SBD/May 10, 2013/Media

Final Ratings: MSG Net Up For First Round Of NBA Playoffs; Fox Deportes Up In April

MSG Network finished with a 3.68 local rating in N.Y. for its four telecasts of the Knicks-Celtics NBA Eastern Conference First Round series, up 40% compared to the net’s three telecasts from the comparable Heat-Knicks series last year (MSG)….Fox Deportes finished the month of April as the most-viewed Spanish-language cable sports network. The net also had the top five most-viewed, Spanish-language sports programs for the month (Fox Deportes)….FS Detroit’s telecast of Ducks-Red Wings Western Conference Quarterfinals Game 4 on Monday was the highest-rated program in the Detroit market for the night with a 12.9 local rating (FS Detroit).

The charts below list final Nielsen ratings from recent sports telecasts. Figures for ABC were not available at presstime.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
Kentucky Derby
5/4
NBC
6:05-6:53pm
9.7
16,200
Kentucky Derby Pre-Race: Part 3
5/4
NBC
5:00-6:05pm
5.8
9,100
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Talladega**
5/5
Fox
1:15-3:15pm;
7:00-8:15pm
4.6
7,300
Kentucky Derby Pre-Race: Part 2
5/4
NBC
4:30-5:00pm
3.7
5,800
Kentucky Derby Pre-Race: Part 1
5/4
NBC
4:00-4:30pm
2.8
4,300
PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship: Final Round*
5/5
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
2.1
n/a
PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship: Third Round
5/4
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.6
n/a
MLB: (regional)
5/4
Fox
4:00-7:00pm
1.2
1,900
NHL Western Conference First Round: Blackhawks-Wild: Game 3
5/5
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
1.2
1,800
NHL Eastern Conference First Round: Penguins-Islanders: Game 3
5/5
NBC
12:00-3:00pm
1.1
1,700
Liga MX: Club America-Tigres UANL
5/4
Univ.
5:55-8:00pm
0.7
1,247
NHL Eastern Conference First Round: Rangers-Capitals: Game 2
5/4
NBC
12:30-4:00pm
0.9
1,200
CONCACAF Champions League Final:
Monterrey-Santos Laguna: Second Leg
5/1
UniMas
9:55pm-12:02am
0.5
903
"Beyond Green: Transforming Lives Through Golf"
5/5
CBS
2:30-3:00pm
0.5
n/a
"PGA Tour 2012: Seven Days"
5/4
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
n/a
AMA Supercross
5/5
CBS
1:00-2:00pm
0.4
n/a
"Beyond Green: Building Future Leaders"
5/5
CBS
2:00-2:30pm
0.4
n/a

NOTES: * = Event had already concluded due to inclement weather. CBS aired final round on same-day tape delay. ** = Race had a 3.5 hour delay due to weather.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
NBA Western Conference First Round: Thunder-Rockets: Game 5
5/1
TNT
9:45pm-12:32am
3.0
4,498
NBA Eastern Conference First Round: Bulls-Nets: Game 7
5/4
TNT
8:08-10:43pm
2.7
4,436
NBA Western Conference First Round: Warriors-Nuggets: Game 6
5/2
TNT
10:51pm-1:29am
2.8
4,361
NBA Eastern Conference First Round: Bulls-Nets: Game 6
5/2
TNT
8:10-10:51pm
2.8
4,120
NBA Western Conference First Round: Thunder-Rockets: Game 6
5/3
ESPN
9:56pm-12:27am
2.6
4,035
NBA Western Conference First Round: Thunder-Rockets: Game 4
4/29
TNT
9:45pm-12:39am
2.6
3,802
NBA Eastern Conference First Round: Knicks-Celtics: Game 6
5/3
ESPN
7:00-9:56pm
2.3
3,549
NBA Eastern Conference First Round: Knicks-Celtics: Game 5
5/1
TNT
7:10-9:45pm
2.3
3,462
NBA Western Conference First Round: Grizzlies-Clippers: Game 5
4/30
TNT
10:47pm-1:33am
2.2
3,149
NBA Western Conference First Round: Warriors-Nuggets: Game 5
4/30
TNT
8:09-10:47pm
2.0
2,964

 

 

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