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Final Nielsen Ratings From Recent Sports Telecasts

The chart below lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports telecasts on broadcast and cable TV. All ratings are U.S. ratings (THE DAILY).

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
MLB: (regional)
7/2
Fox
4:08-6:52pm
2.0
3,108
Wimbledon: Men's Final:
Djokovic d. Nadal
7/3
NBC
9:00am-3:00pm
1.8
2,652
Wimbledon: Women's Final:
Kvitova d. Sharapova
7/2
NBC
9:00am-2:00pm
1.6
2,249
PGA Tour: AT&T National:
Final Round
7/3
CBS
3:00-6:30pm
1.5
2,236
Soccer: Copa America:
Brazil-Venezuela
7/3
Univision
2:48-5:09pm
0.9
1,644
PGA Tour: AT&T National:
Third Round
7/2
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.1
1,618
Soccer: Copa America:
Argentina-Bolivia
7/1
Telefutura
8:28-11:00pm
0.8
1,549
Wimbledon: Men's Semifinals
7/1
NBC
12:00-5:00pm
1.0
1,303
FIVB Beach Volleyball World
Championships (taped)
7/3
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.7
1,149
Soccer: Copa America:
Colombia-Costa Rica
7/2
Univision
2:21-4:30pm
0.5
1,017
Tour de France: Stage 1 (taped)
7/2
NBC
2:00-3:30pm
0.6
976
Tour de France: Stage 2 (taped)
7/3
NBC
3:00-4:30pm
0.6
954
FIVB Beach Volleyball World
Championships (taped)
7/2
NBC
3:30-5:00pm
0.6
939
Soccer: Copa America:
Paraguay-Ecuador
7/3
Telefutura
5:25-7:34pm
0.5
917
AMA Motocross
7/2
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.5
869
NCAA Baseball: TD Ameritrade
Home Run Derby
7/3
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
564
"MLB Mid Season Report"
7/2
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
497
"ESPN Sports Saturday"
7/2
ABC
4:00-6:00pm
0.3
n/a
TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
NASCAR Sprint Cup:
Coke Zero 400
7/2
TNT
7:30-10:37pm
3.4
6,029
CWS Championship:
South Carolina-Florida: Game One
6/27
ESPN
8:00-11:47pm
1.4
2,248
CWS Championship:
South Carolina-Florida: Game Two
6/28
ESPN
8:00-11:42pm
1.4
2,217
NASCAR Nationwide Series:
Subway Jalapeno 250
7/1
ESPN
7:30-10:00pm
1.3
2,085
FIFA Women's World Cup:
U.S.-Colombia
7/2
ESPN
11:30am-2:10pm
1.2
1,871
Boxing: Heavyweight Championship:
W. Klitschko d. D. Haye
7/2
HBO
9:49-11:44pm
0.7
1,242
UFC 132 Prelims
7/2
Spike
8:00-8:58pm
0.7
1,150
MLB: Dodgers-Angels
7/3
ESPN
7:56-10:47pm
0.7
1,096
FIFA Women's World Cup:
U.S.-North Korea
6/28
ESPN
11:45am-2:21pm
0.8
1,074
FIFA Women's World Cup:
Brazil-Norway
7/3
ESPN
12:00-2:15pm
0.5
809
 

NOTES
: ESPN averaged 1.949 million viewers for Monday's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, up 16% from 1.677 million viewers last year and marking the most-viewed competition ever. Unique viewers for ESPN3.com's simulcast of the event were up 189% and total minutes consumed were up 321% over last year....ESPN earned a 1.2 U.S. rating and 1.9 million viewers for the U.S.-Colombia FIFA Women's World Cup match last Saturday from 11:20am-2:10pm ET, marking the most-viewed Women's World Cup telecast since '99. Through July 3, ESPN and ESPN have combined to average 637,000 viewers for Women's World Cup matches, up 149.8% from 255,000 viewers through the same point in '07 (ESPN)....Spike TV averaged a 0.7 U.S. rating and 1.2 million viewers for last Saturday's UFC 132 Prelims (THE DAILY). The audience was"just 100,000 viewers off the series low" (MMAJUNKIE.com, 7/6).