Mavericks-Warriors, Suns-Nets, NASCAR, PTI lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday March 6, 2015

 

The Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors on ESPN led Friday cable sports with 1.28 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. The earlier Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets game averaged 837,000.  NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on FS1 drew 847,000 viewers.

The second day of Bill Simmons filling in for Mike Wilbon on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  727,000 viewers and 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday March 6, 2015:

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     LESPNFri10:56P-01:06A1280
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPNFri01:06A-02:05A925
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL LFS1Fri07:30P-09:00P847
NBA REGULAR SEASON     LESPNFri08:05P-10:56P837
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPNFri05:30P-06:00P727
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPNFri02:05A-03:05A566
PGA TOURGOLFFri02:00P-06:08P560
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPNFri06:00P-07:30P530
NFL LIVE                LESPNFri04:00P-05:00P521
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri10:00A-11:00A510
NBA PRE-GAME    LESPNFri07:30P-08:05P505
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri09:00A-10:00A502
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri07:00A-08:00A492
AROUND THE HORNESPNFri05:00P-05:30P486
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri11:00A-12:00P464
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri08:00A-09:00A453
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC LFS1Fri03:00P-04:30P441
BOXING SERIES        LESP2Fri11:04P-01:07A440
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri12:00P-01:00P440
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri01:00P-02:00P416
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri06:00A-07:00A398
NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE LFS1Fri04:30P-05:30P396
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri05:00A-06:00A384
PGA TOURGOLFFri01:00P-02:00P366
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri02:00P-03:00P361
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATESPNFri03:05A-05:00A343
FIRST TAKE   LESP2Fri10:00A-12:00P337
NASCAR XFINITY FIN PRAC LFS1Fri06:00P-07:30P314
NASCAR RACE HUB WKND ED LFS1Fri05:30P-06:00P308
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ESP2Fri01:07A-01:17A300
HIS & HERS  LESP2Fri12:00P-01:00P282
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESPNFri03:00P-03:30P273
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESP2Fri09:12P-11:04P264
NFL INSIDERS  LESPNFri03:30P-04:00P256
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESP2Fri06:00A-10:00A241
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri09:00P-10:00P225
GOLDEN BOX ON FOX LFS1Fri10:00P-11:42P217
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESP2Fri06:30P-07:00P204
PERFECT STORM: THE 1979FS1Fri02:00P-03:00P192
PGA TOURGOLFFri09:08P-01:16A191
FIRST TAKEESP2Fri01:00P-03:00P188
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESP2Fri07:00P-09:12P188
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESP2Fri04:00P-04:30P185
SPORTSNATIONESP2Fri03:00P-04:00P179
SPRING TRAININGMLBNFri01:00P-04:21P178
AROUND THE HORNESP2Fri06:00P-06:30P171
ALGARVE CUP WOMENS LFS1Fri11:48A-02:00P163
PGA TOURGOLFFri06:08P-08:38P162
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESP2Fri04:00A-05:00A156
OLBERMANN  LESP2Fri05:00P-05:30P155
NBA TONIGHT     LESP2Fri01:17A-02:00A155
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESP2Fri03:00A-04:00A155
SPRING TRAININGMLBNFri04:21P-07:00P149
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESP2Fri04:30P-05:00P146
NBA REGULAR SEASON   LENNFri10:41P-10:56P141
NFL LIVEESP2Fri02:00A-03:00A141
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNFri08:00P-09:00P138
LIGA MX 03/06/15UDNFri07:50P-10:00P118
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri07:00P-08:00P116
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLFFri08:38P-09:08P115
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LENNFri11:00P-12:00A110
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri05:00P-06:00P109
MORNING DRIVEGOLFFri11:00A-12:00P106
SPRING TRAININGMLBNFri09:00P-11:48P106
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESP2Fri05:30P-06:00P104
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri11:42P-12:00A102
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri07:00P-08:00P101
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNFri10:00P-10:45P98
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATESP2Fri05:00A-06:00A96
MORNING DRIVEGOLFFri10:30A-11:00A96
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATFri07:00P-11:00P93
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri11:00P-12:00A92
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER FRIUDNFri10:00P-12:30A87
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLFFri12:00P-01:00P84
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNFri10:00P-11:00P84
COLL BASK POST-SEASON  LESNUFri10:14P-12:14A82
COLL BASK POST-SEASON  LESNUFri07:30P-09:45P78
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri12:00P-01:00P78
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNFri07:30P-08:00P77
AMERICAS GAMENFLNFri05:00P-06:00P77
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri07:00P-07:30P76
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri04:00P-05:00P76
NBCSN MOVIENBCSFri07:30P-09:30P76
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDNFri12:30A-01:00A76
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri09:00P-10:00P75
LPGA TOURGOLFFri04:30A-06:00A74
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATNBATFri06:00A-07:00A72
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNFri06:00P-07:00P72
ESPN FCENNFri06:00P-06:30P71
NFL AMNFLNFri10:00A-11:47A70
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri03:00P-04:00P69
TIMMY HORTON OUTDOORSNBCSFri02:00P-02:30P69
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNFri08:30P-09:00P69
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNFri08:00P-08:30P69
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE LESNUFri09:45P-10:14P67
SCOTT MARTIN CHALLENGENBCSFri01:30P-02:00P67
SPRING TRAININGMLBNFri09:00A-11:52A66
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUALFS1Fri04:30A-06:00A65
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNFri11:52A-12:00P64
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri12:00A-01:00A63
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNFri11:48P-12:00A63
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATFri11:00P-02:00A63
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENNFri01:00P-03:00P61
US NATIONAL TEAM PREG LFS1Fri11:30A-11:48A61
LPGA TOURGOLFFri06:00A-07:30A61
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENNFri10:00A-01:00P57
JIMMY HOUSTON OUTDOORSNBCSFri01:00P-01:30P57
NFLN NOWNFLNFri11:47A-04:00P56
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri12:00A-01:00A54
SPRING TRAININGMLBNFri01:00A-03:52A53
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNFri12:30A-01:00A51
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LENNFri12:00A-01:00A50
PGA TOURGOLFFri01:16A-02:08A50
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri02:00A-03:00A50
TOP 10NFLNFri04:00P-05:00P49
HERD  LESNUFri10:00A-01:00P48
PBC WEIGH-INNBCSFri09:30P-10:00P48
FISHING W ROLAND MARTINNBCSFri12:30P-01:00P48
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSFri09:00A-12:00P48
OLBERMANNENNFri06:30P-07:00P47
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNFri08:00P-09:00P47
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATFri04:30P-06:30P47
COLL HOCKEY REG SSN   LESNUFri05:00P-07:11P46
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFFri07:30A-10:30A46
PBC WEIGH-INNBCSFri06:00P-06:31P46
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri01:00A-02:00A44
IFA REDFISH TOURNBCSFri02:30P-03:00P43
NFL AMNFLNFri06:00A-10:00A43
NBA GAMETIMENBATFri02:00A-03:00A42
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri04:00A-05:00A42
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDNFri01:00A-02:00A42
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBATFri01:00P-03:00P40
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNFri09:00P-09:52P39
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri08:00A-09:00A39
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNFri12:00A-12:30A39
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LENNFri09:05P-09:13P38
PBC CORNER TO CORNERNBCSFri10:00P-11:00P37
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri09:00A-10:00A36
NBCSN MOVIENBCSFri11:00P-01:00A36
ALGARVE CUP WOMENSFS1Fri09:30A-11:30A35
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2Fri09:00A-09:30A34
SPRING TRAININGMLBNFri06:00A-08:55A34
DUNK CONTESTNBATFri03:00P-03:30P34
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRACFS1Fri03:00A-04:30A33
CHARLIE MOORE- NO OFFENSNBCSFri03:00P-03:30P33
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESNUFri12:14A-02:02A32
STARTERS P, THENBATFri06:30P-07:00P31
CONCACAF U17- RUDNFri02:00A-04:00A31
PBC CORNER TO CORNERNBCSFri06:31P-07:30P30
RADIUSNBCSFri07:30A-08:00A30
ESPNU STUDIO   LESNUFri07:11P-07:30P29
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri01:00A-02:00A29
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri07:00A-08:00A28
NBA GAMETIMENBATFri05:00A-06:00A28
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Fri09:30A-10:30A27
PGA TOURGOLFFri02:08A-04:30A27
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSFri05:00P-06:00P27
HIGH TOPSNBATFri04:00P-04:30P25
NBA GAMETIMENBATFri03:00A-04:00A25
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri03:00A-03:30A25
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri03:00A-04:00A25
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUFri03:00P-04:30P24
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUFri08:00A-09:00A24
BEST OF FIRST TAKEESNUFri04:30P-05:00P24
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESNUFri01:00P-02:30P24
COLL BASK POST SEASONESNUFri02:02A-04:00A24
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Fri08:00A-09:00A24
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri05:00A-06:00A24
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNFri04:00A-05:00A23
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNFri03:52A-04:00A23
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri10:00A-11:00A23
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri08:00A-09:00A22
DUNK CONTESTNBATFri03:30P-04:00P22
NBA GAMETIMENBATFri04:00A-05:00A22
HIS & HERSENNFri04:00A-05:00A21
COLL BASK POST SEASONESNUFri04:00A-06:00A21
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri07:00A-08:00A21
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri02:00A-03:00A21
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDNFri04:00A-05:00A21
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri09:30A-10:00A20
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri05:00A-06:00A20
BILL DANCE OUTDOORSNBCSFri12:00P-12:30P20
SUPER ESTADIOUDNFri08:00A-11:00A20
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2Fri02:00A-03:00A19
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATFri11:00A-01:00P19
ROAD TO FERRARINBCSFri04:00P-05:00P19
FUTBOL CENTRAL FRI 3/6/15UDNFri07:00P-07:50P19
NASCAR SPECIALNBCSFri02:30A-03:00A18
SPORTSNATIONENNFri03:00A-04:00A17
AROUND THE HORNENNFri09:00A-09:30A17
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESNUFri06:00A-07:30A17
RADIUSNBCSFri08:00A-08:30A17
RADIUSNBCSFri07:00A-07:30A17
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE LFS2Fri11:00P-01:04A16
HIS & HERSENNFri01:00A-02:00A15
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri06:00A-07:00A15
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri03:30A-04:00A15
LIGA MX EN 60UDNFri05:00A-06:00A15
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNFri02:30A-03:00A14
OLBERMANNENNFri05:00A-05:30A14
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVEESNUFri07:30A-08:00A14
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLY-RFOXDFri09:00A-10:00A14
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXDFri10:00A-11:00A14
CHARLIE MOORE- NO OFFENSNBCSFri03:30P-04:00P14
OLBERMANNENNFri02:00A-02:30A13
FOX DEPORTES STUDIOS – RFOXDFri03:30A-04:00A13
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri05:30A-06:00A13
NASCAR SPECIALNBCSFri02:00A-02:30A13
CONEXION TDNUDNFri07:30A-08:00A13
AROUND THE HORNENNFri08:00A-08:30A12
PASIONUDNFri04:00P-06:00P12
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri04:30A-05:00A11
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri05:00A-05:30A11
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri04:00A-04:30A11
TRICOLOR ZONAUDNFri02:00P-03:00P11
RADIUSNBCSFri06:00A-06:30A10
FUTBOL EN SERIO PUNTOUDNFri01:00P-02:00P10
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNFri05:30A-06:00A9
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONESNUFri09:00A-10:00A9
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVOFOXDFri05:00P-06:00P9
CONCACAF MENS U-17 CHP LFS2Fri08:30P-10:30P9
RADIUSNBCSFri06:30A-07:00A9
SPORTSNATIONENNFri07:00A-08:00A8
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVEESNUFri02:30P-03:00P8
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Fri01:04A-02:00A8
NATIONAL RUGBY LG LFS2Fri05:00A-06:00A8
SPEED SKATINGNBCSFri01:00A-02:00A8
ALGARVE CUP WOMENSFS2Fri06:03P-08:00P7
RADIUSNBCSFri08:30A-09:00A7
COPA LIBERTADORES – DFOXDFri07:00A-09:00A6
COPA LIB GROUP STAGEFOXDFri01:00P-03:00P6
UCL MAGAZINEFS1Fri09:00A-09:30A6
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Fri03:00A-04:00A6
CONCACAF EN 60UDNFri03:00P-04:00P6
CENTRAL FOX – MEXFOXDFri03:00P-04:00P5
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOXDFri11:00A-12:00P5
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDNFri06:00P-07:00P5
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri06:30A-07:00A3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri08:30A-09:00A3
AROUND THE HORNENNFri06:00A-06:30A3
UFC PPV PRELIMSFS2Fri06:00A-08:00A3
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Fri11:30A-12:30P3
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Fri02:30P-04:00P3
BURTON RAIL DAYSFS2Fri01:00P-01:30P3
BURTON US OPEN LFS2Fri04:00P-06:03P3
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDNFri12:00P-01:00P3
CENTRAL FOX – MEXFOXDFri12:00P-01:00P2
BURTON US OPEN DFS2Fri01:30P-02:30P2
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXDFri04:00A-06:00A1
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXDFri06:00A-07:00A1
FA CUP SHOWFS2Fri10:30P-11:00P1
CONEXION TDNUDNFri07:00A-07:30A1
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDNFri06:00A-07:00A1
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDNFri11:00A-12:00P1
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Fri10:30A-11:30A0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Fri04:00A-05:00A0
UCL MAGAZINEFS2Fri08:00P-08:30P0
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGHFS2Fri12:30P-01:00P0

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…

This article has 7 Comments

    1. We’ll definitely see the viewership on Univision Deportes by tomorrow, and hopefully we’ll see the Unimas results by then as well.

      Sadly, we’ll only be able to guess about SAP usage.

      1. Firstly, your site is awesome and I love it. Thank you for great stuff.
        The Unimas and UDN numbers are available – it aired Friday night. Considering the numbers, that game and previous, it’s clear SAP use was in full effect.

  1. Love the site, I’m a big NASCAR fan as well as FS1 fan, and I love to keep up to date on the health of sport as well as FS1 as it grows into something bigger. Keep up the good work!

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