In 2016, ESPN led the global digital sports category in unique visitors, total minutes, and total visits throughout 11 months of the year.
Driven by ESPN Fantasy Football and coverage of the NFL, College Football and NBA, as well as FiveThirtyEight’s coverage of the Presidential Election, ESPN reached 101.8 million unique visitors in the U.S. in November, the second-largest total ever for ESPN and up 13 percent over the same month a year ago.
ESPN has set multiple records for audience and engagement across television and digital media around the world.
Driven by ESPN Fantasy Football and coverage of the NFL, College Football, MLB pennant races, and U.S. Open tennis in September, ESPN reached a property-best 104.6 million unique visitors in the U.S., up 11 percent over the same month a year ago.
ESPN has re-signed sports business reporter Darren Rovell to a multi-year contract extension. Rovell will continue his multi-platform role, reporting for ESPN across television, digital and audio.
Driven by ESPN’s broad range of sports rights around the world, ESPN Digital Media reached 104.5 million global unique visitors in July, 20.8 million more than the No. 2 global sports property (Yahoo Sports/NBC Sports Network, 83.7 million).
ESPN Fantasy Football, the industry’s No. 1 fantasy football game, enjoyed its two biggest days ever, signing up more registered players on Monday 8/15 and Tuesday 8/16 than any other day in the game’s 20-year history.
ESPN Fantasy Football, the No. 1 fantasy football game, begins a new season with updated, comprehensive features, news and analysis — all on app, web, television, audio and more. New ESPN Fantasy App lets users to play Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey in the same app. ESPN networks will televise a 28-hour ESPN Fantasy Football Marathon presented by Draft Kings on August 15 and 16.
ESPN Digital Media’s broad range of sports rights around the world reached 111.8 million global unique visitors and was the most-trafficked sports property in the world in May 2016, with 1.0 billion visits and 6.6 billion minutes of usage.
Global scale: 104.1 million total unique global visitors, 1.0 billion visits, 6.7 billion minutes, 465 million digital video clips;
In the U.S.: 26th straight month at No. 1 for monthly unique users, total minutes and visits, Top 2 U.S. sports apps.
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