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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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNNORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA5:54 PM9:19 PM36011.4
COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 LFS1MICHIGAN/UTAH8:29 PM11:50 PM28681.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNTCU/MINNESOTA9:19 PM12:48 AM26211.0
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN12:48 AM2:00 AM9330.4
TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   LESPN2EARLY ROUND7:00 PM12:17 AM9250.2
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – PHI VS. NYJ7:00 PM10:00 PM9030.3
TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     LESPNEARLY ROUND1:00 PM5:00 PM7440.1
TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     LESPN2EARLY ROUND5:00 PM7:00 PM7360.1
COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN LESPN5:00 PM5:54 PM6460.3
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – SD VS. SF10:00 PM1:00 AM5800.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM5490.3
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1176311:50 PM1:00 AM5070.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM4930.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM4690.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4510.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM4440.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM4020.2
NFL LIVE                LESPN22:30 PM3:30 PM3960.2
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS1:00 AM2:00 AM3790.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN212:17 AM12:48 AM3720.2
CFB PREGAME LFS1127:00 PM8:29 PM3600.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNUOKLAHOMA STATE/CENTRAL MICHIGAN7:11 PM10:26 PM3580.1
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LESPN23:30 PM4:00 PM3450.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM3040.1
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN21:30 PM2:30 PM2940.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM2730.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM2620.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM2520.1
PRIME BASEBALL GAMEMLBNDET AT KC/SF AT COL8:00 PM12:10 AM2500.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM2460.1
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM2230.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN21:00 PM1:30 PM2190.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN212:48 AM1:47 AM2120.1
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSNSEATTLE – 6/6/158:00 PM10:00 PM2050.0
NFLN NOWNFLNTOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED4:00 PM5:00 PM1960.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 PM7:00 PM1940.1
MECUM DEALMAKERSNBCSN206: HARRISBURG10:00 PM11:00 PM1850.0
NFLN NOWNFLNTOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED3:00 PM4:00 PM1670.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LENNTCU/MINNESOTA9:10 PM9:22 PM1660.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM1600.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS5:00 PM6:00 PM1470.1
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN5:00 PM6:00 PM1450.1
MLB WHIPAROUND LFS12141:00 AM2:00 AM1430.1
MLB TONIGHT PRIMEMLBNMLB TONIGHT12:10 AM1:05 AM1400.0
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LENN6:00 PM7:00 PM1390.0
NFLN NOWNFLNTOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED1:00 PM2:00 PM1320.0
SHELLS WORLD OF GOLFGOLFNICKLAUS V WATSON4:30 PM6:00 PM1300.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN4:00 PM5:00 PM1200.1
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM6:00 PM1200.0
NFLN NOWNFLNTOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED2:00 PM3:00 PM1200.0
NFL LIVEESPN21:47 AM2:45 AM1190.1
NFLN NOWNFLNTOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED11:00 AM12:00 PM1120.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN3:00 PM4:00 PM1100.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN7:00 PM8:00 PM1090.0
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFTIN CUP9:30 PM12:00 AM1050.0
CFB DAILY   LESPNU1:00 PM2:00 PM1000.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUOKLAHOMA STATE/CENTRAL MICHIGAN12:00 AM3:00 AM1000.0
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS13906:00 PM7:00 PM970.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS117642:00 AM3:00 AM960.1
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK5:00 PM6:00 PM950.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW4:00 PM5:00 PM940.0
ESPNU STUDIO   LESPNU6:53 PM7:11 PM880.0
NFLN NOWNFLNTOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED12:00 PM1:00 PM880.0
NFL PRESEASON HQNFLNNFL PRESEASON HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM870.0
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – NYJ VS. NYG6:00 AM8:00 AM840.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENN2:00 PM3:00 PM790.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 1A1:05 AM2:09 AM780.0
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – DEN VS. HOU10:00 AM10:21 AM770.0
MLB TONIGHT BPMLBNMLBT BP6:00 PM8:00 PM760.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM730.0
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFDEUTSCHE BANK NEWS CONF12:00 PM1:30 PM730.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENN1:00 PM2:00 PM720.0
F1: OFF THE GRIDNBCSNSILVERSTONE11:00 PM11:30 PM690.0
SPORTSCENTERU     LESPNU10:26 PM11:00 PM680.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:00 PM670.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM12:00 AM670.0
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFTIN CUP7:00 PM9:30 PM660.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL LFS1ITALY/MALTA2:29 PM5:00 PM650.0
SHELLS WORLD OF GOLFGOLFNICKLAUS VS PALMER1:30 PM3:00 PM650.0
SHELLS WORLD OF GOLFGOLFAZINGER VS BALLESTEROS3:00 PM4:30 PM640.0
NFLN NOWNFLNTOM BRADY SUSPENSION OVERTURNED10:21 AM11:00 AM630.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:00 PM7:00 PM610.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVENBCSN6:30 PM7:00 PM610.0
FOX CFB KICKOFFFS141:00 PM2:00 PM600.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM600.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT1:00 PM2:00 PM570.0
NASCAR K&N SERIESNBCSNVIRGINIA7:00 PM8:00 PM560.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN6:00 PM6:30 PM560.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENN12:00 PM1:00 PM540.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU9:00 AM9:30 AM540.0
RUNDOWNMLBNTHE RUNDOWN2:00 PM4:00 PM540.0
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNUOREGON/OHIO STATE6:00 AM9:00 AM530.0
UEFA EURO ELIMINATORIASFOXDBELGICA VS BOSNIA Y HERZEGOVINA5:00 PM7:00 PM530.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBAT2001 WC SEMIS G1 – KINGS/LAKERS2:00 PM4:00 PM520.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMESPNU9:30 AM10:00 AM510.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM510.0
GLOBAL RALLYCROSSNBCSNHIGHLIGHT SHOW11:30 PM12:30 AM490.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM490.0
MLB CENTRALMLBNMLB CENTRAL10:00 AM1:00 PM480.0
WNBA REGULAR SEASON LNBATWASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES10:30 PM12:49 AM480.0
DETROIT MUSCLENBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM480.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM480.0
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATDOCTOR, THE9:02 PM10:30 PM470.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBATHEAT/LAKERS 12/25/20044:00 PM6:00 PM470.0
CFB DAILYESPNU2:00 PM3:00 PM460.0
SPORTSCENTERUESPNU11:00 PM12:00 AM460.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL LFS2BELGIUM/BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA2:29 PM5:00 PM450.0
NASCAR SPECIALNBCSNTHE STATES OF NASCAR4:30 PM5:00 PM450.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM450.0
AMERICAS PREGAME LFS13115:00 PM6:00 PM440.0
WNBA REGULAR SEASON LNBATCHICAGO/NEW YORK7:00 PM9:02 PM440.0
ZONA PUMAUDN9:00 PM10:00 PM440.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM430.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM420.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 M2M RUSSIAN OPEN9:00 AM12:00 PM410.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM400.0
TRUCK TECHNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM400.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM390.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:30 AM1:00 AM370.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS117627:00 AM8:00 AM370.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QL PREG LFS1112:00 PM2:29 PM370.0
UFC TONIGHTFS18410:00 AM11:00 AM370.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS117626:00 AM7:00 AM360.0
CFB DAILYESPNU3:00 PM4:00 PM340.0
UFC FOXFS213:LAWLER/BROWN5:00 PM7:00 PM340.0
ATHLETICSBEINIAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE – ZURICH11:00 PM1:00 AM330.0
CHARLIE MOORENBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM330.0
ATHLETICSBEINIAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE – ZURICH2:00 PM4:00 PM310.0
ESPN RADIO LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM310.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONESPNU4:00 PM5:00 PM310.0
OUTLAW PULLING SERIESNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM310.0
JAY GLAZERS BUS TOURFS1111:00 AM11:30 AM300.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF7:00 AM8:00 AM300.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF8:00 AM9:00 AM300.0
SEASONS ON THE FLYNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM300.0
ESPN FCENN1:00 AM1:30 AM290.0
UFC SPECIALSFOXDMAX:TJ DILLASHAW VS R BARAO8:00 PM8:30 PM290.0
FISHERS ATV SERIESNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM290.0
WHITETAIL DIARIESNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM290.0
ESPN FCENN12:00 AM12:30 AM280.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENN11:00 AM12:00 PM280.0
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF1:30 AM2:00 AM270.0
PASIONUDN4:00 PM6:00 PM270.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM260.0
OPEN COURTNBAT7- THE FRONT COURT6:00 PM7:00 PM260.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM260.0
NASCAR K&N SERIESNBCSNVIRGINIA12:30 AM1:30 AM260.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:00 AM7:30 AM250.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM250.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW1:00 PM1:30 PM240.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM10:21 AM240.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENN10:21 AM11:00 AM240.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM240.0
UEFA EURO ELIMINATORIASFOXDITALIA VS MALTA2:30 PM5:00 PM220.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS117629:00 AM10:00 AM220.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM220.0
ATHLETIX MAGAZINEBEINATHLETIX MAGAZINE1:30 PM2:00 PM210.0
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF1:00 AM1:30 AM210.0
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATDOCTOR, THE12:49 AM2:00 AM210.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN6:00 AM6:30 AM200.0
FIRST TAKE REENN9:00 AM9:30 AM200.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF12:00 AM1:00 AM200.0
CENTRAL FOX MEX PRIMEFOXD7:00 PM8:00 PM190.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FTBL PREVFS1212:30 PM1:00 PM190.0
FANATICOS DEL FRIOUDN8:00 PM9:00 PM190.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM180.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS117628:00 AM9:00 AM180.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:30 AM8:00 AM170.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBAT2000 FINALS G6 – PACERS/LAKERS12:00 PM2:00 PM170.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN6:30 AM7:00 AM160.0
FIRST TAKE REENN9:30 AM10:00 AM160.0
WMN COLL SOCCER REG SSN LESPNURUTGERS/PRINCETON5:00 PM6:53 PM160.0
PURE SPORTSFS1FOOTBALL11:30 AM12:00 PM160.0
RED BULL AIR RACEFS2ASCOT11:00 AM12:30 PM160.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBATLAKERS/CLIPPERS 3/6/200010:00 AM12:00 PM160.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN8:00 AM8:30 AM150.0
OPEN COURTNBAT8- THE BACK COURT2:00 AM3:00 AM150.0
ESPN FCENN1:30 AM2:00 AM140.0
MECUM DEALMAKERSNBCSN206: HARRISBURG1:30 AM2:30 AM140.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN11:00 AM12:00 PM140.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN8:00 AM8:30 AM130.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN8:30 AM9:00 AM120.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM120.0
UFC  TONIGHTFS2842:00 AM3:00 AM120.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM120.0
SUPER ESTADIOUDN8:00 AM11:00 AM120.0
E:60ENN2:00 AM3:00 AM110.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOXD1:00 PM2:00 PM110.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUALFS2ITALY/MALTA11:00 PM1:00 AM110.0
WORLD POKER TOURFS2ALPHA8 LAS VEGAS PT27:00 PM8:00 PM110.0
BAYERN MUNICH TVUDN12:00 PM3:00 PM110.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM110.0
EXPRESS XTRABEINXTRA WEEKDAY – L10:00 PM11:00 PM100.0
ZONA PUMAUDN10:00 PM11:00 PM100.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVENBCSN8:30 AM9:00 AM90.0
EXPRESS XTRABEINXTRA WEEDAY – R1:00 AM2:00 AM80.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBAT1995 EC SEMIS G6 – MAGIC/BULLS8:00 AM10:00 AM80.0
FANATICOS DEL FRIOUDN2:00 AM3:00 AM80.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 AM8:00 AM80.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW2:00 AM2:30 AM70.0
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINREAL MADRID VS. BETIS11:00 AM1:00 PM70.0
NCAA FOOTBALL ON FOXDFOXDMICHIGAN VS UTAH8:30 PM12:00 AM70.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLYFOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM60.0
UEFA EURO ELIMFOXD20162:00 PM2:30 PM60.0
TORC: OFFFS2CHICAGO 19:00 PM10:00 PM60.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QL HIGHLIFS2MATCH DAY 7 THURSDAY1:00 AM2:00 AM60.0
WORLD POKER TOURFS2BAY 101 SHOOTING STAR-PT 38:00 PM9:00 PM60.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN7:00 AM8:00 AM60.0
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM50.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FTBL PREVFS1112:00 PM12:30 PM50.0
UFC  TONIGHTFS2848:00 AM9:00 AM50.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBATMAGIC/HORNETS 11/9/19946:00 AM8:00 AM50.0
F1: OFF THE GRIDNBCSNSILVERSTONE2:30 AM3:00 AM40.0

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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