Alabama’s dramatic victory over LSU on Saturday night averaged 9.109 million viewers and a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating for CBS. That easily surpassed Ohio St. vs. Michigan State in head-to-head competition. The Big 10 game averaged 6.825M viewers and a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating for ABC.
LeBron and the Cavaliers vs. Nuggets led ESPN to the top of cable sports on Friday. With numerous networks and telecasts I’m playing around with the sort format. This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched by Network. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday November 7, 2014:
via ESPN: College Football: Auburn at Alabama “Iron Bowl” Highlights ESPN’s Remaining SEC Schedule
Note: in preliminary non-Timezone adjusted Nielsen Fast Nationals, Alabama/LSU averaged 8.4 million viewers. But the meat of the game — the fourth quarter and overtime — went well past primetime. While the metered market numbers below are timezone adjusted, it appears they too are only for the 8-11p portion of the game (translation: final numbers likely much, much better). CBS press notes:
No surprise, week 10 NFL action featuring the “Battle of Ohio” led all cable sports viewing for Thursday night. Program Net Episode Start Time End Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NFLN 2014 WK 10 – CLE VS. CIN 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 8,312 2.9 TNF SUSTAINER NFLN TNF SUSTAINER 11:30 PM 11:43 PM 5,468 2.1 TNF PRE-KICK NFLN TNF PRE-KICK 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 3,851 1.3…