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…


NFL Draft, Hawks-Nets, Wild-Blackhawks lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday May 1, 2015

About an hour of second and third-round of NFL Draft coverage on ESPN Friday led cable sports with 2.342 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Another 3+ hours of coverage on ESPN2 grabbed 2 million viewers. 4+ hours of coverage on NFL Network averaged 1.11 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The only NBA game on Friday was the Atlanta Hawks finishing off the Brooklyn Nets in the…

May 4, 2015

Clippers-Spurs, Rockets-Mavs, NASCAR Xfinity Series lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday April 24, 2015

NBA first-round playoff action again (though this time on ESPN) led the cable sports landscape on Friday with the Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs game averaging 3.411 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier the Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks averaged 2.465 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. NASCAR Xfinity Series racing’s ToyotaCare 250 from Richmond on FS1 averaged 1.068 million viewers and a 0.2…

April 27, 2015

PBC Boxing primetime NBC overnight down 23% from March 7 debut

Update: Per NBC Sports Saturday’s PBC primetime telecast on NBC averaged 2.9 million viewers and peaked with 3.4 million viewers. The 2.9 million was down 15% from the first primetime telecast on March 7 that averaged 3.4 million and peaked with 4.2 million viewers. PBC Boxing’s second outing in primetime on NBC scored a 1.94 overnight household rating according to NBC and peaked from 10:30-11p wit a 2.38 rating.  That’s down…

April 12, 2015

Coastal Carolina-Wisconsin, Valpo-Maryland, Davidson-Iowa lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday March 20, 2015

March 23, 2015

No surprise, but NCAA Tournament action led the Friday cable sports landscape. The Coastal Carolina vs Wisconsin game  on TBS led the pack with an averaged of 2.677 million viewers and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Valparaiso vs Maryland game on TNT averaged 2.585 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Davidson vs Iowa on TNT averaged 2.26 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and  Oregon vs…


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…


Over/under 1.4 million viewers for primetime boxing on NBC?

March 7, 2015

Update 2: in the final numbers the event averaged 3.4 million viewers on NBC and peaked with 4.2 million viewers between 10:30p-11p. Update: hard to project viewership from the overnight household ratings, but we’d guess in the 3.5 million to 4.5 million range, and even if that’s optimistic it’s going to be higher than 1.4 million viewers regardless. Tonight at 8:30p on NBC the network will air professional boxing in primetime …