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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:

7/318:30pFS1MLS ASG.08/182k
7/318:30pTUDNMLS ASG.14/299k
8/17pESPN2CFLNot in top 150
8/110pESPN2WNBA.05/160k
8/27pESPNewsNWSLNot in top 150
8/31pCBSBIG3.13/555k
8/35pFOXMLS.15/500k
8/43pNBATVWNBANot in top 150
8/44pESPNMLS.07/215k
8/45pNBATVWNBANot in top 150
8/47:30pFS1MLSNot in top 150
8/410pFS1MLSNot 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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