The ESPY Awards saw its ratings slide in its second year on ABC.
The sports awards show drew a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 Wednesday night, according to Nielsen live-plus same day numbers. That was down 23% from 2015. Though the ESPYs has been around since 1993, last year was the first in which it was broadcast on ABC and not on Disney sibling ESPN. The 2015 installment also drew interest for the presentation of a special award to Caitlyn Jenner, who had recently gone public with her transition to being a woman.
The 2016 ESPYs also drew 5.6 million total viewers.
NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was the top show of the night, drawing a 2.4, even with the prior week. “The Night Shift” hit a season high at 1.2. NBC was the night’s top-rated network, averaging a 1.9 rating and 7 share, followed by ABC with a 1.6 / 7.
On CBS, “Big Brother” drew a 1.7, down two tenths of a point from last week. “American Gothic” was even at 0.5. Fox’s “MasterChef” was also down two tenths at 1.1. “Wayward Pines” was down one tenth at 0.7.
CBS came in third with a 1.0 / 4. Fox followed with a 0.9 / 3. The CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” each drew a 0.4.