SBD/Issue 25/Sports Media

Final Nielsen Ratings From Recent Sports Telecasts

The chart below lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports telecasts. As of presstime, ratings for ABC were not available (THE DAILY).

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME
RATING
NCAA Football: Michigan-Iowa
10/10
ABC
8:06-11:36pm
2.8
"College Football Today"
10/10
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
0.6
NCAA Football: Alabama-Ole Miss
10/10
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
3.1
NCAA Football: Florida-LSU
10/10
CBS
8:00-11:17pm
6.1
Golf: Presidents Cup: Foursomes, Fourball Matches
10/10
NBC
11:00am-9:30pm
2.3
"The NFL Today"
10/11
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.7
"NFL on CBS": (regional)
10/11
CBS
1:00-4:15pm
6.7
"NFL on CBS": Patriots-Broncos
10/11
CBS
4:15-7:30pm
12.7
"Sunday Night Football": Colts-Titans
10/11
NBC
8:32-11:21pm
9.7
"Fox NFL Sunday"
10/11
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
2.5
"NFL on Fox": (single)
10/11
Fox
1:00-4:15pm
9.5
Golf: Presidents Cup: Singles Matches
10/11
NBC
12:00-6:00pm
2.4
"Football Night In America"
10/11
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
4.7
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME
U.S.
CABLE
VIEWERS (000)
"Monday Night Football": Packers-Vikings
10/5
ESPN
8:30-11:56pm
13.2
15.3
21,839
ALDS: Yankees-Twins: Game Three
10/11
TBS
7:00-10:40pm
4.1
4.7
6,791
ALDS: Yankees-Twins: Game One
10/7
TBS
6:00-9:51pm
4.3
5.0
6,607
AL Central Tiebreaker: Twins-Tigers
10/6
TBS
5:00-10:00pm
4.2
4.8
6,543
ALDS: Yankees-Twins: Game Two
10/9
TBS
6:00-10:34pm
4.1
4.8
6,484
NLDS: Dodgers-Cardinals: Game Two
10/8
TBS
6:19-9:23pm
3.5
4.0
5,175
ALDS: Angels-Red Sox: Game Two
10/9
TBS
10:34pm-12:57am
3.3
3.8
5,069
NLDS: Dodgers-Cardinals: Game One
10/7
TBS
9:51pm-1:39am
3.3
3.8
4,973
"Monday Night Countdown"
10/5
ESPN
7:00-8:30pm
3.0
3.5
4,540
ALDS: Angels-Red Sox: Game One
10/8
TBS
9:30pm-12:55am
3.0
3.5
4,437

PIGSKIN POWER: CBS Sports' first five broadcasts of its "SEC on CBS" college football package averaged a 3.8 rating, up 36% from a 2.8 last year. The 3.8 average marks the highest season-to-date rating for college football at this point in this season on CBS Sports in 10 years since a rating of 4.2 in '99 (CBS)....NFL Cardinals game broadcasts this season are averaging a 20.3 local rating in the Phoenix market through four games, up 42% from a 14.3 rating for the same period in '08, which represents the largest percentage increase in the NFL (Cardinals). KPHO-CBS earned an 18.7 local rating in Phoenix for last Sunday's Texans-Cardinals game. Meanwhile, KHOU-CBS earned a 17.0 local rating and 573,000 viewers in the Houston market for the game, marking the "most-watched show of the week on Houston TV" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 10/16).

STATE OF THE GAME: In Toronto, Chris Zelkovich writes MLB is "alive and well" in Canada, as three MLB Division Series games on Rogers Sportsnet last weekend each averaged "more than 500,000 viewers even though not all of the games were on all four channels." Friday's Twins-Yankees Game Two drew 638,000 viewers, Friday's Red Sox-Angels Game Two drew 587,000 viewers and Sunday's Yankees-Twins Game Three earned 620,500 viewers (THESTAR.com, 10/15).

NOTES: Golf Channel averaged a 1.3 cable rating for its inaugural Presidents Cup coverage last week. The network averaged 1.2 million viewers for Thursday's coverage and 1.4 million viewers on Friday. Golf Channel totaled the most-watched cable coverage in the history of the event (Golf Channel)....CSN Chicago earned a 2.7 local rating and 94,300 HHs for Wednesday's Oilers-Blackhawks game, marking the network's highest Blackhawks regular-season rating, surpassing a 2.13 local rating for Devils-Blackhawks in March (CSN)....Versus drew 419,000 viewers for last Saturday's WEC 43 (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 10/14).

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