More Ratings: Record Rating For Celtics on CSN NE

Posted by | November 20, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Recent sports TV ratings, including declines for college football on ESPN, record ratings for the Celtics on CSN New England, and ratings for the UFL on Versus.

  • Thursday’s UCLA/Washington game earned a 1.4 U.S. rating and 2.053 million viewers on ESPN, down 7% in ratings and 5% in viewership from last year (COL/OK ST: 1.5, 2.151 mil), and down 22% and 24%, respectively, from 2008 (VT/MIA: 1.8, 2.692 mil). (
  • Wednesday’s Wizards/Celtics game drew a 7.49 rating on Comcast SportsNet New England in Boston, the highest rating ever for a regular season Celtics game on the network. The previous record was 7.45, set by a 2008 Bulls/Celtics game. So far this season, Celtics telecasts are averaging a 5.4 rating on CSN NE, up 27% from last year, and not too far behind the Red Sox’ full season average of 5.9 on NSEN. (
  • Versus drew a 0.1 U.S. rating and 203,000 viewers for last Saturday’s Nighthawks/Mountain Lions UFL game. The game, which began at 11 PM ET, had a lead-in from the most-viewed college football game ever on Versus (ORE/CAL: 1.1, 1.909 mil). (