Archive for February, 2012

Weekly Sports TV Ratings (February 18-February 24)

Ratings for select nationally televised sporting events from Saturday, February 18 through Friday, February 24. Among the notable items: Nine-Year High For Northern Trust Open: The PGA Tour had another solid weekend, as final round […]

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NBA Update: Knicks Games Attract Big Numbers on ABC, TNT

The media frenzy surrounding the New York Knicks has begun to recede, but not before the team attracted some strong television audiences for ABC and TNT. The February 19 Mavericks/Knicks NBA regular season game earned […]

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Golf Update: PGA Tour Continues Red-Hot Start in the TV Ratings

The 2012 PGA Tour season has been red hot in the television ratings as of late. Final round coverage of the PGA Tour Northern Trust Open earned a 4.2 final rating and 6.234 million viewers […]

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2012 NBA All-Star Game and All-Star Saturday Night Both Down Double-Digits

Facing an Academy Awards telecast that attracted nearly 40 million viewers, it is no surprise that Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game was down double-digits from last year. The 2012 NBA All-Star Game drew a 4.4 U.S. […]

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Daytona 500: Marred By Delays, Race Ties Sixth-Lowest TV Rating Since ’79

Considering the extenuating circumstances, Monday’s Daytona 500 earned solid television ratings on FOX. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 earned an 8.0 final rating and 13.7 million viewers on FOX Monday night, down 8% in […]

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NASCAR Nationwide Series Sets Cable Viewership Record For Daytona Race

Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona may an afterthought due to the bizarre Daytona 500, but the race earned record numbers on ESPN. The NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300 earned a 2.9 U.S. rating […]

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NFL Moves 2012-13 Kickoff Game to Wednesday Due to Democratic National Convention

The 2012-13 NFL season will begin one day earlier thanks to the Democratic National Convention. The NFL Kickoff Game will take place on Wednesday, September 5 instead of Thursday, September 6, the NFL announced Tuesday. […]

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Daytona 500: After Rain and Fire Delays, Monday Night Race Earns 7.7 Overnight Rating

After two postponements and a two-hour fire delay, the 2012 Daytona 500 was down only slightly from last year. The 2012 Daytona 500 earned a 7.7 overnight rating on FOX Monday night, down 6% from […]

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TV Ratings: T-Wolves Have NBA’s Biggest Increase (Also: Sixers Up Big; Daytona Delay Solid)

The Minnesota Timberwolves had the largest increase in television ratings of any NBA team during the first half of the season. Meanwhile, Sixers ratings are also up substantially from last year, and FOX earned decent […]

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Monday Night NASCAR: Daytona 500 Delayed Again, Will Air Under the Lights at 7 PM ET on FOX

The waterlogged 2012 Daytona 500 has been postponed again and is now slated for primetime. NASCAR announced Monday that the Daytona 500 has been moved from 12 PM ET to 7 PM ET Monday night. […]

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