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SOCCER NOW BIGGER THAN HOCKEY, BASEBALL?

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Any lingering doubts about Americans’ interest in soccer were dispelled Monday when Nielsen released figures indicated that Sunday’s World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands attracted 24.3 million viewers, who tuned in to the match on ABC and Univision. It was the most-watched soccer game ever on U.S. television and left other, more “traditional” […]

NHL FINAL: BEST RATINGS INCE 1974

June 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The final game of hockey’s Stanley Cup averaged 7.57 million viewers in primetime, peaking in the 10:30 p.m. half-hour with 9.64 million. (Numbers for the 11:00 p.m. half hour were not immediately available, but were likely higher.) It was the biggest audience to watch a televised hockey match since 1974. The first two hours of […]

NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS SCORE A RATINGS SLAM DUNK

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sports specials continued to run counter to the downward trend of most broadcast network ratings as the first two games of the NBA championship series attracted the biggest audience in 16 years and the first three games of the NHL Stanley Cup drew the strongest ratings in six years. Game 2 of the NBA Finals […]

STANLEY CUP MAKES DECENT SHOWING AGAINST NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

June 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals went head-to-head against the second game of the NBA championships Sunday night and surprised everyone by posting its best ratings for a non-overtime Game 5 since 2002. The game, in which Chicago defeated Philadelphia 7-4, averaged 5.94 million viewers, peaking in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour with 6.91 million — a 54-percent […]

HOCKEY LIFTS NBC TO DEMO VICTORY

June 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals continued to draw above-average ratings for Game 2 between Philadelphia and Chicago Monday night. The hockey game averaged 5.91 million viewers — nothing to cheer about — but, more importantly, it ranked No. 1 among adults 18-49 during its last 90 minutes when it averaged 6.46 million. It […]

NHL ICES RATINGS V ICTORY

May 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

You’d hardly call a sports telecast that draws just 4.34 million viewers a big hit — unless it’s the coverage of hockey’s Stanley Cup, when an audience of that size is a big deal. In fact, Saturday’s coverage of the Blackhawks/Flyers first game on NBC produced the best ratings for a Stanley Cup Game 1 […]