Kentucky Derby overnight ratings down 14%

May 8, 2016

NBC Sports reports that Nyquist’s Kentucky Derby win did a 9.3/21 overnight household rating/share, down 13.8 percent vs last year’s 10.8/24 overnight.  Last year’s overnight was the highest since 2002. Top local markets for NBC coverage of Kentucky Derby: Louisville 33.7/62 Cincy 16.6/33 Ft. Myers 16.5/30 West Palm 14.6/27 Tampa 14.2/29 Buffalo 13.6/25 Richmond 13.3/26 Pitt. 13.1/28 Hartford 12.5/24 Denver/Orlando/Jacksonville 12.2 Overnight household rating = the live+same day DVR overnight metered-market household…

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Heat-Raptors NBA, SportsCenter, Stars-Blues NHL lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday May 5, 2016

May 6, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday May 5, 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) NBA…

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The Kentucky Derby still draws a crowd (TV Viewership 1989-2015)

May 6, 2016

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 16 million, for…

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Hawks-Cavaliers, Capitals-Penguins lead cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday May 4, 2016

May 6, 2016

Apologies for the delay in posting these. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday May 4, 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…

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Trail Blazers-Warriors, Heat-Raptors lead cable sports TV ratings for Tuesday May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday May 3, 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. Update: I forgot to include the San Jose/Nashville NHL Playoff on USA Network in the table below — it averaged 470,000 from 9-11:49p ET. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are…

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Thunder-Spurs, Hawks-Cavaliers, Capitals-Penguins lead cable sports TV ratings for Monday May 2, 2016

May 3, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday May 2, 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) NBA…

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Pacers-Raptors, Yankees-Red Sox, Inside the NBA lead cable sports TV ratings for Sunday May 1, 2016

May 3, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday May 1, 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) NBA…

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Thunder-Spurs, Inside the NBA, NFL Draft lead cable sports TV ratings for Saturday April 30, 2016

May 3, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday April 30, 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) NBA PLAYOFFS…

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