NBA Celebrity Game, NBA Rising Stars Challenge, UCLA-Arizona, PTI lead cable sports TV ratings for Friday February 12, 2016

 

note: I forgot to look at TNT’s #s for Friday when I created the table below but the Rising Stars Challenge averaged 1.325 million viewers from 9-11:05 P.M. ET and the “Inside the NBA Post Game” afterward averaged 835,000 from 11:05-11:44 P.M ET. 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday February 12, 2016:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NBA ALL STAR EVENTESPNCELEBRITY GAME7:00 PM9:07 PM2,0431.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUCLA/ARIZONA9:07 PM11:09 PM1,0470.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM9300.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLYESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM6860.3
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN11:09 PM12:09 AM6840.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN P LFS1DAYTONA6:30 PM7:30 PM6680.1
SPORTSCENTER 12AMESPN12:09 AM1:00 AM6090.3
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM5970.3
NASCAR RACE HUB WKND ED LFS16:00 PM6:30 PM5560.1
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM5350.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC LFS1DAYTONA5:00 PM6:00 PM5240.1
PGA TOURGOLF2016 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM3:00 PM6:00 PM5220.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM4820.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM4710.2
NBA ALLESPNCELEBRITY GAME3:00 AM5:00 AM4560.2
NASCAR RACE CLASSICFS1THE 1993 DAYTONA 5008:30 PM9:00 PM4240.1
UNTOLD STORIES:DAYTONAFS17:30 PM8:30 PM4210.1
NFL LIVEESPN3:00 PM4:00 PM4190.2
SPORTSNATIONESPN4:00 PM4:30 PM4190.2
FIRST TAKEESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4120.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY AM? LESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM3920.2
SPORTSCENTER AMESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM3710.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY AM? LESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM3710.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN5:00 AM6:00 AM3640.2
NFL INSIDERSESPN2:00 PM3:00 PM3330.2
SPORTSCENTER AMESPN12:00 PM1:30 PM3210.2
SPORTSCENTER AMESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM3190.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM3160.1
SPORTSCENTER AMESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM3090.1
HIS & HERSESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM2860.1
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM2700.1
BEYOND THE WHEELFS19:00 PM10:30 PM2690.1
NHRA QUALIFYINGFS1POMONA10:30 PM11:30 PM2650.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPN2DAYTON/RHODE ISLAND7:00 PM9:04 PM2630.1
OTLESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM2580.1
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:00 PM6:30 PM2500.0
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF2:30 PM3:00 PM2490.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM2420.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2SEC STORIED: THE BOOK OF MANNING9:04 PM10:37 PM2410.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM2410.1
PGA TOURGOLF2016 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM6:30 PM9:30 PM2110.0
SPORTSNATIONESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM2020.1
NFL LIVEESPN24:00 PM5:00 PM1940.1
PROFILE:60ESPN2MARSHAWN LYNCH10:37 PM11:07 PM1940.1
HIS & HERSESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM1830.1
NFL LIVEESPN211:30 PM12:30 AM1830.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM1800.1
SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALSNFLNSUPER BOWLS GREATEST COMMERCIALS9:00 PM11:00 PM1690.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: THE 85 BEARS1:00 AM3:00 AM1640.1
SPORTSNATIONESPN212:30 AM1:00 AM1640.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM1580.1
CURLINGNBCSN10:39 PM12:39 AM1570.0
PGA TOURGOLF2016 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM9:30 PM12:30 AM1440.0
SPORTSNATIONESPN211:07 PM11:30 PM1390.1
CHAMPIONS TOURGOLF2016 CHUBB CLASSIC12:00 PM2:30 PM1300.0
TOP 10NFLNGREATEST SB PLAYS8:00 PM9:00 PM1070.0
USSA EVENTSNBCSN9:03 PM10:39 PM1060.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM1050.0
SPORTSNATIONESPN23:00 AM3:30 AM1010.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1213011:30 PM12:00 AM1000.0
NBA ALLNBAT2016 ALL STAR MEDIA DAY9:00 PM11:00 PM980.0
TMZ SPORTSFS17012:00 AM12:30 AM970.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF12:30 AM1:00 AM970.0
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 2/12/16 L6:00 PM7:00 PM970.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME ASW FRIDAY11:37 PM12:08 AM890.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2TITLE FIGHT KNOCKOUTS11:30 PM12:00 AM780.0
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN23:30 AM4:30 AM760.0
PERFECT STORM: THE 1979FS1DAYTONA 50010:30 AM11:30 AM740.0
SOUND FXNFLNSUPER BOWL 503:00 PM4:00 PM740.0
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN24:30 AM5:30 AM720.0
NBA ALLNBAT2016 BBVA RSG STR CHLG PRACTICE7:00 PM9:00 PM720.0
MADDEN NFL LIVENFLNMADDEN BOWL6:00 PM7:00 PM710.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM710.0
SPORTSNATIONESPN25:30 AM6:00 AM700.0
NBA ALLNBAT2016 BBVA RISING STR CHALLENGE1:00 AM2:30 AM700.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI12:38 AM1:00 AM700.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2HEAVYWEIGHTS11:00 PM11:30 PM690.0
SB GREATEST HT SHOWSNFLNSUPER BOWLS GREATEST HALFTIME SHOWS12:00 AM2:00 AM680.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8P8:00 PM9:00 PM670.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI12:08 AM12:38 AM640.0
BEST THING I HERDFS16212:30 AM1:00 AM630.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:20 AM11:00 AM630.0
NFL HONORSNFLN2016 NFL HONORS4:00 PM6:00 PM630.0
HERD LFS112712:00 PM2:00 PM620.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF11:00 AM12:00 PM610.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2RARE AND UNUSUAL KNOCKOUTS12:00 AM12:30 AM600.0
NASCAR RACEFS1444:DAYTONA RISING9:30 AM10:30 AM590.0
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1THE SUPER BOWL RECAP4:30 PM5:00 PM590.0
CHAMPIONS TOURGOLF2016 CHUBB CLASSIC1:00 AM3:00 AM590.0
MY CLASSIC CARNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM580.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN PFS1DAYTONA5:00 AM6:00 AM570.0
BUNDESLIGA LFS1MAINZ/SCHALKE2:19 PM4:30 PM560.0
NBA ALLNBAT2016 ALL STAR MEDIA DAY L11:30 AM1:30 PM560.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN6:00 PM6:30 PM560.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 251711:30 PM11:37 PM550.0
NBA ALLNBAT2016 ALL STAR MEDIA DAY4:00 PM6:00 PM550.0
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSN5214:00 PM5:00 PM540.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS121311:00 AM2:00 AM530.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 7:30P7:30 PM8:00 PM530.0
SOUND FXNFLNBEST OF 2015 SEASON2:00 PM3:00 PM530.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2RISING STARS12:30 AM1:00 AM490.0
PGA TOURGOLF2016 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM3:00 AM5:30 AM490.0
AFTER DARK WITH RICK FOXNBATAFTER DARK 30111:00 PM11:30 PM490.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2016 TSHWANE OPEN7:32 AM10:20 AM470.0
ALLNBAT2016 ASW HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT1:30 PM2:03 PM470.0
YOUTH OLYMPICSNBCSN12:39 AM2:09 AM470.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ10:00 AM12:00 PM460.0
UFCFS2158:ST-PIERRE/DIAZ4:00 PM7:00 PM440.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2016 TSHWANE OPEN5:30 AM6:00 AM440.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS2:00 AM3:00 AM440.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM420.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS121296:00 AM7:00 AM410.0
BASEBALL AMERICAMLBN2016 TOP 50 PROSPECTS9:00 PM10:00 PM410.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT1:00 PM2:00 PM410.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI5:30 AM6:00 AM410.0
UFCFS2MICHAEL BISPING7:00 PM7:30 PM400.0
INSIDE THE NBANBATINSIDE THE NBA 2/12/16 ALL STAR FRI2:30 AM3:06 AM400.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI3:30 AM4:00 AM400.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS121322:00 AM3:00 AM390.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM390.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE WEEKDAY 9A9:00 AM11:03 AM380.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE WEEKDAY 11A11:03 AM1:00 PM380.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI3:06 AM3:30 AM380.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI5:00 AM5:30 AM370.0
NBA ALLNBAT2016 BBVA RSG STR CHLG PRACTICE2:03 PM4:00 PM360.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI4:00 AM4:30 AM360.0
BASS 2 BILLFISHNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM360.0
UFCFS2184:ROUSEY/ZINGANO11:00 AM2:00 PM350.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2016 TSHWANE OPEN6:00 AM7:32 AM350.0
COLLEGE HOCKEY LNBCSNMAINE/NOTRE DAME6:30 PM9:03 PM350.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRACFS1DAYTONA4:00 AM5:00 AM340.0
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2HENDRICKS/THOMPSON1:00 AM4:00 AM340.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI4:30 AM5:00 AM340.0
MY CLASSIC CARNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM340.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS121297:00 AM8:00 AM330.0
INSIDE THE NBANBATINSIDE THE NBA 2/11/168:00 AM9:00 AM330.0
WORLD MMA AWARDSFS2210:00 PM11:00 PM320.0
GEORGE P WRLD OF SLTWATERNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM320.0
SILVER KINGSNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM320.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNSUPER BOWLS I-501:00 PM2:00 PM320.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN5:00 PM6:00 PM310.0
FILM SESSIONNFLNGOLD BALL: BEFORE THEY WERE PROS12:00 PM1:00 PM310.0
SWEETWATERNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM300.0
MADDEN NFL LIVENFLNMADDEN BOWL3:00 AM4:00 AM300.0
TOP 10NFLNGREATEST SB PLAYS4:00 AM5:00 AM300.0
TMZ SPORTSFS16911:30 AM12:00 PM290.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 2A2:00 AM2:30 AM290.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM290.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 1A1:00 AM2:00 AM290.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS5:00 AM6:00 AM290.0
1979 DAYTONA 500FS19:00 AM9:30 AM270.0
TMZ SPORTSFS1703:00 AM3:30 AM270.0
BASEBALL AMERICAMLBN2016 TOP 50 PROSPECTS 12A12:00 AM1:00 AM270.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 2P2:00 PM3:00 PM270.0
DESTINATION BAJA SURNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM270.0
TRUCK TECHNBCSN2:09 AM2:30 AM270.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 5:30P5:30 PM6:00 PM260.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7P7:00 PM7:30 PM260.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM260.0
SCOUTS DINNERMLBN2016 SCOUTS DINNER10:00 PM11:00 PM260.0
INSIDE THE NBANBATINSIDE THE NBA 2/11/166:00 AM7:00 AM250.0
HERD LFS21282:00 PM3:00 PM240.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 11P11:00 PM12:00 AM240.0
DETROIT MUSCLENBCSN2:30 AM3:00 AM240.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 3P3:00 PM3:30 PM230.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK  5P5:00 PM5:30 PM230.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 6P6:00 PM7:00 PM230.0
WBC QUALIFIERMLBNSOUTH AFRICA VS. NEW ZEALAND GAME 52:30 AM6:00 AM230.0
UFCFS2STARS OF THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION3:00 PM4:00 PM220.0
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2HENDRICKS/THOMPSON8:00 AM11:00 AM220.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN3:00 AM3:30 AM220.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM220.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/11/167:30 AM8:00 AM210.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 4P4:00 PM5:00 PM200.0
NBA ALLNBAT2016 BBVA RSG STR CHLG PRACTICE L9:30 AM11:30 AM200.0
PFT LIVE AMNBCSN8:00 AM9:00 AM200.0
CHARLIE MOORENBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM190.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN6:30 AM7:00 AM190.0
BUNDESLIGA PREGAME LFS1422:00 PM2:19 PM180.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/11/169:00 AM9:30 AM180.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN6:00 AM6:30 AM180.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 AM7:00 AM180.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN7:00 AM8:00 AM170.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/11/167:00 AM7:30 AM160.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS121298:00 AM9:00 AM150.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS221325:00 AM6:00 AM150.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE WEEKDAY 3:30P3:30 PM4:00 PM150.0
WBC QUALIFIERMLBNPHILLIPINES VS. AUSTRALIA GAME 26:00 AM6:28 AM150.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS221324:00 AM5:00 AM140.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 6:30A6:28 AM7:00 AM140.0
BEST THING I HERDFS1623:30 AM4:00 AM130.0
WOM COLL BKBL: BIG EAST LFS2VILLANOVA/ST. JOHNS8:00 PM9:46 PM120.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2KNOCKOUTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD9:46 PM10:00 PM90.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN4:00 AM4:30 AM80.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN4:30 AM5:00 AM80.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN3:30 AM4:00 AM70.0
INSIDE THE BIG EASTFS2167:30 PM8:00 PM60.0
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFS2HENDRICKS/THOMPSON6:00 AM8:00 AM60.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN5:00 AM5:30 AM30.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN5:30 AM6:00 AM20.0

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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