or


[09/17/13 - 01:49 PM]
ABC Saturday Night Football Wins the Night
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 14.

[via press release from ESPN]

ABC Saturday Night Football Wins the Night

· ESPN's 17 Hours of College Football Averages Nearly Two Million Viewers

· ESPN & ABC Posting Increases Over 2012

· ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU Televise Seven of Top Eight Prime-Time Games

· Millions Go to ESPN Mobile Offerings

· Indianapolis Top Market for Saturday Night Football - Notre Dame at Purdue

The September 14 ABC Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows telecast - Notre Dame over Purdue 31-24 - helped ABC win the night across all networks among households, viewers and in all key male and adult demographics (18-34, 18-49 and 25-54). The matchup averaged 4,789,000 viewers and a 3.0 rating. ABC also averaged 3,164,000 viewers and a 2.0 rating for its Saturday afternoon matchup of Oregon over Tennessee 52-14.

In addition to ABC, ESPN averaged a significant 1,917,000 viewers for more than 17 consecutive hours of college football studio and game content on Saturday - beginning at 9 a.m. ET with the three-hour College GameDay Built by The Home Depot to the last whistle of Wisconsin at Arizona State at 2:10 a.m.

Season Increases

Overall, ABC and ESPN have posted viewership increases over last year for college football game telecasts:

· ABC is averaging 4,793,000 viewers and a 3.0 rating in 2013 for increases of 10 percent (vs. 4,355,000) and 3 percent (vs. 2.9), respectively, over 2012. Note: The season average does not include the rating for ABC's September 14, noon, telecast of UCLA beating Nebraska 41-21 which is not yet available

· ESPN has averaged 3,523,000 viewers and a 2.2 rating this season, marking increases of 23 percent (vs. 2,860,000) and 16 percent (vs. 1.9), respectively, over last season.

Seven of Top Eight Night Games on ESPN Networks

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU televised seven of the top eight most-viewed college football night games across Thursday, Friday and Saturday, led by the ABC Saturday Night Football telecast (4,789,000 viewers). Highlights:

· ESPN televised a Saturday prime-time doubleheader, averaging 2,529,000 viewers for Arizona State's 32-30 victory over Wisconsin in the late window and 1,884,000 viewers for South Carolina's 35-25 win over Vanderbilt matchup at 7 p.m.

· In addition to Saturday night, ESPN averaged an impressive 2,277,000 viewers for its Thursday night telecast of Texas Tech defeating TCU 20-10.

· ESPN2 and ESPNU each generated strong audiences for Saturday prime-time telecasts. ESPN2 averaged 1,860,000 viewers for Auburn's 24-20 win over Mississippi State while ESPNU averaged 601,000 viewers for LSU's 45-13 victory over Kent State.

Saturday Night Football Metered Market Ratings

Indianapolis was the highest-rated metered market for the ABC Saturday Night Football telecast of Notre Dame at Purdue, averaging a 14.3 rating. Chicago was second with a 6.2 rating followed by Oklahoma City (5.2), Cincinnati (4.8), Detroit (4.5), West Palm Beach (4.4), Greenville (4.2), Richmond (4.2), Atlanta (4.2) and Nashville (4.2).

ESPN Digital Platforms Continue to Post Growth

ESPN Digital Media's college football content across all platforms - ESPN.com (homepage and college football section), the ESPN Mobile Web college football section, ESPN's ScoreCenter app College Football card, WatchESPN/ESPN3 and the ESPN College Football app - continued significant growth in Week 3, generating an average audience of 252,000 on Saturday, an increase of 8 percent over 2012.

On Saturday, more than 6,900,000 fans accessed the ScoreCenter app with an average minute audience of 116,000 (up 20 percent and 82 percent over 2012, respectively). ESPN's College Football app reached more than 1,300,000 unique visitors with an average minute audience of more than 12,000 (up 49 percent and 45 percent over 2012, respectively).

Also on Saturday, video starts of college football content on ESPN.com totaled more 3,500,000, up 45 percent over last year.





  [september 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SATURDAY NIGHT COLLEGE FOOTBALL (ABC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.

[09/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 8-12.

[09/18/14 - 08:49 AM]
Special Preview of "The Mysteries of Laura" Scored the Highest 18-49 Rating in Its Time Period, Excluding Sports, Since February 26
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Got Talent" Finale, "Laura" Premiere
The Peacock easily leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:24 AM]
ABC's "Dancing" Finishes as Tuesday's Most-Watched TV Show, Outdrawing NBC's Tuesday Finale of "America's Got Talent"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.