ago (February 3-9, 2014).

ESPN’s daily programs viewership averages for the week:

  • “College Football Live” (ESPN, Feb. 2-3 & 5-6): 349,000
  • “NFL Insiders” (ESPN, Feb. 2-6): 390,000 (prior week: 479,000)
  • “NFL Live” (ESPN, Feb. 2-6): 501,000 (prior week: 583,000)
  • “Around the Horn” (ESPN, Feb. 2-6): 704,000 (prior week: 763,000)
  • “Pardon the Interruption” (ESPN, Jan. 26-30): 1.041 million (prior week: 1.034 million)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, Feb. 2-6 & 8 early evening): 594,000 (prior week: 670,000)
  • “SportsCenter” (ESPN, Feb. 2-8 late night): 612,000 (prior week: 1.035 million)

ESPN2 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Georgia Tech at Duke Wed 7:00PM- 9:08PM 128 0.7 972
2 NHRA DRAG RACING: Winter Nationals Sun 7:30PM-10:30PM 180 0.4 608
3 FIRST TAKE (live) Mon 10:00AM-12:00PM 120 0.4 584
4 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: West Virginia at Oklahoma Tue 8:00PM-10:02PM 122 0.4 576
5 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: UCLA at Stanford Thu 9:13PM-11:13PM 120 0.3 499
5 FIRST TAKE Mon 1:00PM- 3:00PM 120 0.4 499
7 HIS & HERS (live) Mon 12:00PM- 1:00PM 60 0.3 476
8 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Washington at Oregon Wed 9:08PM-11:03PM 115 0.3 461
9 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Syracuse at Pittsburgh Sat 4:09PM- 6:13PM 124 0.3 459
10 BOXING SERIES: Sergio Mora vs. Abie Han Fri 9:28PM-11:39PM 131 0.3 448
11 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Gonzaga at San Francisco Sat 11:30PM- 1:39AM 129 0.3 430
13 NHRA QUALIFYING Sat 10:01PM-11:30PM 89 0.3 420
18 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Auburn at LSU Thu 7:00PM- 9:13PM 133 0.2 357
23 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Alabama at LSU Sat 6:13PM- 8:09PM 116 0.2 319
26 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Gonzaga at Santa Clara Thu 11:13PM- 1:07AM 114 0.2 311
28 NBA COAST TO COAST (live) Tue 10:02PM-12:00AM 118 0.2 308
33 USA SOCCER WOMEN: France vs. USA Sun 11:50AM- 2:07PM 137 0.2 294
41 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Tennessee at Georgia Sat 12:00PM- 2:03PM 123 0.2 263
43 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Dayton at George Washington Fri 7:00PM- 9:28PM 148 0.2 261
50 SPORTS REPORTERS Sun 9:30AM-10:00AM 30 0.2 244
54 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Missouri State at Wichita State Sat 8:09PM-10:01PM 112 0.2 228
68 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Louisville at Duke Mon 7:00PM- 9:03PM 123 0.1 210
71 WOMEN’S COLLEGE GYMNASTICS: Auburn vs. Alabama Sun 6:00PM- 7:30PM 90 0.1 208
86 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Nebraska at Maryland Sun 4:11PM- 6:00PM 109 0.1 184
90 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Baylor at Texas Sun 2:07PM- 4:11PM 124 0.1 179
96 SIGNING DAY SPECIAL (live) Wed 2:30PM- 3:00PM 30 0.1 161
120 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: UT Arlington at Louisiana-Lafayette Sat 2:03PM- 4:09PM 126 0.1 131

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPN2 is down 31 percent (462,000 vs. 670,000) from one week earlier and up 39 percent (462,000 vs. 332,000) from the same week one year ago (February 3-9, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPN2 is down 28 percent (255,000 vs. 356,000) from one week earlier and up 29 percent (255,000 vs. 198,000) from the same week one year ago (February 3-9, 2014).

ESPN2’s daily talkers’ viewership averages for the week:

  • “Mike & Mike in the Morning” (ESPN2, Feb. 2-6): 234,000 (prior week: 276,000)
  • “First Take” (ESPN2, Feb. 2-6): 367,000 (prior week: 374,000)
  • “His & Hers” (ESPN2, Feb. 2-6): 275,000 (prior week: 322,000)
  • “SportsNation” (ESPN2, Feb. 2-6): 235,000
  • “Highly Questionable” (ESPN2, Feb. 2-6): 242,000
  • “You Herd Me with Colin Cowherd” (ESPN2, Feb. 2-6): 164,000
  • “Olbermann” (ESPN2, Feb. 2-6): 185,000
  • “Outside the Lines” (ESPN2, Feb. 2-6): 150,000
  • “NBA Tonight” (ESPN2, Feb. 2, 4, 6): 196,000 (prior week: 175,000)

ESPNU Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Georgia at Kentucky Tue 7:00PM- 9:03PM 123 0.4 660
2 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Virginia Tech at Syracuse Tue 9:03PM-11:11PM 128 0.2 341
3 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Baylor at West Virginia Sat 12:00PM- 2:09PM 129 0.2 267
4 SIGNING DAY SPECIAL (live) Wed 8:00AM- 7:00PM 660 0.2 211
5 ESPNU STUDIO (live) Sun 8:19PM- 8:33PM 14 0.1 181
6 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Clemson at Miami (Fla.) Sun 6:30PM- 8:19PM 109 0.1 171
7 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: East Carolina at Connecticut Wed 7:00PM- 8:47PM 107 0.1 154
8 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Texas Tech at Iowa Stare Sat 2:09PM- 4:00PM 111 0.1 136
9 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Tennessee at Florida Sun 2:00PM- 4:05PM 125 0.1 132
10 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Nebraska at Penn State Sat 4:00PM- 6:03PM 123 0.1 127
11 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Texas A&M at Missouri Sat 6:03PM- 8:03PM 120 0.1 114
12 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: USC at Stanford Sun 8:33PM-10:33PM 120 0.1 112
13 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: SMU at Tulsa Sat 8:03PM-10:05PM 122 0.1 108
15 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Kansas State at Texas Tech Wed 9:09PM-11:03PM 114 0.1 106
24 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: California at Arizona State Sun 4:05PM- 6:03PM 118 0.0 64
44 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Belmont at Eastern Kentucky Thu 9:03PM-11:00PM 117 0.0 44
51 EDGE (live) Sat 11:00AM-12:00PM 60 0.0 38
56 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Morgan State at Coppin State Mon 7:00PM- 9:02PM 122 0.0 36
57 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara Sat 10:05PM-12:11AM 126 0.0 35
63 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: High Point at Coastal Carolina Fri 9:08PM-11:17PM 129 0.0 31
64 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Siena at Iona Fri 7:00PM- 9:08PM 128 0.0 30
67 SIGNING DAY SPECIAL (live) Tue 4:00PM- 6:00PM 120 0.0 28
69 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Alabama A&M at Texas Southern Mon 9:02PM-11:17PM 135 0.0 26
72 ESPN RECRUITING NATION (live) Thu 6:00PM- 7:00PM 60 0.0 25
84 KATZ’S KORNER (live) Tue 1:00PM- 2:00PM 60 0.0 20
94 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Mount St. Mary’s at Bryant Thu 7:00PM- 9:03PM 123 0.0 14

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPNU is up 32 percent (128,000 vs. 97,000) from one week earlier and down 24 percent (128,000 vs. 169,000) from the same week one year ago (February 3-9, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPNU is up 36 percent (68,000 vs. 50,000) from one week earlier and down 20 percent (68,000 vs. 85,000) from the same week one year ago (February 3-9, 2014).

Viewership average for “The Herd” (Feb. 2-3 & 5-6 10 a.m.-1 p.m.) was 36,000 (prior week: 40,000).

ESPNEWS Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 SPORTSCENTER PRIME (live) Mon 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.2 240
2 SPORTSCENTER PRIME (live) Mon 9:00PM-10:00PM 60 0.2 232
3 SPORTSCENTER PRIME (live) Mon 8:00PM- 9:00PM 60 0.1 202
4 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM (live) Sun 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.1 182
5 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Mon 11:30PM-12:00AM 30 0.1 157
5 SPORTSCENTER AFTERNOON (live) Mon 3:00PM- 4:00PM 60 0.1 157
7 SPORTSCENTER AFTERNOON (live) Mon 5:00PM- 6:00PM 60 0.1 155
8 AROUND THE HORN Mon 11:00PM-11:30PM 30 0.1 153
9 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM (live) Sun 9:00PM-10:00PM 60 0.1 152
10 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM (live) Sun 3:00PM- 4:00PM 60 0.1 148
16 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Temple at Memphis Sat 1:00PM- 3:11PM 131 0.1 126
17 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Oklahoma at TCU Sat 3:11PM- 4:59PM 108 0.1 124
35 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Gonzaga at Santa Clara Thu 11:04PM-11:17PM 13 0.0 82
50 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: UCLA at Stanford Thu 9:05PM- 9:14PM 9 0.0 68
85 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: TCU at Baylor Wed 8:30PM-10:26PM 116 0.0 49
100 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Tulsa at Houston Thu 7:00PM- 8:46PM 106 0.0 43
156 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Temple at USF Wed 6:30PM- 8:30PM 120 0.0 25

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), ESPNEWS is down 8 percent (103,000 vs. 112,000) from one week earlier and up 29 percent (103,000 vs. 80,000) from the same week one year ago (February 3-9, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), ESPNEWS is down 13 percent (59,000 vs. 68,000) from one week earlier and up 28 percent (59,000 vs. 46,000) from the same week one year ago (February 3-9, 2014).

For the week, ESPNEWS’s daily talkers “SVP & Russillo” (Feb. 2-6) averaged 54,000 viewers (prior week: 35,000), and “ESPN FC” (Feb. 2-6) averaged 42,000 viewers.

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.

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