Yankees-Red Sox, Wild-Blackhawks lead cable sports nets for Sunday May 3, 2015

The New York Yankees win over the Boston Red Sox on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball led cable sports for the day with an average of 2.278 million viewers. The Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks game in primetime on NBCSN averaged 2.045 million viewers. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday Sunday May 3, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster…

May 5, 2015
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Spurs-Clippers lead cable sports for Saturday May 2, 2015

May 5, 2015

The dramatic game seven win for the Los Angeles Clippers over the San Antonio Spurs averaged 4.767 million viewers and a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating on TNT to lead Saturday cable sports. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday May 2, 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 go if you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile…

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NFL Draft, Hawks-Nets, Wild-Blackhawks lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday May 1, 2015

About an hour of second and third-round of NFL Draft coverage on ESPN Friday led cable sports with 2.342 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Another 3+ hours of coverage on ESPN2 grabbed 2 million viewers. 4+ hours of coverage on NFL Network averaged 1.11 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The only NBA game on Friday was the Atlanta Hawks finishing off the Brooklyn Nets in the…

May 4, 2015
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Lots of people still love the Kentucky Derby (TV Viewership 1989-2014)

May 2, 2015

After decades on ABC, the Kentucky Derby moved to NBC in 2001 where it has been since and NBC reversed a decades long downward viewership trend on ABC. NBC did that in part by measuring the telecast window a bit differently than ABC had, but it’s important to note the NBC numbers below are *not* merely the actual race which runs a bit over two minutes. Last year’s average viewership of 15.3 million,…

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NFL Draft, Clippers-Spurs lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 30, 2015

May 1, 2015

With no Johnny Manziel-esque drama looming it seemed a given that this year’s coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft would be down from last year’s record-setting viewership and that was indeed the case. ESPN’s coverage averaged 7.026 million viewers with a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, down from last year’s 9.943 million viewers and a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. NFL Network’s coverage averaged 1.816 million viewers with a 0.9 adults 18-49…

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ESPN’s NFL Draft 1st-round coverage averages 7.026 million viewers, down 29% from 2014

ESPN notes these results are still the 3rd-best in the last six years trailing only last year (Manziel) and 2010 (Tebow). On NFL Network the first-round coverage averaged 1.816 million viewers down from 2.43 million last year. ESPN NFL Draft Telecast Ratings – Round 1 (2010-15): Year US Rating Viewers 2015 4.5 7,026,000 2014 6.1 9,943,000 2013 4.1 6,199,000 2012 4.4 6,661,000 2011 3.8 6,003,000 2010 4.6 7,290,000    …

May 1, 2015
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ESPN’s 1st-Round NFL Draft Overnight Rating down 25% from 2014

Not that we didn’t see it coming but the overnight household rating (measuring the top 56 markets out of 210) for ESPN’s first round coverage of the NFL Draft fell 25% from 2014’s record-setting 6.8 rating to a 5.1 rating. That 5.1 was still better than the overnight for 2013 & 2012, but short of 2010 (5.4) which had been the record prior to last year. Viewership numbers for both ESPN…

May 1, 2015
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