Eagles/Redskins, Chargers/49ers lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday December 20, 2014

 

The Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Washington Redskins easily led the sports cable channels on Saturday with 7.18 million viewers. Note: the later Chargers/49ers game was also telecast on CBS, the Eagles/Redskins game was exclusive to NFL Network.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday December 20 2014:

ProgramNetDayStart-EndViewers (000)
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLNFLNSat04:31P-07:36P7176
NFLN SAT NT KICK-OFF1NFLNSat07:40P-07:57P5504
NFLN SAT NT KICK-OFF2NFLNSat07:57P-08:20P4456
NFLN SAT NT FOOTBALLNFLNSat08:27P-12:17A4244
TNF PRE-KICKNFLNSat04:00P-04:31P2451
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNSat11:00A-02:03P2246
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    LESPNSat02:03P-02:20P2167
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNSat02:20P-05:45P1917
NFLN SAT NT POST-GAMENFLNSat12:23A-12:53A1605
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNSat05:45P-09:15P1450
NFL COUNTDOWN           LESPNSat10:00A-11:00A1298
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNSat09:15P-01:07A1114
TNF SHOWCASENFLNSat03:30P-04:00P1034
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPNSat01:07A-02:07A1022
UFC FIGHT NIGHT LFS1Sat10:00P-12:49A966
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSat09:00A-10:00A947
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPNSat02:07A-03:07A767
UFC FIGHT NIGHT BLCKOUT LFS1Sat12:02A-12:11A727
WMNS COLL VBALL TOURN LESP2Sat07:30P-09:12P707
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSat09:56A-11:57A687
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSat12:53A-01:52A676
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat08:00A-09:00A635
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIM LFS1Sat08:00P-10:00P626
NFL MATCH-UPESPNSat03:07A-03:35A617
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESP2Sat12:00P-02:03P522
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat07:00A-08:00A505
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1Sat02:30P-04:36P500
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESP2Sat02:03P-04:06P471
NFL MATCH-UPESPNSat05:30A-06:00A458
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat06:00A-07:00A456
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat01:52A-02:34A434
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat02:00P-03:30P429
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESP2Sat09:33P-11:54P423
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNSat03:35A-05:30A414
NCAA FOOTBALL          LESP2Sat04:06P-07:23P407
NCAA FOOTBALL   LESNUSat02:00P-05:14P370
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESP2Sat10:00A-12:00P369
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    LESP2Sat07:23P-07:30P361
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSat11:57A-12:30P336
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  LESP2Sat09:12P-09:33P331
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sat12:58A-02:00A325
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSat09:39A-09:56A293
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLNFLNSat02:34A-04:44A292
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE LFS1Sat02:18P-02:30P275
NFL LIVEESP2Sat09:00A-10:00A271
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSat05:14P-07:22P263
COLL BSKTBL: C-USA LFS1Sat12:00P-02:18P262
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESP2Sat05:00A-06:00A254
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSat07:38A-09:39A243
NFL AMNFLNSat11:00A-02:00P239
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFGHT LFS1Sat07:12P-08:00P206
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLNFLNSat04:44A-06:00A203
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESP2Sat04:00A-05:00A194
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE LFS1Sat04:36P-05:00P192
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat06:00A-07:00A185
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat07:00A-08:00A185
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNSat08:00A-08:30A182
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LENNSat11:59P-12:57A175
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sat02:00A-03:00A173
NFL MATCH-UPESP2Sat08:30A-09:00A171
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSat09:14P-11:14P170
NFL GREATEST GAMESESP2Sat07:00A-08:30A163
SOUND FXNFLNSat08:30A-09:00A157
ORANGE BOWL CBB CLASSIC LFS1Sat05:00P-07:12P156
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LENNSat07:05P-07:22P154
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat12:57A-01:30A149
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIMENFLNSat10:00A-11:00A142
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat01:00P-02:00P139
INSIDE THE NFLNFLNSat09:00A-10:00A139
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat03:00P-04:02P137
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat12:00P-01:00P136
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSat11:14P-01:15A136
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat03:00A-04:00A128
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSSat12:30P-01:30P127
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSat07:00P-11:00P125
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATESP2Sat06:00A-07:00A123
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSat11:00P-01:30A122
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSat11:00A-12:00P121
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat07:00P-07:43P120
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat02:00A-02:30A116
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESP2Sat11:54P-01:52A114
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat08:00P-09:00P113
SPARTAN RACENBCSSat02:00P-03:00P113
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat04:00A-05:00A111
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESP2Sat03:00A-04:00A110
NBA TONIGHT     LESP2Sat01:52A-02:22A110
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat02:00P-03:00P108
ESPNU STUDIOESNUSat11:00A-11:30A103
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBATSat01:30A-02:00A102
SPORTSNATIONENNSat11:00A-12:00P100
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LENNSat06:00P-07:00P95
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LENNSat11:00P-11:59P94
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat09:00P-10:01P94
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat10:01P-11:00P92
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat01:30A-02:00A92
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSat07:22P-09:14P90
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP LFS2Sat02:20P-04:46P87
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSat12:00P-01:00P86
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat04:02P-05:00P85
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSat04:00P-05:00P81
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat02:30A-03:00A81
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat11:00A-12:00P79
KEVINS HIGHLIGHTSMLBNSat03:00P-04:00P77
GRANTLAND BBALL SHOWESP2Sat02:22A-03:00A73
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat05:00A-06:00A72
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUSat02:15A-05:00A70
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNSat07:00P-09:00P69
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATSat04:30P-06:30P67
NBA INSIDE STUFF REAIRNBATSat06:30P-07:00P67
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat02:00A-02:30A66
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat03:30A-04:00A65
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSat05:00A-06:00A64
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat03:00A-03:30A64
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat05:00P-06:00P63
PITCHER PERFECTMLBNSat01:00P-03:00P63
NOTRE DAME AWARDSNBCSSat01:30P-02:00P62
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSat06:00P-07:00P61
SHAQNBATSat04:00P-04:30P61
ASSOCIATION, THENBATSat03:00P-03:30P61
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSat12:00P-02:00P60
GOLF FIXGOLFSat01:00P-02:00P60
DEW TOURNBCSSat01:00A-02:00A60
ESPNU STUDIOESNUSat10:30A-11:00A59
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATSat01:00P-03:00P59
LIGUE 1BEINSat11:55A-02:00P56
ESPNU STUDIOESNUSat10:00A-10:30A56
AMERICAN GRILLEDMLBNSat09:00P-10:00P56
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS1Sat11:00A-11:30A55
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat04:00A-04:30A55
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINSat09:55A-11:55A53
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat05:00A-05:30A53
NBA SPECIALNBATSat03:30P-04:00P53
TOP 10GOLFSat03:30P-04:00P52
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSat07:00A-07:38A52
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat05:30A-06:00A51
MONSTER  JAMFS1Sat10:00A-11:00A50
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat04:30A-05:00A49
FOX CBB TIP-OFF LFS1Sat11:30A-12:00P48
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat05:00A-05:30A48
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSSat03:00P-05:00P48
90 IN 30 –BEINSat02:00P-02:30P47
FEHERTYGOLFSat05:00P-06:00P47
DESPERATE LANDSCAPESMLBNSat10:30P-11:00P47
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat05:30A-06:00A47
NBA INSIDE STUFF PNBATSat12:00P-12:30P47
ESPNU STUDIOESNUSat11:30A-12:00P46
IN PLAYGOLFSat02:00P-03:00P45
SPORTSCENTERU     LESNUSat01:15A-02:15A44
USSA EVENTSNBCSSat06:00P-07:00P44
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat10:00A-11:00A43
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSat10:00A-11:00A42
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat02:30A-03:00A41
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSat05:00P-06:00P41
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNSat09:30A-10:00A40
YARD CRASHERSMLBNSat10:00P-10:30P40
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSSat11:00P-01:00A40
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat12:00P-01:00P39
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat10:00A-11:00A39
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINSat06:00P-07:00P38
HIS & HERSENNSat10:00A-11:00A38
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat04:00A-04:30A38
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat04:30A-05:00A38
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFSat03:00P-03:30P38
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat11:00A-12:00P37
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat06:00A-07:00A36
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat09:00A-10:00A36
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSSat09:19P-11:00P36
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat07:00A-08:00A35
STARTERS P, THENBATSat12:30P-01:00P35
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSSat02:00A-03:00A35
SERIE A – LBEINSat02:40P-04:45P34
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat03:00A-03:30A33
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSat06:00P-07:00P33
PITCHER PERFECTMLBNSat12:00A-02:00A33
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINSat02:30P-02:40P31
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat03:30A-04:00A31
A10 BASKETBALL LNBCSSat07:00P-09:19P31
AROUND THE HORNENNSat09:00A-09:30A30
NCAA FOOTBALLESNUSat07:00A-10:00A29
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat08:00A-09:00A29
UFC TRAINING DAYFS2Sat04:46P-05:00P29
90 IN 30 –BEINSat05:30P-06:00P28
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat09:00A-10:00A28
UFC  WEIGH-INFS2Sat01:34P-02:20P28
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSat10:00P-11:00P28
2 WITNESS AN ICONMLBNSat11:00P-12:00A28
NBA TONIGHTENNSat08:30A-09:00A27
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOURNBCSSat05:00P-06:00P27
GCA SCHOOL OF GOLFGOLFSat12:00A-01:00A26
EXPRESS WRAPUP  – LBEINSat04:45P-05:00P25
FEHERTYGOLFSat04:00P-05:00P25
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat08:00A-09:00A25
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSat08:00P-09:00P24
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSat09:00P-10:00P24
SPORTSNATIONENNSat06:30A-07:30A23
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat07:00A-08:00A23
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EASTFS2Sat11:00P-01:00A23
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Sat04:00A-05:00A21
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP LFS2Sat11:20A-01:34P21
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFSat08:00A-09:00A21
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSSat06:30A-07:00A20
90 IN 30 –BEINSat05:00P-05:30P19
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2Sat05:00A-06:00A19
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSat09:00A-10:00A19
ESPNU FILM ROOMESNUSat06:00A-07:00A18
UFC FS1 PREFIGHT LFS2Sat07:00P-07:12P18
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSat07:00P-08:00P18
GCA SCHOOL OF GOLFGOLFSat01:00A-02:00A18
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSat11:00P-12:00A18
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat06:00A-07:00A17
BURTON US OPENFS2Sat07:12P-09:00P17
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat09:00A-10:00A17
AROUND THE HORNENNSat06:00A-06:30A16
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFSat07:00A-08:00A16
LA LIGA BBVA-R-BEINSat10:00P-12:00A15
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSat07:30A-08:30A15
UFC  TONIGHTFS2Sat05:00P-06:00P15
PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEWNBCSSat06:00A-06:30A15
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat03:30A-04:00A15
RUGBYBEINSat07:00P-09:00P14
UFC  WEIGH-INFS2Sat06:00P-07:00P14
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat08:00A-09:00A14
AMERICAN GRILLEDMLBNSat02:00A-03:00A14
PRIME 9MLBNSat05:30A-06:00A13
YARD CRASHERSMLBNSat03:00A-03:30A12
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat04:00A-04:30A12
DESPERATE LANDSCAPESMLBNSat03:30A-04:00A11
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat04:30A-05:00A11
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat05:30A-06:00A11
PRIME 9MLBNSat04:30A-05:00A10
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat03:00A-03:30A10
CHALLENGE SERIES H/LGOLFSat02:00A-02:30A9
ORANGE BOWL CBB CLASSICFS2Sat01:00A-03:00A8
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat05:00A-05:30A8
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSat09:00P-10:00P7
90 IN 30 –BEINSat02:00A-02:30A7
HIGH HEATMLBNSat07:30A-08:00A7
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE LFS2Sat06:00A-07:48A6
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSat06:30A-07:00A6
PRIME 9MLBNSat04:00A-04:30A5
PRIME 9MLBNSat05:00A-05:30A5
BURTON US OPENFS2Sat09:00P-11:00P4
CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE – LBEINSat08:30A-09:15A3
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSat05:00A-06:00A3
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSat12:00A-01:00A2
UFC FROM ALL  ANGLESFS2Sat03:30A-04:00A2
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFSat04:00A-04:30A2
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFSat03:00A-03:30A2
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFSat04:30A-05:00A2
EL CLASICO –BEINSat09:15A-09:45A1
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUPFS2Sat09:30A-11:20A1
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS2Sat03:00A-03:30A1
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFSat03:30A-04:00A1
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSat06:00A-06:30A1
CHALLENGE SERIES H/LGOLFSat02:30A-03:00A1
MLB NOWMLBNSat06:00A-07:00A1
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNSat07:00A-07:30A1
90 IN 30 –BEINSat01:30A-02:00A0
90 IN 30 –BEINSat01:00A-01:30A0
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINSat09:45A-09:55A0
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUPFS2Sat07:48A-09:30A0

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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