PTI, Around the Horn, Crossfit Games lead cable sports for Friday July 24, 2015


Friday marks one of the slowest day for cable sports since this site launched last November. How slow was it? It was so slow that even with average viewership of a mere 691,000 for a Jason Whitlock & Dan Le Batard edition of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption was the most-watched cable sports show of the day.

Pablo Torre’s last day filling in for Tony Reali on Around the Horn averaged 504,000 viewers.  The Crossfit Games averaged 453,000 viewers over its three hour telecast. Highly Questionable averaged 445,000 viewers. NFL Live averaged 427,000 viewers and NFL Insiders averaged 420,000.  College Football Live averaged 370,000.

On ESPN2 First Take averaged 334,000 viewers and the Pan American Games averaged 254,000. SportsNation averaged 155,000.

On Univision Deportes Liga MX averaged 334,000 viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday July 24, 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.

Note to readers using mobile phones: on most phones the tables are easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation.

 still haven’t seen full data for the day yet, but will add it here later.

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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        1. The ARCA race on FS1 averaged 182,000 from 9-10:51.

          Here’s all the NASCAR stuff on NBCSN for that Friday, hopefully it will be readable – last number on the right is viewers in thousands:

          NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE L NBCS Fri 02:30P-04:00P 194
          NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE L NBCS Fri 12:00P-01:00P 144
          NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC L NBCS Fri 04:00P-06:00P 282
          NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC L NBCS Fri 01:00P-02:30P 258
          NASCAR K&N SERIES NBCS Fri 11:00P-12:00A 98
          NASCAR AMERICA NBCS Fri 06:00P-07:00P 214

  1. Do you have the numbers for the International Champions Cup games – Man City/Real Madrid and Benfica/Fiorentina? Thanks

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