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  • ESPN, NFL Network See Jumps In Super Bowl Programming, FS1 Sets Sunday Record

    ESPN averaged 2.37 million viewers for its post-Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast of “NFL Primetime” on Sunday from 10:16-11:30pm ET. That figure is up from similar postgame coverage last year, which drew 2.23 million viewers from 11:03pm-12:00am following the Ravens-49ers matchup. ESPN also drew 2.1 million viewers for “Sunday NFL Countdown” from 10:00am-2:00pm, up from 1.8 million viewers last year. Meanwhile, NFL Network averaged 820,000 viewers for “NFL GameDay Final” following Seahawks' 43-8 win over the Broncos from 10:30pm-12:00am, up from 681,000 viewers for the telecast last year. The net also drew 657,000 viewers for “NFL GameDay Morning,” marking the show’s best audience on record. For Super Bowl week, NFL Net averaged 226,000 viewers in primetime and 175,000 viewers on a total-day basis, marking the net’s most-viewed Super Bowl week ever. FS1 also was a big winner during Super Bowl week. The net drew 282,000 viewers for “Fox Sports Live” following the game from 10:15pm-12:00am, setting a new Sunday night audience record for the net. FS1 during the week of the Super Bowl also had its best audience yet for a Golden Boy Promotions boxing event (365,000 viewers on Thursday), best audience for a Monster Energy AMA Supercross event (439,000 viewers on Saturday) and best audience for a college basketball game (539,000 viewers for Georgetown-Michigan State on Saturday). NBCSN did not carry post-Super Bowl coverage. The net in the postgame window drew just over 100,000 viewers for a combination of programming, including NHL studio coverage and a special on the U.S. ski team.

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  • Final Ratings: Duke-Syracuse Thriller Ranks As ESPN's Third-Highest CBB Audience

    ESPN averaged 4.7 million viewers for Duke-Syracuse last Saturday night, marking the net’s third-best regular-season college basketball audience on record. The only two games to draw a better audience were North Carolina-Duke (5.6 million viewers) and Tennessee-Memphis (5.3 million viewers) from the ’07-08 season. Both of those games involved two teams ranked at the time in the top three. Duke-Syracuse set local ESPN ratings records for a regular-season college basketball telecast in Buffalo and N.Y. (ESPN).

    The charts below list final ratings from recent sports telecasts.

    TELECAST
    DATE
    NET
    TIME (ET)
    RAT.
    VIEWERS (000)
    Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks-Broncos
    2/2
    Fox
    6:33-9:55pm
    46.7
    112,191
    "Super Bowl XLVIII Postgame Show"
    2/2
    Fox
    10:03-10:23pm
    28.3
    65,780
    "Super Bowl Sunday Pregame Show"
    2/2
    Fox
    2:00-6:33pm
    12.0
    23,200
    "Super Bowl: Greatest Commercials"
    1/29
    CBS
    8:00-9:00pm
    5.8
    9,636
    "Saturday Night Live: Sports Spectacular"
    1/30
    NBC
    9:00-11:00pm
    2.9
    4,792
    "Football America: Our Stories"
    2/2
    Fox
    1:00-2:00pm
    2.5
    3,953
    PGA Tour: Waste Management Phoenix Open: Final Round
    2/2
    CBS
    3:05-6:03pm
    2.3
    3,582
    "NFL Honors"
    2/1
    Fox
    8:00-10:00pm
    1.9
    3,126
    Soccer friendly: Mexico-South Korea
    1/29
    UniMas
    8:46-11:07pm
    1.5
    2,982
    PGA Tour: Waste Management Phoenix Open: Third Round
    2/1
    CBS
    3:17-6:10pm
    2.0
    2,744
    "Road to the Super Bowl"
    2/2
    Fox
    12:00-1:00pm
    1.8
    2,738
    College Basketball: Michigan-Indiana
    2/2
    CBS
    1:00-3:05pm
    1.5
    2,367
    Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
    2/2
    NBC
    5:00-6:00pm
    1.2
    2,098
    College Basketball: Kentucky-Missouri
    2/1
    CBS
    1:00-3:17pm
    1.3
    1,842
    Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
    2/1
    NBC
    4:30-6:00pm
    1.2
    1,784
    World's Strongest Man
    2/2
    CBS
    12:00-1:00pm
    1.1
    1,780
    "X Games Aspen Rewind"
    2/1
    ABC
    1:00-5:00pm
    0.8
    1,151
    NHL: Red Wings-Capitals
    2/2
    NBC
    12:30-3:30pm
    0.7
    1,085
    Liga MX: Chivas de Guadalajara-Cruz Azul
    2/1
    UniMas
    7:48-10:00pm
    0.6
    1,066
    Figure Skating: Tribute to American Legends of the Ice
    2/1
    NBC
    2:30-4:30pm
    0.7
    1,009
    "ESPN Sports Saturday"
    2/1
    ABC
    5:00-6:00pm
    0.7
    967
    Liga MX: Club America-Atlante
    2/1
    Univision
    5:55-8:00pm
    0.6
    929
    Red Bull Signature Series: Frozen Rush
    2/2
    NBC
    3:30-5:00pm
    0.5
    896
    "EPL Match of the Day"
    2/1
    NBC
    12:30-2:30pm
    0.3
    497
    TELECAST
    DATE
    NET
    TIME (ET)
    RAT.
    VIEWERS (000)
    College Basketball: Duke-Syracuse
    2/1
    ESPN
    6:28-9:02pm
    2.9
    4,745
    NBA: Thunder-Heat
    1/29
    ESPN
    6:59-9:39pm
    2.4
    3,864
    NBA: Heat-Knicks
    2/1
    ESPN
    9:02-11:13pm
    1.7
    2,645
    College Basketball: Michigan State-Iowa
    1/28
    ESPN
    7:00-9:26pm
    1.4
    2,184
    "Sunday NFL Countdown"
    2/2
    ESPN
    10:00am-2:00pm
    1.4
    2,100
    NBA: Bulls-Spurs
    1/29
    ESPN
    9:39pm-12:00am
    1.3
    2,043
    College Basketball: Kansas-Texas
    2/1
    ESPN
    4:11-6:25pm
    1.3
    1,924
    College Basketball: Kentucky-LSU
    1/28
    ESPN
    9:26-11:16pm
    1.2
    1,891
    College Basketball: Ohio State-Wisconsin
    2/1
    ESPN
    12:00-2:03pm
    1.2
    1,716
    NBA: Thunder-Nets
    1/31
    ESPN
    8:04-10:35pm
    1.2
    1,710

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