Rice/Fresno State, Western Kentucky/Central Michigan lead cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday December 24, 2014

 

A slow Christmas Eve with the Hawaii Bowl featuring Rice and Fresno State leading viewership of the sports cable nets with 1.91 million viewers. Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl with Western Kentucky and Central Michigan was second with 1.5 million viewers.

The year-in-review Pardon The Interruption drew 1.14 million viewers.

The year-end wrap up/Tournament of Champions finale for Around The Horn averaged just over a million viewers (1.003M).

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday December 24, 2014:

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.

ProgramNetDayStart-EndViewers (000)
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNWed08:00P-11:30P1908
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNWed12:00P-03:46P1501
NFL INSIDERS  LESPNWed03:46P-04:00P1351
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPNWed05:30P-06:00P1140
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNWed11:30P-01:00A1125
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPNWed06:00P-08:00P1034
NFL LIVE                LESPNWed04:00P-05:00P1018
AROUND THE HORNESPNWed05:00P-05:30P1003
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPNWed01:00A-02:00A739
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNWed11:00A-12:00P657
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNWed10:00A-11:00A642
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPNWed02:00A-03:00A551
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNWed09:00A-10:00A539
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNWed08:00A-09:00A528
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed12:00A-02:00A449
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed06:30P-07:00P446
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed11:00P-12:00A440
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed03:30P-05:00P408
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed05:00P-06:30P407
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESP2Wed12:00P-01:01P383
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNWed07:00A-08:00A381
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESP2Wed02:00P-03:00P374
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed02:00A-04:00A359
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNWed06:00A-07:00A351
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPNWed05:00A-06:00A348
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed09:00P-11:00P339
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed07:00P-09:00P327
NFL INSIDERS  LESP2Wed03:00P-03:30P316
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNWed03:00A-05:00A312
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Wed04:00A-06:00A299
FIRST TAKEESP2Wed10:00A-12:00P287
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESP2Wed01:01P-02:00P264
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUWed04:30P-06:30P224
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LENNWed11:01P-11:29P196
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESP2Wed06:00A-10:00A192
NFL GREATEST GAMESNFLNWed02:30P-04:00P186
INSIDE THE NFLNFLNWed12:00A-01:30A181
NFL GREATEST GAMESNFLNWed04:00P-05:00P172
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNWed07:00P-08:00P160
AROUND THE NFLNFLNWed06:00P-07:00P156
NFL GREATEST GAMESNFLNWed01:30P-02:30P156
INSIDE THE NFLNFLNWed09:00P-10:30P150
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUWed03:00P-04:30P143
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNWed11:00P-12:00A142
OTL – FIRST REPORTENNWed11:29P-12:00A141
NFL REPLAYNFLNWed08:00P-09:00P141
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNWed10:02P-11:01P131
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNWed05:00P-06:00P127
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENNWed10:00A-12:00P124
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNWed09:01P-10:02P119
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFWed01:00A-03:30A117
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNWed12:00A-01:00A116
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNWed12:00P-01:00P115
BILL DANCE OUTDOORSNBCSWed02:30P-03:00P113
WHITETAIL DIARIESNBCSWed02:00P-02:30P110
TEAM 200NBCSWed03:00P-03:30P108
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNWed01:30A-02:00A108
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNWed01:00P-01:30P108
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSWed03:30P-04:00P107
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUWed11:30P-02:00A103
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNWed10:30P-11:00P103
DEREK JETER: A TRIBUTEFS1Wed09:30P-10:30P102
DRIVE CHIP PUTT CHPGOLFWed02:00P-06:00P102
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUWed10:00A-01:00P101
EXTREME FISHING ADVENTURENBCSWed01:00P-01:30P97
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNWed12:30P-01:00P97
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNWed03:00A-04:00A96
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENNWed08:00P-09:01P95
BILL DANCE OUTDOORSNBCSWed12:00P-12:30P95
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATWed08:30P-10:00P88
NBA SPECIALNBATWed02:30P-03:00P88
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFWed08:30P-11:00P87
OLBERMANNENNWed05:00P-05:30P86
DEREK JETER:NIGHT 2 REMEMFS1Wed10:30P-11:00P86
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATWed07:00P-08:30P86
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFWed06:00P-08:30P83
FIRST TAKEENNWed03:00P-05:00P82
SCOTT MARTIN CHALLENGENBCSWed12:30P-01:00P81
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS1Wed08:30P-09:00P80
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS1Wed01:00A-02:00A80
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATWed01:30A-03:00A80
FLW OUTDOORSNBCSWed11:00A-12:00P80
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNWed12:00P-12:30P80
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATWed03:00A-05:00A79
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSWed11:00P-12:00A78
NFL AMNFLNWed10:00A-12:00P75
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATNBATWed12:00P-02:30P74
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATWed12:00A-01:30A74
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATWed10:00P-12:00A74
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNWed02:00A-03:00A72
FEHERTYGOLFWed10:00A-11:00A71
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNWed04:00A-05:00A70
NBA TONIGHTENNWed09:30A-10:00A69
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN PFS1Wed11:00P-12:00A69
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATWed05:00A-06:00A69
SPORTSCENTER LATEENNWed03:00A-04:00A67
OPEN COURTNBATWed03:00P-04:00P66
PECOS LEAGUEFS1Wed02:00P-02:30P65
SPORT SCIENCEENNWed09:00A-09:30A64
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENTESNUWed02:00A-02:30A63
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSWed10:00P-11:00P63
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN PFS1Wed12:00A-01:00A62
COLLEGE GAMEDAYENNWed02:00P-03:00P61
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed07:30P-08:00P60
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSWed01:30P-02:00P59
FISHING W ROLAND MARTINNBCSWed10:30A-11:00A59
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNWed01:00P-02:00P58
FIRST TAKEENNWed01:00A-03:00A57
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed08:00P-08:30P56
OPEN COURTNBATWed04:00P-05:00P56
FEHERTYGOLFWed11:00A-12:00P55
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS1Wed09:00P-09:30P54
NBA GAMETIMENBATWed08:00A-09:00A54
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed02:30A-03:00A52
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed03:00A-03:30A52
2014 LPGA LOTTE CHPGOLFWed12:00P-02:00P52
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSWed09:00P-10:00P52
SPORTSCENTER LATEENNWed04:00A-05:00A51
ASSOCIATION, THENBATWed06:00P-06:30P51
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALENNWed08:00A-09:00A50
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENTESNUWed03:30A-04:00A50
CRUNCH TIMEESNUWed08:30P-09:30P50
NBA SPECIALNBATWed06:30P-07:00P50
ESPNU FILM ROOMESNUWed06:30P-07:30P49
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed10:00P-10:30P49
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOURNBCSWed05:00P-06:00P49
AROUND THE HORNENNWed05:30P-06:00P48
NBA GAMETIMENBATWed11:00A-12:00P48
NOTRE DAME AWARDSNBCSWed12:00A-12:30A48
IRONMAN TRIATHLONNBCSWed06:00P-07:30P47
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNWed05:00A-06:00A47
PECOS LEAGUEFS1Wed01:30P-02:00P46
NBA GAMETIMENBATWed07:00A-08:00A46
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSWed02:00A-03:00A46
OPEN COURTNBATWed05:00P-06:00P45
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOURNBCSWed04:00P-05:00P45
NBA GAMETIMENBATWed06:00A-07:00A44
NBA GAMETIMENBATWed10:00A-11:00A43
NFL AMNFLNWed06:00A-10:00A43
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNWed07:30P-08:00P42
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUWed07:00A-10:00A42
NBA GAMETIMENBATWed09:00A-10:00A42
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed10:30P-11:00P41
DEREK JETER:NIGHT 2 REMEMFS1Wed11:30A-12:00P41
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFWed11:00P-01:00A41
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed01:00P-01:30P40
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUWed09:30P-10:00P40
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed01:30P-02:00P39
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed02:30P-03:00P39
KEN BURNS BASEBALLMLBNWed09:00P-12:00A39
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed02:00P-02:30P38
FEHERTYGOLFWed09:00A-10:00A38
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed12:00A-01:30A38
AROUND THE HORNENNWed07:00P-07:30P37
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENTESNUWed11:00P-11:30P37
90 IN 30 –BEINWed05:00P-05:30P36
90 IN 30 –BEINWed04:00P-04:30P36
PECOS LEAGUEFS1Wed02:30P-03:00P36
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSWed04:30A-05:00A36
FIRST TAKEENNWed05:00A-06:00A34
E:60ENNWed07:00A-08:00A34
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGHFS2Wed01:00A-01:30A34
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWed11:00A-12:00P34
90 IN 30 –BEINWed04:30P-05:00P32
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSWed08:00P-09:00P32
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMAGOLFWed03:30A-06:00A31
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS1Wed09:30A-10:00A30
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed03:00P-04:30P30
PECOS LEAGUEFS1Wed01:00P-01:30P29
BIG STICK KEN GRIFFEY JR.FS1Wed08:00P-08:30P29
PECOS LEAGUEFS1Wed12:00P-12:30P28
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Wed01:30P-03:00P28
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSWed04:00A-04:30A28
90 IN 30 –BEINWed03:30P-04:00P27
ESPN FCENNWed06:00P-06:30P27
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSWed03:30A-04:00A27
RADIUSNBCSWed08:30A-09:00A27
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSWed09:30A-10:00A27
COLLEGE ARM WRESTLINGESNUWed04:00A-05:00A26
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS1Wed02:00A-03:00A25
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFWed08:00A-09:00A25
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNWed07:00A-07:30A25
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed12:00P-01:30P25
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed07:30P-09:00P25
DEREK JETER: A TRIBUTEFS1Wed10:30A-11:30A24
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed04:30P-06:00P24
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed06:00P-07:30P24
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWed08:00A-09:00A23
90 IN 30 –BEINWed07:30P-08:00P22
HIGH HEATMLBNWed07:30A-08:00A22
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWed09:00A-10:00A22
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS1Wed10:00A-10:30A21
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS1Wed08:30A-09:00A21
BURTON US OPENFS2Wed01:30A-02:30A21
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFWed07:00A-08:00A21
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSWed05:00A-05:30A21
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSWed05:30A-06:00A21
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESNUWed06:00A-07:00A20
PECOS LEAGUEFS1Wed12:30P-01:00P20
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGHFS2Wed12:30A-01:00A20
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed01:30A-03:00A20
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS1Wed03:00A-04:00A19
MLB NOWMLBNWed06:00A-07:00A19
RADIUSNBCSWed07:00A-07:30A19
90 IN 30 –BEINWed06:00P-06:30P18
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNWed06:00A-07:00A18
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed01:30P-03:00P18
STADIUM SUPER TRUCKSNBCSWed01:00A-02:00A18
RADIUSNBCSWed08:00A-08:30A18
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINWed06:00A-07:00A17
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS1Wed04:00A-05:00A17
BIG STICK KEN GRIFFEY JR.FS1Wed09:00A-09:30A17
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWed10:00A-11:00A17
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSWed03:00A-03:30A17
RADIUSNBCSWed07:30A-08:00A17
90 IN 30 –BEINWed05:30P-06:00P16
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS1Wed05:00A-06:00A16
JIMMY HOUSTON OUTDOORSNBCSWed10:00A-10:30A16
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNWed06:30P-07:00P15
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS1Wed06:00P-06:30P15
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Wed07:00P-08:00P15
RADIUSNBCSWed06:00A-06:30A15
OFFICIAL 2014 WS FILM:FS1Wed04:00P-06:00P14
RADIUSNBCSWed06:30A-07:00A14
NOTRE DAME AWARDSNBCSWed07:30P-08:00P14
CLOSER KINGDOMFS1Wed06:30A-07:30A13
BURTON RAIL DAYSFS2Wed06:30P-07:00P13
90 IN 30 –BEINWed06:30P-07:00P12
90 IN 30 –BEINWed08:30P-09:00P12
90 IN 30 –BEINWed01:00P-01:30P12
90 IN 30 –BEINWed01:30P-02:00P12
BIG STICK KEN GRIFFEY JR.FS1Wed07:30P-08:00P12
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFWed06:00A-07:00A11
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSWed12:30A-01:00A11
90 IN 30 –BEINWed08:00P-08:30P10
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS1Wed08:00A-08:30A10
90 IN 30 –BEINWed02:00P-02:30P9
90 IN 30 –BEINWed01:30A-02:00A9
90 IN 30 –BEINWed10:00A-10:30A9
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed05:00A-05:30A9
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Wed04:30P-06:00P9
90 IN 30 –BEINWed02:30P-03:00P8
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS1Wed06:30P-07:00P8
90 IN 30 –BEINWed09:00P-09:30P7
90 IN 30 –BEINWed12:00P-12:30P7
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS1Wed07:00P-07:30P7
CLOSER KINGDOMFS1Wed03:00P-04:00P7
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Wed08:00P-09:30P7
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed04:30A-06:00A7
ONEILL OUTSIDENBCSWed09:00A-09:30A7
90 IN 30 –BEINWed10:00P-10:30P6
BURTON HIGH FIVESFS2Wed06:00P-06:30P6
BURTON US OPEN HIGHLIGHTSFS2Wed05:30A-06:00A6
BURTON US OPEN HIGHLIGHTSFS2Wed05:00A-05:30A6
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Wed12:00P-01:30P6
90 IN 30 –BEINWed11:30A-12:00P5
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS1Wed07:30A-08:00A5
PECOS LEAGUEFS1Wed06:00A-06:30A5
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Wed11:00P-12:30A5
90 IN 30 –BEINWed09:30P-10:00P4
90 IN 30 –BEINWed03:00P-03:30P4
90 IN 30 –BEINWed10:30P-11:00P4
90 IN 30 –BEINWed12:30P-01:00P4
90 IN 60BEINWed09:00A-10:00A3
90 IN 60BEINWed12:00A-01:00A3
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERSFS2Wed09:00A-10:30A3
BURTON EUROPEAN OPENFS2Wed10:00P-11:00P3
TOP 20 GAMESMLBNWed03:00A-04:30A3
90 IN 30 –BEINWed11:00A-11:30A2
ROAD TO THE CFPESNUWed05:30A-06:00A2
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Wed03:00P-04:30P2
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERSFS2Wed07:30A-09:00A2
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGHFS2Wed09:30P-10:00P2
BURTON US OPENFS2Wed02:30A-04:30A2
90 IN 30 –BEINWed07:00P-07:30P1
90 IN 30 –BEINWed10:30A-11:00A1
90 IN 30 –BEINWed11:30P-12:00A1
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINWed07:00A-08:00A1
90 IN 30 –BEINWed11:00P-11:30P1
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERSFS2Wed10:30A-12:00P1
90 IN 60BEINWed08:00A-09:00A0
90 IN 30 –BEINWed01:00A-01:30A0
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERSFS2Wed06:00A-07:30A0
BURTON US OPEN HIGHLIGHTSFS2Wed04:30A-05:00A0

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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