On ESPN, the Valero Alamo Bowl where UCLA beat Kansas State led all the cable sports networks (and all of cable) for the day with 5.603 million viewers and a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.
The TaxSlayer Bowl where Tennessee beat Iowa averaged 4.114 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
The TicketCity Cactus Bowl where Oklahoma State beat Washington averaged 4.032 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
The Armed Forces Bowl where Houston beat Pittsburgh averaged 2.105 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
The premiere of NFL Network’s “A Football Life” focusing on the 2006 Rose Bowl averaged 245,000 viewers.
The table w/everything else should be added hopefully by sometime later this (Wednesday, 1/7) afternoon.
Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday January 2, 2015:
We haven’t seen the deep-dive yet, but will update with the table when we do (hopefully by this afternoon).
This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific.
Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch” i.e., not enough Nielsen panelists watched for Nielsen to validate it. There are around 20,000 homes in the Nielsen panel and a bit over 50,000 panelists, where 1 Nielsen panelist watching a whole telecast represents around 5,800 people. So something averaging a million viewers averaged around 170 people out of the 50K+ panel — small, but still statistically significant. But when there’s a show with 30,000 viewers, that’s only around 5 or 6 Nielsen panelists…