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Softball drives metrics for Athletes Unlimited

Closing Bell / Thursday, June 30, 2022
Athletes Unlimited’s AUX Softball property concluded this past weekend in San Diego after seeing significant growth in viewership, social media engagement and other metrics. Average viewership for the 18 AUX Softball games on ESPN networks marked a 74% increase over Season 2 of Athletes Unlimited Softball (as it was previous...

Audience Analysis: Men's College World Series audience on par with '19

Daily / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Television viewership for this year’s men's College World Series was OK. Viewership for the complete tourney from Omaha was on par with '19, which was the last time the NCAA staged the event without any COVID protocols. But viewership also was up significantly from last year. Which comparison do...

Stanley Cup Final audience down from pre-pandemic matchups

Daily / Tuesday, June 28, 2022
ABC’s first season with the Stanley Cup Final saw an average audience up from the COVID-influenced years on NBC/NBCSN, but below the years leading into the pandemic. The network averaged 4.6 million viewers for the six games in the Avalanche-Lightning series. Looking to the last Cup Final held in...

Reds battle lagging attendance numbers at Great American Ball Park

Daily / Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Attendance at the Reds' Great American Ball Park is "lagging far behind previous seasons," including the '18 season when the team had its lowest-attended year since '84, and attendance is also "down 15.9% from the same point in 2019," according to Bob Nightengale of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER....

NBA Draft TV numbers rebound from previous years

Daily / Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The NBA Draft averaged 3.04 million viewers on Thursday night on ABC and ESPN, marking a rebound from the last two years, and on par with the draft in 2019 (3.09 million), which was on ESPN, ESPNU and ESPNews, reports SBJ’s Austin Karp. This was ABC’s second year showing...

Audience Analysis: Canada GP is fourth-best F1 race all-time in U.S.

Daily / Thursday, June 23, 2022
ABC averaged 1.7 million viewers for the race portion of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada on Sunday (2:00-4:13pm ET), marking the event’s best figure yet on U.S. airwaves. It’s also the fourth-best F1 race on U.S. airwaves all-time. F1 races are now averaging 1.3 million viewer across ABC,...

Yankees' on-field play, Judge drama boosts YES Network numbers

Daily / Monday, June 20, 2022
YES Network's average total viewership for the Yankees this season “is up over 11%” from ’21 with the team having the best record in MLB, according to Bob Raissman of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. And the network, in nine games this season, “averaged over 400,000 total viewers through 50...