Wednesday, May 17, 2017
@MLSSoccer #TVRatings @wfan @FS1 @ESPN doing much better then @UnivisionSports
The biggest decline in TV ratings has been from Univision. Last year at this stage of the season, the Spanish-language network was averaging 303,750 viewers after four games. This year, they’ve seen a 25% decline in viewers. After six games, they’re averaging 226,167 viewers per match. It was a mistake going from Friday night slot to Saturday afternoon going against top european leagues like France, Spain, Portugal and Italy time slots
For FOX Sports and ESPN, it’s better news thankfully. By mixing up its broadcast times, ESPN’s averaging viewing number for MLS games has increased 29% this season from 246,000 to 318,333.