OSC Weekly Ratings Wrapup
by David Carlson
October 9, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
WNBA Performs better on ESPN Tuesday than ABC Sunday
In an unsurprising outcome, Game 3 of the WNBA finals on ABC Sunday, going against the NFL, drew fewer viewers than Game 3 on ESPN Tuesday night. While it was down around 75,000 viewers on ABC from ESPN, the 18-49 demo rating was cut in half. As much as the WNBA wants to have a playoff game on ABC, it might not be worth it if it means going up against the NFL.
In another comparison, the Major League Soccer game airing at the same time on ESPN Sunday drew considerably fewer overall viewers (425k to 226k), but the MLS match performed better in the key demo category, .09 to .07.
Last Week's OSC Leagues Ratings Summary:
|10/1||8p||ESPN||WNBA Finals Gm 2||.14/499k|
|10/4||7pm||ESPN2||CFL||Not in Top 150|
|10/6||3:30p||ABC||WNBA Finals Gm 3||.07/425k|
Coming up this week with OSC league programming on TV:
|10/8||8pm||ESPN2||WNBA Finals Gm 4|
|10/10||8pm||ESPN2||WNBA Finals Gm 5 (If necessary)|
The MLS Playoff dates and networks have been set:
The NWSL Playoffs Locations and Networks are as follows:
|10/20||1:30pm||ESPN2||N.C. vs. TBA|
|10/20||3:30pm||ESPN2||Chicago vs. TBA|
|10/27||3:30pm||ESPN||NWSL Championship (@ N.C.)|
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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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