Archive for April 27th, 2012

TV Ratings: Bulls Average Highest Rating Since 1998 (Also: Spurs Down, Sixers Up)

The Chicago Bulls hit a fourteen-year high in local television ratings during the lockout-shortened season. In other news, the San Antonio Spurs averaged their second-best rating and the Philadelphia 76ers hit a seven-year high.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: MSG Earns Highest Rangers Rating Since ’94 Finals; Devils Hit 11-Year High

Despite facing competition from the Devils, the Rangers hit an eighteen-year high in local television ratings for Thursday’s Game 7 win over the Senators.

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NBA Wrap: Viewership Drops on ESPN, But Net Has Second-Best Season

With the owners’ lockout forcing ESPN to air NBA games in some less-than-ideal timeslots, viewership for regular season games on the network declined from last year’s record.

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NFL Draft: ESPN, NFL Network, Combine For Over Eight Million Viewers

The 2012 NFL Draft attracted a near-record audience on ESPN and the NFL Network.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Most-Viewed on Record

The first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs averaged the highest viewership since at least the mid-1990s.

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NBA Wrap: TNT Has Highest Rated, Most-Viewed NBA Season (Again)

Despite being delayed and shortened by the owners’ five-month lockout, the 2011-12 NBA regular season was the highest rated and most-viewed ever on TNT.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Caps/Bruins Game 7 Most-Viewed First Round Game on Cable Since ’00

The seventh and deciding game between the Capitals and Bruins was not just a hit locally.

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NFL Draft: First Round Earns 4.8 Overnight on ESPN

Coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft earned strong numbers on ESPN.

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Blockbuster Heat/Knicks Series Highlights NBA Playoff Sked

The tenth straight season of NBA playoff coverage on ABC will begin with one of the highest-profile first round series in recent memory.

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