Syracuse-Duke, NASCAR XFinity Series, Texas-Kansas, UFC Prelims lead cable sports nets for Saturday February 28, 2015

 

Syracuse’s loss to Duke topped the cable sports landscape for Saturday February 28, 2015 with an average of 2.261 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

NASCAR Xfinity series on FS1 at 2pm averaged 1.516 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

The Texas vs Kansas game averaged 1.531 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Arizona vs. Utah averaged 1.376 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

The UFC Prelims on FS1 that led up to the pay-per-view event averaged 1.205 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.  Earlier, NCWTS Racing on FS1 averaged 1.149 million viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Northern Iowa vs Wichita St averaged 1.137 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Michigan vs Maryland averaged 1.108 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ESPN2, BYU’s win over Gonzaga averaged 727,000 viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

In Premier League action on NBC Sports Network, Manchester United vs. Sunderland averaged 663,000 viewers. The earlier West Ham United vs Crystal Palace match averaged 314,000 viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday February 28, 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.

ProgramNetDayStart-EndViewers (000)
SYRACUSE/DUKEESPNSat07:21P-09:08P2261
TEXAS/KANSASESPNSat04:57P-07:21P1531
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES LFS1Sat02:00P-04:40P1516
ARIZONA/UTAHESPNSat09:08P-11:36P1376
UFC PPV PRELIMS LFS1Sat08:00P-10:00P1205
NCWTS RACING LFS1Sat05:11P-06:59P1149
NORTHERN IOWA/WICHITA STAESPNSat02:03P-04:04P1137
MICHIGAN/MARYLANDESPNSat12:00P-02:03P1108
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNSat11:36P-12:00A969
NASCAR RACEDAY: XFINITY LFS1Sat01:30P-02:00P911
NCWTS SETUP LFS1Sat04:40P-05:11P875
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    LESPNSat11:00A-12:00P777
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN P LFS1Sat12:00P-01:30P734
BYU/GONZAGAESP2Sat10:08P-12:23A727
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat08:00A-09:00A702
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSat09:00A-11:00A696
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPNSat12:00A-01:00A685
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSat09:57A-12:00P663
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    LESPNSat04:04P-04:57P634
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat07:00A-08:00A545
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPNSat01:00A-02:00A545
IOWA ST/KANSAS STESP2Sat04:04P-06:04P532
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPNSat02:00A-03:00A508
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat06:00A-07:00A508
LOUISVILLE/FLORIDA STESP2Sat12:00P-02:05P470
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sat06:59P-08:00P465
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat05:00A-06:00A396
NCWTS QUALIFYING LFS1Sat10:30A-12:00P390
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSat09:41A-09:57A388
PGA TOURGOLFSat01:00P-02:54P385
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat03:00A-04:00A370
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSat04:00A-05:00A357
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSat07:39A-09:41A314
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSat12:00P-12:30P307
BOISE ST/SAN DIEGO STESP2Sat08:01P-10:08P296
WEST VIRGINIA/BAYLORESNUSat04:05P-06:09P293
NASCAR XFINITY QUALIFY LFS1Sat09:00A-10:30A292
DAYTON/VCUESP2Sat02:05P-04:04P281
IOWA/PENN STATEESNUSat06:09P-08:30P275
UC IRVINE/SANTA BARBARAESP2Sat12:23A-02:09A259
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESP2Sat11:00A-12:00P256
TENNESSEE/FLORIDAESP2Sat06:04P-08:01P251
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sat10:00P-11:00P239
GRANTLAND BBALL SHOWESP2Sat10:00A-11:00A233
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sat08:30A-10:00A232
SAN ANTONIO/PHOENIXNBATSat09:00P-11:30P229
INDOOR TRACK&FIELD CHAMPNBCSSat04:00P-06:00P214
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sat02:09A-04:03A205
UFC PPV POST FIGHT LFS1Sat12:42A-02:00A188
SYRACUSE/DUKEENNSat07:09P-07:23P186
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLFSat11:00A-01:00P184
NEW MEXICO/FRESNO STATEENNSat10:09P-10:28P178
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sat04:30A-06:00A178
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sat04:03A-04:30A178
NBA POSTGAME SHOWNBATSat11:30P-12:02A166
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat10:00P-11:09P159
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat09:00P-10:00P156
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINSat09:55A-11:55A138
TULSA/MEMPHISESNUSat08:30P-10:27P135
BENCHWARMERS 9PMLBNSat09:00P-11:00P130
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR LFS2Sat07:00P-10:00P127
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCHGOLFSat02:54P-04:00P127
TOP 10NFLNSat11:00A-12:00P127
TCU/OKLAHOMAESNUSat02:03P-04:05P126
TOP 10NFLNSat12:00P-01:00P117
MIAMI/NEW ORLEANSESP2Sat06:00A-07:00A115
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sat12:00A-12:42A115
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSat04:00P-05:00P114
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSSat09:00P-11:00P111
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat11:00A-12:00P109
PGA TOUR: NBCGOLFSat07:00P-11:00P108
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLFSat06:30P-07:00P105
TOP 10NFLNSat10:00A-11:00A105
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat10:00A-11:00A102
SHAQNBATSat04:00P-04:30P100
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat12:30A-01:00A99
TULSA/MEMPHISENNSat08:07P-08:31P97
MISSOURI/GEORGIAESNUSat12:00P-01:52P97
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sat07:00A-08:30A97
MORNING DRIVEGOLFSat10:00A-11:00A97
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSat11:00P-12:00A97
MORNING DRIVEGOLFSat09:24A-10:00A94
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSat12:02A-12:30A93
2014 WK 10 – CHI VS. GBNFLNSat01:00P-01:30P93
UNDRAFTEDNFLNSat09:00P-09:30P92
OKLAHOMA STATE/TEXAS TECHENNSat04:03P-06:52P91
NBA INSIDE STUFF PNBATSat12:00P-12:30P91
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat08:00P-08:36P89
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sat11:00P-12:00A88
ESPNU STUDIO   LESNUSat01:52P-02:03P82
NBA SPECIALNBATSat12:30P-01:00P82
TOP 10NFLNSat05:00P-06:00P82
TOP 10NFLNSat06:00P-07:00P81
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLFSat06:00P-06:30P80
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCHGOLFSat04:00P-05:00P80
COLLEGE HOCKEY LNBCSSat06:00P-08:45P78
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sat02:00A-03:00A77
LPGA TOURGOLFSat01:00A-05:00A77
GOLDEN STATE/CLEVELANDNBATSat01:00P-03:00P76
TOP 10NFLNSat12:00A-01:00A75
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat10:00A-11:00A74
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSat07:00P-08:31P74
UNDRAFTEDNFLNSat08:30P-09:00P72
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LENNSat06:52P-07:00P71
LA CLIPPERS/HOUSTONNBATSat04:30P-06:30P71
2015 BA PROSPECTSMLBNSat03:00P-04:00P69
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSSat11:00P-12:30A68
UNDRAFTEDNFLNSat10:30P-11:00P68
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCHGOLFSat05:00P-06:00P67
NBA PREGAME SHOWNBATSat08:31P-09:00P67
2014 WK 11 – PHI VS. GBNFLNSat01:30P-02:00P67
THE BABEMLBNSat07:00P-09:00P66
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat09:00A-10:00A66
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat11:00P-12:00A66
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat04:00A-04:30A65
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBLESNUSat10:00A-11:00A65
FEHERTYGOLFSat11:00P-12:00A65
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNSat08:00A-09:00A65
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat11:28P-12:00A64
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBATSat01:30A-02:00A64
OPEN COURTNBATSat03:00P-04:00P64
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat02:00A-03:00A64
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNSat08:30A-09:00A63
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat07:00P-08:00P63
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat04:30A-05:00A62
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS1Sat03:00A-06:00A62
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat11:00A-12:00P62
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat12:00P-01:00P62
AFTER DARK WITH RICK FOXNBATSat01:00A-01:30A62
UNDRAFTEDNFLNSat08:00P-08:30P62
SAN ANTONIO/PHOENIXNBATSat03:00A-05:30A61
NHL TOP 10NBCSSat08:45P-09:00P61
UNDRAFTEDNFLNSat10:00P-10:30P61
TOP 10NFLNSat09:00A-10:00A61
TOP 10NFLNSat01:00A-02:00A60
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSat07:00P-07:46P59
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat12:31A-01:00A59
UNDRAFTEDNFLNSat09:30P-10:00P59
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUSat07:00A-08:00A57
NCWTS RACINGFS2Sat10:00P-12:00A57
BUTLER/DEPAULFS2Sat02:00P-04:00P55
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat02:00A-02:30A55
TOP 10NFLNSat03:00A-04:00A55
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat02:30A-03:00A54
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNSat09:30A-10:00A54
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat03:00A-03:30A54
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat03:30A-04:00A54
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat08:00A-09:00A54
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSat07:00A-07:39A54
CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUEBEINSat12:00P-02:00P52
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat12:00A-12:12A52
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat05:00A-05:30A51
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat08:00A-09:00A51
BENCHWARMERSMLBNSat01:00P-03:00P51
2014 WK 13 – NE VS. GBNFLNSat02:00P-03:00P51
2014 DIVISIONAL – DAL VS.NFLNSat04:00P-05:00P51
AROUND THE HORNENNSat09:00A-09:30A50
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSat12:00A-01:00A50
NBA INSIDE STUFF REAIRNBATSat06:30P-07:00P50
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat06:00A-07:00A50
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat07:00A-08:00A50
TOP 10NFLNSat04:00A-05:00A49
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFSat06:00A-09:24A48
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat07:00A-08:00A48
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat06:00A-07:00A48
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSat03:35A-04:35A47
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSSat12:30A-02:30A47
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSat05:00P-06:00P46
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat02:30A-03:00A46
CHEERLEADINGESNUSat09:30A-10:00A45
USSA EVENTSNBCSSat02:41P-04:00P45
GOLF CENTRALGOLFSat12:00A-12:30A44
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAMFS2Sat06:30P-07:00P42
HIGH HEATMLBNSat07:30A-08:00A42
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat08:00A-09:00A42
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSSat06:30A-07:00A41
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat05:30A-06:00A40
UC IRVINE/UC SANTA BARBARENNSat12:06A-12:25A40
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSat04:35A-05:00A39
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSat01:00A-02:00A38
2014 WK 17 – DET VS. GBNFLNSat03:00P-04:00P38
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat02:00A-02:30A37
GOLF CENTRALGOLFSat12:30A-01:00A37
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSat01:30A-02:00A36
NEW MEXICO/FRESNO STATEESNUSat10:27P-12:12A36
MLB TONIGHTMLBNSat09:00A-10:00A36
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSat02:00A-03:00A36
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat05:30A-06:00A36
CHEERLEADINGESNUSat09:00A-09:30A35
MLB NOWMLBNSat06:00A-07:00A33
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSat01:00A-01:30A32
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSat02:35A-03:35A32
INTENTIONAL TALK 7AMLBNSat07:00A-07:30A32
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSat06:00P-07:00P32
PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEWNBCSSat06:00A-06:30A32
CHEERLEADINGESNUSat08:30A-09:00A31
CHEERLEADINGESNUSat08:00A-08:30A31
A10 BASKETBALL LNBCSSat12:30P-02:41P31
AROUND THE HORNENNSat06:00A-06:30A30
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSat05:00A-06:00A30
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSat03:00A-04:00A30
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSat05:00A-06:00A29
UFC  WEIGH-INFS2Sat10:00A-11:30A28
NBA GAMETIMENBATSat05:30A-06:00A28
90 IN 30 –BEINSat05:30P-06:00P27
EDGE  LESNUSat11:00A-12:00P27
SERIE A – LBEINSat02:55P-05:00P26
CINCINNATI/TULANEENNSat02:00P-04:03P25
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSat04:00A-05:00A25
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSat05:00A-06:00A25
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSat07:00A-08:00A24
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2Sat11:30A-12:00P24
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSSat02:30A-03:00A22
AROUND THE HORNENNSat08:00A-08:30A21
LIVINGSTONE/WINSTON SALEMESNUSat12:12A-02:35A20
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat06:00A-07:00A20
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2Sat05:30P-06:30P20
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat03:00A-03:30A20
SPORTSNATIONENNSat11:00A-12:00P19
HIS & HERSENNSat10:00A-11:00A19
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sat07:00A-08:00A19
NASCAR XFINITY SERIESFS2Sat12:00A-02:30A19
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat04:00A-04:30A19
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat05:00A-05:30A19
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNSat06:30A-07:00A18
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUSat06:00A-06:30A18
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFSat05:00A-06:00A18
EAST CAROLINA/UCFENNSat12:00P-02:00P17
UFC  WEIGH-INFS2Sat04:00P-05:30P17
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat04:30A-05:00A17
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSSat03:30A-04:00A17
90 IN 30 –BEINSat02:00P-02:30P15
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – LBEINSat06:00P-07:00P15
90 IN 30 –BEINSat05:00P-05:30P15
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS2Sat04:00A-05:00A15
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINSat09:30A-09:55A14
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Sat03:00A-04:00A13
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2Sat09:00A-10:00A13
LA LIGA BBVA-R-BEINSat10:00P-12:00A12
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINSat02:30P-02:55P9
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2Sat02:30A-03:00A8
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUSat06:30A-07:00A7
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2Sat06:00A-09:00A7
TOTAL ITALIAN FOOTBALL –BEINSat09:00A-09:30A6
RUGBYBEINSat07:00P-09:00P3
NYC HIGH SCHOOL BKBL CHFS2Sat12:00P-02:00P3
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Sat05:00A-06:00A2
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – RBEINSat09:00P-10:00P1
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – RBEINSat12:00A-01:00A0
RUGBYBEINSat01:00A-02:30A0
EL CLASICO –BEINSat08:30A-09:00A0

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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