Last Weekend’s Most Watched Live Sports Events

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What: Follow the weekend’s ratings through the live sports top 25 ranking! Here is a quick look at what people watched over the past weekend.

Which sport drew the biggest audience?

With close to 4 million viewers, NASCAR Cup Racing, which took place in Martinsville,VA, and was broadcast through Fox Sports 1, was the most watched sports event during the weekend.

What broadcaster drew the biggest audience?

Out of the almost 16 million people on our top 25 who watched sports events last weekend, 7.5 million tuned into ESPN. This broadcaster was the most watched during the weekend although Fox Sports 1 did broadcast the most watched event.

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What else is relevant?

The Tennis ATP Masters 1000’s final, held in Miami between Rodger Federer and Rafel Nadal positioned on number 7 of our ranking. The match had almost 500,000 viewers, due to the known rivalry between both tennis players.

Program Episode Network Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) Day of the game
1 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING L MARTINSVILLE FOX SPORTS 1 2:00 p.m. 6:14 p.m. 3.963 984 Sun
2 WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP L MISSISSIPPI STATE/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN 6:11 p.m. 8:17 p.m. 3.827 1.046 Sun
3 MLB OPENING DAY L NEW YORK YANKEES/TAMPA BAY ESPN 1:00 p.m. 4:34 p.m. 1.302 579 Sun
4 MLB OPENING DAY L SAN FRANCISCO/ARIZONA ESPN2 4:00 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 1.019 469 Sun
5 PREMIER LEAGUE L MANCHESTER CITY/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 631 311 Sun
6 NASCAR M.E. CUP FIN PRA L MARTINSVILLE FOX SPORTS 1 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 558 124 Sat
7 TENNIS: ATP TOUR MASTER L MIAMI OPEN ESPN2 1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 495 139 Sun
8 PREMIER LEAGUE L CRYSTAL PALACE/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 a.m. 12:02 p.m. 448 230 Sat
9 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L GRANADA VS. BARCELONA BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 2:35 p.m. 4:47 p.m. 393 206 Sun
10 NHL REGULAR SEASON L PHILLY/NY RANGERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:32 p.m. 10:11 p.m. 362 145 Sun
11 NBA REGULAR SEASON L HOUSTON/PHOENIX NBA-TV 9:10 p.m. 11:26 p.m. 305 130 Sun
12 PREMIER LEAGUE L SAN FRANCISCO/ARIZONA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:22 a.m. 9:28 a.m. 287 137 Sat
13 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L PORTLAND/ NEW ENGLAND ESPN2 9:00 p.m. 11:06 p.m. 266 125 Sun
14 PREMIER LEAGUE L MIDDLESBROUGH/SWANSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:24 a.m. 10:31 a.m. 256 100 Sun
15 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN L AUBURN/GEORGIA ESPN 7:00 p.m. 9:53 p.m. 250 112 Sat
16 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L REAL MADRID VS. ALAVES BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 10:05 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 246 145 Sun
17 NBA REGULAR SEASON L DENVER/MIAMI NBA-TV 6:00 p.m. 9:10 p.m. 233 95 Sun
18 LIGA MX L JAGUARES / UNAM UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:37 p.m. 8:57 p.m. 226 123 Sat
19 COLLEGE BASEBALL L TEXAS A&M/LSU ESPN2 3:30 p.m. 6:13 p.m. 171 39 Sat
20 PREMIER LEAGUE L WEST BROM/MANCEHSTER UNITED CNBC 10:00 a.m. 12:04 p.m. 151 113 Sat
21 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L GRANADA VS. BARCELONA BEIN SPORT 2:35 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 118 78 Sun
22 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL L HAMILTON HEIGHTS (TN)/MIAMI COUNTRY DAY ESPN2 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 97 41 Sat
23 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN L KENTUCKY/OLE MISS ESPNU 4:11 p.m. 6:13 p.m. 93 30 Sat
24 COLLEGE LACROSSE L SYRACUSE/NOTRE DAME ESPNU 12:00 p.m. 2:11 p.m. 90 45 Sat
25 LALIGA SANTANDER-L VALENCIA VS. DEPORTIVO BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 12:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 89 54 Sun

 

Source: SportsTVRatings.com ("All data ©Nielsen, provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen")

 


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