Pro Bowl easily tops cable TV ratings for Sunday January 29, 2017

January 31, 2017

The Pro Bowl was easily the most-watched program on cable TV (not just cable sports) on Sunday. Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I often tweet numbers there that I don’t post on the web site. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday January 29, 2017: (includes overall cable top-10) Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are  easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. — All…

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NFL Pro Bowl leads cable sports TV ratings (by miles) for Sunday January 31, 2016

February 2, 2016

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday January 31, 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 Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg AFC/NFC PRO BOWL        L ESPN…

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Pro Bowl overnight ratings down 11% from 2015 and down 25% from 2014

February 1, 2016

Per Sports Business Journal’s Austin Karp, the Pro Bowl  earned a 5.0 overnight household rating on ESPN. That’s down 11% from last year’s 5.6 overnight rating and down 25% from 2014 when the game aired on NBC. As Mr. Karp notes, in 2014 the game on NBC aired head-to-head versus the Grammy Awards. While “Grease Live” on Fox didn’t rate as well as the 2014 Grammy Awards it earned a…

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Pro Bowl averages 8.8 million viewers, down ~25% from 2014 and lowest since 2007

January 27, 2015

Sunday’s Pro Bowl on ESPN drew 8.77 million viewers and a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. The game was down 25% from last year’s contest which was on NBC (whereit went up against the Grammy Awards last year) and averaged 11.7 million viewers. The 8.77 million viewers represents the lowest viewership since 2007 when the game aired on CBS on the Saturday after the Super Bowl and drew 6.98 million. The last…

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Pro Bowl overnight ratings down 16% in move to ESPN

January 26, 2015

Looks like not facing the Grammys was not enough to offset the Pro Bowl’s move to ESPN. The Pro Bowl earned a 5.6 overnight rating last night vs last year’s 6.7 overnight household rating. Last year the Pro Bowl went head-to-head with the Grammy Awards but the game aired on NBC. @AustinKarp of SBJ reports this is way below the 7.9 ESPN drew in 2010 and the lowers since CBS garnered a 5.1 in 2007 when…

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