Updated: UFC Fight Night,NFL Countdown leads cable sports networks for Sunday January 18, 2015

 

On a slow cable Sunday that saw big numbers for the broadcast networks with the NFL’s NFC and AFC conference championships, FS1 (yes, FS1!) headlined by McGregor vs. Siver, UFC Fight Night led all sports cable networks with  2.751 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating between 10p-12:15 am.

We haven’t seen just the McGregor-Siver portion, but if FS1 releases the info we’ll post it. Update: peak viewing between 12-12:15a for McGregor Silver averaged 3.162 million viewers.

The event was the most-watched UFC event ever on FS1 and the most-watched on cable on any network since 12/5/09.

ESPN’s NFL Countdown averaged  2.27 million viewers and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

The Fox Sports Live coverage after UFC Fight Night averaged 1.157 million viewers from 12:15-1a. The UFC Prelims averaged 908,000 viewers.

In Premier League action on NBCSN Manchester City vs Arsenal averaged  728,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday January 18, 2015:

Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT L FS1 Sun 10:00P-12:15A 2751
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN Sun 12:00P-03:00P 2270
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sun 09:00A-12:00P 1211
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sun 12:15A-01:00A 1167
NFL PRIMETIME     L ESPN Sun 10:00P-11:04P 1030
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Sun 11:04P-12:30A 996
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIM L FS1 Sun 07:00P-10:00P 908
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN Sun 12:30A-01:30A 768
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Sun 10:57A-12:59P 728
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Sun 01:30A-03:00A 622
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 599
PBA BOWLING ESPN Sun 03:00P-05:00P 547
NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFLN Sun 09:00A-03:00P 498
NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFLN Sun 10:30P-12:00A 455
NFL MATCH-UP ESPN Sun 06:30A-07:00A 418
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sun 01:00A-02:00A 402
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sun 06:00A-06:30A 397
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 376
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBCS Sun 12:59P-01:30P 373
NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME NFLN Sun 10:00P-10:30P 363
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Sun 08:23A-10:29A 358
BUFFALO/DETROIT NBCS Sun 08:03P-10:44P 326
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sun 07:30P-09:00P 319
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Sun 10:29A-10:57A 293
USF/CONNECTICUT ESP2 Sun 01:00P-03:03P 274
NFL GAMEDAY FINAL NFLN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 229
VIRGINIA TECH/NORTH CAROL ESNU Sun 06:30P-08:38P 226
SPORTS REPORTERS ESP2 Sun 10:30A-11:00A 221
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN Sun 06:00P-07:30P 218
SPORTS REPORTERS ESP2 Sun 08:30A-09:00A 215
BUFFALO/DETROIT NBCS Sun 10:44P-11:05P 209
PGA TOUR GOLF Sun 12:13P-03:30P 197
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCS Sun 01:30P-02:30P 192
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN Sun 09:00P-09:30P 188
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN Sun 08:30P-09:00P 182
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOW L ESP2 Sun 09:00A-10:00A 172
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sun 05:30P-06:00P 171
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESPN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 169
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN Sun 09:30P-10:00P 168
PGA TOUR GOLF Sun 05:58P-08:17P 167
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN Sun 07:30P-08:00P 164
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 02:00A-03:00A 161
SPORTSCENTER LATE ENN Sun 12:30A-02:00A 158
NFL GAMEDAY FIRST NFLN Sun 07:00A-09:00A 158
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Sun 10:46P-11:15P 156
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN Sun 07:00P-07:30P 156
SPORTS REPORTERS ENN Sun 11:30A-12:00P 155
PROFILE:60 ESP2 Sun 07:30A-08:00A 154
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 10:04P-11:04P 153
PROFILE:60 ESP2 Sun 07:00A-07:30A 150
LA LIGA BBVA-L- BEIN Sun 12:55P-02:55P 148
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 01:00P-02:00P 147
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESP2 Sun 06:00A-07:00A 142
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN Sun 08:00P-08:30P 136
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESP2 Sun 08:00A-08:30A 131
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 02:00A-02:30A 130
ESPN PRESENTS ESPN Sun 05:00P-05:30P 129
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sun 10:00A-12:13P 125
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFGHT L FS1 Sun 06:00P-07:00P 122
OREGON/WASHINGTON ESNU Sun 08:38P-10:46P 119
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 03:00P-04:00P 118
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 116
SPORTS REPORTERS ENN Sun 09:30A-10:00A 116
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS NFLN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 115
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 02:30A-03:00A 112
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Sun 07:30A-08:23A 110
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sun 07:57A-09:00A 108
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Sun 11:00A-12:00P 107
PGA TOUR GOLF Sun 09:00P-01:16A 102
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOW ENN Sun 10:00A-11:00A 101
NBCSN SPORTS REPORT NBCS Sun 11:05P-12:05A 97
GOLF: LATIN AMRCA TOUR ESP2 Sun 11:00A-01:00P 92
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 07:30P-08:07P 91
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESP2 Sun 10:00A-10:30A 90
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ENN Sun 11:00A-11:30A 85
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sun 06:00A-07:57A 81
BUFFALO/DETROIT NBCS Sun 07:00P-08:03P 79
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 10:30A-11:30A 76
POKER ESP2 Sun 06:00P-07:00P 75
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 01:30A-02:00A 75
IOWA/MICHIGAN STATE ESP2 Sun 03:03P-05:06P 74
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF Sun 03:30P-04:00P 71
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 02:00A-02:30A 70
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS1 Sun 10:30A-11:00A 69
GOLDEN STATE/HOUSTON NBAT Sun 11:00A-01:00P 67
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 04:00P-05:00P 67
KENTUCKY/LSU ESNU Sun 02:00P-04:26P 66
LA LIGA BBVA-L- BEIN Sun 10:55A-12:55P 62
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sun 09:00A-10:00A 61
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 08:07P-09:00P 60
DAKAR RALLY NBCS Sun 06:00A-06:30A 59
UFC RISING FS1 Sun 05:36P-06:00P 58
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sun 09:00P-10:00P 58
EPIC MOMENTS MLBN Sun 01:00P-01:30P 57
GEORGE MASON/RICHMOND ESNU Sun 12:00P-02:00P 56
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 01:00A-01:30A 56
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIME NFLN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 56
MONSTER JAM FS2 Sun 10:04P-11:00P 54
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 02:30A-03:00A 54
E:60 ENN Sun 11:04P-11:30P 53
USF/CONNECTICUT ESNU Sun 11:15P-12:44A 53
ST. JOHNS/DEPAUL FS1 Sun 02:30P-05:06P 53
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Sun 06:00A-07:30A 51
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sun 04:00P-05:58P 50
SERIE A – L BEIN Sun 08:55A-10:55A 49
EPIC MOMENTS MLBN Sun 01:30P-02:00P 46
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 11:30A-12:00P 45
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Sun 01:16A-02:00A 45
A10 BASKETBALL L NBCS Sun 02:30P-04:45P 45
VILLANOVA/XAVIER FS1 Sun 12:00P-01:44P 43
EPIC MOMENTS MLBN Sun 12:30P-01:00P 43
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCS Sun 06:30A-07:30A 43
SERIE A – L BEIN Sun 02:55P-04:40P 42
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER FS1 Sun 10:00A-10:30A 42
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 09:30A-10:30A 41
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sun 02:00P-03:00P 41
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ENN Sun 09:00A-09:30A 40
MISSOURI STATE/NORTHERN I ESNU Sun 04:26P-06:00P 40
TOP 10 NFLN Sun 05:00P-06:00P 40
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 06:00A-06:30A 39
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 12:29A-01:00A 38
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Sun 08:17P-09:00P 37
IOWA/MICHIGAN STATE ESNU Sun 12:44A-02:00A 35
MR. BASEBALL MLBN Sun 03:00P-04:00P 35
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sun 11:00P-12:00A 34
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 34
GOLF: LATIN AMRCA TOUR L ENN Sun 02:00P-05:08P 33
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 08:30A-09:30A 33
BURTON RAIL DAYS FS2 Sun 04:30P-05:00P 32
RIO GRANDE VALLEY/RENO NBAT Sun 10:00P-12:29A 32
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 10:00A-11:00A 32
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Sun 07:30A-09:00A 31
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 05:08P-06:00P 30
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 09:00A-10:00A 28
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 12:00A-12:30A 27
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FS1 Sun 01:44P-02:30P 26
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 09:00A-10:00A 26
CUP CONSOLATION A NBAT Sun 01:00P-03:30P 26
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCS Sun 12:05A-01:05A 26
ESPN PRESENTS ENN Sun 07:00P-07:30P 25
GOLF: LATIN AMRCA TOUR ENN Sun 11:30P-12:00A 24
ESPN PRESENTS ESP2 Sun 05:30P-06:00P 24
EPIC MOMENTS MLBN Sun 12:00P-12:30P 24
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Sun 07:00P-09:00P 24
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 24
NBA ACTION NBAT Sun 06:15P-06:39P 24
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 07:30A-08:30A 22
INSIDE THE BIG EAST L FS1 Sun 05:06P-05:36P 22
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 01:00A-02:00A 22
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 09:00P-10:04P 21
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 09:00A-10:00A 21
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 10:00A-11:00A 21
SPORTSCENTERU     L ESNU Sun 06:00P-06:30P 20
MLB NETWORK SPECIAL MLBN Sun 02:00A-03:00A 20
LOS ANGELES/DELAWARE NBAT Sun 06:39P-09:00P 20
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 19
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 19
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 08:00A-09:00A 19
HANDBALL BEIN Sun 01:00A-02:00A 18
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 08:00A-09:00A 18
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sun 10:00P-11:00P 18
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 06:00A-07:00A 17
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 16
LA LIGA BBVA-R- BEIN Sun 10:00P-12:00A 16
E:60 ENN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 16
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESP2 Sun 05:06P-05:30P 16
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 15
IOWA/ERIE NBAT Sun 03:53P-06:15P 15
LIGUE 1 BEIN Sun 07:00P-09:00P 14
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 07:30A-08:00A 13
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Sun 02:00A-03:00A 13
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 06:00A-07:00A 13
MY MOST MEMORABLE GAME MLBN Sun 11:00A-12:00P 13
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 13
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 13
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sun 01:05A-03:00A 12
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 07:00A-08:00A 11
WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL NBCS Sun 04:45P-07:00P 11
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 06:00A-06:30A 10
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Sun 10:30A-12:00P 10
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 07:00A-08:00A 10
EXPRESS WRAPUP  – L BEIN Sun 04:40P-05:00P 9
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 07:00A-07:30A 9
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Sun 09:00A-10:30A 9
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 9
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sun 02:00A-02:30A 8
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 06:30A-07:00A 8
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 04:00P-05:00P 8
MONSTER JAM FS2 Sun 11:00P-12:00A 7
NBA ACTION NBAT Sun 03:30P-03:53P 7
LA LIGA WORLD – BEIN Sun 08:30A-08:45A 6
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sun 05:00P-05:30P 6
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR FS2 Sun 12:00A-03:00A 6
CONCACAF MENS U-20 CHP L FS2 Sun 08:00P-10:04P 6
EXPRESS PREGAME – L BEIN Sun 08:45A-08:55A 5
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 06:30A-07:30A 5
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Sun 02:30P-04:30P 5
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Sun 12:00P-01:00P 3
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 05:00P-06:00P 3
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sun 05:30P-06:00P 2
BURTON HIGH FIVES FS2 Sun 02:00P-02:30P 2
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Sun 05:00P-07:00P 2
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – L BEIN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 1
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Sun 01:00P-02:00P 1
BURTON HIGH FIVES FS2 Sun 07:30P-08:00P 0
BURTON RAIL DAYS FS2 Sun 07:00P-07:30P 0

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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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