Iowa State-Purdue, Xavier-Florida State, Virginia-Florida top cable sports TV ratings for Saturday March 18, 2017

March 21, 2017

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday March 18, 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) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch” i.e., not…

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Duke-Wisconsin averages 28.3 million viewers; highest viewership since 1997

April 7, 2015

The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV is the most-watched NCAA tournament in 22 years, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. The 2015 NCAA tournament averaged 11.3 million total viewers, up 8 percent from last year (10.5 million viewers), and is the highest average viewership for the NCAA tournament in 22 years (12.7 million; 1993). The National Championship game, which saw Duke defeat…

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Heat-Cavs, Suns-Warriors, NIT Championship lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 2, 2015

April 3, 2015

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers easily breezed past LeBron’s former team, the Miami Heat, and the game on TNT easily led the sports cable TV landscape on Thursday averaging 1.994 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. The late (10:49p ET start) Suns-Warriors matchup on TNT averaged 1.272 million and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The NIT Championship, Bobby Knight’s last game as a commentator on ESPN, was a…

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Gonzaga-Duke ties best game window overnight rating in 10 years

Sunday’s Elite Eight doubleheader on CBS averaged an 8.6/18 overnight rating/share, a 10% increase over last year. The Louisville vs. Michigan State broadcast averaged a 7.6/17 to deliver the highest rating in the game window in 22 years (8.1/21 in 1993) and up 17% from last year. In the second game, Duke vs. Gonzaga averaged a 9.9/20 to tie 2010 as the highest rating in the game window in 10…

March 30, 2015
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(Updated) Notre Dame-Kentucky draws highest-ever cable overnight rating for college basketball

March 29, 2015

Update: Notre Dame-Kentucky averaged an 8.4 household rating and 14.7 million viewers according to Nielsen fast national data. The game peaked with 19.7 million viewers between 10:45-11p. The  NCAA Tournament is averaging 9.9 million total viewers on CBS and Turner networks up 2% through the same period last year, based on Nielsen Fast National audience data and the highest average viewership since 1993. More via NCAA.com NCAA Tournament Elite Eight…

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North Carolina-Wisconsin, Xavier-Arizona lead cable sports nets for Thursday March 26, 2015

March 27, 2015

NCAA action on TBS of course topped the cable sports landscape on Wednesday with Wisconsin’s victory over North Carolina averaging 6.885 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating and Arizona’s win over Xavier drawing 4.571 million viewers and a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. On CBS the early Wichita St-Notre Dame game averaged 6.96 million viewers & the late West Virginia vs Kentucky Game averaged 8.04 million viewers. Here are last year’s (2014’s)…

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Record-setting Thursday for NCAA games

Thursday’s games averaged a 9.1/16 overnight rating/share, up 30% compared to a 7.0/13 in 2014, based on Nielsen metered market ratings. […] The NCAA Tournament to date across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV is averaging a 7.0/15 overnight rating/share, the highest–ever rating for the event through Thursday’s Regional Semifinals (in the current TV format), up 9% over 2014. More via NCAA.com We’ll post viewership numbers for last night’s game sometime…

March 27, 2015
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