SBD/June 7, 2013/Media

Final Ratings: Knoxville, OKC See Records For Women's CWS; Darvish Fuels MLB Rangers

ESPN2 earned an 11.9 local rating in Knoxville for Game 1 of the Oklahoma-Tennessee Women’s College World Series on Monday, marking the best local figure in any market for a WCWS telecast on the net since ’07. Oklahoma City also saw record local ratings, averaging a 6.7 rating for Game 2 on ESPN for an all-time high WCWS rating in the market. Meanwhile, Greenville-Spartanburg was the highest-rated market for ESPN2’s telecasts of the NCAA D-I Baseball Championship Regionals. Louisville, New Orleans, Tulsa and Raleigh-Durham rounded out the top five (ESPN).

NOTES: MLB Rangers games in which P Yu Darvish starts are averaging a 6.0 local rating in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market (games have aired on FS Southwest, KTXA-CBS and ESPN). For all other Rangers telecasts, those games have averaged a 4.8 rating (DALLASNEWS.com, 5/31)….MLB Network during the week of May 26-June 2 averaged 262,000 viewers in primetime, marking the net's most-viewed week for the '13 regular season (MLBN)....Fox Deportes finished the month of May as the most-viewed Spanish sports cable network. The net also had seven of the top 10 most-viewed sports programs on Spanish cable for the month (Fox Deportes).

The charts below list final Nielsen ratings from recent sports telecasts.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
NASCAR Sprint Cup: FedEx 400 (Dover)
6/2
Fox
1:15-4:30pm
3.8
6,000
NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Bruins-Penguins: Game 1
6/1
NBC
8:00-11:00pm
2.0
3,376
MLB: (regional)
6/1
Fox
7:12-10:28pm
2.2
3,284
PGA Tour: The Memorial: Final Round
6/2
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.8
n/a
PGA Tour: The Memorial: Third Round
6/1
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.5
n/a
Soccer friendly: Mexico-Nigeria
5/31
UniMas
8:53-11:07pm
1.0
2,108
French Open: Third Round
6/1
NBC
12:00-3:00pm
0.9
1,300
French Open: Round of 16
6/2
NBC
1:00-4:00pm
0.9
1,300
Track & Field: Prefontaine Classic
6/1
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.8
1,200
IndyCar: Chevy Indy Dual In Detroit: Race 2
6/2
ABC
3:30-6:00pm
0.7
1,000
IndyCar: Chevy Indy Dual In Detroit: Race 1
6/1
ABC
3:30-6:00pm
0.6
883
College Rugby Championship
6/2
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
0.5
629
"PGA Tour 2013: Golf's Dads"
6/2
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
n/a
College Rugby Championship
6/1
NBC
3:00-4:30pm
0.4
488
"Stars on Sports"
6/1
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.3
n/a
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Heat-Pacers: Game 5
5/30
TNT
8:31-11:08pm
5.4
8,540
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Heat-Pacers: Game 6
6/1
TNT
8:31-11:09pm
4.9
8,236
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Heat-Pacers: Game 4
5/28
TNT
8:31-11:32pm
5.1
8,122
NBA Western Conference Finals: Spurs-Grizzlies: Game 4
5/27
ESPN
9:03-11:47pm
3.2
5,210
"Inside the NBA"
5/30
TNT
11:08-11:58pm
2.5
3,586
NHL Western Conference Semifinals:
Blackhawks-Red Wings: Game 7
5/29
NBCS
8:00-11:11pm
2.1
3,354
"Inside the NBA"
5/28
TNT
11:32pm-12:34pm
2.2
3,117
"Inside the NBA"
6/1
TNT
11:09pm-12:10am
2.0
3,024
NHL Western Conference Semifinals:
Blackhawks-Red Wings: Game 6
5/27
NBCS
8:00-10:48pm
1.6
2,723
"Inside the NBA"
6/1
TNT
8:00-8:31pm
1.7
2,484

 

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