Pro Bowl averages 8.8 million viewers, down ~25% from 2014 and lowest since 2007

January 27, 2015

Sunday’s Pro Bowl on ESPN drew 8.77 million viewers and a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. The game was down 25% from last year’s contest which was on NBC (whereit went up against the Grammy Awards last year) and averaged 11.7 million viewers. The 8.77 million viewers represents the lowest viewership since 2007 when the game aired on CBS on the Saturday after the Super Bowl and drew 6.98 million. The last…

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Kentucky-South Carolina, Wisconsin-Michiagan, Florida State-Nebraska lead cable sports nets for Saturday January 24, 2015

January 27, 2015

College hoops on ESPN topped the cable sports networks for Saturday led by Kentucky at South Carolina that averaged 1.915 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.  Wisconsin at Michigan averaged 1.7 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Florida State at North Carolina averaged 1.576 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Michigan State at Nebraska drew 1.418 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. On…

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Bulls-Mavericks, ‘PTI,’ X Games & ‘Around the Horn’ lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday January 23, 2015

January 26, 2015

The Chicago Bulls victory over the Dallas Mavericks topped all cable sports for Friday, January 23 with an average of 1.215 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating on ESPN. Pardon the Interruption averaged   964,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Winter X Games coverage on ESPN after the NBA game averaged 900,000 viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Around the Horn averaged  660,000 viewers and a…

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Super Bowl Prop Bets for TV ratings: Viewership record a good bet, but…

January 26, 2015

Some fun posts out today on all the exotic prop bets you can make on the Super Bowl. A few of them are, of course, TV ratings related: What will the Nielsen Rating of the game be?  Over 47.5   (-120) Under 47.5   (-120) Which region will have the higher Nielsen Rating? Boston   (+110) Seattle   (-150) How many viewers will the game have? Over 113 Million   (-120)…

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Pro Bowl overnight ratings down 16% in move to ESPN

January 26, 2015

Looks like not facing the Grammys was not enough to offset the Pro Bowl’s move to ESPN. The Pro Bowl earned a 5.6 overnight rating last night vs last year’s 6.7 overnight household rating. Last year the Pro Bowl went head-to-head with the Grammy Awards but the game aired on NBC. @AustinKarp of SBJ reports this is way below the 7.9 ESPN drew in 2010 and the lowers since CBS garnered a 5.1 in 2007 when…

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Spurs-Bulls, PTI, Around The Horn, Nets-Clippers lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday January 22, 2015

January 23, 2015

NBA Basketball on TNT led the cable sports nets on Thursday with the Chicago Bulls whipping of the San Antonio Spurs averaged 1.853 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  1.388 million viewers and 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Around the Horn averaged 1.148 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The NFL Live that aired from 4-5:02p and included Tom Brady’s press conference averaged 1.172 million…

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Rockets-Warriors, Thunder-Wizards, PTI lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday January 21, 2015

January 22, 2015

The Golden State Warriors victory at home over the Houston Rockets on ESPN topped the cable sports networks on Wednesday averaging 1.592 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s overtime win over the Washington Wizards  averaged 1.524 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 955,000 viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday January 21, 2015: This is sorted…

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Iowa-Wisconsin, PTI, LSU-Florida lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday January 20, 2015

January 22, 2015

Wisconsin’s blowout win over Iowa topped all cable sports on Wednesday averaging 979,000 viewers anda 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Pardon the Interruption averaged 895,000 viewers and was tops in adults 18-49 for the day among the cable sports nets with a 0.4 rating.  LSU vs Florida averaged 681,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday January 20, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched….

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