Steelers-Patriots NFL Kickoff ties overnight ratings high (updated)

September 11, 2015

The New England Patriots win over the Pittsburgh Steelers posted a 17.7/30 overnight rating/share per NBC Sports. That ties the record for the NFL Kickoff Game with 2010’s game and is 5% better than last year’s Kickoff game. Year Net Teams Overnight Rating 2015 NBC Steelers-Patriots 17.7 2014 NBC Packers-Seahawks 16.8 2013 NBC Ravens-Broncos 16.2 2012 NBC* Cowboys-Giants 16.5 2011 NBC Saints-Packers 17.2 2010 NBC Vikings-Saints 17.7 2009 NBC Titans-Steelers 13.8…


MLB All-Star Game Draws lowest overnight rating ever with a 7.8

July 15, 2015

Update: the 2015 game averaged 10.9 million viewers (tying the low in 2012) and set a new low with a 6.6 national household rating. The American League’s triumph over the National League in last night’s All-Star Game drew a 7.8 overnight rating (in the largest 56 out of 210 markets) according to Sports Business Journal’s Austin Karp. Per Karp that’s down from last year’s 7.9. We had last year at an…


PBC Boxing primetime NBC overnight down 4% from April 11 telecast and 26% from March 7 premiere

June 21, 2015

PBC Boxing in Primetime scored a 1.86 overnight rating.  That’s down 4% from the 1.94 overnight rating on April 11th in primetime and down 26% from PBC’s primetime premiere on March 7 that scored a 2.53 overnight rating. Update: while the overnight rating was only down 4% from April, nationwide viewership was down 21%. Top Markets household rating/share: Cincinnati, 4.1/8 Oklahoma City, 3.4/6 New Orleans, 3.2/5 Tulsa, 3.0/6 Greenville, 2.9/5 Albuquerque,…


Belmont Stakes historical TV viewership 2000-2014

June 5, 2015

The Belmont Stakes is upon us. After a four-year drought of not having a triple crown contender for the Belmont, NBC gets one for the second straight year. Ratings and viewership-wise that makes all the difference in the world. Belmont Stakes viewership 2000-2014: if you’re on a mobile phone, we recommend tilting it into landscape mode Year Net Viewers (Millions) Triple Crown Bid 2015 NBC American Pharoah 2014 NBC 20.6…


The Preakness Stakes draws a 5.8 overnight rating, down 8% from 2014

May 17, 2015

Update: the race averaged 8.9 million viewers, down 7% versus 2014. American Pharoah won the second leg of horse racing’s triple crown at The Preakness which drew a 5.8 overnight rating on Saturday. That’s down 7.9% from last year’s 6.3 overnight. While that’s not great news for NBC, American Pharoah’s win certainly was. The difference in the numbers for the Belmont Stakes is vast between having a triple crown contender…


Historical viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2015

May 15, 2015

The Preakness always takes a backseat to the Kentucky Derby ratings-wise. In 2015 when the Kentucky Derby averaged 16 million viewers, the Preakness averaged 8.9 million. Still, nearly 9 million viewers isn’t shabby and the Preakness winner determines the fate of ratings for the Belmont Stakes. If Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist wins the Preakness there will be much more interest in the Belmont. Viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2015: Year Net Viewers Winner 2015 NBC 8.9 million…


Lots of people still love the Kentucky Derby (TV Viewership 1989-2014)

May 2, 2015

After decades on ABC, the Kentucky Derby moved to NBC in 2001 where it has been since and NBC reversed a decades long downward viewership trend on ABC. NBC did that in part by measuring the telecast window a bit differently than ABC had, but it’s important to note the NBC numbers below are *not* merely the actual race which runs a bit over two minutes. Last year’s average viewership of 15.3 million,…


Montreal-América CCL Final viewership roundup

Viewership averages on the three U.S. networks for the CONCACAF Champions League final between Impact de Montreal and Club América: Montreal-Club América: UniMás: 1.185 million Univision Deportes: 559,000 Fox Sports 2: 147,000 — Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015