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Ratings News and Notes

  • The revelation of wrestler Jason Jordan as the son of WWE Hall of Famer and current RAW General Manager Kurt Angle propelled the Monday, July 17 of USA Network’s “WWE Raw” to its best viewership in 13 weeks (since Apr. 17’s 3.34 million) with an average of 3.16 million viewers from 8-11:09 p.m. The Monday night wrestling showcase has slightly rebounded its viewer figures after the conclusions of the NBA and NHL playoffs that took place this past spring.

  • The Chicago White Sox debut of the highly-touted infielder prospect Yoan Moncada was a boon to local Chiacgo TV ratings on Wednesday, July 19. CSN Chicago posted its second highest-rated White Sox game of the season (as of July 26) with a 2.2 local rating, 144 percent higher than the current 0.9 season average. The telecast peaked with a 2.6 rating (about 90,000 homes in the market) during Moncada’s second-inning at-bat. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

  • MLB Network’s live baseball game action (not counting look-in coverage during “MLB Tonight”) for July 17 & 19-23 averaged 204,000 viewers and 51,000 adults 18-49 from the twelve game showcase telecasts, down 10 percent (in viewers) and down 21 percent (in adults 18-49) from the year-ago week (July 19-23, 2016: average of 226,000 viewers/65,000 adults 18-49 from ten telecasts): also, down 15 percent (in viewers) from two years ago (July 21-25, 2015: average of 241,000 viewers from seven telecasts).

  • Golf Channel’s tournaments coverage from July 20-23:

    • The Open Championship (July 20-23; Golf Channel only): 569,000 viewers (-10 percent from July 14-17, 2016: 633,000 viewers)
    • PGA Tour: Barbasol Championship (July 20-23): 264,000 viewers (+5 percent from July 14-17, 2016: 252,000 viewers)
    • LPGA Tour: Marathon Classic (July 20-23 evenings): 261,000 viewers (-13 percent from June 14-17, 2016: 299,000 viewers)

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Golf Channel Top 25 (and Select) Programs

Golf Channel ratings for July 17-23, 2017
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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Golf Channel is up +121 percent (212,000 vs. 96,000) from one week earlier and up +104 percent (212,000 vs. 104,000) from the same week one year ago (July 18-24, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Golf Channel is up +129 percent (236,000 vs. 103,000) from one week earlier and up +105 percent (236,000 vs. 115,000) from the same week one year ago (July 18-24, 2016).

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MLB Network Top 25 (and Select) Programs

MLB Network ratings for July 17-23, 2017
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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), MLB Network is up +11 percent (156,000 vs. 140,000) from one week earlier and down -13 percent (156,000 vs. 180,000) from the same week one year ago (July 18-24, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), MLB Network is up +48 percent (108,000 vs. 73,000) from one week earlier and even (108,000 vs. 108,000) from the same week one year ago (July 18-24, 2016).

Viewership averages for the following MLB Network programs of the week:

  • “MLB Central” (July 17-21 10 a.m.): 58,000 (24,000 adults 18-49)
  • “High Heat” (July 17-18 & 21: 65,000 (20,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Rundown” (July 17-18): 101,000 (22,000 adults 18-49)
  • “MLB Now” (June 17-18): 92,000 (24,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Intentional Talk” (June 17-18 & 20-21): 97,000 (28,000 adults 18-49)
  • “MLB Tonight BP” (July 17-22): 107,000 (33,000 adults 18-49)
  • “MLB Tonight” (July 17-19 & 21-22 prime time): 143,000 (50,000 adults 18-49)
  • “Quick Pitch” (July 17-23 late night): 112,000 (39,000 adults 18-49)

Major League Baseball: Houston Astros @ Baltimore Orioles (TBS, July 23 1:30-5:10 p.m.): 332,000 viewers (138,000 adults 18-49)

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NFL Network Top 25 (and Select) Programs

NFL Network ratings for July 17-23, 2017
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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NFL Network is up +19 percent (105,000 vs. 88,000) from one week earlier and up +30 percent (105,000 vs. 81,000) from the same week one year ago (July 18-24, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NFL Network is even (63,000 vs. 63,000) from one week earlier and up +24 percent (63,000 vs. 51,000) from the same week one year ago (July 18-24, 2016).

Viewership averages for the following daily NFL Network programs of the week:

  • “Good Morning Football” (July 17-21 7 a.m.): 37,000 (21,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NFL Total Access” (July 17-21 7 p.m.): 99,000 (48,000 adults 18-49)
  • “NFL Total Access” (July 17-22 11 p.m.): 86,000 (37,000 adults 18-49)

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NBA TV Top 25 (and Select) Programs

NBA TV ratings for July 17-23, 2017
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In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBA TV is down -48 percent (49,000 vs. 94,000) from one week earlier and down -64 percent (49,000 vs. 136,000) from the same week one year ago (July 18-24, 2016).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBA TV is down -45 percent (31,000 vs. 56,000) from one week earlier and down -38 percent (31,000 vs. 50,000) from the same week one year ago (July 18-24, 2016).

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Tennis Channel

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Tennis Channel is down -90 percent (15,000 vs. 150,000) from one week earlier.

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Tennis Channel is down -77 percent (14,000 vs. 62,000) from one week earlier.

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WWE Raw

Monday, July 17, 2017 on USA Network

8-11:09 p.m.: 3.011 million total viewers and 1.250 million adults 18-49
+5% from 3.011 million total viewers and +11% from 1.250 million adults 18-49 on 7/10/17
+1% from 3.125 million total viewers and -3% from 1.425 million adults 18-49 on 7/18/16

8-9 p.m.: 1.89 household rating, 3.145 million total viewers and 1.331 million adults 18-49
+3% from 3.054 million total viewers and +4% from 1.283 million adults 18-49 on 7/10/17
-2% from 3.204 million total viewers and +11% from 1.491 million adults 18-49 on 7/18/16

9-10 p.m.: 1.92 household rating, 3.243 million total viewers and 1.420 million adults 18-49
+5% from 3.080 million total viewers and +14% from 1.249 million adults 18-49 on 7/10/17
+0.2% from 3.236 million total viewers and -3% from 1.465 million adults 18-49 on 7/18/16

10-11:09 p.m.: 1.81 household rating, 3.088 million total viewers and 1.391 million adults 18-49
+6% from 2.910 million total viewers and +14% from 1.220 million adults 18-49 on 7/10/17
+4% from 2.960 million total viewers and +4% from 1.332 million adults 18-49 on 7/18/16

Reruns on NBC Universo

Fri. July 21 8-11 p.m.: 25,000 total viewers (10,000 adults 18-49)
Late Fri. July 21/Early Sat. July 22 12-3 a.m.: 13,000 total viewers (9,000 adults 18-49)

WWE SmackDown

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 on USA

8-10 p.m.: 1.47 household rating, 2.552 million total viewers and 1.042 million adults 18-49
+3% from 2.468 million total viewers and +7% from 0.978 million adults 18-49 on USA 7/11/17
-19% from 3.170 million total viewers and -30% from 1.499 million adults 18-49 on USA 7/19/16

Reruns on NBC Universo

Sat. July 22 10 p.m.-12 a.m.: 62,000 total viewers (28,000 adults 18-49)
Late Sat. July 22/Early Sun. July 23 2-4 a.m.: 3,000 total viewers (3,000 adults 18-49)

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Impact Wrestling (Pop, July 20 8:00-10:00 p.m.): 322,000 total viewers (95,000 adults 18-49)

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Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO, July 18 10:00-10:58 p.m.): 259,000 total viewers (124,000 adults 18-49)

Powernation: Extreme Off Road (Spike, July 23 9:00-9:30 a.m.): 163,000 viewers (67,000 adults 18-49)
Powernation: Engine Power (Spike, July 23 9:30-10:00 a.m.): 242,000 viewers (108,000 adults 18-49)
Powernation: Truck Tech (Spike, July 23 10:00-10:30 a.m.): 361,000 viewers (139,000 adults 18-49)
Powernation: Detroit Muscle (Spike, July 23 10:30-11:00 a.m.): 308,000 viewers (111,000 adults 18-49)

NWSL Pregame (Lifetime, July 22 3:30-3:50 p.m.): 158,000 viewers (59,000 adults 18-49)
NWSL Soccer: Orlando Pride @ Chicago Red Stars (Lifetime, July 22 3:50-6:00 p.m.): 81,000 viewers (33,000 adults 18-49)

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.

  • PAI

    From baseball reference page for Yoan Moncada:

    Debut:
    September 2, 2016
    (Age 21-098d,
    18,872nd in MLB history)

    vs. OAK 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB

    Just in case I was fever dreaming as a Red Sox fan that I recall him making his major league debut with them last year and not the White Sox this week.