WWE Smackdown, U.S. Open Tennis, Hard Knocks top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Tuesday August 30, 2016

August 31, 2016

Per requests, in addition to including the most-watched Gunsmoke on TV Land, I’m testing out including the ten most-watched programs on cable for the day (which will sometimes include sports or sports-ish programming.) Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday August 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…

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WWE RAW tops cable sports-ish TV ratings for Monday August 29, 2016

August 30, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday August 29, 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 Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) WWE…

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Michigan, Royals-Red Sox top cable sports TV ratings for Sunday August 28, 2016

August 30, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday August 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 Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) NASCAR SPRINT…

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Chiefs-Bears, Packers-49ers (encore) preseason top cable sports TV ratings for Saturday August 27, 2016

August 30, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday August 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 Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) NFL PRESEASON…

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How much more does ESPN make in affiliate revenue than the other sports networks?

August 30, 2016

In the middle of 2011, ESPN was in over 100 million homes according to Nielsen estimates. In those same Nielsen estimates for September 2016, ESPN is in just under 89 million homes. Down 11 million homes in a little over five years! It sounds awful. There’s another frame of reference though, courtesy of SNL Kagan which for years has produced estimates for “affiliate revenue per subscriber/month.” That is, estimates for how much on…

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Packers-49ers, Hawaii-California, Bellator MMA top cable sports TV ratings for Friday August 26, 2016

August 29, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday August 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 will be much easier to read if you tilt the phone to landscape mode. Program Net Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) NFL…

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ESPN up but rebels close in on the Death Star: How many more homes is ESPN in than FS1? – September 2016 edition

August 26, 2016

If you want to skip the jibber jabber you can just scroll down to the tables. If you’re on a mobile phone, please tilt it sideways so you can  read the tables. Highlights: After many, many months of declines, ESPN and everybody else was up in Nielsen’s September cable coverage estimates. But despite the up month for ESPN, FS1 made up considerable ground. In the August estimates FS1 trailed ESPN by 6.1…

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Goodlettsville, TN-Bowling Green, KY Little League World Series, Cowyboys-Seahwaks top cable sports TV ratings for Thursday August 25, 2016

August 26, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday August 25, 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 will be much easier to read if you tilt the phone to landscape mode. Program Net Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) LITTLE…

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