NFL Countdown, Premier League, PBA Bowling: cable sports TV ratings for Sunday December 28, 2014

 

NFL countdown led cable sports network viewership for Sunday averaging 1.92 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

PBA Bowling coverage at 1p on ESPN averaged 653,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Premier League action on NBCSN at 9am with Southampton vs Chelsea averaged 432,000 viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.  New Castle United vs. Everton averaged 395,000 and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United  at 7:00a ET averaged 238,000 and a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday December 28, 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)
NFL COUNTDOWN           LESPNSun10:00A-01:00P1924
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPNSun12:30A-02:00A998
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSun09:00A-10:00A957
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNSun11:00P-12:30A845
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSun08:00A-09:00A690
PBA BOWLINGESPNSun01:00P-02:00P653
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPNSun02:00A-03:30A598
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPNSun07:00P-08:30P538
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSun07:00A-08:00A533
NFL GAMEDAY MORNINGNFLNSun09:00A-01:00P506
NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIMENFLNSun11:30P-12:00A477
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun09:02A-11:08A432
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNSun12:00A-01:30A432
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSun06:00A-07:00A431
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun08:30P-10:30P419
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun11:08A-01:23P395
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPNSun05:30A-06:00A355
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun07:30P-08:30P354
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNSun03:30A-05:30A331
POKERESPNSun05:00P-07:00P290
NFL GAMEDAY LIVENFLNSun01:00P-07:30P243
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNSun01:30A-03:00A241
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun06:53A-09:02A238
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun08:30P-09:30P226
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESP2Sun10:00A-11:00A219
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun10:30P-11:30P218
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESP2Sun04:30A-06:00A209
SPORTS REPORTERSESP2Sun08:30A-09:00A207
POKERESP2Sun10:00P-12:00A202
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNSun03:00A-04:30A185
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun10:30P-11:00P180
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS1Sun09:30P-10:00P176
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun09:30P-10:30P174
POKERESPNSun04:00P-05:00P173
UFC MAIN EVENTFS1Sun10:00P-11:00P171
ROAD TO THE CFPESPNSun02:00P-02:30P170
FANTASY SHOW   LESP2Sun11:00A-01:00P169
POKERESP2Sun08:00P-09:00P169
POKERESP2Sun09:00P-10:00P163
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNSun04:30A-06:00A162
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LENNSun08:34P-08:42P158
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun10:00P-11:00P158
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun09:00P-10:00P152
BILLIARDS INTL EVENTSESP2Sun03:00P-04:00P151
CROSSFIT GAMESESP2Sun06:00P-07:00P150
CROSSFIT GAMESESP2Sun05:00P-06:00P147
UFC PRESENTS BAD BLOODFS1Sun09:00P-09:30P142
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun08:30P-08:52P139
SPORTS REPORTERSENNSun09:30A-10:00A137
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWESP2Sun09:00A-09:30A136
ROAD TO THE CFPESPNSun02:30P-03:00P134
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun12:00P-01:00P131
CROSSFIT GAMESESP2Sun04:00P-05:00P131
OTL – FIRST REPORTESP2Sun08:00A-08:30A129
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSun01:23P-01:30P126
NFL GAMEDAY FIRSTNFLNSun07:00A-09:00A126
DEER & DEER HUNTING TVNBCSSun08:30P-09:00P124
ROAD TO THE CFPESPNSun03:00P-03:30P122
BILLIARDS INTL EVENTSESP2Sun02:00P-03:00P120
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSun02:08P-04:06P119
ROAD TO THE CFPESPNSun03:30P-04:00P108
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sun01:00A-02:30A105
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSSun09:00P-09:30P105
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESP2Sun03:00A-04:30A102
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSun06:30P-08:41P101
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LENNSun11:00A-12:00P100
SPORTSNATIONENNSun07:30P-08:30P100
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWESP2Sun09:30A-10:00A93
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSun07:00P-12:02A92
FOX NFL KICKOFF LFS1Sun11:00A-12:00P89
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESP2Sun07:00A-08:00A87
EYE OF THE HUNTERNBCSSun08:00P-08:30P86
A10 BASKETBALL LNBCSSun04:00P-06:00P86
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDERFS1Sun08:30P-09:00P84
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1Sun06:06P-08:00P76
UFC FROM ALL ANGLESFS1Sun08:00P-08:30P75
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUSun10:31P-12:00A71
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LENNSun06:00P-07:00P70
ESPN FCESP2Sun12:00A-01:00A69
VOLVO OCEAN RACENBCSSun01:30P-02:00P69
BLUEGRASS PULLING SERIESNBCSSun10:00P-10:30P69
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSun06:00A-07:00A69
X GAMESESP2Sun07:00P-08:00P68
BILLIARDS INTL EVENTSESP2Sun01:00P-02:00P68
HUNTIN THE WORLDNBCSSun09:30P-10:00P68
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1Sun12:00P-02:06P66
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWENNSun10:00A-10:30A64
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sun12:00A-01:00A63
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun12:02A-12:30A63
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun05:00A-05:30A62
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1Sun02:06P-04:05P61
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun01:00P-02:00P60
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sun02:30A-03:00A60
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNSun06:00A-07:00A59
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUSun06:00A-07:00A57
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun01:00A-02:00A55
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun09:00P-09:30P55
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun02:00A-03:00A54
JETER MOMENT TO REMEMBERMLBNSun08:00P-09:00P54
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun09:00A-10:00A54
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun10:00A-11:00A54
E:60ESP2Sun06:00A-07:00A53
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sun11:00P-12:00A53
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun02:00P-03:00P52
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun08:00A-09:00A52
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUSun12:00A-03:00A50
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun11:00A-12:00P50
BROKAW OPENING DAYNBCSSun03:00P-04:00P48
OTL – FIRST REPORTENNSun09:00A-09:30A47
SPORTSNATIONENNSun01:00A-02:00A46
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun03:00P-04:00P45
2014 RYDER CUPGOLFSun11:30A-05:30P45
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun09:30P-10:00P45
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun06:00A-07:00A45
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1Sun04:05P-06:06P44
FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHMPFS1Sun03:00A-04:00A43
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun12:30A-01:00A43
NBA REGULAR SEASON RE-AIRNBATSun12:00P-02:30P43
FLW OUTDOORSNBCSSun07:00P-08:00P42
MECUM DEALMAKERSNBCSSun02:00P-03:00P42
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSun02:00A-03:00A41
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNSun12:00A-01:00A40
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNSun11:00P-12:00A40
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUSun03:00A-06:00A40
OLBERMANNENNSun03:00A-03:30A38
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESNUSun07:00A-09:00A38
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun01:00A-01:30A38
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLESNUSun09:00A-12:00P37
2014 TOUR CHPGOLFSun07:00P-11:00P37
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun05:30A-06:00A37
NBCSN SPORTS REPORTNBCSSun11:30P-12:32A37
NBA ACTIONNBATSun02:30P-03:00P36
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSSun10:30P-11:30P36
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSun04:30A-05:00A36
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFSun10:00A-10:30A35
E:60ENNSun08:00A-09:00A34
OTL – FIRST REPORTENNSun03:30A-04:00A34
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun10:00P-11:00P34
E:60ENNSun04:00A-05:00A33
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWENNSun10:30A-11:00A33
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun04:00P-05:00P33
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1Sun10:00A-10:30A33
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFSun10:30A-11:00A33
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATSun04:55P-07:00P33
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFSun09:30A-10:00A32
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun05:30P-06:00P32
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS1Sun10:30A-11:00A31
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun01:30A-02:00A31
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun07:00A-08:00A31
MR. BASEBALLMLBNSun01:00A-02:00A30
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun04:00A-04:30A29
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun04:30A-05:00A28
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFSun09:00A-09:30A27
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun02:00A-02:30A27
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun03:30A-04:00A26
OTL – FIRST REPORTENNSun07:30A-08:00A25
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun03:00A-03:30A25
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSun05:00A-05:30A25
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSSun12:32A-02:30A25
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun09:00A-10:00A24
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFS2Sun06:00P-08:00P24
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNSun07:00P-07:30P23
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun06:00P-06:30P23
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESNUSun08:41P-10:31P22
NOTRE DAME AWARDSNBCSSun06:00P-06:30P22
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14BEINSun07:00P-09:00P21
FIRST TAKEENNSun05:00A-06:00A21
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNSun07:00A-07:30A21
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFS2Sun02:00P-04:00P21
2014 TOUR CHPGOLFSun12:00A-04:00A20
D-LEAGUE REGULAR SEASONNBATSun03:00P-04:55P20
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14BEINSun09:55A-12:00P19
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESNUSun12:00P-02:08P19
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EASTFS1Sun04:00A-06:00A19
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Sun10:00P-11:30P19
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun02:00A-02:30A19
FIELD OF DREAMSMLBNSun12:00A-01:00A17
VOLVO OCEAN RACENBCSSun06:30P-07:00P17
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun05:00P-06:00P16
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun11:00P-11:30P16
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Sun05:00P-06:00P14
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun08:00A-09:00A13
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS2Sun11:30P-12:00A13
HOME RUN DERBYMLBNSun08:00A-10:00A13
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSun06:00A-06:53A13
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFSun11:00A-11:30A12
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun05:30A-06:00A12
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun05:00A-05:30A12
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun02:30A-03:00A12
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun11:00P-12:00A12
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun06:30P-07:00P11
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14BEINSun10:00P-12:00A10
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFSun04:30A-05:00A10
HOME RUN DERBYMLBNSun10:00A-12:00P10
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNSun06:00P-08:00P10
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Sun08:00P-09:00P9
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFSun07:00A-08:00A9
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun11:30P-12:00A9
PRODUCT SHOWCASEGOLFSun04:00A-04:30A9
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun03:00A-04:00A9
HOME RUN DERBYMLBNSun12:00P-02:00P9
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun02:30A-03:00A9
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EASTFS2Sun12:00A-02:00A8
HOME RUN DERBYMLBNSun06:00A-08:00A8
HOME RUN DERBYMLBNSun04:00P-06:00P8
HOME RUN DERBYMLBNSun02:00P-04:00P8
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSun01:00A-02:00A7
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSun09:00P-10:00P7
UFC TRAINING DAYFS2Sun04:00P-04:30P7
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFSun08:00A-09:00A7
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun06:30A-07:00A7
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINSun06:00P-07:00P6
COLL HOCKEY REG SSN   LESNUSun04:06P-06:16P6
FIELD OF DREAMSMLBNSun05:00A-06:00A6
STUDIO 42MLBNSun04:00A-05:00A6
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSun02:15P-03:00P5
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun07:00A-08:00A5
BEST OF UFC 2014FS2Sun12:00P-02:00P5
NBCSN SPORTS REPORTNBCSSun02:30A-03:30A5
UFC 1 ON 1FS2Sun02:00A-02:30A4
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun06:00A-06:30A4
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSun04:00A-04:30A4
UFC FROM ALL  ANGLESFS2Sun04:30P-05:00P3
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Sun05:00A-06:00A3
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun09:00A-10:30A3
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSun12:00A-01:00A2
RUGBYBEINSun03:00P-05:00P2
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14BEINSun08:30A-09:00A2
ESPNU STUDIO   LESNUSun06:16P-06:30P2
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Sun09:00P-10:00P2
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2Sun02:30A-03:00A2
RUGBYBEINSun12:00P-02:15P1
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun06:00A-07:00A1
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun10:30A-12:00P1
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS2Sun06:00A-06:30A1
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSun03:30A-04:00A1
BEIN COOL –BEINSun02:00A-02:30A0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSun05:00P-06:00P0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSun09:00A-09:55A0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun07:30A-09:00A0
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS2Sun06:30A-07:00A0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Sun04:00A-05:00A0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Sun03:00A-04:00A0
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS2Sun07:00A-07:30A0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSun05:30A-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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