NFL Primetime, SportsCenter, NFL Countdown lead cable sports TV ratings for Sunday February 7, 2016

 

ESPN Deportes is not measured in Nielsen’s national panel data that I see, so its Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl 50 is not included in the table below but per ESPN it averaged 472,000 viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday February 7, 2016:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NFL PRIMETIME     LESPN10:44 PM11:45 PM2,1930.9
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:45 PM1:15 AM1,8240.9
NFL COUNTDOWN           LESPN11:00 AM2:00 PM1,5740.6
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNNFL GAMEDAY FINAL10:43 PM12:00 AM1,2340.5
NFL PRIMETIMEESPN1:15 AM2:15 AM1,2110.6
NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM1,1740.5
PGA TOURGOLF2016 WASTE MGMT PHOENIX OPEN1:00 PM2:45 PM9970.2
PBA BOWLING             LESPN2:00 PM4:00 PM9820.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM8790.4
SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALSNFLNSUPER BOWLS GREATEST COMMERCIALS5:30 PM6:30 PM8420.3
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSNMANCHESTER UNITED/CHELSEA10:57 AM1:09 PM7790.4
NFL GAMEDAY MORNINGNFLNSUPER BOWL 509:00 AM5:30 PM7330.3
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNNFL GAMEDAY FINAL12:00 AM1:30 AM6730.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM6450.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM5560.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM5490.2
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: THE 85 BEARS12:00 PM2:00 PM5410.2
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESPNTENNESSEE/TEXAS A&M4:00 PM6:30 PM4710.1
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   LESPN10:23 PM10:44 PM4460.2
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN10:32 AM10:57 AM3940.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2UTAH/OREGON4:04 PM6:00 PM3750.1
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSNARSENAL/BOURNEMOUTH8:24 AM10:32 AM3450.1
SPORTS REPORTERSESPN29:30 AM10:00 AM3290.1
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF12:00 PM1:00 PM3110.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN210:44 PM11:45 PM2930.1
SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALSNFLNSUPER BOWLS GREATEST COMMERCIALS7:00 AM9:00 AM2790.1
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  LESPN2NOTRE DAME/LOUISVILLE2:00 PM4:04 PM2670.1
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSN1:09 PM2:00 PM2630.1
OUTSIDE THE LINESESPN29:00 AM9:30 AM2530.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM2490.1
NFL MATCHESPN28:30 AM9:00 AM2230.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30 SHORTS: THE GREAT TRADE11:45 PM12:00 AM2210.1
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNNFL GAMEDAY FINAL10:28 PM10:43 PM2040.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUMIAMI (FL)/GEORGIA TECH1:00 PM3:04 PM1690.0
NFL GREATEST GAMESESPN2SUPER BOWL XXXII7:00 AM8:30 AM1660.1
CHAMPIONS TOURGOLF2016 ALLIANZ CHP2:45 PM6:19 PM1610.0
NFL HONORSNFLN2016 NFL HONORS6:00 AM7:00 AM1590.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSPIKE LEES LIL JOINTS PART 16:30 PM7:27 PM1520.0
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN21:00 AM2:30 AM1480.1
LIGA MX SUNUDNUNAM / PACHUCA12:45 PM3:00 PM1410.1
MONSTER  JAMFS162:INDIANAPOLIS4:30 PM5:30 PM1310.0
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINGRANADA VS. REAL MADRID2:25 PM4:30 PM1290.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2SEC STORIED: THE BOOK OF MANNING6:00 AM6:30 AM1260.0
NFL GAMECENTERNFLNSUPER BOWL GAMECENTER6:30 PM10:28 PM1140.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2016 OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLS10:00 AM12:00 PM1120.0
NFL MATCHESPN26:30 AM7:00 AM1080.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN30 FOR 30: THE 16TH MAN7:27 PM8:29 PM1070.0
AMSOIL ARENACROSSFS1GREENSBORO5:30 PM6:30 PM1060.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUHOUSTON/TULSA3:04 PM5:00 PM1040.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM1040.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN30 FOR 30: I HATE CHRISTIAN LAETTNER8:29 PM10:00 PM1000.0
REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUNUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM970.0
WMNS COLL GYMNASTICSESPN2FLORIDA/GEORGIA6:00 PM7:30 PM950.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2016 OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLS6:00 AM7:45 AM890.0
PGA TOUR: NBCGOLF2016 WASTE MGMT PHOENIX OPEN7:34 PM12:16 AM860.0
UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFS1HENDRICKS/THOMPSON6:00 AM6:30 AM850.0
PRIM LIGA DE PORTUGALUDNFC PORTO / AROUCA4:00 PM6:06 PM850.0
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNTHE NATURAL4:00 PM7:00 PM830.0
USSA EVENTSNBCSN5:00 PM6:00 PM830.0
ESPN FCESPN212:00 AM1:00 AM790.0
LA ULT PALABRA WKNDFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM790.0
CURLINGNBCSN10:00 PM12:00 AM790.0
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN7:30 AM8:24 AM780.0
PROFILE:60ESPNEZEKIEL ELLIOTT10:00 PM10:23 PM750.0
SOMOS LMXUDN8:00 PM9:00 PM750.0
A10 BASKETBALL LNBCSNST. LOUIS/ST. BONAVENTURE2:00 PM4:00 PM730.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN10:00 PM11:00 PM730.0
PROFILE:60ESPN2EZEKIEL ELLIOTT10:30 PM10:44 PM720.0
BUNDESLIGA LFS1HOFFENHEIM/DARMSTADT11:23 AM1:30 PM720.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/6/169:00 AM10:00 AM710.0
REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA 2 SUNUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM710.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1212111:30 PM12:30 AM690.0
CENTRAL FOX WKNDFOXD10:50 PM12:00 AM680.0
BUNDESLIGAFS1LEVERKUSEN/BAYERN MUNICH7:00 AM9:00 AM670.0
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFS166:30 AM7:00 AM660.0
CHAMPIONS TOURGOLF2016 ALLIANZ CHP12:16 AM2:16 AM660.0
CURLINGNBCSN12:00 AM2:00 AM620.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1212010:30 PM11:30 PM610.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF7:45 AM9:00 AM610.0
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINLEVANTE VS. BARCELONA12:05 PM2:00 PM590.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/6/1610:00 AM11:00 AM590.0
USSA EVENTSNBCSN4:00 PM5:00 PM560.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF9:00 AM10:00 AM550.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE5:00 PM5:30 PM550.0
BUNDESLIGA LFS1HAMBURGER/KOLN9:22 AM11:23 AM540.0
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNBROTHERS IN EXILE12:00 PM2:00 PM540.0
UFC SPECIALSFOXDMAX:185-J HENDRICKS VS M BROWN10:30 PM10:50 PM500.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/1611:30 PM12:00 AM490.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS PREVIEW2:00 PM2:25 PM480.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2RARE AND UNUSUAL KNOCKOUTS8:00 AM8:30 AM470.0
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDERFS1MICHAEL BISPING4:00 PM4:30 PM460.0
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNBAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING2:00 PM4:00 PM460.0
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINLEVANTE VS. BARCELONA6:00 AM7:55 AM450.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/162:00 AM2:30 AM450.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/6/168:00 AM9:00 AM440.0
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATBOSTON/CLEVELAND11:00 AM1:00 PM440.0
BUNDESLIGA PREGAME LFS1419:00 AM9:22 AM430.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/162:30 AM3:00 AM430.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25164:30 PM5:00 PM410.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/6/166:00 AM7:00 AM410.0
INTERNATIONAL SOCCERFOXDBUND:LEVERKUSEN VS BAYERN MUNICH5:00 PM7:00 PM390.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 RELIEF PITCHERS 2016 12A12:00 AM1:00 AM390.0
LIGA MX EN 30UDN9:00 PM9:30 PM390.0
FOX GOL MEXICOFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM380.0
WOM COLL BKBL: BIG EAST LFS1ST. JOHNS/SETON HALL1:30 PM3:30 PM380.0
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFS2HENDRICKS/THOMPSON9:30 AM11:30 AM380.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/165:30 PM6:00 PM380.0
CURLINGNBCSN6:00 PM8:00 PM360.0
ALL EYES ON USESPNU11:00 AM12:00 PM350.0
GOLDEN BOY CLASSICSFOXDS ALVAREZ VS E LARA7:00 PM8:00 PM350.0
UFC SPECIALSFOXDMAX:155-JR DOS SANTOS VS VELASQUEZ10:00 PM10:30 PM350.0
LIGUE 1BEINMARSEILLE VS. PARIS SAINT GERMAIN4:30 PM6:30 PM340.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/6/167:00 AM8:00 AM340.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2126:SILVA/BELFORT1:00 PM1:30 PM330.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/1611:00 PM11:30 PM330.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2SEC STORIED: COACH BERNIE7:30 PM8:00 PM320.0
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESPFOXD11:28 AM12:00 PM320.0
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACKFS2HENDRICKS/LAWLER1:30 PM2:00 PM320.0
SERIE ABEINFROSINONE VS. JUVENTUS/NAPOLI VS CARPI8:55 AM11:10 AM310.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU12:00 PM1:00 PM300.0
INSIDE THE BIG EAST DFS1163:30 PM4:00 PM300.0
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATBOSTON/CLEVELAND12:00 AM2:00 AM300.0
LIGA DE PORTUGAL EN 60UDN1:00 AM2:00 AM300.0
LIGA EREDIVISIE HOLANDAUDNFC UTRECHT / PSV EINDHOVEN6:06 PM8:00 PM300.0
LIGA EREDIVISIE HOLANDA LUDNFC UTRECHT / PSV EINDHOVEN10:30 AM12:45 PM300.0
LIGA MX EN 30UDN9:30 PM10:00 PM300.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU10:00 AM11:00 AM290.0
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFMARK OMEARA-PUTTING SPL6:19 PM6:49 PM290.0
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUEUNVSOBOURNEM V. ARSENAL 2/078:25 AM10:31 AM290.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND EARLYFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM280.0
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNTHE BAD NEWS BEARS1:00 AM3:00 AM280.0
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSN2:00 AM3:00 AM280.0
AMERICAS RUGBY CHAMPESPN2ARGENTINA/USA8:00 PM10:00 PM270.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUUTAH/OREGON12:00 AM1:41 AM270.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNUNINE FOR IX: SWOOPES11:00 PM12:00 AM270.0
BUNDESLIGAFOXDHAMBURGER VS KOLN9:22 AM11:28 AM270.0
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS1GLENDALE7:30 PM10:30 PM270.0
UFC FS1 POSTFIGHTFS2HENDRICKS/THOMPSON8:30 AM9:30 AM270.0
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSN6:30 AM7:30 AM260.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS121211:00 AM2:00 AM240.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND AMFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM230.0
HIGH TOPSNBATJAN 2016 PLAYS OF THE MONTH4:00 PM4:30 PM230.0
FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSFS1BUENOS AIRES6:30 PM7:30 PM210.0
TMZ SPORTS WEEKENDFS11212:30 AM1:00 AM210.0
GOLDEN BOY CLASSICSFOXDS ALVAREZ VS SHANE MOSLEY4:00 PM5:00 PM200.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF7:04 PM7:34 PM200.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFOXDFS1:J HENDRICKS VS S THOMPSON1:00 PM3:00 PM190.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS121212:00 AM3:00 AM190.0
BUNDESLIGAFS2LEVERKUSEN/BAYERN MUNICH4:00 PM6:00 PM190.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 SECOND BASEMEN 2016 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM190.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 SECOND BASEMEN 2016 10A10:00 AM11:00 AM190.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 SECOND BASEMEN 2016 11P11:00 PM12:00 AM190.0
OPEN COURTNBAT12-BLACK HISTORY MONTH3:00 PM4:00 PM190.0
90 IN 30BEINATLETICO MADRID VS. EIBAR11:40 AM12:05 PM180.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND AMFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM180.0
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLYFS2USA/CANADA2:00 PM4:00 PM180.0
UFC FS1 POSTFIGHTFS2HENDRICKS/THOMPSON11:30 AM12:30 PM180.0
DNBATGRAND RAPIDS/IOWA1:00 PM3:00 PM180.0
LIGA MX EN 30UDN10:00 AM10:30 AM170.0
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EASTFS2VILLANOVA/PROVIDENCE6:00 AM7:00 AM160.0
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS2GLENDALE11:00 PM2:00 AM160.0
UFC FS1 POSTFIGHTFS2HENDRICKS/THOMPSON7:00 AM8:00 AM160.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2KNOCKOUTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD12:30 PM1:00 PM160.0
WMNS COLL VBALL TOURNESPNUNEBRASKA/TEXAS9:00 PM11:00 PM150.0
RED BULL  XFS2ATHENS9:30 PM11:00 PM150.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 RELIEF PITCHERS 2016 10P10:00 PM11:00 PM150.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/1610:30 PM11:00 PM150.0
CURLINGNBCSN8:00 PM10:00 PM150.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2SEC STORIED: COACH BERNIE10:00 PM10:30 PM140.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND MIDFOXD3:00 PM4:00 PM140.0
MLB NETWORK SPECIALMLBNHOLY COW! THE STORY OF HARRY CARAY9:00 PM10:00 PM140.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 SECOND BASEMEN 2016 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM140.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 RELIEF PITCHERS 2016 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM140.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 RELIEF PITCHERS 2016 11A11:00 AM12:00 PM140.0
LIGA MX EN 60UDN9:00 AM10:00 AM140.0
NCAA MENS SOCCER TOURNESPNUSTANFORD/CLEMSON5:00 PM7:00 PM130.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2STARS OF THE MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION8:00 PM9:00 PM130.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/169:00 PM9:30 PM130.0
LIGA MX EN 60UDN8:00 AM9:00 AM130.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU9:00 AM10:00 AM120.0
90 IN 30BEINFULHAM VS. DERBY COUNTY11:10 AM11:40 AM110.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU8:00 AM9:00 AM110.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM110.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2MICHAEL BISPING9:00 PM9:30 PM110.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/168:30 PM9:00 PM110.0
LIGA MX EN 60UDN2:00 AM3:00 AM100.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRES XTRA WEEKEND-R1:30 AM2:30 AM90.0
INTERNATIONAL SOCCERFOXDBUND:FRANKFURT VS STUTTGART8:00 PM10:00 PM90.0
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFMARK OMEARA-SHORT GAME SPL6:49 PM7:04 PM90.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/169:30 PM10:00 PM90.0
SERIE ABEINVERONA VS. INTER7:55 AM8:30 AM80.0
AMSOIL ARENACROSSFS2GREENSBORO2:00 AM3:00 AM80.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/1610:00 PM10:30 PM80.0
PL BEHIND THE BADGENBCSNCRYSTAL PALACE 46:00 AM6:30 AM80.0
LIGA DE PORTUGAL EN 60UDN7:00 AM8:00 AM80.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU7:00 AM8:00 AM70.0
EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALLNBATBROSE BASKETS BRAMBERG/FC BARCELONA6:00 PM8:08 PM70.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU6:00 AM7:00 AM60.0
BUNDESLIGA PREVIAFOXD9:00 AM9:22 AM60.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/7/168:08 PM8:30 PM60.0
WMNS COLL SOCCER TOURNESPNUDUKE/PENN STATE7:00 PM9:00 PM50.0
BUNDESLIGAFS2HAMBURGER/KOLN6:00 PM8:00 PM50.0
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNBAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING 7P7:00 PM9:00 PM50.0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOWMLBNTOP 10 RELIEF PITCHERS 2016 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM50.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM50.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS KICK-OFF8:30 AM8:55 AM40.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRES XTRA WEEKEND-R10:30 PM11:30 PM40.0
SERIE ABEINAS ROMA VS. SAMPDORIA11:30 PM1:30 AM40.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKEND-L6:30 PM7:30 PM20.0
RUGBYBEIN6 NATIONS – HIGHLIGHTS9:30 PM10:30 PM20.0
RUGBYBEIN6 NATIONS – IRELAND VS. WALES7:30 PM9:30 PM10.0
90 IN 30BEINMARSEILLE VS. PARIS SAINT GERMAIN2:30 AM3:00 AM00.0

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 40,000 homes in the Nielsen panel and a bit over 100,000 panelists, where 1 Nielsen panelist watching a whole telecast represents around 3,000 people. So something averaging a million viewers averaged around 370 people out of the ~100K panel — small, but still statistically significant. But when there’s a show with 30,000 viewers, that’s only around 10 Nielsen panelists…

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