Blackhawks-Wild, PTI, PGA: The Players lead cable sports nets for Thursday May 7, 2015

With an off night for the NBA Playoffs the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBCSN ruled the cable roost in terms of viewership. The Chicago Blackhawks win over the Minnesota Wild to sweep the series four games to none averaged 1.663 million viewers and a 0.7 adults  18-49 rating. ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 938,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Six+ hours of 2015 Players PGA Tour coverage…

May 8, 2015
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NFL Draft, Clippers-Spurs lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 30, 2015

May 1, 2015

With no Johnny Manziel-esque drama looming it seemed a given that this year’s coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft would be down from last year’s record-setting viewership and that was indeed the case. ESPN’s coverage averaged 7.026 million viewers with a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, down from last year’s 9.943 million viewers and a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. NFL Network’s coverage averaged 1.816 million viewers with a 0.9 adults 18-49…

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Pelicans-Warriors, Cavs-Celtics lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 23, 2015

NBA first-round playoff action on TNT again ruled the cable sports landscape with The Golden State Warriors dramatic come-from-behind overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans averaging 3.987 million viewers and a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier the Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the Boston Celtics averaged 3.243 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Pardon the Interruption averaged  858,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. On NBA TV…

April 24, 2015
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30 for 30: ‘Sole Man’, ‘Billion Dollar Game,’ PTI, ‘SEC Storied: Shaq & Dale’ lead cable sports nets for Thursday April 16, 2015

April 17, 2015

Fueled by documentaries, ESPN let in total viewership on Thursday night with the  the 30 for 30 ‘Sole Man’ averaging 954,000 viewers and a 0.5 rating. The 14 minute 30 for 30 short ‘Billion Dollar Game’ averaged 914,000 and ‘SEC Storied: Shaq & Dale’ averaged 684,000. Pardon the Interruption averaged 851,000 viewers. The top NHL playoff was Penguins-Rangers which averaged 597,000 and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating. Reminder, the NBCSN &…

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