Cavs-Heat Viewership up 19% vs. last year (Updated)

Lebron returned to Miami on Christmas and the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Miami Heat posted a 5.5 overnight household rating on ABC, up 12% from 2013.  The earlier Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs delivered a 4.0 rating, up 8% from the comparable game last year.   In total the ABC double-header scored a 4.8 overnight rating. The Washington Wizards vs. the New York Knicks on ESPN averaged a…

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Navy/San Diego State, Marshall/Northern Illinois lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday December 23, 2014

Navy’s 17-16 win over San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl on ESPN led all cable sports viewership on Tuesday averaging 2.464 million viewers. Marshall vs. Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl was second with 2.248 million viewers. Stanford vs. Texas college hoops on ESPN2 averaged 453,000 viewers. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday December 23, 2014: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool…

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Broncos/Bengals, Monday Night Countdown, BYU/Memphis lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday December 22, 2014

The Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals ‘Monday Night Football’ matchup led the world of cable sports (as well as all of cable and broadcast network television) averaging 16.03 million viewers, up almost 5 million viewers from last week’s awful Saints vs. Bears contest. The SportsCenter that followed the game was second with 4.04 million viewers and ‘Monday Night Countdown’ pregame action was third averaging 2.36 million. The afternoon Miami Bowl featuring BYU & Memphis…

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ESPN’s Monday Night Football: Cable’s Most-Watched Series for Ninth Straight Year

For the ninth straight year, ESPN’s Monday Night Football ranks as the most-watched series on cable television – averaging 9,636,000 households and drawing seven of cable’s 10 biggest household audiences for the calendar year. ESPN’s 17 Monday Night Football telecasts in 2014 averaged an 8.3 US household rating (and 13,349,000 viewers, P2+) according to Nielsen. via ESPN press release: ESPN’s Monday Night Football: Cable’s Most-Watched Series for Ninth Straight Year Seven of Cable’s 10…

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NFL Countdown, SportCenter, Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC Premier League Lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday December 21, 2014

Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN led the cable sports networks on Sunday with 1.83 million viewers and a few SportsCenter telecasts that averaged under a million viewers.  NBCSN again showed some relative strength with Sunday Premiere league action with the 11am ET Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC match averaging 827,000 viewers. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday December 21, 2014: Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000) NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN…

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ESPN leads cable sports networks for week ending December 21, 2014

ESPN, of course, once again led the cable sports networks in total viewers and adults 18-49 both in primetime and for the whole day. Primetime rankings for the week ending December 21 Net Viewers (000) Viewers 18-49 (000) ESPN  2,656  1,171 NFLN  1,390  589 ESP2  445  171 FS1  290  150 NBCS  190  72 ESNU  135  40 NBAT  93  35 ENN  90  50 GOLF  72  23 MLBN  50  14 FS2  22  14…

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Eagles/Redskins, Chargers/49ers lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday December 20, 2014

The Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Washington Redskins easily led the sports cable channels on Saturday with 7.18 million viewers. Note: the later Chargers/49ers game was also telecast on CBS, the Eagles/Redskins game was exclusive to NFL Network. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday December 20 2014: Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000) THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN Sat 04:31P-07:36P 7176 NFLN SAT NT KICK-OFF1 NFLN Sat 07:40P-07:57P 5504 NFLN SAT NT KICK-OFF2…

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