The Ratings Game: Sixers Ratings Up 25% on CSN Philadelphia

Posted by | March 10, 2011 at 4:40 AM

Recent sports TV ratings news, including national telecasts on TNT and ESPN and local Sixers telecasts in Philadelphia.

  • Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia is averaging a 1.5 rating for Sixers telecasts, according to a recent Philadelphia Daily News article, up 25% from last year (1.2). Postgame coverage on CSN Philadelphia is also up 20%. (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • Through 42 telecasts, TNT is averaging a 1.5 U.S. rating and 2.389 million viewers for NBA coverage, up 25% in ratings and 29% in viewership from last year (1.2, 1.852M, 41 telecasts), and up 36% in both measures from two years ago (1.1, 1.754M, 39 telecasts). The 2.389 million viewers is 27% above Turner’s current full-season record of 1.885 million, set in 1995-96. (Turner Sports)
  • ESPN earned a 1.5 U.S. rating and 2.307 million viewers for Sunday’s 9 PM ET Celtics/Bucks game, up 50% and 64%, respectively, from last year’s comparable 8 PM ET Wizards/Celtics matchup (1.0, 1.410M). Earlier in the night, the Knicks’ win over the Hawks drew a 1.3 and 1.945 million viewers. (TV By the Numbers)