The Studio Show Scorecard for Week of September 2-8

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ESPN
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ESPN
ESPN

1253

0.9

1253

0.9

ESPN2

421

0.3

421

0.3

NFLN

165

0.1

227

0.2

FS1

127

0.1

139

0.1

MLBN

95

0.1

132

0.1

ESPNU

90

0.1

119

0.1

ESPNEWS

77

0.1

101

0.1

GOLF

69

0.0

82

0.0

NBCSN

50

0.0

63

0.0

NBATV

20

0.0

33

0.0

FS2

16

0.0

40

0.0

Reportedly, Fox Sports 1 is going to extend NASCAR Race Hub to an hour at 4 PM ET, bumping Fox Soccer Daily to 3:30, and has cut the midnight edition of Fox Sports Live in favor of a Fox Football Daily re-air and all the overnight editions from 2 to 6 AM in favor of other reruns. Personally I think this is a bit of a hasty overreaction; most of FS1’s audience is still people who remember it when it was Speed, and Race Hub’s relative success is a sign of that. As people in other fanbases discover FS1, Race Hub should start falling down the rankings of the late-afternoon studio shows on the channel, and having the Champions League proper start this week should give FSD a boost among soccer fans. At the least I would have waited and seen what effect the Champions League had on FSD’s ratings.

As for FSL, I would have cut the panel before cutting re-airs; the loss of an edition at 2 AM ET, in particular, means games will still be ending during the 1 AM hour and that could affect the edition of FSL that gets replayed during the morning. Washington State-USC became FS1’s most-watched program outside the UFC card on launch day and FS1 as a whole had a pretty substantial lead for fourth place over MLBN for the week (although Golf Channel didn’t have a golf tournament over the weekend). The network is growing, and it should be allowed to grow unencumbered.

All numbers are in thousands of viewers and are from Son of the Bronx.

Approx. 6-10 AM ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

ESPN: SportsCenter (6-9 avg.) 493* 483 462 415 727
ESPN2: Mike and Mike 169 208 246 199 180
FS1: Fox Sports Live (6-9 avg.) 26 28 29 25 12
GOLF: Morning Drive (7-9 avg.) 116 14 33 29 14
NFLN: NFLAM 123 85 83 103 97
MLBN: Quick Pitch (6-9 avg.) 14 46 55 25 34

*6:30-9 average

Approx. 9 AM-Noon ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

ESPN: SportsCenter (9-12 avg.) 754 490 433 373 670
ESPN2: First Take (10-12) 437 421‡ 433 361 448
FS1: Fox Sports Live (9-12 avg.) 39 37 16 29 n/a
GOLF: Morning Drive (9-11 avg.) n/a 11 30 n/a n/a
NBCSN: The Dan Patrick Show 27* 34 35 31 26^
ESPNEWS: Mike and Mike (10-12) 45 38 29 17 29
ESPNU: The Herd (10-1) 71 80 73 60 80
NFLN: NFLAM (10-2) 257 101 79 116 154
MLBN: Quick Pitch (9-1 avg.) 48† 52 27 23 19

*Average of three “best of” shows
†9-12 average only
‡Aired 10-11 only
^Joined in progress

3 PM ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

ESPN: NFL Insiders n/a 422 468 499 905
ESPNEWS: Outside the Lines (2:30-3) n/a 66 64 121 53
ESPNEWS: SportsCenter 144 69 75 113 72
ESPNU: CFB Daily 125 81* 78 55 118
MLBN: The Rundown (2-4) n/a 41 23 27 17

*First-run rating for The Experts 1-2:30; 2:30-4 re-air had 58,000 viewers

4 PM ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

ESPN: NFL Live n/a 581 501 713 1008
FS1: Fox Soccer Daily (4-4:30) 86 15 22* 16 17†
FS1: NASCAR Race Hub (4:30-5) 211 96 77* 94 n/a
ESPNEWS: SportsCenter 148 92 83 98 74
MLBN: MLB Now n/a 34 42 n/a 37

*Aired two hours earlier
†Aired at 2:30

5 PM ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

ESPN: Around the Horn (5-5:30) n/a 750 628 789 866
ESPN: PTI (5:30-6) n/a 1023 805 932 969
FS1: Crowd Goes Wild 88 34 n/a 47 99
NBCSN: The Crossover (5-5:30) n/a 18 71 23 14
ESPNEWS: SportsCenter 143 80 74 129 97
ESPNU: College Football Live 161 139* 112 70 76*
NFLN: NFL Fantasy Live 368 128 162 141† 132
MLBN: Intentional Talk n/a 60 101 n/a 28

*Aired 5-5:30
†Aired at 2 PM

6 PM ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

ESPN: SportsCenter 794 716 597 876 810
FS1: Fox Football Daily 125 54 28† 68 67
GOLF: Golf Central (6-6:30) 118~ 30 51 29 111
NBCSN: Pro Football Talk (5:30-6:30) n/a 34 44 38 44
ESPNEWS: ESPNFC (6:30-7) 62* 29 56 31 101‡
NFLN: Around the League Live 299 184 143 169† 171
MLBN: MLB Tonight n/a 152 n/a 93^ 79

*Aired for the full hour
†Aired at 3 PM (for 2 hours in ATL’s case)
‡Aired at 11:30 PM
^On-Deck Circle leading up to MLBN Showcase Game at 7 ET
~Aired at 6:35

11 PM ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

ESPN: SportsCenter 1487 311† 428† 455 932 n/a
ESPN2: Olbermann n/a 185‡ 112‡ 66 435 n/a
FS1: Fox Sports Live 77 41 n/a 58 52 n/a
NFLN: NFL Total Access 185 245 194 135* 188 185

*Aired at 12:49 AM
†Aired on ESPN2
‡Aired on ESPNEWS

Midnight ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

ESPN: SportsCenter 1017 662 121‡ 524 921 2934†
ESPN2: Olbermann 191 219 222 37 242 618*
FS1: Fox Sports Live 59 40 156 43 46 n/a

*College Football Final
†Aired at 11:48; abbreviated 12:48 edition had 1.808M viewers
‡Aired on ESPNEWS

1 AM ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

ESPN: SportsCenter 797 592 561 760 867 1500
ESPN2: Baseball Tonight 121 130 102 44 170 207
FS1: Fox Sports Live 20 42 48 36 42 n/a
NFLN: NFL Fantasy Live 120 147 n/a 99 106 n/a
MLBN: Quick Pitch 94 71 76* 67 87 64*

*Midnight airing had 100,000 viewers Wednesday and 140,000 viewers Saturday

2 AM ET

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

ESPN: SportsCenter 609 423 439 593 750 1200
ESPN2: NASCAR Now (2-2:30) 153* 77 87 n/a n/a n/a
FS1: Fox Sports Live 10 42 23 12 10 229
NFLN: NFL Total Access 115 141 159 145 83 108
MLBN: Quick Pitch 20 32 57 42 37 41

*Aired at 4 AM

Saturday Morning
ESPN: SportsCenter 8 ET 818
ESPN2: NFL Matchup 8:30 ET 166
FS1: Fox Sports Live 8-10 avg. 33
GOLF: Morning Drive 7-9 avg. 39
MLBN: Quick Pitch 8-12 avg. 72
ESPN: College Gameday 9 ET 1832
ESPN2: SportsCenter 9-12 avg. 333
ESPNU: Dari and Mel 9 ET 10
FS1: Fox College Saturday 10 ET 120
ESPNU: First Take CFB 10 ET 20
ESPNU: Film Room 10:30 ET 32
ESPNU: Whiparound 11 ET 69

morganwick.com

Sun 7 AM 8 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11 AM Noon

SportsCenter

SportsCenter

SportsCenter

Sunday NFL Countdown

718K/.6

1.065M/.8

1.312M/1.0

2.385M/1.7

CFB Final

OTL

SR

Colin on FB

SportsCenter

Fantasy FB Now*

238K/.2

188K

192K

187K/.2

360K/.3

481K/.3

Fox Sports Live

Fox Sports Live

NFL Kickoff*

29K/.0

80K/.1

143K/.1

Morning Drive

Morning Drive

16K/.0

53K/.0

CFB Final

OTL

SR

Colin on FB

SportsCenter

SportsCenter*

112K/.1

86K

113K

110K/.1

166K/.1

145K/.1

NFL Gameday First

NFL Gameday Morning

197K/.2

622K/.4

Quick Pitch

Quick Pitch

Quick Pitch

Quick Pitch

Quick Pitch

Quick Pitch

46K/.0

36K/.0

49K/.0

59K/.0

69K/.0

47K/.0

*Fox NFL Kickoff was 30 minutes to accommodate 90-minute Fox NFL Sunday and NASCAR K&N series; Fantasy Football Now’s last 30 minutes were on ESPNEWS (174,000 viewers) to accommodate US Open tennis

Afternoon Post/SNF Bridge
NBC: Hyundai Sunday Night Kickoff (8-8:30) 14.09M
ESPN: SportsCenter (7-8) 318
NFLN: NFL Gameday Highlights (7:30-8:30) 369

morganwick.com

Sunday Night
ESPN: SportsCenter 11 977
ESPN: SportsCenter 12:30 1040
ESPN2: ESPNFC 1 48
FS1: Fox Sports Live 11 81
FS1: Fox Sports Live 12:30 71
NFLN: NFL Gameday Overtime 11:30 338
NFLN: NFL Gameday Final 12 434

morganwick.com

Top 10 Weekly Shows Not Otherwise On Chart
ESPN: NASCAR Countdown (NNS) Fri 7p 994
ESPN: Top NFL Matchup Airing Sat/Sun 4a 628
ESPN2: E:60 Tue 7p 605
ESPN2: SportsCenter Sun 8p 521
NFLN: A Football Life Tue 9:12p 406
FS1: NASCAR RaceDay Sat 4:30p 388
FS1: NASCAR Victory Lane Sun 4:30p 364
ESPN2: College Football Live Pregame Fri 7:30p 310
NFLN: NFL Replay Mon 3p 269
ESPN: Football Sunday on ESPN Radio Sun 1p 258

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