Tue. Jul 17th, 2018

Ratings Increase For FS1’s “Speak For Yourself”

After a recent dip in ratings for Fox Sports 1’s “Speak For Yourself,” the afternoon sports show bounced back for its best week in four months, averaging 109,000 daily viewers to begin October. Their top broadcast of the week followed FS1’s afternoon MLB playoff game between the Red Sox and Astros with 215,000 viewers.

From September 13-22nd, the show had an average audience of 79,000 viewers, a 20% decrease from the two weeks prior. Even when factoring the ratings decline, “Speak For Yourself” was up 73% in the month of September and last week of August as compared to the same 5 week period in 2016.

“Speak For Yourself is a 60 minute show hosted by Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock. The show premiered June 16th, 2016 on FS1 and fills their 5pm timeslot. The 109,000 average viewers garnered by the show in the first week of October is their second best draw of the year behind the week of June 12 when they averaged an audience of 142,000.

ESPN’s 5:00 o’clock timeslot is filled by their long tenured “Pardon The Interruption,” and “Around The Horn.” In comparison to FS1’s average audience during the 5pm hour, “PTI” and “Around The Horn” average nearly 1 million viewers each.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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