Indy 500 draws 6.4 million viewers up 5% from 2014 (Updated)

Update 2: in Nielsen fast national data the race drew 6.39 million viewers, up 5% from last year and the most viewers since 2011. Nationally (in all 210 markets) the race drew a 4.1 rating, also up 5% versus last year. The Indianapolis 500 drew a 4.3 overnight household rating, up from last year’s 4.1 overnight rating per ESPN. The race peaked with a 5.7 rating between 3:00-3:15p. Indianapolis was the…

May 25, 2015
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Warriors-Rockets Game 3 of NBA Western Conference Finals draws a 4.5 overnight rating, down 4% from 2014

Saturday night’s game on ESPN where the Golden State Warriors obliterated the Houston Rockets to take a 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals drew a 4.5 overnight rating. That’s down from last year’s Spurs-Thunder game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal which drew a 4.7 overnight rating on TNT, but per ESPN up 15% from the last time it had the Western Conference Finals in 2013. The game…

May 24, 2015
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Rangers-Lightning Game 4 draws 1.35 overnight rating, up 13% vs 2014

Per NBC Sports, Friday night’s coverage of game 4 of NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals where the New York Rangers won to even their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning at two games apiece averaged a 1.35 household rating on NBC Sports Network.  That’s up 13 percent vs the comparable game in 2014. Locally, in the Tampa Bay market the game averaged a 7.9 household rating and in New York City…

May 23, 2015
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Cavs-Hawks game viewership down 21% from last year to 5.9 million viewers (Updated)

Update: per Turner Sports the game averaged 5.9 million viewers. That’s down 21% from last year’s Game 2 which averaged 7.5 million viewers when it aired on ESPN (on a Tuesday). The game peaked with 7.2 million viewers between 10:30-10:45p ET. TNT notes that through games viewership is up 6% vs its live coverage last year (when it had the Thunder-Spurs Western Conference Finals) Original post: Game 2 of the…

May 23, 2015
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Rockets-Warriors; Ducks-Blackhawks lead cable sports nets for Thursday May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015

Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals one ESPN with the Golden State Warriors holding off the Houston Rockets to take a 2-0 series lead easily topped all cable sports programming (and all cable TV programming) for Thursday. The game averaged 6.866 million viewers and a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. The SportsCenter after the game averaged 3.071 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Game 3 of the NHL’s Western Conference…

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Rockets-Warriors Game 2 draws a 5.6 overnight rating

Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and Godlen State Warriors drew a 5.6overnight household rating. That’s up 27% from last year’s Spurs-Thunder game 2 (on TNT) and up 47% since the last time ESPN televised the Western Conference Finals in 2013 (Spurs-Grizzlies where game 2 drew a 3.8 overnight). The game peaked with a 7.2 from 11:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m. ET.  More via ESPN: In…

May 22, 2015
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Cavs-Hawks, Rangers-Lightning lead cable sports nets for Wednesday May 20, 2015

May 21, 2015

Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Atlanta Hawks averaged 6.847 million viewers and a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating to easily lead Wednesday’s cable sports programming. The post-game ‘Inside the NBA’ averaged 2.963 million viewers and the pregame averaged 2.061 million viewers. The New York Rangers overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 3 of NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals on NBCSN averaged 1.65 million viewers…

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