Top sports programs of the week
Updated: April 22, 2010, 2:37 PM ET
Here are the most watched sports TV programs for the previous week, according to The Nielsen Co.:
All times Eastern. The rankings are based on Live + Same Day average audience estimates for all sports telecasts airing between April 12-18, 2010, excluding those that were less than 15 minutes long. The rankings exclude professional wrestling telecasts and Ultimate Fighting (MMA) telecasts. Copyrighted data of The Nielsen Co. Reprinted with permission. Unauthorized reproduction and use strictly prohibited. Source: Nielsen Co.
Top Sports Telecasts from April 12-18, 2010
|ABC||April 18||2:56 p.m.||NBA: Thunder-Lakers Game 1||5,131,989|
|TNT||April 18||8:18 p.m.||NBA: Spurs-Mavericks Game 1||3,924,513|
|ESPN||April 17||8:05 p.m.||NBA: Celtics-Heat Game 1||3,820,714|
|Fox||April 17||4:07 p.m.||MLB: Various teams and times||3,707,454|
|ABC||April 17||2:56 p.m.||NBA: Bulls-Cavaliers||3,678,746|
|Fox||April 18||2 p.m.||NASCAR Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 pre-race||3,519,736|
|Fox||April 18||4:10 p.m.||NASCAR Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 pace lap||3,347,160|
|TNT||April 18||5:39 p.m.||NBA: Bobcats-Magic Game 1||3,115,712|
|TNT||April 18||10:53 p.m.||NBA: Trail Blazers-Suns Game 1||2,988,327|
|ESPN||April 17||11:01 p.m||NBA: Nuggets-Jazz Game 1||2,920,548|
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