NFL Draft leads cable sports TV ratings for Thursday April 28, 2016

April 29, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday April 28, 2016: 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 phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) NFL…

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ESPN’s Response to Jamie Horowitz: Our streaming numbers are bigger than your TV numbers

April 29, 2016

Speaking at a recent conference Fox Sports’ (and former ESPNer) Jamie Horowitz said he’d be a little worried about SportsCenter’s falling ratings if he were ESPN. Always be punching above your weight class! Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand interviewed ESPN’s senior vice president of SportsCenter Rob King about the topic and it’s worth reading.  While King’s comments were certainly not as snarky as I framed them in the headline, the…

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ESPN’s First Round Draft Coverage ratings down 8%, NFL Network’s up 14%

April 29, 2016

ESPN’s first-round coverage of the NFL Draft drew a 4.7 metered market rating from 8-11:45PM ET, down 8% from 2015. ESPN’s telecast peaked from 9:15-9:30 with a 5.6 rating and Cleveland was the top market averaging a 13.3 rating (Columbus was the 2nd highest rated market with a 13.1 — New Orleans (7.8), Dayton (7.7), Birmingham (7.5), Jacksonville (7.2), Philadelphia (7.0), Minneapolis-St. Paul (6.9), Buffalo (6.6) and Nashville (6.1) rounded out…

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Rockets-Warriors, Hornets-Heat, Inside the NBA lead cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday April 27, 2016

April 28, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday April 27, 2016: 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 phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000)…

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Ignore the Bayless hyperbole

April 28, 2016

The hyperbole is much more entertaining than the truth, but that’s because the truth is very boring: it’s just the business they all have chosen. Bayless leaving ESPN for FS1 is of course an interesting and entertaining media story, especially for people who follow such things. It’s news. But when the dust settles, it’s just not all that interesting because: Bayless isn’t crazy to take FS1’s offer Fox Sports isn’t crazy…

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Golf Channel tees up its most-watched April ever

April 28, 2016

via Golf Channel: GOLF CHANNEL POSTS MOST-WATCHED APRIL Building Upon Four Straight Quarters of Viewership Momentum, April Shows Growth Across Live Tournament and Programming Slate ORLANDO, Fla. (April 28, 2016) – As golf’s traditional season heats up, Golf Channel’s momentum in 2016 continues to build with the network’s most-watched April ever. For 24-hour Total Day (6AM-6AM), 137,000 average viewers per minute were tuned into Golf Channel in April, the most-watched…

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KC Royals TV Ratings up 15% on Fox Sports Kansas City

April 27, 2016

Through Sunday, the Royals have averaged a 13.8 household rating (124,000 households) for their games on Fox Sports Kansas City, according to Nielsen Media Research. That’s an increase of 15 percent over the first 16 games last season. Of the 16 games shown this year, 15 were the highest-rated program that day in Kansas City, the network said. According to FSKC, the Royals are on pace to have the best…

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Celtics-Hawks, Inside the NBA, Pacers-Raptors lead cable sports TV ratings for Tuesday April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday April 26, 2016: 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 phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Episode Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000)…

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