US v. Ireland Rugby World Cup Averages 866,000 Viewers; Plus US Open Tennis & More

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September 16th, 2011

We typically don't post non-primetime broadcast sports ratings because they come on a different schedule from primetime ratings (Friday following the week), and when we used to post them regularly there was little reader interest.

However, so many people have contacted me about the numbers for the US v. Ireland Rugby World Cup match, I wanted to post them, and figured I'd include the entire list of the top 25 in the process. Note that the rating below is the household rating, not the more typical adults 18-49 rating we feature. No demo group ratings are available to us for this list.

And why Poker After Dark is considered sports is anybody's guess.

Enjoy!

Top 25 Broadcast TV Sports programs week ending September 12, 2011

Rank Program Net Teams HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 NBC NFL THURSDAY SPECIAL-09/08 NBC NEW ORLEANS AT GREEN BAY 16.0 27,169
2 FOX NFL SUNDAY-NATIONAL-09/11 FOX VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES 15.3 25,802
3 NBC Sunday Night Football-09/11 NBC DALLAS AT NY JETS 15.3 25,766
4 CBS NFL SINGLE-09/11 CBS VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES 9.1 15,496
5 FOX NFL SUNDAY-REGIONAL-09/11 FOX VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES 8.0 13,044
6 NASCAR SERIES AT RICHMOND-09/10 ABC 3.7 6,167
7 ABC COLLEGE FTBL GM-LATE-09/10 ABC ALABAMA AT PENN STATE 3.9 6,083
8 US OPEN TEN-SUN-FINAL-09/11 CBS WOMEN'S FINAL 3.3 4,927
9 US OPEN TEN-SAT-SEMI-09/10 CBS WOMEN'S SEMI-FINAL 2.3 3,523
10 US OPEN TENNIS-SAT-1-09/10 CBS MEN'S SEMI-FINALS 1.8 2,659
11 US OPEN DAY-WK2-MON 2-09/05 CBS MEN & WOMEN FOURTH ROUND 1.8 2,646
12 US OPEN DAY-WK 2-MON 2-09/05 CBS MEN & WOMEN FOURTH ROUND 1.8 2,636
13 DEUTSCHE GOLF-MON-09/05 NBC 1.8 2,633
14 US OPEN SUN BONUS-09/11 CBS 1.5 2,027
15 US OPEN DAY-WK 2-MON 1-09/05 CBS MEN & WOMEN FOURTH ROUND 1.4 1,921
16 US OPEN DAY-WK 2-FRI-09/09 CBS MEN'S QUARTERFINALS 1.4 1,871
17 FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL-09/10 FOX VARIOUS TEAMS AND TIMES 1.1 1,632
18 DIAMOND LEAGUE-09/10 NBC TRACK & FIELD AT ZURICH 0.7 1,001
19 POKER AFTER DARK MO-SAT-09/08 NBC 0.8 961
20 US OPEN-WK 2-MON BONUS-09/05 CBS 0.6 956
21 RUGBY WORLD CUP-09/11 NBC US VS IRELAND 0.5 866
22 NBC ACTION SPORTS TOUR-SA-09/10 NBC DEW TOUR 0.5 841
23 NBC ACTION SPORTS TOUR-SU-09/11 NBC DEW TOUR 0.5 824
24 FUTBOL LIGA MEXICANA SAT-09/10 TF SANTOS VS GUADALJARA 0.4 762
25 FUTBOL LIGA MEXICANA SUN-09/11 UNI AMERICA VS ATLANTE 0.4 758
 
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