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.

Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN Wed 08:00P-11:30P 1908
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME L ESPN Wed 12:00P-03:46P 1501
NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN Wed 03:46P-04:00P 1351
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN Wed 05:30P-06:00P 1140
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Wed 11:30P-01:00A 1125
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN Wed 06:00P-08:00P 1034
NFL LIVE                L ESPN Wed 04:00P-05:00P 1018
AROUND THE HORN ESPN Wed 05:00P-05:30P 1003
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Wed 01:00A-02:00A 739
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 11:00A-12:00P 657
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 10:00A-11:00A 642
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Wed 02:00A-03:00A 551
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 09:00A-10:00A 539
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Wed 08:00A-09:00A 528
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 12:00A-02:00A 449
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 06:30P-07:00P 446
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 11:00P-12:00A 440
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 03:30P-05:00P 408
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 05:00P-06:30P 407
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESP2 Wed 12:00P-01:01P 383
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Wed 07:00A-08:00A 381
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESP2 Wed 02:00P-03:00P 374
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 02:00A-04:00A 359
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Wed 06:00A-07:00A 351
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Wed 05:00A-06:00A 348
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 09:00P-11:00P 339
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 07:00P-09:00P 327
NFL INSIDERS  L ESP2 Wed 03:00P-03:30P 316
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESPN Wed 03:00A-05:00A 312
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Wed 04:00A-06:00A 299
FIRST TAKE ESP2 Wed 10:00A-12:00P 287
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESP2 Wed 01:01P-02:00P 264
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Wed 04:30P-06:30P 224
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ENN Wed 11:01P-11:29P 196
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L ESP2 Wed 06:00A-10:00A 192
NFL GREATEST GAMES NFLN Wed 02:30P-04:00P 186
INSIDE THE NFL NFLN Wed 12:00A-01:30A 181
NFL GREATEST GAMES NFLN Wed 04:00P-05:00P 172
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 07:00P-08:00P 160
AROUND THE NFL NFLN Wed 06:00P-07:00P 156
NFL GREATEST GAMES NFLN Wed 01:30P-02:30P 156
INSIDE THE NFL NFLN Wed 09:00P-10:30P 150
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Wed 03:00P-04:30P 143
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 11:00P-12:00A 142
OTL – FIRST REPORT ENN Wed 11:29P-12:00A 141
NFL REPLAY NFLN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 141
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Wed 10:02P-11:01P 131
NFL FANTASY LIVE NFLN Wed 05:00P-06:00P 127
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN ENN Wed 10:00A-12:00P 124
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Wed 09:01P-10:02P 119
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMA GOLF Wed 01:00A-03:30A 117
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ENN Wed 12:00A-01:00A 116
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Wed 12:00P-01:00P 115
BILL DANCE OUTDOORS NBCS Wed 02:30P-03:00P 113
WHITETAIL DIARIES NBCS Wed 02:00P-02:30P 110
TEAM 200 NBCS Wed 03:00P-03:30P 108
NFL FILMS PRESENTS NFLN Wed 01:30A-02:00A 108
NFL FILMS PRESENTS NFLN Wed 01:00P-01:30P 108
AMERICANA OUTDOORS NBCS Wed 03:30P-04:00P 107
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Wed 11:30P-02:00A 103
NFL FILMS PRESENTS NFLN Wed 10:30P-11:00P 103
DEREK JETER: A TRIBUTE FS1 Wed 09:30P-10:30P 102
DRIVE CHIP PUTT CHP GOLF Wed 02:00P-06:00P 102
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Wed 10:00A-01:00P 101
EXTREME FISHING ADVENTURE NBCS Wed 01:00P-01:30P 97
NFL FILMS PRESENTS NFLN Wed 12:30P-01:00P 97
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 03:00A-04:00A 96
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Wed 08:00P-09:01P 95
BILL DANCE OUTDOORS NBCS Wed 12:00P-12:30P 95
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT Wed 08:30P-10:00P 88
NBA SPECIAL NBAT Wed 02:30P-03:00P 88
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMA GOLF Wed 08:30P-11:00P 87
OLBERMANN ENN Wed 05:00P-05:30P 86
DEREK JETER:NIGHT 2 REMEM FS1 Wed 10:30P-11:00P 86
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT Wed 07:00P-08:30P 86
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMA GOLF Wed 06:00P-08:30P 83
FIRST TAKE ENN Wed 03:00P-05:00P 82
SCOTT MARTIN CHALLENGE NBCS Wed 12:30P-01:00P 81
MLB EPIC MOMENTS FS1 Wed 08:30P-09:00P 80
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN FS1 Wed 01:00A-02:00A 80
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT Wed 01:30A-03:00A 80
FLW OUTDOORS NBCS Wed 11:00A-12:00P 80
NFL FILMS PRESENTS NFLN Wed 12:00P-12:30P 80
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT Wed 03:00A-05:00A 79
NFL TURNING POINT NBCS Wed 11:00P-12:00A 78
NFL AM NFLN Wed 10:00A-12:00P 75
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT NBAT Wed 12:00P-02:30P 74
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT Wed 12:00A-01:30A 74
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT Wed 10:00P-12:00A 74
NFL FANTASY LIVE NFLN Wed 02:00A-03:00A 72
FEHERTY GOLF Wed 10:00A-11:00A 71
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 04:00A-05:00A 70
NBA TONIGHT ENN Wed 09:30A-10:00A 69
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN P FS1 Wed 11:00P-12:00A 69
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATV NBAT Wed 05:00A-06:00A 69
SPORTSCENTER LATE ENN Wed 03:00A-04:00A 67
OPEN COURT NBAT Wed 03:00P-04:00P 66
PECOS LEAGUE FS1 Wed 02:00P-02:30P 65
SPORT SCIENCE ENN Wed 09:00A-09:30A 64
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENT ESNU Wed 02:00A-02:30A 63
NFL TURNING POINT NBCS Wed 10:00P-11:00P 63
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN P FS1 Wed 12:00A-01:00A 62
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ENN Wed 02:00P-03:00P 61
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 07:30P-08:00P 60
BABE WINKLEMAN NBCS Wed 01:30P-02:00P 59
FISHING W ROLAND MARTIN NBCS Wed 10:30A-11:00A 59
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ENN Wed 01:00P-02:00P 58
FIRST TAKE ENN Wed 01:00A-03:00A 57
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 08:00P-08:30P 56
OPEN COURT NBAT Wed 04:00P-05:00P 56
FEHERTY GOLF Wed 11:00A-12:00P 55
MLB EPIC MOMENTS FS1 Wed 09:00P-09:30P 54
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 08:00A-09:00A 54
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 02:30A-03:00A 52
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 03:00A-03:30A 52
2014 LPGA LOTTE CHP GOLF Wed 12:00P-02:00P 52
NFL TURNING POINT NBCS Wed 09:00P-10:00P 52
SPORTSCENTER LATE ENN Wed 04:00A-05:00A 51
ASSOCIATION, THE NBAT Wed 06:00P-06:30P 51
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ENN Wed 08:00A-09:00A 50
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENT ESNU Wed 03:30A-04:00A 50
CRUNCH TIME ESNU Wed 08:30P-09:30P 50
NBA SPECIAL NBAT Wed 06:30P-07:00P 50
ESPNU FILM ROOM ESNU Wed 06:30P-07:30P 49
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 10:00P-10:30P 49
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR NBCS Wed 05:00P-06:00P 49
AROUND THE HORN ENN Wed 05:30P-06:00P 48
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 11:00A-12:00P 48
NOTRE DAME AWARDS NBCS Wed 12:00A-12:30A 48
IRONMAN TRIATHLON NBCS Wed 06:00P-07:30P 47
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 05:00A-06:00A 47
PECOS LEAGUE FS1 Wed 01:30P-02:00P 46
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 07:00A-08:00A 46
NFL TURNING POINT NBCS Wed 02:00A-03:00A 46
OPEN COURT NBAT Wed 05:00P-06:00P 45
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR NBCS Wed 04:00P-05:00P 45
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 06:00A-07:00A 44
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 10:00A-11:00A 43
NFL AM NFLN Wed 06:00A-10:00A 43
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Wed 07:30P-08:00P 42
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Wed 07:00A-10:00A 42
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 09:00A-10:00A 42
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 10:30P-11:00P 41
DEREK JETER:NIGHT 2 REMEM FS1 Wed 11:30A-12:00P 41
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMA GOLF Wed 11:00P-01:00A 41
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 01:00P-01:30P 40
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Wed 09:30P-10:00P 40
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 01:30P-02:00P 39
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 02:30P-03:00P 39
KEN BURNS BASEBALL MLBN Wed 09:00P-12:00A 39
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 02:00P-02:30P 38
FEHERTY GOLF Wed 09:00A-10:00A 38
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 12:00A-01:30A 38
AROUND THE HORN ENN Wed 07:00P-07:30P 37
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENT ESNU Wed 11:00P-11:30P 37
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 05:00P-05:30P 36
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 04:00P-04:30P 36
PECOS LEAGUE FS1 Wed 02:30P-03:00P 36
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 04:30A-05:00A 36
FIRST TAKE ENN Wed 05:00A-06:00A 34
E:60 ENN Wed 07:00A-08:00A 34
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGH FS2 Wed 01:00A-01:30A 34
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 11:00A-12:00P 34
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 04:30P-05:00P 32
NFL TURNING POINT NBCS Wed 08:00P-09:00P 32
GOLF CHANNEL CINEMA GOLF Wed 03:30A-06:00A 31
MLB EPIC MOMENTS FS1 Wed 09:30A-10:00A 30
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 03:00P-04:30P 30
PECOS LEAGUE FS1 Wed 01:00P-01:30P 29
BIG STICK KEN GRIFFEY JR. FS1 Wed 08:00P-08:30P 29
PECOS LEAGUE FS1 Wed 12:00P-12:30P 28
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Wed 01:30P-03:00P 28
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 04:00A-04:30A 28
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 03:30P-04:00P 27
ESPN FC ENN Wed 06:00P-06:30P 27
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 03:30A-04:00A 27
RADIUS NBCS Wed 08:30A-09:00A 27
BABE WINKLEMAN NBCS Wed 09:30A-10:00A 27
COLLEGE ARM WRESTLING ESNU Wed 04:00A-05:00A 26
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN FS1 Wed 02:00A-03:00A 25
MORNING DRIVE SPECIAL GOLF Wed 08:00A-09:00A 25
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN Wed 07:00A-07:30A 25
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 12:00P-01:30P 25
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 07:30P-09:00P 25
DEREK JETER: A TRIBUTE FS1 Wed 10:30A-11:30A 24
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 04:30P-06:00P 24
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 06:00P-07:30P 24
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 08:00A-09:00A 23
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 07:30P-08:00P 22
HIGH HEAT MLBN Wed 07:30A-08:00A 22
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 09:00A-10:00A 22
MLB EPIC MOMENTS FS1 Wed 10:00A-10:30A 21
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS1 Wed 08:30A-09:00A 21
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Wed 01:30A-02:30A 21
MORNING DRIVE SPECIAL GOLF Wed 07:00A-08:00A 21
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 05:00A-05:30A 21
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 05:30A-06:00A 21
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME ESNU Wed 06:00A-07:00A 20
PECOS LEAGUE FS1 Wed 12:30P-01:00P 20
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGH FS2 Wed 12:30A-01:00A 20
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 01:30A-03:00A 20
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN FS1 Wed 03:00A-04:00A 19
MLB NOW MLBN Wed 06:00A-07:00A 19
RADIUS NBCS Wed 07:00A-07:30A 19
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 06:00P-06:30P 18
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Wed 06:00A-07:00A 18
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 01:30P-03:00P 18
STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS NBCS Wed 01:00A-02:00A 18
RADIUS NBCS Wed 08:00A-08:30A 18
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Wed 06:00A-07:00A 17
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN FS1 Wed 04:00A-05:00A 17
BIG STICK KEN GRIFFEY JR. FS1 Wed 09:00A-09:30A 17
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 10:00A-11:00A 17
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 03:00A-03:30A 17
RADIUS NBCS Wed 07:30A-08:00A 17
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 05:30P-06:00P 16
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN FS1 Wed 05:00A-06:00A 16
JIMMY HOUSTON OUTDOORS NBCS Wed 10:00A-10:30A 16
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ENN Wed 06:30P-07:00P 15
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS1 Wed 06:00P-06:30P 15
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN FS2 Wed 07:00P-08:00P 15
RADIUS NBCS Wed 06:00A-06:30A 15
OFFICIAL 2014 WS FILM: FS1 Wed 04:00P-06:00P 14
RADIUS NBCS Wed 06:30A-07:00A 14
NOTRE DAME AWARDS NBCS Wed 07:30P-08:00P 14
CLOSER KINGDOM FS1 Wed 06:30A-07:30A 13
BURTON RAIL DAYS FS2 Wed 06:30P-07:00P 13
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 06:30P-07:00P 12
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 08:30P-09:00P 12
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 01:00P-01:30P 12
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 01:30P-02:00P 12
BIG STICK KEN GRIFFEY JR. FS1 Wed 07:30P-08:00P 12
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Wed 06:00A-07:00A 11
MEN IN BLAZERS NBCS Wed 12:30A-01:00A 11
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 08:00P-08:30P 10
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS1 Wed 08:00A-08:30A 10
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 02:00P-02:30P 9
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 01:30A-02:00A 9
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 10:00A-10:30A 9
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 05:00A-05:30A 9
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Wed 04:30P-06:00P 9
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 02:30P-03:00P 8
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS1 Wed 06:30P-07:00P 8
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 09:00P-09:30P 7
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 12:00P-12:30P 7
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS1 Wed 07:00P-07:30P 7
CLOSER KINGDOM FS1 Wed 03:00P-04:00P 7
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN FS2 Wed 08:00P-09:30P 7
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 04:30A-06:00A 7
ONEILL OUTSIDE NBCS Wed 09:00A-09:30A 7
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 10:00P-10:30P 6
BURTON HIGH FIVES FS2 Wed 06:00P-06:30P 6
BURTON US OPEN HIGHLIGHTS FS2 Wed 05:30A-06:00A 6
BURTON US OPEN HIGHLIGHTS FS2 Wed 05:00A-05:30A 6
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Wed 12:00P-01:30P 6
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 11:30A-12:00P 5
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUP FS1 Wed 07:30A-08:00A 5
PECOS LEAGUE FS1 Wed 06:00A-06:30A 5
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN FS2 Wed 11:00P-12:30A 5
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 09:30P-10:00P 4
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 03:00P-03:30P 4
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 10:30P-11:00P 4
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 12:30P-01:00P 4
90 IN 60 BEIN Wed 09:00A-10:00A 3
90 IN 60 BEIN Wed 12:00A-01:00A 3
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERS FS2 Wed 09:00A-10:30A 3
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN FS2 Wed 10:00P-11:00P 3
TOP 20 GAMES MLBN Wed 03:00A-04:30A 3
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 11:00A-11:30A 2
ROAD TO THE CFP ESNU Wed 05:30A-06:00A 2
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Wed 03:00P-04:30P 2
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERS FS2 Wed 07:30A-09:00A 2
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGH FS2 Wed 09:30P-10:00P 2
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Wed 02:30A-04:30A 2
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 07:00P-07:30P 1
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 10:30A-11:00A 1
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 11:30P-12:00A 1
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Wed 07:00A-08:00A 1
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 11:00P-11:30P 1
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERS FS2 Wed 10:30A-12:00P 1
90 IN 60 BEIN Wed 08:00A-09:00A 0
90 IN 30 – BEIN Wed 01:00A-01:30A 0
RED BULL  X-FIGHTERS FS2 Wed 06:00A-07:30A 0
BURTON US OPEN HIGHLIGHTS FS2 Wed 04:30A-05:00A 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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