ESPN Statistics and Facts (December 2016)


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In my latest Disney stat post, I take a look at some ESPN statistics and facts. Enjoy!

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For many of us sports fans 40 and under, ESPN has played a pretty significant role for most of our lives. We all raced home to watch SportsCenter for the evening’s sports news, later on we hopped onto ESPN.com to get more timely news and now we just open an app and get real time updates. No matter what the format, ESPN has been delivering us our breaking sports news ever since an entrepreneur in a small town in Connecticut took a chance on broadcasting sports on a new cable TV format in 1979.

I recently sat down to find out more about ESPN’s media empire. Here are the more interesting ESPN statistics and facts I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed  should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

ESPN Statistics and Facts

Percentage of ESPN that Disney owns:

80%

Last updated 10/3/15


Number of ESPN subscribers:

90 million subscribers

Last updated 11/23/16


Drop in ESPN subscribers from 2015-2016:

2.2%


Number of ESPN subscriber in 2015:

92 million subscribers


Drop in ESPN subscribers from 2014-2015:

3.2%


Number of ESPN subscribers in 2014:

95 million subscribers


Drop in ESPN subscribers from 2013-2014:

4%


Number of ESPN subscribers in 2013:

99 million subscribers


Number of ESPN2 subscribers:

89 million

Last updated 11/23/16


Number of ESPN2 subscribers in 2015:

92 million


Number of ESPN2 subscribers in 2014:

99 million


Number of ESPNU subscribers:

71 million

Last updated 11/23/16


Number of ESPNEWS subscribers:

70 million

Last updated 11/23/16


Number of SEC Network subscribers:

62 million

Last updated 11/23/16


Number of ESPN online content viewers:

101.8 million US monthly unique visitors

Last updated 12/22/16


Number of FiveThirtyEight content viewers:

20.9 million monthly unique visitors

Last updated 12/22/16


Number of ESPN monthly mobile video views:

195 million views

Last updated 12/22/16


Average monthly amount of time visitors spend on ESPN digital content:

9.3 million minutes

Last updated 12/22/16


Estimated number of subscribers for international ESPN channels:

127 million

Last updated 10/3/15


Number of domestic channels ESPN operates:

8

Last updated 10/3/15


Average number of monthly users of ESPN apps:

30.6 million unique visitors

Last updated 12/22/16


Amount of time users spend on ESPN apps monthly:

4.7 million minutes per month

Last updated 12/22/16


Amount of time viewers spent watching ESPN content across all platforms in November 2016:

2.5 billion minutes


Most streamed ESPN NBA Christmas game ever:

Cavaliers/Warriors 2016

14.8 million total minutes, 359,000 unique viewers, average minute audience of 87,000

Last updated 12/26/16

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