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Final Nielsen Ratings From Recent Sports Telecasts

The chart below lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports telecasts (THE DAILY).

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME
RATING
"NFL on Fox": Falcons-Cowboys (56%)
10/25
Fox
4:17-7:27pm
16.8
"NFL on Fox": (regional)
10/25
Fox
1:03-4:11pm
11.4
ALCS: Yankees-Angels: Game Six
10/24
Fox
8:17pm-12:03am
9.3
"Sunday Night Football": Cardinals-Giants
10/25
NBC
8:31-11:42pm
9.1
"NFL on CBS": (single)
10/25
CBS
1:06-4:08pm
6.4
NCAA Football: (regional)
10/24
ABC
3:30-7:01pm
4.5
NCAA Football: Tennessee-Alabama
10/24
CBS
3:30-7:01pm
3.6
NCAA Football: (regional)
10/24
ABC
8:06-11:26pm
3.4
"Football Night In America"
10/25
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
3.5
"Fox NFL Sunday"
10/25
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.3
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tums Fast Relief 500
10/25
ABC
1:30-5:32pm
2.9
"The NFL Today"
10/25
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.2
NCAA Football: Boston College-Notre Dame
10/24
NBC
3:43-7:15pm
2.2
Figure Skating: Halloween On Ice (taped)
10/25
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
1.2
World Gymnastics Championships (taped)
10/25
NBC
2:00-4:00pm
1.1
World Gymnastics Championships (taped)
10/24
NBC
1:30-3:30pm
1.0
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating (taped)
10/25
NBC
12:00-2:00pm
0.8
"College Football Today"
10/24
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
0.8
PBR Built Ford Tough Race to Vegas (taped)
10/25
CBS
5:00-6:00pm
0.7
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME
U.S.
CABLE
VIEWERS (000)
"Monday Night Football":
Broncos-Chargers
10/19
ESPN
8:30-11:46pm
8.3
9.6
13,471
NLCS: Phillies-Dodgers:
Game Five
10/21
TBS
8:00-11:57pm
5.0
5.7
7,978
NCAA Football:
Florida-Mississippi State
10/24
ESPN
7:27-10:47pm
3.4
4.0
5,668
NLCS: Phillies-Dodgers:
Game Four
10/19
TBS
8:00pm-12:00am
3.4
3.9
5,644
NCAA Football:
Minnesota-Ohio State
10/24
ESPN
12:01-3:12pm
2.4
2.7
3,478
NCAA Football:
Florida State-North Carolina
10/22
ESPN
8:00-11:42pm
2.0
2.3
2,973
"Sunday NFL Countdown"
10/25
ESPN
11:00am-1:00pm
1.7
2.0
2,321
"Monday Night Countdown"
10/19
ESPN
7:00-8:30pm
1.4
1.7
2,078
NCAA Football: Auburn-LSU
10/24
ESPN2
7:30-10:56pm
1.2
1.4
1,938
"College GameDay"
10/24
ESPN
10:00am-12:01pm
1.3
1.5
1,813

OCTOBERFEST: ESPN and ESPN2 both posted their most-watched Octobers in history on a 24-hour basis. ESPN averaged 1.294 million viewers for the month, up 14.8% over 1.127 million viewers from the same period in '08, beating the record set in '06. ESPN2 averaged 336,000 viewers for the month, up 5.3% over 319,000 viewers for October '08, beating the record set in '07 (THE DAILY).

GRIDIRON WATCH: KDFW-Fox earned a 33.8 local rating and 858,520 HHs in Dallas-Ft. Worth for last Sunday's Falcons-Cowboys game, equaling the combined local rating the team drew for the September 28 Panthers-Cowboys "MNF" game, which aired in Dallas on ESPN and KTXA-Ind (DALLASNEWS.com, 10/26)....WVUE-Fox earned a 49.3 local rating in New Orleans for last Sunday's Saints-Dolphins game, topping a 45.7 local rating and 47.2 rating in the market for Super Bowl XLIII and XLII, respectively (NOLA.com, 10/26)....WXIX-Fox earned a 39.0 local rating and 358,254 HHs in Cincinnati for last Sunday's Bears-Bengals game, marking the highest-rated Bengals game since a 45.2 local rating for Colts-Bengals in November '05 (CINCINNATI.com, 10/26). Meanwhile, WFLD-Fox drew a 25.9 local rating in Chicago for Bears-Bengals, marking the "lowest-rated game of the year" (CHICAGOBUSINESS.com, 10/27).

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