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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: July 21-27

NBCSN Top 10 Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 TOUR DE FRANCE – EXTRA Sun 1:40PM- 2:00PM 20 0.3 425
2 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Sun 9:00AM- 1:40PM 280 0.3 421
3 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Wed 8:00AM-11:26AM 206 0.2 315
4 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Sat 8:00AM-12:00PM 240 0.2 310
5 F1 RACING: Hungary Sun 2:00PM- 4:42PM 162 0.2 292
6 TOUR DE FRANCE – EXTRA Tue 11:30AM-11:45AM 15 0.2 258
7 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Tue 8:00AM-11:30AM 210 0.2 241
8 TOUR DE FRANCE – PRIME Thu 8:00PM-11:00PM 180 0.1 234
9 TOUR DE FRANCE – EXTRA Wed 11:26AM-12:00PM 34 0.2 230
10 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Thu 8:00AM-11:28AM 208 0.2 227

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is down 25 percent (159,000 vs. 212,000) from one week earlier and up 161 percent (159,000 vs. 61,000) from the same week one year ago (July 22-28, 2013).

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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBCSN is down 14 percent (115,000 vs. 134,000) from one week earlier and up 135 percent (115,000 vs. 49,000) from the same week one year ago (July 22-28, 2013).

The week’s per-minute viewer average of NBCSN’s “2014 Tour De France” live telecasts were 295,000 viewers; prime-time coverage of the Tour averaged 168,000.

Major League Soccer’s Chicago/San Jose (10:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.) averaged 67,000 viewers.

84,000 watched July 22nd’s “Spartan Race” (11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.).

Fox Sports 1 Top 10 Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 NCWTS RACING: Mudsummer Classic Wed 8:58PM-11:00PM 122 0.6 873
2 NCWTS SETUP (live) Wed 8:29PM- 8:58PM 29 0.3 540
3 NCWTS QUALIFYING (live) Wed 7:00PM- 8:29PM 89 0.3 434
4 NASCAR NATIONWIDE QUALIFYING (live) Sat 12:00PM- 1:30PM 90 0.3 410
5 NASCAR RACEDAY (live) Sun 10:00AM-12:00PM 120 0.3 351
6 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY (live) Wed 11:00PM-12:58AM 118 0.2 308
7 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRACTICE (live) Fri 11:30AM- 1:00PM 90 0.2 251
8 MONSTER JAM Sun 12:00PM- 1:00PM 60 0.1 234
9 INSIDE MONSTER JAM Sun 1:00PM- 2:00PM 60 0.1 226
10 MLB REGULAR SEASON: Cleveland/Kansas City Sat 6:55PM-10:19PM 204 0.2 223

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS1 is down 18 percent (199,000 vs. 243,000) from one week earlier and down 36 percent (199,000 vs. 311,000) from the same week one year ago when it was known as Speed Channel (July 22-28, 2013).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 is down 2 percent (85,000 vs. 87,000) from one week earlier and down 37 percent (85,000 vs. 134,000) from the same week one year ago when it was known as Speed Channel (July 22-28, 2013).

Refer to the article by Awful Announcing’s Steve Lepore about the ratings for MLS/EPL exhibitions on ESPN/ESPN2 versus MLB on Fox Sports 1.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Mudsummer Classic from Eldora on July 23 (8:58-11:00 p.m.) delivered 265,000 adults 18-49 (0.2 demo rating).

Viewership averages for the following FS1 programs of the week:

  • “Fox Sports Live” (average of each night’s most-watched telecast): 58,000
  • “NASCAR Race Hub”: 121,000
  • “MLB Whiparound”: 24,000
  • “America’s Pregame”: 37,000
  • “Mike Francesa Show”: 57,000 (FS1 July 22), 11,000 (FS2 July 22), 33,000 (FS1 July 23), and 7,000 (FS2 July 23)

“United Sportscar Championship” from Indianapolis on July 25 (5:30-8:32 p.m.) averaged 103,000 viewers and earned a 0.1 household rating.

Fox Sports 2 Top 10 Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 INTERNATIONAL CHAMP CUP (live) Sun 6:00PM- 6:20PM 20 0.1 76
2 UFC ROAD TO THE OCTAGON Sat 3:00PM- 4:00PM 60 0.0 68
3 UFC FOX FIGHT NIGHT (delay) Sun 6:20PM- 8:00PM 100 0.0 59
4 INTERNATIONAL CHAMP CUP (live) Sat 6:13PM- 8:15PM 122 0.0 58
4 ULTIMATE FIGHTER Sun 9:30AM-10:30AM 60 0.0 58
6 UFC WEIGH-IN Sat 4:00PM- 5:00PM 60 0.0 53
6 ULTIMATE FIGHTER Thu 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.0 53
8 BEST OF WEC Wed 9:00PM-10:00PM 60 0.0 37
8 UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK Wed 10:00PM-10:30PM 30 0.0 37
8 UFC FIGHTERS CUT Sat 2:00AM- 2:30AM 30 0.0 37

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS2 is up 45 percent (16,000 vs. 11,000) from one week earlier and down 52 percent (16,000 vs. 33,000) from the same week one year ago when it was known as Fuel (July 22-28, 2013).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is up 9 percent (12,000 vs. 11,000) from one week earlier and down 45 percent (12,000 vs. 22,000) from the same week one year ago when it was known as Fuel (July 22-28, 2013).

Source: Nielsen Media Research

About Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci is a contributor to TV Media Insights and blogger at Son of the Bronx.

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