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Nielsen Top 20 Sports TV Ratings, Week of Sept 10-16

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September 22nd, 2007

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In what will likely be the trend for the next 4 months, the top 12 shows are all football. NBC has 6 of 20 and CBS 5. Tiger's Tour Championship/ FedEx Cup sealing victory was seen by fewer people than 2 WWE Raw telecasts.

Note: This weeks Sports data is Live viewers, as opposed to our typical Live+SD. At this late date, Live+SD is still not available to us.

Full Top 20 Sports Shows Ratings:

RANK PROGRAMS NET Persons Live (million)
1 CBS NFL NATIONAL CBS 17.2
2 FOX NFL SUNDAY-SINGLE FOX 15.2
3 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 15.0
4 CBS NFL NATL POST GUN CBS 14.3
5 CBS NFL REGIONAL CBS 11.6
6 NFL (BENGALS/RAVENS) ESPN 11.0
7 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 10.8
8 CBS NFL BONUS CBS 9.8
9 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 8.4
10 NFL (49ERS/CARDINALS) ESPN 8.4
11 NBC NFL SUNDAY POST NBC 7.6
12 SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC 7.0
13 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA 5.6
14 NASCAR NEXTEL CUP-SUN ABC 5.1
15 WWE Entertainment (WWE Raw) USA 5.1
16 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2 NBC 5.0
17 SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAME ABC 4.8
18 CBS NFL TODAY CBS 4.5
19 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT (YANKEES/RED SOX) ESPN 4.4
20 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP-SUN NBC 4.2

 

 
  • http://iamatvjunkie.com Joe Bua

    Hey you guys, not for nothing, but this comes from a former editor of Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine: pro wrestling is not a sport.

    Having said that, I watch it every week.

    Still not a sport.

  • http://iamatvjunkie.com Joe Bua

    Hey you guys, not for nothing, but this comes from a former editor of Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine: pro wrestling is not a sport.

    Having said that, I watch it every week.

    Still not a sport.

  • Robert Seidman

    I can't speak for Bill, though I believe he agrees even more than I do! Nielsen counts it as a sport however, so we feel obliged to include it in the rankings..

    Where do you stand on UFC/MMA? ;)

  • Robert Seidman

    I can’t speak for Bill, though I believe he agrees even more than I do! Nielsen counts it as a sport however, so we feel obliged to include it in the rankings..

    Where do you stand on UFC/MMA? ;)

  • Bill Gorman

    Joe, I agree with you completely, but Robert's right, WWE and Smackdown are considered sports by Nielsen, so they're sports to us!

  • Bill Gorman

    Joe, I agree with you completely, but Robert’s right, WWE and Smackdown are considered sports by Nielsen, so they’re sports to us!

  • http://iamatvjunkie.com Joe Bua

    Really? Nielsen considers WWE sports?

    You know what's more of a sport? America's Next Top Model.

  • http://iamatvjunkie.com Joe Bua

    Really? Nielsen considers WWE sports?

    You know what’s more of a sport? America’s Next Top Model.

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