Dolphins-Bengals, UConn-Houston, top cable sports TV ratings for Thursday September 29, 2016

October 3, 2016

  Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday September 29, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) – All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what…

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Texans-Patriots, Clemson-Georgia Tech, SportsCenter top cable sports TV ratings for Thursday September 22, 2016

September 23, 2016

The New England Patriots beatdown of the Houston Texans averaged 17.55 million across CBS and NFL Network (does not include Twitter.) The 3.41 million in the table below is just the cable television portion on NFL Network. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday September 22, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. But you can sort it almost…

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Packers-Vikings ‘Sunday Night Football’ viewership down 14% from last year’s week 2 game (Updated)

September 19, 2016

Update: The game averaged 22.8 million viewers on NBC, down 14% from the 26.4 million for last year’s week 2 game (Packers-Seahawks) but up 2% from 2014’s week 2 game (Bears-49ers.) Original post: The Minnesota Vikings “Sunday Night Football” win over the Green Bay Packers averaged a 13.7 overnight rating, down 16% from last year’s Seahawks-Packers week two contest that averaged a 16.3 overnight rating (which was the 2nd-best week…

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Panthers-Broncos NFL Kickoff overnight rating down 7% from last year’s high

September 9, 2016

The Denver Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL Kickoff game averaged a 16.5/29 overnight household rating/share, down 6.7 percent from the 17.7 overnight for Steelers-Patriots last year that tied a high and the lowest since 2013. Top local markets: Denver 46.9/74 Charlotte 33.2/52 Greensboro 27.1/42 New Orleans 24.1/35 Raleigh 22.7/37 Albuquerque 21.5/36 Greenville 21.2/34 Indy 21.0/36 Norfolk 20.7/34 Richmond 20.3/33 Kickoff game overnight ratings 2002-2016: Year Net…

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Eagles-Steelers, Vikings-Seahawks NFL Preseason top cable sports TV ratings for Thursday August 18, 2016

August 19, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday August 18, 2016: 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 you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) NFL PRESEASON…

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Olympics, Saints-Patriots, NFL Total Access, Broncos-Bears top cable sports TV ratings for Thursday August 11, 2016

August 12, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday August 11, 2016: 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 you’re looking for something specific. Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Program Net Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) S OLY…

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Packers-Redskins averages 38.8 million viewers; Seahawks-Vikings 35.5 million

January 11, 2016

Per the NFL’s Brian McCarthy, Sunday’s late afternoon Green Bay Packers vs Washington Redskins game on Fox averaged 38.8 million viewers. The earlier Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings game on NBC averaged 35.5 million viewers. The Redskins game was down 8 percent from last year’s equivalent game (Lions-Cowboys) that averaged 42.3 million viewers, but great numbers for both as Wild Card games go.

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Chiefs-Texans, Steelers-Bengals Wild Card Saturday ratings up versus last year

January 10, 2016

ESPN/ABC report that the early Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans  game drew a 16.2 overnight rating across ESPN and ABC, up 23% versus last year’s Cardinals-Panthers game (which aired on ESPN but was not simulcast nationally on ABC).  The game tied as the fourth highest-rated Saturday afternoon Wild Card game since 2007. The game delivered a 52.1 local market rating in Kansas City and a 32.6 rating in the…

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