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Final Ratings: ESPN Sees Best Boxing Audience Since '06; Subway Series Up In N.Y.

ESPN’s telecast of Saturday’s Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola World Heavyweight Championship averaged 940,000 viewers, making it the most-watched boxing match on any ESPN network since Aug. 4, 2006, when the Jose Soto-Anthony Peterson bout averaged 1.01 million viewers on ESPN2….YES Network averaged a 4.54 local rating in N.Y. for Monday’s Mets-Yankees game, its most-viewed telecast of the season. It also was the most-viewed and highest-rated Subway Series game on a N.Y. RSN since July 3, 2011 (THE DAILY). 

The charts below list final ratings from recent sports telecasts. Figures for ABC were unavailable at presstime.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
VIEWERS
(000)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 5-Hour Energy 400 (Kansas)
5/10
Fox
8:23-11:33pm
3.5
5,755
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Heat-Nets: Game 3
5/10
ABC
8:11-11:00pm
3.5
5,590
PGA Tour: The Players Championship: Final Round*
5/11
NBC
2:00-8:15pm
2.1
3,000
PGA Tour: The Players Championship: Third Round
5/10
NBC
2:00-7:00pm
1.7
2,500
Pro Bull Riding: Last Cowboy Standing
5/11
CBS
4:00-6:00pm
0.8
1,146
Liga MX: Santos Laguna-Pachuca
5/10
UniMas
8:54-11:05pm
0.6
1,059
EPL: Manchester City-West Ham United
5/11
NBC
10:00am-12:00pm
0.5
679
Major League Fishing: Challenge Cup Championships
5/11
CBS
3:00-4:00pm
0.4
518
"EPL Goal Zone"
5/11
NBC
12:00-2:00pm
0.4
502
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
VIEWERS
(000)
NFL Draft: Round 1
5/8
ESPN
8:00-11:49pm
6.1
9,943
NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Clippers-Thunder: Game 2
5/7
TNT
9;47pm-12:38am
4.0
6,188
NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Clippers-Thunder: Game 1
5/5
TNT
9:42pm-12:19am
3.5
5,435
NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Thunder-Clippers: Game 3
5/9
ESPN
10:36pm-1:29am
3.2
4,906
NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Spurs-Trail Blazers: Game 1
5/6
TNT
9:27pm-12:17am
3.1
4,807
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Pacers-Wizards: Game 4
5/11
TNT
8:00-10:52pm
2.9
4,501
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Heat-Nets: Game 1
5/6
TNT
7:00-9:27pm
2.9
4,484
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Wizards-Pacers: Game 2
5/7
TNT
7:00-9:47pm
2.7
3,974
NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Wizards-Pacers: Game 1
5/5
TNT
7:00-9:42pm
2.5
3,651
NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Spurs-Trail Blazers: Game 2
5/8
ESPN2
9:39pm-12:08am
2.2
3,352
 

NOTE: * = The Players Championship had a 90-minute rain delay during the final round.

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