With help from Caitlyn Jenner, ESPN scored Wednesday night with the 2015 ESPY Awards. Based on Nielsen overnights, the 2015 ESPY Awards averaged 6.0 in meter market ratings from 8-11 PM, up +253% from last year’s telecast on ESPN (1.7), ranking as the highest overnight for the ESPYs on ESPN networks. The show peaked from 10:30-10:45 PM with a 6.9 metered market rating during Caitlyn Jenner’s Arthur Ashe Award acceptance speech.
The ESPYs aired on a broadcast feed and was tape delayed to the West Coast. OF course, this will likely be adjusted when Fast Nationals Ratings from Nielsen come in later today. ABC will issue a final ratings release this afternoon, once the Fast National Ratings become available.