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Final Nielsen Ratings From Recent Sports Events

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY).

SHOW
DATE
NET
TIME
RAT/SHR
IRL: Indianapolis 500 Pole Day
5/10
ABC
3:00-6:05pm
0.9/3
"NBA Countdown"
5/10
ABC
8:00-8:12pm
 1.6/-
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Celtics-Cavaliers: Game Three
5/10
ABC
8:12-11:01pm
3.2/6
NCAA Women's Gymnastics
Championships (taped)
5/10
CBS
3:00-5:00pm
0.7/2
"Bowling's Clash of Champions" (taped)
5/10
CBS
5:00-6:00pm
0.6/2
MLB: (regional)
5/10
Fox
3:37-7:00pm
2.2/6
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dodge Challenger 500
5/10
Fox
7:38-11:13pm
4.8/10
PGA Tour: The Players Championship: Third Round
5/10
NBC
2:00-7:14pm
1.8/5
"NBA Countdown"
5/11
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
 1.2/-
NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Semifinals:
Lakers-Jazz: Game Four
5/11
ABC
3:25-6:35pm
4.1/10
"Bowling's Clash of Champions" (taped)
5/11
CBS
4:00-5:00pm
0.6/1
Toyota Texas Bass Classic (taped)
5/11
CBS
5:00-6:00pm
0.6/2
National Heads-Up Poker Championship (taped)
5/11
NBC
12:00-12:50pm
0.9/3
National Heads-Up Poker Championship (taped)
5/11
NBC
12:50-2:00pm
1.3/4
PGA Tour: The Players Championship: Final Round
5/11
NBC
2:00-7:50pm
3.1/8
SHOW
DATE
NET
TIME
U.S. AREA
COV. AREA
VIEWERS (000)
NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Semifinals: Spurs-Hornets: Game Two
5/5
TNT
9:50pm-12:21am
2.9
3.5
4,276
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semifinals: Magic-Pistons: Game Two
5/5
TNT
7:00-9:50pm
1.9
2.2
2,729
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semifinals: Cavaliers-Celtics: Game One
5/6
TNT
8:16-11:03pm
3.5
4.1
4,873
NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Semifinals: Jazz-Lakers: Game Two
5/7
TNT
10:45pm-1:28am
3.0
3.5
4,424
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semifinals: Pistons-Magic: Game Three
5/7
TNT
8:00-10:45pm
2.3
2.8
3,337
NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Semifinals: Hornets-Spurs: Game Three
5/8
ESPN
9:54pm-12:21am
3.4
4.0
4,953
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semifinals: Cavaliers-Celtics: Game Two
5/8
ESPN
7:00-9:54pm
2.2
2.6
3,103
NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Semifinals: Lakers-Jazz: Game Three
5/9
ESPN
8:57-11:01pm
2.6
3.0
3,624
NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Semifinals: Hornets-Spurs: Game Four
5/11
TNT
8:16-10:46pm
2.4
2.9
3,590
MLB: "Sunday Night Baseball": Red Sox-Twins
5/11
ESPN
8:00-11:17pm
1.7
2.0
2,525

NHL PLAYOFFS: TSN's telecast of Red Wings-Stars Western Conference Finals Game Four on Wednesday drew 846,000 viewers, marking the net's second-highest NHL Playoffs audience, behind 990,000 viewers for first-round Flyers-Capital Game Seven on April 22 (GLOBE & MAIL, 5/16).

BREW CITY: The first three games of the Cardinals-Brewers series last weekend were the top-rated sports telecasts in the Milwaukee market. The Saturday afternoon game on WITI-Fox had an 8.5 HH rating (75,735 HHs). Sunday's game on FSN Wisconsin had a 7.5 HH rating (66,825 HHs), while Friday night's game on the net had a 6.7 HH rating (59,697 HHs) (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 5/13).

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