Indians-Cubs Game 5 averages a whopping 23.6 million on Fox; Most-Watched Game 5 Since 1997

October 31, 2016

The Chicago Cubs win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 to stave off elimination averaged 23.6 million viewers on Fox and 24.1 million including Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Go. It was the most-watched game 5 since 1997’s Marlins-Indians drew 24.2 million The game drew a 13.1/21 national household rating/share the best game 5 rating since 2003’s Yankees-Marlins (13.2/21) and was the most-watched baseball telecast since 2011’s Rangers-Cardinals game 7 (25.4 million)….

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Warriors-Pelicans, Cavs-Raptors, SportsCenter top cable sports TV ratings for Friday October 28, 2016

October 31, 2016

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday October 28, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. – All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically…

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Indians-Cubs Game 5 easily tops Eagles-Cowboys ‘Sunday Night Football” in overnight ratings

October 31, 2016

The Chicago Cubs win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 to stave off elimination drew a massive 15.3 overnight rating, easily beating out the the Eagles-Cowboys Sunday Night Football contest which drew an 11.6 overnight rating, The Dallas Cowboys win over the Philadelphia Eagles in overtimes drew an 11.6 overnight rating, down 19 percent versus last year’s Broncos-Packers week 8 game that scored a 14.3 overnight rating.

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Cubs-Indians World Series Game 4 averages 16.7 million viewers (Updated)

October 30, 2016

Update: the game averaged 16.7 million viewers on TV (17 million if you add in Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Go streaming), up 23% versus last year’s game 4 which drew 13.6 million. It was the most-watched Saturday World Series Game since 2004’s Cardinals-Red Sox averaged 23.2 million and the most-watched game 4 since 2009’s Yankees-Phillies which aired on a Sunday and averaged 22.8 million. — The Cleveland Indians 7-2…

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A fun ratings night: World Series Game 5 versus Cowboys-Eagles and “The Walking Dead” (Updated)

October 29, 2016

Update: in overnight ratings the Indians-Cubs World Series Game 5 easily topped the Eagles Cowboys 15.3 vs 11.6.  (Those numbers are not millions of viewers, but the percentage of homes tuned-in in the the biggest 56 markets in the USA.)  While there is no way to precisely project average viewership from the overnight numbers the World Series game should easily draw more than 20 million. The Eagles-Cowboys game will likely see less…

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Indians-Cubs World Series Game 3 Is Most-Watched Game 3 Since 2004

October 29, 2016

The Cleveland Indians 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the 2016 World Series averaged 19.4 million viewers. The game peaked with 24.5 million viewers from 11:30-11:41 PM ET. That’s up 47% versus game 3 of Royals-Mets last year.  Including Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Go the game averaged 19.78 million viewers edging out the 19.77 million combined viewing for game 1….

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Cubs-Indians World Series Game 3 draws best game 3 overnight rating since 2005

October 29, 2016

The Cleveland Indians 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in game 3 of the 2016 World Series to take a 2-1 lead in the series  drew a 12.4 overnight rating (on average 12.4 percent of the TVs in the largest 56 markets were tuned-in) per Fox Sports. The game peaked with a 15.7 overnight rating just past 11:30 after the game’s final out. That’s the best World Series overnight rating for a game…

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Jaguars-Titans, Celtics-Bulls, Va. Tech-Pitt top cable sports TV ratings for Thursday October 27, 2016

October 28, 2016

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday October 27, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. – All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what…

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