OSC Weekly Ratings Wrapup
by David Carlson
August 7, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
MLS All-Star game draws more on Univision Deportes than on FS1
The MLS All-Star Game combined for a .22 demo rating and 481k total viewers on Wednesday night between the Televisa Univision Deportes Network (TUDN) and Fox Sports 1 (FS1). TUDN actually drew considerably more eyeballs than the FS1 coverage, topping in the 18-49 demo .14 to .08, and 299k total viewers vs. 182k on FS1. That English language number is down 60% from 2018 (452k on ESPN) and 57% from 2017 (420k on FS1).
FS1 MLS telecasts very rarely crack into the top 150 cable shows, which displays how Fox Sports 1 still has a way to go to get to being a regular destination channel for casual sports fans, despite having nearly the same number of households as ESPN (ESPN: 86.7m, ESPN2: 86.6m, FS1: 83.8m, which is 96% of ESPN's reach).
Last Week's OSC Leagues Ratings Summary:
|8/1||7p||ESPN2||CFL||Not in top 150|
|8/2||7p||ESPNews||NWSL||Not in top 150|
|8/4||3p||NBATV||WNBA||Not in top 150|
|8/4||5p||NBATV||WNBA||Not in top 150|
|8/4||7:30p||FS1||MLS||Not in top 150|
|8/4||10p||FS1||MLS||Not in top 150|
WNBA highest rated show on ESPN2 Friday
Despite barely making the Friday cable list at 150th, the WNBA game at 10pm was still the highest rated show in the 18-49 demo on ESPN2. The CFL game that got a better prime time spot at 7pm did not make the top 150 shows.
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NOTE: Don't know what the "demo" is? Unsure of why the different ratings numbers don't match up? Read our explanation of TV ratings in our first article here.
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