Recent sports TV ratings notes, including big increases for the Champs Sports Bowl and Alamo Bowl, a local ratings record for the Memphis Grizzlies, and a huge increase for the Knicks’ first game of the season on MSG Network.
- Champs Sports Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Up Big: Thursday’s Florida State/Notre Dame Champs Sports Bowl earned a 3.6 overnight rating on ESPN, up 64% from last year. Later in the day, the Baylor/Washington Alamo Bowl scored a 4.5 overnight, up 50%. (blog.mysanantonio.com)
- Grizzlies Set Local Ratings Record: Wednesday’s Thunder/Grizzlies NBA regular season game earned a 5.9 rating on SportSouth in the Memphis TV market, the highest rating ever for a regular season Grizzlies game on either SportSouth or Fox Sports Tennessee. (blogs.commercialappeal.com)
- Knicks’ MSG Network Opener Up 91%: MSG Network earned a 3.15 rating for Knicks/Warriors Wednesday night, up 91% from the first Knicks game on the network last season (NY/TOR: 1.65), and the network’s highest rating for a late night Knicks game (10 PM or later) since March 2000. (MSG Network)