or


[12/26/18 - 09:22 AM]
Highest-Rated NBA Christmas Day of ESPN & ABC Era Based on Combined Overnight Ratings from Nielsen (Excluding Shortened Season in 2011)
ESPN spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 25.

[via press release from ESPN]

Highest-Rated NBA Christmas Day of ESPN & ABC Era Based on Combined Overnight Ratings from Nielsen (Excluding Shortened Season in 2011)

· Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Broadcast Generates 6.5 Metered Market Rating and Matches Fourth Highest Rated Christmas Game Ever on ESPN and ABC

· ABC's NBA Christmas Tripleheader Up 17 Percent from Last Year

· Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers Thriller Up 27 Percent from 2017

· ESPN's Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Telecast Draws Highest-Rated Christmas Game in Late Window Since 2015

2018 is the highest-rated NBA Christmas Day of the ESPN and ABC era (since 2002), based on combined overnight ratings from Nielsen (excluding the shortened season that began on Christmas in 2011). ESPN and ABC's coverage of the five-game slate generated an 18.7 combined metered market rating, up from a 16.0 rating last year.

The highly anticipated matchup between the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers matched the fourth highest rated NBA Christmas Day game ever on ESPN and ABC. The Lakers 127-101 victory over the Warriors delivered a 6.5 metered market rating combined on ESPN and ABC. It is also the highest-rated NBA Christmas prime-time game ever on ESPN and ABC. It was up 97 percent from last year's comparable game.

Overall, ABC's tripleheader averaged a 4.9 metered market rating, up 17 percent from 2017. The 5:30 p.m. ET broadcast between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers generated a 4.7 metered market rating, up 27 percent from Celtics vs. Wizards last year. The 3 p.m. Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game delivered a 3.8 rating.

ESPN's 10:30 p.m. telecast of the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz game drew a 1.5 metered market rating, up 36 percent from last year's Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves telecast. It is the highest-rated Christmas game in the late window since 2015, across networks. The Milwaukee Bucks victory over the New York Knicks at noon generated a 2.2 rating.





  [december 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[08/22/19 - 08:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
Said trio splits the adults 18-49 honors while NBC is the most-watched network overall.

[08/21/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Reign
The Peacock easily takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[08/20/19 - 08:17 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts as "Bachelor in Paradise" Rises
The Alphabet wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/19/19 - 04:45 PM]
Disney Channel's "Descendants 3" Premiere Telecast Rises to 11.2 Million Viewers Through Live+7 DVR Viewing
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, August 2.

[08/19/19 - 02:16 PM]
Paramount Network's "I Am Patrick Swayze" Delivers 2 Million Total Viewers on August 18
Paramount Network spins the numbers for Sunday, August 18.

[08/19/19 - 11:07 AM]
"Yellowstone" Tops TV on August 14 Among Key P18-49 and P25-54 Demos
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 14.

[08/19/19 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Pushes FOX in Front
The network wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[08/18/19 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
The Eye is the network to beat on a low key evening.

[08/17/19 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
Said networks share the honors on a repeat heavy evening.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/15/19 - 08:10 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Off Demo Competition; NBC Tops Total Viewers
The time period premiere of "America's Got Talent" leads the night in both categories.

[08/14/19 - 09:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Top Charts
The Peacock holds onto top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/14/19 - 08:31 AM]
"Flip or Flop" Continues to Deliver Strong Live Plus Three-Day Ratings For HGTV
HGTV further spins the numbers for Thursday, August 8.

[08/13/19 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings:"Bachelor in Paradise" Tops Demo Race for ABC
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[08/12/19 - 03:21 PM]
Disney Channel's "Descendants 3" Builds Steam Across Linear Television, Digital TV and Music
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, August 2.