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Top Sports Shows, June 30-July 6, Olympic Trials

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July 14th, 2008

Olympic Trials Draw 6.5 Million

The Olympic Trials on July 6 in prime-time topped all sports shows for the week of June 30 - July 6 with an average audience of 6.486 million.

Filling out the top 10 were the always dependable NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Daytona and its post game, two WWE Raws, the Wimbledon Men's Final, two baseball games and an early in the week Wimbledon update.

Unfortunately, the sports results for the week of June 23-29 have not yet appeared. We will post them if/when they do.

Top Sports Shows for the Week of June 30 - July 6, 2008:


RANK PROGRAMS Network Persons Live+SD (000) HH Rating Live+SD
1 OLYMPIC TRIALS 8P 7/6 NBC  6,486 4.0
2 SPRINT CUP RACING/DAYTONA TNT  6,390 3.8
3 WWE Raw USA  5,282 3.0
4 OLYMPIC TRIALS SUN 7PM NBC  5,188 3.4
5 WIMBLEDON TENNIS-SUN-07/06 NBC  5,173 3.5
6 WWE Raw USA  5,019 2.9
7 NASCAR POST RACE SHOW TNT  4,904 3.0
8 FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL FOX  4,538 3.0
9 WIMBLEDON UPDATE-TUE-07/01 NBC  4,183 2.9
10 MLB SUN NIGHT (RED SOX/YANKEES) ESPN  4,125 2.7
11 OLYMPIC TRIALS 7/5 8P-07/05 NBC  4,019 2.5
12 WIMBLEDON TENNIS-SAT-07/05 NBC  3,654 2.5
13 OLYMPIC TRIALS 7/4 8P-07/04 NBC  3,600 2.3
14 WIMBLEDON UPDATE-WED-07/02 NBC  3,553 2.5
15 WIMBLEDON UPDATE-MON-06/30 NBC  3,310 2.4
16 WIMBLEDON UPDATE-THU-07/03 NBC  3,060 2.2
17 FRI NIGHT Smackdown-7/4 CW  2,872 1.6
18 WIMBLEDON UPDATE-FRI-07/04 NBC  2,430 1.8
19 NBC SPORTS SPECIAL 7/6-B NBC  2,356 1.6
20 OLYMPIC TRIALS 7/5 5P NBC  2,276 1.6

Note: Our Sports Ratings combine the top Broadcast sports shows and any cable sports shows that appeared in the top 40 cable programs. It is possible that a cable sports show that had enough viewers to make this list is left off because it didn’t have enough viewers to make the list of the top 40 cable programs for the week (which is all we have access to).

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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