Archive for May, 2012

NBA Playoffs: Celtics/Heat Game 2 Down From Opener, Still Strong

The Celtics/Heat Eastern Conference Finals earned another big audience on Wednesday.

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NBC Sports has hired former Steelers WR Hines Ward as an NFL and college football analyst. Also, Charissa Thompson will make her ‘SportsNation’ debut next week, and Al Michaels will tape a segment for NBC’s […]

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Yikes — Kings/Devils Loses to Celtics/Heat in Both Home Markets

In a bit of a black eye for the NHL, Game 1 of the Kings/Devils Stanley Cup Final was not even the highest rated sporting event of the night in the teams’ home markets.

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NBA Playoffs: Thunder/Spurs Continues to Trend Above Previous Western Finals

Viewership for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals hit a three-year high on TNT.

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Stanley Cup Final: Kings/Devils Opener Earns Lowest SCF Overnight on Broadcast Since 2007

Despite featuring the top two television markets, overnight ratings dropped double-digits for the first game of the Stanley Cup Final.

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NBA Playoffs: Another 6.6 Overnight For Celtics/Heat Game 2

ESPN earned another strong overnight rating for the Celtics/Heat series, though the numbers continue to trail Heat/Bulls last year.

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TV Ratings: Slight Bump For Thunder/Spurs Game 1 in OKC (Also: PGA Tour, Nationwide Series)

Game 1 of the Thunder/Spurs series was up slightly from last year in Oklahoma City. In other news, overnights for the PGA Tour were mixed over the weekend, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series had a […]

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Three Rounds Most-Viewed Since ’97

Entering the Stanley Cup Final, viewership for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs hit a fifteen-year high on the NBC family of networks.

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NBA Playoffs: Nine Million Viewers For Celtics/Heat Game 1

ESPN drew strong numbers for series-opener between the Celtics and Heat.

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Indy 500: Rating Highest Since ’08; Race Still Loses to NASCAR

Ratings and viewership hit four-year highs for the 2012 Indy 500.

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