Mailbag: Is the election to blame for all the sports TV ratings declines?

September 30, 2016

  Whether it’s NFL or PTI, ratings are down! On your Twitter replies most of the feedback seems to be “Duh, election!”  What do you think? Ryan Orlando, Fl   I thought I might get to slide on being so wrong about this, but it is probably the most interesting ratings-related question of the times. We’ll have to see if confession does the soul good. Prior to the ratings for the first…

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Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn, SportsCenter top cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday September 28, 2016

September 29, 2016

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday September 28, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. But you can sort it almost any way you want – the time sort doesn’t really work, but everything else does. The search feature is great, too. Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still easier to read/scroll through if…

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Cause for concern: ‘Pardon the Interruption’ 2016 viewership vs 2015

September 29, 2016

  La cheeserie! While the sports media world is more captivated with the battle between Skip Bayless’ old show versus his new show I’m more interested in how ESPN’s flagship sports talk/debate show Pardon the Interruption is doing. It’d be more interesting to me still if PTI was at least holding its ground, but alas, TV is hard. I excluded the days when the day’s first telecast of PTI didn’t air on the same…

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How many more homes is ESPN in than FS1? – October 2016 edition

September 29, 2016

  After across-the-board gains in the September cable coverage estimates due to changes in Nielsen’s methodology, cable TV as a whole resumed its downward trend in the October estimates. Most of the cable sports networks were not spared though FS1 and NBCSN saw small gains month over month. NFL Network saw a 767,000 home increase in the October estimates but I’m not sure why (the increase due to the resolution of…

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WWE Smackdown, Pardon the Interruption top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Tuesday September 27, 2016

September 28, 2016

New table format for today. Sortable and searchable. I really like the way the search feature works. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday September 27, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows) This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. But you can sort it any way you want! The search feature is great, too. Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your…

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Falcons-Saints, WWE RAW top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Monday September 26, 2016

September 27, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday September 26, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. But you can sort it almost any way you want – the time sort doesn’t really work, but everything else does. The search feature is great, too. Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still easier to read/scroll through if you…

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NASCAR Sprint Cup New Hampshire, NFL Countdown, Cards-Cubs top cable sports TV ratings for Sunday September 25, 2016

September 27, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday September 25, 2016: (includes overall cable top-10) This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. But you can sort it almost any way you want – the time sort doesn’t really work, but everything else does. The search feature is great, too. Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. — All…

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LSU-Auburn, Arkansas-Texas A&M, Georgia-Ole Miss top cable sports TV ratings for Saturday September 24, 2016

September 27, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday September 24, 2016: (includes overall cable top-10) This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. But you can sort it almost any way you want – the time sort doesn’t really work, but everything else does. The search feature is great, too. Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. — All…

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