Top sports programs of the week
Updated: April 27, 2011, 2:33 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 11-17, 2011, 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 11-17, 2011
|Fox||April 17||1:30 p.m.||NASCAR Sprint Cup Aaron's 499||9,038,835|
|Fox||April 17||4:41 p.m.||NASCAR Sprint Cup Aaron's 499 post-race||7,115,270|
|TNT||April 17||7:09 p.m.||NBA playoffs: Knicks-Celtics Game 1||5,988,617|
|ABC||April 17||3:22 p.m.||NBA playoffs: Hornets-Lakers Game 1||5,950,399|
|TNT||April 17||9:41 p.m.||NBA playoffs: Nuggets-Thunder Game 1||5,038,063|
|ABC||April 16||3:22 p.m.||NBA playoffs: 76ers-Heat Game 1||4,546,321|
|Fox||April 17||Noon||NASCAR Sprint Cup Aaron's 499 pre-race||4,312,401|
|ESPN||April 16||1 p.m.||NBA playoffs: Bulls-Pacers Game 1||3,567,487|
|ESPN||April 16||9:48 p.m.||NBA playoffs: Mavericks-Trail Blazers Game 1||3,455,503|
|ESPN||April 16||6:58 p.m.||NBA playoffs: Magic-Hawks Game 1||3,327,812|
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