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ESPN2 EPL TV Ratings: August '09 to February '10

espn2 logo ESPN2 EPL TV Ratings: August '09 to February '10

It’s been several weeks since I’ve shared the Nielsen Ratings with you for the latest Premier League games televised live on ESPN2, so there’s plenty of news to cover.

Overall, what is very evident is that the 10am ET timeslot on ESPN2 garners much higher ratings than the 7:45am ET one. Some of you will say “Of course,” especially those of you on the west coast, but out of the top five ratings ESPN2 has seen this season, three of the games have been in the Saturday 10am ET timeslot.

I’ve highlighted the new ratings that haven’t been shared thus far in yellow. Here are the viewing figures for August 2009 to February 2010:

ESPN2 EPL TV Ratings ESPN2 EPL TV Ratings: August '09 to February '10

Reviewing the above numbers, the viewing figures for Sunderland against Stoke was atrocious despite being on a Monday afternoon when most people are working.

The big surprise for me was how well the Fulham against Aston Villa match did especially since both teams are not in the Big Four.

What, for you, are some of the interesting observations you see? Click the comments link below to share your feedback.

By the way, if anyone is interested in slicing the data to analyze the information and see what other things we can learn (such as a timeline since the season began with a line chart showing the rise and fall of the TV ratings), please contact me at thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com and I’ll send you the spreadsheet.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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