(Updated) MLB opening Day viewership up 21% on ESPN – cable sports net ratings for Monday April 6, 2015

April 7, 2015

OK, in primetime CBS partied like it was 1997, and Major League Baseball’s opening day was a huge hit in several local markets.  But Blue Jays/Yankees and Mets/Washington fared worse with viewers and adults 18-49 than the typical 90-minute trio of Erik Rydholm shows. Update despite the snark above ESPN reports that: ESPN and ESPN2 combined to televise a four-game MLB Opening Day slate on Monday, April 6, which was up…

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Warriors-Clippers, Spurs-Heat, PTI lead cable sports nets for Tuesday March 31, 2015

April 1, 2015

The odd Tuesday of NBA action on TNT led the day with the Golden State Warriors win over the Los Angeles Clippers in the late game (10:47ET start) averaging 1.62 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Earlier, the San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat matchup averaged 1.349 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  917,000 viewers viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49…

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Women’s hoops (Tennessee-Maryland & Dayton-Connecticut), ‘Pardon the Interruption’ lead cable sports nets for Monday March 30, 2015

March 31, 2015

Elite 8 women’s NCAA tournament action on ESPN led the cable sports networks on Monday with the Tennessee vs Maryland game averaging 1.54 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and the Dayton-Connecticut game averaging 1.419 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49. Pardon the Interruption averaged 887,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday March 30, 2015: This is sorted from most-watched…

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PTI, Vanderbilt-Stanford, SportsCenter, Around the Horn lead cable sports nets for Tuesday March 24, 2015

March 25, 2015

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  1.052 million viewers viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. In NIT action on ESPN Vanderbilt vs Stanford averaged 726,000 and Miami vs Richmond averaged 576,000. The Around the Horn that saw Pablo Torre muted into oblivion for his pick of Lafayette over Villanova averaged 692,000. A steep drop for day two of Highly Questionable on ESPN. It was down from Monday’s 577,000 to 370,000…

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‘Pardon the Interruption,’ Women’s hoops, ‘Around the Horn’ lead cable sports nets for Monday March 23, 2015

March 24, 2015

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 1.094 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating to lead the cable sports networks on Monday. Women’s NCAA basketball action on ESPN2 was more watched then men’s NIT action ESPN. The 7pm window (Princeton/Maryland) averaged 772,000 viewers and the 9pm window on ESPN2 averaged 812,000 viewers. The 7p NIT window on ESPN drew 602,000 and the 9p window 651,000. Around the Horn averaged 765,000…

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BYU-Ole Miss, PTI, Hampton-Manhattan lead cable sports nets for Tuesday March 17, 2015

March 18, 2015

Mississippi’s dramatic come from behind victory over BYU in the first NCAA tournament play-in game in Dayton on Turner’s truTV led cable sports programming on Wednesday averaging 1.592 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Viewership was down 4% vs. last year’s ~9p Tuesday play-in game that featured NC State vs Xavier and averaged 1.651 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  974,000 viewers viewers and…

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Cavs-Heat; Lakers-Warriors, PTI, Women’s B-Ball Selection lead cable sports nets for Monday March 16, 2015

March 17, 2015

LeBron was back in Miami and the Miami Heat’s victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on ESPN led all cable sports programming for the day averaging 1.89 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Also on ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors game averaged 1.599 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  976,000  viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The NCAA…

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Notre Dame-Duke, North Carolina-Virginia, Utah-Oregon lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday March 13, 2015

March 16, 2015

Notre Dame’s victory over Duke in the ACC tournament semifinals led all cable sports networks on Friday with 2.617 million viewers and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. North Carolina’s victory over UVA was second with 2.302 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. PBC Boxing’s debut on Spike garnered 869,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating from 9-11:20p. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday March 13, 2015: This…

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