Warriors-Rockets lead cable sports for Saturday May 23, 2015

Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets on ESPN topped all cable sports (and all of the rest of cable TV) for Saturday with 5.676 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday May 23, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to…

May 27, 2015
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Cavs-Hawks, Rangers-Lightning lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday May 22, 2015

Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks on TNT led all cable sports on Friday with 5.935 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning on NBCSN averaged 1.536 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 956,000 viewers and…

May 26, 2015
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Warriors-Rockets game 4 nets a 6.0 overnight rating, up 22% from 2014 (Updated)

May 26, 2015

Update: the game averaged 8.28 million viewers, up 29% from last year’s number on TNT (Spurs-Thunder) and up 59% from 2013 when ESPN last had the Western Conference finals. The game drew a 5.0 national household rating (all 210 markets)  up 19% from the comparable game last year on TNT. The Houston Rockets staved off elimination versus the Golden State Warriors in game 4 to force a game 5 of…

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Saturday afternoon PBC Boxing on NBC draws 0.85 overnight rating

Late Saturday afternoon PBC Boxing on NBC drew a 0.85 overnight rating. That’s on par with the 0.9 overnight rating PBC Boxing drew on CBS at 4pm on May 9 (which was down from a 1.1 on April 4). Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household rating from the top 56 Nielsen television markets. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) account for about 70% of the US TV-viewing population….

May 26, 2015
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Blackhawks-Ducks Game 5 scores 1.7 overnight rating

The Anaheim Ducks’ overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks in game 5 of their Western Conference Finals series to take a 3-2 lead averaged a 1.72 overnight household rating on NBCSN. That marks the highest rating for a conference finals game on NBCSN this season. Locally, the game drew a 2.8 rating in the Los Angeles market and a 15.7 rating in Chicago. Overnight household rating = the live+same day…

May 26, 2015
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Nielsen delays this week due to Memorial Day holiday

The unofficial start to summer kicks off with Nielsen delays. Spoiler: summer will unofficially end exactly the same way for us with July 4th-related delays in between. The daily national cable finals that include viewership will be a day or so later than normal and things won’t be fully caught up until Thursday. If you’re on the eastern time zone the Nielsen schedule should look something like: Friday’s numbers: Tuesday…

May 25, 2015
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Ducks-Blackhawks Game 4 of Western Conference Final scores 2.2 overnight rating + Rangers-Lightning Gm 5

The Chicago Blackhawks dramatic win over the Anaheim Ducks in double overtime on NBC to even the series at two games apiece averaged a 2.2 household rating on NBC per NBC Sports PR’s Twitter Feed it was the best overnight rating of 2015 and the best conference final rating in two years. Sunday night’s game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals where the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers to…

May 25, 2015
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Hawks-Cavs NBA Eastern Conference Finals Gm 3 Draws 5.5 overnight rating, up 12% vs 2014

Update: Game 3 averaged 7.8 million viewers and a 4.3 national household rating (all 210 markets) and peaked with 10.5 million viewers and a 6.3 US household rating from 11:15-11:30p.  (via Turner Sports). Game three of the Eastern Conference Finals, an overtime thriller between the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers  drew a 5.5 overnight rating on TNT. That’s  up 12% from the 4.9 rating for last year’s (Heat-Pacers) game 3 that aired…

May 25, 2015
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