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


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
Pinta for beIN SPORTS
Amanda Gadaleta, 212-367-9800 ext. 300

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