Pro Bowl, NFL Countdown, NHL All-Star Game lead cable sports networks for Sunday January 25, 2015

 

The Pro Bowl saw its lowest viewing since 2007 when the game aired on CBS on a Saturday night after the Super Bowl,  but with 8.77 million viewers and a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, it still had plenty enough juice to lead the cable sports nets for the day, and all of cable. In fact, significant decrease or no, it was still the most-watched program on all of the cable networks (not just the sports nets) for the entire week.

The NFL Countdown that aired before the Pro Bowl and the SportsCenter that aired after it were 2nd and 3rd for the day with 2.29 million and 2.08 million viewers respectively.

The NHL All-Star game on NBCSN was fourth for the day with 1.194 million viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday January 25, 2015:

This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific.

Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
NFL PRO BOWL            L ESPN Sun 08:00P-11:24P 8770
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN Sun 06:08P-08:00P 2290
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Sun 11:24P-01:00A 2077
NHL ALL-STAR GAME NBCS Sun 05:00P-08:08P 1194
X GAMES                 L ESPN Sun 01:00P-06:08P 1127
PGA TOUR GOLF Sun 02:58P-07:00P 1085
NFL COUNTDOWN           L ESPN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 1016
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Sun 01:00A-02:30A 889
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sun 10:00A-12:00P 828
SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN Sun 09:30A-10:00A 714
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND  L ESPN Sun 09:00A-09:30A 677
TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L ESP2 Sun 09:00P-02:42A 653
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 620
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 594
PBA BOWLING ESP2 Sun 01:00P-03:00P 564
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESNU Sun 06:30P-08:42P 554
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 552
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 01:00P-01:30P 444
TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN ESP2 Sun 09:00A-01:00P 433
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 01:30P-02:00P 410
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 12:30P-01:00P 395
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 03:00P-03:30P 391
CHAMPIONS TOUR GOLF Sun 07:00P-10:05P 390
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 02:00P-02:30P 386
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 04:00P-04:30P 379
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 04:30P-05:00P 371
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 03:30P-04:00P 366
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 02:30P-03:00P 353
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 12:00P-12:30P 349
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L ESP2 Sun 05:02P-07:28P 277
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sun 05:00P-08:00P 277
WMNS COLL GYMNASTICS ESP2 Sun 07:28P-09:00P 256
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 11:30A-12:00P 254
NBCSN SPORTS REPORT NBCS Sun 08:08P-09:00P 253
NHL SUPERSKILLS COMP NBCS Sun 02:30P-05:00P 251
UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMP L FS1 Sun 07:00A-02:30P 245
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L ESP2 Sun 03:00P-05:02P 230
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESNU Sun 08:42P-10:28P 218
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 11:00A-11:30A 205
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sun 11:14P-12:30A 201
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sun 12:30A-01:30A 199
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 10:00A-10:30A 189
SPORTSCENTERU     L ESNU Sun 06:00P-06:30P 185
TENNIS: AUSTRALIAN OPEN L ESP2 Sun 06:00A-08:29A 184
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 10:30A-11:00A 183
NBA REGULAR SEASON   L NBAT Sun 08:01P-10:47P 164
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS NBCS Sun 09:00P-11:30P 156
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 09:30A-10:00A 150
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 01:00P-02:00P 146
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 09:00A-09:30A 146
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF Sun 01:00P-02:58P 138
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ENN Sun 09:00A-10:00A 137
FA CUP RD 4 L FS2 Sun 10:55A-01:00P 137
ESPN PRESENTS ENN Sun 11:30A-12:00P 135
AMERICAS GAME NFLN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 133
CURLING NBCS Sun 12:30P-02:30P 131
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FS1 Sun 07:00P-09:00P 130
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 07:00P-08:00P 127
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ENN Sun 10:00A-10:30A 126
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ENN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 126
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sun 11:00A-12:00P 126
COLINS NEW FTBL SHOW ESP2 Sun 08:29A-09:00A 125
NBA PREGAME SHOW NBAT Sun 07:30P-08:01P 116
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 115
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 08:30A-09:00A 114
SPORTS REPORTERS ENN Sun 10:30A-11:00A 113
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESNU Sun 04:11P-06:00P 113
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sun 12:00P-01:00P 112
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 02:00P-03:00P 111
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Sun 10:28P-11:00P 110
NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBAT Sun 10:47P-11:30P 109
SKIING NBCS Sun 10:30A-12:00P 108
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ENN Sun 11:00A-11:30A 102
VOLVO OCEAN RACE NBCS Sun 12:00P-12:30P 102
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 05:00P-06:00P 100
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sun 08:30A-10:30A 96
UFC  COUNTDOWN FS1 Sun 10:00P-11:00P 93
2 WITNESS AN ICON MLBN Sun 03:00P-04:00P 93
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 90
WOM COLL BKBL: BIG 12 L FS1 Sun 04:30P-06:30P 90
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIE MLBN Sun 01:00P-03:00P 89
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 08:00A-08:30A 89
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 03:00P-04:00P 85
INSIDE THE BIG EAST D FS1 Sun 09:00P-09:30P 83
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 10:00P-11:14P 82
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 10:00P-11:22P 80
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L ESNU Sun 12:00P-02:15P 80
PGA TOUR GOLF Sun 07:00A-11:00A 80
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER FS1 Sun 09:30P-10:00P 76
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sun 12:00A-01:00A 74
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Sun 01:00P-02:00P 73
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 73
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 07:30A-08:00A 71
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Sun 10:05P-11:05P 70
NBA REGULAR SEASON RE-AIR NBAT Sun 12:00P-02:30P 69
WOM COLL BKBL: BIG EAST L FS1 Sun 02:30P-04:30P 68
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 04:00P-05:00P 67
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 11:22P-11:30P 67
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ENN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 67
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sun 11:00P-12:00A 67
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESNU Sun 11:00A-12:00P 66
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sun 06:00P-07:30P 66
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 04:00P-05:00P 64
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sun 11:30P-12:00A 64
MR. BASEBALL MLBN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 60
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 01:00A-02:00A 57
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 10:00A-10:30A 56
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 02:00A-03:00A 54
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 11:00A-11:30A 53
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 07:00A-07:30A 52
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 Sun 02:30P-03:00P 51
NBA ACTION NBAT Sun 02:30P-03:00P 51
FA CUP RD 4 L FS2 Sun 08:55A-10:55A 50
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 12:00A-01:00A 50
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 11:30A-12:00P 50
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 49
MEN IN BLAZERS NBCS Sun 08:00A-08:30A 49
SERIE A – L BEIN Sun 02:40P-04:45P 47
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 10:30A-11:00A 47
LA LIGA BBVA-L- BEIN Sun 11:00A-12:55P 45
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 12:00A-12:30A 45
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN ESNU Sun 11:00P-12:30A 45
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 06:30A-07:00A 44
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 11:30P-12:00A 43
KEN BURNS BASEBALL MLBN Sun 09:00P-11:30P 41
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 07:30A-08:00A 40
MLB NETWORK SPECIAL MLBN Sun 07:00P-08:00P 40
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 09:30A-10:00A 40
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 09:00A-09:30A 39
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 10:00A-10:30A 39
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 Sun 02:00P-02:30P 38
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACIN FS2 Sun 04:30P-06:00P 38
MLB NETWORK SPECIAL MLBN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 38
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 08:30A-09:00A 38
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 12:30A-01:00A 37
NASCAR 2015: A NEW ERA FS2 Sun 06:00P-07:00P 37
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR FS2 Sun 08:00P-11:00P 36
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 05:00P-06:00P 36
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 06:00A-06:30A 35
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FS1 Sun 06:30P-07:00P 35
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 10:30A-11:00A 35
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – L BEIN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 34
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sun 06:00A-08:00A 32
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 07:00A-07:30A 31
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 09:00A-10:00A 30
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 06:30A-07:00A 29
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 08:00A-08:30A 29
FILM SESSION NFLN Sun 06:00A-06:30A 28
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 01:00A-01:30A 27
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 01:00A-02:00A 27
BASEBALL SEASONS MLBN Sun 11:00A-12:00P 27
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN  L ESNU Sun 02:15P-04:11P 25
SERIE A – L BEIN Sun 08:55A-11:00A 24
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Sun 06:30A-07:00A 24
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS2 Sun 07:30P-08:00P 24
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 24
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 01:30A-02:00A 23
WMNS COLL BKBL REG SSN ESNU Sun 12:30A-02:00A 23
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 23
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 10:00A-11:00A 22
D-LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON NBAT Sun 03:00P-05:00P 22
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Sun 06:00A-06:30A 21
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1 FS2 Sun 07:00P-07:30P 21
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACIN FS2 Sun 03:00P-04:00P 21
NHL ALL-STAR GAME-ENCORE NBCS Sun 11:30P-02:38A 20
UFC FOX POST FIGHT FS2 Sun 06:00A-07:00A 19
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sun 11:30P-12:00A 19
ASSOCIATION, THE NBAT Sun 05:30P-06:00P 19
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sun 05:00P-05:30P 18
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 06:00A-06:30A 18
EXPRESS WRAPUP  – L BEIN Sun 04:45P-05:00P 17
LIGUE 1 BEIN Sun 12:55P-02:30P 17
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 07:30A-08:00A 17
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 09:00A-09:30A 17
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 06:00A-06:30A 17
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 06:30A-07:00A 17
NBA ACTION NBAT Sun 05:00P-05:30P 17
NEGRO LEAGUES MLBN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 16
LIGUE 1 BEIN Sun 07:00P-09:00P 15
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sun 05:30P-06:00P 15
100,000 CAMERAS: NASCAR FS2 Sun 04:00P-04:30P 14
EXPRESS PREGAME – L BEIN Sun 02:30P-02:40P 13
ESPN FC ENN Sun 02:00A-03:00A 13
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 07:00A-07:30A 11
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 07:00A-07:30A 11
LA LIGA BBVA-R- BEIN Sun 10:00P-12:00A 10
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 08:30A-09:00A 10
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 06:00A-07:00A 10
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 06:30A-07:00A 10
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 08:00A-08:30A 9
UFC  COUNTDOWN FS2 Sun 12:00A-01:00A 9
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 9
NHL TOP 10 NBCS Sun 02:38A-03:00A 9
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 09:30A-10:00A 8
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sun 07:00A-08:00A 8
UFC FOX POST FIGHT FS2 Sun 08:00A-08:55A 7
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 01:00A-02:00A 7
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 07:30A-08:00A 7
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST FS2 Sun 01:00A-03:00A 6
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDER FS2 Sun 11:00P-11:30P 6
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 02:00A-03:00A 5
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 Sun 11:30P-12:00A 5
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 02:00A-03:00A 4
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 3
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Sun 02:00A-03:00A 3
HANDBALL BEIN Sun 01:00A-02:00A 1
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 1
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sun 02:00A-02:30A 0
EXPRESS PREGAME – L BEIN Sun 08:45A-08:55A 0
LA LIGA WORLD – BEIN Sun 08:30A-08:45A 0
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN 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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