Subject: Re: ESPN averages 2 million viewers in primetime in 2017
On Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:34:46 AM UTC-8, David wrote:
> ESPN in 2017: Live Events Drive Audience Increases
> · ESPN's 2017 Prime-Time and Total-Day Audiences Rise vs. 2016
> · ESPN Leads Cable Nets in Q4 Prime-Time Viewership for 18th
> Time in 19 Years
> · ESPN Has Led Cable for Key Male Demos for 18 Straight Quarters
> ESPN's 2017 viewership in prime time and in total day rose vs. 2016,
> while the network returned to its familiar spot atop cable networks in
> fourth quarter prime-time viewership and continued its streak of
> leading full-time cable networks in the key male demos to 18
> consecutive quarters (4.5 years).
> · In 2017, ESPN averaged 2,058,000 viewers (P2+) in prime time
> across TV and streaming, an increase of 7% over 2016. ESPN grew its
> audience among men and adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.
> · ESPN also saw its total day viewership rise 1%.
> · In the fourth quarter, ESPN grew its audience 13% in prime to
> 3,052,000 viewers across TV and streaming, the best on cable, as it
> had accomplished from 1999 - 2015 before the aberration of last year's
> political climate pushed ESPN to second place (behind Fox News).
> Audiences also rose by a double-digit percentage among men and adults
> 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. ESPN's total day viewership rose 9%.
> · In addition, the recently completed quarter was the 18th
> straight in which ESPN led full-time cable networks in delivering the
> key male demographic groups advertisers covert: men 18-34, 18-49 and
> Live Events Break Through the Clutter
> Throughout 2017, ESPN's industry-leading portfolio of rights to
> marquee live sporting events garnered noteworthy viewership
> superlatives and growth:
> · 2017 New Year's Six Bowl Games: averaged nearly 15 million
> viewers, and will be the most-watched New Year's Six once streaming
> audience is fully reported. The semis were up 9% from last year and up
> 24% from the 2015 season. All non-CFP Semifinal New Year's Six Games
> set new viewership records. In addition, the College Football Playoff
> Semifinals (officially in 2018's ratings) averaged 24,590,000 viewers,
> up 27% from last year and 44% from the 2015 season.
> · NBA Finals on ABC: most-watched NBA Finals since 1998
> (playoffs before Finals up 5%)
> · Pacquiao vs. Horn: most-watched boxing telecast on cable
> television since 2006
> · College Football on ABC: Saturday Night Football was the
> most-watched college football franchise among all networks in any time
> slot for the second consecutive year.
> · College Football on ESPN/ESPN2: ESPN/ ESPN2 - 47 of cable's
> biggest 50 audiences for the sport.
> · Monday Night Football (17 games in 16 weeks): ESPN won the
> night among all networks in all key male and adult demos all 16 weeks.
> · Men's College World Series (16 games): up 56%
> · MLB Home Run Derby: up 55%
> · MLS Playoffs (seven games): up 38% from 2016; championship
> game up 20% from 2015 (last time on ESPN)
> · NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship: up 29%
> · US Open Women's Final: up 26% and the best in ESPN's three
> · Women's College World Series (15 games): up 21%
> · NBA Summer League (39 games): up 18%
> · NBA (season to date, 20 games): up 16% and up 23% among Adults
> · College Football's "New Year's Six" and the 2017 Championship
> Game: up 15%
> · WNBA Finals (five games): up 15%
> · NBA Draft: up 14%
> · Little League World Series (32 games): up 12%
> · US Open: up 8%
> · NCAA Men's Basketball: Saturday nights up 8%; Tuesday &
> Thursday nights both up 6%
> · Wimbledon Gentlemen's Final: up 6%
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