WWE RAW, NC State-Duke, Knicks-Pacers top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Monday January 23, 2017

January 24, 2017

  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 January 23, 2017: (includes top-10 for all cable shows) 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)…

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NFL Countdown, NFL Insiders, SportsCenter top cable sports TV ratings for Sunday January 22, 2017

January 24, 2017

  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 January 22, 2017: (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)…

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South Carolina-Kentucky, Miami-Duke, Bellator MMA 170 top cable sports TV ratings for Saturday January 21, 2017

January 24, 2017

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I tweet some numbers there that I don’t post on the web site. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday January 21, 2017: (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)…

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The Empire Strikes Back: ESPN responds to rebel FS1

January 24, 2017

Mike Soltys, vice president in ESPN’s PR corporate communications has an amusing rebuttal to some of the ratings jabs thrown by FS1 titled: Fox v. ESPN: Anatomy of a moving target. Mike writes a lot better than I do so I’m not going to summarize his bullet points. He makes the compelling and accurate smackdown-ish case that ESPN’s ratings are in much better shape than FS1’s. That’s undeniable and makes for…

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NFL Conference Championships TV Viewership 2006-2017

January 24, 2017

The most-watched of all time? Two words: “The Catch.” You have to go all the way back to 1982’s Cowboys-49ers NFC Championship that averaged 68.7 million viewers — nearly an 11 million viewer advantage over the Saints-Vikings game.  Even with great games and lots of snow on the ground back east, it’s hard to imagine either of today’s game’s topping the 1982 classic. NFL Conference Championships TV Viewership 2006-2017:   Year Early…

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First Take vs Undisputed/First Take move to ESPN Ratings Update

January 24, 2017

I wrote about First Take’s move to ESPN earlier this month after a few days of data were in and gave the move a C- grade. 10+ days of additional data haven’t change the landscape.  Through Friday January 20: First Take on ESPN is up 18% versus the same period last year when it was on ESPN2 First Take has improved its margin of victory relative to ESPN The 10-Noon SportsCenters…

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Warriors-Rockets, Pacers-Lakers, SportsCenter top cable sports TV ratings for Friday January 20, 2017

January 23, 2017

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I tweet stuff there that I don’t post on the web site. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday January 20, 2017: (includes top-10 for all cable shows) 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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NFL Conference Championships Overnight TV Ratings 2006-2016

January 23, 2017

Update 1: Per Fox Sports the Atlanta Falcons win over the Green Bay Packers drew a 27.4 overnight rating. While higher than last year’s NFC  Championship (Panthers blowout of the Cardinals in the late game) it was lower than the 31.8 for last year’s early game (Pats-Broncos). Update 2: Per Nielsen, the New England Patriots win over the Pittsburgh Steelers averaged a 27.6 overnight rating from 6:45-9:45P ET. Overnight ratings…

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