Cavs-Bulls, ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ Michigan-Illinois lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Thursday February 12, 2015

 

The last NBA game before the All-Star Game saw the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and the game on TNT was the most-viewed cable sports telecast averaging 2.097 million viewers and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The game’s post game show averaged 1.16 million and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  908,000 viewers and 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

In college hoops on ESPN, Michigan vs Illinois averaged 867,000 and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Around the Horn averaged 579,000 viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday February 12, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NBA BASKETBALLTNTCLEVELAND/CHICAGO8:00 PM10:33 PM20970.9
INSIDE THE NBATNTINSIDE THE NBA10:33 PM11:15 PM11600.5
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM9080.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNMICHIGAN/ILLINOIS9:05 PM11:10 PM8670.2
NBA TIP-OFFTNTNBA TIP OFF7:00 PM8:00 PM5840.3
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM5790.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM5740.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNOLE MISS/FLORIDA7:00 PM9:05 PM5720.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM5200.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:10 PM12:00 AM5130.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM4500.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM4320.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM4180.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM4030.2
PGA TOURGOLF2015 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM2:58 PM6:00 PM3730.0
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM3490.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:01 PM3460.2
NFL LIVE                LESPN4:00 PM5:00 PM3430.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM3410.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM3410.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM3150.2
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESPN3:00 PM3:30 PM2890.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:01 PM1:00 PM2880.1
SPORTSCENTER AMESPN2:00 PM3:00 PM2770.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM2740.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM2:00 PM2650.1
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN3:30 PM4:00 PM2560.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2ST. MARYS/BYU9:05 PM11:04 PM2420.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM2340.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM2260.1
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM2230.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM2190.1
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTINGNBCSN18 – MORAES/HILL8:56 PM11:11 PM2090.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2TULSA/CONNECTICUT7:00 PM9:05 PM2010.1
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM1970.1
SPORTSNATION        LESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM1950.1
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2007 DUNK CONTEST10:30 PM11:00 PM1940.1
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2008 DUNK CONTEST11:00 PM11:30 PM1900.1
NASCAR 2015: A NEW ERAFS17:00 PM8:00 PM1830.0
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS1286:DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY EDITION5:00 PM7:00 PM1780.0
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLF6:00 PM6:30 PM1780.0
OLBERMANN  LESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM1760.1
PGA TOURGOLF2015 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM6:30 PM9:30 PM1640.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2009 DUNK CONTEST11:30 PM12:00 AM1590.1
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2001 DUNK CONTEST7:30 PM8:00 PM1550.1
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM1460.1
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2000 DUNK CONTEST7:00 PM7:30 PM1440.1
PGA TOURGOLF2015 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM9:30 PM12:30 AM1410.0
DAYFS1DAYTONA PRIMETIME8:00 PM9:00 PM1380.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNJOE GREENE10:00 PM11:00 PM1350.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM1330.1
DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY LFS19:00 AM1:00 PM1290.0
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTINGNBCSN18 – MORAES/HILL11:11 PM1:21 AM1280.1
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNMICHAEL STRAHAN9:00 PM10:00 PM1260.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2004 DUNK CONTEST9:00 PM9:30 PM1250.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: OF MIRACLES AND MEN12:03 AM2:00 AM1230.1
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2006 DUNK CONTEST10:00 PM10:30 PM1200.1
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:07 PM1180.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2002 DUNK CONTEST8:00 PM8:30 PM1180.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2003 DUNK CONTEST8:30 PM9:00 PM1160.0
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE LESPN211:04 PM11:33 PM1140.1
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2005 DUNK CONTEST9:30 PM10:00 PM1100.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2010 DUNK CONTEST12:00 AM12:30 AM1100.1
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNCRIS CARTER3:30 PM4:00 PM1080.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM1050.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:00 PM1040.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM1020.0
NBA TONIGHT     LESPN211:33 PM12:03 AM970.0
FILM SESSIONNFLNGONE! BARRY SANDERS5:00 PM6:00 PM970.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2011 DUNK CONTEST12:30 AM1:00 AM960.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN11:30 PM12:00 AM920.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2013 DUNK CONTEST1:30 AM2:00 AM900.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN5:00 PM6:00 PM880.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF12:30 AM1:00 AM850.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNVERNON DAVIS4:00 PM4:30 PM850.0
ROAD TO CANTONNFLNDEION SANDERS6:00 PM7:00 PM840.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1997 DUNK CONTEST4:30 PM5:00 PM830.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2012 DUNK CONTEST1:00 AM1:30 AM820.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT2014 DUNK CONTEST2:00 AM2:30 AM780.0
COLL BSKTBL: PAC 12 LFS1CAL/COLORADO9:00 PM10:56 PM760.0
AROUND THE HORNENN11:07 PM11:30 PM740.0
NFL LIVEESPN22:00 AM3:00 AM730.0
CAA BASKETBALL LNBCSNNORTHEASTERN/HOFSTRA7:00 PM8:56 PM710.0
SPORTSNATIONENN7:00 AM8:00 AM660.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM660.0
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF1:00 PM2:58 PM650.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNRAY LEWIS8:00 PM9:00 PM650.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1987 DUNK CONTEST11:30 AM12:00 PM640.0
E:60ESPNU4:30 PM5:00 PM630.0
SPORTSNATIONENN12:00 AM1:00 AM620.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:28 PM6:00 PM620.0
SEASONS ON THE FLYNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM610.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNRAY LEWIS12:00 AM1:00 AM600.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN7:00 PM8:00 PM590.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1986 DUNK CONTEST11:00 AM11:30 AM580.0
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTINGNBCSN17 – SHIELDS/FOSTER1:21 AM3:00 AM580.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUPURDUE/RUTGERS7:00 PM9:03 PM570.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1996 DUNK CONTEST4:00 PM4:30 PM560.0
OLBERMANNENN2:00 AM2:30 AM550.0
NBA ALL-STAR PRACTICENBAT2015 BBVA RSG STR CHLG PRACTICE L5:00 PM7:00 PM550.0
GEORGE P WRLD OF SLTWATERNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM550.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN4:00 PM5:00 PM530.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: PLAYING FOR THE MOB3:00 PM4:30 PM530.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1985 DUNK CONTEST10:30 AM11:00 AM520.0
LUNKERVILLENBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM520.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 3P3:00 PM3:30 PM510.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNMICHAEL STRAHAN1:00 AM2:00 AM510.0
AROUND THE HORNENN8:00 AM8:30 AM480.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS12691:00 PM5:00 PM480.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF11:00 AM12:00 PM480.0
UFC  RELOADEDFS2172:JONES/TEIXEIRA8:00 PM11:00 PM470.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS2:00 AM3:00 AM470.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN6:30 AM7:00 AM460.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/11/158:00 AM9:00 AM460.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM460.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATION LESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM440.0
LUNKERVILLENBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM440.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM430.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENN2:30 AM3:00 AM420.0
HIS & HERSENN1:00 AM2:00 AM420.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 CATCHERS 201510:00 PM11:00 PM420.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNMIKE SINGLETARY4:30 PM5:00 PM420.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 THIRD BASEMEN 20159:00 PM10:00 PM410.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1976 ABA & 1984 DUNK CONTESTS10:00 AM10:30 AM410.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM410.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN6:00 PM7:00 PM410.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1995 DUNK CONTEST3:30 PM4:00 PM400.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1993 DUNK CONTEST2:30 PM3:00 PM390.0
TIMMY HORTON OUTDOORSNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM390.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1994 DUNK CONTEST3:00 PM3:30 PM380.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 12A12:00 AM1:00 AM370.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8P8:00 PM9:00 PM370.0
AROUND THE HORNENN6:00 AM6:30 AM360.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM360.0
SKIINGNBCSNWORLD ALPLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS4:00 PM5:28 PM360.0
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESPNU5:00 PM5:30 PM350.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 7:30P7:30 PM8:00 PM350.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNJERRY RICE2:00 PM3:00 PM350.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN8:30 AM9:00 AM340.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1990 DUNK CONTEST1:00 PM1:30 PM340.0
COPA DEL REY – RBEINBARCELONA VS. VILLARREAL10:00 PM12:00 AM330.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN3:00 PM4:00 PM330.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS112587:00 AM8:00 AM330.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK  5P5:00 PM5:30 PM330.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1989 DUNK CONTEST12:30 PM1:00 PM330.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE THU 9A9:00 AM11:01 AM320.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1992 DUNK CONTEST2:00 PM2:30 PM320.0
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM6:00 AM10:00 AM320.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF12:00 PM1:00 PM310.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/11/159:00 AM10:00 AM310.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNCALVIN JOHNSON3:00 PM3:30 PM310.0
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM10:00 AM12:00 PM300.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS112596:00 AM7:00 AM290.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS112598:00 AM9:00 AM290.0
UFC  RELOADEDFS2172:JONES/TEIXEIRA1:00 PM4:00 PM290.0
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDESPNUMIRACULOUS: THE AUSTIN HATCH STORY5:30 PM6:00 PM280.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 1A1:00 AM1:30 AM280.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1991 DUNK CONTEST1:30 PM2:00 PM280.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUSANTA CLARA/SAN FRANCISCO11:04 PM1:21 AM270.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/11/156:00 AM7:00 AM270.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 1P1:00 PM2:00 PM260.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 11P11:00 PM12:00 AM260.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNBRANDON MARSHALL1:00 PM2:00 PM260.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUSMU/HOUSTON9:03 PM11:04 PM250.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 5:30P5:30 PM6:00 PM250.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE THU 11A11:01 AM1:00 PM250.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUSYRACUSE/BOSTON COLLEGE1:00 PM2:34 PM240.0
HERD  LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM240.0
AROUND THE HORNENN9:00 AM9:30 AM220.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7P7:00 PM7:30 PM220.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 2P2:00 PM3:00 PM220.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 6P6:00 PM7:00 PM220.0
TOP 10NFLNGREATEST HANDS12:00 PM1:00 PM220.0
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENN1:00 PM3:00 PM210.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1126010:56 PM12:00 AM210.0
OLBERMANNENN6:30 PM7:00 PM200.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS112622:00 AM3:00 AM200.0
NASCAR RACE HUBFS2286:DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY EDITION11:00 PM1:00 AM200.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 4P4:00 PM5:00 PM200.0
E:60ESPNULONG ROAD HOME2:34 PM3:00 PM190.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 THAILAND CLS6:00 AM11:00 AM190.0
DUNK CONTESTNBAT1988 DUNK CONTEST12:00 PM12:30 PM190.0
E:60ESPNU9:00 AM10:00 AM170.0
NASCAR 2015: A NEW ERAFS21:00 AM2:00 AM170.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM170.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM170.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINEXPRESS XTRA – WEEKDAY – R12:00 AM1:00 AM150.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 1:30A1:30 AM2:00 AM150.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS22705:00 PM6:30 PM140.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE THU 3:30P3:30 PM4:00 PM140.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/11/157:00 AM8:00 AM140.0
RADIUSNBCSN1258:30 AM9:00 AM140.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUMISSISSIPPI/FLORIDA1:21 AM3:00 AM130.0
CYCLING –BEINTOUR QATAR-STAGE 5-AL ZUBARAH-MADINAT AL1:00 AM1:30 AM120.0
RADIUSNBCSN1077:00 AM7:30 AM120.0
RADIUSNBCSN1078:00 AM8:30 AM120.0
COPA DEL REY – LBEINATHLETIC VS. ESPANYOL2:30 PM4:30 PM110.0
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINXTRA WEEKDAY – L6:00 PM7:00 PM110.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN9:30 AM10:00 AM110.0
UFC  TONIGHTFS2597:00 PM8:00 PM110.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM110.0
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACKFS2SILVA/WEIDMAN I6:30 PM7:00 PM100.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7A7:00 AM7:30 AM100.0
BASS 2 BILLFISHNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM100.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 7:30A7:30 AM8:00 AM90.0
RUGBYBEINFRANCE VS. SCOTLAND7:00 PM9:00 PM80.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS112621:00 AM2:00 AM80.0
WORLD MMA AWARDSFS214:00 PM5:00 PM80.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINEXPRESS XTRA – WEEKDAY – R9:00 PM10:00 PM70.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN LFS1126112:00 AM1:00 AM70.0
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGHFS2HALFPIPE12:30 PM1:00 PM50.0
LA LIGA BBVA-R-BEINATLETICO MARID VS. REAL MADRID10:00 AM12:00 PM40.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUOREGON/USC6:00 AM6:40 AM40.0
RED BULL AIR RACEFS2SPIELBERG8:30 AM10:00 AM40.0
RADIUSNBCSN1076:00 AM6:30 AM40.0
RADIUSNBCSN1257:30 AM8:00 AM40.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINEXPRESS XTRA – WEEKDAY – R6:00 AM7:00 AM30.0
LA LIGA WORLD –BEINLIGAWORLD8:45 AM9:00 AM30.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUKANSAS STATE/WEST VIRGINIA7:00 AM9:00 AM30.0
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2MENS SLOPESTYLE11:00 AM12:30 PM30.0
CYCLING –BEINTOUR QATAR-STAGE 5-AL ZUBARAH-MADINAT AL7:30 AM8:45 AM20.0
THIS IS PARIS –BEINTHIS IS PARIS2:00 PM2:30 PM20.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 2A2:00 AM3:00 AM20.0
RADIUSNBCSN1256:30 AM7:00 AM20.0
REAL MADRID TV –BEINREAL MADRID TV5:00 PM6:00 PM10.0
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERSFS2PRETORIA7:00 AM8:30 AM10.0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2SAINT PAUL10:00 AM11:00 AM10.0
BEIN COOL –BEINBEINCOOL7:00 AM7:30 AM00.0
BEIN COOL –BEINBEINCOOL9:00 AM9:30 AM00.0
COUPE DE LA LIGUEBEINPARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. NANTES12:00 PM2:00 PM00.0
FIBA BASKETBALL SHOWBEINFIBABASKETBALL4:30 PM5:00 PM00.0
LA LIGA SHOW –BEINLIGASHOW1:30 AM2:00 AM00.0
THIS IS PARIS –BEINTHIS IS PARIS9:30 AM10:00 AM00.0
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVEESPNU6:40 AM7:00 AM00.0
RED BULL CLIFF DIVINGFS2YUCATAN6:00 AM7:00 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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