For the first time ever, FS1’s SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED beat ESPN2’s “SportsCenter” by 1% on viewership (122,000 vs. 121,000), from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET on Thursday, Jan. 5, according to Nielsen Media Research.
In the same window, UNDISPUTED notched 76,000 viewers in the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, +58% better than “SportsCenter” (48,000), ESPN’s flagship news and highlights program that debuted September 1979.
Just a few days earlier, on Monday, Jan. 2, UNDISPUTED posted its best live numbers to-date with 196,000 viewers, a +717% increase over FS1’s 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET timeslot last January (24,000).
One year ago, ESPN2’s audience was 23 times the size of FS1’s from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET. Within just four months of its September 2016 premiere, UNDISPUTED has closed the gap, expanding on the lead FS1 established over ESPN2 in prime and live events in 2016.
SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED airs weekdays at 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET on FS1. For more information please visit FOX Sports Press Pass.