Twitter Strikes Landmark Deal With MLBAM Crowds Continue To Dwindle For Brickyard 400 More Football Media Days Start Today Verizon Expected To Acquire Yahoo For $4.8B Inova Lands Naming Rights To Redskins' HQ Sources: Bids Due This Week For Learfield Sale Three Groups Vying For Control Of Laguna Seca Cowboys Bus Involved in Fatal Crash N.Y. Times' Rhoden Pens Final Column Carmelo Anthony To Host Forum On Shootings
SBD/January 28, 2013/Research and RatingsPrint All
ABC earned a 4.9 overnight Nielsen rating for Thunder-Lakers yesterday afternoon, marking the net’s fourth-best regular-season game (non-Christmas Day) on record. The game also drew a big number in Oklahoma City, with the market earning an 18.9 local rating, which is the net’s second-best NBA regular-season figure. Meanwhile, the Celtics' double-OT win over the Heat in ABC’s early NBA window yesterday earned a 3.8 overnight.
FIGHT NIGHT: “UFC on Fox 6” earned a 2.6 overnight on Saturday from 8:00-10:15pm ET, down from a 2.8 rating for the net’s fifth UFC telecast on Dec. 10. However, the figure is up from a 1.7 overnight for “UFC on Fox 4,” which aired in August up against the London Games. The 2.6 rating ranks the third-best of the six overnights for UFC telecasts on Fox. The top-rated event remains the first telecast in November ’11, which drew a 3.5 overnight for the hour-long telecast.
DOWN UNDER: ESPN earned a 0.5 overnight for the live telecast of Novak Djokovic’s win over Andy Murray in the Australian Open men’s final on Sunday from 3:00-7:45am. That figure is down slightly from a 0.6 for Djokovic’s win over Rafael Nadal on ESPN2 last year. Meanwhile, ESPN earned a 0.5 overnight for Victoria Azarenka’s win over Li Na in the women’s final on Saturday, up from a 0.3 for Azarenka’s win over Maria Sharapova on ESPN2 last year.
X MARKS THE SPOT: The Winter X Games yesterday returned to broadcast TV, with ABC earning a 0.9 overnight for coverage from 4:00-6:00pm. However, that figure was topped by last night’s coverage on ESPN, which earned a 1.2 overnight from 9:15-11:15pm.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. "ESPN Sports Saturday"1/26ABC4:00-6:00pm0.9 NCAA Basketball: Maryland-Duke1/26CBS1:00-3:00pm1.3 PGA Tour: Farmers Insurance Open*1/26CBS3:00-6:00pm1.6 "UFC on Fox 6"1/26Fox8:00-10:15pm2.6 Red Bull Signature Series: Crashed Ice1/26NBC2:00-3:00pm0.7 U.S. Figure Skating Championships1/26NBC3:00-6:00pm1.6 U.S. Figure Skating Championships1/26NBC8:00-11:00pm2.5 NBA: Heat-Celtics1/27ABC1:00-3:30pm3.8 NBA: Thunder-Lakers1/27ABC3:30-6:00pm4.9 AMA Supercross1/27CBS12:30-1:00pm1.4 NCAA Basketball: Michigan State-Indiana1/27CBS1:00-3:00pm1.5 PGA Tour: Farmers Insurance Open:
Third, Final Rounds*1/27CBS3:00-7:00pm3.7
Int'l Auto Show1/27NBC12:00-1:00pm1.0 Figure Skating: Unforgettable Moments of Love On Ice1/27NBC1:00-3:00pm0.9 U.S. Figure Skating Championships1/27NBC3:00-5:00pm1.5 "Sunday Night Football Special"1/27NBC5:00-6:00pm1.4 NFL Pro Bowl1/27NBC7:30-10:30pm7.7
NOTES: * = Fog forced cancellation of Farmers Insurance Open third-round play on Saturday. Play resumed Sunday, but the final round concluded on Golf Channel and CBS on Monday.