Virginia-Vanderbilt College World Series, Sportscenter, PTI lead cable sports nets for Wednesday June 24, 2015

June 25, 2015

Virginia beat Vanderbilt 4-2 to win the deciding third game of the series and its first-ever College World Series Championship and the game averaged 1.665 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating on ESPN to lead cable sports programming for the day. The SportsCenter that aired after the game averaged 823,000 viewers. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 713,000viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Around the Horn averaged 461,000 viewers…

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PTI, Florida-Miami CWS, Costa Rica-Brazil Women’s World Cup lead cable sports nets for Wednesday June 17, 2015

June 18, 2015

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 985,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and led cable sports programming viewership for the day. The Florida-Miami College World Series game averaged 836,000 viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating. Around the Horn averaged 641,000 viewers and Highly Questionable averaged 438,000. In FIFA Women’s World Cup action on Fox Sports 1, the Costa Rica-Brazil match averaged 696,000 viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating….

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Series-clinching game 6 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals averages 23.25 million viewers

June 17, 2015

Update: the game averaged 23.25 million viewers, a 13.4/24 national household rating/share and an 8.9/29 adults 18-49 rating share. The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to close out the 2015 NBA Finals in six games and win their first title since 1975. The final game drew a 15.9 overnight rating, the highest-rated game 6 ever on ABC, and up 8% from the most-recent game 6 (2013’s Heat-Spurs). The…

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(Updated) Game 5 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals scores a 14.2 overnight rating, highest of the series

June 15, 2015

Update: game 5 averaged 20,511,000 viewers with a peak audience of 24,840,000 viewers from 10:30-11p and through 5 games the series is averaging 19.215 million surpassing the Lakers-Celtics series in 2010 to become the most-watched NBA Finals since they moved to ABC in 2003. Original post: Game 5 of the NBA Finals where the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 3-2 lead in the series averaged a 14.2 overnight…

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Prediction: NBA Finals will be the most-watched since Jordan’s last Finals in 1998

June 12, 2015

We’re sure that this year’s Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals won’t beat the average of the 1998 Utah Jazz-Chicago Bulls finals. That series, Michael Jordan’s last in the NBA Finals, averaged 29 million viewers.  But will at beat everything since then? We think so. The only series standing in its way is 2001’s Lakers-76ers series that averaged 18.996 million viewers on NBC. By winning Thursday’s game, Golden State deadlocked the…

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Game 4 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals earns a 13.9 overnight rating

June 12, 2015

Update: the game averaged 19.84 million viewers. The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers handily in game 4 of the NBA finals to even the series at two games apiece and the game drew a 13.9 overnight rating in the 56 biggest Nielsen markets.  That’s the highest overnight for the series so far. That’s up from the  13.7 for Tuesday’s game 3 and also up versus the 12.9 overnight for…

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Lightning-Blackhawks, PTI, USA-Germany lead cable sports nets for Wednesday June 10, 2015

June 11, 2015

The Chicago Blackhawk’s win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to even their Stanley Cup Final series at two games apiece topped all cable sports programming (and all of cable for that matter) for the day with an average of 3.914 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating on NBCSN. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 948,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. The USA-Germany international friendly averaged 668,000 viewers…

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Game 3 of Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals posts huge 13.7 overnight rating

June 10, 2015

Update: the game averaged 18.733 million viewers, up 29% from last year’s Spurs-Heat game 3. The 11.1 household rating was up 26% versus last year’s game 3. The game peaked with 23.527 million viewers from 11:30-11:45p ET. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals and people are still digging this series. The game averaged a pretty huge 13.7 overnight rating….

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