Warriors-Cavs, Thunder-Suns, PTI lead cable sports nets for Thursday February 26, 2015

February 27, 2015

NBA action on TNT topped the cable sports landscape on Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the Golden State Warriors averaging 2.644 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. The  Oklahoma City Thunder’s overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns averaged 1.548 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 968,000 viewers viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday February 26,…

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Where are the numbers for Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, SEC Network and others?

February 26, 2015

Variations of the question  in the headline come up often enough that we figured it’d be better to just do a post answering the question and pointing people to it when it comes up. The reason you don’t see any regular reporting for Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, SEC Network and others is that those nets don’t subscribe to the Nielsen service that would include it in any of the…

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Clippers-Rockets, Spurs-Trailblazers, Duke-Va. Tech lead cable sports nets for Wednesday February 25, 2015

February 26, 2015

NBA action on ESPN topped the cable sports landscape on Wednesday with the Houston Rockets victory over the Los Angeles Clippers averaging 1.3 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, The Portland Trailblazers victory over the San Antonio Spurs averaged 1.243 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Duke’s win over Virginia Tech on ESPN2 averaged 1.178  million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 955,000 viewers…

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(Updated) Olbermann sees huge viewership spike on first day of Keith Olbermann’s suspension

February 25, 2015

We don’t know if it was the NASCAR fans or Penn State students and alums with Nielsen boxes looking to make a point, or simply that news of his suspension was  good marketing, but Olbermann was the most-watched show on ESPN2 on Tuesday with 398,000 viewers. That’s the biggest number we can remember seeing for the show, at least since it moved to the 5p slot on ESPN2. That was…

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Wisconsin-Maryland, PTI lead cable sports nets for Tuesday February 24, 2015

February 25, 2015

College hoops on ESPN led the cable sports nets on Tuesday with Maryland’s victory over Wisconsin averaging 1.504 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  1.168 million viewers viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Texas A&M vs Arkansas averaged 816,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. UEFA Championship League round of 16 action saw Manchester City vs Barcelona average 779,000 and a 0.5…

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Kansas-Kansas State, Georgia Tech-Louisville, PTI lead cable sports nets for Monday February 23, 2015

February 24, 2015

Kansas State’s upset of Kansas averaged 1.252 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating to top the cable sports nets on Monday. Louisville’s come-from-behind victory to edge out Georgia Tech averaged 1.049 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  914,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday February 23, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your…

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ESPN led, but FS1 easily topped ESPN2 among cable sports networks for the week ending February 22, 2015

February 24, 2015

We imagine that when FS1 launched that its sights weren’t set on dethroning the ESPN mothership but rather on giving ESPN2 a run for its money. On that front FS1 hasn’t really been particularly competitive, but fueled by NASCAR coverage at Daytona and decent UFC performance on Sunday, FS1 easily outpaced ESPN2 for the week both in primetime and on a total day basis. Primetime rankings for the week ending February 22,…

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UFC Fight Night, NASCAR Raceday, SportsCenter, PBA Bowling, Sports Reporters lead cable sports nets for Sunday February 22, 2015

February 24, 2015

The “Bigfoot vs. Mir” UFC Fight Night on FS1 Sunday night at 8p ET  topped Sunday among the cable sports networks averaging 1.212 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. The UFC Fight Night preliminaries edition that aired at 6p ET drew 813,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. NASCAR coverage on FS1 was second with “Raceday” averaging 973,000 viewers. PBA Bowling coverage on ESPN at 1p ET…

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