Ratings: MLB on TBS, Gold Cup, ‘Sports Show’

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Recent sports TV ratings news, including week-to-week declines for Comedy Central’s Sports Show with Norm MacDonald, a slight increase for MLB on TBS, and a sizable increase for coverage of soccer’s Gold Cup on the Univision family of networks.

  • Viewership Drops For Macdonald’s ‘Sports Show’: The latest edition of Sports Show with Norm Macdonald drew just 944,000 viewers on Comedy Central Tuesday night, down 15% from the previous week (1.114M). This week’s episode lost 64% of its Tosh.0 lead-in (2.594M). Among adults 18-49, the episode drew a mere 0.5 rating, down a tick from the previous week (0.6). (TV By the Numbers, 1, 2)
  • TBS MLB Ratings Up: Through nine non-exclusive telecasts, TBS has averaged a 0.41 U.S. rating for Sunday afternoon Major League Baseball coverage, up 5% from last year (0.39). (Turner Sports)
  • Gold Cup Viewership Up: Through six matches, coverage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup has averaged 1.423 million viewers on the Univision family of networks (Univision, Galavision and Telefutura), up 39% from 2009 (1.026M). (Univision via TV By the Numbers)
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