TNT’s Heat-Bulls Coverage Caps Cable’s Most-Watched NBA Postseason Ever
Culminating with the top playoff series in cable history, TNT closed its Nielsen book on 2011 as the most-watched NBA postseason in cable history. TNT’s coverage of the Miami Heat’s Eastern Conference finals series’ clincher over the Chicago Bulls scored a 6.3 U.S. household rating and 10.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen data.
Mutiny on the Cornelia Marie Has ‘Deadliest Catch’ Sailing to Huge Ratings
The much anticipated Deadliest Catch showdown between the Harris brothers and Captain Derrick Ray resulted in huge ratings for Discovery Channel on May 24. The telecast earned a 2.43 HH / 2.18 P25-54 AA%, delivering 3.52 million viewers. The series was the #1 primetime cable telecast among HH, P2+, P/M/W25-54 ratings and delivery for the seventh week in a row.
Versus Nets Cable’s Top NHL Conference Final Audience Since 2002
Versus’ telecast of Boston’s Game 7 win over Tampa in the Eastern Conference final was the NHL’s most-watched third round game in nine years. The May 27 telecast averaged 2.55 million viewers, making it the most-watched conference final games in Versus history. Moreover, it was the top conference final telecast since Game 7 of the Western Conference final on May 31, 2002.
E!’s Season Finale of ‘Khloe & Lamar’ Delivers 2.5 Million Total Viewers
Monday’s season finale of Khloé & Lamar on May 30, 2011 from 10 pm-10:30 pm delivered nearly 2.5 million total viewers and a 1.89 Household rating. Additionally, Khloé & Lamar delivered its highest A18-49 rating (1.61) and most-watched episode among A18-49 viewers (1.7 million) of the season, while also seeing triple-digit gains over its respective benchmarks.
MTV Scores Season Demo Best With ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’
Thursday night’s Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew delivered a season-best with the MTV’s target audience. The May 19 telecast notched a 2.1 rating among P12-34, which made it Thursday’s top original cable series with the demo. The sixth season of America’s Best Dance Crew has averaged 2.2 million viewers, up 22% from its fifth campaign, said MTV officials.
‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’ Tops The Competition In May
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart continued to be the top destination for young viewers during the month of May, averaging 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.2 P18-49 rating. Versus May 2010, The Daily Show grew an astounding +19% in total viewers, with incredible double-digit ratings growth across all key demos including P18-49 (up +21%), P18-34 (+22%) and P18-24 (+21%).
A&E’s ‘Kings’ Breakout 2 Million Viewers for Finale
A&E’s crime drama Breakout Kings finished its freshman campaign drawing 2 million viewers in its May 30 finale. Overall, the series averaged 1.9 million viewers during its 13-episode run. The March 6 premiere episode of Breakout Kings set a network series premiere ratings record among Adults 25-54 (1.6 million viewers) and Adults 18-49 (1.5 million viewers).
Record NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Game Coverage
ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV will combine to provide a record schedule of up to 69 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship games from June 3 to June 29. The schedule includes complete coverage of four Regional (June 3-6), all eight Super Regional sites (June 10-13) and every College World Series game (June 18-29).