PGA Cadillac Championship, NASCAR ‘Raceday’, Rangers-Blackhawks lead cable sports nets for Sunday March 8, 2015

 

PGA tour coverage of the Cadillac Championship from 1-3p on the Golf Channel led the cable sports networks on Sunday with 879,000 viewers. NASCAR Raceday on FS1 was second with 806,000.

The New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks averaged 731,000.  In women’s college hoops, Maryland vs. Ohio State in the Big 10 tourney on ESPN averaged 576,000.  The MLS Soccer on ESPN2 (New York vs Orlando) averaged 539,000.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday March 8, 2015:

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Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
PGA TOUR GOLF Sun 01:00P-02:59P 879
NASCAR RACEDAY L FS1 Sun 02:00P-02:30P 806
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sun 10:00A-01:00P 787
NHL REGULAR SEASON  L NBCS Sun 07:33P-10:09P 731
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Sun 11:03P-12:31A 721
SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN Sun 09:30A-10:00A 668
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Sun 12:31A-02:00A 657
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 640
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 632
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 612
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESPN Sun 07:00P-09:04P 576
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN Sun 09:00A-09:30A 575
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER     L ESP2 Sun 04:36P-07:12P 539
FA CUP RD 6 L FS1 Sun 11:53A-02:00P 506
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESPN Sun 03:30P-05:20P 455
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sun 07:12P-09:09P 454
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESPN Sun 09:04P-11:03P 451
NBA REGULAR SEASON   L NBAT Sun 07:00P-09:25P 439
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN Sun 05:20P-07:00P 409
NBA REGULAR SEASON   L NBAT Sun 09:25P-11:58P 359
LIGA MX L UDN Sun 06:49P-09:00P 356
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sun 09:09P-11:06P 342
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESPN Sun 01:00P-02:50P 340
NCAA STUDIO UPDATE  L ESPN Sun 02:50P-03:30P 321
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF Sun 12:00P-01:00P 319
NHL LIVE POST NBCS Sun 10:09P-10:35P 307
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L FS1 Sun 09:26P-11:31P 289
PROFILE:60 ESP2 Sun 11:30P-12:00A 283
PGA TOUR: CCNBC GOLF Sun 02:59P-06:00P 283
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L FS1 Sun 06:58P-09:26P 268
PROFILE:60 ESP2 Sun 11:06P-11:30P 259
BASSMASTER CLASSIC ESP2 Sun 10:30A-12:30P 256
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 10:00P-11:03P 236
COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L ESP2 Sun 02:37P-04:36P 235
COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L ESP2 Sun 12:30P-02:37P 234
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESP2 Sun 09:00A-10:00A 226
PGA TOUR GOLF Sun 07:00P-10:30P 216
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sun 04:00P-07:31P 216
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sun 08:33P-11:00P 212
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sun 01:00P-03:38P 191
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sun 07:31P-08:33P 190
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESNU Sun 05:30P-07:16P 186
SN MONTHLY JEERS ESP2 Sun 01:00A-01:30A 185
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 184
SPRING TRAINING BRIDGE MLBN Sun 03:38P-04:00P 182
NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBAT Sun 11:58P-01:00A 169
ESPN FC ESP2 Sun 12:00A-01:00A 168
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Sun 09:30A-10:30A 164
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 07:00P-08:00P 157
WOM BIG 12 CBB TOURN L FS1 Sun 04:54P-06:58P 155
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 12:52P-01:00P 155
LIGA MX SUN UDN Sun 01:50P-04:00P 150
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 148
FUTBOL CENTRAL UDN Sun 06:00P-06:49P 146
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 142
TOP 10 NFLN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 140
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 02:00P-03:01P 137
PROFILE:60 ESP2 Sun 08:30A-09:00A 137
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sun 11:00A-12:00P 136
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 11:03P-11:32P 135
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sun 07:30A-08:00A 124
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sun 06:00A-07:30A 121
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 01:00P-02:00P 120
WOM BIG 12 CBB TOURN L FS1 Sun 02:30P-04:13P 120
FA CUP MATCH DAY L FS1 Sun 11:30A-11:53A 119
SPORTS REPORTERS ENN Sun 11:30A-12:00P 118
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESP2 Sun 10:00A-10:30A 118
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 01:00A-01:30A 118
TOP 10 NFLN Sun 11:00A-12:00P 117
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 07:00P-08:00P 116
AMSOIL ARENACROSS FS1 Sun 10:30A-11:30A 115
CAUGHT IN THE DRAFT NFLN Sun 10:00P-11:00P 115
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sun 10:22A-11:00A 111
NBA PREGAME SHOW NBAT Sun 06:36P-07:00P 110
NBCSN SPORTS REPORT NBCS Sun 10:35P-11:31P 109
TOP 10 NFLN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 105
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 11:32P-12:01A 104
SOUND FX NFLN Sun 05:30P-06:00P 104
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 03:01P-04:03P 102
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sun 11:31P-12:30A 102
PROFILE:60 ESP2 Sun 08:00A-08:30A 100
CONCACAF U17 – L UDN Sun 10:00P-12:03A 99
CAUGHT IN THE DRAFT NFLN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 95
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 01:30A-02:00A 92
NFL REPLAY NFLN Sun 04:30P-05:30P 92
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESNU Sun 07:16P-07:40P 89
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Sun 10:30P-11:30P 86
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sun 11:00P-12:00A 86
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 12:01A-12:30A 85
NFL REPLAY NFLN Sun 03:00P-04:30P 84
NASCAR VICTORY LANE P FS1 Sun 12:30A-01:00A 83
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sun 10:00A-11:00A 83
CONCACAF U17 EN 60 UDN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 83
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 12:30A-01:00A 82
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sun 10:00A-12:00P 82
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESNU Sun 05:07P-05:30P 81
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sun 01:00P-01:30P 78
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ENN Sun 04:03P-05:50P 77
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sun 10:00A-12:52P 77
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sun 08:00A-10:00A 77
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 73
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 09:30A-10:00A 72
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 10:00A-11:00A 72
FUTBOL CENTRAL SUN UDN Sun 01:00P-01:50P 72
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Sun 06:00P-07:00P 71
CONCACAF U17 EN 60 UDN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 71
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 02:00A-02:30A 70
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 01:00A-01:30A 69
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 02:30A-03:00A 69
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 09:00A-10:00A 69
TOP 10 NFLN Sun 11:00P-12:00A 69
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESNU Sun 07:40P-09:30P 68
INSIDE THE BIG EAST D FS1 Sun 09:00A-09:30A 66
NFL REPLAY NFLN Sun 01:30P-03:00P 66
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 08:00A-09:00A 65
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 06:30P-07:00P 64
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sun 08:30A-10:22A 64
ESPNU STUDIO   L ESNU Sun 09:30P-10:00P 62
LPGA TOUR GOLF Sun 06:00A-08:30A 61
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE ESNU Sun 11:46P-12:00A 60
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 06:00A-07:00A 60
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Sun 11:00A-01:00P 60
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sun 09:00A-10:00A 60
COLL BASK POST SEASON ESNU Sun 12:00A-01:50A 59
TOP 10 NFLN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 59
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESNU Sun 03:03P-05:07P 58
CAA BASKETBALL L NBCS Sun 05:12P-07:33P 58
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 09:00A-09:30A 57
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 01:30A-02:00A 57
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 01:00A-02:00A 55
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sun 06:00P-06:36P 55
CYCLYSM NBCS Sun 12:30P-02:30P 52
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN ESNU Sun 10:00P-11:46P 51
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FS1 Sun 04:13P-04:54P 51
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 07:00A-08:00A 50
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sun 12:00A-02:49A 45
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 44
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 02:00A-02:30A 43
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE ESNU Sun 01:50A-02:00A 43
CAA BASKETBALL L NBCS Sun 02:30P-05:12P 43
REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUN UDN Sun 04:00P-05:00P 43
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 02:30A-03:00A 41
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 09:48A-10:00A 39
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 39
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 08:00A-09:00A 38
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 09:30A-10:00A 36
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 06:00P-06:30P 34
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Sun 12:00P-01:00P 34
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 10:00A-10:30A 33
USSA EVENTS NBCS Sun 12:01A-01:01A 33
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 33
CONCACAF EN 60 UDN Sun 11:00A-12:00P 33
EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL NBAT Sun 01:00P-03:00P 31
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 05:50P-06:00P 30
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 02:00A-03:00A 30
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Sun 01:00A-02:00A 30
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sun 06:00A-06:48A 30
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sun 01:00A-01:30A 29
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sun 07:00A-09:42A 28
RISING STARS OF USSA NBCS Sun 11:31P-12:01A 27
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 10:30A-11:00A 25
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 06:00A-07:00A 25
VOLVO OCEAN RACE NBCS Sun 12:00P-12:30P 25
NFL REPLAY NFLN Sun 01:30A-03:00A 24
COLLEGE LACROSSE ESNU Sun 10:00A-12:00P 23
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN Sun 09:42A-09:48A 23
D-LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON NBAT Sun 03:00P-05:00P 23
CONCACAF U17 EN 60 UDN Sun 05:00P-06:00P 22
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 06:00A-06:30A 21
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sun 06:00A-08:00A 21
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ENN Sun 11:00A-11:30A 20
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESNU Sun 01:00P-03:03P 20
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 07:00A-08:00A 20
NBA ACTION NBAT Sun 05:00P-05:30P 19
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Sun 02:00A-03:00A 18
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK FS2 Sun 11:30P-12:00A 18
SOMOS MLS UDN Sun 12:03A-01:03A 18
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sun 09:00A-10:00A 18
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Sun 11:00A-12:00P 17
UFC  COUNTDOWN FS2 Sun 12:00A-01:00A 17
HIGH TOPS NBAT Sun 05:30P-06:00P 17
CYCLYSM NBCS Sun 01:01A-03:00A 17
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Sun 12:00P-01:00P 16
UFC  COUNTDOWN FS2 Sun 06:00P-07:00P 16
VOLVO OCEAN RACE UDN Sun 08:30A-09:00A 15
NASCAR ON FOXD-SPRINT CUP FOXD Sun 03:30P-06:40P 14
UCL 13-14 RD16 -R FOXD Sun 09:30A-11:30A 13
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Sun 01:03A-02:03A 13
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 08:30A-09:30A 12
WOM BIG EAST CBB TOURN L FS2 Sun 07:00P-09:00P 12
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 07:30A-08:00A 11
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 07:30A-08:30A 11
WOM BIG EAST CBB TOURN L FS2 Sun 01:00P-03:00P 11
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 06:30A-07:00A 10
UEFA CL SEMANAL-R FOXD Sun 09:00A-09:30A 10
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 10
UFC FIGHTERS CUT FS2 Sun 10:30A-11:00A 9
CONEXION TDN UDN Sun 07:30A-08:00A 9
CENTRAL FOX WKND AM-R FOXD Sun 08:00A-09:00A 8
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO FOXD Sun 06:40P-07:00P 8
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR FS2 Sun 06:00A-09:30A 8
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 06:48A-07:00A 8
CONEXION TDN UDN Sun 07:00A-07:30A 8
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 07:00A-07:30A 7
MOBIL 1 (THE GRID) UDN Sun 08:00A-08:30A 7
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDER FS2 Sun 05:30P-06:00P 6
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 Sun 11:17P-11:30P 6
WOM BIG EAST CBB TOURN L FS2 Sun 09:30P-11:17P 6
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sun 10:00A-11:00A 6
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 5
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1 FS2 Sun 09:00P-09:30P 5
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 06:30A-07:30A 4
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 06:00A-06:30A 3
CENTRAL FOX WKND AM-R FOXD Sun 07:00A-08:00A 2
SHUT UP AND DRIVE! FS2 Sun 03:00P-03:30P 2
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK FS2 Sun 10:00A-10:30A 2
WOM BIG EAST CBB TOURN L FS2 Sun 03:30P-05:30P 1
UCL MAGAZINE FS2 Sun 09:30A-10:00A 1
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Sun 06:00A-07:00A 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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