OSC Weekly Ratings Wrapup
by David Carlson
February 27, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
XFL: Week 3 Ratings Decline Slows
In week three of XFL action, the Saturday games, which have maintained the same times and network slots thus far, only dropped in the 10-15% range across the board. The early Sunday game, which moved networks from ABC to ESPN, saw around a 40% drop, while the later FS1 Sunday night game also lost around 25% from week 2.
Week 3 vs. Week 2 by timeslot (All Viewers/18-49/HH):
|Time Slot||Week 2||Week 3||Diff.|
|Sat 2p||ABC (2.14m/828k/1.35)||(1.91m/676k/1.23)||(-11%/-19%/-9%)|
|Sat 5p||FOX (2.32m/838k/1.47)||(2.05m/788k/1.30)||(-12%/-6%/-12%)|
|Sun 3p||ABC (2.40m/875k/1.52)||ESPN (1.47m/611k/.90)||(-39%/-31%/-41%)|
|Sun 6p||FS1 (1.35m/661k/0.76)||(1.00m/477k/0.57)||(-26%/-28%/-25%)|
MLS Season Starts up this Weekend
MLS kicks off its season with some international games early in the week, and then regular season openers over the weekend, including an MLS match in prime time on FOX following the 5pm XFL game.
MLR with 16 Games this Season on Fox Sports 2
Major League Rugby has updated its website with its full TV schedule, including 16 games this season on Fox Sports 2. It also airs a slate of games on the non-Nielsen-rated CBS Sports Network.
Last Week's OSC Leagues Ratings Summary (18-49 demo rating/total viewers):
|2/22||10pm||MLR||CBSSN (Not Nielsen rated)|
OSC Leagues on TV in the Coming Week:
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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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