NBA Draft overnight rating ties last year for highest-rated ever on ESPN

June 26, 2015

via ESPN PR: The 2015 NBA Draft, which aired exclusively on ESPN, delivered a 3.1 overnight rating, according to metered market ratings from Nielsen. It matched last year as the highest-rated NBA Draft telecast ever on ESPN. The telecast peaked between 8 -8:15 p.m. ET with a 4.2 rating.  Local numbers The NBA Draft telecast delivered a record 8.5 rating in the top-ranked Louisville market, which is the best rating…

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2015 Women’s College World Series viewership bettered Men’s College World Series by 31%

June 25, 2015

In a week where the Twitter-verse is shining a spotlight on women’s sports due to comments tweeted by Sports Illustrated and MMQB writer Andy Benoit, figured it was worth noting that the viewership for this year’s women’s College World Series softball easily eclipsed viewership for the men’s baseball championship. (if you’re on a mobile phone the table will be more readable if you flip your phone into landscape mode): Women’s College…

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Virginia-Vanderbilt College World Series, Sportscenter, PTI lead cable sports nets for Wednesday June 24, 2015

June 25, 2015

Virginia beat Vanderbilt 4-2 to win the deciding third game of the series and its first-ever College World Series Championship and the game averaged 1.665 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating on ESPN to lead cable sports programming for the day. The SportsCenter that aired after the game averaged 823,000 viewers. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 713,000viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Around the Horn averaged 461,000 viewers…

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Vanderbilt-Virginia College World Series, PTI, Japan-Netherlands Women’s World Cup lead cable sports for Tuesday June 23, 2015

June 24, 2015

Virginia won the second game of the College World Series to force a third and final game with Vanderbilt and game two averaged 1.332 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating to lead cable sports programming for the day. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  viewers 974,000 and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Around the Horn averaged 604,000 viewers and Highly Questionable averaged 462,000 viewers. The Japan-Netherlands Women’s World Cup match…

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USA-Colombia Peaked with 6.4 million, St. Louis top local market

June 23, 2015

We had the 4.716 million viewer average for the match in our daily cable ratings report, but here are the press notes from Fox with a lot more ratings trivia: Momentum Continues as USA – Colombia Sets New FOX Sports 1 Audience Records FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2015™ Round of 16 Match Draws 4.7 Million Viewers; Smashes FOX Sports 1 Soccer Mark Match is Third Most-Watched Program in FOX Sports…

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USA-Colombia Women’s World Cup, Fox Sports Live, UVA-Vandy CWS lead cable sports for Monday June 22, 2015

June 23, 2015

The USA-Colombia Women’s World Cup match on Fox Sports 1 led all cable sports (and all cable) viewership for the day with 4.716 million viewers and a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Here’s more numbers on the match via Fox Sports. The Fox Sports Live that aired after the match drew 1.327 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. The FIFA Women’s World Cup Today show before the match averaged 1.099 million…

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ESPN back on top but FS1 beat ESPN2 in sports network rankings for the week ending June 21, 2015

June 23, 2015

After a very rare week where ESPN abdicated its primetime throne to NBCSN, ESPN was back on top across-the-board and NBCSN faded back to the background. Sixteen hours of U.S. Open first and second-round coverage on FS1 plus Women’s World Cup wasn’t enough to propel FS1 past ESPN, but it was enough to send it past ESPN2. Primetime rankings for the week ending June 21, 2015: Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000)…

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Giants-Dodgers, Canada-Switzerland lead cable sports for Sunday June 21, 2015

June 23, 2015

The San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers game on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball led all cable sports viewership for the day with 1.383 million viewers. In 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup action on FS1, Canada-Switzerland averaged 1.175 million viewers, France-Korea Republic averaged 1.0 million and Brazil-Australia averaged 893,000. In MLS action on FS1 Real Salt Lake vs Sporting KC averaged 283,000. The earlier DC United vs New England Revolution…

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