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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Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg
NBA ALL STAR EVENT ESPN CELEBRITY GAME 7:00 PM 9:07 PM 2,043 1.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN UCLA/ARIZONA 9:07 PM 11:09 PM 1,047 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 930 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 686 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:09 PM 12:09 AM 684 0.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN P L FS1 DAYTONA 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 668 0.1
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:09 AM 1:00 AM 609 0.3
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 597 0.3
NASCAR RACE HUB WKND ED L FS1 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 556 0.1
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 535 0.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC L FS1 DAYTONA 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 524 0.1
PGA TOUR GOLF 2016 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 522 0.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 482 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 471 0.2
NBA ALL ESPN CELEBRITY GAME 3:00 AM 5:00 AM 456 0.2
NASCAR RACE CLASSIC FS1 THE 1993 DAYTONA 500 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 424 0.1
UNTOLD STORIES:DAYTONA FS1 7:30 PM 8:30 PM 421 0.1
NFL LIVE ESPN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 419 0.2
SPORTSNATION ESPN 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 419 0.2
FIRST TAKE ESPN2 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 412 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY AM? L ESPN 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 392 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 371 0.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY AM? L ESPN 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 371 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 364 0.2
NFL INSIDERS ESPN 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 333 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 321 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 319 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 316 0.1
SPORTSCENTER AM ESPN 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 309 0.1
HIS & HERS ESPN2 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 286 0.1
FIRST TAKE ESPN2 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 270 0.1
BEYOND THE WHEEL FS1 9:00 PM 10:30 PM 269 0.1
NHRA QUALIFYING FS1 POMONA 10:30 PM 11:30 PM 265 0.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN2 DAYTON/RHODE ISLAND 7:00 PM 9:04 PM 263 0.1
OTL ESPN 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 258 0.1
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 250 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 249 0.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 242 0.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 SEC STORIED: THE BOOK OF MANNING 9:04 PM 10:37 PM 241 0.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L ESPN2 6:00 AM 10:00 AM 241 0.1
PGA TOUR GOLF 2016 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM 6:30 PM 9:30 PM 211 0.0
SPORTSNATION ESPN2 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 202 0.1
NFL LIVE ESPN2 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 194 0.1
PROFILE:60 ESPN2 MARSHAWN LYNCH 10:37 PM 11:07 PM 194 0.1
HIS & HERS ESPN2 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 183 0.1
NFL LIVE ESPN2 11:30 PM 12:30 AM 183 0.1
AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 180 0.1
SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS NFLN SUPER BOWLS GREATEST COMMERCIALS 9:00 PM 11:00 PM 169 0.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 30 FOR 30: THE 85 BEARS 1:00 AM 3:00 AM 164 0.1
SPORTSNATION ESPN2 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 164 0.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN2 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 158 0.1
CURLING NBCSN 10:39 PM 12:39 AM 157 0.0
PGA TOUR GOLF 2016 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM 9:30 PM 12:30 AM 144 0.0
SPORTSNATION ESPN2 11:07 PM 11:30 PM 139 0.1
CHAMPIONS TOUR GOLF 2016 CHUBB CLASSIC 12:00 PM 2:30 PM 130 0.0
TOP 10 NFLN GREATEST SB PLAYS 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 107 0.0
USSA EVENTS NBCSN 9:03 PM 10:39 PM 106 0.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 105 0.0
SPORTSNATION ESPN2 3:00 AM 3:30 AM 101 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 2130 11:30 PM 12:00 AM 100 0.0
NBA ALL NBAT 2016 ALL STAR MEDIA DAY 9:00 PM 11:00 PM 98 0.0
TMZ SPORTS FS1 70 12:00 AM 12:30 AM 97 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 97 0.0
STARTERS P, THE NBAT STARTERS 2/12/16 L 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 97 0.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT NBA GAMETIME ASW FRIDAY 11:37 PM 12:08 AM 89 0.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 TITLE FIGHT KNOCKOUTS 11:30 PM 12:00 AM 78 0.0
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN2 3:30 AM 4:30 AM 76 0.0
PERFECT STORM: THE 1979 FS1 DAYTONA 500 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 74 0.0
SOUND FX NFLN SUPER BOWL 50 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 74 0.0
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN2 4:30 AM 5:30 AM 72 0.0
NBA ALL NBAT 2016 BBVA RSG STR CHLG PRACTICE 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 72 0.0
MADDEN NFL LIVE NFLN MADDEN BOWL 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 71 0.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 11:00 PM 12:00 AM 71 0.0
SPORTSNATION ESPN2 5:30 AM 6:00 AM 70 0.0
NBA ALL NBAT 2016 BBVA RISING STR CHALLENGE 1:00 AM 2:30 AM 70 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI 12:38 AM 1:00 AM 70 0.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 HEAVYWEIGHTS 11:00 PM 11:30 PM 69 0.0
SB GREATEST HT SHOWS NFLN SUPER BOWLS GREATEST HALFTIME SHOWS 12:00 AM 2:00 AM 68 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN MLB TONIGHT 8P 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 67 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI 12:08 AM 12:38 AM 64 0.0
BEST THING I HERD FS1 62 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 63 0.0
MORNING DRIVE GOLF 10:20 AM 11:00 AM 63 0.0
NFL HONORS NFLN 2016 NFL HONORS 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 63 0.0
HERD L FS1 127 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 62 0.0
MORNING DRIVE GOLF 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 61 0.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 RARE AND UNUSUAL KNOCKOUTS 12:00 AM 12:30 AM 60 0.0
NASCAR RACE FS1 444:DAYTONA RISING 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 59 0.0
NFL FILMS PRESENTS FS1 THE SUPER BOWL RECAP 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 59 0.0
CHAMPIONS TOUR GOLF 2016 CHUBB CLASSIC 1:00 AM 3:00 AM 59 0.0
MY CLASSIC CAR NBCSN 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 58 0.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN P FS1 DAYTONA 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 57 0.0
BUNDESLIGA L FS1 MAINZ/SCHALKE 2:19 PM 4:30 PM 56 0.0
NBA ALL NBAT 2016 ALL STAR MEDIA DAY L 11:30 AM 1:30 PM 56 0.0
NASCAR AMERICA NBCSN 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 56 0.0
NBA ACTION NBAT NBA ACTION 2517 11:30 PM 11:37 PM 55 0.0
NBA ALL NBAT 2016 ALL STAR MEDIA DAY 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 55 0.0
NFL TURNING POINT NBCSN 521 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 54 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 2131 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 53 0.0
MLB NOW MLBN MLB NOW 7:30P 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 53 0.0
SOUND FX NFLN BEST OF 2015 SEASON 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 53 0.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 RISING STARS 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 49 0.0
PGA TOUR GOLF 2016 AT&T PEBBLE BCH PRO-AM 3:00 AM 5:30 AM 49 0.0
AFTER DARK WITH RICK FOX NBAT AFTER DARK 301 11:00 PM 11:30 PM 49 0.0
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF 2016 TSHWANE OPEN 7:32 AM 10:20 AM 47 0.0
ALL NBAT 2016 ASW HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT 1:30 PM 2:03 PM 47 0.0
YOUTH OLYMPICS NBCSN 12:39 AM 2:09 AM 47 0.0
NFL HQ NFLN NFL HQ 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 46 0.0
UFC FS2 158:ST-PIERRE/DIAZ 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 44 0.0
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF 2016 TSHWANE OPEN 5:30 AM 6:00 AM 44 0.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 44 0.0
NFL HQ NFLN NFL HQ 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 42 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 2129 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 41 0.0
BASEBALL AMERICA MLBN 2016 TOP 50 PROSPECTS 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 41 0.0
HIGH HEAT MLBN HIGH HEAT 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 41 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI 5:30 AM 6:00 AM 41 0.0
UFC FS2 MICHAEL BISPING 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 40 0.0
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT INSIDE THE NBA 2/12/16 ALL STAR FRI 2:30 AM 3:06 AM 40 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI 3:30 AM 4:00 AM 40 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 2132 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 39 0.0
DAN PATRICK SHOW NBCSN 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 39 0.0
HOT STOVE MLBN HOT STOVE WEEKDAY 9A 9:00 AM 11:03 AM 38 0.0
HOT STOVE MLBN HOT STOVE WEEKDAY 11A 11:03 AM 1:00 PM 38 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI 3:06 AM 3:30 AM 38 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI 5:00 AM 5:30 AM 37 0.0
NBA ALL NBAT 2016 BBVA RSG STR CHLG PRACTICE 2:03 PM 4:00 PM 36 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI 4:00 AM 4:30 AM 36 0.0
BASS 2 BILLFISH NBCSN 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 36 0.0
UFC FS2 184:ROUSEY/ZINGANO 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 35 0.0
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF 2016 TSHWANE OPEN 6:00 AM 7:32 AM 35 0.0
COLLEGE HOCKEY L NBCSN MAINE/NOTRE DAME 6:30 PM 9:03 PM 35 0.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC FS1 DAYTONA 4:00 AM 5:00 AM 34 0.0
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHT FS2 HENDRICKS/THOMPSON 1:00 AM 4:00 AM 34 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/12/16 ASW FRI 4:30 AM 5:00 AM 34 0.0
MY CLASSIC CAR NBCSN 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 34 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 2129 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 33 0.0
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT INSIDE THE NBA 2/11/16 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 33 0.0
WORLD MMA AWARDS FS2 2 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 32 0.0
GEORGE P WRLD OF SLTWATER NBCSN 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 32 0.0
SILVER KINGS NBCSN 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 32 0.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN SUPER BOWLS I-50 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 32 0.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALK NBCSN 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 31 0.0
FILM SESSION NFLN GOLD BALL: BEFORE THEY WERE PROS 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 31 0.0
SWEETWATER NBCSN 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 30 0.0
MADDEN NFL LIVE NFLN MADDEN BOWL 3:00 AM 4:00 AM 30 0.0
TOP 10 NFLN GREATEST SB PLAYS 4:00 AM 5:00 AM 30 0.0
TMZ SPORTS FS1 69 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 29 0.0
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN INTENTIONAL TALK 2A 2:00 AM 2:30 AM 29 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN MLB TONIGHT 8A 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 29 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN MLB TONIGHT 1A 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 29 0.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 29 0.0
1979 DAYTONA 500 FS1 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 27 0.0
TMZ SPORTS FS1 70 3:00 AM 3:30 AM 27 0.0
BASEBALL AMERICA MLBN 2016 TOP 50 PROSPECTS 12A 12:00 AM 1:00 AM 27 0.0
MLB NOW MLBN MLB NOW 2P 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 27 0.0
DESTINATION BAJA SUR NBCSN 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 27 0.0
TRUCK TECH NBCSN 2:09 AM 2:30 AM 27 0.0
HIGH HEAT MLBN HIGH HEAT 5:30P 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 26 0.0
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN INTENTIONAL TALK 7P 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 26 0.0
MLB NOW MLBN MLB NOW 7A 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 26 0.0
SCOUTS DINNER MLBN 2016 SCOUTS DINNER 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 26 0.0
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT INSIDE THE NBA 2/11/16 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 25 0.0
HERD L FS2 128 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 24 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN MLB TONIGHT 11P 11:00 PM 12:00 AM 24 0.0
DETROIT MUSCLE NBCSN 2:30 AM 3:00 AM 24 0.0
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN INTENTIONAL TALK 3P 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 23 0.0
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN INTENTIONAL TALK  5P 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 23 0.0
MLB TONIGHT MLBN MLB TONIGHT 6P 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 23 0.0
WBC QUALIFIER MLBN SOUTH AFRICA VS. NEW ZEALAND GAME 5 2:30 AM 6:00 AM 23 0.0
UFC FS2 STARS OF THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 22 0.0
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHT FS2 HENDRICKS/THOMPSON 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 22 0.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCSN 3:00 AM 3:30 AM 22 0.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 22 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/11/16 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 21 0.0
MLB NOW MLBN MLB NOW 4P 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 20 0.0
NBA ALL NBAT 2016 BBVA RSG STR CHLG PRACTICE L 9:30 AM 11:30 AM 20 0.0
PFT LIVE AM NBCSN 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 20 0.0
CHARLIE MOORE NBCSN 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 19 0.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCSN 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 19 0.0
BUNDESLIGA PREGAME L FS1 42 2:00 PM 2:19 PM 18 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/11/16 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 18 0.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCSN 6:00 AM 6:30 AM 18 0.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 18 0.0
NASCAR AMERICA NBCSN 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 17 0.0
NBA GAMETIME NBAT GAMETIME 2/11/16 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 16 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 2129 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 15 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 2132 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 15 0.0
HOT STOVE MLBN HOT STOVE WEEKDAY 3:30P 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 15 0.0
WBC QUALIFIER MLBN PHILLIPINES VS. AUSTRALIA GAME 2 6:00 AM 6:28 AM 15 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 2132 4:00 AM 5:00 AM 14 0.0
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN INTENTIONAL TALK 6:30A 6:28 AM 7:00 AM 14 0.0
BEST THING I HERD FS1 62 3:30 AM 4:00 AM 13 0.0
WOM COLL BKBL: BIG EAST L FS2 VILLANOVA/ST. JOHNS 8:00 PM 9:46 PM 12 0.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 KNOCKOUTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD 9:46 PM 10:00 PM 9 0.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCSN 4:00 AM 4:30 AM 8 0.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCSN 4:30 AM 5:00 AM 8 0.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCSN 3:30 AM 4:00 AM 7 0.0
INSIDE THE BIG EAST FS2 16 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 6 0.0
UFC FS1 PRELIMS FS2 HENDRICKS/THOMPSON 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 6 0.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCSN 5:00 AM 5:30 AM 3 0.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCSN 5:30 AM 6:00 AM 2 0.0

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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