Pelicans-Warriors, Bucks-Bulls lead cable sports for Monday April 20, 2015

NBA first-round playoff action on TNT topped the cable sports grid for Monday with the Golden State Warriors win over the New Orleans Pelicans on TNT averaging 4.073 million viewers and a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Chicago Bulls win over the Milwaukee Bucks averaged 3.222 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Pardon the Interruption on ESPN averaged 967,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and the…

April 21, 2015
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PTI, Blackhawks-Predators, NASCAR qualifying lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday April 17, 2015

Ah, Friday when the announcement of Tim Tebow’s return to the NFL was still a few days away. ESPN’s ‘Pardon the Interruption’ topped the cable sports coverage with 774,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Chicago Blackhawks vs the Nashville Predators mustered 652,000 (note: this was just the national coverage, in Chicago and Nashville the game aired exclusively on local regional sports networks) and a 0.3 adults 18-49…

April 20, 2015
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Pardon the Interruption, Yankees-Orioles lead cable sports net ratings for Monday April 13, 2015

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption led the cable sports networks on Monday with an average of 988,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, beating out Monday Night Baseball’s Yankees-Orioles matchup that averaged 899,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday April 13, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if…

April 14, 2015
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Masters, SportsCenter, NASCAR Xfinity Series lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday April 10, 2015

Second-round coverage of The Masters from Augusta National on ESPN topped the cable sports nets Friday averaging 2.952 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. The SportsCenter that followed the golf coverage averaged 1.241 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. NASCAR Xfinity Series racing in Texas averaged 1.172 million viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday April 10, 2015: This is…

April 13, 2015
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(Updated) MLB opening Day viewership up 21% on ESPN – cable sports net ratings for Monday April 6, 2015

April 7, 2015

OK, in primetime CBS partied like it was 1997, and Major League Baseball’s opening day was a huge hit in several local markets.  But Blue Jays/Yankees and Mets/Washington fared worse with viewers and adults 18-49 than the typical 90-minute trio of Erik Rydholm shows. Update despite the snark above ESPN reports that: ESPN and ESPN2 combined to televise a four-game MLB Opening Day slate on Monday, April 6, which was up…

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Thunder-Grizzlies, Trail Blazers-Lakers, Pardon the Interruption lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday April 3, 2015

April 6, 2015

NBA action on ESPN led the cable sports networks on Friday with the Oklahoma City Thunder vs the Memphis Grizzlies averaging 1.377 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and the Portland Trailblazers vs the Los Angeles Lakers averaging 1.342 million and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 889,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. The UniMás broadcast of the Orlando City vs DC United…

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Women’s hoops (Tennessee-Maryland & Dayton-Connecticut), ‘Pardon the Interruption’ lead cable sports nets for Monday March 30, 2015

March 31, 2015

Elite 8 women’s NCAA tournament action on ESPN led the cable sports networks on Monday with the Tennessee vs Maryland game averaging 1.54 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and the Dayton-Connecticut game averaging 1.419 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49. Pardon the Interruption averaged 887,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday March 30, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched…

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Michigan State-Oklahoma, NC State-Louisville, Pardon the Interruption lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday March 27, 2015

March 30, 2015

The night’s late Michigan State vs Oklahoma “Sweet 16” matchup where Michigan State prevailed on Friday led the cable sports landscape with 4.491 million viewers and a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The earlier game where Louisville won out over North Carolina State averaged 4.32 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. On CBS, Gonzaga’s win over UCLA averaged 5.83 million viewers and Duke’s win over Utah averaged 7.59 million….

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