or


[01/04/10 - 10:39 AM]
Most-Viewed Year for Espn, ESPN2 & ESPN Networks Combined
ESPN spins the numbers for 2009.

[via press release from ESPN]

Most-Viewed Year for ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPN Networks Combined

ESPN Finishes Strong with Most-Viewed Quarter Ever; Strong Growth for ESPN Deportes

219 Million People Watched ESPN Networks in 4th Quarter

Monday Night Football Provides Year's Biggest 15 Cable Audiences & Biggest Ever

ESPN and ESPN2 each posted their most-viewed year in 2009, as did the combination of ESPN networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic and ESPN Deportes), a fitting conclusion to the year which was marked by the company's 30th anniversary September 7.

ESPN averaged 827,000 homes on a 24-hour basis, up seven percent from 2008, the previous record. ESPN set a new viewership record in separate 10 months and in all four quarters. The network finished strong as the fourth quarter registered as its most-viewed quarter in history. The 24-hour average was 1,051,000 homes, up eight percent from 2008 and breaking the mark set in 2007. It was also ESPN's most-viewed year in prime time, an average of 1,723,000 homes, up eight percent from last year and breaking the record set in 2006.

ESPN's fourth quarter and prime-time ratings were boosted once again by Monday Night Football. The legendary series, which celebrated its 40th season, enjoyed its highest-rated slate since moving to ESPN in 2006, averaging a 10.4 rating. It posted cable's top 15 household audiences of 2009, topped by cable's biggest audience ever � 15,136,000 homes (based on an ESPN record rating of 15.3) for the October 5 game in which Brett Favre played his long-time team, the Green Bay Packers, for the first time. Favre's Minnesota Vikings prevailed 30-23.

ESPN2 averaged 275,000 homes on a total day basis, up two percent from last year and edging out 2007 as the most-viewed year. The network set a record for viewership in five separate months, with September topping all as the network's most-watched month ever. It was also ESPN2's best year ever in prime time, a record average of 529,000 homes, up seven percent from last year and beating the previous mark of 2007.

The five networks combined to average a record 1,216,000 homes in 2009, an increase of seven percent over last year. In fourth quarter, those networks plus newly-rated ESPNU averaged a record 1,470,000 homes, up seven percent from 2008. (Even without the addition of ESPNU, the audience would still have been a record with 1,441,000 homes.) In the quarter, 219 million people tuned into either ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS or ESPN Deportes, representing 75% of Americans and 90% of U.S. multichannel households. Adding ESPN on ABC, 249 million people in the U.S. watched ESPN content on television in October � December � 85% of the nation.

ESPN Deportes � which began receiving ratings in May 2008 � was the highest-rated U.S. Spanish-language sports network for 2009, and ranked second among all Spanish-language cable networks. For the May � December period, the audience was up 88% vs. last year.





  [january 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (ESPN)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/25/16 - 01:10 PM]
Destination America Earns #1 Telecast Ever in P25-54 with "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" Season Finale
Destination America further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
CBSN Sets New Weekly Viewership Record for Convention & Breaking News Coverage
CBSN spins the numbers for the week of Sunday, July 17 through Saturday, July 23.

[07/25/16 - 09:05 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Fun and Games" Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/24/16 - 09:56 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with UFC Coverage
NBC then is the most-watched network with the feature "The Bourne Identity."

[07/23/16 - 10:58 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Special "Big Brother" Pushes CBS in Front
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/22/16 - 09:05 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Viewers, Demos
The Eye wins the night thanks to its summer mainstay.

[07/21/16 - 09:03 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Pulls in Front with "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[07/20/16 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC easily wins the evening with both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/19/16 - 01:36 PM]
Record-Setting "Kids' Choice Sports 2016" and "Henry Danger" Clinch Nickelodeon's 50th Straight Week at Number One
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of July 11-17.

[07/19/16 - 11:00 AM]
Hallmark Channel New Original Movie "A Perfect Christmas" Is the #1 HH Rated Cable Entertainment Program of the Day
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 11-17.

[07/19/16 - 08:51 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split Demo Crown
Plus: NBC leads the night's Republican Convention coverage.

[07/18/16 - 03:12 PM]
"Power" Season Three Premiere Shatters Starz Original Series Viewership Records
Starz spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/18/16 - 12:36 PM]
Digital Platforms Drive HBO's Spring Shows to Series Highs
HBO spins the numbers for the spring to date.

[07/18/16 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Pulls Back in Front
The Alphabet wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/17/16 - 01:27 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Modest Evening in Viewers, Demos
The Alphabet wins the night with under three million viewers and a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49.