Sports Ratings Report for Week of May 20-26

Sports Ratings Highlights for Week of May 20-26: Indianapolis 500 Edition

Numbers for the Indy 500 are currently based on fast-national data; I doubt there was much if any change from the fast-national to the final rating, but be ready for the final numbers to be different in a month.

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

NBA Eastern Conference Finals:
Pacers @ Heat, Game 1

8.245

3.6

TNT

NBA Eastern Conference Finals:
Heat @ Pacers, Game 3

7.279

3.1

TNT

NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600

7.13

1.9

FOX

NBA Eastern Conference Finals:
Pacers @ Heat, Game 2

6.975

3.0

TNT

Indianapolis 500*

5.7

3.7

ABC

NBA Western Conference Finals:
Spurs @ Grizzlies, Game 3

4.941

3.1

1.9

ESPN

NBA Western Conference Finals:
Grizzlies @ Spurs, Game 2

4.62

3.1

1.9

ESPN

NBA Draft Lottery

2.895

1.9

1.2

ESPN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, West Semifinals:
Red Wings @ Blackhawks, Game 5

2.852

1.6

NBC

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Rangers @ Bruins, Game 5

1.868

1.0

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, West Semifinals:
Blackhawks @ Red Wings, Game 4

1.756

1.1

0.7

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Bruins @ Rangers, Game 3

1.752

1.1

0.8

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, West Semifinals:
Blackhawks @ Red Wings, Game 3

1.631

1.0

0.7

NBCSN

Formula One: Monaco Grand Prix

1.456

1.0

NBC

UEFA Champions League Final:
Bayern Munich v. Borussia Dortmund

1.4

0.9

FOX

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Bruins @ Rangers, Game 4

1.365

0.7

0.6

CNBC

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Senators @ Penguins, Game 5

1.307

0.7

0.5

NBCSN

Stanley Cup Playoffs, East Semifinals:
Penguins @ Senators, Game 4

1.228

0.7

0.5

NBCSN

Top 20 Most-Viewed Sports Events for Week of April 22-28: NFL Draft 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

NFL Draft: Round 1 (combined)

7.721

5.0

3.6

4/25 8:00 PM

ESPN+
NFLN

2

NASCAR: Toyota Owners 400

6.067

3.7

4/27 7:47 PM

FOX

3

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Heat @ Bucks, Game 4

5.997

3.8

4/28 3:30 PM

ABC

4

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Knicks @ Celtics, Game 4

4.852

3.3

4/28 1:00 PM

ABC

5

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Lakers @ Spurs, Game 2

4.32

2.8

2.0

4/24 9:52 PM

TNT

6

NFL Draft: Rounds 2-3 (combined)

3.7

2.6

1.6

4/26 6:30 PM

ESPN/2
+NFLN

7

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Spurs @ Lakers, Game 4

3.513

2.3

1.5

4/28 7:09 PM

TNT

8

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Celtics @ Knicks, Game 2

3.377

2.3

1.4

4/23 8:09 PM

TNT

9

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Thunder @ Rockets, Game 3

3.257

2.1

1.4

4/27 9:49 PM

ESPN

10

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Nuggets @ Warriors, Game 4

3.196

2.2

1.4

4/28 9:35 PM

TNT

11

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Grizzlies @ Clippers, Game 2

3.102

2.2

1.5

4/22 10:46 PM

TNT

12

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Rockets @ Thunder, Game 2

3.055

1.3

4/24 7:09 PM

TNT

13

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Bulls @ Nets, Game 2

2.988

2.1

1.3

4/22 8:09 PM

TNT

14

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Knicks @ Celtics, Game 3

2.891

1.9

1.3

4/26 8:00 PM

ESPN

15

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Spurs @ Lakers, Game 3

2.881

2.0

1.3

4/26 10:40 PM

ESPN

16

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Warriors @ Nuggets, Game 2

2.869

2.0

1.4

4/23 10:46 PM

TNT

17

NBA Playoffs, First Round:
Clippers @ Grizzlies, Game 3

2.574

1.2

4/25 9:46 PM

TNT

18

Zurich Classic of New Orleans:
Final Round

2.5

1.7

4/28 3:00 PM

CBS

19

NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7 (combined)

2.221

1.5

4/27 12:00 PM

ESPN/2
+NFLN

20

Sunday Night Baseball:
Braves @ Tigers

2.133

1.5

0.6

4/28 8:00 PM

ESPN

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