Arkansas/Texas, Clemson/Oklahoma, Texas A&M/West Virginia lead cable sports TV ratings for Monday December 29, 2014


Arkansas’s 31-7 beating of Texas in the Texas Bowl on ESPN topped Monday cable sports with 5.758 million viewers and a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Clemson’s win over Oklahoma in the Citrus Bowl averaged 4.896 million viewers and a 1.51 adults 18-49 rating.

Texas A&M’s victory over West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl averaged 3.302 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Toledo vs. Duke college basketball on ESPN2 averaged 805,000 viewers.

Premier League action on NBCSN with Liverpool FC and Swansea City AFC averaged 299,000 viewers and a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday, December 29, 2014:

We haven’t seen the deep dive yet but will post as soon as we do.  Holiday related delays (happy New Year!) but we expect everything to be back on a more or less normal schedule by late next week.

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…

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