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Top Sports Shows August 25-31: NASCAR Pepsi 500

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September 8th, 2008

The NASCAR Pepsi 500 with 5.638 million viewers just beat out preseason NFL for the top spot this week. That's the last time NFL football won't dominate this list for about the next 5 months.


Rank Programs Network Persons Live+SD (000) Adults 18-49 Live+SD (000)
1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PEPSI 500 ESPN  5,638  n/a
2 SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC  5,599  2,534
3 SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAME ABC  4,153  1,583
4 ABC COLLEGE FTBL GM-LATE ABC  4,110  1,911
5 WWE Raw SCIFI  4,091  n/a
6 NFL PRE-SEASON (SEAHAWKS/CHARGERS) ESPN  4,005  n/a
7 Friday Night Smackdown CW  3,703  1,666
8 NBC NFL PRE-SEASON 8/28 NBC  2,796  1,081
9 FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL FOX  2,408  915
10 DEUTSCHE GOLF CHAMP-SUN 8/31 NBC  1,999  499
11 US OPEN TENNIS-SUN-08/31 CBS  1,710  645
12 US OPEN TENNIS-SAT-08/30 CBS  1,656  554
13 COLLEGE FOOTBALL COUNTDOWN ABC  1,442  668
14 DETROIT INDYCAR GRND PRIX-08/31 ABC  1,266  466
15 NBC SPORTS SPECIAL 8/31 NBC  1,079  433
16 FUTBOL LIGA MEXICANA SUN UNI  914  552
17 FUTBOL LIGA MEX WED TF  863  634
18 FUTBOL LIGA MEXICAN SUN TF  792  495
19 NBC ACTION SPORTS TOUR-SA NBC  775  299
20 REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN UNI  731  466

 

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.

Note: We don't have access to adults 18-49 viewership for cable programs.

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

 
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