The Ratings Game

Posted by | July 27, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Recent sports TV ratings news, including ratings for Texas Rangers telecasts in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Formula 1 racing on FOX and ESPN Sports Saturday on ABC.

  • The recent Angels/Rangers series was a big draw in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Friday’s game between the teams drew a 5.9 rating on local CBS affiliate KTXA, while the remaining games on Saturday and Sunday each drew a 5.6 rating on Fox Sports Southwest. As mentioned last week, Thursday’s game drew a 5.9 on FS Southwest, the highest rating for a Rangers game on the network since ’04. (Dallas Morning News)
  • Sunday’s Formula 1 Santander Grand Prix of Germany drew a 0.7 overnight rating on FOX, lower than both June 27 Grand Prix of Europe (0.8) and the June 13 Grand Prix of Canada (0.9). Overnight ratings for the July 11 British Grand Prix were not immediately available. (Sports Business Daily)
  • Airing without the benefit of a World Cup lead-in for the first time since May 22, the latest edition of ESPN Sports Saturday drew a 0.5 overnight rating on ABC — the show’s lowest overnight rating since May 8 (0.4). (Sports Business Daily)