Cubs-Mets, NFL Countdown, NFL Insiders lead cable sports for Sunday October 18, 2015

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday October 18, 2015:

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Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg
MLB NLCS TBSC NLCS CHICAGO/NEW YORK METS 2 8:00 PM 11:27 PM 6567 1.9
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 1970 0.9
NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1411 0.7
MLB ON DECK PREGAME SHOW TBSC 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 1318 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 1146 0.5
INSIDE THE MLB TBSC 11:27 PM 12:15 AM 1141 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 852 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 2:30 AM 755 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 696 0.3
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L ESPN 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 604 0.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:00 PM 1:00 AM 599 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEAT ESPN MICHIGAN STATE/MICHIGAN 6:00 AM 6:30 AM 567 0.2
FANTASY SHOW   L ESPN2 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 518 0.3
NFL MATCH ESPN 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 492 0.2
NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFLN NFL GAMEDAY MORNING 9:00 AM 1:00 PM 481 0.2
POKER ESPN 2015 WSOP 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 431 0.1
LIGA MX (EF) SUN UDN GUADALAJARA VS. PUEBLA 5:48 PM 7:59 PM 419 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:30 PM 8:30 PM 412 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN2 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 387 0.2
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS 7:30 PM 8:30 PM 381 0.1
NHRA DRAG RACING ESPN2 NHRA FALLNATIONALS 8:00 PM 11:00 PM 358 0.1
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 340 0.1
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRE NBCSN KANSAS 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 324 0.0
SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN2 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 321 0.1
NASCAR RACEDAY L FS1 KANSAS 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 312 0.1
POKER ESPN 2015 WSOP 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 296 0.1
OUTSIDE THE LINES ESPN2 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 273 0.1
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 271 0.1
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCSN NORWICH/NEWCASTLE 10:53 AM 1:00 PM 270 0.1
NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFLN NFL GAMEDAY FINAL 12:14 AM 1:44 AM 258 0.1
NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFLN NFL GAMEDAY LIVE 1:00 PM 4:30 PM 257 0.1
NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFLN NFL GAMEDAY LIVE 4:30 PM 7:30 PM 252 0.1
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 250 0.1
POKER ESPN 2015 WSOP 3:30 PM 5:00 PM 244 0.1
PGA TOUR GOLF 2015 FRYS.COM OPEN 5:05 PM 9:27 PM 226 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY ESPNU 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 221 0.1
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 219 0.1
MLS REGULAR SEASON      L ESPN HOUSTON/SEATTLE 5:00 PM 7:30 PM 215 0.1
POKER ESPN2 2015 WSOP 11:00 PM 12:00 AM 209 0.0
NHRA QUALIFYING ESPN2 NHRA FALLNATIONALS QUAL 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 197 0.0
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS 9:30 PM 10:30 PM 195 0.1
NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFLN NFL GAMEDAY FIRST 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 193 0.1
NBA STUDIO ESPN NBA SEASON PREVIEW 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 188 0.1
NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME NFLN NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME 11:30 PM 12:14 AM 187 0.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN2 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 185 0.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 30 FOR 30: TROJAN WAR 6:30 PM 8:00 PM 178 0.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ENN 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 175 0.1
POST SEASON GAME REWIND MLBN 2015 NLCS CHC AT NYM GM 1 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 168 0.0
CONT TIRE SPORTS CAR CH FS1 ROAD ATLANTA 12:30 PM 2:30 PM 162 0.0
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L FS1 LA GALAXY/PORTLAND TIMBERS 7:00 PM 9:34 PM 156 0.1
POST SEASON GAME REWIND MLBN 2015 ALCS TOR AT KC GM 2 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 153 0.0
SPORTS REPORTERS ENN 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 148 0.0
NBA PRESEASON   L NBAT CLEVELAND/TORONTO 6:00 PM 8:30 PM 145 0.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPNU SEC STORIED: THE BO YOU DONT KNOW 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 144 0.1
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN 6:00 AM 6:30 AM 141 0.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 12:30 AM 139 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY L ESPNU 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 135 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 6P 6:00 PM 8:02 PM 132 0.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND ENC FOXD 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 130 0.0
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCSN 10:00 AM 10:53 AM 129 0.1
NASCAR VICTORY LAP NBCSN 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 128 0.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP POST NBCSN KANSAS 5:59 PM 6:30 PM 119 0.0
CHAMPIONS TOUR GOLF 2015 SAN ANTONIO CHP 1:58 PM 5:05 PM 115 0.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ENN 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 110 0.0
LIGA MX SUN UDN TOLUCA / QUERETARO 12:45 PM 3:00 PM 110 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 8P 8:02 PM 8:32 PM 107 0.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ENN 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 106 0.0
MOBSTEEL NBCSN 108 9:30 PM 10:30 PM 104 0.0
MOBSTEEL NBCSN 107 10:30 PM 11:30 PM 104 0.0
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS 10:30 PM 11:30 PM 102 0.0
ARCA RACING FS1 KANSAS 9:00 AM 11:00 AM 99 0.0
EXPEDIENTES UDN UDN 7:59 PM 9:00 PM 99 0.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 SEC STORIED: IN SEARCH OF DERRICK THOMAS 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 96 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEAT ESPNU MICHIGAN STATE/MICHIGAN 6:02 PM 9:00 PM 95 0.0
FUTBOL CENTRAL (DT) SUN UDN 5:00 PM 5:48 PM 94 0.0
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 92 0.0
RACERTV NBCSN 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 92 0.0
FIFA UNVSO MEXICO V. ARGENTINA 10/17 5:48 PM 8:00 PM 90 0.0
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCSN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 89 0.0
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 85 0.0
MOBSTEEL NBCSN 105 7:30 PM 8:30 PM 85 0.0
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF 2015 PORTUGAL MASTERS 8:00 AM 12:30 PM 84 0.0
MOBSTEEL NBCSN 106 8:30 PM 9:30 PM 84 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEAT ESPNU PENN STATE/OHIO STATE 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 82 0.0
NASCAR VICTORY LAP NBCSN 11:30 PM 12:30 AM 79 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 11:45P 11:50 PM 12:50 AM 78 0.0
CANADIAN FTBL LEAGUE L ESPN2 HAMILTON/MONTREAL 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 77 0.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 SEC STORIED: THE BO YOU DONT KNOW 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 75 0.0
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER FS1 ROTHWELL/WATERSON/ROCKHOLD/POIRIER 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 75 0.0
RED BULL AIR RACE L FS1 LAS VEGAS 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 73 0.0
AMERICAS CUP NBCSN BERMUDA 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 73 0.0
NBA PRESEASON NBAT PHILADELPHIA/BROOKLYN 3:46 PM 6:00 PM 72 0.0
E:60 ENN 8:30 AM 9:30 AM 71 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 12:45A 12:50 AM 1:50 AM 71 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 8A 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 71 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 10A 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 71 0.0
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR NBCSN 5:00 PM 5:59 PM 71 0.0
SERIE A BEIN INTER VS. JUVENTUS 2:40 PM 4:45 PM 68 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 11A 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 67 0.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPNU ESPN FILMS: ROLL TIDE/WAR EAGLE 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 65 0.0
PGA TOUR GOLF 2015 FRYS.COM OPEN 9:57 PM 1:00 AM 65 0.0
NBA PRESEASON   L NBAT UTAH/PORTLAND 9:00 PM 11:39 PM 64 0.0
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD NBCSN 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 64 0.0
ESPN FC ESPN2 12:30 AM 1:30 AM 63 0.0
UEFA CL RD OF 16 FOXD ARSENAL FC VS FC BAYERN MUNCHEN 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 63 0.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS1 505:JUST DO SOMETHING 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 63 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 1:45A 1:50 AM 2:50 AM 63 0.0
COLLEGE GOLF ESPNU COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE 12:30 PM 2:00 PM 62 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 12P 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 60 0.0
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR NBCSN 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 60 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF 9:27 PM 9:57 PM 59 0.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN 12:00 AM 12:30 AM 58 0.0
REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN UDN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 57 0.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ENN 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 56 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF 12:30 PM 1:58 PM 55 0.0
STARTERS R, THE NBAT STARTERS SEASON PREVIEW 4 11:39 PM 12:09 AM 55 0.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 54 0.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND ENC FOXD 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 53 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 10P 10:04 PM 10:34 PM 53 0.0
SOMOS LMX UDN 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 52 0.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ENN 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 51 0.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 50 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 9A 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 50 0.0
EXPRESS WRAPUP BEIN EXPRESS WRAPUP – L 4:45 PM 5:00 PM 49 0.0
FOX GOL MEXICO FOXD 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 49 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 7A 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 49 0.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE ESPNU 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 48 0.0
ROLEX MONT MOTORSPORTS FS1 3 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 48 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 1869 11:00 PM 12:00 AM 47 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 11:30P 11:18 PM 11:50 PM 47 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 1868 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 46 0.0
RACERTV NBCSN 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 45 0.0
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 44 0.0
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER FOXD LA GALAXY VS PORT TIMBERS 7:05 PM 9:15 PM 44 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 6A 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 43 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 11P 11:04 PM 11:18 PM 43 0.0
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCSN 12:30 AM 1:30 AM 43 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 10:30P 10:34 PM 11:04 PM 42 0.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 41 0.0
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN 11:30 PM 12:00 AM 41 0.0
NASCAR VICTORY LANE P FS1 KANSAS 12:00 AM 12:30 AM 41 0.0
STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOAR D FS1 WOMENS SUPER CROWN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 41 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 8:30P 8:32 PM 9:03 PM 41 0.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEW NBAT 2015 MILWAUKEE BUCKS 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 41 0.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEW NBAT 2015 NEW YORK KNICKS 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 41 0.0

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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