SBJ/October 24 - 30, 2005/Media

Weekly Nielsen Ratings

NOT READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?: Ratings for ABC’s “Monday Night Football” continue to fall compared to previous years — 11.4 million households watched the Oct. 3 Packers- Panthers matchup, a drop of 7.3 percent. In the same week last year, MNF ranked No. 8 among all prime-time programs. This year, MNF had fallen to No. 11.

Top 10 Network Sports Telecasts
Rank net program
date
rating
share
watching households (000s)
1 FOX NFL: REGIONAL COVERAGE (LATE GAMES)
10/9
10.8
21
11931
2 ABC NFL: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (GREEN BAY-CAR.)
10/3
10.3
17
11399
3 FOX NFL: POSTGAME
10/9
9.3
16
10244
4 CBS NFL: REGIONAL COVERAGE (EARLY GAMES)
10/9
8.3
19
9141
5 FOX MLB: DIV. SERIES (L.A. ANGELS-YANKEES)
10/9
8.1
13
8911
6 ABC NFL: MONDAY NIGHT PREGAME
10/3
7.9
12
8750
7 FOX NFL: POSTGAME (THE OT)
10/9
7.1
12
7808
8 FOX NFL: REGIONAL COVERAGE (EARLY GAMES)
10/9
6.8
15
7473
9 FOX MLB: DIV. SERIES (ANGELS-YANKEES)
10/4
6.0
10
6654
10 ABC NFL: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL POSTGAME
10/3
5.6
14
6202

ESPN SEES BEST WEEK EVER: Ten of cable’s 14 most-watched shows were on ESPN, for an average of 4.58 million viewers per show, a network record. A total of 4.44 million households watched the Ohio State-Penn State game on ESPN, making it the net’s second-most-viewed, regular-season college football game ever.

Top 10 Cable Sports Telecasts
     
rating
watching
Rank net program
date
national
cov. area
share
households (000s)
1 ESPN NFL: SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (CINN.-JACK.)
10/9
5.5
6.7
10
6024
2 ESPN MLB: DIV. SERIES (ANGELS-YANKEES)
10/7
4.9
6.0
10
5419
3 ESPN MLB: DIV. SERIES (RED SOX-WHITE SOX)
10/5
4.4
5.4
9
4886
4 ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL (OHIO STATE-PENN STATE)
10/8
4.0
4.9
9
4435
5 ESPN MLB: DIV. SERIES (YANKEES-ANGELS)
10/5
3.8
4.7
9
4207
6 ESPN MLB: POSTGAME
10/5
3.8
4.6
7
4138
7 ESPN NFL: PRIME TIME
10/9
3.4
4.1
7
3731
8 ESPN2 MLB: DIV. SERIES (WHITE SOX-RED SOX)
10/7
3.3
4.1
9
3633
9 ESPN MLB: DIV. SERIES (BRAVES-ASTROS)
10/9
3.2
3.9
8
3529
10 ESPN SPORTSCENTER (EARLY)
10/9
3.0
3.6
6
3266

Rating — Estimated percent of all TV households of persons tuned to a specifi c program source. One ratings point equals 1,102,000 homes.
Share — Estimated percent of all households using television at that time which are tuned to a specifi c program source.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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