Weekly Sports TV Ratings (February 11-February 17)

Posted by | February 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Ratings for select nationally televised sporting events from Saturday, February 11 through Friday, February 17.

Among the notable items:

  • Big Numbers For Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Fueled by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, final round coverage of the PGA Tour Pebble Beach Pro-Am earned a 4.9 final rating and 7.380 million viewers on CBS February 12 — up a whopping 113% and 115%, respectively, from last year. Meanwhile, final round action on The Golf Channel earned 2.337 million viewers, making it the most-viewed round ever on the network.
  • Over Three Million For Dog Show: Coverage of the Westminster Dog Show earned a 1.9 U.S. rating and 3.110 million viewers on USA Network February 14, down 14% in ratings and 12% in viewership from coverage on the comparable date last year (2.2, 3.522M).
  • Mid-Majors An Airball For ESPN2: The February 11 Arkansas-Little Rock/Middle Tennessee State men’s college basketball game earned an extremely low 0.1 U.S. rating and 97,000 viewers on ESPN2. Later in the day, New Mexico State/Utah State drew a 0.1 and 124,000 viewers, and Wichita State/#15 Creighton earned a 0.1 and 206,000. The night was capped off by another tiny audience — a 0.1 and 186,000 for Xavier/Temple.
  • … and the rest: Other notable events include the NHL on NBC and NBC Sports Network, USA Sevens Rugby on NBC, the English Premier League on ESPN2, and the PBA Tour Chameleon Open.

Weekly ratings for February 4-10 available here.

Sports TV Ratings (February 11-February 17)

Time Sport Event Net Rating Viewers (000)
Saturday, February 11
3 PM Golf Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Third Rd. CBS
2.6
3,851
9 PM NCAAMB UK 69, VANDY 63 ESPN
1.6
2,930
6:09 PM NCAAMB MSU 58, OSU 48 ESPN
1.6
2,607
1 PM NCAAMB CONN 67, SYR 85 CBS
1.2
1,793
4:14 PM NCAAMB UMD 55, DUKE 73 ESPN
1.3
1,743
12 PM NCAAMB LOU 77, WVU 74 ESPN
1.0
1,421
12:58 PM Golf Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Third Rd. GOLF
0.9
1,310
3:30 PM Rugby USA Sevens Rugby NBC
0.6
991
2:08 PM NCAAMB KST 64, TEX 75 ESPN
0.6
835
2 PM Extreme Winter Dew Tour NBC
0.6
754
1 PM Extreme USSA Freestyle International NBC
0.5
613
7:30 AM EPL MANU 2, LIV 1 ESPN2
0.4
588
7:06 PM NCAAMB ALA 58, LSU 67 ESPN2
0.3
479
10 PM NBA PHX 98, SAC 84 NBATV
0.2
239
5:03 PM NCAAMB WICH 89, CREI 68 ESPN2
0.1
206
7 PM NBA DEN 113, IND 109 NBATV
0.1
192
9:06 PM NCAAMB XAV 72, TEM 85 ESPN2
0.1
186
3:11 PM NCAAMB NMSU 80, UTSU 69 ESPN2
0.1
124
1:03 PM NCAAMB AKLR 60, MTSU 68 ESPN2
0.1
97
Sunday, February 12
3 PM Golf Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Final Rd. CBS
4.9
7,380
3:30 PM NBA CHI 91, BOS 95 ABC
2.6
4,069
12:58 PM Golf Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Final Rd. GOLF
1.5
2,337
7 PM NBA MIA 107, ATL 87 ESPN
1.4
2,215
1 PM NCAAMB ILL 61, MICH 70 CBS
1.6
2,174
12:30 PM NHL WSH 2, NYR 3 NBC
0.8
1,369
9:35 PM NBA UTA 98, MEM 88 ESPN
0.9
1,327
3 PM Extreme Winter Dew Tour NBC
0.7
1,087
4:30 PM Rugby USA Sevens Rugby NBC
0.7
1,074
1 PM NCAAMB SJU 61, GTWN 71 ESPN
0.5
761
3:03 PM PBA Chameleon Open ESPN
0.5
736
7:30 PM NHL PHI 3, DET 4 NBCSN
0.4
600
4:30 PM NCAAFB ‘College Football All-Star Challenge’ ESPN
0.3
470
Monday, February 13
8 PM Other 136th Westminster Dog Show USA
1.8
2,955
7 PM NCAAMB SYR 52, LOU 51 ESPN
1.3
1,738
9 PM Other 136th Westminster Dog Show CNBC
1.0
1,662
9:07 PM NCAAMB KU 59, KST 53 ESPN
1.0
1,452
Tuesday, February 14
8 PM Other 136th Westminster Dog Show USA
1.9
3,110
9:04 PM NCAAMB OSU 78, MIN 68 ESPN
0.7
1,006
7 PM NCAAMB FLA 61, ALA 52 ESPN
0.6
712
7 PM NBA MIA 105, IND 90 NBATV
0.3
525
9:35 PM NBA ‘NBA Gametime’ (30 minutes) NBATV
0.3
493
8:49 PM NBA ‘NBA Coast to Coast’ ESPN2
0.3
490
Wednesday, February 15
8 PM NCAAMB UNC 73, MIA 64 ESPN
0.9
1,271
10:01 PM NBA POR 93, GS 91 ESPN
0.8
1,137
Thursday, February 16
8:16 PM NBA BOS 80, CHI 89 TNT
1.6
2,429
10:54 PM NBA LAC 74, POR 71 TNT
1.2
1,732
7 PM NCAAMB WISC 55, MSU 69 ESPN
0.7
1,084
9:05 PM NCAAMB WVU 66, PITT 48 ESPN
0.6
769
Friday, February 17
10:35 PM NBA PHX 99, LAL 111 ESPN
1.3
2,085
8:06 PM NBA DAL 82, PHI 75 ESPN
1.0
1,611
8:30 PM NASCAR Budweiser Shootout Selection Show SPEED
0.5
898

(Information from Media Life Magazine; The Voice of TV [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]; Heat/Pacers numbers from Turner Sports via The Futon Critic)