Saturday College Bowl Ratings Roundup: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, Az. State vs. Duke, Miami vs. South Carolina, BC vs. Penn State & Nebraska vs. USC

December 29, 2014

In Saturday college football Bowls overnight ratings the Military Bowl at 1:00pm ESPN between Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech drew a 2.0 household rating. The Sun Bowl on CBS at 2pm featuring Arizona State vs. Duke scored a 2.6 household rating. The Independence Bowl at 3:30pm on ABC with Miami vs. South Carolina drew a 2.5 rating. The 4:30pm Pinstripe Bowl on ESPN between Boston College and Penn State drew a…

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‘Men In Blazers’ 2014 NBCSN Viewership

December 29, 2014

Showing some love to the nearly unwatched. We should give credit to NBCSN for putting Men In Blazers on the air, if only to sacrifice it at the altar of ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football.” On the plus side, it’s pretty clear on NBCSN wasn’t worried about the show’s ratings. But we should also deduct points from NBCSN for not figuring out how to get the show more exposure on a Saturday or Sunday in the fall…

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Steelers/Bengals ‘Sunday Night Football’ draws a 12.7 overnight rating

December 29, 2014

Week 17 Sunday Night Football action with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals posted a 12.7/21 overnight household rating/share.  That’s down a touch from last week’s  35-6 drubbing of the Arizona Cardinals by the Seattle Seahawks that scored a 12.7/21. The NBC public relations stalwarts note that’t up 11% from the last NON “win or go home” week 17 game (11.4/18 for Bengals/Jets in 2009). In the…

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‘Pardon The Interruption’ Viewership for 2014

December 28, 2014

During the holiday lull, we figured why not post something ridiculous like a table with the whole year* of PTI telecasts? Some tidbits before the table: Most-watched PTI episode of the season was 1.541 million on Tuesday, April 29 Least-watched was 350,000 on Wednesday, September 10 (got bounced to ESPN News) PTI had a million or more viewers 87 times out of ~225 telecasts The table below is the 5:30-6p premiere telecast,…

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Cavs-Heat Viewership up 19% vs. last year (Updated)

December 26, 2014

Lebron returned to Miami on Christmas and the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Miami Heat posted a 5.5 overnight household rating on ABC, up 12% from 2013.  The earlier Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs delivered a 4.0 rating, up 8% from the comparable game last year.   In total the ABC double-header scored a 4.8 overnight rating. The Washington Wizards vs. the New York Knicks on ESPN averaged a…

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Navy/San Diego State, Marshall/Northern Illinois lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday December 23, 2014

December 24, 2014

Navy’s 17-16 win over San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl on ESPN led all cable sports viewership on Tuesday averaging 2.464 million viewers. Marshall vs. Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl was second with 2.248 million viewers. Stanford vs. Texas college hoops on ESPN2 averaged 453,000 viewers. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday December 23, 2014: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool…

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Broncos/Bengals, Monday Night Countdown, BYU/Memphis lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday December 22, 2014

December 23, 2014

The Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals ‘Monday Night Football’ matchup led the world of cable sports (as well as all of cable and broadcast network television) averaging 16.03 million viewers, up almost 5 million viewers from last week’s awful Saints vs. Bears contest. The SportsCenter that followed the game was second with 4.04 million viewers and ‘Monday Night Countdown’ pregame action was third averaging 2.36 million. The afternoon Miami Bowl featuring BYU & Memphis…

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ESPN’s Monday Night Football: Cable’s Most-Watched Series for Ninth Straight Year

December 23, 2014

For the ninth straight year, ESPN’s Monday Night Football ranks as the most-watched series on cable television – averaging 9,636,000 households and drawing seven of cable’s 10 biggest household audiences for the calendar year. ESPN’s 17 Monday Night Football telecasts in 2014 averaged an 8.3 US household rating (and 13,349,000 viewers, P2+) according to Nielsen. via ESPN press release: ESPN’s Monday Night Football: Cable’s Most-Watched Series for Ninth Straight Year Seven of Cable’s 10…

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