Cavs-Bulls, Rockets-Clippers lead cable sports nets for Thursday May 14, 2015

Second-round NBA playoffs on ESPN ruled cable sports on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Chicago Bulls to win their series 4-2 averaged million 6.592 viewers and a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Houston Rockets win over the Los Angeles Clippers to force a game 7 averaged 5.497 million viewers and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The SportsCenter after the games averaged 2.293 million viewers. On Univision Deportes the Guadalajara/Atlas LigaMX match…

May 15, 2015
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Historical viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2015

May 15, 2015

The Preakness always takes a backseat to the Kentucky Derby ratings-wise. In 2015 when the Kentucky Derby averaged 16 million viewers, the Preakness averaged 8.9 million. Still, nearly 9 million viewers isn’t shabby and the Preakness winner determines the fate of ratings for the Belmont Stakes. If Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist wins the Preakness there will be much more interest in the Belmont. Viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2015: Year Net Viewers Winner 2015 NBC 8.9 million…

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Grizzlies-Warriors, Wizards-Hawks, Caps-Rangers lead cable sports nets for Wednesday May 13, 2015

The cable sports landscape was again topped by second-round NBA playoff action on TNT. The Golden State Warriors win over the Memphis Grizzlies averaged 4.73 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Atlanta Hawks win over the Washington Wizards averaged 3.823 million viewers and a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The New York Rangers dramatic overtime game 7 win over the Washington Capitals on NBCSN averaged 2.709 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49…

May 14, 2015
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Cavs-Bulls, Clippers-Rockets lead cable sports nets for Tuesday May 12, 2015

Second-round NBA playoff games on TNT once again led  cable sports  on Tuesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Chicago Bulls averaged 5.921 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Houston Rockets win over the Los Angeles Clippers averaged 5.457 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. On NBCSN the Tampa Bay Lightning’s win over the Montreal Canadiens to win their second-round series 4-2 averaged 932,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults…

May 13, 2015
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Will Pete Rose = ratings for Fox Sports 1? (Updated)

May 13, 2015

Update May 13, 2015:  Based on his debut on May 11, the answer to the question in the headline is “no.”  The post below is unchanged from the original other than adding the May 11 numbers to the table… Pete Rose makes his debut on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) tonight, first at 5pm ET/2pm PT for America’s Pregame and then for an hour-long edition of MLB Whiparound at 7pm ET….

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Warriors-Grizzlies, Wizards-Hawks lead cable sports for Monday May 11, 2015

May 12, 2015

Two games of NBA second-round playoff action on TNT ruled cable sports on Monday with the Golden State Warriors win over the Memphis Grizzlies to even their series at two games apiece averaging 4.972 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The earlier game where the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards to even their series at two games each averaged 3.147 million viewers and a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating….

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ESPN leads as always but NBCSN close in primetime in cable sports network rankings for the week ending May 10, 2015

May 12, 2015

ESPN came out on top for the week as ever but again aided by the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBCSN came in second and even nipped at ESPN’s heels in primetime (at least if you squint a little).  In primetime ESPN2 fell behind both FS1 and MLB Network for the week in viewership. Primetime rankings for the week ending May 10, 2015 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN 1515…

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Rockets-Clippers lead cable sports nets for Sunday May 10, 2015

Despite the Los Angeles Clippers blowing out the Houston Rockets by 33 points on Sunday night to take a 3-1 series lead in their second-round dual, the game on TNT easily topped cable sports for the day with an average of 5.03 million viewers and a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. On NBCSN the New York Rangers 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals to deadlock their second-round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series…

May 12, 2015
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