NC State/UCF Bitcoin Bowl, Rutgers/North Carolina, LA Tech/Illinois, Premier League lead cable sports TV ratings for Friday December 26, 2014

 

NC State’s 34-27 victory over UCF in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl led all cable sports networks (and all of cable) on the day after Christmas with 3.268 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

It’s a bit apples-to-oranges, but Bitcoin St. Pete’s 2014 was up huge vs. Beef O’ Brady’s St Pete’s 2013 when Ohio vs. East Carolina mustered just 1.272 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. But before the bank-hating, bitcoin-loving crowd high-fives itself, keep in mind last year’s game was on the Monday before Christmas (12/23)  at 2p ET. This year’s game was on the Friday after Christmas with a primetime 8p start.

Rutgers victory over North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl averaged 2.969 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

The Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl where Louisiana Tech defeated Illinois averaged 2.339 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Premier League action on NBCSN at 10am with Manchester United vs. New Castle United averaged 399,000 viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Arsenal vs. Queens Park Rangers averaged 443,000 and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating. Chelsea vs. West Ham United  at 7:30a ET averaged 191,000 and a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday December 26, 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)
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNFri08:06P-11:49P3268
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNFri04:30P-08:06P2869
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNFri12:59P-04:30P2339
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNFri11:49P-01:00A1393
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPNFri01:00A-02:00A1100
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri12:00P-12:59P920
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPNFri02:00A-03:00A820
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri11:01A-12:00P761
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri10:00A-11:01A751
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri09:00A-10:00A633
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPNFri08:00A-09:00A501
NBA REGULAR SEASON   LNBATFri08:00P-11:01P489
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNFri03:00A-05:00A485
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSFri12:27P-02:31P443
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri05:00A-06:00A427
NFL LIVE                LESP2Fri04:00P-05:00P399
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSFri09:57A-12:06P399
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESP2Fri05:30P-06:00P378
NFL INSIDERS  LESP2Fri03:00P-04:00P371
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSFri12:06P-12:27P368
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Fri11:30P-01:30A358
FIRST TAKE   LESP2Fri10:00A-11:00A345
OLBERMANNESP2Fri05:00P-05:30P331
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESP2Fri07:01P-08:00P327
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri10:00P-11:00P327
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESP2Fri06:00P-07:01P319
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPNFri06:00A-07:00A313
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPNFri07:00A-08:00A302
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESP2Fri11:00P-11:30P293
NBA COAST TO COAST   LESP2Fri09:00P-11:00P272
NBA POSTGAME SHOWNBATFri11:01P-11:56P265
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESP2Fri02:00P-03:00P253
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESP2Fri01:00P-02:00P245
FIRST TAKEESP2Fri11:00A-12:00P240
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESP2Fri08:00P-09:00P229
HIS & HERS  LESP2Fri12:00P-01:00P225
BEST OF UFC 2014FS1Fri09:00P-11:00P217
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESP2Fri06:00A-10:00A209
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSFri09:41A-09:57A205
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSFri02:31P-03:30P204
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri09:00P-10:00P201
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Fri02:00A-02:30A194
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSFri07:38A-09:41A191
NBA TONIGHT     LESP2Fri01:30A-02:00A172
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri11:00P-12:00A165
NBA PREGAME SHOWNBATFri07:36P-08:00P159
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri07:00P-08:00P154
MONSTER  JAMFS1Fri04:00P-05:00P147
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIMENFLNFri08:00P-09:00P144
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri05:00P-06:00P143
SPORT SCIENCEENNFri07:30P-08:00P143
MONSTER  JAMFS1Fri01:00P-02:00P142
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATFri11:56P-01:04A139
MONSTER  JAMFS1Fri03:00P-04:00P136
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNFri12:00P-12:30P129
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNFri01:30P-02:00P127
NFL AMNFLNFri10:00A-12:00P125
MONSTER  JAMFS1Fri02:00P-03:00P124
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUFri01:00A-03:30A123
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS1Fri08:00P-08:30P120
BEST OF UFC 2014FS1Fri03:00A-05:00A120
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS1Fri05:00P-06:00P118
SPORTSNATIONENNFri06:00P-07:00P117
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATFri07:00P-07:36P117
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUFri01:00P-03:00P112
UFC UNLEASHEDFS1Fri05:00A-06:00A110
SOUND FXNFLNFri01:00A-01:30A110
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNFri01:00P-01:30P110
AROUND THE NFLNFLNFri06:00P-07:00P109
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri04:00P-05:00P107
PLAYBOOKNFLNFri04:00P-05:00P107
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri12:00A-01:00A106
OLBERMANNENNFri07:00P-07:30P105
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNFri12:30P-01:00P104
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNFri10:00P-11:00P101
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNFri02:00P-02:30P101
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUFri10:00P-01:00A99
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESP2Fri02:30A-04:30A99
UFC FROM ALL ANGLESFS1Fri08:30P-09:00P98
OTL – FIRST REPORTENNFri01:30A-02:00A97
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGENNFri04:00A-05:00A93
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri11:00P-12:00A91
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSFri06:30P-08:30P91
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSFri08:30P-10:30P89
SOUND FXNFLNFri03:00P-03:30P88
MONSTER  JAMFS1Fri12:00P-01:00P87
AMERICAS PREGAME LFS1Fri06:00P-07:00P87
SPORTSNATIONENNFri05:00A-06:00A86
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNFri02:30P-03:00P86
SPORTSNATIONENNFri02:00A-03:00A84
NBA GAMETIMENBATFri01:04A-02:00A84
CRUNCH TIMEESNUFri03:00P-04:00P82
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGENNFri03:00A-04:00A81
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNFri01:30A-02:00A81
OLBERMANNENNFri01:00A-01:30A80
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri02:00A-03:00A78
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNFri05:00P-06:00P77
ESPNU FILM ROOMESNUFri03:30A-04:30A76
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUFri04:30A-06:00A72
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri01:00A-02:00A72
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATFri12:10P-01:56P70
NBA ACTIONNBATFri01:56P-02:20P70
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESP2Fri04:30A-06:00A67
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSFri03:30P-06:00P67
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNFri03:30P-04:00P67
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1Fri07:30P-08:00P66
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri09:00P-10:00P66
SPORTSNATIONENNFri07:00A-08:00A65
BEHIND THE SEAMSMLBNFri01:00P-02:00P65
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri02:00P-03:00P63
STARTERS P, THENBATFri06:30P-07:00P62
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNFri06:00A-06:30A61
AROUND THE HORNENNFri12:00A-12:30A61
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri11:30P-12:00A59
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWENNFri06:30A-07:00A58
PLAYBOOKNFLNFri03:00A-04:00A58
2014 RYDER CUPGOLFFri09:00A-06:00P56
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri05:00P-06:00P55
NBA GAMETIMENBATFri02:00A-03:00A55
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLESNUFri07:00P-10:00P54
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS1Fri07:00P-07:30P54
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Fri12:00A-01:00A54
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNFri09:00P-10:00P53
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri12:00A-01:00A53
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri10:57A-12:10P52
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSFri06:00P-06:30P52
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri12:30A-01:00A51
ESPN FCENNFri11:00P-11:30P50
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLESNUFri05:30P-07:00P50
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri08:30A-09:44A50
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNFri02:00A-03:00A50
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri03:00P-04:00P48
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri06:00P-07:00P48
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIMENFLNFri04:00A-05:00A48
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri08:00P-09:00P46
NFL AMNFLNFri06:00A-10:00A46
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFFri06:00P-06:30P45
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENNFri10:00A-01:00P43
NBA ACTIONNBATFri05:30A-06:00A39
BEHIND THE SEAMSMLBNFri12:00P-01:00P38
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri03:00P-04:00P38
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATFri04:30P-06:30P38
NBA REGULAR SEASON RE-AIRNBATFri03:00A-05:30A37
2014 DEUTSCHE BANK CHPGOLFFri07:00P-11:00P36
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATFri02:20P-04:30P36
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri05:00A-06:00A36
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSFri10:30P-01:00A34
FIRST TAKEENNFri08:00A-10:00A32
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2Fri11:00P-12:00A32
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSFri07:00A-07:38A32
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri06:00A-06:48A31
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri09:44A-10:57A31
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri03:00P-03:30P29
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri07:00P-08:00P29
BEHIND THE SEAMSMLBNFri11:00A-12:00P29
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri10:00P-11:00P28
E:60ESNUFri04:00P-05:00P27
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri04:00P-05:00P26
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri01:00A-02:00A26
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWENNFri08:00P-08:30P25
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFFri06:30P-07:00P25
MLB BLOOPERSMLBNFri10:30A-11:00A25
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENNFri01:00P-03:00P24
COLLEGE GAMEDAYESNUFri09:00A-10:00A22
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALEFS2Fri12:00P-03:00P22
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUFri08:00A-08:30A21
HERD  LESNUFri10:00A-01:00P21
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUFri08:30A-09:00A21
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri06:00A-07:00A21
THIRD TEAMMLBNFri09:00A-10:30A20
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri11:00P-12:00A20
SPORT SCIENCEENNFri08:30P-09:00P19
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUFri07:30A-08:00A19
CHAMPIONSHIP BULL RIDINGFS1Fri10:00A-11:00A19
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri12:00A-01:00A19
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri07:13A-08:30A19
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSFri01:00A-03:00A19
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14BEINFri12:30P-02:30P18
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri08:00A-09:00A18
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri02:00A-03:00A18
BARCA TV –BEINFri05:00P-06:00P17
2014 DEUTSCHE BANK CHPGOLFFri12:00A-04:00A17
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri06:48A-07:13A17
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNFri06:00A-08:00A16
SPECIAL SHOWS –BEINFri06:00P-07:00P15
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri09:00A-10:00A14
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFFri11:00P-11:30P14
EL CLASICO – RBEINFri10:00P-12:00A13
UFC  RELOADEDFS2Fri09:00A-12:00P12
THIRD TEAMMLBNFri08:00A-09:00A12
LA LIGA BBVA-R-BEINFri03:00P-05:00P11
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESNUFri05:00P-05:30P11
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINFri01:00A-02:00A10
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFFri11:30P-12:00A10
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFFri08:00A-09:00A10
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri04:30A-05:00A10
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUFri07:00A-07:30A9
OFFICIAL 2014 WS FILMFS2Fri08:00P-10:00P9
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFFri07:00A-08:00A9
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS1Fri11:00A-12:00P8
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri04:00P-04:30P8
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri07:00A-08:00A7
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Fri08:00A-09:00A7
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri03:30P-04:00P7
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFFri06:30A-07:00A7
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri03:00A-04:00A7
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri04:30P-05:00P6
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri04:00A-04:30A6
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri03:00A-03:30A6
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14BEINFri07:00P-08:45P5
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUFri06:00A-07:00A5
RADIUSNBCSFri06:30A-07:00A5
FIBA BASKETBALL SHOWBEINFri12:30A-01:00A4
CAPITAL ONE CUP – RBEINFri10:00A-12:00P4
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINFri09:00P-10:00P4
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE LFS2Fri01:00A-03:02A4
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Fri03:02A-04:00A4
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri05:00P-05:30P4
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFFri06:00A-06:30A4
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri05:00A-06:00A4
RADIUSNBCSFri06:00A-06:30A4
BEIN COOL –BEINFri12:00A-12:30A3
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri04:00A-05:00A3
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri03:30A-04:00A3
BEIN COOL –BEINFri02:30P-03:00P2
UFC PRESENTS BJ PENNFS2Fri07:00A-08:00A2
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri07:30P-08:00P2
UFC ROAD TO THE OCTAGONFS2Fri06:00A-07:00A2
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFFri05:30A-06:00A2
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Fri04:00A-05:00A1
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri05:30P-06:00P1
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS2Fri10:00P-10:30P1
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri07:00P-07:30P1
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFFri04:30A-05:00A1
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFFri04:00A-04:30A1
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri05:00A-05:30A1
FIBA BASKETBALL SHOWBEINFri12:00P-12:30P0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINFri07:00A-08:00A0
RUGBYBEINFri08:00A-10:00A0
LA LIGA WORLD –BEINFri08:45P-09:00P0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINFri06:00A-07:00A0
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri06:30P-07:00P0
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri06:00P-06:30P0
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS2Fri10:30P-11:00P0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Fri05:00A-06:00A0
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFFri05:00A-05:30A0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri05:30A-06:00A0

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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