USA-Japan Women’s World Cup Finale Draws record-breaking 15.2 overnight rating

July 6, 2015

USA’s 5-2 victory over Japan  to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament garnered a 15.2 overnight rating, destroying both the 8.6 overnight rating for the USA-Japan final in 2011 and blowing past the 13.3 overnight for the USA-China final in 1999. Update 2: the match averaged a stunning 25.4 million viewers on Fox. Update: per Fox the match peaked from 8:45-9p with an 18.3/31 rating/share. The top local markets were:…

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Happy July 4th! (Ratings delays into next week)

July 3, 2015

Happy 239th birthday, America. The official birthday isn’t until Saturday, July 4th but most people and companies are making a three-day weekend out of it so the celebration begins on July 3rd. There will be no final ratings numbers for Thursday, July 2 from Nielsen until Monday July 6, and the delays will extend into mid-week before everything is hopefully caught up by Wednesday. That said, we’re sure Fox will order a…

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Japan-England, Fox Sports Live, PTI lead cable sports nets for Wednesday July 1, 2015

July 2, 2015

It was a heartbreaking loss for England, but Japan’s dramatic 2-1 victory to advance to the 2015 Women’s World Cup final led all cable programming for the day with 2.333 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Fox Sports Live that aired after the match averaged 876,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 818,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Cable…

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USA-Germany Women’s World Cup averages 8.4 million viewers on Fox, peaks with 12.1 million

July 1, 2015

USA’s 2-0 victory over Germany in the semifinals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup averaged 8.4 million viewers and peaked with 12.1 million viewers from 8:30-8:45. That’s the most-watched match of the tournament so far. The match-only portion averaged 9.6 million viewers.   Here’s the rainstorm of bullets from Fox: – The match’s 8.4 million viewers breaks the recent mark set June 26 for the USA-China quarterfinal match (5.7 million) by 47%….

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PTI, Wimbledon lead cable sports for Tuesday June 30, 2015

July 1, 2015

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption led a slow summer Tuesday of cable sports programming with an average of 835,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Nine and a half hours of tennis coverage from Wimbledon on ESPN averaged 551,000 viewers. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday June 30, 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…

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Golf Channel ties its most-watched second quarter ever

July 1, 2015

Golf Channel averaged 124,000 total day viewership for the second quarter tying it with 2013, and up 3% from the 120,000 viewer average last year. But its PGA Tour live coverage was up 9% year over year and up 13% with adults 25-54. “Golf Channel on NBC” PGA Tour coverage was up 26% versus last year and up 27% with adults 25-54. Here are some additional ratings bullet points about…

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