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Austin Karp

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Audience Analysis: Men's College World Series audience on par with '19

Daily / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Television viewership for this year’s men's College World Series was OK. Viewership for the complete tourney from Omaha was on par with '19, which was the last time the NCAA staged the event without any COVID protocols. But viewership also was up significantly from last year. Which comparison do...

Stanley Cup Final audience down from pre-pandemic matchups

Daily / Tuesday, June 28, 2022
ABC’s first season with the Stanley Cup Final saw an average audience up from the COVID-influenced years on NBC/NBCSN, but below the years leading into the pandemic. The network averaged 4.6 million viewers for the six games in the Avalanche-Lightning series. Looking to the last Cup Final held in...

Audience Analysis: Canada GP is fourth-best F1 race all-time in U.S.

Daily / Thursday, June 23, 2022
ABC averaged 1.7 million viewers for the race portion of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada on Sunday (2:00-4:13pm ET), marking the event’s best figure yet on U.S. airwaves. It’s also the fourth-best F1 race on U.S. airwaves all-time. F1 races are now averaging 1.3 million viewer across ABC,...

NBC down for U.S. Open Sunday; East Coast strong

Closing Bell / Tuesday, June 21, 2022
NBC averaged 5.41 million viewers for the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday from The Country Club at Brookline, which saw Matthew Fitzpatrick beat out Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler . That’s down from 5.67 million viewers for Jon Rahm ’s...

Audience Analysis: RBC Canadian Open has best final round in 22 years

Daily / Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Amid the drama surrounding the launch of LIV Golf, CBS on Sunday averaged 2.78 million viewers for the final round of the RBC Canadian Open, marking the PGA Tour event's best final round in 22 years. Rory McIlroy won the event, which peaked at 3.67 million viewers from 5:15-5:30pm...

NBA Finals audience struggle continues for Game 2

Daily / Tuesday, June 7, 2022
The NBA Finals continues to see a sharp audience drop compared to previous years when the event was in its normal June window. Celtics-Warriors Game 2 on Sunday night delivered 11.91 million viewers on ABC (no ESPN2 simulcast this time), marking the least-watched Game 2 in the...

NBA Finals Game 1 up from ’21, but historically low

Closing Bell / Monday, June 6, 2022
Game 1 of the Celtics-Warriors NBA Finals was the least-watched opener in the NBA Finals’ normal early June calendar slot since Spurs-Cavaliers in '07. The game averaged 11.9 million viewers on ABC and ESPN2 (the Deuce had a special NBA 75th anniversary-themed simulcast). The Spurs-Cavs opener in '07 drew...

Audience Analysis: Real Madrid's UCL win big for CBS, Univision

Daily / Thursday, June 2, 2022
CBS averaged 2.76 million viewers for Real Madrid-Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, marking the most-watched UEFA Champions League Final on record for English-language TV in the U.S. That’s up from 2.1 million for Chelsea-Manchester City last season. Meanwhile, Univision/TUDN averaged 2.6 million viewers for the game on Saturday, up big from...