More Ratings: Mountain West Up 46% on Versus

Posted by | September 17, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Additional sports TV ratings news, including college football on Versus and ESPN and local ratings for the last game of the WNBA Finals in Seattle and Atlanta.

  • Through three telecasts, Mountain West football on Versus is averaging 534,000 viewers, up 46% from the first three games last year (366,000). The network’s ratings are up by over 100% in all key male demographics (Men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54). (Versus)
  • Thursday’s series-clinching Game 3 of the Storm/Dream WNBA Finals drew a 3.8 rating in the Seattle market and a 1.0 in Atlanta. To put the Seattle rating in perspective, Game 3 trailed the Mariners’ first half average on FSN Northwest (4.8), topped the 2009 MLS Cup, for which Seattle was the host city (2.8) and easily topped the local ratings for five of this year’s six Oklahoma City Thunder playoff games (ratings for Game 6 were unavailable). (ESPN)
  • ESPN drew a 1.8 U.S. rating and 2.621 million viewers for Cincinnati/N.C. State Thursday night, down 38% in ratings and 40% in viewership from Georgia Tech/Miami last year (2.9, 4.390 mil). (TV By The Numbers)