Women’s hoops (Tennessee-Maryland & Dayton-Connecticut), ‘Pardon the Interruption’ lead cable sports nets for Monday March 30, 2015

March 31, 2015

Elite 8 women’s NCAA tournament action on ESPN led the cable sports networks on Monday with the Tennessee vs Maryland game averaging 1.54 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and the Dayton-Connecticut game averaging 1.419 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49. Pardon the Interruption averaged 887,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday March 30, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched…

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ESPN easily led all cable sports networks, but FS1 edged ESPN2 in total day viewing for the week ending March 29, 2015

March 31, 2015

As usual, ESPN easily led the cable sports networks for the week, but aided by NASCAR Sprint Cup airing on FS1 on Sunday afternoon instead of Fox’s broadcast network, FS1 narrowly eclipse ESPN2 in total day viewing…though in primetime, ESPN2 nearly doubled FS1’s viewership. Primetime rankings for the week ending March 29, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 740  293 ESP2 403  138 FS1 219  113 NBCS 208…

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NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500, Fox Sports Live, Baylor-Notre Dame women lead cable sports nets for Sunday March 29, 2015

March 31, 2015

With men’s college hoops tournament action back on CBS for the day, NASCAR Sprint Cup racing (STP 500) on FS1 easily led the cable sports landscape on Sunday with 4.061 million viewers. In the women’s college hoops tournament on ESPN, Baylor vs Notre Dame averaged 1.187 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and Florida State vs South Carolina averaged 930,00 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports…

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Notre Dame-Kentucky, Arizona-Wisconsin lead cable sports nets for Saturday March 28, 2015

March 31, 2015

Kentucky’s close call with Notre Dame on TBS easily led the cable sports landscape on Saturday with 14.747 million viewers and a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating. Wisconsin’s win over Arizona in the early TBS game averaged 8.801 million viewers and a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. NCWTS Racing on Fox Sports 1 averaged 1.1 million viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating. In women’s NCAA tournament action on ESPN Texas vs…

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Michigan State-Oklahoma, NC State-Louisville, Pardon the Interruption lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday March 27, 2015

March 30, 2015

The night’s late Michigan State vs Oklahoma “Sweet 16” matchup where Michigan State prevailed on Friday led the cable sports landscape with 4.491 million viewers and a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The earlier game where Louisville won out over North Carolina State averaged 4.32 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. On CBS, Gonzaga’s win over UCLA averaged 5.83 million viewers and Duke’s win over Utah averaged 7.59 million….

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Gonzaga-Duke ties best game window overnight rating in 10 years

Sunday’s Elite Eight doubleheader on CBS averaged an 8.6/18 overnight rating/share, a 10% increase over last year. The Louisville vs. Michigan State broadcast averaged a 7.6/17 to deliver the highest rating in the game window in 22 years (8.1/21 in 1993) and up 17% from last year. In the second game, Duke vs. Gonzaga averaged a 9.9/20 to tie 2010 as the highest rating in the game window in 10…

March 30, 2015
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About those comparisons of last night’s Notre Dame-Kentucky to last year’s Final Four ratings

@SportsTVRatings higher than last year’s Final 4? — Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) March 29, 2015 On the heels of Turner touting the 9.0 overnight household rating for last night’s Notre Dame-Kentucky matchup, Jason McIntyre asked the question above. It seemed like a really good question since those Final Four games were also on TBS.  In looking it up, it did indeed appear to be the case that not only was last night’s number…

March 29, 2015
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(Updated) Notre Dame-Kentucky draws highest-ever cable overnight rating for college basketball

March 29, 2015

Update: Notre Dame-Kentucky averaged an 8.4 household rating and 14.7 million viewers according to Nielsen fast national data. The game peaked with 19.7 million viewers between 10:45-11p. The  NCAA Tournament is averaging 9.9 million total viewers on CBS and Turner networks up 2% through the same period last year, based on Nielsen Fast National audience data and the highest average viewership since 1993. More via NCAA.com NCAA Tournament Elite Eight…

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