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:

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Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN Fri 10:56P-01:06A 1280
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN Fri 01:06A-02:05A 925
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL L FS1 Fri 07:30P-09:00P 847
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN Fri 08:05P-10:56P 837
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN Fri 05:30P-06:00P 727
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN Fri 02:05A-03:05A 566
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 02:00P-06:08P 560
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN Fri 06:00P-07:30P 530
NFL LIVE                L ESPN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 521
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 10:00A-11:00A 510
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN Fri 07:30P-08:05P 505
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 09:00A-10:00A 502
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 07:00A-08:00A 492
AROUND THE HORN ESPN Fri 05:00P-05:30P 486
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 11:00A-12:00P 464
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 08:00A-09:00A 453
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC L FS1 Fri 03:00P-04:30P 441
BOXING SERIES        L ESP2 Fri 11:04P-01:07A 440
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 12:00P-01:00P 440
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 01:00P-02:00P 416
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 06:00A-07:00A 398
NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE L FS1 Fri 04:30P-05:30P 396
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 384
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 01:00P-02:00P 366
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 02:00P-03:00P 361
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT ESPN Fri 03:05A-05:00A 343
FIRST TAKE   L ESP2 Fri 10:00A-12:00P 337
NASCAR XFINITY FIN PRAC L FS1 Fri 06:00P-07:30P 314
NASCAR RACE HUB WKND ED L FS1 Fri 05:30P-06:00P 308
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ESP2 Fri 01:07A-01:17A 300
HIS & HERS  L ESP2 Fri 12:00P-01:00P 282
OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN Fri 03:00P-03:30P 273
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESP2 Fri 09:12P-11:04P 264
NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN Fri 03:30P-04:00P 256
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L ESP2 Fri 06:00A-10:00A 241
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 09:00P-10:00P 225
GOLDEN BOX ON FOX L FS1 Fri 10:00P-11:42P 217
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESP2 Fri 06:30P-07:00P 204
PERFECT STORM: THE 1979 FS1 Fri 02:00P-03:00P 192
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 09:08P-01:16A 191
FIRST TAKE ESP2 Fri 01:00P-03:00P 188
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESP2 Fri 07:00P-09:12P 188
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESP2 Fri 04:00P-04:30P 185
SPORTSNATION ESP2 Fri 03:00P-04:00P 179
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Fri 01:00P-04:21P 178
AROUND THE HORN ESP2 Fri 06:00P-06:30P 171
ALGARVE CUP WOMENS L FS1 Fri 11:48A-02:00P 163
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 06:08P-08:38P 162
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESP2 Fri 04:00A-05:00A 156
OLBERMANN  L ESP2 Fri 05:00P-05:30P 155
NBA TONIGHT     L ESP2 Fri 01:17A-02:00A 155
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESP2 Fri 03:00A-04:00A 155
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Fri 04:21P-07:00P 149
YOU HERD ME WITH COLIN ESP2 Fri 04:30P-05:00P 146
NBA REGULAR SEASON   L ENN Fri 10:41P-10:56P 141
NFL LIVE ESP2 Fri 02:00A-03:00A 141
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 138
LIGA MX 03/06/15 UDN Fri 07:50P-10:00P 118
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 07:00P-08:00P 116
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Fri 08:38P-09:08P 115
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ENN Fri 11:00P-12:00A 110
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 109
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Fri 11:00A-12:00P 106
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Fri 09:00P-11:48P 106
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESP2 Fri 05:30P-06:00P 104
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 11:42P-12:00A 102
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 07:00P-08:00P 101
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 10:00P-10:45P 98
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT ESP2 Fri 05:00A-06:00A 96
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Fri 10:30A-11:00A 96
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Fri 07:00P-11:00P 93
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 11:00P-12:00A 92
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER FRI UDN Fri 10:00P-12:30A 87
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF Fri 12:00P-01:00P 84
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Fri 10:00P-11:00P 84
COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L ESNU Fri 10:14P-12:14A 82
COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L ESNU Fri 07:30P-09:45P 78
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 12:00P-01:00P 78
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 07:30P-08:00P 77
AMERICAS GAME NFLN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 77
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 07:00P-07:30P 76
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 76
NBCSN MOVIE NBCS Fri 07:30P-09:30P 76
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Fri 12:30A-01:00A 76
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 75
LPGA TOUR GOLF Fri 04:30A-06:00A 74
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT NBAT Fri 06:00A-07:00A 72
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 72
ESPN FC ENN Fri 06:00P-06:30P 71
NFL AM NFLN Fri 10:00A-11:47A 70
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 03:00P-04:00P 69
TIMMY HORTON OUTDOORS NBCS Fri 02:00P-02:30P 69
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Fri 08:30P-09:00P 69
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Fri 08:00P-08:30P 69
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESNU Fri 09:45P-10:14P 67
SCOTT MARTIN CHALLENGE NBCS Fri 01:30P-02:00P 67
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Fri 09:00A-11:52A 66
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL FS1 Fri 04:30A-06:00A 65
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Fri 11:52A-12:00P 64
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 12:00A-01:00A 63
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Fri 11:48P-12:00A 63
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Fri 11:00P-02:00A 63
SVP & RUSSILLO   L ENN Fri 01:00P-03:00P 61
US NATIONAL TEAM PREG L FS1 Fri 11:30A-11:48A 61
LPGA TOUR GOLF Fri 06:00A-07:30A 61
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN ENN Fri 10:00A-01:00P 57
JIMMY HOUSTON OUTDOORS NBCS Fri 01:00P-01:30P 57
NFLN NOW NFLN Fri 11:47A-04:00P 56
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 12:00A-01:00A 54
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Fri 01:00A-03:52A 53
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Fri 12:30A-01:00A 51
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ENN Fri 12:00A-01:00A 50
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 01:16A-02:08A 50
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 02:00A-03:00A 50
TOP 10 NFLN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 49
HERD  L ESNU Fri 10:00A-01:00P 48
PBC WEIGH-IN NBCS Fri 09:30P-10:00P 48
FISHING W ROLAND MARTIN NBCS Fri 12:30P-01:00P 48
DAN PATRICK SHOW NBCS Fri 09:00A-12:00P 48
OLBERMANN ENN Fri 06:30P-07:00P 47
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 47
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Fri 04:30P-06:30P 47
COLL HOCKEY REG SSN   L ESNU Fri 05:00P-07:11P 46
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Fri 07:30A-10:30A 46
PBC WEIGH-IN NBCS Fri 06:00P-06:31P 46
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 01:00A-02:00A 44
IFA REDFISH TOUR NBCS Fri 02:30P-03:00P 43
NFL AM NFLN Fri 06:00A-10:00A 43
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 02:00A-03:00A 42
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 42
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Fri 01:00A-02:00A 42
HARDWOOD CLASSICS NBAT Fri 01:00P-03:00P 40
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 09:00P-09:52P 39
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 08:00A-09:00A 39
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Fri 12:00A-12:30A 39
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ENN Fri 09:05P-09:13P 38
PBC CORNER TO CORNER NBCS Fri 10:00P-11:00P 37
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 09:00A-10:00A 36
NBCSN MOVIE NBCS Fri 11:00P-01:00A 36
ALGARVE CUP WOMENS FS1 Fri 09:30A-11:30A 35
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDER FS2 Fri 09:00A-09:30A 34
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Fri 06:00A-08:55A 34
DUNK CONTEST NBAT Fri 03:00P-03:30P 34
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC FS1 Fri 03:00A-04:30A 33
CHARLIE MOORE- NO OFFENS NBCS Fri 03:00P-03:30P 33
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Fri 12:14A-02:02A 32
STARTERS P, THE NBAT Fri 06:30P-07:00P 31
CONCACAF U17- R UDN Fri 02:00A-04:00A 31
PBC CORNER TO CORNER NBCS Fri 06:31P-07:30P 30
RADIUS NBCS Fri 07:30A-08:00A 30
ESPNU STUDIO   L ESNU Fri 07:11P-07:30P 29
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 01:00A-02:00A 29
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 07:00A-08:00A 28
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 05:00A-06:00A 28
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Fri 09:30A-10:30A 27
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 02:08A-04:30A 27
PRO FOOTBALL TALK NBCS Fri 05:00P-06:00P 27
HIGH TOPS NBAT Fri 04:00P-04:30P 25
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 03:00A-04:00A 25
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 03:00A-03:30A 25
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 03:00A-04:00A 25
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Fri 03:00P-04:30P 24
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Fri 08:00A-09:00A 24
BEST OF FIRST TAKE ESNU Fri 04:30P-05:00P 24
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Fri 01:00P-02:30P 24
COLL BASK POST SEASON ESNU Fri 02:02A-04:00A 24
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Fri 08:00A-09:00A 24
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 24
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 23
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Fri 03:52A-04:00A 23
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 10:00A-11:00A 23
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 08:00A-09:00A 22
DUNK CONTEST NBAT Fri 03:30P-04:00P 22
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 04:00A-05:00A 22
HIS & HERS ENN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 21
COLL BASK POST SEASON ESNU Fri 04:00A-06:00A 21
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 07:00A-08:00A 21
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 02:00A-03:00A 21
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 21
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 09:30A-10:00A 20
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 20
BILL DANCE OUTDOORS NBCS Fri 12:00P-12:30P 20
SUPER ESTADIO UDN Fri 08:00A-11:00A 20
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Fri 02:00A-03:00A 19
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Fri 11:00A-01:00P 19
ROAD TO FERRARI NBCS Fri 04:00P-05:00P 19
FUTBOL CENTRAL FRI 3/6/15 UDN Fri 07:00P-07:50P 19
NASCAR SPECIAL NBCS Fri 02:30A-03:00A 18
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 03:00A-04:00A 17
AROUND THE HORN ENN Fri 09:00A-09:30A 17
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Fri 06:00A-07:30A 17
RADIUS NBCS Fri 08:00A-08:30A 17
RADIUS NBCS Fri 07:00A-07:30A 17
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE L FS2 Fri 11:00P-01:04A 16
HIS & HERS ENN Fri 01:00A-02:00A 15
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 06:00A-07:00A 15
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 03:30A-04:00A 15
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 15
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ENN Fri 02:30A-03:00A 14
OLBERMANN ENN Fri 05:00A-05:30A 14
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE ESNU Fri 07:30A-08:00A 14
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLY-R FOXD Fri 09:00A-10:00A 14
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1 FOXD Fri 10:00A-11:00A 14
CHARLIE MOORE- NO OFFENS NBCS Fri 03:30P-04:00P 14
OLBERMANN ENN Fri 02:00A-02:30A 13
FOX DEPORTES STUDIOS – R FOXD Fri 03:30A-04:00A 13
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 05:30A-06:00A 13
NASCAR SPECIAL NBCS Fri 02:00A-02:30A 13
CONEXION TDN UDN Fri 07:30A-08:00A 13
AROUND THE HORN ENN Fri 08:00A-08:30A 12
PASION UDN Fri 04:00P-06:00P 12
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 04:30A-05:00A 11
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 05:00A-05:30A 11
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 04:00A-04:30A 11
TRICOLOR ZONA UDN Fri 02:00P-03:00P 11
RADIUS NBCS Fri 06:00A-06:30A 10
FUTBOL EN SERIO PUNTO UDN Fri 01:00P-02:00P 10
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ENN Fri 05:30A-06:00A 9
ESPN RECRUITING NATION ESNU Fri 09:00A-10:00A 9
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO FOXD Fri 05:00P-06:00P 9
CONCACAF MENS U-17 CHP L FS2 Fri 08:30P-10:30P 9
RADIUS NBCS Fri 06:30A-07:00A 9
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 07:00A-08:00A 8
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE ESNU Fri 02:30P-03:00P 8
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Fri 01:04A-02:00A 8
NATIONAL RUGBY LG L FS2 Fri 05:00A-06:00A 8
SPEED SKATING NBCS Fri 01:00A-02:00A 8
ALGARVE CUP WOMENS FS2 Fri 06:03P-08:00P 7
RADIUS NBCS Fri 08:30A-09:00A 7
COPA LIBERTADORES – D FOXD Fri 07:00A-09:00A 6
COPA LIB GROUP STAGE FOXD Fri 01:00P-03:00P 6
UCL MAGAZINE FS1 Fri 09:00A-09:30A 6
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Fri 03:00A-04:00A 6
CONCACAF EN 60 UDN Fri 03:00P-04:00P 6
CENTRAL FOX – MEX FOXD Fri 03:00P-04:00P 5
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1 FOXD Fri 11:00A-12:00P 5
LOCURA DEPORTIVA UDN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 5
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 06:30A-07:00A 3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 08:30A-09:00A 3
AROUND THE HORN ENN Fri 06:00A-06:30A 3
UFC PPV PRELIMS FS2 Fri 06:00A-08:00A 3
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN FS2 Fri 11:30A-12:30P 3
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN FS2 Fri 02:30P-04:00P 3
BURTON RAIL DAYS FS2 Fri 01:00P-01:30P 3
BURTON US OPEN L FS2 Fri 04:00P-06:03P 3
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Fri 12:00P-01:00P 3
CENTRAL FOX – MEX FOXD Fri 12:00P-01:00P 2
BURTON US OPEN D FS2 Fri 01:30P-02:30P 2
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Fri 04:00A-06:00A 1
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Fri 06:00A-07:00A 1
FA CUP SHOW FS2 Fri 10:30P-11:00P 1
CONEXION TDN UDN Fri 07:00A-07:30A 1
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Fri 06:00A-07:00A 1
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Fri 11:00A-12:00P 1
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN FS2 Fri 10:30A-11:30A 0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Fri 04:00A-05:00A 0
UCL MAGAZINE FS2 Fri 08:00P-08:30P 0
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGH FS2 Fri 12:30P-01:00P 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 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. Thanks for the kind words. We’d not seen the 341K number for MLS on Unimas. Given the 375K for the Liga MX match that preceded it, it’s still hard for us to guess about SAP usage.

  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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