Rockets-Lakers, Thunder-76ers, America-Guadalajara top cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday October 26, 2016

October 27, 2016

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday October 26, 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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Cubs-Indians Game 2 averages 17.4 million viewers, up 27 percent versus 2015 Mets-Royals (Updated)

October 27, 2016

Update: including Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Go the game averaged 17.8 million viewers. The Chicago Cubs win over the Cleveland Indians in game 2 of the 2016 World Series averaged 17.395 million viewers, up 27 percent versus 2015’s game 2 (Mets-Royals, 13.7 million) and was the most-watched game 2 since 2009 (Yankees-Phillies, 18.9 million.) While some folks will hail the above comparison as evidence that the earlier start time…

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Cubs-Indians World Series Game 2 draws best game 2 overnight rating since 2009

October 27, 2016

The Cleveland Indians loss to the Chicago Cubs in game 2 of the 2016 World Series scored an 11.3 overnight rating (on average 11.3 percent of the TVs in the largest 56 markets were tuned-in) . That’s the best World Series second game number since 2009 when the Phillies versus Yankees drew a 13.6 overnight rating. Per Fox sports the overnight rating was up 22% from the 9.3 for game 2 of  last…

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ESPN easily bests the competition (and all of cable in advertiser-friendly demos) in FY2016

ESPN & ESPN2 topped the other nationally measured cable sports network competition for its fiscal year ending September 30.   In primetime, ESPN trailed only Fox News in viewership and led all cable networks in the ad-friendly adults under age 50 and age 55: In September, aside from NFL Network and ESPN Networks, ESPN’s average viewership via its digital streaming channels was greater than all other cable sports networks TV…

October 26, 2016
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Spurs-Warriors, Knicks-Cavs, WWE Smackdown top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Tuesday October 25, 2016

October 26, 2016

Sorry for the delay in posting these. No 18-49 numbers but viewership at least. Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I post additional numbers there.  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday October 25, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows plus the most-watched ‘Gunsmoke’ 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…

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Cubs-Indians Game 1 averages 19.4 million viewers, up 30% versus 2015 Mets-Royals

October 26, 2016

The Cleveland Indians win over the Chicago Cubs in game 1 of the 2016 World series averaged 19.368 million viewers. That’s up 30 percent vs game 1 of the Mets-Royals World Series in 2015 that averaged 14.9 million viewers.  The game fell just shy of the 19.5 million for game 1 of the Yankees-Phillies series in 2009. Game by game viewership averages going back to 1996 can be found here. You should…

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World Series TV Viewership 1996-2015

October 26, 2016

The World Series is under way and the smart money was on the Cubs-Indians matchup having no shot at topping the numbers for the Red Sox World Series run in 2004. Yankees-Phillies in 2009 is a more reasonable hope for the executives at Fox Sports but Cubs-Indians will probably have to go 7 games to have any hope of topping it. Viewership in millions (if you’re on a mobile phone, tilt to…

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Cubs-Indians World Series Game 1 draws best game 1 overnight rating since 2009

October 26, 2016

The Cleveland Indians win over the Chicago Cubs in game 1 of the 2016 drew a 12.6 overnight rating (on average 12.6 percent of the TVs in the largest 56 markets were tuned-in) per Sports Business Journal’s Austin Karp. That’s the best World Series first game number since 2009 when the Phillies versus Yankees drew a 13.8 overnight rating. Per Karp the game was up 20% from last year’s 10.5 overnight…

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