TV Ratings: FS1 Averaging Under 500K For MLB (Also: PGA/CBS, Local NBA)

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Fox Sports 1 has gotten off to an inauspicious start for Major League Baseball coverage. In other news, the PGA Tour Zurich Classic tied a four-year low on CBS and several NBA teams attracted strong local numbers during the first round of the playoffs.

Fewer Than 500K For MLB on FS1 Thus Far

  • Fox Sports 1 has averaged 489,000 viewers for Major League Baseball coverage so far this season, according to Sports Business Daily. Last week, the network earned a 0.5 U.S. rating and 629,000 viewers for Angels/Yankees and a 0.3 and 446,000 for Cardinals/Pirates. (Sports Business Daily, Son of the Bronx)

PGA Zurich Classic Matches Four-Year Low

  • Final round coverage of the PGA Tour Zurich Classic of New Orleans earned a 1.7 final rating and 2.5 million viewers on CBS last Sunday, tying last year as the lowest rated final round since 2010. Third round coverage drew a 1.0 and 1.4 million viewers, also flat in ratings compared to last year. (Sports Business Daily)

Pacers, Hawks, Set Local Ratings Records; Grizzlies Also Strong

  • Thursday’s Game 6 of the Pacers/Hawks first round NBA playoff series earned a 10.4 rating on Fox Sports Indiana and a 4.84 on SportSouth in Atlanta, each setting a network record. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s Grizzlies/Thunder Game 5 drew a 10.0 rating on Fox Sports Tennessee, the second-best Grizzlies on a FOX RSN. Only Grizzlies/Spurs Game 5 in 2011 earned better numbers (11.8). (pacers.com, ajc.com, bizjournals.com)
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  • Yuri

    I really think MLB failed with their recent contract resigning with FOX they should’ve gone to NBC or ABC. The sport is going to continue to struggle nationally until this deal is over.