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.

Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN Fri 08:06P-11:49P 3268
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN Fri 04:30P-08:06P 2869
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN Fri 12:59P-04:30P 2339
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Fri 11:49P-01:00A 1393
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN Fri 01:00A-02:00A 1100
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 12:00P-12:59P 920
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN Fri 02:00A-03:00A 820
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 11:01A-12:00P 761
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 10:00A-11:01A 751
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 09:00A-10:00A 633
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN Fri 08:00A-09:00A 501
NBA REGULAR SEASON   L NBAT Fri 08:00P-11:01P 489
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESPN Fri 03:00A-05:00A 485
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Fri 12:27P-02:31P 443
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 427
NFL LIVE                L ESP2 Fri 04:00P-05:00P 399
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Fri 09:57A-12:06P 399
OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESP2 Fri 05:30P-06:00P 378
NFL INSIDERS  L ESP2 Fri 03:00P-04:00P 371
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Fri 12:06P-12:27P 368
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Fri 11:30P-01:30A 358
FIRST TAKE   L ESP2 Fri 10:00A-11:00A 345
OLBERMANN ESP2 Fri 05:00P-05:30P 331
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESP2 Fri 07:01P-08:00P 327
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 10:00P-11:00P 327
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESP2 Fri 06:00P-07:01P 319
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN Fri 06:00A-07:00A 313
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN Fri 07:00A-08:00A 302
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESP2 Fri 11:00P-11:30P 293
NBA COAST TO COAST   L ESP2 Fri 09:00P-11:00P 272
NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBAT Fri 11:01P-11:56P 265
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESP2 Fri 02:00P-03:00P 253
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESP2 Fri 01:00P-02:00P 245
FIRST TAKE ESP2 Fri 11:00A-12:00P 240
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESP2 Fri 08:00P-09:00P 229
HIS & HERS  L ESP2 Fri 12:00P-01:00P 225
BEST OF UFC 2014 FS1 Fri 09:00P-11:00P 217
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L ESP2 Fri 06:00A-10:00A 209
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Fri 09:41A-09:57A 205
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBCS Fri 02:31P-03:30P 204
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 201
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Fri 02:00A-02:30A 194
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Fri 07:38A-09:41A 191
NBA TONIGHT     L ESP2 Fri 01:30A-02:00A 172
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 11:00P-12:00A 165
NBA PREGAME SHOW NBAT Fri 07:36P-08:00P 159
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 07:00P-08:00P 154
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Fri 04:00P-05:00P 147
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIME NFLN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 144
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 143
SPORT SCIENCE ENN Fri 07:30P-08:00P 143
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Fri 01:00P-02:00P 142
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Fri 11:56P-01:04A 139
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Fri 03:00P-04:00P 136
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN Fri 12:00P-12:30P 129
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN Fri 01:30P-02:00P 127
NFL AM NFLN Fri 10:00A-12:00P 125
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Fri 02:00P-03:00P 124
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Fri 01:00A-03:30A 123
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS1 Fri 08:00P-08:30P 120
BEST OF UFC 2014 FS1 Fri 03:00A-05:00A 120
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN FS1 Fri 05:00P-06:00P 118
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 117
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Fri 07:00P-07:36P 117
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Fri 01:00P-03:00P 112
UFC UNLEASHED FS1 Fri 05:00A-06:00A 110
SOUND FX NFLN Fri 01:00A-01:30A 110
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN Fri 01:00P-01:30P 110
AROUND THE NFL NFLN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 109
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 107
PLAYBOOK NFLN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 107
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 12:00A-01:00A 106
OLBERMANN ENN Fri 07:00P-07:30P 105
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN Fri 12:30P-01:00P 104
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 10:00P-11:00P 101
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN Fri 02:00P-02:30P 101
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Fri 10:00P-01:00A 99
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESP2 Fri 02:30A-04:30A 99
UFC FROM ALL ANGLES FS1 Fri 08:30P-09:00P 98
OTL – FIRST REPORT ENN Fri 01:30A-02:00A 97
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ENN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 93
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 11:00P-12:00A 91
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Fri 06:30P-08:30P 91
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Fri 08:30P-10:30P 89
SOUND FX NFLN Fri 03:00P-03:30P 88
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Fri 12:00P-01:00P 87
AMERICAS PREGAME L FS1 Fri 06:00P-07:00P 87
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 86
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN Fri 02:30P-03:00P 86
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 02:00A-03:00A 84
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 01:04A-02:00A 84
CRUNCH TIME ESNU Fri 03:00P-04:00P 82
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ENN Fri 03:00A-04:00A 81
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN Fri 01:30A-02:00A 81
OLBERMANN ENN Fri 01:00A-01:30A 80
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 02:00A-03:00A 78
NFL FANTASY LIVE NFLN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 77
ESPNU FILM ROOM ESNU Fri 03:30A-04:30A 76
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Fri 04:30A-06:00A 72
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 01:00A-02:00A 72
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Fri 12:10P-01:56P 70
NBA ACTION NBAT Fri 01:56P-02:20P 70
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESP2 Fri 04:30A-06:00A 67
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCS Fri 03:30P-06:00P 67
SOUND FX: BEST OF… NFLN Fri 03:30P-04:00P 67
NFL FILMS PRESENTS FS1 Fri 07:30P-08:00P 66
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 66
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 07:00A-08:00A 65
BEHIND THE SEAMS MLBN Fri 01:00P-02:00P 65
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 02:00P-03:00P 63
STARTERS P, THE NBAT Fri 06:30P-07:00P 62
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ENN Fri 06:00A-06:30A 61
AROUND THE HORN ENN Fri 12:00A-12:30A 61
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 11:30P-12:00A 59
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOW ENN Fri 06:30A-07:00A 58
PLAYBOOK NFLN Fri 03:00A-04:00A 58
2014 RYDER CUP GOLF Fri 09:00A-06:00P 56
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 55
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 02:00A-03:00A 55
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ESNU Fri 07:00P-10:00P 54
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSORED FS1 Fri 07:00P-07:30P 54
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Fri 12:00A-01:00A 54
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 53
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 12:00A-01:00A 53
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 10:57A-12:10P 52
MEN IN BLAZERS NBCS Fri 06:00P-06:30P 52
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 12:30A-01:00A 51
ESPN FC ENN Fri 11:00P-11:30P 50
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ESNU Fri 05:30P-07:00P 50
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 08:30A-09:44A 50
NFL FANTASY LIVE NFLN Fri 02:00A-03:00A 50
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 03:00P-04:00P 48
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 48
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIME NFLN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 48
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 46
NFL AM NFLN Fri 06:00A-10:00A 46
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Fri 06:00P-06:30P 45
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN ENN Fri 10:00A-01:00P 43
NBA ACTION NBAT Fri 05:30A-06:00A 39
BEHIND THE SEAMS MLBN Fri 12:00P-01:00P 38
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 03:00P-04:00P 38
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Fri 04:30P-06:30P 38
NBA REGULAR SEASON RE-AIR NBAT Fri 03:00A-05:30A 37
2014 DEUTSCHE BANK CHP GOLF Fri 07:00P-11:00P 36
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Fri 02:20P-04:30P 36
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 36
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCS Fri 10:30P-01:00A 34
FIRST TAKE ENN Fri 08:00A-10:00A 32
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Fri 11:00P-12:00A 32
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Fri 07:00A-07:38A 32
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 06:00A-06:48A 31
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 09:44A-10:57A 31
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 03:00P-03:30P 29
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 07:00P-08:00P 29
BEHIND THE SEAMS MLBN Fri 11:00A-12:00P 29
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 10:00P-11:00P 28
E:60 ESNU Fri 04:00P-05:00P 27
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 26
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 01:00A-02:00A 26
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOW ENN Fri 08:00P-08:30P 25
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Fri 06:30P-07:00P 25
MLB BLOOPERS MLBN Fri 10:30A-11:00A 25
SVP & RUSSILLO   L ENN Fri 01:00P-03:00P 24
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESNU Fri 09:00A-10:00A 22
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE FS2 Fri 12:00P-03:00P 22
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Fri 08:00A-08:30A 21
HERD  L ESNU Fri 10:00A-01:00P 21
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Fri 08:30A-09:00A 21
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 06:00A-07:00A 21
THIRD TEAM MLBN Fri 09:00A-10:30A 20
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 11:00P-12:00A 20
SPORT SCIENCE ENN Fri 08:30P-09:00P 19
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Fri 07:30A-08:00A 19
CHAMPIONSHIP BULL RIDING FS1 Fri 10:00A-11:00A 19
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 12:00A-01:00A 19
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 07:13A-08:30A 19
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Fri 01:00A-03:00A 19
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14 BEIN Fri 12:30P-02:30P 18
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 08:00A-09:00A 18
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 02:00A-03:00A 18
BARCA TV – BEIN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 17
2014 DEUTSCHE BANK CHP GOLF Fri 12:00A-04:00A 17
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 06:48A-07:13A 17
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Fri 06:00A-08:00A 16
SPECIAL SHOWS – BEIN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 15
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 09:00A-10:00A 14
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Fri 11:00P-11:30P 14
EL CLASICO – R BEIN Fri 10:00P-12:00A 13
UFC  RELOADED FS2 Fri 09:00A-12:00P 12
THIRD TEAM MLBN Fri 08:00A-09:00A 12
LA LIGA BBVA-R- BEIN Fri 03:00P-05:00P 11
YOU HERD ME WITH COLIN ESNU Fri 05:00P-05:30P 11
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Fri 01:00A-02:00A 10
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Fri 11:30P-12:00A 10
MORNING DRIVE SPECIAL GOLF Fri 08:00A-09:00A 10
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 04:30A-05:00A 10
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Fri 07:00A-07:30A 9
OFFICIAL 2014 WS FILM FS2 Fri 08:00P-10:00P 9
MORNING DRIVE SPECIAL GOLF Fri 07:00A-08:00A 9
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN FS1 Fri 11:00A-12:00P 8
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 04:00P-04:30P 8
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 07:00A-08:00A 7
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Fri 08:00A-09:00A 7
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 03:30P-04:00P 7
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Fri 06:30A-07:00A 7
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 03:00A-04:00A 7
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 04:30P-05:00P 6
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 04:00A-04:30A 6
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 03:00A-03:30A 6
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14 BEIN Fri 07:00P-08:45P 5
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Fri 06:00A-07:00A 5
RADIUS NBCS Fri 06:30A-07:00A 5
FIBA BASKETBALL SHOW BEIN Fri 12:30A-01:00A 4
CAPITAL ONE CUP – R BEIN Fri 10:00A-12:00P 4
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 4
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE L FS2 Fri 01:00A-03:02A 4
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Fri 03:02A-04:00A 4
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 05:00P-05:30P 4
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Fri 06:00A-06:30A 4
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 4
RADIUS NBCS Fri 06:00A-06:30A 4
BEIN COOL – BEIN Fri 12:00A-12:30A 3
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 3
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 03:30A-04:00A 3
BEIN COOL – BEIN Fri 02:30P-03:00P 2
UFC PRESENTS BJ PENN FS2 Fri 07:00A-08:00A 2
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 07:30P-08:00P 2
UFC ROAD TO THE OCTAGON FS2 Fri 06:00A-07:00A 2
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Fri 05:30A-06:00A 2
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Fri 04:00A-05:00A 1
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 05:30P-06:00P 1
MLB EPIC MOMENTS FS2 Fri 10:00P-10:30P 1
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 07:00P-07:30P 1
PRODUCT SHOWCASE GOLF Fri 04:30A-05:00A 1
PRODUCT SHOWCASE GOLF Fri 04:00A-04:30A 1
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 05:00A-05:30A 1
FIBA BASKETBALL SHOW BEIN Fri 12:00P-12:30P 0
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Fri 07:00A-08:00A 0
RUGBY BEIN Fri 08:00A-10:00A 0
LA LIGA WORLD – BEIN Fri 08:45P-09:00P 0
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Fri 06:00A-07:00A 0
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 06:30P-07:00P 0
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS2 Fri 06:00P-06:30P 0
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSORED FS2 Fri 10:30P-11:00P 0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Fri 05:00A-06:00A 0
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Fri 05:00A-05:30A 0
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 05:30A-06:00A 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…

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