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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: June 30-July 6

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NBCSN Top 10 Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 F1 RACING: UK Sun 5:00PM- 7:30PM 150 0.2 415
2 INDYCAR CENTRAL POST Sun 3:44PM- 4:01PM 17 0.2 406
3 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Sat 7:59AM-12:05PM 246 0.2 366
4 INDYCAR SERIES: Pocono (live) Sun 12:58PM- 3:44PM 166 0.2 342
5 TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVE Sun 8:00AM-11:35AM 215 0.2 304
6 TOUR DE FRANCE – PRIME Sun 8:00PM-11:00PM 180 0.2 294
7 TOUR DE FRANCE – EXTRA Sun 11:35AM-12:00PM 25 0.2 293
8 F1 QUALIFYING Sat 2:00PM- 3:30PM 90 0.2 282
9 INDY LIGHTS Sun 4:01PM- 5:00PM 59 0.2 281
10 F1 EXTRA Sun 7:30PM- 8:00PM 30 0.1 252

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is up 17 percent (123,000 vs. 159,000) from one week earlier and down 32 percent (123,000 vs. 181,000) from the same week one year ago (July 1-7, 2013).

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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBCSN is up 5 percent (87,000 vs. 83,000) from one week earlier and down 23 percent (87,000 vs. 113,000) from the same week one year ago (July 1-7, 2013).

For their July 4th MLS evening doubleheader, New York/Houston (8:30-10:59 p.m.) averaged 71,000 viewers and Portland/L.A. Galaxy (10:59 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) averaged 109,000 viewers.

“Breeders Cup Challenge” on July 5 (5-6 p.m.) averaged 155,000 viewers.

“SportsDash with Yahoo Sports!” (June 30-July 3 noon-12:30 p.m.) averaged 20,000 viewers for the week.

Fox Sports 1 Top 10 Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE (live) Sun 9:00PM-11:39PM 159 0.7 1016
2 UFC PPV PRELIMS (live) Sat 8:00PM-10:00PM 120 0.6 1010
3 NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUALIFYING (live) Fri 5:00PM- 6:30PM 90 0.5 789
4 ULTIMATE FIGHTER PRELIMINARIES (live) Sun 7:00PM- 9:00PM 120 0.5 774
5 NASCAR LIVE (live) Fri 4:20PM- 5:00PM 40 0.3 589
6 ULTIMATE FIGHTER Wed 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.4 586
7 NASCAR NATIONWIDE QUALIFYING (live) Fri 3:00PM- 4:20PM 80 0.3 471
8 FOX SPORTS LIVE (live) Sun 11:39PM-12:47AM 68 0.3 391
9 UFC PPV PREFIGHT (live) Sat 7:17PM- 8:00PM 43 0.2 378
10 MLB REGULAR SEASON: Arizona/Atlanta Sat 4:00PM- 7:17PM 197 0.2 342

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS1 (with UFC programming) is up 42 percent (326,000 vs. 229,000) from one week earlier and up 174 percent (326,000 vs. 119,000) from the same week one year ago when it was known as Speed Channel (July 1-7, 2013).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 (with UFC programming) is up 24 percent (134,000 vs. 108,000) from one week earlier and up 21 percent (134,000 vs. 111,000) from the same week one year ago when it was known as Speed Channel (July 1-7, 2013).

Viewership ranges for the following FS1 programs of the week:

  • “Fox Sports Live”: 7,000 (on 6/30 1 a.m.) to 391,000 (on 7/6 11:39 p.m.)
  • “MLB Whiparound”: 12,000 (on 6/30 10 p.m.) to 83,000 (on 7/3 10 p.m.)
  • “America’s Pregame”: 15,000 (on 6/30 6 p.m.) to 45,000 (on 7/1 6 p.m.)

“Jockey Club Racing Tour” on July 6 (5-6:30 p.m.) averaged 174,000 viewers.

Fox Sports 2 Top 10 Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 NASCAR RACE HUB SPECIAL Sat 2:00PM- 3:00PM 60 0.0 65
2 NASCAR RACEDAY (live) Sat 5:30PM- 6:30PM 60 0.0 52
2 UFC 1 ON 1 Thu 7:30PM- 8:00PM 30 0.0 52
4 NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUALIFYING Sat 12:30PM- 2:00PM 90 0.0 40
5 UFC RELOADED Thu 9:00PM-12:00AM 180 0.0 39
6 UFC COUNTDOWN Tue 1:00AM- 2:00AM 60 0.0 37
7 ULTIMATE FIGHTER Sun 12:00PM- 1:00PM 60 0.0 35
8 SPECIAL OLYMPICS USA GAME Mon 11:00PM-12:00AM 60 0.0 33
8 UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK Fri 2:00PM- 2:30PM 30 0.0 33
10 ULTIMATE FIGHTER Sun 11:00AM-12:00PM 60 0.0 32

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS2 is down 8 percent (11,000 vs. 12,000) from one week earlier and down 77 percent (11,000 vs. 48,000) from the same week one year ago when it was known as Fuel (July 1-7, 2013).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is down 33 percent (10,000 vs. 15,000) from one week earlier and down 66 percent (10,000 vs. 29,000) from the same week one year ago when it was known as Fuel (July 1-7, 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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