Scores Roundup is a rundown of current ranking information and is derived from press releases and studies across the trade. On this week’s version, Method 1 Miami Grand Prix attracts 2.6 million viewers on ABC, the 2022 Kentucky Derby on NBC garners 16 million viewers, the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and NBA Playoffs roll on, and extra.
Method 1 Miami Grand Prix on ABC Attracts File 2.6 Million Viewers; Largest Dwell F1 U.S. TV Viewers Ever
ABC’s dwell telecast of Sunday’s inaugural Method 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix attracted a report common viewership of two.6 million, the most important viewers for a dwell F1 telecast ever on U.S. tv.
The race telecast, which aired from 3:30 p.m. till 5:36 p.m. ET from the Miami Worldwide Autodrome, peaked at 2.9 million common viewers within the 4:45-5 p.m. quarter-hour as defending World Champion Max Verstappen steered his strategy to victory. The race averaged 735,000 viewers within the Individuals ages 18-49 demographic.
The highest 10 native market rankings for the race telecast have been:
- Miami: 3.7
- West Palm Seashore: 2.4
- Atlanta: 1.8
- Los Angeles: 1.6
- San Francisco: 1.6
- Hartford: 1.5
- Philadelphia: 1.5
- Milwaukee: 1.5
- Charlotte: 1.5
- Cincinnati: 1.4
ABC’s full telecast, which included the 90-minute Grand Prix Sunday pre-race present that aired from 2 p.m. till the race began at 3:30 p.m., averaged 2.1 million viewers.
By 5 races, the 2022 F1 season is averaging 1.4 million viewers per race, up 49% over the 2021 season common (949,000 viewers) and up 131% over the 2020 season common (609,000 viewers). This yr’s seasonal common of 1.4 million viewers is 53% bigger than common of 922,000 for the primary 5 races of the 2021 season. The 2021 season was the most-viewed F1 season ever on U.S. tv.
With curiosity within the inaugural Miami occasion excessive, an viewers of 953,000 viewers tuned in on Saturday to look at F1 qualifying, which aired at 4 p.m. on ESPN. And an viewers of 398,000 watched Friday’s Apply 1, which aired at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Each signify the most important viewership for a qualifying or observe session since F1 returned to ESPN in 2018.
Probably the most-viewed Method 1 race telecast in U.S. tv historical past was ABC’s same-day delayed presentation of the 2002 Monaco Grand Prix, which adopted the Indianapolis 500 telecast and averaged 2.784 million viewers. The earlier report viewers for a dwell race telecast was 1.744 million for the 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix, which aired on ESPN.
2022 Kentucky Derby Averages 16 Million Viewers on NBC – Topping 15 Million Mark for Eight Consecutive Yr
NBC Sports activities’ presentation of the 148th Kentucky Derby, a thriller received by 80-1 longshot Wealthy Strike, averaged a Complete Viewers Supply (TAD) of 16.0 million viewers – marking the eighth consecutive yr that the occasion topped the 15-million mark, excluding pandemic-impacted occasions. As well as, NBC Sports activities delivered spectacular audiences for the debut of its MLB Sunday Leadoff package deal and Sunday’s USFL recreation.
Extra viewership highlights from weekend NBC Sports activities protection:
- With 16.0 million viewers, the 2022 Kentucky Derby is probably the most watched “Run for the Roses” since 2019 and marks an 8% enhance from final yr’s occasion (14.9 million on Sept. 5).
- Viewership peaked at 19.0 million viewers from 7-7:15 p.m. ET on NBC, shortly after Wealthy Strike mounted his astounding closing cost to cross the end line because the winner – marking the most important Kentucky Derby peak viewers since 2017, forward of the 18.5 million for the controversial 2019 disqualification of Most Safety.
- The TV-only common viewers of 15.8 million viewers is NBC’s most-watched program since Tremendous Bowl Sunday.
- Led by Peacock, which dwell streamed the Kentucky Derby for the primary time, the occasion posted a report Common Minute Viewers (AMA) of 247,300 viewers throughout NBCUniversal streaming platforms.
- The overhead replay of the race with Larry Collmus’ name has been considered greater than 36 million occasions throughout NBC Sports activities’ flagship Fb, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok handles and the NBC Sports activities YouTube channel – the most-viewed Kentucky Derby video ever on NBC Sports activities’ social media platforms and 6 occasions the consumption of Justify’s Triple Crown-winning run within the 2018 Belmont Stakes (six million views). As well as, the video is the most-viewed second ever for NBC Sports activities’ TikTok account (11.6 million views).
- The NBC-TV family ranking for the printed (6:31-7:21 p.m. ET) was a 7.7/24.
- The debut of MLB Sunday Leadoff on Peacock and NBC averaged a Complete Viewers Supply of 1.34 million viewers, marking the most-watched regular-season Sunday day recreation since 2019 (Yankees-Pink Sox in London, ESPN, 6/30/19).
High Metered Markets for the 2022 Kentucky Derby
- Louisville: 28.5/63
- Ft. Myers: 18.7/41
- Cincinnati: 16.2/45
- West Palm Seashore 14.3/36
- Buffalo: 11.5/29
- Baltimore: 11.5/33
- Knoxville: 11.2/26
- Pittsburgh: 10.9/28
- Windfall: 10.7/27
- Hartford: 10.7/28
2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on TNT, ESPN
Turner Sports activities’ dwell Stanley Cup Playoff video games televised on TNT and TBS are up 46% via Could 8, in comparison with comparable cable-televised home windows in 2021, and up 48% vs. 2019. Feminine viewership for playoff video games airing on TNT and TBS continues to see substantial will increase, up 71% when in comparison with televised video games so far final yr, and up 73% from 2019. Saturday’s triple-header of Sport 3s (Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators; New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins; Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars) averaged 917,000 viewers on TNT. The Penguins vs. Rangers recreation averaged 1.3 million viewers to develop into probably the most watched Spherical 1, Sport 1-4, of all time on cable and probably the most watched recreation of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs to date.
Moreover, the primary week of Stanley Cup Playoffs protection on Bleacher Report’s social deal with generated a 59% enhance in whole engagements in comparison with protection of the complete 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. B/R Open Ice reached over 1.8 million followers on Instagram throughout the first week of protection (+202% vs. the final week of 2021-22 NHL common season).
On ESPN, the community drew sturdy viewership for its opening evening broadcast. Sport 1 between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes delivered 857,000 viewers, which was on the time the most-viewed Sport 1 of a first-round collection on cable since 2002. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs averages 466,000 viewers, which is up 115% from 2021. Total, opening evening of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs on ESPN/ESPN2 averaged 576,000 viewers, which is up 17% from 2019.
After the second evening of protection, the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs on ESPN and ESPN2 averaged 610,000 viewers – a rise of 15% over the opening two playoff nights in 2019. Sport 1 of Rangers-Penguins grew to become the most-viewed Sport 1 of a first-round Stanley Cup Playoff recreation on report on cable (knowledge since 1994). The sport averaged 1.04 million viewers – up 35% versus the comparable recreation in 2021 – with viewership peaking at 1.5 million. Final Tuesday’s ESPN2 video games noticed the Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers up 32% versus the comparable recreation in 2021 with an of common 348,000 viewers and the Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames up 6% versus the comparable recreation in 2021, averaging 261,000 viewers.
Sport 4 of Bruins-Hurricanes peaked at 1.6 million and averaged 1.02 million, which is up 66% vs. the comparable recreation in 2021. Sport 4 of Rangers-Penguins averaged 914,000 viewers, which is up 43% vs. the comparable recreation in 2021. Lastly, Sport 3 of Panthers-Capitals averaged 716,000 viewers, which is up 10% vs. the comparable recreation in 2021.
As of Friday, Could 13, the primary spherical on ESPN and ESPN2 Is averaging 651,000 viewers, which is up 28% vs. 2021’s first spherical cable protection. Sport 5 of Rangers-Penguins peaked with 1.5 million, common 1.05 million, and is up 61% corresponding to the sport in 2021. Sport 5 of Stars-Flames averaged 699,000 viewers and is up 127% vs. the comparable recreation in 2021. Sport 5 of Panthers-Capitals averaged 448,000 viewers and is up 64% vs. the comparable recreation in 2021. Sport 5 of Bruins-Hurricanes averaged 829,000 viewers and is up 28% vs. the comparable recreation in 2021. Sport 5 of Lightning-Maple Leafs averaged 679,000 viewers and is up 70% vs. the comparable recreation in 2021.
Most-Watched First-Spherical of NBA Playoffs on ESPN Since 2014
The primary-round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs was the most-watched on ESPN since 2014, based on Nielsen. The eight video games on ESPN averaged 3,346,000 viewers, and have been up 28 % from 2021 and up 69 % from 2020. It now ranks because the third-most watched first-round of the NBA Playoffs on ESPN ever, courting again to 2003.
The Golden State Warriors victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Sport 1 of the Western Convention Semifinals on ABC averaged 7,714,000 viewers and peaked with 10,195,000 viewers at 6:15 p.m. ET. It was ABC’s most-watched Convention Semifinals recreation in 11 years, courting again to 2011 (Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks). Viewership for Sport 1 was up 97 % from final yr’s ABC Convention Semifinals common.
Moreover, the Milwaukee Bucks win over the Boston Celtics in Sport 1 of their Japanese Convention Semifinals collection averaged 5,370,000 viewers on Sunday, peaking with 7,148,000 viewers at 3:30 p.m. This was up 37 % from final yr’s second-round common. The doubleheader mixed for a mean of 6,580,000 viewers, up 68 % from final yr’s second-round.
ESPN Sunday Night time Baseball Viewership Up 4% From 2021
ESPN’s Sunday Night time Baseball viewership is up 4% from the identical time final yr, based on Nielsen. By 5 weeks, ESPN’s unique, nationwide MLB recreation of the week is averaging 1,730,000 viewers. Moreover, this season’s Sunday Night time Baseball viewership is up 40% from the 2020 full season common.
The Could 8 telecast, through which the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-1, averaged 1,781,000 viewers, up 2% from the comparable recreation final season (Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves). The telecast peaked with 2,163,321 viewers from 8-8:15 p.m.
TUDN’s Protection of UEFA Champions League Delivers Largest U.S. Viewers Ever for a European Champions League Semifinal
TUDN, efficiently concluded its semifinal rounds protection of the UEFA Champions League, which introduced followers all the fun and motion from the championship as Actual Madrid, Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool FC, and Villareal CF battled for a spot within the Ultimate, with report audiences for the community.
On Could 4, Univision’s UEFA Champions League Semifinal matchup of Actual Madrid vs. Manchester Metropolis delivered the most important viewers ever for a European Champions League Semifinal match with 1277K viewers P2+ and 614K viewers A18-49 on common outperforming CBS by +14% with P2+ viewers and +51% with A18-49 viewers. The match, which aired on Univision and simulcast on TUDN and ViX peaked with 1531K viewers P2+ and 701K viewers A18-49 from 5:15 pm to five:30 pm.
The opposite semifinal matches delivered spectacular numbers as follows:
- On Could 3, Univision’s UEFA Champions League Semifinal matchup of Villarreal vs. Liverpool delivered 1016K viewers P2+ and 439K viewers A18-49. Peaked with 1.1M P2+ and 503K A18-49 from 4:00 p.m. to 430 p.m.
- On April 27, Univision’s UEFA Champions League Semifinal matchup of Liverpool vs. Villareal generated rankings of 747k viewers P2+ and 335K with A18-49 outperforming similar telecast on CBS by +31% with A19-49
- On April 26, Univision’s UEFA Champions League Semifinal matchup of Manchester Metropolis vs. Actual Madrid led rankings with 1005K viewers P2+ and 498K with A18-49 outperforming the identical telecast on CBS by +59% with A18-49. Univision telecast peaked with 1.2 million viewers P2+ and 608K A18-49 from 4:30 pm to 4:45 pm.
Telemundo Deportes’ Protection of Chivas de Guadalajara Delivers Highest-Rated Liga MX Season With Extra Than 6 Million Viewers
Telemundo Deportes’ protection of Chivas de Guadalajara reached 6.3 million whole viewers throughout platforms delivering the highest-rated and most streamed Liga MX Clausura 2022 season for the community.
Telemundo delivered a mean of 833,000 P2+ viewers and 390,000 adults 18-49 via its protection of Chivas’ residence matches throughout Liga MX’s common season. Universo’s simulcasts lifted Telemundo’s common by 18% amongst P2+ and 17% amongst adults 18-49. Clausura 2022 outperformed all earlier seasons on digital, together with a 20% progress in livestreams in comparison with Clausura 2021.
The 2022 Clausura event registered 4 of the highest 10 common season Chivas matches for the community since turning into the house of Chivas within the U.S. in 2020 and the unique broadcaster of the group’s residence matches. Telemundo and Universo’s simulcast of the Tremendous Clásico Chivas vs. America performed on Saturday, March 12 ranks because the #1 most-watched Liga MX match of the Clausura 2022 and so far on Telemundo with a mean of 1.9M whole viewers and 938,000 adults 18-49 throughout the match window.
NASCAR Cup Sequence Racing in Darlington and Dover
Final weekend’s NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Darlington Raceway earned a 1.45 ranking and a mean of two.6 million viewers tuned in per minute on FS1. That is the most-viewed NCS race on cable since Nashville in June final yr. At peak, 3.3 million viewers have been tuned in.
Per week prior, the rain-impacted NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Dover noticed a 1.26 ranking and a couple of.0 million common viewers on FS1 for Sunday’s dwell racing portion in addition to a 0.66 ranking and 944,000 common viewers on FS1 for Monday’s dwell racing portion. Mixed, the race earned a 0.75 ranking and 1.2 million common viewers. At peak, 2.1 million viewers have been tuned in simply previous to climate delay on Sunday. The NASCAR Xfinity Sequence race earned a 0.59 ranking and a mean of 926,000 viewers. The ranking was up +26% over 2021 Dover on FS1 (0.47, Race 10), whereas viewership was up +25% (741,000, Race 10). This was the second-most-watched telecast on FS1 for that week, behind solely dwell racing protection of the NASCAR Cup Sequence on Sunday. At peak, 1.1 million viewers have been tuned in.