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Final Ratings: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Draws 1.1 Million Viewers On ESPN2

ESPN2 drew a 0.7 rating and 1.1 million viewers for the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest on July 4, down from recent years as the telecast moved away from its traditional spot on ESPN. Last year's telecast earned a 0.8 rating and 1.3 million viewers.

NATHAN'S FAMOUS HOT DOG EATING CONTEST VIEWERSHIP TREND
YEAR
NET
RATING
VIEWERS (000)
'13
ESPN2
0.7
1,146
'12
ESPN
0.8
1,299
'11
ESPN
1.1
1,949
'10
ESPN
1.0
1,677
'09
ESPN
1.0
1,340

NOTES: FS Detroit drew a 13.0 local rating for the White Sox-Tigers on Wednesday night, marking the RSN's second-best Tigers game audience this season. The high remains a 14.9 rating for the home opener against the Yankees on April 5.

The chart below lists final ratings from recent sports telecasts on cable TV. Figures for broadcast TV were delayed due to an internal Nielsen issue.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coke Zero 400 (Daytona)
7/6
TNT
7:30-10:48pm
3.5
5,662
Wimbledon Men's Final: Murray d. Djokovic
7/7
ESPN
9:00am-3:00pm
1.7
2,456
NASCAR Nationwide Series: Subway Firecracker 250 (Daytona)
7/5
ESPN
7:30-10:00pm
1.3
1,927
MLB: Red Sox-Angels
7/7
ESPN
8:00-11:09pm
1.3
1,912
UFC 162 prelims
7/6
FX
8:00-10:00pm
0.8
1,363
Wimbledon Women's Final: Bartoli d. Lisicki
7/6
ESPN
9:00am-3:00pm
0.9
1,302
Wimbledon: Semifinals
7/5
ESPN
8:00am-4:50pm
0.9
1,243
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
7/4
ESPN2
12:00-1:00pm
0.7
1,146
Wimbledon: Semifinals
7/4
ESPN
8:00am-1:00pm
0.9
1,137
"Breakfast at Wimbledon"
7/6
ESPN
8:00-9:00am
0.6
831

 

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