NASCAR Pocono down but leads cable sports for Sunday June 7, 2015

June 9, 2015

The 3.614 million viewers for NASCAR Pocono coverage on Fox Sports 1 averaged was down versus last year’s 4.482 million on TNT, but was still enough to easily lead the cable sports world on Sunday (and on the cable side, trailing only, though by a wide margin, the 7.136 million viewer average for Game of Thrones. The St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN averaged 1.413 million…

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Pardon the Interruption, PGA Memorial, USA-Netherlands lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday June 5, 2015

June 8, 2015

Even with a day off for Tony Kornheiser, ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  998,000 viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating to lead the cable sports landscape for Friday. Coverage of PGA’s Memorial Tournament on the Golf channel averaged 740,000 viewers for 4+ hours of coverage.   The USA Men’s National Soccer Team’s dramatic comeback versus the Netherlands to win 4-3 averaged 680,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating…

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Lightning-Rangers, College Softball, PBC Boxing lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday May 29, 2015

June 1, 2015

Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals where the Tampa Bay Lightning won out over the New York Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals averaged 3.287 million viewers and a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating on NBCSN to top Friday’s cable sports landscape. In the College Softball World Series on ESPN, Michigan vs UCLA averaged 989,000 viewers with a 9:39p start and Florida vs LSU averaged 807,000 with a…

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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
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Warriors-Grizzlies, Hawks-Wizards lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday May 15, 2015

Two game 6s in second-round NBA playoff action on ESPN led Friday cable sports. The Golden State Warriors finished off the Memphis Grizzlies and the game averaged 4.901 million viewers and a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Paul Pierce’s buzzer-beater that would’ve forced overtime…didn’t actually beat the buzzer and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The game averaged 3.054 million viewers and a 1.2 adults…

May 18, 2015
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Cavs-Bulls, Rockets-Clippers lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday May 8, 2015

May 11, 2015

Friday night second-round NBA playoff coverage on ESPN ruled cable sports on Friday. The Chicago Bulls last-second win over the Cleveland Cavaliers averaged 5.614 million viewers and a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Los Angeles Clippers blowout of the Houston Rockets averaged 4.989 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.  In NHL second-round action on NBCSN the New York Rangers win over the Washington Capitals averaged 1.365 million viewers and a…

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NFL Draft, Hawks-Nets, Wild-Blackhawks lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday May 1, 2015

About an hour of second and third-round of NFL Draft coverage on ESPN Friday led cable sports with 2.342 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Another 3+ hours of coverage on ESPN2 grabbed 2 million viewers. 4+ hours of coverage on NFL Network averaged 1.11 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The only NBA game on Friday was the Atlanta Hawks finishing off the Brooklyn Nets in the…

May 4, 2015
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Clippers-Spurs, Rockets-Mavs, NASCAR Xfinity Series lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday April 24, 2015

NBA first-round playoff action again (though this time on ESPN) led the cable sports landscape on Friday with the Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs game averaging 3.411 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier the Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks averaged 2.465 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. NASCAR Xfinity Series racing’s ToyotaCare 250 from Richmond on FS1 averaged 1.068 million viewers and a 0.2…

April 27, 2015
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