ESPY Awards Ratings

Ratings: ESPY Awards Triple Audience in ABC Broadcast Debut

ABC’s broadcast of this year’s ESPY Awards drew 7.7 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating, leading Wednesday night in both measures and tripling the audience for the kudoscast’s year-ago airing on ESPN/ESPN2.

In overnight metered market ratings, the telecast — which included Arthur Ashe Courage Award recipient Caitlyn Jenner’s first public appearance — improved 253 percent on last year’s numbers.


CBS | Big Brother (6 mil/1.9) dipped a tenth week-to-week, while Extant (4.6 mil/0.6) slipped 10 and 25 percent, to new series lows.

FOX | MasterChef (4.7 mil/1.4) fell three tenths in the demo, while Bullseye (2.6 mil/0.8) dipped one tenth.

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  1. Gerald says:

    Suits was so good last night. Didn’t really watch the ESPY awards.

  2. Bin Ho says:

    I am so increbly TIRED of Jenner.

  3. I watched Leah Remini 2nd season premier.A very entertaining & family show. (makes me laugh ) I also is very tired of Caitlyn Jenner & have never had any interest in the Kardashian family. So much more of value going on in the world &what someone’s makeup &what they’re wearing is far down my list.

  4. Georgia Madman says:

    Watched Tour de France instead. Way, way, way tired of those Kardashian whores.

  5. mika02 says:

    I didn’t watch for Ms. Jenner I watched for the other special honorees. Fell asleep before the Arthur Ashe award

  6. Jerry says:

    I don’t get the Jenner thing. I don’t understand or support what she is doing in transgendering. I am rather discomforted about it. I don’t understand how someone who is born as a man thinks that she is in fact a woman. Perhaps some guys may feel more feminine and some girls might feel more masculine, but going to the other end to transition to the other gender is rather distressing to me.

    With that being said, it is a choice that she made. I don’t understand the huge negativity and hate that she faced over this decision.