Lakers/Bulls, Warriors/Clippers, Wizards/Knicks lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday December 25, 2014

 

The Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls on TNT led all Christmas day viewership on the cable sports networks (and all of cable) averaging 4.04 million viewers and a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.  The late Golden State Warriors vs. the Los Angeles Clippers game averaged 3.076 million viewers and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

The noon Washington Wizards vs. the New York Knicks contest on ESPN averaged 3.042 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating,

George Washington University’s college basketball upset over Wichita State in the Diamond Head Classic championship game averaged 485,000 viewers and a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday December 25, 2014:

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.

ProgramNetDayStart-EndViewers (000)
NBA REGULAR SEASON     LESPNThu11:59A-02:24P3042
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNThu02:24P-03:00P2207
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNThu11:00A-11:59A1001
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESPNThu03:00P-04:00P939
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNThu08:00P-09:30P807
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNThu10:00A-11:00A760
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNThu09:00A-10:00A685
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNThu09:30P-11:00P681
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Thu10:00A-12:00P595
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNThu11:00P-12:00A577
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LESPNThu04:00P-05:00P538
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESP2Thu08:39P-09:00P531
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPNThu08:00A-09:00A524
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPNThu02:00A-03:00A507
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESP2Thu09:00P-10:48P485
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESPNThu05:00P-06:00P463
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPNThu12:00A-01:00A455
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPNThu01:00A-02:00A443
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPNThu06:00P-08:00P436
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPNThu07:00A-08:00A359
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUThu01:00P-04:00P356
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ESP2Thu10:48P-11:00P326
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESP2Thu06:30P-08:39P307
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPNThu06:00A-07:00A300
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESP2Thu11:00P-12:00A296
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Thu12:00P-02:00P289
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu12:30P-01:00P288
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu04:00P-04:30P282
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPNThu05:00A-06:00A276
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATESPNThu03:00A-05:00A274
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFThu03:30P-06:00P271
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Thu04:00P-05:00P270
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu02:30P-03:00P268
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Thu08:00A-10:00A259
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu12:00P-12:30P255
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Thu06:30A-08:00A248
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Thu02:00P-04:00P243
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu11:30A-12:00P242
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu03:30P-04:00P242
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Thu05:00P-06:30P236
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu03:00P-03:30P233
MECUM DEALMAKERSNBCSThu09:00P-10:00P206
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUThu04:00P-06:01P202
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu02:00P-02:30P202
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu01:30P-02:00P196
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Thu06:00A-06:30A195
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu04:30P-05:00P193
MECUM DEALMAKERSNBCSThu08:00P-09:00P192
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu11:00A-11:30A192
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu01:00P-01:30P191
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSThu05:00P-08:00P182
UNDRAFTEDNFLNThu09:00P-09:30P180
UNDRAFTEDNFLNThu08:30P-09:00P173
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSThu03:00P-05:00P170
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNThu08:00P-09:00P169
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESP2Thu12:00A-01:00A168
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUThu10:00A-01:00P166
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSThu10:00P-12:00A159
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu10:30A-11:00A157
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUThu08:00P-08:30P156
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSThu11:00A-01:30P151
600: HISTORY NASCAR RACEFS1Thu06:00P-07:00P149
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUThu11:00P-01:00A146
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUThu09:00P-11:00P143
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUThu08:30P-09:00P142
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFThu11:00A-01:00P134
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACINFS1Thu10:30A-11:30A133
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu01:30P-03:00P130
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFThu01:00P-03:30P129
DAYFS1Thu10:00P-11:00P125
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFThu06:00P-06:30P125
UNDRAFTEDNFLNThu08:00P-08:30P125
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNThu07:00P-08:00P123
E:60ENNThu03:00P-04:00P121
NASCAR RACE  HUBFS1Thu12:30P-01:30P118
DAYFS1Thu02:00P-03:00P116
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENNThu02:00P-02:30P115
100,000 CAMERAS: NASCARFS1Thu11:30A-12:00P115
10FS1Thu01:30P-02:00P115
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENNThu12:00P-01:00P114
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACINFS1Thu07:00P-08:00P114
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNThu05:00P-06:00P114
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFThu08:30A-11:00A111
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACINFS1Thu04:30P-06:00P108
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESNUThu06:01P-08:00P107
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu10:30A-12:00P107
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSThu01:30P-03:00P105
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNThu02:30P-03:00P104
UNDRAFTEDNFLNThu09:30P-10:00P99
NBA TONIGHT     LESP2Thu01:00A-01:30A95
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENNThu01:00P-02:00P94
NFL REPLAYNFLNThu06:00A-07:00A94
FINDING GIANTSNFLNThu12:30A-01:00A92
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu10:00A-10:30A91
SPORTSCENTER 1AMENNThu03:00A-04:00A90
600: HISTORY NASCAR RACEFS1Thu09:30A-10:30A90
NASCAR 2015: A NEW ERAFS1Thu09:00P-10:00P89
SPORTSNATIONENNThu11:00P-12:00A88
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNThu10:00P-11:00P86
SPORTSCENTER 1AMENNThu04:00A-05:00A85
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATESP2Thu01:30A-03:30A85
10FS1Thu04:00P-04:30P83
AROUND THE NFLNFLNThu06:00P-07:00P83
SPORTSNATIONENNThu10:00A-11:00A80
SPORTSNATIONENNThu12:00A-01:00A80
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESP2Thu05:30A-06:00A79
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1FS1Thu12:00P-12:30P79
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFThu06:00A-08:30A78
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu08:30A-09:00A78
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNThu09:00P-10:00P77
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATESP2Thu03:30A-05:30A75
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu12:00P-01:30P75
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu09:30A-10:00A75
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu08:00A-08:30A73
UNDRAFTEDNFLNThu10:30P-11:00P72
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSThu12:00A-03:00A71
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSThu09:00A-11:00A70
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu09:00A-09:30A70
INSIDE THE NBANBATThu04:18A-05:37A68
FINDING GIANTSNFLNThu01:00A-01:30A67
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu08:30A-10:30A66
FTBL GREAT PLAYERSBEINThu01:30P-02:00P64
UNDRAFTEDNFLNThu10:00P-10:30P64
FINDING GIANTSNFLNThu12:00A-12:30A64
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUThu01:00A-01:30A63
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu07:00A-07:30A63
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNThu07:30A-08:00A62
DAYFS1Thu03:00P-04:00P61
ARNIEGOLFThu10:00P-11:00P60
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNThu11:00A-12:00P59
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNThu11:00P-12:00A59
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNThu01:00A-02:00A56
OTL – FIRST REPORTENNThu02:30A-03:00A55
100,000 CAMERAS: NASCARFS1Thu08:00P-08:30P55
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1FS1Thu08:30P-09:00P55
FINDING GIANTSNFLNThu01:30A-02:00A55
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu11:00P-01:00A54
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu07:00A-08:30A54
SPORTSNATIONENNThu04:00P-05:00P52
UFC RELOADEDFS1Thu03:00A-06:00A52
FIRST TAKEENNThu06:00A-07:00A51
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNThu02:00A-03:00A50
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu03:00P-05:00P49
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu09:00P-11:00P49
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNThu07:30A-08:00A48
AROUND THE HORNENNThu07:00A-07:30A47
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Thu01:00A-02:00A47
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu12:00P-01:30P47
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu07:30P-09:00P47
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu07:00P-09:00P46
SPORTSNATIONENNThu08:00A-09:00A45
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Thu12:00A-01:00A45
ARNIEGOLFThu09:00P-10:00P45
90 IN 30 –BEINThu02:00P-02:30P43
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu02:30P-04:00P43
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNThu05:00A-06:00A42
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNThu05:00P-06:00P42
ARNIEGOLFThu08:00P-09:00P42
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNThu09:00P-11:00P42
FIELD OF DREAMSMLBNThu11:00A-12:00P41
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNThu09:00A-09:30A40
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu01:00A-02:30A40
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNThu03:00A-04:00A40
FTBL GREAT PLAYERSBEINThu03:00P-03:30P37
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu12:30A-02:00A37
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu11:00P-12:30A36
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Thu11:00P-12:00A35
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACINFS1Thu08:00A-09:30A35
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu01:30P-02:30P35
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFThu06:30P-07:00P34
SPORT SCIENCEENNThu09:30A-10:00A32
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu02:00A-04:00A32
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu05:00P-07:00P31
INSIDE THE NBANBATThu03:00A-04:18A31
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUThu01:30A-02:00A30
90 IN 30 –BEINThu02:30P-03:00P29
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu06:00A-07:00A29
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNThu07:00P-07:30P26
ARNIEGOLFThu01:00A-02:00A26
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFThu11:00P-11:30P26
INSIDE THE NBANBATThu05:37A-06:00A26
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNThu06:00P-07:00P25
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUThu09:30A-10:00A25
10FS1Thu06:30A-07:00A25
PAYNEGOLFThu07:00P-08:00P25
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu05:00P-06:00P25
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNThu04:00A-05:00A25
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGHFS2Thu06:30P-07:00P24
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUThu09:00A-09:30A23
90 IN 30 –BEINThu01:00P-01:30P21
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGHFS2Thu07:00P-07:30P20
MR. BASEBALLMLBNThu10:00A-11:00A20
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu06:00P-07:30P20
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSThu03:00A-03:30A20
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSThu03:30A-04:00A20
90 IN 30 –BEINThu06:30P-07:00P19
ARNIEGOLFThu02:00A-03:00A19
90 IN 30 –BEINThu03:30P-04:00P18
FTBL GREAT PLAYERSBEINThu06:00P-06:30P18
OLBERMANNENNThu07:30P-08:00P18
DAYFS1Thu07:00A-08:00A18
NBA SPECIALNBATThu02:30A-03:00A18
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Thu02:00A-03:00A17
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Thu10:30A-12:00P17
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFThu11:30P-12:00A17
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNThu02:00A-02:30A16
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESNUThu02:00A-04:00A16
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Thu09:00A-10:30A16
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS2Thu07:30P-08:00P15
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Thu05:00P-06:30P15
PAYNEGOLFThu12:00A-01:00A15
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNThu05:00A-06:00A15
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS2Thu01:00P-02:00P14
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATThu04:00P-05:00P14
RADIUSNBCSThu06:30A-07:00A14
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Thu04:00P-05:00P13
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS2Thu12:00P-01:00P13
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu06:00A-07:30A13
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUThu04:00A-06:00A12
10FS1Thu06:00A-06:30A12
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Thu02:00P-03:30P12
ARNIEGOLFThu03:00A-04:00A12
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu04:00A-06:00A12
90 IN 30 –BEINThu11:00A-11:30A11
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUThu06:00A-09:00A11
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSThu04:00A-04:30A11
90 IN 30 –BEINThu09:00P-09:30P10
BURTON US OPENFS2Thu11:00P-12:00A10
BURTON US OPENFS2Thu08:00P-09:00P10
90 IN 30 –BEINThu07:00P-07:30P9
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGHFS2Thu03:30P-04:00P9
JETER MOMENT TO REMEMBERMLBNThu09:00A-10:00A9
90 IN 30 –BEINThu10:30A-11:00A8
90 IN 30 –BEINThu11:30A-12:00P8
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFThu05:00A-05:30A8
RADIUSNBCSThu06:00A-06:30A8
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Thu04:00A-05:00A7
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFThu05:30A-06:00A7
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFThu04:30A-05:00A7
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNThu07:30A-09:00A7
RADIUSNBCSThu08:00A-08:30A7
90 IN 30 –BEINThu05:30P-06:00P6
FTBL GREAT PLAYERSBEINThu12:00P-12:30P6
90 IN 30 –BEINThu05:00P-05:30P6
90 IN 30 –BEINThu10:00A-10:30A6
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFThu04:00A-04:30A6
90 IN 30 –BEINThu10:30P-11:00P5
FTBL GREAT PLAYERSBEINThu04:30P-05:00P5
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINThu01:30A-02:00A5
RADIUSNBCSThu08:30A-09:00A5
RADIUSNBCSThu07:00A-07:30A5
RADIUSNBCSThu07:30A-08:00A5
FTBL GREAT PLAYERSBEINThu01:00A-01:30A4
EL CLASICO – RBEINThu06:00A-08:00A4
BURTON US OPENFS2Thu09:00P-11:00P4
BURTON US OPENFS2Thu12:00A-02:00A4
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINThu11:00P-12:00A3
EL CLASICO – RBEINThu08:00A-10:00A3
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Thu07:30A-09:00A3
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSThu05:00A-05:30A3
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSThu05:30A-06:00A3
90 IN 30 –BEINThu07:30P-08:00P2
90 IN 30 –BEINThu04:00P-04:30P2
90 IN 30 –BEINThu12:30P-01:00P2
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSThu04:30A-05:00A2
90 IN 30 –BEINThu10:00P-10:30P1
90 IN 30 –BEINThu09:30P-10:00P1
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINThu08:00P-09:00P1
FTBL GREAT PLAYERSBEINThu12:00A-12:30A1
90 IN 30 –BEINThu12:30A-01:00A0

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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