Heat-Raptors NBA, SportsCenter, Stars-Blues NHL lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday May 5, 2016

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday May 5, 2016:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
NBA PLAYOFFSESPNMIAMI/TORONTO8:04 PM11:06 PM3,4961,727
WWE SMACKDOWNUSAWWE SMACKDOWN8:00 PM10:00 PM2,346896
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:06 PM12:00 AM1,725997
NHL SEMI FINALS LNBCSNDALLAS/ST. LOUIS8:03 PM11:12 PM1,102511
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM958585
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM799414
NBA PREESPNNBA COUNTDOWN7:00 PM8:04 PM760420
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM699426
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM592406
NHL SEMI FINALS LCNBCSAN JOSE/ NASHVILLE9:00 PM2:04 AM531301
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM492285
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM492255
NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALSNBCSNDALLAS/ST. LOUIS11:12 PM11:34 PM467257
NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALSCNBCSAN JOSE/NASHVILLE2:04 AM2:10 AM447285
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM442272
NFL LIVE                LESPN2:30 PM3:30 PM376192
PGA TOURGOLF2016 WELLS FARGO CHAMP3:58 PM7:00 PM36853
SPORTSNATIONESPN4:00 PM4:30 PM365231
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM361228
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM360226
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM356195
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM356214
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM355173
NBA: THE JUMP  LESPN3:30 PM4:00 PM352193
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM345218
OTLESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM316168
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM316171
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:30 PM314181
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM295188
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM293148
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM290155
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM264164
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM264152
UEL SEMIFINAL LFS1LIVERPOOL/VILLARREAL2:54 PM5:02 PM254142
PRIME BASEBALL GAMEMLBNNYY AT BAL/TEX AT TOR7:00 PM9:59 PM24763
AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAMEMLBNPHI AT STL1:40 PM4:25 PM23271
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF3:30 PM3:58 PM23022
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM227145
NHL TOP 10NBCSNBIZARRE PLAYOFF MOMENTS11:34 PM12:04 AM224127
UFC RELOADEDFS1FIGHT NIGHT BERLIN:JEDRZEJCZYK/PENNE8:30 PM10:30 PM21468
NHL LIVE PRE SEMI FINALSNBCSNDALLAS/ST. LOUIS7:00 PM8:03 PM21296
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS14975:02 PM6:00 PM19049
HIS & HERSESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM186128
MLB TONIGHT PRIMEMLBNMLB TONIGHT9:59 PM1:00 AM18287
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM180121
SPORTSNATIONESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM17296
PGA TOURGOLF2016 WELLS FARGO CHAMP8:00 PM11:00 PM17242
NFL LIVEESPN21:00 AM2:00 AM16495
JALEN & JACOBYESPN212:30 AM1:00 AM16390
NBA TONIGHT     LESPN212:00 AM12:30 AM16172
COLLEGE BASEBALL        LESPN2VANDERBILT/TEXAS A&M7:00 PM10:00 PM15964
NBA: THE JUMPESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM15294
LPGA TOURGOLF2016 YOKOHAMA LPGA CLS12:30 PM3:30 PM14016
FIRST TAKE REESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM13073
GOLF CENTRALGOLF7:00 PM8:00 PM12827
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM12168
SPARTAN RACENBCSN12:04 AM1:00 AM12062
RUNDOWNMLBNTHE RUNDOWN4:25 PM5:00 PM11948
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESPN2DRAFT GRADES10:00 PM12:00 AM11051
MLB TONIGHT BPMLBNMLBT BP6:00 PM7:00 PM9951
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLANFS14710:30 PM11:00 PM9837
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNCHARLES HALEY10:00 PM11:00 PM9641
NBA TONIGHTESPN22:00 AM2:30 AM9441
JALEN & JACOBYESPN22:30 AM3:00 AM9241
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM9140
COPA LIB RD OF 16FOXDBOCA JRS VS CERRO PORTENO8:33 PM11:00 PM9046
PGA TOURGOLF2016 WELLS FARGO CHAMP11:00 PM2:00 AM8929
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT1:00 PM1:40 PM8935
SPARTAN RACENBCSN1:00 AM2:00 AM8637
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 1A1:00 AM2:00 AM8332
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/05/1612:44 AM1:00 AM8237
LINEA DE CUATRO LUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM8243
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK  5P5:00 PM6:00 PM7935
TIMELINENFLNA TALE OF TWO CITIES PT. 18:00 PM9:00 PM7739
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM7430
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD11:00 PM12:00 AM7151
TIMELINENFLNA TALE OF TWO CITIES PT. 29:00 PM10:00 PM7130
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/05/1612:07 AM12:44 AM7029
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNPATH TO THE DRAFT6:00 PM7:00 PM6628
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM6641
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM6335
HERD LFS118412:00 PM2:30 PM6335
SALTWATER EXPERIENCENBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM6321
TIMELINENFLNA TALE OF TWO CITIES PT. 112:00 AM1:00 AM6331
TMZ SPORTSFS112912:00 AM12:30 AM6244
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM6223
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATPOR/GSW GM2-R23:00 PM4:00 PM6230
FSL WITH JAY AND DAN PFS14811:00 PM11:30 PM5929
MORNING DRIVEGOLF9:30 AM10:30 AM598
INTO THE BLUENBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM5926
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM5832
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN6:00 PM7:00 PM5816
UFC TONIGHTFS11086:00 PM7:00 PM5727
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM5735
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ12:00 PM2:00 PM5627
TOP 10NFLNDALLAS COWBOYS5:00 PM6:00 PM5624
TOP 10NFLN49ERS4:00 PM5:00 PM5519
MLB CENTRALMLBNMLB CENTRAL10:00 AM1:00 PM5433
GAMETIME LIVE PO POSTGAMENBAT2016 MIA/TOR GM2-R211:06 PM12:07 AM5415
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS14811:30 PM12:00 AM5328
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM5322
INSIDE THE NBANBATINSIDE THE NBA 5/4/169:00 AM9:44 AM5335
KENTUCKY DERBY ACCESSNBCSN20164:00 PM6:00 PM5315
TIMELINENFLNA TALE OF TWO CITIES PT. 21:00 AM2:00 AM5329
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/04/1610:00 AM10:30 AM5229
IFA REDFISH TOURNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM5232
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ2:00 PM4:00 PM5221
MORNING DRIVEGOLF8:30 AM9:30 AM519
BEST THING I HERDFS110112:30 AM1:00 AM5043
UEL PREGAME LFS1422:30 PM2:54 PM5024
MLB WHIPAROUND LFS12577:00 PM8:00 PM4924
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDERFS1UFC FIGHT NIGHT:TEIXEIRA/EVANS8:00 PM8:30 PM499
LUNKERVILLENBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM4915
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATATL/CLE GM2-R212:00 PM1:00 PM4824
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ10:00 AM12:00 PM4823
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATMIA/TOR GM1-R25:00 PM6:00 PM4717
BASS 2 BILLFISHNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM4725
FANATICOS DEL FRIOUDN8:00 PM9:00 PM4722
CASCAREANDOUDN9:00 PM10:00 PM4621
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: ELWAY TO MARINO4:30 PM6:00 PM4520
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATATL/CLE GM2-R24:00 PM5:00 PM4421
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/04/169:44 AM10:00 AM4428
COPA AMERICA 2007 EN 60UDN10:00 PM11:00 PM4427
TMZ SPORTSFS112811:30 AM12:00 PM4317
G3 SPORTSMAN TVNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM4324
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM4215
SEASONS ON THE FLYNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM4224
SPARTAN RACENBCSN2:00 AM3:00 AM4222
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 2A2:00 AM3:00 AM4116
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/04/1610:30 AM11:00 AM3923
UFC TONIGHTFS11086:00 AM6:30 AM3821
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/05/161:00 AM1:30 AM3818
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:00 PM8:00 PM3815
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM3719
STARTERS R, THENBATSTARTERS 5/5/16 R8:00 PM8:30 PM3616
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM3618
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM3630
CENTRAL FOX WESTFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM3517
UCL SEMIFINALFS1REAL MADRID/MAN CITY9:30 AM11:30 AM3518
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATATL/CLE GM1-R211:24 AM12:00 PM3519
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATOKC/SAS GM2-R22:00 PM3:00 PM3519
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2016 TROPHEE HASSAN II10:30 AM12:30 PM349
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS1481:00 AM1:30 AM3226
TMZ SPORTSFS11291:30 AM2:00 AM3227
PRESS CONFERENCENBATLARRY BIRD PRESS CONFERENCE11:00 AM11:24 AM3220
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNCHARLES HALEY2:00 AM3:00 AM3119
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUARKANSAS6:00 PM8:00 PM309
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUTENNESSEE8:00 PM10:00 PM295
UEL FULL TIME LFS2125:02 PM5:30 PM2916
DAN LE BATARD SHOW LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM2820
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS1482:00 AM2:30 AM2826
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATOKC/SAS GM1-R21:00 PM2:00 PM2712
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS1482:30 AM3:00 AM2624
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/04/168:30 AM9:00 AM2615
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNPATH TO THE DRAFT6:00 AM7:00 AM2614
COPA LIB RD OF 16FOXDROSARIO CENTRAL VS GREMIO6:00 PM8:33 PM2514
NHRAFS2HOUSTON6:00 PM9:00 PM258
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25298:30 PM9:00 PM2512
NHRA SPORTSMAN SERIESFS2HOUSTON9:00 PM10:00 PM230
NBA SPECIALNBATGOLDEN SEASON: 2015-16 WARRIORS, A9:00 PM9:30 PM2310
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUAUBURN10:00 PM12:00 AM218
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25296:00 PM6:30 PM2110
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESPNUGRUDENS QB CAMP – CONNOR COOK1:00 PM1:30 PM2013
MONSTER JAMFS274:LAS VEGAS PART 311:30 PM12:30 AM1910
UEL SEMIFINAL LFS2SEVILLA/SHAKHTAR DONETSK2:54 PM5:02 PM199
BEYOND THE PAINTNBATBEYOND THE PAINT 69:30 PM10:00 PM195
NBA SPECIALNBATGOLDEN SEASON: 2015-16 WARRIORS, A10:30 PM11:01 PM194
NBA SPECIALNBATGOLDEN SEASON: 2015-16 WARRIORS, A11:01 PM11:06 PM195
NHL PLAYOFF ENCORENBCSNWASHINGTON/PITTSBURGH7:00 AM9:00 AM187
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM188
AMSOIL ARENACROSSFS1TACOMA6:30 AM7:30 AM176
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/04/167:00 AM7:30 AM1714
NBA SPECIALNBATINSIDE THE BOARDROOM10:00 PM10:30 PM176
COPA LIB RD OF 16FOXDATL MINEIRO VS RACING1:00 PM3:00 PM168
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/04/166:47 AM7:00 AM1614
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/04/167:30 AM8:00 AM1610
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/05/161:30 AM2:00 AM167
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/05/162:30 AM3:00 AM167
CENTRAL FOXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM157
COPA LIB RD OF 16FOXDRIVER PLATE VS INDEP DEL VALLE3:00 PM5:00 PM1510
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 5/5/16 L6:30 PM7:00 PM155
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2016 TROPHEE HASSAN II6:30 AM8:30 AM143
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUAUBURN8:00 AM10:00 AM138
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUMICHIGAN STATE/MICHIGAN1:30 PM4:30 PM136
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINBETIS VS. BARCELONA2:30 PM4:30 PM125
UCL HIGHLIGHTSFS2925:30 PM6:00 PM127
INSIDE THE NBANBATINSIDE THE NBA 5/4/166:00 AM6:47 AM129
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/04/168:00 AM8:30 AM127
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUSOUTH CAROLINA6:00 AM8:00 AM117
NHRA PRO MOD SERIESFS2GAINESVILLE10:00 PM10:30 PM112
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN6:00 AM6:30 AM114
PASIONUDN4:00 PM6:00 PM115
COLLEGE BASEBALLESPNUVANDERBILT/TEXAS A&M12:00 AM3:00 AM101
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVOFOXD5:00 PM5:30 PM108
GOLDEN BOY CLASSICSFOXDA KHAN VS P MALIGNAGGI2:00 AM3:00 AM105
UEFA CL SEMIFINALSFOXDREAL MADRID VS MAN CITY10:00 AM12:00 PM106
AUTO SHOWFS2NEW YORK12:30 AM1:30 AM105
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS2EAST RUTHERFORD9:00 AM12:00 PM102
UEL PREGAME LFS2422:30 PM2:54 PM108
90 IN 30BEIEREAL SOCIEDAD VS. REAL MADRID7:30 PM8:00 PM97
SERIE ABEIEJUVENTUS VS. CARPI8:00 PM10:00 PM94
GYMNASTICSBEINFIG W. CHALLENGE CUP ARTISTIC-OSIJEK D27:00 PM10:00 PM95
AMSOIL ARENACROSSFS1NAMPA7:30 AM8:30 AM92
UCL HIGHLIGHTSFS1929:00 AM9:30 AM97
UCL HIGHLIGHTSFS2922:00 PM2:30 PM98
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFLAURA DAVIES-SHORT GAME & PUTT6:00 AM6:30 AM94
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/05/162:00 AM2:30 AM90
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN6:30 AM7:00 AM96
90 IN 30BEIELAZIO VS. INTER MILAN11:30 PM12:00 AM83
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM87
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEIEBETIS VS. BARCELONA12:00 AM2:00 AM83
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM72
MOTOGPBEINROUND 4 – HIGHLIGHTS6:00 PM7:00 PM70
LINEA DE CUATROUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM76
90 IN 30BEIEATLETICO MADRID VS. RAYO11:00 PM11:30 PM63
RED BULL AIR RACEFS2ABU DHABI, UAE6:00 AM7:30 AM60
UCL SEMIFINALFS2REAL MADRID/MAN CITY12:00 PM2:00 PM62
LA LIGA SHOWBEIELA LIGA SHOW5:00 PM5:30 PM55
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW2:00 AM2:30 AM50
COPA LIB PREVIAFOXDRD OF 165:30 PM6:00 PM53
AMSOIL ARENACROSSFS2NAMPA10:30 PM11:30 PM53
REAL MADRID TVBEIERMTV-6:00 PM7:00 PM42
UEL HIGHLIGHTSFS2461:30 AM2:00 AM41
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM41
FIM SUPERBIKEBEINROUND 5 – HIGHLIGHTS5:00 PM6:00 PM30
SERIE ABEINJUVENTUS VS. CARPI11:00 PM1:00 AM32
COPA LIBERTADORESFOXDRD16:CORINTHIANS VS NACIONAL8:00 AM10:00 AM31
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLANFS1478:30 AM9:00 AM31
BAYERN MUNICH TVUDN12:00 PM3:00 PM31
FANATICOS DEL FRIOUDN2:00 AM3:00 AM31
LINEA DE CUATROUDN11:00 AM12:00 PM32
SUPER ESTADIOUDN8:00 AM11:00 AM32
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R2:00 AM3:00 AM20
LA LIGA BBVABEIEATLETICO MADRID VS. RAYO1:00 PM3:00 PM20
SERIE ABEIEGENOA VS. AS ROMA3:00 PM5:00 PM21
90 IN 30BEINLAZIO VS. INTER1:30 PM2:00 PM20
SERIE ABEINGENOA VS. AS ROMA11:00 AM1:00 PM20
THIS IS PARISBEINTHIS IS PARIS2:30 AM3:00 AM22
90 IN 30BEIELAZIO VS. INTER MILAN7:00 PM7:30 PM10
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R8:00 AM9:00 AM10
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R9:00 AM10:00 AM10
FIM SUPERBIKEBEIETT ASSEN CIRCUIT-THE NETHERLANDS RN4 RC110:00 AM11:00 AM11
FUTBOL LATINOBEIEFUTBOL LATINO12:30 PM1:00 PM10
GILLETE WORLD SPORTSBEIEGILLETTE WORLS SPORTS12:00 PM12:30 PM11
THIS IS PARISBEIETHIS IS PARIS5:30 PM6:00 PM11
90 IN 30BEINATLETICO DE MADRID VS. RAYO1:00 PM1:30 PM10
ATHLETIX MAGAZINEBEINATHLETIX MAGAZINE4:30 PM5:00 PM11
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R1:00 AM2:00 AM10
IN CYCLEBEININ CYCLE10:00 AM10:30 AM10
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM11
RED BULL  XFS2MADRID7:30 AM9:00 AM10
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM10
FIM SUPERBIKEBEIETT ASSEN CIRCUIT-THE NETHERLANDS RN4 RC211:00 AM12:00 PM00
LA LIGA BBVABEIEMALAGA VS. LEVANTE6:00 AM8:00 AM00
90 IN 30BEINBETIS VS. BARCELONA6:00 AM6:30 AM00
90 IN 30BEINJUVENTUS VS. CARPI6:30 AM7:00 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R7:00 AM8:00 AM00
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW2:00 PM2:30 PM00
RUGBYBEINAVIVA – EXETER VS. WASPS8:00 AM10:00 AM00
THIS IS PARISBEINTHIS IS PARIS10:30 AM11:00 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM00
ZONA PUMAUDN7:30 AM8:00 AM00
ZONA TIGRESUDN7:00 AM7:30 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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