Recent sports TV ratings news, including Week 4 of the college football season on FX and Versus, Week 5 action on ESPN, and the deciding game of the Dream/Fever WNBA playoff series.
- Over One Million For Missouri/Oklahoma on FX: Wrapping up Week 4 of the college football season, Missouri/#1 Oklahoma college football game earned a 1.2 U.S. rating and 1.875 million viewers on FX September 24, up 200% in ratings and 172% in viewership from the previous week’s game (SYR/USC: 0.4, 675K). Over on Versus, #9 Nebraska/Wyoming scored a 0.4 and 586,000 viewers. (The Voice of TV)
- Double-Digit Drop For South Florida/Pittsburgh: In Week 5 college football action, Thursday’s #16 South Florida/Pittsburgh game drew 2.878 million viewers on ESPN, down 21% from last year (TAMU/OKST: 3.655M), and down 11% from 2009 (COL/WVU: 3.218M). (TV By the Numbers)
- WNBA Playoff Numbers: Tuesday’s Dream/Fever Game 3, the deciding game of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals, earned a 0.2 U.S. rating and 353,000 viewers on ESPN2. Atlanta’s win outdrew every ESPN2 talk show Tuesday, including Jim Rome is Burning (134K), SportsNation (218K) and ESPN First Take (256K). However, the game was no match for ESPN’s primetime programming, which included the documentary Catching Hell (1.379M) and two episodes of the 2011 World Series of Poker (507K and 590K). (The Voice of TV)