Lakers-Bulls, UFC Fight Night, SportsCenter, NASCAR Raceday lead cable sports TV ratings for Sunday February 21, 2016

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday February 21, 2016:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NBA REGULAR SEASON     LESPNLA LAKERS/CHICAGO7:59 PM10:34 PM1,6450.7
UFC FIGHT NIGHT LFS1COWBOY/COWBOY9:00 PM11:38 PM9830.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN10:34 PM12:02 AM9250.4
NASCAR RACEDAY LFS1DAYTONA10:00 AM12:00 PM8410.2
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIM LFS1COWBOY/COWBOY7:00 PM9:00 PM8290.3
PGA TOURGOLF2016 NORTHERN TRUST OPEN1:00 PM2:30 PM7510.1
NHL REGULAR SEASON  LNBCSNDETROIT/NY RANGERS7:01 PM9:51 PM6940.2
PBA BOWLING             LESPNPBA PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP1:00 PM3:00 PM6330.2
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN12:02 AM1:30 AM6170.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN10:00 AM1:00 PM6060.3
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1214911:38 PM12:00 AM5960.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:59 PM5950.3
GC PREGAME LIGOLF2:30 PM3:00 PM5580.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM4890.2
OUTSIDE THE LINESESPN9:00 AM9:30 AM4780.2
PBA BOWLINGESPNWORLD BOWLING TOUR FINALS3:00 PM5:00 PM4630.1
SPORTS REPORTERSESPN9:30 AM10:00 AM4550.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM4260.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM3980.2
NHL LIVE POSTNBCSNDETROIT/NY RANGERS9:51 PM10:00 PM3580.1
COPA AMERICA 100 SORTEOUDN7:52 PM9:05 PM3550.2
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN1:30 AM3:00 AM3540.2
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFGHT LFS1COWBOY/COWBOY6:00 PM7:00 PM3450.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN5:00 PM6:00 PM2960.1
US WOMENS NAT TEAM SOCCERNBCSNCONCACAF OLY QUAL FINAL VS. CANADA10:00 PM12:00 AM2900.1
UFC FROM ALL ANGLESFS1FIGHTERS ON THE RISE5:30 PM6:00 PM2810.1
LIGA MX LUDNPUEBLA / DORADOS DE SINALOA5:50 PM7:52 PM2490.1
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1214912:00 AM1:00 AM2130.1
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF12:00 PM1:00 PM2090.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN29:00 AM10:00 AM2080.1
LIGA MX SUNUDNUNAM / SANTOS12:45 PM3:00 PM2080.1
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDERFS1MCGREGOR/NUNES/HOLM5:00 PM5:30 PM2050.1
UNTOLD STORIES:DAYTONAFS19:00 AM10:00 AM2040.1
FA CUP RD 5 LFS2CHELSEA/MAN CITY10:54 AM1:00 PM1990.1
MONSTER  JAMFS164:ANAHEIM4:00 PM5:00 PM1950.1
SPORTS REPORTERSESPN210:30 AM11:00 AM1930.1
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1SETON HALL/ST. JOHNS12:00 PM2:25 PM1850.1
LINEA DE CUATRO LUDN9:05 PM10:00 PM1830.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2NINE FOR IX: SWOOPES11:00 AM12:00 PM1710.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2NINE FOR IX: PAT XO12:00 PM1:00 PM1650.1
NHL LIVE PRENBCSNDETROIT/NY RANGERS6:00 PM7:01 PM1650.0
OUTSIDE THE LINESESPN210:00 AM10:30 AM1640.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: THE OPPOSITION7:04 PM8:04 PM1620.0
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESPN2MARYLAND/RUTGERS3:04 PM5:00 PM1480.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNTERRELL OWENS11:00 AM12:00 PM1340.0
PGA TOUR: CBSGOLF2016 NORTHERN TRUST OPEN7:37 PM12:37 AM1330.0
SOMOS LMXUDN10:00 PM11:00 PM1330.1
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 21:00 PM2:00 PM1300.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNKEN STABLER10:00 AM11:00 AM1290.0
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESPN2MISSISSIPPI STATE/OLE MISS5:00 PM7:04 PM1280.0
NASCAR VICTORY LANE PFS1DAYTONA1:00 AM1:30 AM1260.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 54:00 PM5:00 PM1250.1
BUNDESLIGAFOXDLEVERKUSEN VS DORTMUND9:28 AM11:45 AM1240.1
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 32:00 PM3:00 PM1240.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2NINE FOR IX: BRANDED7:00 AM8:00 AM1220.0
RUGBYESPN2AMERICAS RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP9:04 PM11:04 PM1180.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2NINE FOR IX: LET THEM WEAR TOWELS6:00 AM7:00 AM1170.1
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINMALAGA VS. REAL MADRID9:55 AM11:55 AM1160.0
E:60ESPN28:04 PM9:04 PM1160.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF11:00 AM12:00 PM1150.0
NASCAR RACE CLASSICFS1THE 1993 DAYTONA 5008:30 AM9:00 AM1140.0
LPGA TOURGOLF2016 HANDA WOMENS AUS OPN3:00 PM6:30 PM1140.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2NINE FOR IX: VENUS VS.8:00 AM9:00 AM1120.0
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNLIVERPOOL/NORWICH10:00 AM12:00 PM1070.0
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNMANCHESTER UNITED/LIVERPOOL8:00 AM10:00 AM1040.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 112:00 PM1:00 PM1030.0
PRIM LIGA DE PORTUGALUDNFC PORTO / MOREIRENSE FC3:55 PM5:50 PM1020.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 43:00 PM4:00 PM1010.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 15:00 PM6:00 PM1000.0
CROSSFIT GAMESESPN211:04 PM12:00 AM990.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE 311:00 PM12:14 AM970.0
REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUNUDN3:00 PM3:55 PM960.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUBOSTON COLLEGE/WAKE FOREST6:30 PM8:18 PM940.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE6:00 PM7:00 PM940.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:00 AM11:00 AM930.0
NBA CRUNCHTIMENBATNBA CRUNCHTIME LIVE7:00 PM9:00 PM930.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM910.1
CONCACAFUNVSOCANADA VS USA 2/215:00 PM7:06 PM910.0
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESPN2NC STATE/NORTH CAROLINA1:00 PM3:04 PM900.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUWICHITA STATE/INDIANA STATE4:00 PM6:01 PM890.0
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBN50 ARGUMENTS7:00 PM8:00 PM890.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 26:00 PM7:00 PM890.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:37 PM7:37 PM880.0
ESPNU STUDIO   LESPNU8:18 PM8:34 PM860.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUCALIFORNIA/WASHINGTON ST8:34 PM10:30 PM850.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNJEROME BETTIS9:00 AM10:00 AM850.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 37:00 PM8:00 PM850.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF12:37 AM1:37 AM820.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: PLAYING FOR THE MOB10:30 PM12:00 AM800.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: BERNIE AND ERNIE1:00 AM2:00 AM790.0
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESPNUTENNESSEE/LSU2:00 PM4:00 PM790.0
FILM SESSIONNFLNJIM BROWN: 80 YEARS & RUNNING11:30 PM12:30 AM770.0
UCL MAGAZINEFS2841:00 PM1:30 PM760.0
MLB NETWORK MISREMEMBERSMLBNMLBN MISREMEMBERS 8P8:00 PM8:30 PM760.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/21/161:00 AM2:00 AM740.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 48:00 PM9:00 PM740.0
CHEERLEADINGESPNUCOLLEGE CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONSHIP11:00 AM11:30 AM730.0
SPORTSCENTERU     LESPNUACC SUNDAY NIGHT BKBL PREGAME6:01 PM6:30 PM710.0
FIGURE SKATINGNBCSNFOUR CONTINENTS12:00 AM1:00 AM710.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLN2015 TEXANS EP. 59:00 PM10:00 PM700.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE 29:00 PM11:00 PM690.0
CHEERLEADINGESPNUDANCE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP11:30 AM12:00 PM680.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/21/1612:14 AM1:00 AM670.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/21/162:00 AM3:00 AM650.0
FA CUP RD 5 LFS2BLACKBURN/WEST HAM8:55 AM10:54 AM630.0
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNTHE BAD NEWS BEARS 9P9:00 PM11:00 PM630.0
BEYOND THE WHEELFS17:00 AM8:30 AM620.0
FILM SESSIONNFLNFORGOTTEN FOUR: THE INTEGRATION OF P.F.12:30 AM2:00 AM610.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNRAY LEWIS8:00 AM9:00 AM610.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS121501:30 AM2:30 AM600.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2016 MAYBANK MALAYSIAN6:00 AM10:00 AM600.0
FUTBOL CENTRAL SUNUDN12:00 PM12:45 PM600.0
REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA 2 SUNUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM600.0
ESPN FCESPN212:00 AM1:00 AM590.0
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATGOLDEN STATE/PORTLAND11:00 AM1:00 PM580.0
FILM SESSIONNFLNFORGOTTEN FOUR: THE INTEGRATION OF P.F.10:00 PM11:30 PM580.0
SERIE ABEINAS ROMA VS. PALERMO2:40 PM4:45 PM570.0
WOM COLL BKBL: BIG EAST LFS1DEPAUL/CREIGHTON2:25 PM4:00 PM550.0
MLB NETWORK SPECIALMLBNHOLY COW! THE STORY OF HARRY CARAY6:00 PM7:00 PM540.0
VINCE CARTERNBATVINCE CARTER: THE INTERVIEW3:00 PM4:00 PM530.0
BASEBALL AMERICAMLBN2016 TOP 50 PROSPECTS5:00 PM6:00 PM520.0
DNBAT2016 D-LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME1:00 PM3:00 PM510.0
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNTHE BAD NEWS BEARS1:00 PM3:00 PM490.0
UFC ON FOXDFOXDD CERRONE VS A OLIVEIRA9:00 PM12:00 AM470.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNJOE GREENE7:00 AM8:00 AM470.0
CHEERLEADINGESPNUCOLLEGE CHEERLEADING CHAMPIONSHIP10:30 AM11:00 AM460.0
WORLD SERIES FILMMLBN2015 WORLD SERIES FILM10:00 AM12:00 PM460.0
FILM SESSIONNFLNJIM BROWN: 80 YEARS & RUNNING2:00 AM3:00 AM460.0
SERIE ABEINFROSINONE VS. LAZIO11:55 AM2:00 PM450.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNMARSHALL FAULK6:00 AM7:00 AM450.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUBOSTON COLLEGE/WAKE FOREST12:00 AM1:40 AM430.0
INTERSTITIALGOLF6:30 PM6:37 PM420.0
LAKE LIFEMLBNLAKE LIFE12:00 PM12:30 PM420.0
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNBIGGEST BLASTS 20158:30 PM9:00 PM420.0
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESPNUMEMPHIS/USF12:00 PM2:00 PM410.0
LA ULT PALABRA WKNDFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM410.0
UFC ON FOXD PRELIMFOXDFS1 PRE:D CERRONE VS A OLIVEIRA7:00 PM9:00 PM410.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS121486:00 AM7:00 AM410.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/1610:00 AM10:30 AM410.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/1610:30 AM11:00 AM410.0
SHAQNBATSHAQTIN A FOOL: MIDSN AWD SPCL 15-165:30 PM6:00 PM410.0
A10 BASKETBALL LNBCSNLASALLE/GEORGE WASHINGTON12:00 PM2:02 PM400.0
COPA F.A. RD OF 16FOXDCHELSEA VS MAN CITY5:00 PM7:00 PM390.0
INSIDE THE BIG EAST DFS1182:30 AM3:00 AM380.0
BEYOND THE PAINTNBATBEYOND THE PAINT 44:00 PM4:30 PM350.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS PREVIEW2:00 PM2:40 PM340.0
BUNDESLIGA PREVIAFOXD9:00 AM9:28 AM340.0
A10 BASKETBALL LNBCSNGEORGE MASON/UMASS4:02 PM6:00 PM340.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS WRAP-UP4:45 PM5:00 PM330.0
COPA AMERICA CENT DRAW LFS218:00 PM9:00 PM320.0
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBN50 ARGUMENTS 12A12:00 AM1:00 AM320.0
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSN2:00 AM3:00 AM320.0
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINMALAGA VS. REAL MADRID6:00 PM8:00 PM310.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU9:30 AM10:30 AM300.0
MLB NETWORK MISREMEMBERSMLBNMLBN MISREMEMBERS12:30 PM1:00 PM300.0
CAA BASKETBALL LNBCSNNORTHEASTERN/HOFSTRA2:02 PM4:02 PM300.0
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBN20004:00 PM5:00 PM290.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKEND-L5:00 PM6:00 PM280.0
E:60ESPNU1:40 AM2:00 AM280.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/169:00 AM9:30 AM280.0
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNEVERTON/CHELSEA6:00 AM8:00 AM280.0
YOUTH OLYMPICSNBCSN1:00 AM2:00 AM280.0
MLB NETWORK SPECIALMLBNROD CAREW: THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE 11P11:00 PM12:00 AM270.0
3DTVNBAT3DTV 34:30 PM5:00 PM270.0
FA CUP RD 5 DFS2TOTTENHAM/CRYSTAL PALACE6:00 PM8:00 PM260.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/169:30 AM10:00 AM260.0
LIGA MX EN 60UDN1:00 AM2:00 AM260.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/168:30 AM9:00 AM250.0
LIGA MX EN 60UDN11:00 AM12:00 PM250.0
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBN19953:00 PM4:00 PM240.0
BUNDESLIGA REPORTFS2221:30 PM2:00 PM230.0
FIRST BOYS OF SPRINGMLBNTHE FIRST BOYS OF SPRING9:00 AM10:00 AM230.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25185:00 PM5:30 PM230.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU8:30 AM9:30 AM200.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND AMFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM200.0
UFC  TONIGHTFS21008:00 AM8:55 AM200.0
LA LIGA BBVABEINATLETICO MADRID VS. VILLAREAL8:00 PM10:00 PM190.0
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNBAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING 1A1:00 AM3:00 AM180.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/168:00 AM8:30 AM180.0
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESPFOXD11:45 AM12:05 PM170.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/166:00 AM6:30 AM170.0
LIGA MX EN 30UDN10:30 AM11:00 AM170.0
WOM COLL BKBL: BIG EAST LFS2DEPAUL/CREIGHTON2:11 PM2:30 PM160.0
NEGRO LEAGUESMLBNNEGRO LEAGUES7:00 AM8:00 AM160.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/167:00 AM7:30 AM160.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM160.0
LETTERS FROM JACKIEMLBNLETTERS FROM JACKIE6:00 AM7:00 AM150.0
NASCAR ON FOXDFOXDDAYTONA 5001:00 PM5:00 PM140.0
MLB NETWORK SPECIALMLBNLENNY RANDLE8:00 AM9:00 AM140.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/167:30 AM8:00 AM140.0
MOBIL 1 (THE GRID)UDN7:00 AM7:30 AM130.0
FA CUP RD 5FS2CHELSEA/MAN CITY4:00 PM6:00 PM120.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2LYOTO MACHIDA/RANDY COUTURE7:00 AM8:00 AM120.0
CENTRAL FOX WKNDFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM110.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/20/166:30 AM7:00 AM110.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND AMFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM100.0
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO WKNDFOXD12:05 PM1:00 PM90.0
LIGA DE PORTUGAL EN 60UDN7:30 AM8:25 AM90.0
LIGA EREDIVISIE HOLANDA LUDNAFC AJAX / EXCELSIOR8:25 AM10:30 AM90.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS KICK-OFF9:00 AM9:55 AM80.0
BUNDESLIGA HIGHLIGHT SHOWFS2II9:00 PM10:00 PM80.0
MONSTER JAMFS264:ANAHEIM10:00 PM11:00 PM80.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU7:30 AM8:30 AM70.0
90 IN 30BEINATLETICO DE MADRID  VS. VILLARREAL2:00 AM2:30 AM60.0
FOX GOL MEXICOFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM60.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRES XTRA WEEKEND-R10:00 PM11:00 PM50.0
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS2ARLINGTON11:00 PM2:00 AM50.0
LIGA DE PORTUGAL EN 60UDN2:00 AM3:00 AM50.0
90 IN 30BEINMALAGA VS. REAL MADRID2:30 AM3:00 AM40.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRES XTRA WEEKEND-R1:00 AM2:00 AM40.0
RUGBYBEINAVIVA – LONDON IRISH VS. EXETER11:00 PM1:00 AM40.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU6:30 AM7:30 AM30.0
90 IN 30BEININTER VS. SAMPDORIA8:30 AM9:00 AM20.0
UFC  WEIGHFS2COWBOY/COWBOY6:00 AM7:00 AM20.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU6:00 AM6:30 AM10.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN6:00 AM6:30 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN6:30 AM7:00 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN7:00 AM7:30 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN7:30 AM8:00 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN8:00 AM8:30 AM00.0

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 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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