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Final Ratings: ESPN Sees Audience Decline For Fall Slate Of "30 For 30" Films

ESPN’s fall slate of “30 for 30” documentaries saw a significant audience drop compared to the package of films that aired during the same period last year. The net averaged 997,000 viewers for its six docs this fall, which aired each Tuesday from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. That average is down 35% from the five films last fall, which averaged 1.53 million viewers. The top “30 for 30” audience this fall was 1.34 million viewers for the premiere of “No Mas” -- a retrospective about the second Sugar Ray Leonard-Roberto Duran bout. The lowest draw this fall was 699,000 viewers for “Free Spirits,” which looked at the former ABA Spirits of St. Louis. Meanwhile, ESPN on Thursday announced that “Youngstown Boys,” a film about the career paths of former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and RB Maurice Clarett, will air following the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Dec. 14. The net last year aired a doc on Bo Jackson following the event.

VIEWERSHIP FOR ESPN "30 FOR 30" FILMS AIRING IN THE FALL (PREMIERES)
DATE
FILM
VIEWERS (000)
10/1/13
"Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau"
771
10/8/13
"Free Spirits"
699
10/15/13
"No Mas"
1,343
10/22/13
"Big Shot"
1,078
10/29/13
"This Is What They Want"
866
11/5/13
"Bernie & Ernie"
1,125
10/2/12
"Broke"
2,528
10/9/12
"9.79*"
1,313
10/16/12
"There's No Place Like Home"
1,007
10/23/12
"Benji"
1,488
10/30/12
"Ghosts of Ole Miss"
1,023
     

The charts below list final ratings from recent sports telecasts.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
"NFL on CBS": Broncos-Chargers (91%)
11/10
CBS
4:47-7:33pm
14.3
24,069
"Sunday Night Football": Cowboys-Saints
11/10
NBC
8:31-11:34pm
12.3
21,090
"NFL on Fox": (single)
11/10
Fox
1:00-4:05pm
12.2
20,300
"NFL on CBS": (regional)
11/10
CBS
1:03-4:21pm
8.0
12,679
College Football: LSU-Alabama
11/9
CBS
8:00-11:38pm
6.9
11,903
"Football Night In America"
11/10
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
5.0
8,512
"Fox NFL Sunday"
11/10
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.1
4,800
College Football: Nebraska-Michigan
11/9
ABC
3:30-6:47pm
3.1
4,762
College Football: Mississippi State-Texas A&M
11/9
CBS
3:30-7:36pm
2.9
4,531
"The NFL Today"
11/10
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.1
3,101
College Football: Notre Dame-Pitt
11/9
ABC
8:07-11:52pm
2.0
3,034
College Football: Texas-West Virginia
11/9
Fox
7:06-11:14pm
1.5
2,647
College Football: (regional)
11/9
ABC
12:01-3:30pm
1.8
2,601
"College Football Today"
11/9
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
0.7
1,061
College Football: USC-Cal
11/9
Fox
3:00-6:30pm
0.7
1,000
Women's soccer friendly: U.S.-Brazil
11/10
NBC
3:30-6:00pm
0.6
955
Liga MX: Club America-Toluca
11/9
Univ.
5:55-8:00pm
0.5
944
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: Japan
11/10
NBC
1:30-3:30pm
0.5
793
EPL: Norwich City-West Ham
11/9
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.5
717
Red Bull Signature Series: Dreamline
11/9
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.4
668
MLS Eastern Conference Final: Dynamo-Sporting KC: Leg 1
11/9
NBC
2:30-5:00pm
0.4
634
"College Football Special"
11/9
CBS
2:30-3:00pm
0.4
599
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
11/9
CBS
1:30-2:30pm
0.4
559
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
"Monday Night Football": Bears-Packers
11/4
ESPN
8:28-11:42pm
10.1
16,102
"Thursday Night Football": Redskins-Vikings
11/7
NFLN
8:30-11:31pm
4.0
6,473
College Football: Oregon-Stanford
11/7
ESPN
8:58pm-12:07am
3.6
5,732
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Phoenix
11/10
ESPN
3:00-6:30pm
2.7
4,271
"Monday Night Countdown"
11/4
ESPN
6:30-8:28pm
2.3
3,308
College Football: Auburn-Tennessee
11/9
ESPN
12:00-3:08pm
1.8
2,766
"Thursday Night Football Pre-Kick"
11/7
NFLN
8:00-8:30pm
1.6
2,622
NBA: Clippers-Heat
11/7
TNT
7:16-9:55pm
1.5
2,404
NBA: Lakers-Rockets
11/7
TNT
9:55pm-12:39am
1.5
2,322
College Football: BYU-Wisconsin
11/9
ESPN
3:30-6:49pm
1.3
2,182

 

 

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