TV Ratings: Season-Low For Sunday Night Baseball (Also: IndyCar, PGA/CBS)


Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN hit a season-low opposite Little League Baseball on ESPN2 last week. In other news, IndyCar had a big increase despite hitting a season-low on NBCSN, and the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship hit a three-year high on CBS.

Sunday Night Baseball Hits Low, Beaten By LLWS

  • The Athletics/Braves Sunday Night Baseball game drew a 0.9 U.S. rating and 1.4 million viewers on ESPN last weekend, down 57% in ratings and 56% in viewership from Yankees/Red Sox last year (2.1, 3.1M) and the least-viewed Sunday night game of the season. The telecast finished well behind the competing Pennsylvania/Texas Little League World Series game on ESPN2 (1.5, 2.4M). (Sun. numbers from Awful Announcing)

Season-Low For IndyCar, But Still Up Big

  • Last Sunday’s IndyCar Series race from Milwaukee earned 320,000 viewers on NBCSN, up 63% from last year (196K) but down 77% from the 2012 race on ABC (1.4M). Though up substantially from last year, the race ranks as the least-viewed of the season on NBCSN. (Sun. numbers from Awful Announcing)

Three-Year High For PGA Wyndham Championship

  • Final round coverage of the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship drew a 1.3 final rating and 1.9 million viewers on CBS Sunday, marking the highest rated final round since 2011 (1.6). Third round action last Saturday drew a 1.0 and 1.4 million. (Wknd. numbers from Sports Business Daily)