Nielsen have revealed the TV ratings for last Saturday’s broadcast of the Chelsea against Burnley game which was televised by ESPN2.
The early Saturday morning kickoff generated a 0.2 rating and was watched in 197,856 households across the United States. The total viewing audience for that game was 253,934.
How does that compare to ESPN2’s ratings so far this year for the Premier League? Here are the viewing audience figures thus far according to Nielsen:
- Liverpool v Aston Villa, 398,391 viewers (Monday, 3pm ET)
- Wigan v Man United, 374,799 (Saturday, 10am ET)
- Chelsea v Burnley, 253,934 (Saturday, 7:45am ET)
- Chelsea v Hull City, 164,485 (Saturday, 7:45am ET)
The next Premier League match to be aired by ESPN2 will be an interesting test to see whether Manchester United or Liverpool can garner more viewers. After the international break, Liverpool take on Burnley at 10am ET on Saturday, September 12. Can Liverpool generate more viewers than Man United who played Wigan in the same timeslot a few weeks ago? We’ll have to see.