(Updated) MLB Opening Night on ESPN2 = best season opener since 2008, averages 3.35 million viewers

Major League Baseball’s Opening Night telecast presented by Scotts, which saw the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 at Wrigley Field, delivered a 2.1 overnight rating on ESPN2, according to Nielsen. This marks MLB’s highest-rated Opening Night in five years (since 2010) and is up 40 percent compared to Opening Night in 2014 and 2013 (1.5). […] Opening Night on ESPN2 also enjoyed significant success in local markets….

April 6, 2015

(Updated) Wisconsin-Kentucky draws 22.6M, most-viewed semi in 19 years + Michigan State-Duke

April 5, 2015

Update: combined viewership for Wisconsin-Kentucky was 22.6 million viewers across TBS, TNT and truTV. That’s way up versus the 16.25 million last year’s Kentucky-Wisconsin game averaged across the same three networks.  Duke’s win over Michigan State averaged million viewers, which was also up big versus the equivalent game last year (UConn-Florida) which averaged 11.65 million viewers. The Wisconsin-Kentucky matchup was the most-watched semifinal in 19 years, and the 3 network…


Heat-Cavs, Suns-Warriors, NIT Championship lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 2, 2015

April 3, 2015

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers easily breezed past LeBron’s former team, the Miami Heat, and the game on TNT easily led the sports cable TV landscape on Thursday averaging 1.994 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. The late (10:49p ET start) Suns-Warriors matchup on TNT averaged 1.272 million and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The NIT Championship, Bobby Knight’s last game as a commentator on ESPN, was a…


PTI, SportsCenter, Flyers-Pens, McDonald’s All-Americans lead cable sports nets for Wednesday April 1, 2015

April 2, 2015

On a slow April Fool’s Day in the sports world Pardon the Interruption topped the cable sports network landscape with an average of 769,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. On NBCSN the Philadelphia Flyers versus the Pittsburgh Penguins averaged 611,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. The late Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks match averaged 296,000 viewers and a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating. The McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball…


Warriors-Clippers, Spurs-Heat, PTI lead cable sports nets for Tuesday March 31, 2015

April 1, 2015

The odd Tuesday of NBA action on TNT led the day with the Golden State Warriors win over the Los Angeles Clippers in the late game (10:47ET start) averaging 1.62 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Earlier, the San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat matchup averaged 1.349 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  917,000 viewers viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49…