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Ratings News and Notes

  • The 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final saw positive ratings gains for NBC, but overall, NHL Live post-game coverage on NBCSN after each Stanley Cup Final game drew below last year’s post-game coverage. Compared to 2016, only the post-Game 5 edition on June 8 grew (103,000 viewers vs. June 9, 2016’s 98,000 viewers); “NHL Live” after Game 4 on June 5 was down 33 percent (125,000 viewers vs. June 6, 2016’s 187,000 viewers) and after the series-clinching Game 6 on June 11, although the week’s second-most-watched NBCSN telecast, was down 21 percent (360,000 viewers vs. June 12, 2016’s 459,000 viewers).

  • IndyCar’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600 race from Texas on NBCSN on June 10 posted 561,000 viewers, increases of 76 percent from last year’s rain-delayed race that split the event over two separate dates (June 11 and August 27, 2016: average of 319,000 viewers) and 30 percent from two years prior (431,000 viewers on June 6, 2015). The Texas IndyCar race had been known as the Firestone 600 from 2014-16.

  • NBCSN’s coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup sailing competition during the early afternoons of June 10-11 averaged 215,000 viewers. This was 49 percent above America’s Cup sailing from Chicago on the year-ago weekend (June 11-12, 2016: 145,000 viewers).

  • The Belmont Stakes Prep on NBCSN in the late afternoon of June 10 drew 237,000 viewers, down 19 percent from the year prior (291,000 viewers on June 11, 2016).

  • Like last week, a NASCAR race lead-in greatly boosted a tape-delayed NHRA telecast on FS1. The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Summernationals from Englishtown, N.J. on June 11 in the early evening attracted 1.623 million viewers, significantly up 51 percent from last year’s NHRA Summernationals (June 12, 2016: 1.068 million viewers) that was also aided by a then-NASCAR Sprint Cup race lead-in. It had also aired live on FS1 prior to the NASCAR Monster Cup Series: Pocono on June 11 and had drawn 567,000 viewers.

  • ARCA Racing’s General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 race from the Poconos on FS1 June 9 registered 291,000 viewers, down 18 percent from last year’s race (June 3, 2016: 356,000 viewers).

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NBCSN Top 25 (and Select) Programs

NBCSN ratings for June 5-11, 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 -81 percent (174,000 vs. 931,000) from one week earlier and up +8 percent (174,000 vs. 161,000) from the same week one year ago (June 6-12, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is down -58 percent (83,000 vs. 198,000) from one week earlier and up +5 percent (83,000 vs. 79,000) from the same week one year ago (June 6-12, 2016).

Viewership averages for the following NBCSN programs of the week:

  • “Pro Football Talk Live AM” (June 5-9): 22,000 (10,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Dan Patrick Show” (June 5-9): 58,000 (24,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR America” (June 5-7): 74,000 (18,000 adults 18-49)

F1 Qualifying: Canada (CNBC, June 10 1:00-2:30 p.m.) 128,000 viewers (51,000 adults 18-49)

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Fox Sports 1 Top 25 (and Select) Programs

FS1 ratings for June 5-11, 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 +149 percent (605,000 vs. 243,000) from one week earlier and down -25 percent (605,000 vs. 807,000) from the same week one year ago (June 6-12, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 is up +16 percent (282,000 vs. 243,000) from one week earlier and down -26 percent (282,000 vs. 380,000) from the same week one year ago (June 6-12, 2016).

Viewership averages for the following FS1 programs of the week:

  • “Skip & Shannon: Undisputed” (FS1 June 5-9): 126,000 (66,000 adults 18-49)
  • “The Herd” (FS1 June 5-9): 92,000 (45,000 adults 18-49)
  • “The Herd” (FS2 June 9): 25,000 (16,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Speak For Yourself” (FS1 June 5-8): 69,000 (36,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR Race Hub” (FS1 June 5-8): 162,000 (37,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition” (FS1 June 9-10): 185,000 (35,000 adults 18-49)
  • “MLB Whiparound” (FS1 June 5-9): 53,000 (23,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ Sports” (FS1 June 5-9 late night): 25,000 (11,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ Sports Weekend” (FS1 Late Sat. June 10/Early Sun. June 11 2-2:20 a.m.): 196,000 (124,000 adults 18-49)
  • “TMZ Sports” (FS2 June 6-9 9:00-9:30 a.m.): 12,000 (5,000 adults 18-49)

Major League Baseball: Baltimore Orioles @ New York Yankees (Fox Deportes, June 10 7:00-10:31 p.m.) 19,000 viewers (7,000 adults 18-49)

UFC Fight Night: D. Lewis vs. M. Hunt (Fox Deportes, June 10 10:31 p.m.-1:01 a.m.) 57,000 viewers (27,000 adults 18-49)

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Fox Sports 2 Top 25 (and Select) Programs

FS2 ratings for June 5-11, 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 +14 percent (32,000 vs. 28,000) from one week earlier and down -61 percent (32,000 vs. 83,000) from the same week one year ago (June 6-12, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is up +18 percent (26,000 vs. 22,000) from one week earlier and down -24 percent (26,000 vs. 34,000) from the same week one year ago (June 6-12, 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.

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