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Ratings News and Notes

  • F1 Racing from China on NBCSN in the late night of Apr. 8 was at a slight decrease from the year-ago F1 China race (Apr. 16, 2016) – down 3 percent in total viewers (263,000 vs. 272,000) and down 7 percent in adults 18-49 (106,000 vs. 114,000).
  • The Long Beach race as part of the IndyCar Series on NBCSN from Apr. 9 drew 321,000 viewers, 83,000 of them in the adults 18-49 demo. This was down one-fifth (in viewers) and down 14 percent (in adults 18-49) from Apr. 17, 2016 (402,000 viewers/96,000 adults 18-49).
  • Apr. 8’s Thoroughbred Prep Horse Racing on NBCSN drew 197,000 viewers along with 38,000 adults 18-49, down 17 percent (in viewers) and down nearly one-third (in adults 18-49) from Apr. 9, 2016 horse racing event (238,000 viewers/56,000 adults 18-49).
  • It was a mixed bag of ratings results for the two New York Yankees road games on FS1 from Apr. 5 and 8:
    • The Yankees game in Tampa Bay versus the Rays on Wed. Apr. 5 — televised exclusively nationwide including the New York and Tampa markets — delivered large increases from the mid-week FS1 game during MLB opening week in 2016 (Rangers-Angels, Apr. 7, 2016); up 56 percent in total viewers (579,000 vs. 371,000) and up 21 percent in adults 18-49 (195,000 vs. 161,000).
    • The Yankees at the Baltimore Orioles on Sat. Apr. 8 — blacked out in the New York and Baltimore markets — was down 34 percent (in viewers) and down 58 percent (in adults 18-49) from the year-ago late Saturday afternoon FS1 game (Dodgers-Giants, Apr. 10, 2016: 544,000 viewers/220,000 adults 18-49).
  • The UFC 210 Prelims on FS1 Sat. Apr. 8 (723,000 viewers/357,000 adults 18-49) was -13 percent (in viewers) and -18 percent (in adults 18-49) from FS1’s UFC 197 Prelims (Apr. 23, 2016: 835,000 viewers/436,000 adults 18-49).
  • Following the UFC 210 Prelims on FS1 on Apr. 8, the Monster Energy Supercross event from Seattle (282,000 viewers/138,000 adults 18-49) was +26 percent (in viewers) and +31 percent (in adults 18-49) from Supercross in Indianapolis on the year-ago Saturday (Apr. 9, 2016: 223,000 viewers/105,000 adults 18-49).
  • FS1’s women’s soccer international friendly between the United States and Russia on Thu. Apr. 6 fell 14 percent in viewers (253,000 vs. 296,000) and 31 percent (98,000 vs. 144,000) from the year-ago women’s friendly of USA-Colombia on Apr. 6, 2016.
  • Edner Cherry-Omar Douglas Apr. 4 FS1 bout on Premier Boxing Champions (205,000 viewers) grew 12 percent in viewership from the year-ago Tuesday FS1 PBC bout of Ivan Redkach-Luis Cruz (Apr. 19, 2016: 183,000 viewers). In addition, 204,000 viewers tuned into another of FS1’s PBC bouts on Sun. Apr. 9 that had featured Josesito Lopez versus Saul Corral.

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NBCSN Top 25 (and Select) Programs


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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBCSN is down -33 percent (172,000 vs. 255,000) from one week earlier and down -30 percent (172,000 vs. 244,000) from the same week one year ago (April 4-10, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is down -6 percent (101,000 vs. 107,000) from one week earlier and up +1 percent (101,000 vs. 100,000) from the same week one year ago (April 4-10, 2016).

Viewership averages for the following NBCSN programs of the week:

  • “Pro Football Talk Live AM” (Apr. 3-7): 16,000 (8,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Dan Patrick Show” (Apr. 3-7): 58,000 (24,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR America” (Apr. 3-6): 82,000 (14,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Sports Jeopardy” (Apr. 5 & 9): 60,000 (25,000 adults 18-49)

Premier League: Liverpool vs. Stoke City (CNBC, Apr. 8 10:00 a.m.-12:01 p.m.): 172,000 viewers (103,000 adults 18-49)

Premier League: Manchester United vs. Everton (NBC Universo, Apr. 4 2:55-5:05 p.m.) 9,000 viewers (8,000 adults 18-49)

Premier League: Chelsea vs. Manchester City (NBC Universo, Apr. 5 2:55-5:00 p.m.) 38,000 viewers (27,000 adults 18-49)

Premier League: Tottenham vs. Watford (NBC Universo, Apr. 8 7:25-9:30 a.m.) 14,000 viewers (8,000 adults 18-49)

Premier League: Tottenham vs. Watford (NBC Universo, Apr. 8 9:55 a.m.-noon) 26,000 viewers (14,000 adults 18-49)

Premier League: Bournemouth vs. Chelsea (NBC Universo, Apr. 8 12:25-2:32 p.m.) 26,000 viewers (13,000 adults 18-49)

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Fox Sports 1 Top 25 (and Select) Programs


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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS1 is up +35 percent (269,000 vs. 199,000) from one week earlier and down -21 percent (269,000 vs. 341,000) from the same week one year ago (April 4-10, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 is down -47 percent (117,000 vs. 220,000) from one week earlier and down -23 percent (117,000 vs. 152,000) from the same week one year ago (April 4-10, 2016).

Viewership averages for the following FS1 programs of the week:

  • “Skip & Shannon: Undisputed” (FS1 Apr. 3-7): 122,000 (71,000 adults 18-49)
  • “The Herd” (FS1 Apr. 3-6): 97,000 (49,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Speak For Yourself” (FS1 Apr. 3-6): 58,000 (27,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR Race Hub” (FS1 Apr. 3-4 & 6): 155,000 (27,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition” (FS1 Mar. 31): 206,000 (49,000 adults 18-49)
  • “MLB Whiparound” (FS1 Apr. 3-7): 66,000 (30,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ Sports” (FS1 Apr. 3-7 late night): 32,000 (16,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ Sports” (FS2 Apr. 4-7 9:00-9:30 a.m.): 5,000 (3,000 adults 18-49)

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Fox Sports 2 Top 25 (and Select) Programs


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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS2 is up +13 percent (34,000 vs. 30,000) from one week earlier and down -11 percent (34,000 vs. 38,000) from the same week one year ago (April 4-10, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is even (19,000 vs. 19,000) from one week earlier and down -17 percent (19,000 vs. 23,000) from the same week one year ago (April 4-10, 2016).

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.

  • Ted Mark

    I always wonder how many would be watching if the events were on broadcast channels, rather than cable/satellite. I wonder if advertisers care that fewer and fewer people are watching on cable/satellite.

  • Matt Sarzyniak

    Pretty sure FS1 MLB games aren’t blacked out in local markets when non-exclusive. They coexist in those cases. FS1 may have been how some LAD fans saw the game cited from 2016.