Weekly Sports TV Ratings (February 4-February 10)

Posted by | February 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Ratings for select nationally televised sporting events from Saturday, February 4 through Friday, February 10.

Among the notable items:

  • Giants/Patriots sets record: The Giants/Patriots Super Bowl was the highest rated U.S. television program since 1994 and the most-viewed of all-time.
  • Golf’s Phoenix Open Up Double-Digits: The final round of golf’s Phoenix Open (2.0, 3.069M) was up 11% in ratings and 14% in viewership from last year (1.8, 2.699M).
  • Duke/UNC beats Lakers/Celtics: Wednesday’s Duke/North Carolina rivalry game on ESPN earned slightly better numbers than Lakers/Celtics the next night on TNT.
  • To the Dogs: A February 4 dog show on ABC earned a higher rating and more viewers than college hoops on CBS and UFC coverage on FX the same day.
  • … and the rest: Other notable events include the NFL Honors on NBC, the English Premier League on both ESPN2 and FOX, and the PBA Tour Chris Paul Celebrity Invitational.

Sports TV Ratings (February 4-February 10)

Time Sport Event Net Rating Viewers (000)
Saturday, February 4
9 PM NFL "NFL Honors" NBC
2.2
3,524
8:59 PM NCAAMB KU 71, MIZZ 74 ESPN
1.5
2,432
6:09 PM NCAAMB UK 86, SC 52 ESPN
1.3
2,163
4 PM NCAAMB UNC 83, UMD 74 ESPN
1.5
2,119
3 PM Golf (M) Phoenix Open, Third Rd. CBS
1.3
1,940
2 PM NCAAMB OSU 58, WISC 52 ESPN
1.3
1,870
2 PM Other AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (Dog Show) ABC
1.1
1,655
8 PM Boxing World Championship Boxing HBO
0.8
1,509
4 PM Figure Skating "Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice" NBC
1.0
1,488
8 PM MMA UFC Prelims FX
0.9
1,443
1 PM NCAAMB Regional action CBS
0.9
1,268
2 PM Figure Skating U.S. Figure Skating Championships NBC
0.8
1,187
12 PM NCAAMB SYR 95, SJU 70 ESPN
0.9
1,241
6 PM NCAAMB ISU 77, OKLA 70 ESPN2
0.3
513
12:58 PM Golf Phoenix Open, Third Rd. GOLF
0.4
510
5:30 PM NFL Hall of Fame Announcement Show NFLN
0.2
372
8 PM NCAAMB MISS 67, ALA 69 ESPN2
0.3
337
8:29 PM NBA CHI 113, MIL 90 WGN
0.2
317
10 PM NBA DEN 97, POR 117 NBATV
0.2
300
7 PM NBA ORL 85, IND 81 NBATV
0.2
286
7:55 AM Soccer ARS 7, BLA 1 ESPN2
0.2
264
12 PM NCAAMB DET 65, BUT 61 ESPN2
0.2
264
2:14 PM NCAAMB TEM 73, RI 56 ESPN2
0.1
147
Sunday, February 5
6:31 PM NFL NYG 21, NE 17 NBC
47.0
111,346
9:58 PM NFL Super Bowl postgame NBC
33.7
76,803
3 PM Golf (M) Phoenix Open, Final Rd. CBS
2.0
3,069
10:14 PM NFL NFL Primetime ESPN
1.6
2,659
1 PM NCAAMB MICH 54, MSU 64 CBS
1.1
1,611
11 AM EPL CHE 3, MANU 3 FOX
0.8
1,377
2 PM NCAAMB VILL 70, PITT 79 ESPN
0.7
1,147
12 PM Extreme AMA Supercross: Anaheim CBS
0.5
1,105
9:53 PM NFL NFL Gameday Final NFLN
0.4
723
4:15 PM PBA Chris Paul Celebrity Invitational ESPN
0.5
708
Monday, February 6
7 PM NCAAMB CONN 59, LOU 80 ESPN
0.5
752
9:04 PM NCAAMB TEX 70, TAMU 68 ESPN
0.5
657
2:55 PM EPL LIV 0, TOT 0 ESPN
0.2
288
Tuesday, February 7
7 PM NCAAMB FLA 58, UK 78 ESPN
1.3
1,958
9:09 PM NCAAMB PUR 84, OSU 87 ESPN
1.2
1,764
Wednesday, February 8
9:14 PM NCAAMB DUKE 85, UNC 84 ESPN
2.2
3,121
7 PM NCAAMB SYR 64, GTWN 61 ESPN
1.4
2,123
7 PM NCAAMB KU 68, BAY 54 ESPN2
0.5
773
Thursday, February 9
8 PM NBA LAL 88, BOS 87 TNT
2.1
3,112
10:30 PM NBA OKC 101, SAC 106 TNT
1.4
1,929
Friday, February 10
8 PM NBA LAL 85, NY 92 ESPN
1.9
3,002
10:30 PM NBA OKC 101, UTA 87 ESPN
1.4
2,086

(Numbers from Media Life Magazine, The Voice of TV [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], with additional information from Sports Business Daily)

  • The Brad

    no liverpool/tottenham #’s for feb. 6 on espn2? 

    • Paulsen

      Sorry, I didn’t find those numbers.

      • Paulsen

         Those requested Liverpool/Tottenham numbers have been added.

  • Stingbee30

    It would be important to add the 500K or so from FOX Deportes to EPL number on FOX (An asterisk would suffice to make that point). Thanks

    • Paulsen

       Haven’t seen those Fox Deportes numbers.