Bulls-Cavs, Lakers-Suns, Pitt-Duke lead cable sports nets for Monday January 19, 2015

January 21, 2015

MLK Day NBA action topped the cable sports networks on Monday with the Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game averaging 1.784 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. The late Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns game on TNT averaged 1.205 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Pittsburgh-Duke college hoops on ESPN averaged 1.238 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Also on ESPN, Oklahoma vs….

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ESPN once again led all cable sports networks for the week ending January 18, 2015

January 21, 2015

ESPN consistently leading here is never a surprise.  But if it can ever be even less of a surprise, the Nielsen week ending Sunday January 18 that included Monday January 12, the day of the CFP championship, the most-watched program in cable television history, is it. Primetime rankings for the week ending January 18, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 5268  2,246 ESP2 510  180 FS1 320  179 GOLF…

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Updated: UFC Fight Night,NFL Countdown leads cable sports networks for Sunday January 18, 2015

January 21, 2015

On a slow cable Sunday that saw big numbers for the broadcast networks with the NFL’s NFC and AFC conference championships, FS1 (yes, FS1!) headlined by McGregor vs. Siver, UFC Fight Night led all sports cable networks with  2.751 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating between 10p-12:15 am. We haven’t seen just the McGregor-Siver portion, but if FS1 releases the info we’ll post it. Update: peak viewing between…

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Duke-Louisville, Kentucky-Alabama, Ohio State-Iowa lead cable sports nets for Saturday January 17, 2015

January 21, 2015

College hoops on ESPN topped the cable sports networks for Saturday led by Duke’s win over Louisville which averaged 2.17 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Close behind Kentucky vs Alabama averaged 2.033 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Ohio State at Iowa averaged averaged  1.664 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating Kansas at Iowa St averaged 1.46 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating and West…

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Cavs-Clippers, Warriors-Thunder, ‘PTI,’ & ‘Around the Horn’ lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday January 16, 2015

January 20, 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers v. the Los Angeles Clippers topped all cable sports for Friday, January 16 with an average of 1.952 million viewers and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating on ESPN. Earlier, the Golden State Warriors vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder drew an average of 1.676 million viewers with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Pardon the Interruption averaged  968,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Around the Horn averaged…

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Updated: McGregor vs. Siver ‘UFC Fight Night’ earns best UFC overnight TV rating ever on FS1

January 19, 2015

Sunday’s UFC Fight Night headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver drew a 1.7 overnight household rating, easily the best overnight ever for any UFC event on FS1 according to Newsday.  Top Markets were Seattle with a 3.9 household rating, and Oklahoma City & Phoenix which each averaged a 3.2 rating. The UFC Prelims which went head-to-head against the AFC Championship drew a 0.6 overnight rating. Update: UFC Fight Night…

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Packers-Seahawks Averages 49.8 million viewers, Colts-Patriots 42.1 Million

January 19, 2015

Per the NFL and Nielsen, overall Conference Championship Sunday averaged 46.1 million viewers with the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Game on Fox averaging 49.8 million viewers and the Indianapolis Colts-New England Patriots AFC Championship Game on CBS averaged 42.1 million viewers. The Seahawks-Packers game peaked with an average of 60.5 million viewers as the game went into overtime.

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Packers-Seahawks, Colts-Patriots Conference Championships down from last year

January 19, 2015

With the game a blowout in the second-half it’s not a huge surprise that the AFC Conference Championship between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots earned a 24.2 overnight metered market household rating, the lowest of any conference title game  in six years. In 2009 both conference championships were lower with the Eagles-Cardinals earning a 24.0 in the early game and Steelers-Ravens earning a 23.8. The Seattle Seahwaks’ stunning comeback…

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