PTI, Hard Knocks, World Series of Poker, Around the Horn lead cable sports for Tuesday August 18, 2015

 

I forgot to add HBO’s Hard Knocks to the table below but it averaged 831,000 viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday August 18, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM8690.4
POKERESPN10:00 PM11:00 PM5980.2
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM5930.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:00 PM12:00 AM5190.2
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM4870.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:30 PM4680.2
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – DAL VS. SD8:00 PM11:00 PM4570.2
NFL LIVE                LESPN3:30 PM4:30 PM4260.2
NFL PROGRAMMINGESPNHEY ROOKIE, WELCOME TO NFL7:30 PM8:00 PM4140.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM4130.2
E:60ESPN8:00 PM9:00 PM4110.2
POKERESPN9:00 PM10:00 PM4070.1
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM4020.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4010.2
SPARTAN RACENBCSN9:00 PM10:00 PM3930.3
UCL PLAYOFFS LFS1MAN UTD/CLUB BRUGGE2:30 PM5:00 PM3850.2
MLBT RAIN DELAYMLBNRAIN DELAY9:16 PM11:25 PM3760.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM2:00 PM3740.2
FANTASY FOOTBALL KICKOFFESPN3:00 PM3:30 PM3570.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM3510.2
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN2:30 PM3:00 PM3210.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM3190.1
AMATEUR SOFTBALL        LESPN2SALISBURY, NC/SEGUIN, TX9:30 PM11:56 PM2930.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM2800.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM2780.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM2770.1
SHOWCASE GAMEMLBNDET AT CHC/SF AT STL8:00 PM2:02 AM2590.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM2520.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM2500.1
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM2480.1
SPARTAN RACENBCSN8:00 PM9:00 PM2480.2
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM2440.1
AMATEUR SOFTBALL        LESPN2WARWICK, RI/POLK CITY, IA7:00 PM9:03 PM2390.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM2360.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM2290.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM2280.1
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESPN29:03 PM9:30 PM2260.1
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM2190.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM2180.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM2100.1
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – SF VS. HOU12:00 AM3:00 AM1930.1
SPORTSNATION        LESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM1910.1
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – GB VS. NE4:00 PM7:00 PM1870.1
UEFA CL PLAYOFF – LFOXDMANCHESTER UTD VS CLUB BRUGGE KV2:30 PM4:48 PM1730.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM1650.1
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – PIT VS. JAC1:00 PM4:00 PM1580.1
HIS & HERSESPN24:00 PM5:00 PM1510.1
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – MIA VS. CHI10:00 AM1:00 PM1500.1
UEFA CL PLAYOFF PREVIAFOXD2:00 PM2:30 PM1490.0
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN211:56 PM1:00 AM1470.0
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS13806:00 PM7:00 PM1470.0
NFL PRESEASON HQNFLNNFL PRESEASON HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM1200.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM1190.1
MLBT ON DECK CIRCLEMLBNON DECK CIRCLE7:00 PM8:00 PM1180.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK5:00 PM6:00 PM1120.0
CONCACAF LC – LUDNTIGRES UANL / ISIDRO METAPAN8:00 PM10:03 PM1100.1
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:00 PM1090.0
UEFA CL PLAYOFF – LFOXDASTANA VS APOEL FC11:46 AM2:00 PM1080.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW4:00 PM5:00 PM1070.0
SPARTAN RACENBCSN10:00 PM11:00 PM1060.0
AMATEUR BASEBALL        LESPNUCHAMPIONSHIP7:00 PM9:55 PM1040.0
MLB TONIGHT BPMLBNMLBT BP6:00 PM7:00 PM1000.0
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM950.0
NFL PRESEASONNFLN2015 – NYJ VS. DET6:00 AM8:00 AM950.0
TOUR REPLAYGOLF15 LT PORTLAND CLASSIC FNL11:00 AM1:00 PM880.0
COPA MX – LUDNATLANTE / CRUZ AZUL10:03 PM12:00 AM870.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:03 PM10:00 PM860.0
AMERICAS PREGAME LFS13015:00 PM6:00 PM830.0
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATMAGIC & BIRD: A COURTSHIP OF RIVALS8:00 PM10:00 PM800.0
NFL LIVEESPN22:00 AM3:00 AM780.0
SPARTAN RACENBCSN7:00 PM8:00 PM780.0
UCL PREGAME LFS1712:00 PM2:30 PM730.0
GOLF FIXGOLF1:00 PM2:00 PM730.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM730.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN4:00 PM5:00 PM720.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:00 PM6:30 PM710.0
UCL PLAYOFFSFS1LAZIO/BAYER LEVERKUSEN9:00 PM11:00 PM700.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN7:30 PM8:01 PM670.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN3:00 PM4:00 PM660.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT1:00 PM2:00 PM610.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM600.0
CITY SLAMESPN21:00 AM2:00 AM600.0
2013 WYNDHAM CHPGOLFFINAL ROUND8:00 PM11:00 PM600.0
ENGINE POWERNBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM600.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN5:00 PM6:00 PM570.0
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNESPN THE MAGAZINE NFL PREVIEW11:00 PM12:00 AM570.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF11:00 PM11:30 PM570.0
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO ESPFOXD4:48 PM5:27 PM560.0
MAGIC JOHNSONNBAT2009 MAGICS 50!10:00 PM10:30 PM560.0
WNBA REGULAR SEASON LNBATINDIANA/LOS ANGELES10:30 PM12:37 AM560.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENN2:00 PM3:00 PM550.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:01 PM9:03 PM550.0
MLB CENTRALMLBNMLB CENTRAL10:00 AM1:00 PM550.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM550.0
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF5:00 PM6:00 PM510.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:30 PM7:00 PM500.0
EURO TOUR H/LGOLFIRISH OPEN2:00 PM3:00 PM490.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM480.0
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF7:30 PM8:00 PM470.0
RUNDOWNMLBNTHE RUNDOWN2:00 PM4:00 PM450.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM450.0
FIRST TAKE RE-TAKEENN12:30 AM1:00 AM440.0
AMATEUR BASEBALLESPNUSEMIFINAL3:00 PM5:00 PM440.0
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBAT84 DRAFT, THE6:30 PM8:00 PM440.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM6:00 PM430.0
TORNEO INTL SUB-15UDNAMERICA / GUADALAJARA1:00 PM3:00 PM430.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF11:30 PM12:00 AM420.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1984 EC SEMIS GM4, CELTICS/KNICKS2:30 PM4:30 PM420.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM420.0
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSN4 GAMES – 8/15-8/1711:00 PM1:00 AM420.0
RUSSILLO SHOW LENN1:00 PM2:00 PM410.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVENBCSN6:30 PM7:00 PM410.0
AMATEUR BASEBALLESPNUSEMIFINAL1:00 PM3:00 PM390.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:00 PM6:30 PM390.0
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENTESPNUESPN THE MAGAZINE: CFB SPCL9:55 PM11:00 PM390.0
UEFA CL PLAYOFF – DFOXDBATE BORISOV VS FK PARTIZAN8:00 PM10:00 PM380.0
FIRST TAKE RE-TAKEENN12:00 AM12:30 AM350.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM350.0
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNESPN THE MAGAZINE NFL PREVIEW6:30 PM7:30 PM340.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:00 AM11:00 AM340.0
XTREME OFF-ROADNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM340.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN6:00 PM6:30 PM340.0
PGA TOUR H/LGOLFWYNDHAM CHP4:00 PM5:00 PM330.0
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNESPN THE MAGAZINE NFL PREVIEW8:00 AM9:00 AM310.0
FIRST TAKE RE-TAKEENN9:30 AM10:00 AM310.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1171911:00 PM12:00 AM310.0
PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWNBCSN1:00 AM2:00 AM310.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1984 NBA ALL STAR GAME12:00 PM2:30 PM300.0
WHITETAIL DIARIESNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM300.0
FIRST TAKE RE-TAKEENN9:00 AM9:30 AM290.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: PONY EXCESS7:00 AM9:00 AM290.0
CFB DAILY   LESPNUTHE BLITZ5:30 PM6:00 PM280.0
WOMENS INTL FRIENDLYFS1USA/COSTA RICA12:00 PM2:00 PM280.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF9:00 AM10:00 AM280.0
FEHERTYGOLFDAVE STOCKTON3:00 PM4:00 PM280.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1984 ECS GM7, KNICKS/CELTICS4:30 PM6:30 PM280.0
METHODS OF TAKENBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM280.0
RACERTVNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM280.0
NASCAR SCAN ALL 43NBCSN1174:30 PM5:00 PM280.0
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2HENDERSON/DOS ANJOS7:00 PM10:00 PM270.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF7:00 AM8:00 AM270.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM270.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN8:30 AM9:00 AM270.0
FISHING W ROLAND MARTINNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM270.0
MLB WHIPAROUND LFS12027:00 PM8:00 PM260.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF8:00 AM9:00 AM260.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM260.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM250.0
CFB DAILYESPNUTHE BLITZ11:00 PM11:30 PM250.0
NCWTS  RACINGFS1MICHIGAN10:00 AM12:00 PM250.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2UFC FEATHERWEIGHTS5:00 PM6:00 PM250.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM250.0
COLLEGE FISHINGESPNUHIGH SCHOOL6:00 AM7:00 AM240.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA – LFOXD12:06 AM1:06 AM230.0
PURE SPORTSFS1WOMENS WORLD CUP8:30 PM9:00 PM230.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN8:00 AM8:30 AM230.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM230.0
RACERTVNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM230.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU5:00 PM5:30 PM220.0
LO MEJOR UEFA CHAMPIONS-RFOXD12:00 AM12:06 AM220.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE12:37 AM1:07 AM220.0
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSN2:00 AM3:00 AM220.0
CFB DAILYESPNUTHE BLITZ6:30 PM7:00 PM210.0
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNDALLAS COWBOYS TRAINING CAMP6:00 AM8:00 AM200.0
UEFA CL PLAYOFF PRIMEFOXDMAN U VS CLUB BRUGGE10:00 PM12:00 AM200.0
MLBS BESTFS18:00 PM8:30 PM200.0
BEST OF WECFS2SUBMISSIONS8:00 AM9:00 AM200.0
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFJIM FURYK-PUTTING7:00 PM7:30 PM200.0
CFB DAILYENN1:00 AM1:30 AM190.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU9:00 AM9:30 AM180.0
COPA SUDAMERICANA 1ST RDFOXDMELGAR VS JUNIOR5:27 PM7:30 PM180.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN LFS1172012:00 AM1:00 AM180.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU11:30 PM12:00 AM170.0
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVOFOXD11:00 AM11:46 AM170.0
ESPN RADIO LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM160.0
2013 WYNDHAM CHPGOLFFINAL ROUND12:00 AM3:00 AM160.0
COLLEGIATE BASS CHAMPNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM160.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2816:00 PM6:30 PM150.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN7:00 AM8:00 AM150.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS117211:00 AM2:00 AM140.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2162:SILVA/WEIDMAN/EDGAR/OLIVEIRA7:00 AM8:00 AM140.0
UCL PLAYOFFS LFS2LAZIO/BAYER LEVERKUSEN2:30 PM5:00 PM140.0
TORNEO INTL SUB-15UDNPACHUCA / BORUSIA MOCHENGLADBACH11:00 AM1:00 PM140.0
LIGA MX EN 30UDN3:00 PM3:30 PM140.0
AMATEUR BASEBALLESPNUCHAMPIONSHIP12:00 AM3:00 AM130.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU9:30 AM10:00 AM120.0
CCL GROUP STAGE LFS2LA GALAXY/COMUNICACIONES10:00 PM12:02 AM120.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1983 FINALS GM4, 76ERS/LAKERS10:00 AM12:00 PM120.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD1:06 AM2:04 AM110.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS117177:00 AM8:00 AM110.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS117188:00 AM9:00 AM110.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2DOS ANJOS/DIAZ6:30 PM7:00 PM110.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1983 WCS LAKERS/TRAILBLAZERS GM38:00 AM10:00 AM110.0
PASIONUDN4:00 PM6:00 PM110.0
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINXTRA WEEKDAY – L10:00 PM11:00 PM100.0
LO MEJOR UEFA CHAMPIONSFOXD7:30 PM8:00 PM100.0
UCL 13-14 QTRFNLS -RFOXDMAN U VS BAYERN MUNICH9:00 AM11:00 AM90.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS117212:00 AM3:00 AM90.0
UCL PLAYOFFSFS2MAN UTD/CLUB BRUGGE12:02 AM2:00 AM90.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 8/18/151:07 AM1:30 AM90.0
LA LIGA WORLDBEINLIGAWORLD6:00 PM6:30 PM80.0
INTL SOCCER FRIENDLIESBEININTER MILAN VS. AEK ATHENS11:00 PM1:00 AM70.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS117186:00 AM7:00 AM70.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS117179:00 AM10:00 AM70.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2DOMINICK CRUZ/URIJAH FABER6:00 AM7:00 AM70.0
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2MACHIDA/MOUSASI10:00 AM12:30 PM70.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:00 AM7:00 AM70.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN8:00 AM9:00 AM70.0
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACKFS2MELENDEZ/SANCHEZ1:00 PM1:30 PM60.0
ZONA AGUILAUDN10:00 AM11:00 AM60.0
LIGA MX EN 30UDN3:30 PM4:00 PM60.0
SKYBET F.L.  HIGHLIGHTSBEINSKYBET F.L.  HIGHLIGHTS2:00 PM2:30 PM50.0
UCL PREGAME LFS2712:00 PM2:30 PM50.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1983 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIS GM26:00 AM8:00 AM50.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM50.0
LOCKER ROOM – RBEIN8:00 AM8:00 AM9:00 AM40.0
SKYBET CHAMPIONSHIP-RBEINQUEENS PARK RANGERS VS. CARDIFF CITY2:30 PM4:30 PM40.0
REAL MADRID TVBEINREAL MADRID TV5:00 PM6:00 PM40.0
UFC 1 ON 1FS2URIJAH FABER12:30 PM1:00 PM40.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2DOS ANJOS/DIAZ1:30 PM2:00 PM40.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN6:00 AM7:00 AM40.0
LA LIGA WORLDBEINLIGAWORLD9:00 PM9:30 PM30.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN1:30 AM2:00 AM30.0
FIRST TAKE RE-TAKEENN2:00 AM2:30 AM30.0
FIRST TAKE RE-TAKEENN2:30 AM3:00 AM30.0
SWIMMINGBEINFINA WORLD CUP IN PARIS-CHARTRE DAY 210:00 AM12:00 PM20.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLY-RFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM20.0
INTL SOCCER FRIENDLIESBEININTER MILAN VS. AEK ATHENS12:00 PM2:00 PM10.0
BEIN COOLBEINBEINCOOL4:30 PM5:00 PM10.0
SERIE A SHOWBEINSERIE A SHOW –6:30 PM7:00 PM10.0
LIGUE 1 -RBEINPARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. GAZELEC AJACCIO7:00 PM9:00 PM10.0
SERIE A SHOWBEINSERIE A SHOW –9:30 PM10:00 PM10.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINXTRA WEEDAY – R1:00 AM2:00 AM10.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2819:00 AM9:30 AM10.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2812:30 AM3:00 AM10.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN9:00 AM10:00 AM10.0
LOCKER ROOM – RBEIN6:00 AM6:00 AM7:00 AM00.0
LOCKER ROOM – RBEIN7:00 AM7:00 AM8:00 AM00.0
SPECIAL SHOWSBEINTHE CHAMPION – LIGA BBVA 2014 – 20159:00 AM10:00 AM00.0
BEIN COOLBEINBEINCOOL2:00 AM2:30 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN2:30 AM3:00 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM00.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLY-RFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM00.0
UFC ULTIMATE ANSWERSFS219:30 AM10:00 AM00.0
UCL HIGHLIGHTSFS2612:00 AM2:30 AM00.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN7:00 AM8:00 AM00.0

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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