Supercross’ 2018 jump

Supercross' 2018 jump (Facebook)

The 2018 Monster Energy Supercross schedule was unveiled, detailing plans for a 17-race schedule for next year, and the action starting Jan. 6 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The slate will see eight races in the Mountain or West Coast time zones with nine on deck in the Central or East Coast with all races […]

Stanley Cup Final wraps on high note

Stanley Cup Final wraps on high note (Facebook)

The Penguins’ clincher in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final cemented recent viewership trends for the series on NBC channels as the Penguins’ win averaged a TAD of 7.086 million viewers, up 29% vs. last year’s Cup-clinching Game 6 on NBC featuring Pittsburgh and San Jose. Overall, the six-game 2017 Stanley Cup Final produced […]

US/Mexico drive Univision

US/Mexico drive Univision (Facebook)

In other ratings news, Univision’s showdown between USA/Mexico ranked as the most-viewed soccer match on any network this year, according to the company (with a simulcast on UDN), averaging 4.5 million viewers with 2.5 million Adults 18-49 who watched the World Cup Qualifier, according to Nielsen. That also marks the top World Cup Qualifier match […]

Telemundo prepares for the Spotlight

Telemundo prepares for the Spotlight (Facebook)

As the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 gets ready to run starting June 17, Telemundo is looking to maximize its role as the Spanish-language home of the tournament as the company amplifies its role with FIFA that will include the World Cup next year for the first time. Overall, Telemundo is shipping around 150 reporters, […]

Game 4 cements ABC’s numbers

NBA escalates League Pass (Facebook)

The Cavaliers first win in the 2017 NBA Finals on ABC continued the series’ torrid pace, which still ranks as the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998 through four games, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The series is averaging a total live audience of 19,788,000 average viewers, up 12% last year’s slate, with ABC averaging […]

Warriors win spells good news for ABC

NBA escalates League Pass (Facebook)

Game three of the 2017 NBA Finals on ABC saw the Golden State Warriors expand their lead over the Cavs and helped the network expand its lead over year ago viewership numbers, according to Nielsen. Wednesday’s game delivered a total live audience of 20,494,000 average viewers, marking the most-watched NBA Finals Game 3 ever on […]

ESPN’s Soft sells

ESPN's Soft sells

Speaking of ratings, Oklahoma’s two-game sweep of the Florida Gators in the Women’s College World Series Finals (running June 5-6 on ESPN) averaged a total live audience of 1,720,000 viewers, to rank as the most-watched sweep in Women’s College World Series Finals history. The two games were up 33% from 2014, the last time the […]

NFL rings a Bell

Tencent's pigskin play (Facebook)

Bell Media is set to become the exclusive home of the NFL in Canada, announcing a multi-year rights agreement extension with the league. The deal will see featured games in all of the league’s broadcast windows running across Bell Media properties, along with postseason action and expanded digital opportunities which include syndication rights for NFL […]

Mastercard is back in the scrum

Mastercard is back in the scrum

Mastercard renewed ties with World Rugby to serve as a Worldwide Partner for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The partnership began in 2011 and will see Mastercard serve as the preferred card and digital wallet for the tournament. “This ground-breaking event is a fantastic opportunity for us to engage cardholders and enable them to […]

Predators serve up audience feast

Predators serve up audience feast (Facebook)

With Nashville tying up the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, NBC saw the contest score a TAD of 5.7 million viewers for the game, up 34% over last year’s tallies to rank as the second-most watched Stanley Cup Final Game 4 on record, according to Fast National Data from Nielsen. Through four games, the […]