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ESPN2 TV Ratings For 2009-2010 English Premier League: Aug to Jan

espn2 logo ESPN2 TV Ratings For 2009 2010 English Premier League: Aug to Jan

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to share the TV ratings for ESPN2′s coverage of the Barclay’s Premier League 2009-2010 season, so here are the most recent ratings from late December 2009 through last week.

The new ratings are bolded. See below.

Nielsen Ratings for Premier League Games on ESPN2: August through January 16, 2010:

  1. Liverpool v Aston Villa,  8/24/2009, Monday, 3pm ET, 398,391 viewers
  2. Portsmouth v Manchester United,  11/28/2009, Saturday, 10am, 396,995
  3. Wigan v Man United, 8/22/2009, Saturday, 10am,  374,799
  4. Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, 10/31/2009, Saturday, 8:45am, 325,187
  5. Manchester City v West Ham United, 9/28/2009, Monday, 3pm, 293,600
  6. Portsmouth v Burnley, 12/5/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 278,078
  7. Portsmouth v Liverpool, 12/12/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 276,160
  8. Stoke City v Liverpool, 1/16/2010, Saturday, 7:45am, 273,000
  9. Portsmouth v Everton, 9/26/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 270,927
  10. Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur, 10/3/2009,  Saturday, 10am, 265,508
  11. Tottenham v Sunderland, 11/7/2009, Saturday, 10am, 259,831
  12. Chelsea v Burnley, 8/29/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 253,934
  13. Liverpool v Burnley, 9/12/2009, Saturday, 10am, 253,779
  14. Aston Villa v Manchester City, 10/5/2009, Monday, 3pm, 248,956
  15. Birmingham City v Chelsea, 12/26/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 246,000
  16. Liverpool v Manchester City, 11/21/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 236,247
  17. Wolves v Manchester City, 12/28.2009, Monday, 2:45pm, 219,000
  18. Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers, 1/11/2010, Monday, 3pm, 209,547
  19. Fulham v Hull City, 10/19/2009, Monday, 3pm, 209,207
  20. Aston Villa v Chelsea, 10/17/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 206,886
  21. Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa, 10/24/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 204,882
  22. Stoke City v Wigan Athletic, 12/12/09, Saturday, 7:45am, 202,000
  23. Burnley v Sunderland, 9/19/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 199,380
  24. Liverpool v Birmingham City, 11/9/2009, Monday, 3pm, 182,138
  25. Chelsea v Hull City, 8/15/2009, Saturday, 7:45am, 164,485

The new ratings are disappointing in that they didn’t break the 300,000 barrier for number of viewers. However, the games shown haven’t featured clashes between the big sides.

Better news for ESPN (and soccer fans Stateside) is that the Disney owned channel will be featuring some more attractive games within the next couple of months including Liverpool v Everton (February 6), Everton v Manchester United (February 20), Chelsea v Manchester City (February 27), Manchester City v Spurs (March 6) and Manchester United v Fulham (March 13).


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