Broncos/Bengals, Monday Night Countdown, BYU/Memphis lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday December 22, 2014

 

The Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals ‘Monday Night Football’ matchup led the world of cable sports (as well as all of cable and broadcast network television) averaging 16.03 million viewers, up almost 5 million viewers from last week’s awful Saints vs. Bears contest.

The SportsCenter that followed the game was second with 4.04 million viewers and ‘Monday Night Countdown’ pregame action was third averaging 2.36 million.

The afternoon Miami Bowl featuring BYU & Memphis finishing in a brawl averaged 1.32 million between 2p-6:10p.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday December 22, 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.

ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)
NFL REGULAR SEASON      LESPNDENVER/CINCINNATI8:15 PM11:52 PM 16,031
SPORTSCENTER:           LESPN11:52 PM1:30 AM 4,041
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN  LESPN6:10 PM8:15 PM 2,359
NFL PRIMETIMEESPN1:30 AM2:30 AM 1,370
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME LESPNBYU/MEMPHIS2:00 PM6:10 PM 1,318
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM 713
NFL PRIMETIME     LESPN1:00 PM2:00 PM 707
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM 641
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM 614
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2KANSAS/TEMPLE7:00 PM8:55 PM 606
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM 569
AROUND THE HORNESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM 553
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM 552
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM 540
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN26:00 PM7:00 PM 485
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPN7:30 AM9:00 AM 484
NFL LIVE                LESPN24:00 PM5:00 PM 463
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM 454
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPN6:00 AM7:30 AM 446
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2WISCONSIN/CALIFORNIA9:06 PM10:58 PM 429
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSNCHELSEA/STOKE2:53 PM5:04 PM 393
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  LESPN28:55 PM9:06 PM 388
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN22:00 PM3:00 PM 372
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN21:00 PM2:00 PM 283
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM 282
PROFILE:60ESPN2JAMAAL CHARLES1:00 AM1:30 AM 240
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM 221
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:30 PM 218
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM10:00 AM12:00 PM 203
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – KC VS. PIT12:00 PM12:30 PM 192
AFTERMATHNFLNAFTERMATH3:00 PM5:00 PM 179
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – ATL VS. NO12:30 PM1:00 PM 170
NBA TONIGHT     LESPN212:15 AM12:45 AM 169
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN210:58 PM11:30 PM 161
AROUND THE NFLNFLNAROUND THE NFL6:00 PM7:00 PM 158
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSN5:04 PM5:30 PM 152
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNNFL FANTASY LIVE5:00 PM6:00 PM 149
10FS2NASCARS CLOSEST CALLS6:30 PM7:00 PM 147
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – CLE VS. CAR1:00 PM1:30 PM 143
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – SEA VS. ARI2:00 PM2:30 PM 142
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2156:ALDO/EDGAR11:00 PM12:00 AM 140
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – IND VS. DAL2:30 PM3:00 PM 135
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS12:00 AM1:00 AM 133
E:60ENN12:00 AM1:00 AM 130
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM6:00 AM10:00 AM 127
GRANTLAND BBALL SHOWESPN211:30 PM12:15 AM 125
SN MONTHLY JEERSESPN212:45 AM1:00 AM 125
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNULOYOLA MARYMOUNT/WICHITA STATE11:11 PM1:09 AM 123
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN5:00 PM5:30 PM 121
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN5:30 PM7:00 PM 118
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – SD VS. SF1:30 PM2:00 PM 114
SPORTSCENTERU     LESPNU1:09 AM1:30 AM 111
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUCOLGATE/SYRACUSE7:03 PM8:42 PM 109
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN11:30 PM12:00 AM 108
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALEFS220:ESPARZA/NAMAJUNAS11:00 AM2:00 PM 103
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN6:30 PM7:00 PM 102
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN21:30 AM2:30 AM 99
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN4:01 PM5:00 PM 98
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LENN5:30 PM6:00 PM 92
2014 WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVGOLFFINAL ROUND2:00 PM6:00 PM 92
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNMNF PRESSERS11:30 PM12:00 AM 86
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN7:00 PM8:00 PM 84
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – PHI VS. WAS8:30 PM9:00 PM 83
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:00 PM11:10 PM 80
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN2:00 PM2:53 PM 80
2014 HSBC WOMENS CHAMPSGOLFFINAL ROUND12:00 PM2:00 PM 79
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/22/141:00 AM1:30 AM 78
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS1:00 AM2:00 AM 77
HIS & HERSENN1:00 AM2:00 AM 76
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM10:54 PM 75
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8P8:00 PM9:00 PM 75
ESPNU STUDIO   LESPNUSTUDIO FILL6:46 PM7:03 PM 72
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN3:00 PM4:01 PM 71
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUPFS1FINAL:REAL MADRID/SAN LORENZO11:00 AM1:00 PM 71
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN11:25 PM11:30 PM 70
AROUND THE HORNENN10:54 PM11:25 PM 69
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE 211:10 PM1:00 AM 67
2014 WGC-ACC MATCH PLAYGOLFFINAL ROUND7:00 PM11:00 PM 66
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1113212:00 AM1:00 AM 65
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 4P4:00 PM5:00 PM 65
PREMIER LEAGUE NEWSNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM 65
OLBERMANNENN2:00 AM2:30 AM 62
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS12161:00 PM5:00 PM 62
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:00 PM 61
SPORT SCIENCEESPN22:30 AM3:00 AM 61
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK  5P5:00 PM5:30 PM 61
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUMILWAUKEE/ARKANSAS9:03 PM11:11 PM 58
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFINSIDERS 2014 REVIEW6:00 PM6:30 PM 58
BEAT, THENBATTHE BEAT 7091:30 AM2:00 AM 58
HERD  LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM 57
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – DET VS. CHI9:30 PM10:00 PM 56
EXPRESS WRAPUP  – LBEINEXPRESS WRAPUP – L2:30 PM3:00 PM 55
NASCAR RACE  HUBFS1271:BEST OF THE YEAR5:00 PM6:00 PM 55
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM 54
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – BUF VS. OAK11:00 PM11:30 PM 54
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – MIN VS. MIA10:00 PM10:30 PM 53
NASCAR RACE HUBFS2271:BEST OF THE YEAR7:00 PM8:00 PM 52
MAKING THE CALLNBATMAKING THE CALL 6012:00 PM2:30 PM 52
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7P7:00 PM7:30 PM 51
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/22/142:30 AM3:00 AM 51
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM 50
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 6P6:00 PM7:00 PM 48
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSN12:00 AM12:30 AM 48
OTL – FIRST REPORTENN2:30 AM3:00 AM 47
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNNFL FANTASY LIVE2:00 AM3:00 AM 47
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSN10:00 PM10:30 PM 46
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM 43
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 2P2:00 PM3:00 PM 43
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM 42
ESPNU STUDIO   LESPNUSTUDIO FILL8:42 PM9:03 PM 41
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/22/142:00 AM2:30 AM 41
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATOKLAHOMA CITY/GOLDEN STATE12:00 PM2:00 PM 41
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 12/22/146:30 PM7:00 PM 41
MONSTER  JAMFS1ANAHEIM10:00 AM11:00 AM 40
BLEACHER FEATURE MOVIEMLBNLITTLE BIG LEAGUE9:00 PM11:30 PM 40
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 7:30P7:30 PM8:00 PM 40
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 11:30P11:30 PM12:30 AM 38
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATMEMPHIS/SAN ANTONIO4:00 PM6:00 PM 38
LIGUE 1BEINMARSEILLE VS. BORDEAUX3:00 PM5:00 PM 36
SERIE A – LBEINITALIAN SUPERCUP- JUVENTUS VS. NAPOLI12:25 PM2:30 PM 36
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFINSIDERS 2014 REVIEW6:30 PM7:00 PM 36
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSN11:30 PM12:00 AM 36
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 5:30P5:30 PM6:00 PM 35
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2MACHIDA/DOLLAWAY8:00 AM11:00 AM 34
ASSOCIATION, THENBAT502 – LA CLIPPERS2:30 PM3:00 PM 33
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBATINSIDE STUFF N2073:30 PM4:00 PM 33
NBA SPECIALNBAT1-ON-1 W A. RASHAD: 14-15 13:00 PM3:30 PM 33
PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWNBCSN10:30 PM11:30 PM 33
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – NYG VS. STL10:30 PM11:00 PM 33
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUDEPAUL/COLORADO4:40 PM6:46 PM 32
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE MON 9A9:00 AM11:02 AM 32
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNCRYSTAL/MAN CITY & MAN UNITED/ASTON12:30 AM2:30 AM 32
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENN1:00 PM3:00 PM 31
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 1P1:00 PM2:00 PM 31
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 16 – GB VS. TB9:00 PM9:30 PM 31
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN9:30 AM10:00 AM 30
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN6:00 AM6:30 AM 30
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUOHIO/GEORGE WASHINGTON2:30 PM4:18 PM 30
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSNARSENAL/LIVERPOOL8:00 PM10:00 PM 30
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1UT MARTIN/BUTLER7:00 PM9:14 PM 29
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 12:30A12:30 AM1:30 AM 29
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/21/148:00 AM9:00 AM 29
LOCKER ROOM – L –BEIN6:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM 28
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2FASTEST KNOCKOUTS12:00 AM12:30 AM 28
BEAT, THENBATTHE BEAT 7096:00 PM6:30 PM 28
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSN12:30 PM1:30 PM 26
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSN2:30 AM3:00 AM 26
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS111308:00 AM9:00 AM 25
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFEPISODE 1111:00 AM12:00 PM 25
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFINSIDERS 2014 REVIEW11:00 PM11:30 PM 24
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN9:00 AM9:30 AM 23
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE MON 11A11:02 AM1:00 PM 23
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN6:30 AM7:00 AM 22
E:60ESPNU1:00 PM2:00 PM 21
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1PROVIDENCE/MIAMI FL9:14 PM11:15 PM 21
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 3P3:00 PM3:30 PM 21
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE MON 3:30P3:30 PM4:00 PM 20
MONDAY NIGHT SOCCER – –BEINMONDAY NIGHT SOCCER7:00 PM9:00 PM 19
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN7:00 AM7:30 AM 19
AMERICAS PREGAME LFS11636:00 PM7:00 PM 19
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1113111:15 PM12:00 AM 19
WEST COAST CUSTOMSFS2RAISE THE ROOF9:00 PM10:00 PM 19
WEST COAST CUSTOMSFS2WCCS NEW ZIP PART 110:00 PM11:00 PM 19
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/21/146:00 AM7:00 AM 19
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/21/147:00 AM8:00 AM 19
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNUWESTERN MICHIGAN/AIR FORCE6:00 AM7:00 AM 18
PREMIER LEAGUE WORLDNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM 18
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN8:00 AM8:30 AM 17
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFEPISODE 1010:00 AM11:00 AM 17
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/21/149:00 AM10:00 AM 17
NASCAR SCAN ALL 43NBCSN1087:30 PM8:00 PM 17
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN7:30 AM8:00 AM 16
EXPERTSESPNUCOACHING LEGENDS2:00 PM2:30 PM 16
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFINSIDERS 2014 REVIEW11:30 PM12:00 AM 16
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS111306:00 AM7:00 AM 15
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS111309:00 AM10:00 AM 15
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS111331:00 AM2:00 AM 15
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFS2MACHIDA/DOLLAWAY6:00 AM8:00 AM 15
LA LIGA HIGHLIGHT ZONE-BEINLA LIGA HIGHLIGHT ZONE5:00 PM6:00 PM 14
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN9:00 PM9:00 PM10:00 PM 14
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS111307:00 AM8:00 AM 14
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2ULTIMATE FIGHTER ALUMNI12:30 AM1:00 AM 14
NASCAR SCAN ALL 43NBCSN1077:00 PM7:30 PM 14
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE LESPNU4:18 PM4:40 PM 13
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS22175:00 PM6:30 PM 13
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2EDGAR/SWANSON2:00 PM5:00 PM 13
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN8:30 AM9:00 AM 12
MONDAY NIGHT SOCCER – –BEINMONDAY NIGHT SOCCER10:00 PM12:00 AM 11
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNUUTAH STATE/UTEP7:00 AM10:00 AM 11
RADIUSNBCSN1017:00 AM7:30 AM 11
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/21/1410:00 AM11:00 AM 10
SPECIAL SHOWS –BEINBEST XI PHIL NEVILLE11:30 AM12:00 PM 9
MLB TONIGHTMLBNAL EAST NEEDS 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM 9
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINEXPRESS PREGAME – L12:00 PM12:25 PM 7
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFTOP GUESTS OF 20147:00 AM8:00 AM 7
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 1:30A1:30 AM2:00 AM 7
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 12/21/1411:00 AM12:00 PM 7
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS111332:00 AM3:00 AM 6
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN12:00 AM12:00 AM1:00 AM 5
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EASTFS2PROVIDENCE/MIAMI FL1:00 AM3:00 AM 5
MORNING DRIVE SPECIALGOLFTOP GUESTS OF 20148:00 AM9:00 AM 5
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 2A2:00 AM2:30 AM 5
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINEIBAR VS. VALENCIA9:30 AM11:30 AM 4
WEST COAST CUSTOMSFS2BATSUV8:00 PM9:00 PM 4
RADIUSNBCSN1028:30 AM9:00 AM 4
MLB TONIGHTMLBNAL EAST NEEDS 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM 3
RADIUSNBCSN1027:30 AM8:00 AM 3
RADIUSNBCSN1018:00 AM8:30 AM 3
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFRYDER CUP REVIEW6:00 AM6:30 AM 2
90 IN 30 –BEINBARCELONA VS. CORDOBA9:00 AM9:30 AM 1
CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTSBEINCHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS1:00 AM1:30 AM 1
SERIE A SHOW –BEINSERIE A SHOW –1:30 AM2:00 AM 1
BIG BREAK XXII: MYRTLEGOLFEPISODE 99:00 AM10:00 AM 1
MLB TONIGHTMLBNAL EAST NEEDS 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM 1
RADIUSNBCSN1016:00 AM6:30 AM 1
RADIUSNBCSN1026:30 AM7:00 AM 1
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINXTRA – WEEKEND – R6:00 AM7:00 AM –
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINXTRA – WEEKEND – R7:00 AM8:00 AM –
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINXTRA – WEEKEND – R8:00 AM9:00 AM –
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPTGOLFRYDER CUP REVIEW6:30 AM7:00 AM –

 

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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