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Final Ratings: NBC's Presidents Cup Finale Audience Down From Recent Years

NBC finished with a 1.9 rating and 2.7 million viewers for Sunday’s coverage of the Presidents Cup, which saw the U.S. defeat the Int’l squad 18.5-15.5. That figure is down from a 3.0 rating and 4.2 million viewers for the final day in ’05, which was the last time the event aired from the East Coast of the U.S. Final-round coverage in ’09 from S.F. earned NBC a 2.4 rating and 3.5 million viewers. Golf Channel saw gains for its live early round coverage compared to ’05. However, the net’s average of 757,000 viewers for Thursday and Friday was down 28% from ’09 (Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor).

FAMILY MATTERS: Nielsen and Twitter released their first rankings showing the TV-related conversation on the social media website. There is “practically no overlap between the most-tweeted shows on TV and the highest-rated shows.” ESPN’s “The Book of Manning” documentary was ranked fifth for the week of Sept. 23-29 (VARIETY, 10/7 issue). ESPN averaged 2.24 million viewers for the premiere of "The Book of Manning" on Sept. 24, marking the net’s sixth-best documentary audience since “30 for 30” began (Karp)

NOTES
: HBO earned 1.6 million viewers for the Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fight last Saturday, the net’s best for “HBO Boxing” this year. The rating topped a fight held a week earlier, featuring Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera. HBO also showed Wladimir Klitschko-Alexander Povetkin, which drew 534,000 viewers. The replay had 705,000 viewers in primetime (MMAPAYOUT.com, 10/9)….Fox Deportes finished first among U.S. Spanish-language sports networks in total-day and primetime viewers for September. The net also had four of the top 10 U.S. Spanish cable sports programs in total viewers (Fox Deportes).

The charts below lists final ratings from recent sports telecsts.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
"NFL on CBS": Broncos-Cowboys (100%)
10/6
CBS
4:31-7:43pm
16.6
28,323
"NFL on Fox": (single)
10/6
Fox
1:00-4:05pm
11.7
19,600
"Sunday Night Football": Texans-49ers
10/6
NBC
8:31-11:11pm
10.4
17,686
"NFL on CBS": (regional)
10/6
CBS
1:03-4:13pm
7.0
11,197
"Football Night in America"
10/6
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
4.5
7,775
College Football: Ohio State-Northwestern
10/5
ABC
8:05-11:49pm
4.4
7,355
College Football: Georgia-Tennessee
10/5
CBS
3:30-7:38pm
3.5
5,613
"Fox NFL Sunday"
10/6
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.4
5,100
College Football: (regional)
10/5
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
2.9
4,423
College Football: Arizona State-Notre Dame
10/5
NBC
7:30-11:27pm
2.3
3,681
"The NFL Today"
10/6
CBS
12:00-1:03pm
2.1
2,893
Golf: Presidents Cup
10/6
NBC
12:00-6:00pm
1.9
2,700
Golf: Presidents Cup
10/5
NBC
8:00am-7:09pm
1.8
2,400
Liga MX: Club America-Chivas de Guadalajara
10/5
Univ.
5:50-8:02pm
1.0
2,115
College Football: TCU-Oklahoma
10/5
Fox
7:06-10:20pm
1.2
2,022
"College Football Today"
10/5
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
1.3
1,976
"Driven: A Race Without Boundaries"
10/6
Fox
4:30-5:30pm
1.0
1,400
College Football: Air Force-Navy
10/5
CBS
11:30am-3:00pm
1.0
1,394
"College Football Countdown"
10/5
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
0.6
945
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
"Monday Night Football": Dolphins-Saints
9/30
ESPN
8:28-11:49pm
8.6
13,717
"Thursday Night Football": Bills-Browns
10/3
NFLN
8:30-11:41pm
4.2
6,866
AL Wild Card: Rays-Indians
10/2
TBS
8:00-11:56pm
3.1
4,743
NL Wild Card: Pirates-Reds
10/1
TBS
8:00-11:31pm
3.0
4,599
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kansas
10/6
ESPN
2:00-6:01pm
2.6
4,162
NLDS: Dodgers-Braves: Game 2
10/4
TBS
6:43-9:38pm
2.7
4,136
ALDS: Tigers-A's: Game 1
10/4
TBS
9:39pm-1:07am
2.4
3,560
NLDS: Dodgers-Braves: Game 1
10/3
TBS
8:30pm-12:12am
2.3
3,531
NLDS: Dodgers-Braves: Game 3
10/6
TBS
8:01pm-12:13am
2.1
3,362
ALDS: Tigers-A's: Game 2
10/5
TBS
9:00pm-12:37am
2.1
3,311
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