TV Ratings: 1.3 Million For EPL ‘Survival Sunday’ (Also: Sixers Ratings, NASCAR Nationwide Series)

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The English Premier League ‘Survival Sunday’ attracted over one million viewers across a variety of networks Sunday. In other news, just over 4% of Philadelphia TV homes watched the Sixers finish off the Bulls, and Friday’s Nationwide Series race had a double-digit rise in viewership.

  • 1.3 Million Viewers For ‘Survival Sunday’: Coverage of the English Premier League ‘Survival Sunday’ — featuring ten concurrent matches on eight networks and two digital outlets — combined for 1.348 million viewers across FX, Fox Soccer, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports Net, Speed Channel, Fuel TV, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes Sunday morning, up 72% from coverage on Fox Soccer, Fox Deportes, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes last year (728K). (Fox Sports Media Group press release via Fang’s Bites)
  • Sixers’ Clincher Earns 4.2 in Philadelphia: Game 6 of the Bulls/Sixers first round NBA playoff series drew a 4.2 rating on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia last Thursday, up slightly from a 4.0 for Game 5 on the same network. For both Game 5 and Game 6, the national broadcast on NBA TV was blacked out locally. The Sixers faced competition from the Flyers on NBC Sports Network on both nights. (Comcast)
  • Ratings, Viewership Rise For Nationwide Series From Darlington: Friday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 from Darlington drew a 1.0 U.S. rating and 1.591 million viewers on ESPN2, up a tick in ratings and 18% in viewership from last year (0.9, 1.351M), and up 11% in viewership from 2010 (1.430M, rating unavailable). (ESPN)
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