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Final Nielsen Ratings From Recent Sports Telecasts

The charts below lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports telecasts. All ratings listed are U.S. ratings (THE DAILY).

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
NFC Divisional Playoffs: Giants-Packers
1/15
Fox
4:30-8:00pm
25.3
NFC Divisional Playoffs: Saints-49ers
1/14
Fox
4:30-8:00pm
20.5
AFC Divisional Playoffs: Texans-Ravens
1/15
CBS
1:00-4:30pm
19.3
AFC Divisional Playoffs: Patriots-Broncos
1/14
CBS
8:17-11:26pm
18.5
NCAA Basketball: Indiana-Ohio State
1/15
CBS
4:35-6:34pm
1.9
NHL: Blackhawks-Red Wings
1/14
NBC
12:30-3:09pm
0.9
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge (taped)
1/14
NBC
5:06-6:00pm
0.9
U.S. Olympic Trials: Marathon (taped)
1/14
NBC
3:09-5:06pm
0.8
Figure Skating: "Improv Ice Starring Styx" (taped)
1/15
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
0.7
Mexico soccer: Club America-Toluca
1/15
Univ.
4:55-7:00pm
0.6
NCAA Basketball: Oregon-Arizona
1/14
CBS
3:30-6:00pm
0.5
Mexico soccer: UNAM-Monarcas
1/15
Univ.
12:55-3:00pm
0.4
         
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
BCS Nat'l Championship:
Alabama-LSU
1/9
ESPN
8:30-11:24pm
14.0
24,214
NBA: Heat-Clippers
1/11
ESPN
10:43pm-1:48am
2.4
3,469
NBA: Heat-Nuggets
1/13
ESPN
10:38pm-1:13am
1.7
2,748
NBA: Bulls-Celtics
1/13
ESPN
8:00-10:38pm
1.7
2,461
NBA: Mavericks-Celtics
1/11
ESPN
8:06-10:43pm
1.7
2,450
NCAA Basketball:
Kentucky-Tennessee
1/14
ESPN
12:00-2:12pm
1.7
2,345
"College GameDay"
1/9
ESPN
6:00-7:50pm
1.6
2,326
"NFL Countdown"
1/15
ESPN
10:00am-1:00pm
1.7
2,308
NCAA Basketball:
North Carolina-Florida State
1/14
ESPN
2:12-4:16pm
1.5
2,068
"NFL Countdown"
1/14
ESPN
10:00am-12:00pm
1.3
1,805
 

NOTES: NBA TV averaged 756,000 viewers for the Lakers-Clippers game Jan. 14, marking the net’s most-viewed regular-season telecast ever. The previous record was 722,000 viewers set on Dec. 30 this season for a Bulls-Clippers matchup. Through Jan. 17, the net is averaging 383,000 viewers for its game telecasts, up 68% compared to the same period at the start of last season (THE DAILY)….The Patriots-Broncos AFC Divisional game last Saturday night earned a 44.4 local rating on WBZ-CBS in Boston, marking the third-best local rating for a Patriots Divisional Playoff game. The top rating remains the last year's Jets-Patriots matchup, which earned a 47.9 rating (Patriots)….NBC Sports Network averaged a 4.6 local rating in St. Louis for Monday’s Stars-Blues matchup. That figure is “an increase of 73 percent from what the Blues generated last season, on average, on Versus” (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 1/20).

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