HBO Boxing Ward-Barrera card, Mississippi State-UConn Women’s hoops leads cable sports TV ratings for Saturday March 26, 2016

 

Note: the report I use to make the tables was missing some data for Saturday, notably some Women’s college basketball games on ESPN:

  • Mississippi State-Connecticut: 937,000 viewers
  • Florida State-Baylor: 846,000 viewers
  • UCLA-Texas:  815,000 viewers
  • Depaul-Oregon State: 519,000 viewers

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday March 26, 2016:

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.

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
WCB: 3/26/16 WARD/BARRERAHBOMWARD VS. BARRERA10:55 PM11:42 PM1064506
WCB: 3/26/16 WARD/BARRERAHBOMPOST 211:42 PM11:53 PM928462
WCB: 3/26/16 WARD/BARRERAHBOMPOST 110:34 PM10:55 PM835396
NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  LESPN1:25 PM1:54 PM799258
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN11:00 AM11:30 AM763364
WCB: 3/26/16 WARD/BARRERAHBOMDIAZ, JR. VS. VELEZ9:55 PM10:34 PM756363
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM741396
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN8:00 AM10:00 AM692381
PGA TOURGOLF2016 WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY10:00 AM2:00 PM643110
NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  LESPN6:05 PM6:32 PM632185
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:00 PM12:01 AM621325
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:01 AM1:00 AM615317
WCB: 3/26/16 WARD/BARRERAHBOMPRE FIGHT9:45 PM9:55 PM612311
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM587323
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM496269
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM478272
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN3:00 AM4:00 AM434246
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN4:00 AM5:00 AM420227
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN5:00 AM6:00 AM420218
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM346204
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN8:23 PM9:00 PM343100
INTERNATIONAL SOCCERESPN2GERMANY/ENGLAND3:30 PM6:00 PM323150
NBA REGULAR SEASON   LNBATSAN ANTONIO/OKLAHOMA CITY8:00 PM10:24 PM321159
PBC BOXINGNBCSNDIRREL/DEGALE & RODRIGUEZ/BAKER9:00 PM11:00 PM284119
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30:  ELWAY TO MARINO2:39 PM3:30 PM262123
COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   LESPN2FLORIDA/LSU12:00 PM2:39 PM25080
PARTIDO AMISTOSOUDNAMERICA / TIGRES4:30 PM6:40 PM231143
NBA COAST TO COAST   LESPN9:00 PM11:00 PM21895
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2ESPN FILMS-THE ANNOUNCEMENT1:30 AM3:00 AM20693
LPGA TOURGOLF2016 KIA CLASSIC5:59 PM9:00 PM20619
FEHERTYGOLFGEORGE W. BUSH2:00 PM3:00 PM20430
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2SEC STORIED: BO, BARKLEY & THE BIG HURT11:54 PM12:53 AM20397
PBC BOXINGNBCSNBIZIER/LAWSON & CASTILLO/OBARA11:00 PM1:00 AM20388
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30 SHORTS: POSTERIZED/IMPOSTER12:53 AM1:00 AM20189
PBC BOXINGNBCSNSPENCE/LO GRECO & BRONER/PORTER6:30 PM9:00 PM19654
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNERIC DICKERSON1:00 PM2:00 PM19564
NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP LESPN2MICHIGAN/NORTH DAKOTA6:00 PM8:45 PM18676
SPRING TRAININGMLBNSF AT CHC4:24 PM6:59 PM18567
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN211:30 AM12:00 PM17694
SPRING TRAININGMLBNBOS AT BAL1:00 PM4:19 PM17154
NBA TONIGHTESPN23:00 AM3:30 AM16687
COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   LESPN2TEXAS/BAYLOR9:00 PM11:54 PM16447
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNWALTER PAYTON12:00 PM1:00 PM16148
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNMARSHALL FAULK5:00 PM6:00 PM15990
NBA TONIGHT     LESPN21:00 AM1:30 AM15358
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: WINNING TIME3:30 AM5:00 AM15194
NBA POSTGAME SHOWNBATNBA GAMETIME PRESENTED BY KIA10:24 PM11:19 PM15178
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNBARRY SANDERS3:00 PM4:00 PM14972
SUB 23 EN 30UDN6:40 PM7:00 PM14977
CHEERLEADINGESPN2DIV 2-NATL HIGH SCHOOL CH10:00 AM11:00 AM14663
CHEERLEADINGESPN2NTL HS CHEERLEADING11:00 AM11:30 AM14257
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNMARCUS ALLEN2:00 PM3:00 PM14057
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNJEROME BETTIS4:00 PM5:00 PM14077
PBC BOXINGNBCSNWILDER/DUHAUPAS & BREAZEALE/KASSI1:00 AM3:00 AM13967
SPRING TRAINING BRIDGEMLBNBRIDGE SHOW4:19 PM4:24 PM13745
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: FANTASTIC LIES5:00 AM6:00 AM12688
PGA TOURGOLF2016 PUERTO RICO OPEN9:00 PM12:00 AM12323
MLB TONIGHTMLBN30 CLUBS/30 DAYS: ORIOLES6:59 PM8:00 PM12259
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE 211:19 PM1:30 AM11654
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNLIVERPOOL/NORWICH10:00 AM12:00 PM11349
SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKERNBCSN3:00 PM4:00 PM11224
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNLADAINIAN TOMLINSON6:00 PM7:00 PM11145
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFGREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED3:30 PM5:59 PM11018
BASSMASTER CLASSICESPN22016 BASSMASTER CLASSIC: DAY 27:00 AM9:00 AM10947
SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKERNBCSN2:00 PM3:00 PM10717
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNEARL CAMPBELL11:00 AM12:00 PM10737
CHEERLEADINGESPN2COLLEGE DANCE TEAM CHAMP9:00 AM9:30 AM10656
MONSTER  JAMFS162:INDIANAPOLIS11:30 PM12:30 AM10431
MENS OLYMPIC U23 QUALIFYFS1COLOMBIA/USA11:00 AM1:00 PM10352
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF9:00 AM10:00 AM10322
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNWEEK IN REVIEW7:00 PM8:00 PM10043
CHEERLEADINGESPN2COLLEGE DANCE TEAM CHAMP9:30 AM10:00 AM9964
MONSTER  JAMFS161:ORLANDO10:30 PM11:30 PM9437
E:60ESPN28:45 PM9:00 PM9331
COLLEGE LACROSSE     LESPNUSYRACUSE/DUKE12:00 PM2:14 PM9243
NBA INSIDE STUFF REAIRNBATINSIDE STUFF N3181:30 AM2:00 AM9143
MONSTER  JAMFS163:HOUSTON12:30 AM1:30 AM8921
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/26/162:00 AM3:00 AM8649
MONSTER  JAMFS160:TAMPA10:25 PM10:30 PM8435
CANADA EN 60UDN7:00 PM8:00 PM8354
NBA PREGAME SHOWNBATAUTOTRADER PREGAME SHOW7:34 PM8:00 PM8231
BASSMASTER CLASSICESPN22016 BASSMASTER CLASSIC: DAY 16:00 AM7:00 AM8139
PGA TOURGOLF2016 PUERTO RICO OPEN4:54 AM6:00 AM8042
EQUESTRIANNBCSNSUNCAST GP12:00 PM1:00 PM7921
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNSWANSEA/BOURNEMOUTH8:00 AM10:00 AM7934
SPRING TRAININGMLBNWAS AT STL8:00 PM10:39 PM7834
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 12P12:00 PM1:00 PM7733
SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKERNBCSN1:00 PM2:00 PM7210
NBA REGULAR SEASON RENBATSAN ANTONIO/OKLAHOMA CITY3:00 AM5:22 AM7038
NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP LESPNUMINNESOTA DULUTH/BOSTON COLLEGE9:05 PM11:42 PM6927
GOLF CENTRALGOLF12:00 AM1:00 AM6932
COLLEGE LACROSSE     LESPNUNORTH CAROLINA/MARYLAND2:14 PM4:01 PM6829
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFROCCO MEDIATE-PUTTING3:00 PM3:30 PM646
PGA TOUR: NBCGOLF2016 WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY1:00 AM4:54 AM6430
COLL BASEBALL: BIG 12 LFS1TCU/TEXAS3:30 PM7:28 PM6329
SB GREATEST HT SHOWSNFLNSUPER BOWLS GREATEST HALFTIME SHOWS9:00 PM11:00 PM6332
NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP LESPNURIT/QUINNIPIAC4:01 PM6:43 PM6025
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/25/169:00 AM10:00 AM6040
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:00 PM7:34 PM6017
MONSTER  JAMFS164:ANAHEIM1:30 AM2:30 AM5919
SPRING TRAININGMLBNTEX AT COL11:00 PM1:51 AM5833
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATPORTLAND/ LA CLIPPERS2:30 PM4:30 PM5723
NFL FOLLIESNFLNSUPER DUPER FOOTBALL8:00 AM9:00 AM5620
OPEN COURTNBAT504- BASKETBALL 1011:30 PM2:30 PM5529
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/25/1610:00 AM11:00 AM5427
NFL FOLLIESNFLNTHE SON OF FOOTBALL FOLLIES9:00 AM9:30 AM5423
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS1SAINT PAUL5:00 AM6:00 AM5341
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNPATH TO THE DRAFT6:00 AM7:00 AM5324
SAWCQBEIEBRAZIL VS. URUGUAY7:00 PM9:00 PM5224
BIG EAST LACROSSE LFS1GEORGETOWN/MARQUETTE1:00 PM3:02 PM5124
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATMEMPHIS/SAN ANTONIO5:00 PM6:52 PM5117
MONSTER  JAMFS166:DETROIT3:30 AM4:30 AM5020
SHAQNBATSHAQTIN A FOOL: MIDSN AWD SPCL 15-1612:00 PM12:30 PM5028
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM5018
SAWCQBEINBRAZIL VS. URUGUAY5:00 PM7:02 PM4924
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNWEEK IN REVIEW11:00 PM12:00 AM4928
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN3:00 AM3:30 AM4829
NFL FOLLIESNFLNSUPER DUPER FOOTBALL1:00 AM2:00 AM4826
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/25/1611:00 AM12:00 PM4625
NBA INSIDE STUFF PNBATINSIDE STUFF N3184:30 PM5:00 PM4620
NBA SPECIALNBATNBA.COM HIGHLIGHTS6:52 PM7:00 PM4615
CENTRAL FOX WKND EARLYFOXD1:00 PM2:00 PM4514
NHL RIVALSNBCSNPITTSBURGH/NY RANGERS4:00 PM4:30 PM458
MONSTER  JAMFS165:ST. LOUIS2:30 AM3:30 AM4416
MORNING DRIVEGOLF8:00 AM9:00 AM4414
FUTBOL CENTRALUDN4:00 PM4:30 PM4427
SAWCQBEIEECUADOR VS. PARAGUAY10:00 AM12:00 PM4319
PGA TOURGOLF2016 PUERTO RICO OPEN6:00 AM7:00 AM4211
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 9A8:54 AM9:00 AM4223
MONSTER  JAMFS168:FS1 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES TOUR RECAP3:02 PM3:30 PM4115
SPRING TRAININGMLBNCWS AT SEA9:00 AM12:00 PM4113
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN8:00 PM9:00 PM4126
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 10:30P10:39 PM11:00 PM4023
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN3:00 AM4:00 AM4029
SPORTSCENTERU     LESPNU11:42 PM12:42 AM3920
CENTRAL FOX WKNDFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM3826
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/25/167:00 AM8:00 AM3826
NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP LESPNUBOSTON UNIVERSITY/DENVER6:43 PM9:05 PM3712
SPRING TRAININGMLBNTB AT PIT2:00 AM4:48 AM3719
BEISBOL PRETEMPORADA LUDNHOUSTON ASTROS / SAN DIEGO PADRES9:00 PM12:04 AM3718
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS QLFBEINCAPE VERDE VS. MOROCCO12:52 PM3:00 PM3619
MONSTER SUP CHASING DREAMFS1DETERMINATION10:00 AM11:00 AM3612
MORNING DRIVEGOLF7:00 AM8:00 AM3612
90 IN 30BEIEECUADOR VS. PARAGUAY3:00 PM3:30 PM359
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEIEEXPRESS PREVIEW12:30 PM12:50 PM3515
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS QLFBEINCAMEROON VS. SOUTH AFRICA10:20 AM12:33 PM3521
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS QLFBEIECAPE VERDE VS. MOROCCO12:50 PM3:00 PM3410
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/25/168:00 AM9:00 AM3422
PARTIDO AMISTOSO EN 60UDN1:04 AM2:00 AM3430
SAWCQBEIECHILE VS. ARGENTINA4:00 PM6:00 PM3317
SPRING TRAININGMLBNMIL AT CHC6:00 AM8:54 AM3317
CENTRAL FOX WKND ENCFOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM3224
MONSTER SUP CHASING DREAMFS1A NEW SEASON BEGINS9:00 AM10:00 AM3215
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/25/166:00 AM7:00 AM3222
NFL FOLLIESNFLNNFL SYMFUNNY9:30 AM10:00 AM3215
CANADA EN 60UDN2:00 AM3:00 AM3225
CNCAF WCQBEINEL SALVADOR VS. HONDURAS3:00 PM5:00 PM3118
SUBUDN4:00 AM5:00 AM3127
LA ULT PALABRA WKNDFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM3020
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/26/165:22 AM5:30 AM3010
SUPER BOWL CLASSICSNFLNSB XLVII – BAL VS. SF3:00 AM6:00 AM3021
90 IN 30BEIEBOLIVIA VS. COLOMBIA9:30 AM10:00 AM2912
90 IN 30BEIEPERU VS. VENEZUELA9:30 PM10:00 PM2917
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25235:30 AM6:00 AM2910
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKEND-L7:02 PM8:00 PM2813
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU8:30 AM9:30 AM2814
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU9:30 AM10:00 AM2811
CENTRAL FOX WKND ENCFOXD11:00 AM12:00 PM2819
AUSTRALIAN RULES FB LG LFS2WESTERN BULLDOGS/FREMANTLE10:00 PM1:03 AM289
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKEND-R10:00 PM11:00 PM2719
NCAA HOCKEY CHAMPESPNUMINNESOTA DULUTH/PROVIDENCE10:00 AM12:00 PM2721
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN4:00 AM4:30 AM2717
90 IN 30BEIEPERU VS. VENEZUELA9:00 AM9:30 AM2614
SAWCQBEINCHILE VS. ARGENTINA11:00 PM1:10 AM2615
AUSTRALIAN RULES FB LG LFS2SYDNEY SWANS/COLLINGWOOD6:00 AM7:09 AM2614
COPA MX EN 30UDN5:00 AM5:30 AM2623
90 IN 30BEIECHILE VS. ARGENTINA9:00 PM9:30 PM2511
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS PREVIEW12:33 PM12:52 PM259
MENS OLYMPIC U23 QUALIFYFS1COLOMBIA/USA6:00 AM8:00 AM2514
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 4:45A4:48 AM5:48 AM259
90 IN 30BEIEBOLIVIA VS. COLOMBIA3:30 PM4:00 PM248
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU7:30 AM8:30 AM2417
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN3:30 AM4:00 AM2418
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:04 AM1:04 AM2420
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM2312
COPA MX EN 30UDN5:30 AM6:00 AM2320
BOXINGBEIEMEXICO GUERREROS VS. USA KNOCKOUTS11:00 PM1:07 AM228
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKEND-L6:00 PM7:00 PM227
CENTRAL FOX WKND MIDFOXD4:00 PM5:00 PM2219
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN4:30 AM5:00 AM2216
90 IN 30BEIEBRAZIL VS. URUGUAY12:00 PM12:30 PM217
LA ULT PALABRA WKND ENCFOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM2015
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU6:30 AM7:30 AM1916
INTERNATIONAL SOCCERFOXDBUND:LEVERKUSEN VS HANNOVER2:00 PM4:00 PM188
LA ULT PALABRA WKND ENCFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM1811
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFS178:30 AM9:00 AM183
BARCA TV POR UDNUDN10:00 AM1:00 PM1812
MENS OLYMPIC U23 QUALIFYFS2COLOMBIA/USA5:00 PM7:00 PM172
90 IN 30BEIEBRAZIL VS. URUGUAY1:30 AM2:00 AM168
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU12:42 AM1:30 AM1513
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNLIVERPOOL/SOUTHAMPTON6:00 AM8:00 AM157
NFL FOLLIESNFLNTHE SON OF FOOTBALL FOLLIES2:00 AM2:30 AM157
CNCAF WCQBEINJAMAICA VS. COSTA RICA8:00 AM10:02 AM147
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU3:30 AM4:30 AM1411
DE VISITANTEFOXDLONDRES11:30 PM12:00 AM1411
SUBUDN7:00 AM8:00 AM147
NFL FOLLIESNFLNNFL SYMFUNNY2:30 AM3:00 AM138
CANADA EN 60UDN8:00 AM9:00 AM136
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM1312
BAYERN MUNICH TVUDN1:00 PM4:00 PM126
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS PREVIEW10:02 AM10:20 AM113
GYMNASTICSBEINFIG WORLD CHALLENGE CUP ARTISTIC -DOHA 18:00 PM11:00 PM115
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU6:00 AM6:30 AM1111
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN5:00 AM5:30 AM118
NBA ACTIONUDN9:30 AM10:00 AM1110
90 IN 30BEIEECUADOR VS. PARAGUAY8:30 AM9:00 AM107
90 IN 30BEIECHILE VS. ARGENTINA1:07 AM1:30 AM102
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU4:30 AM5:30 AM108
NATIONAL RUGBY LG LFS2DRAGONS/PANTHERS1:03 AM3:04 AM96
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU2:30 AM3:30 AM87
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU5:30 AM6:00 AM88
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFS274:30 PM5:00 PM83
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN5:30 AM6:00 AM74
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU1:30 AM2:30 AM65
CENTRAL FOX WKND ENCFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM64
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKEND-R2:00 AM3:00 AM53
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD3:00 AM4:00 AM52
RUGBYBEINGUINNESS PRO 12 CONNACHT VS. LEINSTER1:10 AM3:00 AM31
CENTRAL FOX WKND AMFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM31
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN6:00 AM6:30 AM20
GILLETTE WORLD SPORTUDN9:00 AM9:30 AM22
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIEPAID PROGRAMMING6:00 AM8:30 AM10
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN6:30 AM7:00 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN7:00 AM7:30 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN7:30 AM8:00 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD4:00 AM6:00 AM00

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 40,000 homes in the Nielsen panel and a bit over 100,000 panelists, where 1 Nielsen panelist watching a whole telecast represents around 3,000 people. So something averaging a million viewers averaged around 370 people out of the ~100K panel — small, but still statistically significant. But when there’s a show with 30,000 viewers, that’s only around 10 Nielsen panelists…

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