Notre Dame-Kentucky, Arizona-Wisconsin lead cable sports nets for Saturday March 28, 2015

 

Kentucky’s close call with Notre Dame on TBS easily led the cable sports landscape on Saturday with 14.747 million viewers and a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Wisconsin’s win over Arizona in the early TBS game averaged 8.801 million viewers and a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

NCWTS Racing on Fox Sports 1 averaged 1.1 million viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

In women’s NCAA tournament action on ESPN Texas vs Connecticut averaged 1.053 million viewers and Duke vs Maryland averaged 915,000 viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday March 28, 2015:

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Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
NOTRE DAME/KENTUCKY TBSC Sat 08:40P-11:05P 14747
TBS NCAA BSKBL-BRIDGE-SAT TBSC Sat 08:30P-08:40P 10831
ARIZONA/WISCONSIN TBSC Sat 06:00P-08:30P 8801
TBS NCAA BKB POST GAME-SA TBSC Sat 11:09P-11:44P 5355
ROAD TO FINAL FOUR-SAT TBSC Sat 05:00P-06:00P 1574
NCWTS RACING L FS1 Sat 02:30P-04:52P 1100
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 1074
TEXAS/CONNECTICUT ESPN Sat 12:00P-01:52P 1053
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 1002
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sat 09:00A-10:00A 975
MEXICO / ECUADOR UDN Sat 09:20P-11:46P 964
NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN Sat 01:52P-02:20P 918
GONZAGA/TENNESSEE ESPN Sat 07:04P-09:32P 915
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 846
DUKE/MARYLAND ESPN Sat 04:32P-06:36P 816
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Sat 11:00P-12:00A 802
DAYTON/LOUISVILLE ESPN Sat 02:20P-04:32P 780
NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN Sat 06:36P-07:04P 711
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 04:52P-05:30P 697
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN Sat 12:00A-01:00A 646
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 646
PGA TOUR GOLF Sat 01:00P-02:55P 627
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 613
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 527
NCWTS SETUP L FS1 Sat 02:00P-02:30P 513
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 03:00A-04:00A 499
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sat 09:32P-11:00P 496
NCWTS QUALIFYING L FS1 Sat 11:00A-12:30P 492
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN Sat 01:00A-02:00A 485
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Sat 11:46P-12:00A 471
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 439
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC L FS1 Sat 10:00A-11:00A 438
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 04:00A-05:00A 419
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN P L FS1 Sat 01:30P-02:00P 410
F1 RACING L NBCS Sat 02:30A-04:55A 384
NHRA QUALIFYING ESP2 Sat 08:14P-09:30P 368
FUTBOL CENTRAL (PT) SAT UDN Sat 08:30P-09:20P 331
PGA TOUR: HANDOFF GOLF Sat 05:57P-06:07P 306
JOCKEY CLUB RACING TOUR L FS1 Sat 12:30P-01:30P 291
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR L FS1 Sat 08:00P-10:51P 277
WMNS COLL GYMNASTICS ESP2 Sat 01:00P-03:00P 273
BAL AT NYY MLBN Sat 01:00P-03:53P 262
F1 QUALIFYING NBCS Sat 06:00A-06:43A 258
F1 EXTRA NBCS Sat 04:55A-05:30A 254
DENVER/BOSTON COLLEGE ESP2 Sat 03:00P-05:31P 241
SPRING TRAINING BRIDGE MLBN Sat 03:53P-04:00P 239
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING NBCS Sat 09:00P-11:00P 216
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 02:00P-03:00P 213
NHRA SPORTSMAN SERIES ESP2 Sat 10:00A-11:00A 199
CHAMPIONS TOUR GOLF Sat 02:55P-05:57P 197
CHEERLEADING ESP2 Sat 12:00P-01:00P 196
CHEERLEADING ESP2 Sat 11:00A-12:00P 193
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Sat 12:00A-01:00A 191
NBA HOME VIDEO NBAT Sat 03:00P-04:00P 188
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 01:00P-02:00P 187
LPGA TOUR GOLF Sat 06:07P-09:21P 175
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL FS1 Sat 08:30A-10:00A 170
OAK AT CWS MLBN Sat 04:00P-07:29P 170
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 07:30A-09:00A 169
MEXICO/ECUADOR ESP2 Sat 09:30P-11:38P 167
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 05:00P-06:00P 162
MINNESOTA DULUTH/BOSTON U ESP2 Sat 05:31P-08:14P 158
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING NBCS Sat 07:00P-09:00P 157
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 03:00P-04:00P 156
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 04:00P-05:00P 156
ST. CLOUD ST/NORTH DAKOTA ESNU Sat 09:13P-11:44P 148
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS NBCS Sat 11:00A-04:00P 147
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 144
NFL GREATEST GAMES NFLN Sat 01:00P-02:30P 138
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Sat 07:00P-08:30P 137
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 135
NBA SPECIAL NBAT Sat 04:00P-05:00P 133
NFL LIVE ESP2 Sat 09:30A-10:00A 132
SPORTSNATION ESP2 Sat 09:00A-09:30A 127
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESP2 Sat 11:38P-12:37A 126
F1 QUALIFYING NBCS Sat 05:00P-06:30P 124
PHI AT MIN MLBN Sat 11:26P-02:00A 122
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sat 09:00P-10:00P 120
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 06:00A-07:30A 117
NBA TONIGHT     L ESP2 Sat 12:37A-01:07A 117
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING NBCS Sat 11:00P-01:00A 116
INTENTIONAL TALK 12P MLBN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 115
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 114
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sat 08:00P-09:00P 113
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sat 10:53A-11:00A 107
INTL SOCCER FRIENDLIES BEIN Sat 04:15P-06:35P 106
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN P L FS2 Sat 01:00P-02:00P 106
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sat 09:00A-01:00P 105
SYRACUSE/NOTRE DAME ESNU Sat 12:00P-02:34P 104
PGA TOUR: NBC GOLF Sat 10:21P-03:00A 103
DET AT TOR MLBN Sat 09:00A-10:53A 102
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 10:51P-12:00A 101
GOLDEN BOY MEXICO FOXD Sat 10:00P-12:37A 100
BULLS/KNICKS 3/28/1995 NBAT Sat 01:00P-03:00P 97
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 11:00P-12:00A 95
SUPER BOWL XLIX: NE VS. S NFLN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 95
SD AT TEX MLBN Sat 08:30P-11:20P 94
INTENTIONAL TALK 11:30P MLBN Sat 11:20P-11:26P 94
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sat 08:30A-10:30A 94
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 12:00A-01:00A 94
HOLANDA VS TURQUIA FOXD Sat 03:30P-06:00P 93
NFL GREATEST GAMES NFLN Sat 02:30P-04:00P 93
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ENN Sat 06:00P-06:42P 91
SPORTSCENTERU     L ESNU Sat 11:44P-12:00A 91
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 07:00P-08:00P 91
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL ESP2 Sat 01:07A-02:00A 82
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 07:29P-08:30P 78
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 77
NBA TV THE DREAM TEAM NBAT Sat 11:30P-01:00A 76
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 02:00A-04:00A 74
2011 DIVISIONAL NO VS. SF NFLN Sat 04:00P-07:00P 74
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 12:00A-01:00A 73
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 05:30A-06:00A 72
IVY LEAGUE LACROSSE L FS1 Sat 05:30P-07:40P 72
NBA INSIDE STUFF P NBAT Sat 12:00P-12:30P 72
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD NBCS Sat 10:30A-11:00A 72
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO FOXD Sat 03:00P-03:30P 71
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 71
SHAQ NBAT Sat 12:30P-01:00P 69
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 69
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR NBCS Sat 04:00P-05:00P 66
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 01:00A-01:30A 66
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 04:00A-05:30A 65
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sat 08:00A-09:00A 65
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 63
PROVIDENCE/MIAMI (OHIO) ESNU Sat 06:51P-09:13P 62
WSOF FUTURE CHAMPIONS NBCS Sat 06:30P-07:00P 62
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 01:00A-01:30A 61
THE ANNOUNCEMENT NBAT Sat 05:00P-06:30P 61
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Sat 09:21P-10:21P 60
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 06:00P-07:00P 60
PROVIDENCE/MIAMI (OH) ENN Sat 06:33P-06:51P 57
RIT/MINNESOTA ST MANKATO ESNU Sat 04:02P-06:51P 57
NYY AT PHI MLBN Sat 06:00A-08:00A 57
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 57
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 07:00P-08:00P 56
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Sat 06:00A-06:30A 56
F1 QUALIFYING NBCS Sat 01:00A-02:30A 56
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 08:00P-09:01P 54
RUTGERS/JOHNS HOPKINS ESNU Sat 02:34P-04:02P 54
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL L FS2 Sat 03:30P-06:00P 54
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 10:00P-11:00P 54
ISRAEL VS GALES FOXD Sat 06:00P-08:00P 53
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Sat 08:00P-09:00P 53
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sat 07:00A-08:00A 53
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sat 06:43A-08:30A 53
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 09:59P-11:00P 50
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 11:30P-12:00A 50
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Sat 06:30A-07:00A 49
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEAT NBAT Sat 11:00P-11:30P 49
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 09:00A-09:30A 49
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 01:30A-02:00A 48
LA ULT PALABRA WKND FOXD Sat 12:37A-01:37A 48
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 11:00A-12:00P 46
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – L BEIN Sat 06:35P-07:05P 44
EL TRI EN 60 UDN Sat 01:00A-02:00A 44
LA ULT PALABRA WKND ENC FOXD Sat 11:00A-12:00P 43
KC AT ARI MLBN Sat 02:00A-05:00A 42
MOBIL 1 (THE GRID) UDN Sat 02:00A-02:30A 42
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 11:00P-11:30P 41
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS1 Sat 07:40P-08:00P 41
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 10:00A-11:00A 41
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 09:00A-10:00A 41
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 03:00A-04:00A 41
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 09:30A-10:00A 41
SPORTSNATION ENN Sat 11:30A-12:00P 40
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 06:00A-07:00A 40
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 01:30A-02:00A 40
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEAT NBAT Sat 02:30A-03:00A 40
HIS & HERS ENN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 39
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 08:30A-09:30A 39
NCWTS  RACING FS1 Sat 03:00A-05:30A 39
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 02:00A-02:30A 39
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 05:30A-06:00A 39
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 08:00A-09:00A 38
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 38
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 03:00P-04:00P 38
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Sat 09:30A-10:00A 37
10 FS1 Sat 05:30A-06:00A 37
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 03:30A-04:00A 37
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 01:30A-02:00A 37
LA ULT PALABRA WKND FOXD Sat 08:30P-09:30P 36
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sat 07:00P-11:00P 35
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 07:00A-08:00A 35
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 04:00A-04:30A 34
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 04:00A-05:00A 34
NASCAR RACE HUB WKND ED L FS2 Sat 12:30P-01:00P 33
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 03:00A-03:30A 33
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 33
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 09:30A-10:00A 32
REPUBLICA CHECA VS LETONI FOXD Sat 12:51P-03:00P 32
UEFA EURO 2016 QL HIGHLI FS2 Sat 02:00P-03:00P 32
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Sat 07:00P-08:00P 32
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 09:01P-09:59P 31
UCL MAGAZINE FS2 Sat 03:00P-03:30P 31
USMNT EN 60 UDN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 31
SPORTSNATION ENN Sat 11:00A-11:30A 29
CENTRAL FOX WKND FOXD Sat 01:37A-02:36A 29
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 29
GLADIADORES DE HOY – R FOXD Sat 09:30P-10:00P 28
FORMULA 1 SAT UDN Sat 02:30A-02:51A 28
CENTRAL FOX WKND EARLY FOXD Sat 12:00P-12:51P 27
CHAMPIONS TOUR GOLF Sat 04:00A-06:00A 27
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 04:30A-05:00A 27
LA ULT PALABRA WKND ENC FOXD Sat 09:00A-10:00A 26
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Sat 03:00A-04:00A 26
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 04:00P-05:00P 26
SPORTSCENTERU     L ESNU Sat 12:00A-01:00A 25
CENTRAL FOX WKND ENC FOXD Sat 10:00A-11:00A 25
NBA INSIDE STUFF REAIR NBAT Sat 06:30P-07:00P 25
UEFA CL SEMANAL FOXD Sat 08:00P-08:30P 24
INTL SOCCER FRIENDLIES BEIN Sat 10:00P-12:00A 23
90 IN 60 BEIN Sat 03:15P-04:15P 23
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK FS2 Sat 06:00P-06:30P 23
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 12:00A-12:30A 22
CENTRAL FOX US – R FOXD Sat 02:36A-04:00A 22
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sat 09:00P-09:30P 21
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 01:00A-01:30A 21
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 05:00A-05:30A 21
FIA FORMULA1 CMP MNDL SAT UDN Sat 02:51A-05:07A 21
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 05:00P-06:00P 21
LMF ZONA UDN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 21
EXPRESS PREGAME – L BEIN Sat 11:00A-11:15A 20
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 08:00A-08:30A 20
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 05:30A-06:00A 20
TRICOLOR ZONA UDN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 20
ST. CLOUD STATE/MICHIGAN ESNU Sat 10:00A-12:00P 19
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1 FS1 Sat 08:00A-08:30A 19
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 06:00A-07:00A 18
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Sat 11:00A-12:00P 18
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Sat 05:07A-06:00A 18
CENTRAL FOX WKND AM-R FOXD Sat 07:00A-08:00A 17
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 01:00A-02:00A 17
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 17
MOBIL 1 (THE GRID) UDN Sat 01:30P-02:00P 17
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 03:00A-03:30A 16
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 02:30A-03:00A 16
CENTRAL FOX WKND AM-R FOXD Sat 08:00A-09:00A 16
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 07:00A-08:00A 16
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 09:00A-09:30A 15
NBA TONIGHT ENN Sat 08:30A-09:00A 15
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 01:00A-02:00A 15
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Sat 06:30P-07:00P 15
INTL SOCCER FRIENDLIES BEIN Sat 09:00A-11:00A 14
SPORTSNATION ENN Sat 07:30A-08:00A 14
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 12:30A-01:00A 14
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 06:30A-07:30A 14
FIA FORMULA1 CMP MNDL (R) UDN Sat 02:00P-03:00P 14
GILLETTE WORLD SPORT UDN Sat 01:00P-01:30P 14
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 02:00A-02:30A 13
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Sat 06:30A-07:00A 13
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 03:00A-04:00A 13
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 02:00A-03:00A 13
LMF ZONA UDN Sat 09:00A-10:00A 13
CONEXION TDN UDN Sat 07:00A-07:30A 13
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 02:00A-03:00A 12
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK FS2 Sat 12:00P-12:30P 12
RUGBY BEIN Sat 07:05P-09:00P 11
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 06:00A-06:30A 11
SPORTSNATION ENN Sat 07:00A-07:30A 11
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 07:30A-08:30A 11
CONEXION TDN UDN Sat 07:30A-08:00A 11
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Sat 06:33A-07:00A 11
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 05:00A-06:00A 10
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 04:00A-05:00A 10
MALAYSIA UDN Sat 06:00A-06:33A 10
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 03:30A-04:00A 9
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 06:00A-06:30A 8
UFC  RELOADED FS2 Sat 08:00A-11:00A 8
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 04:00A-04:30A 7
UFC  TONIGHT FS2 Sat 06:00A-07:00A 7
RUGBY BEIN Sat 11:15A-01:15P 5
NATIONAL RUGBY LG L FS2 Sat 09:00P-11:04P 5
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Sat 01:00A-02:00A 5
RUGBY BEIN Sat 01:15P-03:15P 4
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 05:30A-06:00A 4
NATIONAL RUGBY LG L FS2 Sat 11:04P-01:00A 4
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sat 12:00A-12:30A 3
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Sat 04:00A-06:00A 3
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sat 09:30P-10:00P 2
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 05:00A-05:30A 2
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 04:30A-05:00A 2
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE L FS2 Sat 02:00A-04:02A 2
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sat 12:30A-01:00A 1
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sat 02:00A-02:30A 1
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sat 04:02A-05:00A 1
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK FS2 Sat 07:30A-08:00A 1
RUGBY BEIN Sat 01:00A-02:00A 0
LA LIGA WORLD – BEIN Sat 08:30A-09:00A 0
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Sat 06:00A-07:00A 0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sat 05:00A-06:00A 0
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK FS2 Sat 07:00A-07:30A 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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