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Final Ratings: TNT Sees Boost For NASCAR Season Debut From Pocono

TNT finished with a 3.0 rating and 4.48 million viewers for the net’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series telecast of the ’14 season. The audience for the Pocono 400 last Sunday afternoon was up 7% and 3%, respectively, from a 2.8 rating and 4.36 million viewers last year. The same race in ’12 drew a 3.4 rating and 5.26 million viewers. Sunday’s race was the No. 2 telecast on all of cable TV for the week ending June 8, behind only the 6.95 million viewers for HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Meanwhile, Fox’ rain-filled slate of Sprint Cup races finished with a 4.3 rating and 7.0 million viewers. Rain had a big impact on the Daytona 500, as well as races from Texas, Bristol and Kansas. Fox in '13 averaged a 4.8 rating and 7.8 million viewers for a slate with only one rain delay. Despite rain for many of Fox’ races, FS1 benefited from the Sprint Cup slate. The net’s six best audiences came from NASCAR telecasts during the first half of the ’14 season. FS1’s top telecast to date was the Feb. 2 Sprint Unlimited, which drew 3.53 million viewers.

The chart below lists final ratings and viewership figures from recent sports telecasts.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME
(ET)
RATING
VIEWERS
(000)
Belmont Stakes (race segment)
6/7
NBC
6:15-7:15pm
11.9
20,400
NBA Finals: Heat-Spurs: Game 2
6/8
ABC
8:00-11:00pm
9.0
15,131
NBA Finals: Heat-Spurs: Game 1
6/5
ABC
9:00-11:46pm
9.0
14,846
Belmont Stakes (prerace)
6/7
NBC
5:00-6:15pm
6.9
11,000
NHL Stanley Cup Final: Rangers-Kings: Game 2
6/7
NBC
7:15-11:45pm
3.7
6,413
Belmont Stakes (prerace)
6/7
NBC
4:30-5:00pm
3.5
5,300
NHL Stanley Cup Final: Rangers-Kings: Game 1
6/4
NBC
8:00-11:17pm
3.0
4,777
"NBA Countdown"
6/8
ABC
7:31-8:00pm
2.6
3,956
Soccer friendly: Mexico-Bosnia Herzegovina
6/3
UniMas
9:22-
11:38pm
1.3
2,608
French Open: Men's Final: Nadal d. Djokovic
6/8
NBC
9:00am-1:45pm
1.7
2,500
Soccer friendly: Mexico-Portugal
6/6
UniMas
8:21-
10:38pm
1.2
2,488
PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Classic: Final Round
6/8
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.5
2,184
MLB: (regional)
6/7
Fox
7:12-10:34pm
1.4
2,180
French Open: Women's Final: Sharapova d. Halep
6/7
NBC
9:00am-1:15pm
1.3
1,700
F1: Canadian Grand Prix
6/8
NBC
2:00-3:45pm
0.9
1,500
PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Classic: Third Round
6/7
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
0.9
1,272
X Games Austin
6/8
ABC
2:00-6:00pm
0.7
1,074
X Games Austin
6/7
ABC
2:00-6:03pm
0.7
1,059
Red Bull Signature Series: Volcolm Pipe
6/7
NBC
2:30-4:30pm
0.7
986
"F1 Extra"
6/8
NBC
3:45-4:30pm
0.5
917
"Kurt Busch 36"
6/8
NBC
4:30-5:00pm
0.5
917
"Inside" U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil"
6/7
ABC
1:30-2:00pm
0.6
892
"Payne"
6/8
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.6
800
Soccer friendly: U.S.-Nigeria
6/7
UniMas
5:46-8:00pm
0.4
690
"PGA Tour 2014: Lefty Slam"
6/7
NBC
2:00-2:30pm
0.3
466
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME
(ET)
RATING
VIEWERS
(000)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pocono 400
6/8
TNT
1:00-4:30pm
3.0
4,482
MLB: Red Sox-Tigers
6/8
ESPN
8:00-11:47pm
1.2
1,771
College Softball World Series: Florida-Alabama: Game 2
6/3
ESPN
8:00-10:47pm
0.9
1,412
Soccer friendly: U.S.-Nigeria
6/7
ESPN
5:30-8:01pm
0.7
1,231
UFC Fight Night: Henderson-Khabilov
6/7
FS1
10:00pm-1:04am
0.6
1,217
College Softball World Series: Florida-Alabama: Game 1
6/2
ESPN2
8:00-
10:15pm
0.7
1,126
UFC Fight Night: Prelims
6/7
FS1
8:00-10:00pm
0.5
812
Soccer friendly: Mexico-Portugal
6/6
ESPN2
8:30-
10:34pm
0.4
694
MLB: Royals-Cardinals
6/2
ESPN
8:00-10:54pm
0.5
685
PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Classic: Final Round
6/8
Golf
1:00-2:30pm
0.4
648
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