Ohio State-Virginia Tech football, U.S. Open Tennis lead cable sports TV ratings for Monday September 7, 2015

 

Sadly, another Monday where I got a limited set of the cable sports nets’ numbers. I’m including what I have below. Ohio State/Virginia Tech definitely led the cable sports nets (and all of cable) regardless.

ESPN mashed the 11:30p-midnight SportsCenter with the midnight-1:01a SportsCenter (Scott Van Pelt’s midnight debut) and recorded it as a 91 minute SportsCenter that averaged 2.155 million viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday September 7, 2015:

Program Net Episode Start End Viewers (000) 18-49 Rtg
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  L ESPN OHIO STATE/VIRGINIA TECH 7:54 PM 11:16 PM 10585 3.8
COLL FTBL REG SSN SUST L ESPN 11:16 PM 11:30 PM 7065 2.9
TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME   L ESPN2 ROUND OF 16 7:13 PM 12:05 AM 2239 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 11:30 PM 1:01 AM 2155 1.0
COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 7:00 PM 7:54 PM 2077 0.7
TENNIS: US OPEN AFT     L ESPN2 ROUND OF 16 11:00 AM 7:13 PM 1489 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:01 AM 2:00 AM 997 0.5
NHRA DRAG RACING ESPN US NATIONALS 4:23 PM 7:00 PM 935 0.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 808 0.4
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 771 0.4
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 770 0.4
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 763 0.3
MLB HOLIDAY L ESPN BALTIMORE/NEW YORK YANKEES 1:00 PM 4:23 PM 718 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 586 0.3
PGA TOUR GOLF 2015 DEUTSCHE BANK CHP 11:30 AM 1:30 PM 539 0.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 537 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 3:00 AM 4:00 AM 525 0.3
FIRST TAKE   L ESPN2 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 487 0.2
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL L FS1 SCOTLAND/GERMANY 2:28 PM 5:00 PM 453 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 4:00 AM 5:00 AM 424 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 5:00 AM 6:00 AM 411 0.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 6:00 AM 7:30 AM 365 0.2
PRIME BASEBALL GAME MLBN LAD AT LAA/MIN AT KC 9:00 PM 1:00 AM 351 0.1
AROUND THE NFL NFLN AROUND THE NFL 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 348 0.2
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 308 0.1
NFL FANTASY LIVE NFLN NFL FANTASY LIVE 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 295 0.2
BASEBALL TONIGHT  L ESPN2 12:05 AM 1:05 AM 264 0.1
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ENN 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 263 0.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L ESPN2 6:00 AM 10:00 AM 263 0.1
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN BUTKUS & SAYERS 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 252 0.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 11:00 PM 12:00 AM 246 0.1
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 237 0.1
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 229 0.1
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN ROGER STAUBACH 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 223 0.0
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN 2006 ROSE BOWL 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 209 0.1
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 204 0.1
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN RICKY WILLIAMS 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 199 0.1
ARNIE GOLF EP 1 ARNIE & HIS ARMY 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 198 0.0
AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME MLBN HOU AT OAK/COL AT SD 4:00 PM 8:01 PM 195 0.1
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN CHRIS SPIELMAN 12:00 AM 1:00 AM 194 0.1
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN SEAN TAYLOR 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 191 0.1
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN DOUG FLUTIE 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 188 0.1
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ENN 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 187 0.1
MLB TONIGHT PRIME MLBN MLB TONIGHT 8:01 PM 9:00 PM 183 0.1
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN LYLE ALZADO 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 181 0.1
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN BRANDON MARSHALL 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 178 0.1
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE NBCSN DARLINGTON 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 174 0.0
NFL HQ NFLN NFL HQ 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 174 0.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   L ESPNU 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 167 0.1
UEFA EURO 2016 QL PREG L FS1 14 2:00 PM 2:28 PM 164 0.1
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  L ESPNU 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 163 0.1
NFL HQ NFLN NFL HQ 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 163 0.1
QUICK PITCH MLBN QP 1A 1:00 AM 2:01 AM 159 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE ESPNU 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 151 0.0
CFB DAILY   L ESPNU 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 145 0.1
YEAR OF THE QUARTERBACK ESPN2 THE BRADY 6 1:05 AM 2:00 AM 141 0.0
CFB DAILY   L ESPNU 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 131 0.1
MLB TONIGHT MLBN MLB TONIGHT 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 131 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF 10:00 AM 11:30 AM 129 0.0
NASCAR RACE HUB L FS1 391 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 125 0.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ENN 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 124 0.1
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL L FS1 ARMENIA/DENMARK 11:52 AM 2:00 PM 124 0.1
JOCKEY CLUB RACING TOUR L FS1 SARATOGA RACE COURSE-SARATOGA SPRINGS NY 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 123 0.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ENN 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 121 0.1
UEFA EURO ELIMINATORIAS FOXD ESCOCIA VS ALEMANIA 2:30 PM 4:48 PM 119 0.1
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ENN 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 118 0.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN2 30 FOR 30: RAND UNIVERSITY 2:00 AM 3:00 AM 116 0.0
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF 6:07 PM 7:07 PM 115 0.0
CRUNCH TIME ESPNU 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 113 0.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE ESPNU 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 101 0.0
PLAYS OF THE MONTH MLBN AUGUST 12P 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 101 0.0
BIG RED RACER NBCSN 106 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 101 0.0
ESPNU STUDIO ESPNU 2015 HEISMAN HOUSE SPECIAL 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 100 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEAT ESPN2 OHIO ST/VIRGINIA TECH 3:00 AM 5:00 AM 96 0.0
DUNK CONTEST NBAT 2000 DUNK CONTEST 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 96 0.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEAT ESPNU OHIO STATE/VIRGINIA TECH 12:00 AM 3:00 AM 94 0.0
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN 2006 ROSE BOWL 1:00 AM 2:00 AM 94 0.0
BASS 2 BILLFISH NBCSN 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 93 0.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ENN 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 92 0.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN NFL TOTAL ACCESS 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 92 0.0
DUNK CONTEST NBAT 1991 DUNK CONTEST 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 91 0.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPNU 30 FOR 30: THE U PART 2 10:00 PM 12:00 AM 88 0.0
NASCAR AMERICA NBCSN 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 88 0.0
PLAYS OF THE MONTH MLBN AUGUST 10A 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 85 0.0
NASCAR VICTORY  LANE FS1 DARLINGTON 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 83 0.0
DUNK CONTEST NBAT 1990 DUNK CONTEST 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 83 0.0
DEER & DEER HUNTING TV NBCSN 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 83 0.0
FISHING W ROLAND MARTIN NBCSN 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 83 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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