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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 04:  The official logo for the Rio 2016 Olympics games displays during a press conference of Two Years to Go to the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony on August 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

NETWORK PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
BRAVO SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND AM Sat 8/06/16 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 257 109
   TENNIS
BRAVO SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sat 8/06/16 12:00 PM 7:00 PM 349 137
   TENNIS
BRAVO SUMMER OLYMPICS PRIME Sat 8/06/16 7:00 PM 10:40 PM 705 246
   TENNIS
BRAVO SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND AM Sun 8/07/16 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 437 184
   TENNIS
BRAVO SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sun 8/07/16 12:00 PM 7:00 PM 677 267
   TENNIS
BRAVO SUMMER OLYMPICS PRIME Sun 8/07/16 7:00 PM 10:07 PM 654 237
   TENNIS
CNBC SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sat 8/06/16 5:14 PM 8:00 PM 840 367
   RUGBY, SOCCER, FENCING
CNBC SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sun 8/07/16 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 702 314
   RUGBY, SOCCER, SHOOTING
MSNBC SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sat 8/06/16 12:00 PM 5:00 PM 1153 426
   BEACH VOLLEYBALL, HANDBALL, TABLE TENNIS, ARCHERY
MSNBC SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sun 8/07/16 12:00 PM 5:07 PM 1101 442
   BEACH VOLLEYBALL, FENCING, HANDBALL, EQUESTRIAN
NBC UNIVERSO SUMMER OLYMPICS PM Wed 8/03/16 2:00 PM 8:01 PM 50 29
   
NBC UNIVERSO SUMMER OLYMPICS PM Thu 8/04/16 2:00 PM 7:03 PM 83 29
   
NBC UNIVERSO SUMMER OLYMPICS PM Fri 8/05/16 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 50 24
   
NBC UNIVERSO SUMMER OLYMPICS PM Sat 8/06/16 6:00 PM 8:14 PM 75 47
   
NBC UNIVERSO SUMMER OLYMPICS PM REPLAY Sun 8/07/16 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 3 1
   
NBC UNIVERSO SUMMER OLYMPICS PM Sun 8/07/16 4:00 PM 11:04 PM 162 99
   
USA SUMMER OLYMPICS PRE 1 Wed 8/03/16 2:59 PM 7:01 PM 385 168
   WOMEN’S SOCCER BRAZIL / CHINA, ZIMBABWE / GERMANY
USA SUMMER OLYMPICS PRE 1 Thu 8/04/16 1:59 PM 8:00 PM 456 196
   MEN’S SOCCER: HONDURAS / ALGERIA, ZIMBABWE / GERMANY, SWEDEN / COLOMBIA
USA SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sat 8/06/16 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 689 275
   WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY USA / ARGENTINA, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL BRAZIL / ARGENTINA, MEN’S WATER POLO FRANCE / MONTENEGRO
USA SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sun 8/07/16 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 902 356
   RUGBY, VOLLEYBALL

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NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sat 8/06/16 12:00 PM 7:03 PM 2055 954
RIO: WOMEN’S RUGBY, BASKETBALL, BEACH VOLLEYBALL, WATER POLO, WOMEN’S SOCCER USA / FRANCE, MEN’S BASKETBALL USA / CHINA
2 SUMMER OLYMPICS PRIME Sat 8/06/16 7:03 PM 12:00 AM 1857 851
RIO: SOCCER, TABLE TENNIS, BOXING
3 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (live) Mon 8/01/16 12:16 PM 3:49 PM 1468 306
POCONO: PENNSYLVANIA 400
4 SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND AM Sun 8/07/16 8:59 AM 12:00 PM 1424 640
RIO: BEACH VOLLEYBALL ARCHERY, FENCING, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL USA / SENEGAL
5 SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND PM Sun 8/07/16 12:00 PM 7:00 PM 1203 525
RIO: MEN’S BASKETBALL BRAZIL / LITHUANIA, MEN’S SOCCER GERMANY / SOUTH KOREA, ARCHERY, BASKETBALL
6 NASCAR RAIN DELAY Mon 8/01/16 3:49 PM 4:30 PM 1192 281
POCONO: PENNSYLVANIA 400
7 SUMMER OLYMPICS PRIME Sun 8/07/16 7:00 PM 12:01 AM 1168 527
RIO: MEN’S SOCCER BRAZIL / IRAQ
8 SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKEND AM Sat 8/06/16 8:59 AM 12:00 PM 1001 476
RIO: ARCHERY, SHOOTING, BEACH VOLLEYBALL, VOLLEYBALL
9 NASCAR SPRINT CUP START (live) Mon 8/01/16 11:50 AM 12:16 PM 938 208
POCONO: PENNSYLVANIA 400
10 SUMMER OLYMPICS PRE 2 Wed 8/03/16 7:01 PM 11:00 PM 788 359
RIO: WOMEN’S SOCCER: USA / NEW ZEALAND, FRANCE / COLOMBIA
11 NASCAR RAIN DELAY Mon 8/01/16 10:57 AM 11:50 AM 638 138
POCONO: PENNSYLVANIA 400
12 SUMMER OLYMPICS PRE 2 Thu 8/04/16 7:00 PM 11:03 PM 590 290
RIO: MEN’S SOCCER: FIJI / SOUTH KOREA, NIGERIA / JAPAN
13 NASCAR SC COUNTDOWN GREEN Mon 8/01/16 10:30 AM 10:57 AM 411 120
POCONO: PENNSYLVANIA 400
14 SUMMER OLYMPICS PRE 1 Wed 8/03/16 11:30 AM 7:01 PM 395 151
RIO: WOMEN’S SOCCER: SWEDEN / SOUTH AFRICA
17 NASCAR XFINITY QUALIFYING (live) Fri 8/05/16 4:32 PM 5:58 PM 374 93
ZIPPO 200 AT THE GLEN
19 SPORTS JEOPARDY Sat 8/06/16 12:00 AM 12:30 AM 364 157
20 SUMMER OLYMPICS PRE 1 Thu 8/04/16 11:59 AM 7:00 PM 324 129
RIO: MEN’S SOCCER: IRAQ / DENMARK, BRAZIL / SOUTH AFRICA, PORTUGAL / ARGENTINA
22 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRACTICE (live) Fri 8/05/16 3:00 PM 4:32 PM 281 65
CHEEZ-IT 355 AT THE GLEN
23 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRACTICE (live) Fri 8/05/16 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 280 53
CHEEZ-IT 355 AT THE GLEN
24 OLYMPIC FEATURE Mon 8/01/16 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 270 92
26 SPORTS JEOPARDY Sun 8/07/16 12:01 AM 12:30 AM 253 128
30 SPORTS JEOPARDY Sat 8/06/16 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 238 96
32 SUMMER OLYMPICS AM REPLAY Sun 8/07/16 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 213 62
RIO
34 NASCAR K&N SERIES Fri 8/05/16 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 200 38
38 SPORTS JEOPARDY Sun 8/07/16 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 184 89
39 SPORTS JEOPARDY Sat 8/06/16 1:30 AM 2:00 AM 182 65
40 SUMMER OLYMPICS OVERNIGHT REPLAY Sat 8/06/16 2:00 AM 6:00 AM 178 62
RIO
41 SPORTS JEOPARDY Sat 8/06/16 1:00 AM 1:30 AM 172 60
44 OLYMPIC FEATURE Tue 8/02/16 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 147 51
45 SPORTS JEOPARDY Sun 8/07/16 1:00 AM 1:30 AM 145 72
49 SPORTS JEOPARDY Sun 8/07/16 1:30 AM 2:00 AM 121 70
55 PARALYMPIC TRIALS Mon 8/01/16 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 108 30
57 OLYMPIC FEATURE Tue 8/02/16 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 99 35
58 NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE (live) Fri 8/05/16 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 95 17
ZIPPO 200 AT THE GLEN
65 FIVB WORLD LEAGUE Tue 8/02/16 11:00 PM 1:00 AM 68 32
67 OLYMPIC FEATURE Tue 8/02/16 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 66 28
81 GLOBAL RALLYCROSS Fri 8/05/16 8:30 AM 10:00 AM 33 7
92 NASCAR K&N SERIES Mon 8/01/16 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 23 6

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBCSN is up +165 percent (651,000 vs. 246,000) from one week earlier and up +514 percent (651,000 vs. 106,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is up +205 percent (461,000 vs. 151,000) from one week earlier and up +127 percent (461,000 vs. 203,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

Viewership averages for the following NBCSN programs of the week:

  • “NASCAR America” (Aug. 5): 265,000 (93,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Sports Jeopardy” (Aug. 5-6): 207,000 (92,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Countdown Green (USA, Aug. 7 2:00-2:30 p.m.): 1.391 million total viewers (362,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Start (USA, Aug. 7 2:30-2:57 p.m.): 2.576 million total viewers (642,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen (Watkins Glen, NY) (USA, Aug. 7 2:57-5:59 p.m.): 3.828 million total viewers (956,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Post Race (USA, Aug. 7 5:59-6:34 p.m.): 1.951 million total viewers (593,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying: Watkins Glen (CNBC, Aug. 6 12:00-1:30 p.m.): 406,000 total viewers (94,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Countdown Green (CNBC, Aug. 6 1:30-2:00 p.m.): 412,000 total viewers (53,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Start (CNBC, Aug. 6 2:00-2:28 p.m.): 688,000 total viewers (126,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race: Zippo 200 at the Glen (Watkins Glen, NY) (CNBC, Aug. 6 2:28-5:08 p.m.): 1.023 million total viewers (228,000 adults 18-49)

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Post Race (CNBC, Aug. 6 5:08-5:14 p.m.): 773,000 total viewers (166,000 adults 18-49)

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Fox Sports 1 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT (live) Sat 8/06/16 10:00 PM 1:27 AM 863 428
RODRIGUEZ / CACERES
2 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIM (live) Sat 8/06/16 8:00 PM 10:00 PM 662 325
RODRIGUEZ / CACERES
3 MLB REGULAR SEASON (live) Tue 8/02/16 7:00 PM 10:34 PM 546 106
ST. LOUIS / CINCINNATI
4 UFC RELOADED Thu 8/04/16 8:00 PM 11:00 PM 323 111
5 MLB REGULAR SEASON (live) Sat 8/06/16 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 316 65
BOSTON / LA DODGERS
6 FA COMMUNITY SHIELD (live) Sun 8/07/16 10:46 AM 1:01 PM 292 192
LEICESTER CITY / MANCHESTER FC
7 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POST (live) Sat 8/06/16 1:27 AM 2:27 AM 229 120
RODRIGUEZ / CACERES
8 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT (live) Sat 8/06/16 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 184 97
RODRIGUEZ / CACERES
9 MLB WHIPAROUND (live) Tue 8/02/16 10:34 PM 11:30 PM 167 42
10 UFC MAIN EVENT Wed 8/03/16 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 162 38
14 NHRA QUALIFYING Sat 8/06/16 2:27 AM 3:22 AM 134 63
15 NHRA QUALIFYING Sun 8/07/16 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 127 22
16 U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR (live) Sun 8/07/16 1:01 PM 4:35 PM 122 22
CHAMPIONSHIP
17 NHRA QUALIFYING Fri 8/05/16 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 109 25
NORTHWEST NATIONALS
21 FA CUP MATCH DAY (live) Sun 8/07/16 10:30 AM 10:46 AM 93 36
21 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER (live) Sun 8/07/16 9:30 PM 11:39 PM 93 69
NY RED BULLS / LA GALAXY
21 U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR (delay) Sat 8/06/16 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 93 7
SEMIFINALS
25 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER (live) Sun 8/07/16 7:00 PM 9:30 PM 91 44
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC / ORLANDO CITY SC
27 WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIPS (live) Sun 8/07/16 4:35 PM 7:00 PM 74 22
32 UFC WEIGH-IN (live) Fri 8/05/16 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 61 34
36 U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR (live) Fri 8/05/16 3:00 PM 6:18 PM 55 7
QUARTERFINALS
43 U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR (live) Thu 8/04/16 3:00 PM 5:38 PM 46 2
ROUNDS 2 AND 3
45 MLS POSTGAME (live) Sun 8/07/16 11:39 PM 12:02 AM 44 31
50 U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR (live) Wed 8/03/16 3:00 PM 6:05 PM 41 6
ROUND 1
55 AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL LEAGUE (live) Fri 8/05/16 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 38 21
WESTERN BULLDOGS / NORTH MELBOURNE KANGAROOS
58 GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLAN Wed 8/03/16 11:30 PM 12:00 AM 36 15
74 NASCAR VICTORY LANE Sun 8/07/16 12:02 AM 12:30 AM 28 8
95 AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL LEAGUE (live) Sat 8/06/16 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 18 12
WESTERN BULLDOGS / NORTH MELBOURNE KANGAROOS
104 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER (delay) Mon 8/01/16 9:30 AM 11:30 AM 15 2
104 UCL PLAYOFF ROUND DRAW (live) Fri 8/05/16 6:00 AM 6:20 AM 15 12
136 FA COMMUNITY SHIELD PREVIEW Fri 8/05/16 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 5 1

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS1 is up +45 percent (281,000 vs. 194,000) from one week earlier and up +27 percent (281,000 vs. 221,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 is down -3 percent (96,000 vs. 92,000) from one week earlier and down -7 percent (96,000 vs. 103,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

Viewership averages for the following FS1 programs of the week:

  • “Fox Sports Live with Jay and Dan” (FS1 Aug. 1-5): 44,000 (18,000 adults 18-49)
  • “The Herd” (FS1 Aug. 1-5): 52,000 (24,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Best Thing I Herd” (FS1 Aug. 1-2 & 4-5): 18,000 (12,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR Race Hub” (FS1 Aug. 1-2): 131,000 (24,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Speak For Yourself” (FS1 Aug. 1-5): 41,000 (13,000 adults 18-49)
  • “MLB Whiparound” (FS1 Aug. 1-5): 56,000 (16,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ Sports” (Aug. 1-5 late night): 47,000 (21,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ SportsWeekend” (Aug. 6 late night 3:22-3:50 a.m.): 102,000 (45,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Garbage Time with Katie Nolan” (Aug. 3 11:30 p.m.): 36,000 (15,000 adults 18-49)

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Fox Sports 2 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

VIEWER
RANK
PROGRAM DATE START
TIME
END
TIME
VIEWERS
(000)
A18-49
(000)
1 NASCAR RACEDAY (live) Sun 8/07/16 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 145 18
WATKINS GLEN
2 NHRA QUALIFYING Sun 8/07/16 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 95 15
3 UFC 200 GREATEST FIGHTERS Sat 8/06/16 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 81 27
4 NHRA QUALIFYING Sun 8/07/16 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 64 10
5 UFC WEIGH-IN Sat 8/06/16 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 63 9
6 ERA RODEO Wed 8/03/16 9:00 PM 11:00 PM 44 8
7 NHRA QUALIFYING Sat 8/06/16 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 42 5
7 NHRA RAIN (live) Sun 8/07/16 8:00 PM 8:34 PM 42 10
9 UFC RELOADED Tue 8/02/16 7:00 PM 10:00 PM 39 12
10 UFC MAIN EVENT Tue 8/02/16 3:00 AM 4:00 AM 37 7
15 SARATOGA LIVE (live) Sun 8/07/16 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 30 5
17 SARATOGA LIVE (live) Sat 8/06/16 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 29 6
18 WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIPS (live) Sun 8/07/16 4:00 PM 4:47 PM 27 3
42 AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL LEAGUE (live) Fri 8/05/16 6:00 AM 8:30 AM 16 6
RICHMOND TIGERS / COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES
49 AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL LEAGUE (live) Thu 8/04/16 5:30 AM 6:00 AM 14 0
RICHMOND TIGERS / COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES
49 SARATOGA LIVE (live) Thu 8/04/16 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 14 6
49 TOUR OF UTAH (delay) Fri 8/05/16 10:15 PM 12:15 AM 14 9
STAGE 5: ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK TO BOUNTIFUL
49 TOUR OF UTAH (delay) Sun 8/07/16 10:11 PM 12:11 AM 14 7
STAGE 7: PARK CITY
55 NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE (live) Sun 7/31/16 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 13 5
60 SARATOGA LIVE (live) Mon 8/01/16 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 12 1
60 TOUR OF UTAH (delay) Thu 8/04/16 6:30 PM 8:30 PM 12 9
STAGE 4: IM FLASH TO KEARNS
60 TOUR OF UTAH (delay) Sat 8/06/16 10:30 PM 12:30 AM 12 7
60 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Mon 8/01/16 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 12 3
67 TOUR OF UTAH (delay) Wed 8/03/16 6:30 PM 8:30 PM 11 6
STAGE 3: RICHFIELD TO PAYSON
76 CAL RIPKEN WORLD SERIES (live) Sat 8/06/16 8:00 PM 9:59 PM 10 4
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
76 NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE (live) Mon 8/01/16 6:00 AM 7:14 AM 10 2
76 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Tue 8/02/16 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 10 2
87 CAL RIPKEN WORLD SERIES (live) Fri 8/05/16 7:57 PM 10:15 PM 9 1
INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
103 SARATOGA LIVE (live) Wed 8/03/16 5:00 PM 6:30 PM 7 2
108 CAL RIPKEN WORLD SERIES (live) Fri 8/05/16 5:00 PM 7:20 PM 6 1
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS2 is down -63 percent (21,000 vs. 57,000) from one week earlier and down -63 percent (21,000 vs. 56,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is down -18 percent (18,000 vs. 22,000) from one week earlier and down -18 percent (18,000 vs. 22,000) from the same week one year ago (August 3-9, 2015).

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

About Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci is a contributor to Programming Insider and blogger at Son of the Bronx.