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:

ProgramNetDayStart-EndViewers (000)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT LFS1Sun10:00P-12:15A2751
NFL COUNTDOWN           LESPNSun12:00P-03:00P2270
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSun09:00A-12:00P1211
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sun12:15A-01:00A1167
NFL PRIMETIME     LESPNSun10:00P-11:04P1030
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNSun11:04P-12:30A996
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIM LFS1Sun07:00P-10:00P908
NFL PRIMETIMEESPNSun12:30A-01:30A768
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun10:57A-12:59P728
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPNSun01:30A-03:00A622
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSun08:00A-09:00A599
PBA BOWLINGESPNSun03:00P-05:00P547
NFL GAMEDAY MORNINGNFLNSun09:00A-03:00P498
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNSun10:30P-12:00A455
NFL MATCH-UPESPNSun06:30A-07:00A418
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sun01:00A-02:00A402
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSun06:00A-06:30A397
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSun07:00A-08:00A376
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSSun12:59P-01:30P373
NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIMENFLNSun10:00P-10:30P363
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun08:23A-10:29A358
BUFFALO/DETROITNBCSSun08:03P-10:44P326
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun07:30P-09:00P319
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSun10:29A-10:57A293
USF/CONNECTICUTESP2Sun01:00P-03:03P274
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNSun12:00A-01:00A229
VIRGINIA TECH/NORTH CAROLESNUSun06:30P-08:38P226
SPORTS REPORTERSESP2Sun10:30A-11:00A221
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPNSun06:00P-07:30P218
SPORTS REPORTERSESP2Sun08:30A-09:00A215
BUFFALO/DETROITNBCSSun10:44P-11:05P209
PGA TOURGOLFSun12:13P-03:30P197
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSSun01:30P-02:30P192
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun09:00P-09:30P188
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun08:30P-09:00P182
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOW LESP2Sun09:00A-10:00A172
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun05:30P-06:00P171
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESPNSun09:00P-10:00P169
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun09:30P-10:00P168
PGA TOURGOLFSun05:58P-08:17P167
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun07:30P-08:00P164
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun02:00A-03:00A161
SPORTSCENTER LATEENNSun12:30A-02:00A158
NFL GAMEDAY FIRSTNFLNSun07:00A-09:00A158
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUSun10:46P-11:15P156
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun07:00P-07:30P156
SPORTS REPORTERSENNSun11:30A-12:00P155
PROFILE:60ESP2Sun07:30A-08:00A154
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun10:04P-11:04P153
PROFILE:60ESP2Sun07:00A-07:30A150
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINSun12:55P-02:55P148
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun01:00P-02:00P147
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESP2Sun06:00A-07:00A142
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun08:00P-08:30P136
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDESP2Sun08:00A-08:30A131
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun02:00A-02:30A130
ESPN PRESENTSESPNSun05:00P-05:30P129
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFSun10:00A-12:13P125
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFGHT LFS1Sun06:00P-07:00P122
OREGON/WASHINGTONESNUSun08:38P-10:46P119
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun03:00P-04:00P118
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun12:00P-01:00P116
SPORTS REPORTERSENNSun09:30A-10:00A116
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun06:00P-07:00P115
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun02:30A-03:00A112
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSun07:30A-08:23A110
MORNING DRIVEGOLFSun07:57A-09:00A108
MONSTER  JAMFS1Sun11:00A-12:00P107
PGA TOURGOLFSun09:00P-01:16A102
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWENNSun10:00A-11:00A101
NBCSN SPORTS REPORTNBCSSun11:05P-12:05A97
GOLF: LATIN AMRCA TOURESP2Sun11:00A-01:00P92
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun07:30P-08:07P91
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDESP2Sun10:00A-10:30A90
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDENNSun11:00A-11:30A85
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFSun06:00A-07:57A81
BUFFALO/DETROITNBCSSun07:00P-08:03P79
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun10:30A-11:30A76
POKERESP2Sun06:00P-07:00P75
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun01:30A-02:00A75
IOWA/MICHIGAN STATEESP2Sun03:03P-05:06P74
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLFSun03:30P-04:00P71
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun02:00A-02:30A70
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAMFS1Sun10:30A-11:00A69
GOLDEN STATE/HOUSTONNBATSun11:00A-01:00P67
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun04:00P-05:00P67
KENTUCKY/LSUESNUSun02:00P-04:26P66
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINSun10:55A-12:55P62
MORNING DRIVEGOLFSun09:00A-10:00A61
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun08:07P-09:00P60
DAKAR RALLYNBCSSun06:00A-06:30A59
UFC RISINGFS1Sun05:36P-06:00P58
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSun09:00P-10:00P58
EPIC MOMENTSMLBNSun01:00P-01:30P57
GEORGE MASON/RICHMONDESNUSun12:00P-02:00P56
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun01:00A-01:30A56
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIMENFLNSun06:00A-07:00A56
MONSTER JAMFS2Sun10:04P-11:00P54
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun02:30A-03:00A54
E:60ENNSun11:04P-11:30P53
USF/CONNECTICUTESNUSun11:15P-12:44A53
ST. JOHNS/DEPAULFS1Sun02:30P-05:06P53
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun06:00A-07:30A51
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFSun04:00P-05:58P50
SERIE A – LBEINSun08:55A-10:55A49
EPIC MOMENTSMLBNSun01:30P-02:00P46
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun11:30A-12:00P45
GOLF CENTRALGOLFSun01:16A-02:00A45
A10 BASKETBALL LNBCSSun02:30P-04:45P45
VILLANOVA/XAVIERFS1Sun12:00P-01:44P43
EPIC MOMENTSMLBNSun12:30P-01:00P43
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSSun06:30A-07:30A43
SERIE A – LBEINSun02:55P-04:40P42
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDERFS1Sun10:00A-10:30A42
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun09:30A-10:30A41
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun02:00P-03:00P41
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDENNSun09:00A-09:30A40
MISSOURI STATE/NORTHERN IESNUSun04:26P-06:00P40
TOP 10NFLNSun05:00P-06:00P40
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun06:00A-06:30A39
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun12:29A-01:00A38
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLFSun08:17P-09:00P37
IOWA/MICHIGAN STATEESNUSun12:44A-02:00A35
MR. BASEBALLMLBNSun03:00P-04:00P35
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun11:00P-12:00A34
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun12:00A-01:00A34
GOLF: LATIN AMRCA TOUR LENNSun02:00P-05:08P33
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun08:30A-09:30A33
BURTON RAIL DAYSFS2Sun04:30P-05:00P32
RIO GRANDE VALLEY/RENONBATSun10:00P-12:29A32
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun10:00A-11:00A32
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun07:30A-09:00A31
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun05:08P-06:00P30
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun09:00A-10:00A28
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun12:00A-12:30A27
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE LFS1Sun01:44P-02:30P26
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun09:00A-10:00A26
CUP CONSOLATION ANBATSun01:00P-03:30P26
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSSun12:05A-01:05A26
ESPN PRESENTSENNSun07:00P-07:30P25
GOLF: LATIN AMRCA TOURENNSun11:30P-12:00A24
ESPN PRESENTSESP2Sun05:30P-06:00P24
EPIC MOMENTSMLBNSun12:00P-12:30P24
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNSun07:00P-09:00P24
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun08:00A-09:00A24
NBA ACTIONNBATSun06:15P-06:39P24
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun07:30A-08:30A22
INSIDE THE BIG EAST LFS1Sun05:06P-05:36P22
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun01:00A-02:00A22
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun09:00P-10:04P21
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun09:00A-10:00A21
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun10:00A-11:00A21
SPORTSCENTERU     LESNUSun06:00P-06:30P20
MLB NETWORK SPECIALMLBNSun02:00A-03:00A20
LOS ANGELES/DELAWARENBATSun06:39P-09:00P20
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSun08:00A-09:00A19
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun06:00P-07:00P19
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun08:00A-09:00A19
HANDBALLBEINSun01:00A-02:00A18
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun08:00A-09:00A18
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun10:00P-11:00P18
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun06:00A-07:00A17
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – RBEINSun09:00P-10:00P16
LA LIGA BBVA-R-BEINSun10:00P-12:00A16
E:60ENNSun06:00P-07:00P16
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LESP2Sun05:06P-05:30P16
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – RBEINSun12:00A-01:00A15
IOWA/ERIENBATSun03:53P-06:15P15
LIGUE 1BEINSun07:00P-09:00P14
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun07:30A-08:00A13
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUSun02:00A-03:00A13
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun06:00A-07:00A13
MY MOST MEMORABLE GAMEMLBNSun11:00A-12:00P13
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun07:00A-08:00A13
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun06:00A-07:00A13
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSSun01:05A-03:00A12
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun07:00A-08:00A11
WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALLNBCSSun04:45P-07:00P11
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun06:00A-06:30A10
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun10:30A-12:00P10
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun07:00A-08:00A10
EXPRESS WRAPUP  – LBEINSun04:40P-05:00P9
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun07:00A-07:30A9
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun09:00A-10:30A9
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun09:00P-10:00P9
90 IN 30 –BEINSun02:00A-02:30A8
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun06:30A-07:00A8
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun04:00P-05:00P8
MONSTER JAMFS2Sun11:00P-12:00A7
NBA ACTIONNBATSun03:30P-03:53P7
LA LIGA WORLD –BEINSun08:30A-08:45A6
90 IN 30 –BEINSun05:00P-05:30P6
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS2Sun12:00A-03:00A6
CONCACAF MENS U-20 CHP LFS2Sun08:00P-10:04P6
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINSun08:45A-08:55A5
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun06:30A-07:30A5
BURTON US OPENFS2Sun02:30P-04:30P5
BURTON US OPENFS2Sun12:00P-01:00P3
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun05:00P-06:00P3
90 IN 30 –BEINSun05:30P-06:00P2
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS2Sun02:00P-02:30P2
BURTON US OPENFS2Sun05:00P-07:00P2
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – LBEINSun06:00P-07:00P1
BURTON US OPENFS2Sun01:00P-02:00P1
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS2Sun07:30P-08:00P0
BURTON RAIL DAYSFS2Sun07:00P-07:30P0

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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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