beIN SPORTS Delivers More Than 2 Million Total Viewers With Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid Match

beIN SPORTS, the international sports network, delivered an average of 2.12 million total viewers across both English and Spanish language networks with its broadcast of the Real Madrid versus FC Barcelona match, according to Nielsen Media Research. The match delivered an average of 1.353 million total viewers on beIN SPORTS en Espanol and 767,000 total viewers on beIN SPORTS English. The broadcast of the match delivered a +16% increase in viewership…

March 24, 2015
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West Virginia-Maryland, Oregon-Wisconsin, UNI-Louisville lead cable sports nets for Sunday March 22, 2015

March 24, 2015

West Virginia’s win over Maryland Sunday night on TNT led all cable sports programming on Sunday avedraging 3.79 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Wisconsin’s win over Oregon on truTV averaged 3.502 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Louisville’s win over Northern Iowa on TBS averaged 2.889 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-9 rating and Oklahoma’s victory over Dayton on TNT averaged 2.805 million viewers…

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Butler-Notre Dame, Arkansas-North Carolina, NC State-Villanova lead cable sports nets for Saturday March 21, 2015

March 24, 2015

Notre Dame’s win over Butler on TBS to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament was Saturday’s most-watched cable sports telecast with 3.907 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Arkansas vs North Carolina on TNT averaged 3.555 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. NC State’s upset of number 1 seed Villanova averaged 3.266 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating on TBS. Georgia State…

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Coastal Carolina-Wisconsin, Valpo-Maryland, Davidson-Iowa lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday March 20, 2015

March 23, 2015

No surprise, but NCAA Tournament action led the Friday cable sports landscape. The Coastal Carolina vs Wisconsin game  on TBS led the pack with an averaged of 2.677 million viewers and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Valparaiso vs Maryland game on TNT averaged 2.585 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Davidson vs Iowa on TNT averaged 2.26 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and  Oregon vs…

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Sí, sí we are very intrigued as ‘Highly Questionable’ moves to ESPN “for a while”

March 23, 2015

We can’t lie, we love papi! So we were delighted to learn that the Highly Questionable team of Dan & Gonzalo Le Batard and Bomani Jones are moving to ESPN at 4:30p starting today and leading into Around the Horn for some undetermined period that sounds like it will be at least a couple of months. We’re trying to come up with the best recent comparisons to look at. Last week was…

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Harvard-North Carolina, Ohio State-VCU, Wofford-Arkansas lead cable sports nets for Thursday March 19, 2015

March 20, 2015

North Carolina’s close-call with Harvard in “First Thursday” NCAA action on TNT led all cable sports programming (and all cable programming for that matter) on Thursday with an average of 3.224 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Also on TNT: Ohio State-VCU contest averaged 2.906 million and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and Wofford vs Arkansas averaged 2.030 million viewers and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The most-watched…

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Boise State-Dayton, Hawks-Warriors, N. Florida-Robert Morris lead cable sports nets for Wednesday March 18, 2015

March 19, 2015

Dayton squeaking by Boise State in the second play-in game of the night on truTV averaged 1.668 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and was the most-watched cable telecast of the night. The late ESPN NBA game featuring the Golden State Warriors’ rout of the Atlanta Hawks averaged 1.581 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. In the early play-in game on truTV North Florida v Robert Morris averaged…

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Last year’s (2014) NCAA Men’s Tournament Day 1 (Thursday) viewership

March 19, 2015

With “March Madness” in full swing, we thought we’d take a look back at the first day of the tournament in 2014. We’re missing the data for the two early CBS games, but otherwise the most-watched game overall was the Wofford-Michigan game that started around 7pm on CBS and averaged 3.79 million viewers. The most-watched game on cable was NC State vs Saint Louis which also started around 7pm but on…

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