So much of the focus for the opening of the 2009/2010 season of football has been on the Premier League that it’s about time we pay respect and focus on how ESPN’s TV ratings are doing for its coverage of La Liga.
Here are the Nielsen Ratings thus far for La Liga games shown between August 31 and September 22, 2009:
- Barcelona v Sporting Gijon, ESPN, Monday, Aug. 31, 4pm ET, 326,596 viewers
- Real Madrid v Xerez, ESPN2, Sunday, Sept. 20, 1pm, 228,143
- Racing de Santander v Barcelona, ESPN2, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 4pm, 121,407
- Valencia v Sporting Gijon, ESPN2, Sunday, Sept. 20, 3pm, 108,204
In comparison to ESPN’s TV ratings for the Premier League, six of the eight Premiership games ESPN2 has shown have garnered higher ratings than all of the above four games — except for Barcelona versus Sporting Gijon.
What’s your opinion about the ratings so far? Are ESPN doing a decent job at promoting La Liga games, and how do you feel the ratings compare to the Premier League TV ratings? Click the comments link below and share your feedback.