Archive for April, 2011

The Stanley Cup Playoffs got off to the best start in years on corporate siblings NBC and Versus.NBC averaged 1.9 million viewers for four first round Stanley Cup Playoff games this season, up 12% from […]

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Recent sports TV ratings news, including a record local audience for the Grizzlies, and near-records for the Predators and Bulls. Grizzlies Set Ratings Record: Wednesday’s Grizzlies/Spurs Game 5 drew an 11.8 rating on SportSouth in […]

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Though ESPN suffered declines for its first round coverage of the NFL Draft, NFL Network’s telecast attracted a record number of viewers.First round coverage of the 2011 NFL Draft earned a 0.7 U.S. rating and […]

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Like fellow NBA partner TNT, ESPN has experienced double-digit increases in both ratings and viewership for coverage of the NBA Playoffs.Through last Saturday, ESPN has averaged a 2.3 U.S. rating and 3.582 million viewers for […]

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The first round of the NBA Playoffs set a ratings record on Turner Sports.TNT averaged a 2.7 U.S. rating and 4.179 million viewers for 23 first round NBA Playoff games, up 29% in ratings and […]

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Facing competition from the NFL Draft, Thursday’s Lakers/Hornets Game 6 hit a series-low — though it was still up from last year’s comparable game.The Lakers’ series-clinching Game 6 win over the Hornets earned a 2.4 […]

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The first round of the NFL Draft still put up strong numbers Thursday night, but could not match last year’s record.ESPN earned a 3.8 U.S. rating and 6.003 million viewers for first round coverage of […]

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After 11 years with the network, longtime sideline reporter Michele Tafoya is departing ESPN.Tafoya and ESPN parted ways “amicably,” according to an ESPN spokesman (usatoday.com, 4/28), after she and the network ended negotiations on a […]

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What was nearly the fourth #8 over #1 upset in NBA Playoff history set a viewership record on NBA TV Wednesday night.Wednesday’s Grizzlies/Spurs Game 5 earned a 0.52 U.S. rating and 835,000 viewers on NBA […]

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Like big market competitors the Bruins and Blackhawks, the Flyers set a ratings record for their first round Game 7 this week.The Flyers’ Game 7 win over the Sabres drew a 12.6 rating on Comcast […]

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