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Ratings News and Notes

  • Last week, “Speak for Yourself” with hosts Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock reached a four-month high in total viewers. The FS1 daily afternoon sports talk show followed that up with its most-watched week to-date (since its June 13, 2016 launch), averaging 177,000 viewers for Oct. 9-13. The Monday, Oct. 9 edition — the program’s most-watched telecast to-date — drew 470,000 viewers, which aired 15 minutes after the conclusion of the deciding Game 4 of the American League Division Series between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox.

    “The Herd” had only aired for three days during the week averaging 126,000 viewers but drew its best weekly average to-date (since its Sep. 8, 2015 FS1 launch).

    “Undisputed” (162,000 viewers for Oct. 9-13) scored its best week since July 10-14 (168,000 viewers).

    The recently-launched “First Things First” had its best week ever in its brief history (66,000 viewers for Oct. 9-13).

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NBCSN Top 25 (and Select) Programs

NBCSN ratings for October 9-15, 2017
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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBCSN is down 51 percent (161,000 vs. 330,000) from one week earlier and down 44 percent (161,000 vs. 289,000) from the same week one year ago (October 10-16, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is down 23 percent (93,000 vs. 121,000) from one week earlier and down 15 percent (83,000 vs. 110,000) from the same week one year ago (October 10-16, 2016).

Viewership averages for the following NBCSN programs of the week:

  • “Pro Football Talk AM” (Oct. 9-13): 20,000 (8,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Dan Patrick Show” (Oct. 9-13): 59.000 (18,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR America” (Oct. 9-13): 108,000 (54,000 adults 18-49)

Premier League: Pac-12: Bournemouth vs. Tottenham (CNBC, Oct. 14 10:00 a.m.-12:01 p.m.): 76,000 viewers (43,000 adults 18-49)

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Fox Sports 1 Top 25 (and Select) Programs

FS1 ratings for October 9-15, 2017
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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS1 is up 81 percent (2,923,000 vs. 1,618,000) from one week earlier and down 20 percent (2,923,000 vs. 3,648,000) from the same week one year ago (October 10-16, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 is up 52 percent (690,000 vs. 455,000) from one week earlier and down 23 percent (690,000 vs. 895,000) from the same week one year ago (October 10-16, 2016).

Viewership averages for the following FS1 programs of the week:

  • “First Things First” (FS1 Oct. 9-13): 66,000 (39,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Skip & Shannon: Undisputed” (FS1 Oct. 9-13): 162,000 (91,000 adults 18-49)
  • “The Herd” (FS1 Oct. 10-12): 126,000 (67,000 adults 18-49)
  • “The Herd” (FS2 Oct. 9): 30,000 (21,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Speak For Yourself” (FS1 Oct. 9-13): 177,000 (72,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR Race Hub” (FS1 Oct. 10-12): 167,000 (39,000 adults 18-49)
  • “MLB Whiparound” (FS1 Sep. 25-29): 67,000 (22,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ Sports” (FS1 Oct. 9-13 late night): 89,000 (47,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ Sports Weekend” (FS1 Late Oct. 15/Early Oct. 16 2:00-2:30 a.m.): 8,000 (1,000 adults 18-49)

College Football: Big 12: Bsylor @ Oklahona State (Fox Business Network, Oct. 14 6:00-7:20 p.m.): 55,000 viewers (19,000 adults 18-49)

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Fox Sports 2 Top 25 (and Select) Programs

FS2 ratings for October 9-15, 2017
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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS2 is up 73 percent (45,000 vs. 26,000) from one week earlier and up 15 percent (45,000 vs. 39,000) from the same week one year ago (October 10-16, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is up 14 percent (25,000 vs. 22,000) from one week earlier and up 19 percent (25,000 vs. 21,000) from the same week one year ago (October 10-16, 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.

  • Shawn Diiorio

    My guess is people left their tvs on after the ALCS and forgot to turn them off.

    • inku palios

      People watch Colin Cowherd & Jason Whitlock to hear what outrageous things they say.

      • Raymond Chuang

        It’s the same reason why ESPN’s “First Take” have good ratings–everybody wants to see what zany stuff Stephan A. Smith and Max Kellerman are going to say.

      • Shawn Diiorio

        so you can substitute outrageous for dumb and ignorant.