SBJ/June 20 - 26, 2005/Media

Nielsen Weekly Sports Ranking

MISS UNIVERSE TRUMPS NBA PLAYOFFS: More than 5.1 million households tuned in for ABC’s coverage of Game 4 of the Phoenix-San Antonio Western Conference Finals, ranking it No. 30 among all network programs for the week. Reruns of “CSI: Miami,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Listen Up” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” on CBS, as well as NBC’s coverage of the lowest-rated Miss Universe pageant ever, outdrew the game in its time slots.

RACING AHEAD: The NASCAR Nextel Cup Series MBNA RacePoints 400 was FX’s highest-rated and most-watched race ever, with a 4.9 cable rating. The Sunday afternoon race scored ahead of the clinching game of the San Antonio-Phoenix NBA series for the week, as well as Games 5 and 6 of the seven-game Detroit-Miami series, though Game 4 of that Pistons-Heat series topped the race with a 5.0 average rating.

TOP 10 NETWORK SPORTS TELECASTS
RANK
NET
PROGRAM
DATE
RATING
SHARE
HOUSEHOLDS WATCHING (000S)
1
ABC
NBA PLAYOFFS: PHOENIX-SAN ANTONIO (GAME FOUR)
5/30
4.7
8
5139
2
CBS
PGA: MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT (FINAL ROUND)
6/5
3.3
8
3611
3
ABC
GMC NBA GAMETIME (PHOENIX-SAN ANTONIO PREGAME)
5/30
2.9
5
3203
4
CBS
PGA: MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT (THIRD ROUND)
6/4
2.5
7
2745
5
FOX
MLB: SATURDAY BASEBALL (REGIONAL COVERAGE)
6/4
2.3
6
2497
6
NBC
TENNIS: FRENCH OPEN (MEN’S FINAL)
6/5
1.6
5
1720
7
CBS
PGA: MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT (FIRST-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS)
6/2
1.5
6
1597
8
NBC
TENNIS: FRENCH OPEN (WOMEN’S FINAL)
6/4
1.5
5
1596
9
NBC
TENNIS: FRENCH OPEN (MEN’S SEMIFINALS)
6/3
1.3
4
1387
10
NBC
TRACK: NIKE PREFONTAINE CLASSIC
6/5
1.1
3
1163

TOP 10 CABLE SPORTS TELECASTS
-- RATING --
RANK
NET
PROGRAM
DATE
NATIONAL
COVERAGE AREA
SHARE
HOUSEHOLDS WATCHING (000S)
1
TNT
NBA PLAYOFFS: MIAMI-DETROIT (GAME FOUR)
5/31
4.1
5
8
4463
2
FX
NASCAR: NEXTEL CUP SERIES MBNA RACEPOINTS 400
6/5
3.9
4.9
11
4245
3
TNT
NBA PLAYOFFS: DETROIT-MIAMI (GAME FIVE)
6/2
3.9
4.8
8
4321
4
ESPN
NBA PLAYOFFS: SAN ANTONIO-PHOENIX (GAME FIVE)
6/1
3.8
4.6
8
4145
5
TNT
NBA PLAYOFFS: MIAMI-DETROIT (GAME SIX)
6/4
3.2
3.9
8
3526
6
FX
NASCAR: MBNA RACEPOINTS 400 PRERACE
6/5
2.2
2.8
8
2391
7
TNT
NBA PLAYOFFS: PREGAME SHOW (MIAMI-DETROIT)
5/31
2
2.5
4
2212
8
TNT
NBA PLAYOFFS: PREGAME SHOW (DETROIT-MIAMI)
6/2
2
2.4
4
2163
9
TNT
INSIDE THE NBA (DETROIT-MIAMI POSTGAME)
6/2
1.8
2.3
4
2020
10
TNT
INSIDE THE NBA (MIAMI-DETROIT POSTGAME)
6/4
1.6
2
4
1802

Rating — Estimated percent of all TV households of persons tuned to a specific program source. One ratings point equals 1,096,000 homes.

Share — Estimated percent of all households using television at that time which are tuned to a specific program source.Source: Nielsen Media Research

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