NFL Countdown, SportCenter, Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC Premier League Lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday December 21, 2014

 

Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN led the cable sports networks on Sunday with 1.83 million viewers and a few SportsCenter telecasts that averaged under a million viewers.  NBCSN again showed some relative strength with Sunday Premiere league action with the 11am ET Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC match averaging 827,000 viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday December 21, 2014:

ProgramNetDayStart-EndViewers (000)
NFL COUNTDOWN           LESPNSun10:00A-01:00P1830
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSun09:00A-10:00A957
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPNSun12:30A-02:00A838
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun10:52A-01:13P827
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSun08:00A-09:00A717
NFL GAMEDAY MORNINGNFLNSun09:00A-01:00P584
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSun07:00A-08:00A572
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNSun11:00P-12:30A532
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun08:30P-10:30P511
PBA BOWLINGESPNSun01:00P-02:00P502
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSun10:31A-10:52A496
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSun06:00A-07:00A495
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPNSun07:00P-08:30P443
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun07:30P-08:30P431
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun08:23A-10:31A393
UFC FIGHT NIGHTFS1Sun06:00P-09:00P379
CROSSFIT GAMESESPNSun05:00P-07:00P343
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNSun12:00A-01:30A339
NFL GAMEDAY LIVENFLNSun01:00P-07:30P334
UFC UNLEASHEDFS1Sun10:00P-11:00P308
POKERESP2Sun11:00P-12:00A279
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS1Sun09:00P-09:30P279
FANTASY SHOW   LESP2Sun11:00A-01:00P268
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun08:30P-09:30P266
NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIMENFLNSun11:30P-12:00A262
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS1Sun09:30P-10:00P252
SPORTS REPORTERSESP2Sun08:30A-09:00A251
CROSSFIT GAMESESPNSun04:00P-05:00P251
NFL GAMEDAY FIRSTNFLNSun07:00A-09:00A251
PROFILE:60ESP2Sun06:00A-06:30A228
POKERESP2Sun10:00P-11:00P224
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSSun01:13P-02:30P214
POKERESP2Sun09:00P-10:00P212
CROSSFIT GAMESESPNSun02:00P-03:00P210
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLNFLNSun06:00A-07:00A208
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun09:30P-10:30P202
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun10:30P-11:00P198
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESP2Sun05:10P-07:03P196
POKERESP2Sun08:00P-09:00P191
CROSSFIT GAMESESPNSun03:00P-04:00P190
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESP2Sun10:00A-11:00A189
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSun02:03P-04:03P183
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNSun01:30A-03:00A182
PROFILE:60ESP2Sun07:30A-08:00A177
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDESP2Sun08:00A-08:30A172
PROFILE:60ESP2Sun06:30A-07:00A164
MONSTER  JAMFS1Sun01:00P-02:00P154
PROFILE:60ESP2Sun07:00A-07:30A151
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSun12:00P-01:45P144
ESPNU STUDIOESNUSun01:45P-02:03P142
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOW LESP2Sun09:00A-10:00A138
GRANTLAND BBALL SHOWESP2Sun07:03P-08:00P137
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNSun10:30P-11:30P135
MONSTER  JAMFS1Sun12:00P-01:00P133
ESPN FCESP2Sun12:00A-01:00A123
MONSTER  JAMFS1Sun02:00P-03:00P123
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sun01:00P-02:30P122
E:60ENNSun08:00P-08:30P105
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFSun07:00P-09:30P105
NBA REGULAR SEASON   LNBATSun06:00P-08:36P104
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sun02:30P-03:00P102
NBA POSTGAME SHOWNBATSun08:36P-09:44P102
SPORTS REPORTERSENNSun09:30A-10:00A100
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSun09:44P-10:57P98
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sun11:00P-12:00A96
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESP2Sun03:00P-05:10P95
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSun04:03P-06:05P94
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSun05:00P-06:00P92
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUPFS1Sun04:00P-06:00P90
BLUEGRASS PULLING SERIESNBCSSun10:00P-10:30P90
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LENNSun11:00A-12:00P89
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUSun06:05P-08:01P88
E:60ENNSun07:00P-08:00P86
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun05:00P-06:00P79
NBA PREGAME SHOWNBATSun05:30P-06:00P77
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun08:30P-09:00P74
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun12:00P-01:00P73
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun10:00P-11:00P72
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun09:00P-10:00P71
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1Sun10:00A-10:30A71
FOX NFL KICKOFF LFS1Sun11:00A-12:00P71
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSSun02:30P-03:00P71
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun10:57P-12:00A69
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun10:00A-10:30A69
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUSun09:00A-12:00P68
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFSun09:30P-12:00A67
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun12:00A-12:30A65
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun12:00A-01:00A65
NBCSN SPORTS REPORTNBCSSun11:30P-12:30A64
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun09:30A-10:00A63
E:60ENNSun11:00P-11:30P62
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOURNBCSSun06:00P-07:00P62
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOWENNSun10:00A-11:00A61
EYE OF THE HUNTERNBCSSun08:00P-08:30P60
SHUT UP AND  DRIVE!FS1Sun03:00P-03:30P59
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSun07:30A-08:23A59
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun06:00A-07:00A58
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sun12:00A-01:00A58
YOUTH FOOTBALL NATL CHAMPNBCSSun03:30P-05:37P58
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun08:30A-09:00A57
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun08:00A-09:00A56
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LENNSun06:00P-07:00P55
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun07:00A-08:00A55
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun09:00A-09:30A55
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSSun03:00P-03:30P55
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun10:30A-11:00A52
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSSun10:30P-11:30P52
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun01:00P-02:00P51
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun11:30P-12:00A51
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun01:00A-02:00A51
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun01:30A-02:00A50
WORLD LONG DRIVE CHPGOLFSun12:00P-02:00P50
SHAQNBATSun05:00P-05:30P50
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSSun09:00P-09:30P50
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSun04:00P-05:00P49
HUNTIN THE WORLDNBCSSun09:30P-10:00P45
FLW OUTDOORSNBCSSun07:00P-08:00P45
NBA TONIGHTENNSun08:30A-09:00A44
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun12:30A-01:00A44
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun01:00A-01:30A44
COLL BKBL AWARDSESNUSun08:01P-09:00P44
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINSun06:00P-07:00P43
VOLVO OCEAN RACENBCSSun05:37P-06:00P43
MR. BASEBALLMLBNSun07:00P-08:00P42
DEER & DEER HUNTING TVNBCSSun08:30P-09:00P42
SERIE A – LBEINSun02:55P-04:45P41
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDENNSun09:00A-09:30A41
UFC PRESENTS BJ PENNFS2Sun05:00P-06:00P40
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSun02:00P-03:00P39
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun04:00P-05:00P38
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun06:00A-07:00A38
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun02:00A-03:00A38
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun06:00A-06:30A38
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun09:00A-10:00A37
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun06:00A-06:30A36
FORBES SPORTSMONEYFS1Sun03:30P-04:00P36
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun07:00A-07:30A35
SERIE A – LBEINSun08:55A-10:55A34
WORLD LONG DRIVE CHPGOLFSun11:00A-12:00P34
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATSun11:00A-01:00P34
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun06:30A-07:00A34
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun02:00A-02:30A33
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun02:00P-03:00P33
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS1Sun10:30A-11:00A33
THIRD TEAMMLBNSun05:00P-06:30P32
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun07:00A-07:30A32
90 IN 30 –BEINSun05:00P-05:30P31
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun06:30A-08:00A31
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSSun07:00A-07:30A31
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSun07:30A-08:30A30
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun09:00P-10:00P30
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun01:00A-02:00A29
FIELD OF DREAMSMLBNSun10:00A-11:00A28
90 IN 30 –BEINSun05:30P-06:00P27
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun06:30A-07:00A27
EPIC MOMENTSMLBNSun06:30P-07:00P27
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSun08:00P-09:00P27
BIG STICKSMLBNSun04:30P-05:00P27
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINSun12:55P-02:55P25
EPIC MOMENTSMLBNSun09:30A-10:00A25
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun02:30A-03:00A24
WEST COAST CUSTOMSFS2Sun10:00P-11:00P24
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun10:00P-11:00P24
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun08:00A-08:30A24
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSun03:00P-04:00P23
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun07:30A-08:00A23
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUPFS2Sun08:00P-10:00P22
BIG STICKSMLBNSun08:30A-09:00A22
NBA SPECIALNBATSun04:30P-05:00P22
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun03:00P-04:00P21
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun07:00A-08:00A21
PREMIER LEAGUE DARTSFS2Sun11:00P-12:00A20
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSun12:00A-01:00A20
BEHIND THE SEAMSMLBNSun01:00P-02:00P20
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSSun06:30A-07:00A20
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSSun12:30A-02:30A20
PREMIER LEAGUE WORLDNBCSSun06:00A-06:30A20
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun08:00A-09:00A19
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS2Sun06:00A-06:30A19
UFC  RELOADEDFS2Sun12:00A-03:00A19
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNSun11:00A-12:00P19
D-LEAGUE REGULAR SEASONNBATSun01:00P-03:00P19
ASSOCIATION, THENBATSun04:00P-04:30P18
EXPRESS WRAPUP  – LBEINSun04:45P-05:00P17
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINSun10:00P-12:00A17
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUSun09:00P-11:30P17
WORLD LONG DRIVE CHPGOLFSun10:00A-11:00A17
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun06:00A-07:00A17
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun06:00P-06:30P16
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNSun12:00P-01:00P16
NBA ACTIONNBATSun03:30P-04:00P15
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun12:00A-12:30A14
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFSun08:00A-09:00A14
BIG STICKSMLBNSun04:00P-04:30P14
ESPNU FILM ROOMESNUSun11:30P-12:30A13
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUSun12:30A-03:00A13
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFSun01:00A-02:00A13
BIG STICKSMLBNSun08:00A-08:30A13
CHALLENGE SERIES H/LGOLFSun02:00A-03:00A12
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFSun07:00A-08:00A12
EPIC MOMENTSMLBNSun09:00A-09:30A12
WORLD LONG DRIVE CHPGOLFSun09:00A-10:00A11
BEHIND THE SEAMSMLBNSun02:00P-03:00P11
PITCHER PERFECTMLBNSun06:00A-08:00A11
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSun01:00A-02:00A11
MAKING THE CALLNBATSun03:00P-03:30P11
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun06:30P-07:00P10
RUGBYBEINSun07:00P-09:00P9
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSun12:00A-01:00A8
LIGUE 1BEINSun10:55A-12:55P8
BURTON US OPENFS2Sun08:00A-09:00A8
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun02:00A-03:00A8
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun02:00A-03:00A7
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSun11:00P-12:00A7
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Sun04:00P-05:00P6
MLBN SOCIAL MEDIA AWARDSMLBNSun03:00P-04:00P6
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2Sun03:00P-04:00P5
BURTON US OPENFS2Sun12:00P-02:00P4
BURTON US OPENFS2Sun09:00A-11:00A3
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINSun08:45A-08:55A2
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINSun09:00P-10:00P2
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUPFS2Sun06:00P-08:00P2
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFSun12:30A-01:00A2
UFC FROM ALL  ANGLESFS2Sun02:30P-03:00P1
BURTON US OPENFS2Sun11:00A-12:00P1
SERIE A – LBEINSun08:30A-08:45A0
90 IN 30 –BEINSun02:00A-02:30A0
90 IN 30 –BEINSun01:30A-02:00A0
90 IN 30 –BEINSun01:00A-01:30A0
UFC FIGHTERS CUTFS2Sun02:00P-02:30P0

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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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