#1 and #3 Sports Shows For the Week
With no big sports event on the schedule, WWE Raw took the #1 and #3 spots for sports shows in the week of July 7-13, 2008 with viewerships of 5.831 and 5.059 million. Its broadcast relative, Friday Night Smackdown was #4 with 3.719 million viewers.
Always strong, the NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Chicago was #3 with 5.059 million.
Top Sports Shows for the Week of July 7-13, 2008:
|Rank||Programs||Network||Persons Live+SD (000)||HH Rating Live+SD|
|2||SPRINT CUP RACING/CHICAGO||TNT||5,129||3.2|
|5||FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL (VARIOUS)||FOX||2,532||1.9|
|6||JOHN DEERE CLASSIC-SUN-07/13||CBS||2,255||1.7|
|7||JOHN DEERE CLASSIC-SAT-07/12||CBS||1,459||1.1|
|8||CELEBRITY GOLF CHAMP-SUN-07/13||NBC||1,222||0.9|
|9||SUPER LIGA 7/12 DC UNITED VS GUADALAJARA||TF||921||0.5|
|10||GRAND PRIX OF GERMANY||CBS||892||0.7|
|11||NBC SPORTS SPECIAL AVP 7/13||NBC||855||0.7|
|12||REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN||UNI||790||0.5|
|13||CELEBRITY GOLF CHAMP-SAT-07/12||NBC||773||0.6|
|14||POKER AFTER DARK MO-SAT||NBC||759||0.6|
|15||SUPER LIGA 7/13 CHIVAS USA VS PACHUCA||TF||734||0.4|
|16||THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL||FOX||688||0.5|
|17||TOUR DE FRANCE||CBS||666||0.5|
|18||SUPER LIGA 7/13 NEW ENGLAND REV VS SANTOS||TF||622||0.3|
|19||STRIKE FORCE SATURDY NITE||NBC||616||0.5|
|20||NBA ACCESS W/AHMAD RASHAD||ABC||615||0.4|
Major League Baseball put one show in the top 10 at #5 with 2.5 million viewers. Typical viewership, but much higher position because of the lack of competition.
Golf placed 3 shows in the top 10 with the John Deere Classic Saturday and Sunday shows at 1.459 and 2.255 million and the Tahoe Celebrity Golf Championship Sunday at 1.222 million.
A little bit of top 10 international action with a Super Liga game at #9 and 921,000 viewers and the Grand Prix of Germany at #10 and 892,000 viewers.
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.