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Final Ratings: FX, Fox Soccer Up For UEFA Champions League Semifinals

FX averaged 592,000 viewers for the Chelsea-FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League Semifinal on April 18, marking the most-viewed non-Final Champions League match ever in the U.S. That figure is up 21% compared to 489,000 viewers for the FC Barcelona-Real Madrid semifinal. On April 17, the Bayern Munich-Real Madrid semifinal on Fox Soccer averaged 308,000 viewers, up 20% compared to Manchester United-FC Schalke last year. Chelsea-FC Barcelona  also averaged 566,000 viewers on Fox Deportes, while Bayern Munich-Real Madrid averaged 755,000 viewers.

NOTES: Through three weeks, Fox is averaging a 2.2 rating for its Saturday MLB telecasts, up from a 2.1 at the same point last season….NBC Sports Network averaged 114,000 viewers for Notre Dame’s spring game last Saturday afternoon, down 15% from 134,000 viewers last year….ABC’s “NBA Countdown” averaged a 1.1 final rating this season, marking its best figure in four years….FS Southwest averaged a 4.0 local rating in Dallas-Ft. Worth on April 23 for former MLBer Ivan Rodriguez’ retirement ceremony.

The charts below list final Nielsen ratings from recent sports telecast. All ratings listed are U.S. ratings. Figures for NBC were unavailable at presstime (THE DAILY).

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
"ESPN Sports Saturday"
4/21
ABC
4:00-6:00pm
0.4
Champions Tour: Liberty Mutual Insurance
Legends of Golf: Third Round
4/21
CBS
1:00-3:00pm
0.4
PGA Tour: Valero Texas Open: Third Round
4/21
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.0
MLB: (regional)
4/21
Fox
4:00-8:00pm
2.2
"NBA Countdown"
4/22
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
0.7
NBA: Thunder-Lakers
4/22
ABC
3:30-6:00pm
3.4
Champions Tour: Liberty Mutual Insurance
Legends of Golf: Final Round
4/22
CBS
1:00-3:00pm
0.7
PGA Tour: Valero Texas Open: Final Round
4/22
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.4
NASCAR Sprint Cup: STP 400 (Kansas)
4/22
Fox
1:00-4:00pm
4.3
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
NBA: Bulls-Heat
4/19
TNT
8:16-10:54pm
2.2
3,417
NBA: Celtics-Knicks
4/17
TNT
8:16-10:51pm
1.8
2,716
NBA: Spurs-Lakers
4/17
TNT
10:51pm-1:11am
1.6
2,336
NBA: Lakers-Spurs
4/20
ESPN
9:30pm-12:02am
1.7
2,328
NBA: Clippers-Suns
4/19
TNT
10:54pm-1:28am
1.5
1,972
NBA: Knicks-Hawks
4/22
ESPN
1:00-3:41pm
1.4
1,940
NBA: Mavericks-Bulls
4/21
ESPN
8:05-10:31pm
1.2
1,745
NBA: Magic-Celtics
4/18
ESPN
8:05-10:41pm
1.2
1,715
NBA: Lakers-Warriors
4/18
ESPN
10:41pm-12:55am
1.2
1,673
UFC 145 Prelims
4/21
FX
8:00-10:00pm
0.9
1,573

 

 

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