ESPORTS TV RATINGS: ELEAGUE FINALS REACH 335K VIEWERS, #2 SHOW FOR 2017
TNL Take: This weekend saw ELEAGUE's Street Fighter V Invitational come to a conclusion with Victor "Punk" Woodley winning the inaugural tournament taking home $150,000.
- ELEAGUE Street Fighter: The Finals reached 335,000 total viewers and 183,000 in the 18-49 demo making it the top rated show for Street Fighter's season as well as the #2 show for the year.
For comparison, If the ELEAGUE Finals were on The CW on a Thursday night at 9PM vs. on TBS on a Friday at 10PM, it would have been the #1 rated show for the year.
When looking at ELEAGUE's TV ratings history, Street Fighter performed well when compared vs. Counter-Strike Season 1.
This isn't surprising as the Fighting genre is much easier for a casual fan to understand.
Here's what I said last July in The Next Level 031 after ESPN showed Street Fighter at EVO last year:
ELEAGUE announced the return of Counter-Strike this fall.