Warriors-Rockets lead cable sports for Saturday May 23, 2015

Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets on ESPN topped all cable sports (and all of the rest of cable TV) for Saturday with 5.676 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday May 23, 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…

May 27, 2015
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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-Rockets game 4 nets a 6.0 overnight rating, up 22% from 2014 (Updated)

May 26, 2015

Update: the game averaged 8.28 million viewers, up 29% from last year’s number on TNT (Spurs-Thunder) and up 59% from 2013 when ESPN last had the Western Conference finals. The game drew a 5.0 national household rating (all 210 markets)  up 19% from the comparable game last year on TNT. The Houston Rockets staved off elimination versus the Golden State Warriors in game 4 to force a game 5 of…

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Rockets-Warriors, NBA Draft Lottery, Blackhawks-Ducks lead cable sports for Tuesday May 19, 2015

Game one of NBA’s Western Conference Finals with the Golden State Warriors erasing a first half deficit and then holding on to win over the Houston Rockets topped all cable sports programming for the day with 6.848 million viewers and a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. The NBA Draft Lottery that aired prior to the game averaged a record 3.55 million viewers and a  1.5 adults 18-49 rating. That’s up vs….

May 20, 2015
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NBA Western Conference Finals Game 1 Overnight Rating Up 8%

Game 1 of the Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Western Conference Finals scored a 5.4 overnight household rating on ESPN. That’s up 8% vs. last year’s game 1 when the Western Conference Finals were on TNT and up 38% from 2013 (Spurs-Grizzlies) on ESPN. The game peaked with a 6.5 rating between 11:30-11:45p. In the team’s local markets: Houston: 16.6 San Francisco: 15.6 Viewership numbers should be available around…

May 20, 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, Clippers-Rockets lead cable sports nets for Tuesday May 12, 2015

Second-round NBA playoff games on TNT once again led  cable sports  on Tuesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Chicago Bulls averaged 5.921 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Houston Rockets win over the Los Angeles Clippers averaged 5.457 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. On NBCSN the Tampa Bay Lightning’s win over the Montreal Canadiens to win their second-round series 4-2 averaged 932,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults…

May 13, 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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