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.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)