Additional sports TV ratings, including the U.S. Open Men’s Final, the 2011 WNBA Playoffs, and the Kansas City Royals on Fox Sports Kansas City.
- Ratings and Viewership Rise For U.S. Open Men’s Final: The Novak Djokovic/Rafael Nadal U.S. Open Men’s Final drew a 2.3 final rating and 3.336 million viewers on CBS September 12, up 28% in ratings and 35% in viewership from the CBS portion of last year’s final (Nadal/Djokovic: 1.8, 2.466M), and flat and down 2%, respectively, compared to 2009 (Del Potro/Federer: 2.3, 3.391M). The last time the Men’s Final aired in the traditional Sunday afternoon timeslot (2007), the match drew a 3.7 and 5.363 million viewers. (Nielsen)
- More WNBA Playoff Numbers: The deciding Game 3 of the Liberty/Fever WNBA playoff series earned 233,000 viewers on ESPN2 Monday night. Later in the night, Game 3 between the Mercury and Storm drew 228,000. Both games outdrew Monday’s regional MLB coverage on MLB Network (STL/PHI*: 205K). (The Voice of TV)
- Royals Ratings Up Double-Digits: Kansas City Royals games have averaged a 3.4 rating on Fox Sports Kansas City this season, up 31% from last year. Ratings for games in September have increased by 19%, coming off a whopping 65% increase in August. (royalsblog.kansascity.com)