ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball Viewership Up Comparing 2020 Season Average
ESPN’s 2021 Sunday Night Baseball coverage has surged up 33 percent from the 2020 full season average.
2021 Sunday Night Baseball On ESPN has generated 1,585,000 viewers, compared to 1,191,000 viewers in 2020.
Several key demos are experiencing double-digit audience increases, including P18-49 and P25-54, up 54 percent and 50 percent, respectively, from 2020. Additionally, ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts have seen a 33 percent increase in viewership among women 18+, as well as a 74 percent increase in the young female demo of 12-17.
The April 11 edition of Sunday Night Baseball, in which the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-6, drew an average of 1,554,000 viewers, peaking with 2,110,000 viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. ET. It was up 30 percent from the 2020 Sunday Night Baseball season average and up 55 percent from the most recent Braves vs. Phillies Sunday Night Baseball telecast that delivered 1,000,000 viewers on August 30, 2020.
The 2021 season debut of Sunday Night Baseball on April 4 – the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-4 – averaged 1,611,000 viewers, up 35 percent from the 2020 Sunday Night Baseball season average. The telecast was up 99 percent from the most recent White Sox Sunday Night Baseball appearance and up 25 percent from the last Angels appearance.