Cubs-Dodgers, Bears-Packers, Miami-Virginia Tech top cable sports TV ratings for Thursday October 20, 2016

October 21, 2016

  Note: the Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers game averaged 14.202 million viewers across CBS and NFL Network. The 3.036 million in the table below is just the NFL Network portion. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday October 20, 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. –…

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Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 5 another ratings record for FS1; nearly doubles Bears game in Chicago

October 21, 2016

Per Sports Business Journal’s Austin Karp, game five of the Chicago Cubs versus Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS drew a 5.3 overnight rating (on average, 5.3% of the homes in the largest 56 markets were tuned-in.) That eclipses the previous record of a 5.0 overnight rating set less than a week ago for game two of the Dodgers-Cubs series. Karp also notes that locally in the Chicago market, the Cubs drew a…

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Cubs-Dodgers, Indians-Blue Jays, Warriors Preseason game top cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday October 19, 2016

October 20, 2016

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday October 19, 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-Dodgers, Indians-Blue Jays, WWE Smackdown top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Tuesday October 18, 2016

October 20, 2016

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I post additional numbers there.  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday October 18, 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 by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note:…

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Dodgers-Cubs Game 3 draws 6.5 million, Indians-Blue Jays Game draws 2.7 million

October 19, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers win over the Chicago Cubs to take a two games to one lead in the NLCS averaged 6.494 million viewers on FS1. That’s FS1’s 2nd-best viewership ever trailing only Sunday’s Game 2 of the series that averaged 7.291 million. Meanwhile the Toronto Blue Jays win over the Cleveland Indians to force a fifth game of the ALCS averaged 2.738 million on TBS (U.S. viewership only, doesn’t…

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Will Bill Simmons’ “Any Given Wednesday” get a second season?

October 19, 2016

The sports media is hyper-interested in Bill Simmons and by extension, his HBO show “Any Given Wednesday.” I’ve ridden that train  by regularly tweeting average viewership for the premiere Wednesday telecasts: Deadpool lead-in fuels Any Given Wednesday to best premiere telecast # since July 6: pic.twitter.com/zhLGc6jZSL — Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) October 6, 2016 How much should be made of those numbers? I don’t know because I don’t have access to…

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Jets-Cardinals, Indians-Blue Jays, WWE RAW top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Monday October 17, 2016

October 18, 2016

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I often tweet numbers there that I don’t post on the web site. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday October 17, 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…

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Dodgers-Cubs, NFL Countdown top cable sports TV ratings for Sunday October 16, 2016

October 18, 2016

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I often tweet numbers there that I don’t post on the web site. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday October 16, 2016: (includes overall cable top-10) 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…

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