Ratings: Nationwide Series, Chicago Cubs, U-17 World Cup

Posted by | July 7, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Recent sports TV ratings news, including the NASCAR Nationwide Series on ESPN, Cubs ratings on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, and the U-17 World Cup on Galavision.

  • Declines For Nationwide Series From Daytona: Friday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalape?o 250 earned a 1.3 U.S. rating and 2.085 million viewers on ESPN, down 24% in ratings and 19% in viewership from last year (1.7, 2.575M), but flat in ratings and up 5% in viewership compared to 2009 (1.3, 1.989M). Last year’s race was the most-viewed Nationwide Series telecast ever on ESPN. (ESPN, Son of the Bronx)
  • Cubs Ratings Down Double-Digits: Chicago Cubs telecasts have averaged a 2.33 rating on Comcast SportsNet Chicago this season, down 14% from last year (2.77). For comparison purposes, the Blackhawks (2.78) and Bulls (4.50) both averaged higher ratings on CSN Chicago during their respective regular seasons. (New York Times)
  • Over 700K For France/Mexico U-17 World Cup Match: Monday’s France/Mexico U-17 World Cup Quarterfinal earned a 0.32 U.S. rating and 737,000 viewers on Galavision. The match drew nearly as many viewers as last year’s MLS Cup on ESPN (COL/DAL: 748K). (Son of the Bronx)