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Top 15 Cable Sports Events: August 20 - 21, 2016

With many of the NBC Universal Networks covering the Olympics, CNBC got to cover the rain delayed NASCAR race in Bristol. 2.7 million viewers and a 07 rating in Adults 18-49, tuned into the financial news network to watch some of the race.

The Sunday Night Baseball game, on ESPN, was the second most watch cable sports event of the weekend, topping NFL games and the Olympics. The Mets vs Giants game collected 1.4 million viewers on Sunday night. That is a little less than the previous week's numbers, which had the classic match up of Cubs vs Cardinals.

Rank Day Show Net Time P2* A18-49
1 Sun NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bristol CNBC 4:51 PM 2,673 0.7
2 Sat NASCAR Rain Delay NBCSN 9:21 PM 1,951 0.5
3 Sun MLB Baseball: NYM v SF ESPN 8:00 PM 1,357 0.3
4 Sat UFC PPV:Diaz/McGregor 2 FS1 8:00 PM 1,300 0.6
5 Sat NASCAR Rain Delay NBCSN10:55 PM 1,236 0.4
6 Sat Summer Olympics PM NBCSN 12:00 PM 1,225 0.4
7 Sun NASCAR Rain Delay CNBC 1:00 PM 1,102 0.3
8 Sat NFL Preseason: NYG v BUF NFL 4:00 PM 1,048 0.4
9 Sat NFL Preseason NFL 7:11 PM 1,043 0.4
10 Sun Summer Olympics PM NBCSN12:00 PM 862 0.2
11 Sat NFL Preseason: KC v LA NFL 9:08 PM 809 0.3
12 Sat Summer Olympics PM USA  12:00 PM 806 0.2
13 Sun Summer Olympics PM USA 12:00 PM 739 0.2
14 Sat Little League World Series ESPN 8:00 PM 705 0.2
15 Sat Summer Olympics PM GOLF 11:13 AM 691 0.1
* viewership (,000)

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