Recent sports TV ratings notes, including overnight ratings for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, college football ratings on ESPN, ESPN2, FX and Versus (including Auburn/Arkansas), and a ratings record for the Philadelphia Flyers on CSN Philadelphia.
- NLCS Game 4 Earns 4.2 Overnight: Thursday’s Game 4 of the Brewers/Cardinals National League Championship Series earned a 4.2 overnight rating on TBS, down 45% from Game 4 of last year’s ALCS on TBS (TEX/NYY: 7.6), but down only 5% from Game 4 of the 2009 NLCS on TBS (LAD/PHI: 4.4). Game 4 of last year’s NLCS on FOX earned a 6.6 overnight. (Turner Sports)
- Big Drop For Auburn/Arkansas: Saturday’s #15 Auburn/#10 Arkansas college football game earned a 1.9 U.S. rating and 3.181 million viewers on ESPN, down 39% in ratings and 40% in viewership from Week 6 last year (LSU/UF: 3.1, 5.381M). Despite the drop, the game earned the top college football audience of the day on cable. Also Saturday night, ESPN2 earned a 1.4 and 2.412 million for Georgia/Tennessee, FX scored a 0.5 and 824,000 for #24 Texas A&M/Texas Tech, and Versus drew a 0.2 and 274,000 for Colorado/#7 Stanford. (The Voice of TV)
- Flyers Set Ratings Record on CSN Philadelphia: Wednesday’s Canucks/Flyers NHL regular season game earned a 5.1 rating on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, the highest rating ever for a regular season Flyers game on the network, and more than double last year’s full season average of 2.4. (Comcast SportsNet)