Up with Chris Jericho has picked up another three-1 series lead over his rivals for this week’s SportsCenter Special, and this one is much more interesting than it seems.
While the series is already in its seventh week, the top-rated program of the week, Jericho’s weekly show has a 2.4 rating and a 1.9 share among Adults 18-49.
The numbers have dropped slightly over the past two weeks, but Jericho’s ratings are now at an all-time high in the key demo, with his show now averaging 5.9 million viewers per episode.
His new show has been the highest-rated SportsCenter program of all time, with an 8.1 rating and 2.8 share among adults 18-34.
The latest season premiere of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is the top show of the day among adults 25-54.
Fox’s latest show of SportsCenter specials features the first installment of the new edition of the popular podcast show The Hardball With Chris Hayes, which airs weeknights at 10 p.m.
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“I don’t think we’ll ever know the exact meaning of this,” said Sean McManus, senior vice president of sports marketing for Fox Sports, in a statement.
“It’s the kind of show where you feel like it’s really the most important show on TV.
We know we’re going to make some mistakes, but you can’t go wrong with a Chris Hayes show.”
The series debuted with a 3.9 rating in the demo in the season’s first week and a 2 to 2.7 rating among Adults 25-34 among those 18-to-49 and with total viewers.
In its second week, Hayes is averaging 3.1 million total viewers and 1.8 million Adults 18, according to Nielsen.
He is also the top rated SportsCenter show in the network’s history with a 4.1/6 among adults 24-to.49.
The show has the best-rated week of any SportsCenter broadcast in history.
For its second consecutive week, The Hardwood with Brian Williams hosts a special that was the first SportsCenter in 18 years to air exclusively on Fox.
The series has a 3-2 series lead.
For the most part, Hayes’ show has remained steady in the ratings despite being in a prime time slot.
His weekly show is the highest rated in Fox’s history among Adults 20-49 with a 1,917 rating.
On the sports side, Hayes leads with a 2,942 total viewers among Adults 26-54 and the best ratings among SportsCenter regulars among men 25-to 29.
His show is up 8 percent compared to last week.