Sports Ratings Report for Week of May 13-19

Sports Ratings Highlights for Week of May 13-19: Preakness Stakes Edition

Numbers compiled from a variety of sources, including TV by the Numbers, The Futon Critic, Sports Media Watch, and Son of the Bronx.

Vwr (mil)

HH

18-49

Net

Preakness Stakes

9.7

5.9

NBC

NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Bulls @ Heat, Game 5

5.474

3.6

2.3

TNT

NBA Western Conference Semifinals:
Warriors @ Spurs, Game 5

5.339

3.5

2.4

TNT

NBA Western Conference Semifinals:
Grizzlies @ Thunder, Game 5

5.269

3.6

2.4

TNT

NBA Western Conference Semifinals:
Thunder @ Grizzlies, Game 4

5.041

3.4

2.2

TNT

NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Knicks @ Pacers, Game 6

4.948

3.0

2.0

ESPN

NBA Western Conference Finals:
Grizzlies @ Spurs, Game 1

4.9

3.1

ABC

NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Heat @ Bulls, Game 4

4.873

3.2

2.1

TNT

NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Pacers @ Knicks, Game 5

4.59

3.1

1.9

TNT

NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals:
Knicks @ Pacers, Game 4

4.05

2.8

1.7

TNT

NBA Western Conference Semifinals:
Spurs @ Warriors, Game 6

3.788

2.6

1.7

ESPN

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

3.679

2.3

SPEED

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Rangers @ Bruins, Game 2

2.4

1.4

NBC

Stanley Cup Playoffs, West Semifinals:
Red Wings @ Blackhawks, Game 2

1.7

1.1

NBC

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Rangers @ Bruins, Game 1

1.635

1.0

0.8

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, West Semifinals:
Red Wings @ Blackhawks, Game 1

1.447

0.9

0.7

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:

Penguins @ Senators, Game 3

1.401

0.8

0.6

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Senators @ Penguins, Game 1

1.076

0.7

0.4

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Senators @ Penguins, Game 2

1

0.6

0.4

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, West Semifinals:
Sharks @ Kings, Game 2

0.805

0.5

0.4

NBCSN

Top 20 Most-Viewed Sports Events for Week of April 15-21: End of NBA Regular Season Edition

These numbers are delayed a month to wait for SportsBusiness Daily’s ratings roundup to come out of the paywall. Other numbers from the same sources as before. Numbers in gray interpolated based on the rest of the chart.

Vwr (mil)

HH

18-49

Time

Net

1

NASCAR: STP 400

6.495

4.2

4/21 1:00 PM

FOX

2

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Lakers @ Spurs, Game 1

5.514

3.6

4/21 3:30 PM

ABC

3

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Bucks @ Heat, Game 1

4.902

3.0

2.3

4/21 7:10 PM

TNT

4

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Celtics @ Knicks, Game 1

4.409

2.9

4/20 3:00 PM

ABC

5

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Rockets @ Thunder, Game 1

4.276

2.8

2.0

4/21 9:44 PM

TNT

6

UFC on Fox 7

3.742

2.2

4/20 8:00 PM

FOX

7

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Grizzlies @ Clippers, Game 1

3.304

2.1

1.5

4/20 10:34 PM

ESPN

8

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Bulls @ Nets, Game 1

3.287

2.1

1.4

4/20 8:11 PM

ESPN

9

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Warriors @ Nuggets, Game 1

2.818

1.9

1.2

4/20 5:30 PM

ESPN

10

RBC Heritage: Final Round

2.7

1.7

4/21 3:00 PM

CBS

11

NBA: Rockets @ Lakers

2.482

1.7

1.2

4/17 10:34 PM

ESPN

12

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Hawks @ Pacers, Game 1

2.205

1.5

0.9

4/21 1:09 PM

TNT

13

MLB: Regional coverage
(main game: Tigers @ Angels)

1.9

1.3

4/20 4:00 PM

FOX

14

NBA: Jazz @ Grizzlies

1.615

1.1

0.7

4/17 8:05 PM

ESPN

15

RBC Heritage: Third Round

1.6

1.0

4/20 3:00 PM

CBS

16

Sunday Night Baseball:
Cardinals @ Phillies

1.551

1.0

0.4

4/21 8:00 PM

ESPN

17

Boxing: Fury v. Cunningham

1.2

0.8

4/20 4:00 PM

NBC

18

Showtime Championship Boxing:
Alvarez v. Trout

1.061

0.6

4/20 11:09 PM

SHO

19

PBR: Caterpillar Classic

0.9

0.6

4/20 3:00 PM

CBS

20

NHL: Sabres @ Bruins
(1st Bos. sports event after bombings)

0.847

0.5

4/17 7:30 PM

NBCSN

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