Cavs-Hawks, Rangers-Lightning lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday May 22, 2015

Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks on TNT led all cable sports on Friday with 5.935 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning on NBCSN averaged 1.536 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 956,000 viewers and…

May 26, 2015

Hawks-Cavs NBA Eastern Conference Finals Gm 3 Draws 5.5 overnight rating, up 12% vs 2014

Update: Game 3 averaged 7.8 million viewers and a 4.3 national household rating (all 210 markets) and peaked with 10.5 million viewers and a 6.3 US household rating from 11:15-11:30p.  (via Turner Sports). Game three of the Eastern Conference Finals, an overtime thriller between the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers  drew a 5.5 overnight rating on TNT. That’s  up 12% from the 4.9 rating for last year’s (Heat-Pacers) game 3 that aired…

May 25, 2015

Cavs-Hawks game viewership down 21% from last year to 5.9 million viewers (Updated)

Update: per Turner Sports the game averaged 5.9 million viewers. That’s down 21% from last year’s Game 2 which averaged 7.5 million viewers when it aired on ESPN (on a Tuesday). The game peaked with 7.2 million viewers between 10:30-10:45p ET. TNT notes that through games viewership is up 6% vs its live coverage last year (when it had the Thunder-Spurs Western Conference Finals) Original post: Game 2 of the…

May 23, 2015

Cavs-Hawks, Rangers-Lightning lead cable sports nets for Wednesday May 20, 2015

May 21, 2015

Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Atlanta Hawks averaged 6.847 million viewers and a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating to easily lead Wednesday’s cable sports programming. The post-game ‘Inside the NBA’ averaged 2.963 million viewers and the pregame averaged 2.061 million viewers. The New York Rangers overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 3 of NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals on NBCSN averaged 1.65 million viewers…