Alabama-Michigan Softball, Scripps National Spelling Bee lead cable sports nets for Thursday May 28, 2015

With a day off for both the NBA and NHL playoffs the College Softball World Series game between Alabama and Michigan led Thursday cable sports with 1.006 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating Maybe some of you will protest that the Scripps National Spelling Bee isn’t a sport, but it was on ESPN and averaged 954,000, down versus the 1.096 million it averaged last year. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption…

May 29, 2015

Rockets-Warriors; Ducks-Blackhawks lead cable sports nets for Thursday May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015

Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals one ESPN with the Golden State Warriors holding off the Houston Rockets to take a 2-0 series lead easily topped all cable sports programming (and all cable TV programming) for Thursday. The game averaged 6.866 million viewers and a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. The SportsCenter after the game averaged 3.071 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Game 3 of the NHL’s Western Conference…


Cavs-Bulls, Rockets-Clippers lead cable sports nets for Thursday May 14, 2015

Second-round NBA playoffs on ESPN ruled cable sports on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Chicago Bulls to win their series 4-2 averaged million 6.592 viewers and a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Houston Rockets win over the Los Angeles Clippers to force a game 7 averaged 5.497 million viewers and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The SportsCenter after the games averaged 2.293 million viewers. On Univision Deportes the Guadalajara/Atlas LigaMX match…

May 15, 2015

Blackhawks-Wild, PTI, PGA: The Players lead cable sports nets for Thursday May 7, 2015

With an off night for the NBA Playoffs the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBCSN ruled the cable roost in terms of viewership. The Chicago Blackhawks win over the Minnesota Wild to sweep the series four games to none averaged 1.663 million viewers and a 0.7 adults  18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 938,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Six+ hours of 2015 Players PGA Tour coverage…

May 8, 2015

NFL Draft, Clippers-Spurs lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 30, 2015

May 1, 2015

With no Johnny Manziel-esque drama looming it seemed a given that this year’s coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft would be down from last year’s record-setting viewership and that was indeed the case. ESPN’s coverage averaged 7.026 million viewers with a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, down from last year’s 9.943 million viewers and a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. NFL Network’s coverage averaged 1.816 million viewers with a 0.9 adults 18-49…


Pelicans-Warriors, Cavs-Celtics lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 23, 2015

NBA first-round playoff action on TNT again ruled the cable sports landscape with The Golden State Warriors dramatic come-from-behind overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans averaging 3.987 million viewers and a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier the Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the Boston Celtics averaged 3.243 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Pardon the Interruption averaged  858,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. On NBA TV…

April 24, 2015

30 for 30: ‘Sole Man’, ‘Billion Dollar Game,’ PTI, ‘SEC Storied: Shaq & Dale’ lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 16, 2015

April 17, 2015

Fueled by documentaries, ESPN let in total viewership on Thursday night with the  the 30 for 30 ‘Sole Man’ averaging 954,000 viewers and a 0.5 rating. The 14 minute 30 for 30 short ‘Billion Dollar Game’ averaged 914,000 and ‘SEC Storied: Shaq & Dale’ averaged 684,000. Pardon the Interruption averaged 851,000 viewers. The top NHL playoff was Penguins-Rangers which averaged 597,000 and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating. Reminder, the NBCSN &…


The Masters, Blazers-Warriors, Bulls-Heat lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 9, 2015

April 10, 2015

ESPN’s afternoon coverage of The Masters at Augusta National led the cable sports networks for the day with 3.218 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. That’s up from last year when Tiger Woods didn’t play in the tournament and ESPN averaged 2.01 million viewers for its Thursday coverage and also up vs the 2.85 million viewers ESPN averaged in 2013 when Tiger did play. Per ESPN, it was the most-watched Thursday round since…