Hawks-Cavs NBA Eastern Conference Finals Gm 3 Draws 5.5 overnight rating, up 12% vs 2014

Update: Game 3 averaged 7.8 million viewers and a 4.3 national household rating (all 210 markets) and peaked with 10.5 million viewers and a 6.3 US household rating from 11:15-11:30p.  (via Turner Sports). Game three of the Eastern Conference Finals, an overtime thriller between the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers  drew a 5.5 overnight rating on TNT. That’s  up 12% from the 4.9 rating for last year’s (Heat-Pacers) game 3 that aired…

May 25, 2015
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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…

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Rockets-Warriors Game 2 draws a 5.6 overnight rating

Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and Godlen State Warriors drew a 5.6overnight household rating. That’s up 27% from last year’s Spurs-Thunder game 2 (on TNT) and up 47% since the last time ESPN televised the Western Conference Finals in 2013 (Spurs-Grizzlies where game 2 drew a 3.8 overnight). The game peaked with a 7.2 from 11:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m. ET.  More via ESPN: In…

May 22, 2015
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Cavs-Hawks, Rangers-Lightning lead cable sports nets for Wednesday May 20, 2015

May 21, 2015

Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Atlanta Hawks averaged 6.847 million viewers and a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating to easily lead Wednesday’s cable sports programming. The post-game ‘Inside the NBA’ averaged 2.963 million viewers and the pregame averaged 2.061 million viewers. The New York Rangers overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 3 of NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals on NBCSN averaged 1.65 million viewers…

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NASCAR, HBO Boxing lead cable sports for Saturday May 16, 2015

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup All-Star Race led cable sports on Saturday with an averaged of 3.84 million viewers. The earlier qualifier averaged 1.966 million viewers. HBO’s boxing coverage of the Gennady Golovkin/Willie Monroe Jr. was, as ever, broken up into small chunks by HBO. The most-viewed chunk was from 10:42p-11:02 with an average of 1.338 million viewers. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday May 16, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched to…

May 19, 2015
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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
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Grizzlies-Warriors, Wizards-Hawks, Caps-Rangers lead cable sports nets for Wednesday May 13, 2015

The cable sports landscape was again topped by second-round NBA playoff action on TNT. The Golden State Warriors win over the Memphis Grizzlies averaged 4.73 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Atlanta Hawks win over the Washington Wizards averaged 3.823 million viewers and a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The New York Rangers dramatic overtime game 7 win over the Washington Capitals on NBCSN averaged 2.709 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49…

May 14, 2015
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