Last Weekend’s Most Watched Live Sports Events

Check out last weekend’s top 25 live sports ratings! Here is a quick look at the live sports programming people watched the most

Which sport drew the biggest audience?

The start of the NBA playoffs made a strong mark on last weekend’s ratings as Basketball was the most watched sport nationwide. The encounter between Oklahoma City vs Houston Rockets was the most watched match, attracting more than five million viewers.

What broadcaster drew the biggest audience?

Turner Network was the most-watched broadcaster. More than 10 million people saw the Oklahoma vs Houston and Chicago vs Boston games.
The second most watched channel was ESPN, which also broadcast some NBA Playoffs.

What else is relevant?

The encounter between MLB teams Yankees vs Cardinals was the most watched non-basketball related game. The game attracted 1.8 million viewers.

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Program Episode Network Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) Day of the game
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L OKLAHOMA CITY/HOUSTON TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:17 PM 11:43 PM 5.161 2.826 Sun
2 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L CHICAGO/BOSTON TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 6:40 PM 9:17 PM 5.138 2.719 Sun
3 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L GRIZZLIES/SPURS ESPN 8:03 PM 10:39 PM 3.156 1.546 Sat
4 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L JAZZ/CLIPPERS ESPN 10:39 PM 1:12 AM 2.91 1.523 Sat
5 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L BUCKS/RAPTORS ESPN 5:30 PM 8:03 PM 2.592 1.294 Sat
6 NBA PLAYOFFS- ROUND 1 L ATLANTA/WASHINGTON TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 1:09 PM 3:52 PM 2.581 1.337 Sun
7 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT L CARDINALS/YANKEES ESPN 8:00 PM 11:26 PM 1.759 612 Sun
8 PREMIER LEAGUE L CHELSEA/MANCHESTER UNITED NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 AM 1:09 PM 816 416 Sun
9 NHL QTR FINALS L TORONTO/WASHINGTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:03 PM 11:40 PM 759 392 Sat
10 NHL QTR FINALS L PITTSBURGH/COLUMBUS CNBC 6:00 PM 9:26 PM 613 317 Sun
11 NHL QTR FINALS L MONTREAL/NY RANGERS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 9:47 PM 592 235 Sun
12 NHL QTR FINALS L EDMONTON/SAN JOSE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:47 PM 12:31 AM 554 308 Sun
13 PBA BOWLING L ROTH/HOLMAN PBA DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 511 186 Sun
14 NHL QTR FINALS L CALGARY/ANAHEIM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:40 PM 1:35 AM 498 262 Sat
15 MLB REGULAR SEASON L SAN DIEGO PADRES/ATLANTA BRAVES FOX SPORTS 1 7:45 PM 9:34 PM 427 123 Sat
16 PREMIER LEAGUE L LIVERPOOL/WEST BROM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:22 AM 10:33 AM 415 210 Sun
17 F1 RACING L BAHRAIN CNBC 10:30 AM 12:47 PM 413 143 Sun
18 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L BARCELONA VS. REAL SOCIEDAD BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 2:34 PM 4:47 PM 403 229 Sat
19 PREMIER LEAGUE L LEICESTER/CRYSTAL PALACE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 12:00 PM 361 169 Sat
20 LIGA MX L PUEBLA / CRUZ AZUL UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:37 PM 9:04 PM 327 176 Sun
21 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN L MISSOURI/AUBURN ESPN 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 277 100 Sun
22 MLB REGULAR SEASON L DETROIT TIGERS/CLEVELAND INDIANS FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 7:45 PM 272 73 Sat
23 PREMIER LEAGUE L BOURNEMOUTH/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:23 AM 9:27 AM 260 121 Sat
24 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L SPORTING VS. REAL MADRID BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 10:05 AM 12:15 PM 256 149 Sat
25 LIGA MX L JAGUARES / TIJUANA UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:50 PM 7:57 PM 188 96 Sat

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


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