North Carolina-South Carolina, Michigan-Utah, TCU-Minnesota college football lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday September 3, 2015

 

Three college football games (on ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and ESPN respectively) easily topped cable sports viewership for the day led by the North Carolina/South Carolina game that averaged 3.6 million viewers and a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday September 3, 2015:

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Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA 5:54 PM 9:19 PM 3601 1.4
COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 L FS1 MICHIGAN/UTAH 8:29 PM 11:50 PM 2868 1.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN TCU/MINNESOTA 9:19 PM 12:48 AM 2621 1.0
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:48 AM 2:00 AM 933 0.4
TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L ESPN2 EARLY ROUND 7:00 PM 12:17 AM 925 0.2
NFL PRESEASON NFLN 2015 – PHI VS. NYJ 7:00 PM 10:00 PM 903 0.3
TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L ESPN EARLY ROUND 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 744 0.1
TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L ESPN2 EARLY ROUND 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 736 0.1
COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 5:00 PM 5:54 PM 646 0.3
NFL PRESEASON NFLN 2015 – SD VS. SF 10:00 PM 1:00 AM 580 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 549 0.3
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 1763 11:50 PM 1:00 AM 507 0.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 493 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 469 0.2
FIRST TAKE   L ESPN2 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 451 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 444 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 402 0.2
NFL LIVE                L ESPN2 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 396 0.2
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 379 0.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 12:17 AM 12:48 AM 372 0.2
CFB PREGAME L FS1 12 7:00 PM 8:29 PM 360 0.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPNU OKLAHOMA STATE/CENTRAL MICHIGAN 7:11 PM 10:26 PM 358 0.1
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ESPN2 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 345 0.1
AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 304 0.1
NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN2 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 294 0.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L ESPN2 6:00 AM 10:00 AM 273 0.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 262 0.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 252 0.1
PRIME BASEBALL GAME MLBN DET AT KC/SF AT COL 8:00 PM 12:10 AM 250 0.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 246 0.1
HIS & HERS  L ESPN2 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 223 0.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPN2 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 219 0.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN2 12:48 AM 1:47 AM 212 0.1
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS NBCSN SEATTLE – 6/6/15 8:00 PM 10:00 PM 205 0.0
NFLN NOW NFLN TOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 196 0.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 194 0.1
MECUM DEALMAKERS NBCSN 206: HARRISBURG 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 185 0.0
NFLN NOW NFLN TOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 167 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ENN TCU/MINNESOTA 9:10 PM 9:22 PM 166 0.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 160 0.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 147 0.1
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 145 0.1
MLB WHIPAROUND L FS1 214 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 143 0.1
MLB TONIGHT PRIME MLBN MLB TONIGHT 12:10 AM 1:05 AM 140 0.0
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ENN 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 139 0.0
NFLN NOW NFLN TOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 132 0.0
SHELLS WORLD OF GOLF GOLF NICKLAUS V WATSON 4:30 PM 6:00 PM 130 0.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 120 0.1
NASCAR AMERICA NBCSN 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 120 0.0
NFLN NOW NFLN TOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 120 0.0
NFL LIVE ESPN2 1:47 AM 2:45 AM 119 0.1
NFLN NOW NFLN TOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 112 0.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 110 0.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 109 0.0
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMA GOLF TIN CUP 9:30 PM 12:00 AM 105 0.0
CFB DAILY   L ESPNU 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 100 0.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEAT ESPNU OKLAHOMA STATE/CENTRAL MICHIGAN 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 100 0.0
NASCAR RACE HUB L FS1 390 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 97 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 1764 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 96 0.1
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN INTENTIONAL TALK 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 95 0.0
MLB NOW MLBN MLB NOW 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 94 0.0
ESPNU STUDIO   L ESPNU 6:53 PM 7:11 PM 88 0.0
NFLN NOW NFLN TOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 88 0.0
NFL PRESEASON HQ NFLN NFL PRESEASON HQ 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 87 0.0
NFL PRESEASON NFLN 2015 – NYJ VS. NYG 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 84 0.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ENN 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 79 0.0
QUICK PITCH MLBN QP 1A 1:05 AM 2:09 AM 78 0.0
NFL PRESEASON NFLN 2015 – DEN VS. HOU 10:00 AM 10:21 AM 77 0.0
MLB TONIGHT BP MLBN MLBT BP 6:00 PM 8:00 PM 76 0.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 73 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF DEUTSCHE BANK NEWS CONF 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 73 0.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ENN 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 72 0.0
F1: OFF THE GRID NBCSN SILVERSTONE 11:00 PM 11:30 PM 69 0.0
SPORTSCENTERU     L ESPNU 10:26 PM 11:00 PM 68 0.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 67 0.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN 10:00 PM 12:00 AM 67 0.0
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMA GOLF TIN CUP 7:00 PM 9:30 PM 66 0.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL L FS1 ITALY/MALTA 2:29 PM 5:00 PM 65 0.0
SHELLS WORLD OF GOLF GOLF NICKLAUS VS PALMER 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 65 0.0
SHELLS WORLD OF GOLF GOLF AZINGER VS BALLESTEROS 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 64 0.0
NFLN NOW NFLN TOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED 10:21 AM 11:00 AM 63 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 61 0.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE NBCSN 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 61 0.0
FOX CFB KICKOFF FS1 4 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 60 0.0
DAN PATRICK SHOW NBCSN 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 60 0.0
HIGH HEAT MLBN HIGH HEAT 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 57 0.0
NASCAR K&N SERIES NBCSN VIRGINIA 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 56 0.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALK NBCSN 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 56 0.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ENN 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 54 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPNU 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 54 0.0
RUNDOWN MLBN THE RUNDOWN 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 54 0.0
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESPNU OREGON/OHIO STATE 6:00 AM 9:00 AM 53 0.0
UEFA EURO ELIMINATORIAS FOXD BELGICA VS BOSNIA Y HERZEGOVINA 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 53 0.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSIC NBAT 2001 WC SEMIS G1 – KINGS/LAKERS 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 52 0.0
ESPNU FILM ROOM ESPNU 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 51 0.0
QUICK PITCH MLBN QP 7A 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 51 0.0
GLOBAL RALLYCROSS NBCSN HIGHLIGHT SHOW 11:30 PM 12:30 AM 49 0.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN 11:00 PM 12:00 AM 49 0.0
MLB CENTRAL MLBN MLB CENTRAL 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 48 0.0
WNBA REGULAR SEASON L NBAT WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES 10:30 PM 12:49 AM 48 0.0
DETROIT MUSCLE NBCSN 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 48 0.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 48 0.0
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT DOCTOR, THE 9:02 PM 10:30 PM 47 0.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSIC NBAT HEAT/LAKERS 12/25/2004 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 47 0.0
CFB DAILY ESPNU 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 46 0.0
SPORTSCENTERU ESPNU 11:00 PM 12:00 AM 46 0.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL L FS2 BELGIUM/BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2:29 PM 5:00 PM 45 0.0
NASCAR SPECIAL NBCSN THE STATES OF NASCAR 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 45 0.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVA UDN 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 45 0.0
AMERICAS PREGAME L FS1 311 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 44 0.0
WNBA REGULAR SEASON L NBAT CHICAGO/NEW YORK 7:00 PM 9:02 PM 44 0.0
ZONA PUMA UDN 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 44 0.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORS NBCSN 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 43 0.0
QUICK PITCH MLBN QP 9A 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 42 0.0
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF 2015 M2M RUSSIAN OPEN 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 41 0.0
QUICK PITCH MLBN QP 8A 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 40 0.0
TRUCK TECH NBCSN 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 40 0.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA FOXD 12:00 AM 1:00 AM 39 0.0
FIRST TAKE RE ENN 12:30 AM 1:00 AM 37 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 1762 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 37 0.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QL PREG L FS1 11 2:00 PM 2:29 PM 37 0.0
UFC TONIGHT FS1 84 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 37 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 1762 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 36 0.0
CFB DAILY ESPNU 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 34 0.0
UFC FOX FS2 13:LAWLER/BROWN 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 34 0.0
ATHLETICS BEIN IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE – ZURICH 11:00 PM 1:00 AM 33 0.0
CHARLIE MOORE NBCSN 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 33 0.0
ATHLETICS BEIN IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE – ZURICH 2:00 PM 4:00 PM 31 0.0
ESPN RADIO L ESPNU 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 31 0.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATION ESPNU 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 31 0.0
OUTLAW PULLING SERIES NBCSN 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 31 0.0
JAY GLAZERS BUS TOUR FS1 1 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 30 0.0
MORNING DRIVE GOLF 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 30 0.0
MORNING DRIVE GOLF 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 30 0.0
SEASONS ON THE FLY NBCSN 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 30 0.0
ESPN FC ENN 1:00 AM 1:30 AM 29 0.0
UFC SPECIALS FOXD MAX:TJ DILLASHAW VS R BARAO 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 29 0.0
FISHERS ATV SERIES NBCSN 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 29 0.0
WHITETAIL DIARIES NBCSN 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 29 0.0
ESPN FC ENN 12:00 AM 12:30 AM 28 0.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ENN 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 28 0.0
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTR GOLF 1:30 AM 2:00 AM 27 0.0
PASION UDN 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 27 0.0
CENTRAL FOX US FOXD 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 26 0.0
OPEN COURT NBAT 7- THE FRONT COURT 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 26 0.0
BABE WINKLEMAN NBCSN 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 26 0.0
NASCAR K&N SERIES NBCSN VIRGINIA 12:30 AM 1:30 AM 26 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ENN 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 25 0.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 25 0.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOW BEIN FIFA FOOTBALL SHOW 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 24 0.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN ENN 10:00 AM 10:21 AM 24 0.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ENN 10:21 AM 11:00 AM 24 0.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN 12:00 AM 1:00 AM 24 0.0
UEFA EURO ELIMINATORIAS FOXD ITALIA VS MALTA 2:30 PM 5:00 PM 22 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 1762 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 22 0.0
QUICK PITCH MLBN QP 6A 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 22 0.0
ATHLETIX MAGAZINE BEIN ATHLETIX MAGAZINE 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 21 0.0
INSIDE THE PGA TOUR GOLF 1:00 AM 1:30 AM 21 0.0
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT DOCTOR, THE 12:49 AM 2:00 AM 21 0.0
ESPNU FILM ROOM ENN 6:00 AM 6:30 AM 20 0.0
FIRST TAKE RE ENN 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 20 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF 12:00 AM 1:00 AM 20 0.0
CENTRAL FOX MEX PRIME FOXD 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 19 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FTBL PREV FS1 2 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 19 0.0
FANATICOS DEL FRIO UDN 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 19 0.0
CENTRAL FOX FOXD 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 18 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 1762 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 18 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ENN 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 17 0.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSIC NBAT 2000 FINALS G6 – PACERS/LAKERS 12:00 PM 2:00 PM 17 0.0
ESPNU FILM ROOM ENN 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 16 0.0
FIRST TAKE RE ENN 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 16 0.0
WMN COLL SOCCER REG SSN L ESPNU RUTGERS/PRINCETON 5:00 PM 6:53 PM 16 0.0
PURE SPORTS FS1 FOOTBALL 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 16 0.0
RED BULL AIR RACE FS2 ASCOT 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 16 0.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSIC NBAT LAKERS/CLIPPERS 3/6/2000 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 16 0.0
ESPNU FILM ROOM ENN 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 15 0.0
OPEN COURT NBAT 8- THE BACK COURT 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 15 0.0
ESPN FC ENN 1:30 AM 2:00 AM 14 0.0
MECUM DEALMAKERS NBCSN 206: HARRISBURG 1:30 AM 2:30 AM 14 0.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 14 0.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALK NBCSN 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 13 0.0
ESPNU FILM ROOM ENN 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 12 0.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA FOXD 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 12 0.0
UFC  TONIGHT FS2 84 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 12 0.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 12 0.0
SUPER ESTADIO UDN 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 12 0.0
E:60 ENN 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 11 0.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2 FOXD 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 11 0.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL FS2 ITALY/MALTA 11:00 PM 1:00 AM 11 0.0
WORLD POKER TOUR FS2 ALPHA8 LAS VEGAS PT2 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 11 0.0
BAYERN MUNICH TV UDN 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 11 0.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 11 0.0
EXPRESS XTRA BEIN XTRA WEEKDAY – L 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 10 0.0
ZONA PUMA UDN 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 10 0.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE NBCSN 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 9 0.0
EXPRESS XTRA BEIN XTRA WEEDAY – R 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 8 0.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSIC NBAT 1995 EC SEMIS G6 – MAGIC/BULLS 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 8 0.0
FANATICOS DEL FRIO UDN 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 8 0.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 8 0.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOW BEIN FIFA FOOTBALL SHOW 2:00 AM 2:30 AM 7 0.0
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEE BEIN REAL MADRID VS. BETIS 11:00 AM 1:00 PM 7 0.0
NCAA FOOTBALL ON FOXD FOXD MICHIGAN VS UTAH 8:30 PM 12:00 AM 7 0.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLY FOXD 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 6 0.0
UEFA EURO ELIM FOXD 2016 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 6 0.0
TORC: OFF FS2 CHICAGO 1 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 6 0.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QL HIGHLI FS2 MATCH DAY 7 THURSDAY 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 6 0.0
WORLD POKER TOUR FS2 BAY 101 SHOOTING STAR-PT 3 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 6 0.0
NASCAR AMERICA NBCSN 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 6 0.0
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1 FOXD 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 5 0.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FTBL PREV FS1 1 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 5 0.0
UFC  TONIGHT FS2 84 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 5 0.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSIC NBAT MAGIC/HORNETS 11/9/1994 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 5 0.0
F1: OFF THE GRID NBCSN SILVERSTONE 2:30 AM 3:00 AM 4 0.0

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 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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