Sports Media Digest- June 7, 2013

Solid Ratings for NBA Finals Opener-  ESPN reports that game one of the NBA Finals on ABC registered an overnight rating of 10.6, making it the third-highest Game 1 rating since 2004 and the fourth consecutive year Game 1 of The Finals has delivered a double-digit overnight rating.  The game had a 34.0 local market rating in Miami and a 35.3 mark in San Antonio.

Fox Reports Ratings Success for NASCAR Sprint Cup-  Fox Sports reported today that its coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series had an average rating of 4.8, the same rating it has enjoyed for the last three years.  NASCAR on FOX 2013 also posted ratings increases in five of the top seven and nine of the nation’s 15 biggest markets, including Los Angeles (+6%) and Chicago (+32%).  Overall, ratings grew +7% (4.5 vs. 4.2) in the country’s 56 biggest markets compared to a year ago.

Angels/Red Sox this Week’s Sunday MLB on TBS Telecast-  This week’s MLB on TBS telecast will feature the Los Angeles Angels at the Boston Red Sox.  First pitch is at 1:30p.m. ET with Dick Stockton and Dennis Eckersley on the call.

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