El Clásico on beIN SPORTS Dominates Ratings Claiming Top Spot as Best Performing Soccer Telecast in April

beIN SPORTS en Español Ranks #2 in Total Day Among Cable Sports
Networks Year-To-Date

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–beIN SPORTS announced network ratings for April, 2016, citing
international soccer as key programming which out-delivered rivals.
According to Nielsen Media Research, LaLiga’s El Clásico matchup,
which aired on both the English and Spanish networks on April 2, 2016,
delivered the top two best performing soccer matches in April, while the
match broadcast on beIN SPORTS en Español ranked as the top soccer
telecast year-to-date, regardless of language.

Due to its stellar April programming, beIN SPORTS en Español continued
to see steady gains among competing networks, ranking number two in
Total Day among Spanish Language cable sports networks year-to-date,
beating its competitors—ESPN Deportes, FOX Deportes and NBCUniverso,
respectively. The network weekend broadcasts saw continued success as
well with daytime telecasts (6a-6p), ranking #1 among its competitors
this year to date (UNID, FOXD, UVRSO & ESPD) demonstrating an increase
of +29% compared to April, 2015.


  • beIN SPORTS en Español’s broadcast of El Clásico which aired on
    April 2, 2016 delivered 1,200,000 Total Viewers P2+ and was the best
    performing soccer match in the month of April, while the match
    broadcast on beIN SPORTS delivered 695,000 Total Viewers P2+, and was
    the second best performer for the month.
  • El Clásico on beIN SPORTS en Español ranks as the best
    performing soccer match year-to-date regardless of language,
    out-delivering competing broadcasts including NBC Sports’ Premier
    League matches and Univision Deportes’ LIGA MX and CONCACAF telecasts.
  • LaLiga broadcasts featuring FC Barcelona and Real Madrid on beIN
    SPORTS saw the most successful April ratings with the following
    matches ranked as the leading telecasts: El Clásico on April 2nd,
    FC Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad on April 9th, FC Barcelona
    vs. Sporting Gijón on April 23rd, FC Barcelona vs. Valencia
    on April 17th, and Real Madrid vs. Villarreal on April 20th.

Source: Nielsen Live+SD data stream, NPM & NPM-H data
comparisons based on P2+ average audience (000); Year to date
(12/28/2015-05/08/2016), April 2016 (03/28/16-04/24/16) and April 2015
(03/30/15 – 04/26/15). Total Day: M-Su/6:00 AM – 6:00 AM; Weekend Day:
Sa, Su/6:00 AM-6:00 PM. Top telecast ranker based on live soccer matches
in April 2016 (04/01/16-04/30/16).


Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing global sports
network in the U.S. and is offered on 9 of the largest 10
cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems
across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content
and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN
SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS
CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer
coverage, which includes live matches from LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1,
NASL and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and
in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With
beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the
exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches
offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone. In addition to
soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis,
rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.


Valerie Boldrin, 305-777-1900 ext. 6024
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