Astros-Royals, Colts-Texans, Rangers-Blue Jays lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday October 8, 2015

 

The Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans Thursday Night Football game averaged 15.075 million viewers across CBS and NFL Network. The 2.84 million viewers in the table below is just the NFL Network portion.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday October 8, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
MLB AL DIVISION SERIES LFS1HOUSTON/KANSAS CITY 17:30 PM11:41 PM33001.0
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALLNFLN2015 WK 5 – IND VS. HOU8:26 PM11:27 PM28401.3
MLB ALDS RAIN LFS1HOUSTON/KANSAS CITY 18:29 PM9:15 PM19900.6
MLB AL DIVISION SERIES LFS1TEXAS/TORONTO 13:30 PM6:36 PM17500.4
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1184311:41 PM12:00 AM17290.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNWASHINGTON/USC8:55 PM12:10 AM14460.4
MLB ALDS PRE GAME LFS1GM1:HOUSTON/KANSAS CITY6:36 PM7:30 PM11480.4
NFLN THU NT POSTNFLNNFLN THU NT POST-GAME11:35 PM12:00 AM11410.6
NFLN THU NT KICKNFLNNFLN THU NT KICK-OFF27:58 PM8:20 PM11060.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:10 AM1:10 AM9750.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM7240.3
NFLN THU NT KICKNFLNNFLN THU NT KICK-OFF17:30 PM7:58 PM6760.3
UNDRAFTEDNFLNS2-0412:00 AM12:30 AM6630.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:10 AM2:00 AM5480.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM8:00 PM4750.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM4580.2
FOOTBALL TOWNNFLNFOOTBALL TOWN S1-0412:30 AM1:00 AM4360.2
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM4250.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4050.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM3830.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM3810.2
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1184312:00 AM1:00 AM3810.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS1:00 AM2:00 AM3800.2
NFL LIVE                LESPN23:30 PM4:30 PM3740.2
OTLESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM3700.2
COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN LESPN8:00 PM8:55 PM3690.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM3660.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM3650.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM1:30 PM3620.2
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL LNBCSNCHARLOTTE7:00 PM8:30 PM3580.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM3570.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM3560.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPN2SMU/HOUSTON8:00 PM11:26 PM3560.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM3310.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM3210.2
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM3210.1
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN22:30 PM3:30 PM3170.2
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM3160.1
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM2:30 PM3090.2
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM3060.1
TNF GAMEDAYNFLNTNF GAMEDAY6:00 PM7:30 PM3000.1
EUROPEAN QUALIFIER      LESPNREPUBLIC OF IRELAND/GERMANY2:30 PM4:46 PM2770.1
PRESIDENTS CUPGOLF2015 PRESIDENTS CUP2:15 PM7:00 PM2760.0
NHL REGULAR SEASON  LNBCSNMINNESOTA/COLORADO9:05 PM11:54 PM2680.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM2640.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM2490.2
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2SEC STORIED: IN SEARCH OF DERRICK THOMAS7:00 PM8:00 PM2310.1
SPORTSNATIONESPN25:00 PM6:00 PM2310.1
BASEBALL TONIGHTESPN212:39 AM1:09 AM2020.1
MLB ALDS PRE GAME LFS1GM1:TEXAS/TORONTO2:30 PM3:30 PM2010.0
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNNFL FANTASY LIVE5:00 PM6:00 PM2010.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN211:26 PM12:09 AM1960.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN212:09 AM12:39 AM1680.1
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP7:00 PM8:30 PM1680.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS118441:00 AM2:00 AM1580.1
ESPN FC   LESPN4:46 PM5:00 PM1560.1
NHL LIVE PRENBCSNMINNESOTA/COLORADO8:30 PM9:05 PM1510.0
NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE LNBCSNCHARLOTTE5:30 PM7:00 PM1480.0
NHL LIVE POSTNBCSNMINNESOTA/COLORADO11:54 PM12:23 AM1430.1
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 6:30P6:31 PM7:34 PM1280.1
AROUND THE NFLNFLNAROUND THE NFL2:00 PM5:00 PM1260.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC LNBCSNCHARLOTTE1:30 PM3:00 PM1210.0
SAWCQBEINCHILE VS. BRAZIL7:20 PM9:30 PM1180.0
NBA PRESEASON   LNBATTORONTO/LA LAKERS10:00 PM12:30 AM1180.1
NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE LNBCSNCHARLOTTE3:00 PM4:00 PM1170.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 AM7:00 AM1140.1
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 SIME DARBY LPGA MALAYSIA12:00 PM2:15 PM1080.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS118452:00 AM3:00 AM1010.0
SOUND FXNFLN2015 – WEEK 41:30 PM2:00 PM960.0
INSIDE THE NFLNFLNINSIDE THE NFL12:00 PM1:30 PM940.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM5:30 PM900.0
NBA PRESEASON   LNBATCLEVELAND/PHILADELPHIA7:00 PM9:51 PM870.0
NASCAR K&N SERIESNBCSNDOVER4:00 PM5:00 PM860.0
EXPRESS PREGAMEBEINEXPRESS PREGAME – L7:00 PM7:20 PM830.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM820.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 9:30P9:24 PM9:54 PM770.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 BRITISH MASTERS7:00 AM12:00 PM760.0
MLB DS GAME 1FOXDASTROS VS ROYALS9:16 PM11:44 PM720.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNALDS RAIN DELAY HOU/KC8:54 PM9:17 PM720.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CHICAGO BULLS12:30 AM1:00 AM720.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP6:00 AM7:00 AM690.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPN2SMU/HOUSTON1:09 AM3:00 AM680.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU7:00 PM7:30 PM680.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 TORONTO RAPTORS9:51 PM10:00 PM670.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM670.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM660.0
MLB DS GAME 1FOXDASTROS VS ROYALS6:46 PM7:30 PM650.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 11:45P11:42 PM1:14 AM650.0
SAWCQBEINARGENTINA VS. ECUADOR9:30 PM10:00 PM630.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM630.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 7:30P7:34 PM8:04 PM630.0
HERD LFS12912:00 PM2:30 PM620.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 8:30P8:34 PM9:24 PM620.0
NCAA FOOTBALL   LESPNUSOUTH CAROLINA ST/BETHUNE-COOKMAN7:30 PM11:00 PM610.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM590.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM580.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 2P2:00 PM3:37 PM580.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 11:30P11:24 PM11:42 PM580.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 8P8:04 PM8:34 PM570.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ10:00 AM12:00 PM550.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN8:00 PM9:00 PM540.0
MLB DS GAME 1FOXDRANGERS VS BLUE JAYS3:32 PM6:46 PM520.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 10P9:54 PM10:24 PM510.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 1:15A1:14 AM2:14 AM510.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 TORONTO RAPTORS1:00 AM1:30 AM500.0
COPA ORO 2015 EN 60UDN10:00 PM11:00 PM500.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: RAND UNIVERSITY4:30 PM5:30 PM490.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2505:JUST DO SOMETHING12:00 AM1:00 AM480.0
CHARLIE MOORENBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM480.0
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSNCHICAGO – 10/8/1512:23 AM3:00 AM470.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK1:00 PM2:00 PM460.0
WMNS COLL VBALL REG SSN LESPNUBYU/PACIFIC11:00 PM1:14 AM450.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM440.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 4:30P4:37 PM5:07 PM440.0
FIRST TAKE REENN7:30 PM8:00 PM430.0
MLBFOXDNLDS 2015:ASTROS VS ROYALS8:30 PM9:16 PM410.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 11P10:54 PM11:24 PM410.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:00 AM12:30 AM390.0
MLB DS GAME 1FOXDASTROS VS ROYALS7:30 PM8:30 PM390.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM390.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM380.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM370.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 6P6:07 PM6:31 PM370.0
NBA PRESEASON   LNBATBOSTON/REAL MADRID3:00 PM5:33 PM370.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 TORONTO RAPTORS6:31 PM7:00 PM370.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 11A11:00 AM12:00 PM360.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:30 AM1:00 AM350.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU5:30 PM6:00 PM350.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS2:00 AM2:30 AM340.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT12:00 PM1:00 PM330.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA CLIPPERS1:30 AM2:00 AM330.0
FIRST TAKE REENN11:26 PM12:00 AM320.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM320.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM320.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM310.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:26 PM310.0
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVOFOXD11:44 PM12:00 AM310.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM310.0
CFB DAILY   LESPNU1:00 PM2:00 PM300.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CHICAGO BULLS2:30 AM3:00 AM300.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:00 PM290.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2TJ DILLASHAW1:00 PM1:30 PM290.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 10:30P10:24 PM10:54 PM290.0
SAWCQBEINVENEZUELA VS. PARAGUAY4:50 PM7:00 PM270.0
FIRST TAKE REENN5:30 PM6:00 PM270.0
FIRST TAKE REENN6:30 PM7:00 PM270.0
FIRST TAKE REENN7:00 PM7:30 PM270.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 10A10:00 AM11:00 AM270.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM260.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOXD2:00 PM3:00 PM260.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QL HIGHLIFS2MATCH DAY 9 THURSDAY9:00 PM10:00 PM260.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 5:30P5:37 PM6:07 PM260.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CHICAGO BULLS6:14 PM6:31 PM260.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN4:30 PM5:00 PM250.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL LFS2SCOTLAND/POLAND2:30 PM5:00 PM250.0
UFC  RELOADEDFS2142:ALDO/MENDES5:00 PM8:00 PM250.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN4:00 PM4:30 PM240.0
CFB DAILYESPNU2:00 PM3:00 PM240.0
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM240.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 5P5:07 PM5:37 PM240.0
COPA ORO 2013 EN 60UDN9:00 PM10:00 PM240.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 4P4:07 PM4:37 PM230.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM230.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 3:30P3:37 PM4:07 PM220.0
PRESS CONFERENCENBATBOSTON/MADRID PRESS CONFERENCE5:33 PM6:14 PM220.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM220.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM220.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM210.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM200.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM200.0
CFB DAILYESPNU3:00 PM4:00 PM190.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOXD11:00 AM12:00 PM190.0
NBA PRESEASONNBATATLANTA/CLEVELAND8:00 AM10:30 AM190.0
SAWCQBEINARGENTINA VS. ECUADOR1:00 AM3:00 AM180.0
COLLEGE FTBL FEATUREDENN6:30 AM7:00 AM180.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLYFOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM180.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN6:00 AM7:00 AM180.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:30 AM8:00 AM170.0
MLB DS GAME 1FOXDRANGERS VS BLUE JAYS3:00 PM3:32 PM170.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1184211:00 AM12:00 PM170.0
UFC 1 ON 1FS2FORREST GRIFFIN8:00 PM8:30 PM170.0
WORLD POKER TOURFS2ALPHA8 FLORIDA PT111:00 PM12:00 AM170.0
NBA PRESEASONNBATUTAH/LA LAKERS6:00 AM8:00 AM170.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONENN2:00 AM3:00 AM160.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118426:00 AM7:00 AM160.0
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLANFS2251:30 PM2:00 PM160.0
UFC PPV PRELIMSFS2192:CORMIER/GUSTAFSSON1:00 AM3:00 AM160.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS1:30 PM2:00 PM160.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:00 AM7:30 AM150.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONENN1:00 AM2:00 AM150.0
RUSSILLO & KANELL LENN1:00 PM4:00 PM150.0
UFC  RELOADEDFS2141:LESNAR/OVEREEM10:00 AM1:00 PM150.0
90 IN 30BEINATLETICO MADRID VS. REAL MADRID1:00 PM1:30 PM140.0
SERIE ABEINPALERMO VS. AS ROMA11:00 AM1:00 PM140.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM140.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN6:00 AM6:30 AM140.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN8:00 AM8:30 AM140.0
COLLEGE FTBL FEATUREDESPNU4:00 PM4:30 PM140.0
US NATIONAL TEAM CLASSICSFS1INTL FRIENDLY:MEXICO/USA9:00 AM11:00 AM140.0
EL TRI EN 60UDN5:00 PM6:00 PM140.0
SAWCQBEINCOLOMBIA VS. PERU11:00 PM1:00 AM130.0
CENTRAL FOX MEXFOXD1:00 PM2:00 PM130.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA CLIPPERS2:00 PM2:30 PM120.0
DAN LE BATARD SHOW LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM110.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM110.0
UFC  TONIGHTFS2896:00 AM7:00 AM110.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS2:30 PM3:00 PM110.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN7:00 AM8:00 AM110.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN5:00 PM5:30 PM100.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU9:00 AM9:30 AM100.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM100.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118428:00 AM9:00 AM100.0
ETERNOS RIVALES 60UDN4:00 PM5:00 PM100.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118427:00 AM8:00 AM90.0
NBA PRESEASONNBATUTAH/LA LAKERS10:30 AM1:00 PM90.0
ETERNOS RIVALES 60UDN2:00 PM3:00 PM80.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMESPNU9:30 AM10:00 AM70.0
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSN5048:30 AM9:00 AM70.0
COPA MX EN 60UDN2:00 AM3:00 AM70.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA CLIPPERS1:00 PM1:30 PM60.0
BAYERN MUNICH TVUDN11:00 AM2:00 PM60.0
FIRST TAKE REENN9:30 AM10:00 AM50.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM50.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM50.0
WORLD POKER TOURFS2WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PT210:00 PM11:00 PM50.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM50.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN7:00 AM8:00 AM50.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW2:00 PM2:30 PM40.0
WMNS COLL VBALL REG SSNESPNUTENNESSEE/LSU7:00 AM9:00 AM40.0
UFC PPV PRELIMSFS2192:CORMIER/GUSTAFSSON8:00 AM10:00 AM40.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM40.0
THIS IS PARISBEINTHIS IS PARIS10:30 AM11:00 AM30.0
FIRST TAKE REENN9:00 AM9:30 AM30.0
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFS228:30 PM9:00 PM30.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN8:00 AM8:30 AM30.0
EXPRESS PREGAMEBEINEXPRESS PREGAME – L3:00 PM4:50 PM20.0
LA LIGA WORLDBEINLIGAWORLD10:00 AM10:30 AM20.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN8:00 AM9:00 AM20.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN10:00 AM11:00 AM20.0
90 IN 30BEINSAMPDORIA VS. INTER6:00 AM6:30 AM10.0
90 IN 30BEINSEVILLA VS. BARCELONA1:30 PM2:00 PM10.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R7:00 AM8:00 AM10.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:30 AM7:00 AM10.0
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFS222:00 PM2:30 PM10.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN9:00 AM10:00 AM10.0
90 IN 30BEINCHILE VS. ARGENTINA COPA AMERICA – FINAL2:30 PM3:00 PM00.0
ATP WORLD TOUR UNCOVEREDBEINATPWORLD6:30 AM7:00 AM00.0
SWIMMINGBEINFINA SWIMMING WORLD CUP SINGAPORE-DAY 28:00 AM10:00 AM00.0
COLLEGE FTBL FEATUREDENN8:30 AM9:00 AM00.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:00 AM6:30 AM00.0
UFC HOF INDUCTION CEREMONFS220157:00 AM8:00 AM00.0

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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