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Overnight Ratings: ABC's Celtics-Heat Marks Best NBA Non-Finals Rating Since '04

ABC earned a 7.0 overnight Nielsen rating for Celtics-Heat NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals Game One yesterday. It marks the highest-rated non-Finals NBA Playoff telecast since the net earned a 7.1 overnight for Lakers-Spurs Western Conference Semifinals Game Five in '04. The game is up 48.9% from a 4.7 overnight for the comparable Jazz-Lakers Western Conference Semifinal Game One last year. ABC yesterday also earned a 4.1 overnight for Grizzlies-Thunder Game One, up 51.9% from the comparable Hawks-Bucks First Round Game Seven last year. NBC began its second-round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff telecasts this past weekend. Bruins-Flyers Eastern Conference Semifinal Game One on Saturday earned a 1.5 overnight, down slightly from the same matchup last year. Yesterday's Red Wings-Sharks Game Two earned a 1.6 overnight, flat compared to Canadiens-Penguins Game Two last year. The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
"ESPN Sports Saturday"
4/30
ABC
4:00-6:00pm
0.5
"NCAA Winter Highlight Show"
4/30
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.3
PGA Tour: Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Third Round
4/30
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.2
MLB: (regional)
4/30
Fox
1:00-4:00pm
1.7
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Crown Royal Presents
the Matthew & Daniel Hanson 400
4/30
Fox
8:00-11:00pm
3.4
NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Bruins-Flyers Game One
4/30
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
1.5
"NBA Countdown"
5/1
ABC
12:30-1:00pm
1.3
NBA Western Conference Semifinals:
Grizzlies-Thunder Game One
5/1
ABC
1:00-3:30pm
4.1
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Celtics-Heat Game One
5/1
ABC
3:00-6:00pm
7.0
Monster Energy AMA Supercross (taped)
5/1
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
0.8
Lucas Oil Off Road Pro2, Pro4 (taped)
5/1
CBS
1:00-2:00pm
0.6
"Sunrise to Sunset - A PGA Professional's Life"
5/1
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.5
PGA Tour: Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Final Round
5/1
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
2.2
National Heads Up Poker Championship (taped)
5/1
NBC
12:00-2:00pm
1.0
Rolex Equestrian Championships (taped)
5/1
NBC
2:00-3:00pm
0.7
NHL Western Conference Semifinals:
Red Wings-Sharks Game Two
5/1
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
1.6

 

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