Ratings: English Premier League, NHL on NBC, NBA on NBA TV


Recent sports TV ratings notes, including overnight ratings for Sunday’s live English Premier League match on FOX, an increase for the Capitals/Penguins NHL game on NBC, and a viewership record for Lakers/Clippers on NBA TV.

  • FOX Earns 0.9 Overnight For First Live EPL Match: Sunday’s Manchester United/Arsenal English Premier League match, the first ever live EPL telecast on U.S. broadcast television, earned a 0.9 overnight rating on FOX — lower than the overnights for the network’s previous three EPL telecasts this season, which each aired in the afternoon on tape delay. (Sports Business Daily)
  • NBC’s Caps/Pens Up Slightly From Last Year: NBC earned a 1.1 overnight rating for the Capitals/Penguins NHL regular season game on Sunday, up a tick from last year (PHI/CHI: 1.0), but down 15% from 2010 (PIT/PHI: 1.3). (Sports Business Daily)
  • NBA TV Earns Largest Ever Regular Season Audience: The January 14 Lakers/Clippers NBA regular season game drew 756,000 viewers on NBA TV, the largest audience ever for a regular season NBA game on the network. Keep in mind NBA TV has only been a Nielsen-rated network for two seasons. As of last Tuesday, regular season viewership on NBA TV was up 68% from last year. (Turner Sports)
  • http://asportsscribe.blogspot.com Jason Clinkscales

    Not that I expect live EPL matches to light the country on fire just yet, but is it me or was ManU/Arsenal underpromoted? It seemed as if FOX was more apt to hustle American Idol during the NFL playoffs than this match. And their upcoming UFC card could have gotten a little more burn, too.