Duke-Virginia, North Carolina-Louisville, Clippers-Spurs lead cable sports nets for Saturday January 31, 2015

 

College hoops ruled the cable sports ratings on Saturday and Duke’s victory over Virginia that evening led all of the cable sports networks with an average of 3.489 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  The North Carolina vs Louisville game averaged 2.629 million viewers and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

NBA action at 9p ET on ESPN Saturday with the Los Angeles Clippers at the San Antonio Spurs averaged 1.685 million viewers with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

The afternoon Kansas State vs Kansas game averaged 1.209 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

The noon game between Wisconsin and Iowa averaged 1.129 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

If we’ve converted time zones from Australia to the US correctly and then read the reports right, the women’s Australian Open final (Sharapova-Serena) averaged 805K in the 3am telecast and then another 699K in an ESPN2 encore at 9am ET.

In Premier League action on NBCSN, Manchester United vs Leicester City averaged 443K and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating at ~10am ET on Saturday.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday January 31, 2015:

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.

ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNDUKE/VIRGINIA6:58 PM9:00 PM34891.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNNORTH CAROLINA/LOUISVILLE4:10 PM6:44 PM26290.9
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    LESPNREGUALR SEASON6:44 PM6:58 PM24420.8
NBA REGULAR SEASON     LESPNLA CLIPPERS/SAN ANTONIO9:00 PM11:38 PM16850.6
UFC PPV PRELIMS LFS1183:SILVA/DIAZ8:00 PM10:00 PM15460.7
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNKANSAS ST/KANSAS2:03 PM4:10 PM12090.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNWISCONSIN/IOWA12:00 PM2:03 PM11290.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:38 PM1:00 AM8760.4
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    LESPNREGUALR SEASON11:00 AM12:00 PM7280.4
PGA TOURGOLF2015 WASTE MGMT PHOENIX OPEN1:00 PM2:30 PM7070.1
TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPENESPN2WOMENS FINAL9:00 AM11:00 AM6990.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM6770.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPN8:00 AM11:00 AM6600.3
GC PREGAME LIGOLF2:30 PM3:00 PM5600.1
UFC PPV PREFIGHT LFS1183:SILVA/DIAZ7:00 PM8:00 PM5500.3
TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN LESPNMENS FINAL3:00 AM6:00 AM5410.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM5270.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2MEMPHIS/GONZAGA10:15 PM12:17 AM5130.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2WICHITA STATE/NORTHERN IOWA4:09 PM6:07 PM5070.1
SUPER BOWL SATURDAY NIGHTNFLNSUPER BOWL SATURDAY NIGHT8:00 PM9:00 PM5020.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2OKLAHOMA/OKLAHOMA ST8:05 PM10:15 PM4900.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPN211:00 AM12:00 PM4850.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2AUBURN/TENNESSEE12:00 PM2:20 PM4510.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPN6:00 AM8:00 AM4460.2
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSNLEICESTER/MANCHESTER UNITED9:57 AM12:01 PM4430.2
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNJOE NAMATH PT II3:00 PM4:00 PM3920.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2RICHMOND/VCU2:20 PM4:09 PM3820.1
SUPER BOWL LIVENFLNSUPER BOWL LIVE6:00 PM8:00 PM3740.1
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR LFS1ANAHEIM10:00 PM1:04 AM3730.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2TEXAS/BAYLOR6:07 PM8:05 PM3720.1
SOUND FXNFLNBEST OF THE 2014 SEASON9:00 PM10:00 PM3490.1
UFC PPV POST FIGHT LFS1183:SILVA/DIAZ1:04 AM2:04 AM3180.2
SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALSNFLNSUPER BOWLS GREATEST COMMERCIALS5:00 PM6:00 PM3170.1
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNJOE NAMATH PT I2:00 PM3:00 PM2970.1
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS1183:SILVA/DIAZ6:00 PM7:00 PM2790.1
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE LESPN212:17 AM12:47 AM2770.1
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN9:42 AM9:57 AM2710.1
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSNNEWCASTLE/HULL7:38 AM9:42 AM2570.1
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIMENFLNSB XLIX PREVIEW10:00 PM11:00 PM2550.1
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMENFLNGOLD JACKET FINALISTS12:00 PM1:00 PM2480.1
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF12:00 PM1:00 PM2430
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 COATES GOLF CHP3:00 PM5:28 PM2310
NFL MATCH-UPESPN21:17 AM1:46 AM2260.1
NBA TONIGHT     LESPN212:47 AM1:17 AM2250.1
SOUND FXNFLNBEST OF THE 2014 SEASON1:00 PM2:00 PM2230.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN25:00 AM6:00 AM2180.1
PGA TOUR: CBSGOLF2015 WASTE MGMT PHOENIX OPEN7:00 PM11:30 PM2130
UFC MAIN EVENTFS1148:SILVA/SONNEN II5:30 PM6:00 PM2070.1
TRACK & FIELDNBCSNARMORY INVITATIONAL4:30 PM6:31 PM2040
NFL MATCH-UPESPN21:46 AM2:15 AM1840.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM1830.1
PLAYERS ONLYNFLNSUPER BOWL XLIX4:00 PM5:00 PM1780.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN24:00 AM5:00 AM1740.1
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATESPN2LA CLIPPERS/SAN ANTONIO2:15 AM4:00 AM1730.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUTEXAS TECH/WEST VIRGINIA12:00 PM2:13 PM1710
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LENN6:00 PM7:00 PM1700.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS12:00 AM1:00 AM1700.1
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS112324:00 AM5:00 AM1630.1
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIMENFLNSB XLIX PREVIEW11:00 AM12:00 PM1590
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1XAVIER/SETON HALL12:00 PM2:17 PM1540.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENN9:01 PM10:00 PM1530.1
PLAYERS ONLYNFLNSUPER BOWL XLIX1:00 AM2:00 AM1520
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LENN11:00 PM11:37 PM1480.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUTCU/IOWA STATE2:13 PM4:02 PM1470
FRIARS CLUB ROASTESPN2TERRY BRADSHAW7:00 AM8:00 AM1450
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLS9:30 AM12:00 PM1450
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSN4211:00 AM2:00 AM1360.1
NFL LIVEESPN26:01 AM7:00 AM1330
MORNING DRIVEGOLF9:00 AM9:30 AM1300
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1VILLANOVA/DEPAUL2:17 PM4:20 PM1280
UFC MAIN EVENTFS1137:PENN/DIAZ5:00 PM5:30 PM1280.1
BEST OF COUNTDOWNESPN26:00 AM6:01 AM1260
NFL LIVEESPN28:00 AM9:00 AM1250
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENN10:00 PM11:00 PM1110
SUPER BOWL SATURDAY NIGHTNFLNSUPER BOWL SATURDAY NIGHT2:00 AM3:00 AM1110
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS1183:SILVA/DIAZ5:00 AM6:00 AM1090
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENN5:00 PM6:00 PM1080
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS1183:SILVA/DIAZ3:00 AM4:00 AM1080
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS112322:04 AM3:00 AM1050.1
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN11:30 AM12:00 PM1010.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENN7:00 PM8:00 PM1000
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUGEORGIA/SOUTH CAROLINA4:02 PM6:10 PM1000
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUPURDUE/NORTHWESTERN6:10 PM8:05 PM980
NFL HONORSNFLN2015 NFL HONORS3:00 AM5:00 AM970
MORNING DRIVEGOLF7:53 AM9:00 AM900
INSIDE THE NFLNFLNINSIDE THE NFL9:00 AM10:30 AM900
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM SUPER BOWL SPECIAL10:30 AM11:00 AM890
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENN12:00 PM1:00 PM880
NBA HOME VIDEONBATM JORDAN- AIR TIME3:00 PM4:00 PM870
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN44 MONTHLY JEERS OF NOVEMBER11:37 PM12:00 AM840
PGA TOUR: CBSGOLF2015 WASTE MGMT PHOENIX OPEN11:30 PM4:00 AM840
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNBREWSTERS MILLIONS3:00 PM5:00 PM840
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSN11:00 PM1:00 AM840
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENN4:00 PM5:00 PM830
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENN8:00 PM9:01 PM830
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1FS1COACH KRZYZEWSKI4:20 PM4:52 PM830
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:00 PM11:00 PM830
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE 211:00 PM2:00 AM830
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1SOUNDS OF THE SEASON11:00 AM11:30 AM820
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS5:00 AM6:00 AM800
PROFILE:60ENNROB GRONKOWSKI12:00 AM12:30 AM790
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLF5:59 PM7:00 PM790
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LENNUSF/TULSA1:00 PM3:15 PM780
ERNIE BANKS FUNERALMLBNERNIE BANKS11:00 AM12:39 PM770
PROFILE:60ENNMARSHAWN LYNCH12:30 AM1:00 AM750
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFLEE JANZEN-SHORT GAME5:28 PM5:59 PM750
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/31/152:00 AM3:00 AM740
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS1RISING STARS4:52 PM5:00 PM730
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN5:00 AM5:30 AM710
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENN3:15 PM4:00 PM690
COLLEGE HOCKEY LNBCSNNEW HAMPSHIRE/NOTRE DAME6:31 PM9:00 PM690
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSN2:30 PM3:30 PM690
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGENN3:00 AM4:00 AM670
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATPORTLAND/CLEVELAND4:30 PM6:30 PM670
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 24154:00 PM4:30 PM650
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/30/159:00 AM10:00 AM650
BURTON US OPENFS2WOMENS SLOPESTYLE FINALS4:00 PM5:00 PM630
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/30/158:00 AM9:00 AM630
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/31/153:00 AM4:00 AM630
NBA INSIDE STUFF REAIRNBATINSIDE STUFF N2126:30 PM7:00 PM630
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN44 MONTHLY JEERS OF NOVEMBER5:30 AM6:00 AM610
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNMAJOR LEAGUE 21:00 PM3:00 PM610
KEN BURNS BASEBALLMLBN4TH INNING9:00 PM11:30 PM610
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM6:00 AM9:00 AM610
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLS6:00 AM7:53 AM600
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWENN1:00 AM1:30 AM570
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATPORTLAND/CLEVELAND1:00 PM3:00 PM560
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN4:00 AM4:30 AM540
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU1:19 AM2:00 AM540
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 241512:30 PM1:00 PM540
A10 BASKETBALL LNBCSNDAVIDSON/ST. JOES12:01 PM2:30 PM540
BURTON US OPENFS2MENS SLOPESTYLE FINALS5:00 PM7:00 PM530
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1THE MAGIC OF FOOTBALL10:30 AM11:00 AM520
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN44 MONTHLY JEERS OF NOVEMBER4:30 AM5:00 AM510
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1GREATEST GAMES OF 201410:00 AM10:30 AM510
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/30/1510:00 AM11:00 AM470
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN44 MONTHLY JEERS OF NOVEMBER1:30 AM2:00 AM450
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/31/154:00 AM5:00 AM450
AROUND THE HORNENN6:00 AM6:30 AM440
UFC FOXFS2GUSTAFSSON/JOHNSON2:00 PM4:00 PM440
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNMANCHESTER CITY/CHELSEA9:00 PM11:00 PM440
AROUND THE HORNENN8:00 AM8:30 AM430
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUUCF/SMU8:05 PM10:03 PM430
SPORTSCENTERU     LESPNU12:19 AM1:19 AM420
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN6:30 AM7:00 AM410
NBA INSIDE STUFF PNBATINSIDE STUFF N21212:00 PM12:30 PM410
BBWAA AWARDSMLBN2015 BBWAA AWARDS DINNER12:39 PM1:00 PM400
STUDIO 42MLBNICHIRO11:30 PM12:00 AM400
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN11:30 AM12:00 PM390
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU2:00 AM3:00 AM390
FOX SPORTS LIVE KICKOFFFS1159:00 AM10:00 AM390
TOP 50 PROSPECTSMLBN2015 TOP 50 PROSPECTS5:00 PM6:00 PM390
BURTON US OPEN HIGHLIGHTSFS2SLOPESTYLE7:00 PM7:30 PM370
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/31/155:00 AM6:00 AM370
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN7:30 AM8:00 AM360
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU3:00 AM4:00 AM350
AROUND THE HORNENN11:00 AM11:30 AM340
NASCAR GRIDIRON CHALLENGENBCSN2:00 AM3:00 AM340
E:60ESPNUFRIDAY NIGHT LIES9:30 AM10:00 AM330
AROUND THE HORNENN7:00 AM7:30 AM320
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN2:00 AM2:30 AM320
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLS4:00 AM6:00 AM320
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/30/157:00 AM8:00 AM320
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/30/1511:00 AM12:00 PM320
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2MENS SLOPESTYLE1:00 AM2:30 AM310
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS222:30 AM3:00 AM310
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/30/156:00 AM7:00 AM310
USSA EVENTSNBCSN3:30 PM4:30 PM310
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN8:30 AM9:00 AM300
MLB NETWORK SPECIALMLBNHOPE IN CHICAGO AND MIAMI6:00 PM7:00 PM300
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN7:00 AM7:38 AM300
PROFILE:60ENNROB GRONKOWSKI10:00 AM10:30 AM290
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN44 MONTHLY JEERS OF NOVEMBER2:30 AM3:00 AM290
FOX SPORTS LIVE KICKOFFFS1157:00 AM8:00 AM290
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN9:30 AM10:00 AM280
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU4:00 AM5:00 AM270
PROFILE:60ENNMARSHAWN LYNCH10:30 AM11:00 AM260
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS212323:00 AM4:00 AM260
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS227:30 PM8:00 PM240
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN3:00 AM3:30 AM230
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 FIRST BASEMEN 2015 3A3:00 AM4:00 AM220
AROUND THE HORNENN9:00 AM9:30 AM210
EDGE  LESPNU11:00 AM12:00 PM210
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUCAL POLY/UC DAVIS10:03 PM12:19 AM200
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS112316:00 AM7:00 AM200
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2137:PENN/DIAZ1:00 PM1:30 PM200
MLB NETWORK SPECIALMLBNTHE NASTY BOYS7:00 PM8:00 PM200
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 STARTING PITCHERS 2015 12A12:00 AM1:00 AM200
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN3:30 AM4:00 AM200
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSN6:30 AM7:00 AM190
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM180
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    LESPNU10:00 AM11:00 AM170
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7A7:00 AM7:30 AM160
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2183:SILVA/DIAZ12:00 PM1:00 PM150
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM150
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 FIRST BASEMEN 2015 1A1:00 AM2:00 AM150
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 STARTING PITCHERS 2015 2A2:00 AM3:00 AM150
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 STARTING PITCHERS 2015 4A4:00 AM5:00 AM140
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS112318:00 AM9:00 AM130
HIGH SCHOOL STUDIOESPNU2015 AA SELECTION SHOW9:00 AM9:30 AM120
PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEWNBCSN6:00 AM6:30 AM120
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2183:SILVA/DIAZ6:00 AM7:00 AM110
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2148:SILVA/SONNEN II1:30 PM2:00 PM110
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 10A10:00 AM11:00 AM110
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 7:30A7:30 AM8:00 AM100
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN4:00 AM4:30 AM100
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU5:00 AM6:00 AM90
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLESPNUALL-AMERICA GAME6:00 AM9:00 AM70
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACKFS2RONDA ROUSEY/MIESHA TATE11:30 AM12:00 PM70
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2WOMENS SLOPESTYLE8:00 PM9:00 PM60
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2MOSCOW7:00 AM8:30 AM60
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM60
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN5:30 AM6:00 AM60
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2WOMENS SLOPESTYLE12:00 AM1:00 AM50
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS2183:SILVA/DIAZ4:00 AM5:00 AM50
MLB NETWORK SPECIALMLBNTHE ODD COUPLE: BOCHY AND FLANNERY8:00 PM9:00 PM50
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 FIRST BASEMEN 2015 5A5:00 AM6:00 AM50
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS2211:00 PM11:30 PM40
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS212325:00 AM6:00 AM40
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2MENS SLOPESTYLE9:00 PM10:30 PM30
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2QUEBEC8:30 AM10:00 AM30
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2SAINT PAUL10:00 AM11:00 AM30
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN4:30 AM5:00 AM30
BURTON US OPEN HIGHLIGHTSFS2SLOPESTYLE11:30 PM12:00 AM20
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN5:00 AM5:30 AM20
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS2110:30 PM11:00 PM10
UFC FROM ALL  ANGLESFS2MIESHA TATE11:00 AM11:30 AM10

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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