Blackhawks-Ducks Game 7 of Western Conference Final scores 3.27 overnight rating

May 31, 2015

The Chicago Blackhawks win over the Anaheim Ducks in game 7 to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals averaged a 3.27 overnight   household rating on NBC, the best ever NHL overnight rating for a non-Stanley Cup Final game on NBC, and up slightly from last year’s Kings-Blackhawks overtime game 7 on NBCSN (3.17). In the Chicago market the game drew a 26.6 household rating and in the Los Angeles…

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Lightning-Rangers Game 7 draws a 2.65 overnight rating

Game 7 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals game where the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals drew a 2.65 overnight household rating, making it the second-highest-rated non-finals game ever on NBCSN. Locally the game drew a 11.9 household rating in Tampa and a 10.3 household rating in New York, NBCSN records for both teams. Overnight household rating = the live+same…

May 30, 2015
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Alabama-Michigan Softball, Scripps National Spelling Bee lead cable sports nets for Thursday May 28, 2015

With a day off for both the NBA and NHL playoffs the College Softball World Series game between Alabama and Michigan led Thursday cable sports with 1.006 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating Maybe some of you will protest that the Scripps National Spelling Bee isn’t a sport, but it was on ESPN and averaged 954,000, down versus the 1.096 million it averaged last year. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption…

May 29, 2015
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Rockets-Warriors, Ducks-Blackhawks lead cable sports nets for Wednesday May 27, 2015

May 28, 2015

The Golden State Warriors win over the Houston Rockets on ESPN to win the Western Conference Finals 4-1 and advance to the NBA finals led all cable programming for the day with 8.887 million viewers and a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Chicago Blackhawks win over the Anaheim Ducks to force a game 7 in the NHL’s Western Conference Finals on NBCSN averaged 2.383 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for…

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Hawks-Cavs, Rangers-Lightning lead cable sports for Tuesday May 26, 2015

Game 4 of NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals where the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off the Atlanta Hawks for a berth in the NBA Finals averaged 6.269 million viewers and a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating on TNT leading all of cable television for the day, not just the sports programming. In the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals the New York Rangers win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to force a game 7 averaged 2.016…

May 28, 2015
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Rockets-Warriors, Blackhawks-Ducks lead cable sports for Monday May 25, 2015

May 27, 2015

The Memorial Day holiday game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals where the Houston Rockets staved off elimination versus the Golden State Warriors on ESPN easily led all cable (not just sports) programming for the day. The game averaged 8.28 million viewers and a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. In NHL action on NBC Sports Network, the Chicago Blackhawks overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks averaged 2.055 million viewers and a…

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ESPN leads, but NBC Sports Net comfortably in 2nd in sports network rankings for the week ending May 24, 2015

May 27, 2015

ESPN came out on top, like always, in the weekly rankings. But with Fox Sports putting its best properties (i.e. Coca-Cola 600) on the Fox broadcast network, the NHL-fueled NBC Sports Network cruised by Fox Sports 1 and ESPN 2. Primetime rankings for the week ending May 24, 2015: Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 2520  1,173 NBCS 1362  623 ESP2 339  120 FS1 217  101 MLBN 145  51…

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Cavs-Hawks, Lightning-Rangers, Rangers-Yankees lead cable sports nets for Sunday May 24, 2015

Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals where the Cleveland Cavaliers won over the Atlanta Hawks to take a 3-0 series lead topped all cable sports on Sunday with 7.762 million viewers and a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Game 5 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals where the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers to take a 3-2 series lead averaged 1.575 million viewers and a 0.5…

May 27, 2015
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