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.

Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
SYRACUSE/DUKE ESPN Sat 07:21P-09:08P 2261
TEXAS/KANSAS ESPN Sat 04:57P-07:21P 1531
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES L FS1 Sat 02:00P-04:40P 1516
ARIZONA/UTAH ESPN Sat 09:08P-11:36P 1376
UFC PPV PRELIMS L FS1 Sat 08:00P-10:00P 1205
NCWTS RACING L FS1 Sat 05:11P-06:59P 1149
NORTHERN IOWA/WICHITA STA ESPN Sat 02:03P-04:04P 1137
MICHIGAN/MARYLAND ESPN Sat 12:00P-02:03P 1108
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Sat 11:36P-12:00A 969
NASCAR RACEDAY: XFINITY L FS1 Sat 01:30P-02:00P 911
NCWTS SETUP L FS1 Sat 04:40P-05:11P 875
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 777
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN P L FS1 Sat 12:00P-01:30P 734
BYU/GONZAGA ESP2 Sat 10:08P-12:23A 727
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 702
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sat 09:00A-11:00A 696
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN Sat 12:00A-01:00A 685
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Sat 09:57A-12:00P 663
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN Sat 04:04P-04:57P 634
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 545
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN Sat 01:00A-02:00A 545
IOWA ST/KANSAS ST ESP2 Sat 04:04P-06:04P 532
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 508
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 508
LOUISVILLE/FLORIDA ST ESP2 Sat 12:00P-02:05P 470
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 06:59P-08:00P 465
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 396
NCWTS QUALIFYING L FS1 Sat 10:30A-12:00P 390
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Sat 09:41A-09:57A 388
PGA TOUR GOLF Sat 01:00P-02:54P 385
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 03:00A-04:00A 370
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 04:00A-05:00A 357
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Sat 07:39A-09:41A 314
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Sat 12:00P-12:30P 307
BOISE ST/SAN DIEGO ST ESP2 Sat 08:01P-10:08P 296
WEST VIRGINIA/BAYLOR ESNU Sat 04:05P-06:09P 293
NASCAR XFINITY QUALIFY L FS1 Sat 09:00A-10:30A 292
DAYTON/VCU ESP2 Sat 02:05P-04:04P 281
IOWA/PENN STATE ESNU Sat 06:09P-08:30P 275
UC IRVINE/SANTA BARBARA ESP2 Sat 12:23A-02:09A 259
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESP2 Sat 11:00A-12:00P 256
TENNESSEE/FLORIDA ESP2 Sat 06:04P-08:01P 251
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 10:00P-11:00P 239
GRANTLAND BBALL SHOW ESP2 Sat 10:00A-11:00A 233
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 08:30A-10:00A 232
SAN ANTONIO/PHOENIX NBAT Sat 09:00P-11:30P 229
INDOOR TRACK&FIELD CHAMP NBCS Sat 04:00P-06:00P 214
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 02:09A-04:03A 205
UFC PPV POST FIGHT L FS1 Sat 12:42A-02:00A 188
SYRACUSE/DUKE ENN Sat 07:09P-07:23P 186
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF Sat 11:00A-01:00P 184
NEW MEXICO/FRESNO STATE ENN Sat 10:09P-10:28P 178
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 04:30A-06:00A 178
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 04:03A-04:30A 178
NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBAT Sat 11:30P-12:02A 166
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 10:00P-11:09P 159
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 09:00P-10:00P 156
LA LIGA BBVA-L- BEIN Sat 09:55A-11:55A 138
TULSA/MEMPHIS ESNU Sat 08:30P-10:27P 135
BENCHWARMERS 9P MLBN Sat 09:00P-11:00P 130
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR L FS2 Sat 07:00P-10:00P 127
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Sat 02:54P-04:00P 127
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 127
TCU/OKLAHOMA ESNU Sat 02:03P-04:05P 126
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 117
MIAMI/NEW ORLEANS ESP2 Sat 06:00A-07:00A 115
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 12:00A-12:42A 115
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sat 04:00P-05:00P 114
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sat 09:00P-11:00P 111
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 11:00A-12:00P 109
PGA TOUR: NBC GOLF Sat 07:00P-11:00P 108
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Sat 06:30P-07:00P 105
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 105
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 10:00A-11:00A 102
SHAQ NBAT Sat 04:00P-04:30P 100
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 12:30A-01:00A 99
TULSA/MEMPHIS ENN Sat 08:07P-08:31P 97
MISSOURI/GEORGIA ESNU Sat 12:00P-01:52P 97
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 07:00A-08:30A 97
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sat 10:00A-11:00A 97
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sat 11:00P-12:00A 97
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sat 09:24A-10:00A 94
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sat 12:02A-12:30A 93
2014 WK 10 – CHI VS. GB NFLN Sat 01:00P-01:30P 93
UNDRAFTED NFLN Sat 09:00P-09:30P 92
OKLAHOMA STATE/TEXAS TECH ENN Sat 04:03P-06:52P 91
NBA INSIDE STUFF P NBAT Sat 12:00P-12:30P 91
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 08:00P-08:36P 89
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 11:00P-12:00A 88
ESPNU STUDIO   L ESNU Sat 01:52P-02:03P 82
NBA SPECIAL NBAT Sat 12:30P-01:00P 82
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 05:00P-06:00P 82
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 06:00P-07:00P 81
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Sat 06:00P-06:30P 80
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Sat 04:00P-05:00P 80
COLLEGE HOCKEY L NBCS Sat 06:00P-08:45P 78
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 02:00A-03:00A 77
LPGA TOUR GOLF Sat 01:00A-05:00A 77
GOLDEN STATE/CLEVELAND NBAT Sat 01:00P-03:00P 76
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 12:00A-01:00A 75
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 74
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sat 07:00P-08:31P 74
UNDRAFTED NFLN Sat 08:30P-09:00P 72
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ENN Sat 06:52P-07:00P 71
LA CLIPPERS/HOUSTON NBAT Sat 04:30P-06:30P 71
2015 BA PROSPECTS MLBN Sat 03:00P-04:00P 69
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCS Sat 11:00P-12:30A 68
UNDRAFTED NFLN Sat 10:30P-11:00P 68
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Sat 05:00P-06:00P 67
NBA PREGAME SHOW NBAT Sat 08:31P-09:00P 67
2014 WK 11 – PHI VS. GB NFLN Sat 01:30P-02:00P 67
THE BABE MLBN Sat 07:00P-09:00P 66
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 09:00A-10:00A 66
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 11:00P-12:00A 66
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 04:00A-04:30A 65
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL ESNU Sat 10:00A-11:00A 65
FEHERTY GOLF Sat 11:00P-12:00A 65
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 65
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 11:28P-12:00A 64
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEAT NBAT Sat 01:30A-02:00A 64
OPEN COURT NBAT Sat 03:00P-04:00P 64
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 64
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Sat 08:30A-09:00A 63
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 07:00P-08:00P 63
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 04:30A-05:00A 62
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR FS1 Sat 03:00A-06:00A 62
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 62
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 62
AFTER DARK WITH RICK FOX NBAT Sat 01:00A-01:30A 62
UNDRAFTED NFLN Sat 08:00P-08:30P 62
SAN ANTONIO/PHOENIX NBAT Sat 03:00A-05:30A 61
NHL TOP 10 NBCS Sat 08:45P-09:00P 61
UNDRAFTED NFLN Sat 10:00P-10:30P 61
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 09:00A-10:00A 61
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 01:00A-02:00A 60
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 07:00P-07:46P 59
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 12:31A-01:00A 59
UNDRAFTED NFLN Sat 09:30P-10:00P 59
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Sat 07:00A-08:00A 57
NCWTS RACING FS2 Sat 10:00P-12:00A 57
BUTLER/DEPAUL FS2 Sat 02:00P-04:00P 55
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 02:00A-02:30A 55
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 03:00A-04:00A 55
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 02:30A-03:00A 54
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Sat 09:30A-10:00A 54
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 03:00A-03:30A 54
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 03:30A-04:00A 54
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 54
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Sat 07:00A-07:39A 54
CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE BEIN Sat 12:00P-02:00P 52
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 12:00A-12:12A 52
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 05:00A-05:30A 51
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 08:00A-09:00A 51
BENCHWARMERS MLBN Sat 01:00P-03:00P 51
2014 WK 13 – NE VS. GB NFLN Sat 02:00P-03:00P 51
2014 DIVISIONAL – DAL VS. NFLN Sat 04:00P-05:00P 51
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 09:00A-09:30A 50
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sat 12:00A-01:00A 50
NBA INSIDE STUFF REAIR NBAT Sat 06:30P-07:00P 50
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 50
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 50
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 04:00A-05:00A 49
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sat 06:00A-09:24A 48
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 07:00A-08:00A 48
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 06:00A-07:00A 48
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 03:35A-04:35A 47
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sat 12:30A-02:30A 47
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sat 05:00P-06:00P 46
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 02:30A-03:00A 46
CHEERLEADING ESNU Sat 09:30A-10:00A 45
USSA EVENTS NBCS Sat 02:41P-04:00P 45
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Sat 12:00A-12:30A 44
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS2 Sat 06:30P-07:00P 42
HIGH HEAT MLBN Sat 07:30A-08:00A 42
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 08:00A-09:00A 42
MEN IN BLAZERS NBCS Sat 06:30A-07:00A 41
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 05:30A-06:00A 40
UC IRVINE/UC SANTA BARBAR ENN Sat 12:06A-12:25A 40
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 04:35A-05:00A 39
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sat 01:00A-02:00A 38
2014 WK 17 – DET VS. GB NFLN Sat 03:00P-04:00P 38
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 02:00A-02:30A 37
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Sat 12:30A-01:00A 37
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 01:30A-02:00A 36
NEW MEXICO/FRESNO STATE ESNU Sat 10:27P-12:12A 36
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 09:00A-10:00A 36
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 36
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 05:30A-06:00A 36
CHEERLEADING ESNU Sat 09:00A-09:30A 35
MLB NOW MLBN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 33
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 01:00A-01:30A 32
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 02:35A-03:35A 32
INTENTIONAL TALK 7A MLBN Sat 07:00A-07:30A 32
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sat 06:00P-07:00P 32
PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW NBCS Sat 06:00A-06:30A 32
CHEERLEADING ESNU Sat 08:30A-09:00A 31
CHEERLEADING ESNU Sat 08:00A-08:30A 31
A10 BASKETBALL L NBCS Sat 12:30P-02:41P 31
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 06:00A-06:30A 30
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 05:00A-06:00A 30
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sat 03:00A-04:00A 30
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 29
UFC  WEIGH-IN FS2 Sat 10:00A-11:30A 28
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 05:30A-06:00A 28
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sat 05:30P-06:00P 27
EDGE  L ESNU Sat 11:00A-12:00P 27
SERIE A – L BEIN Sat 02:55P-05:00P 26
CINCINNATI/TULANE ENN Sat 02:00P-04:03P 25
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sat 04:00A-05:00A 25
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 25
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 24
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDER FS2 Sat 11:30A-12:00P 24
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD NBCS Sat 02:30A-03:00A 22
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 08:00A-08:30A 21
LIVINGSTONE/WINSTON SALEM ESNU Sat 12:12A-02:35A 20
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 06:00A-07:00A 20
UFC  COUNTDOWN FS2 Sat 05:30P-06:30P 20
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 03:00A-03:30A 20
SPORTSNATION ENN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 19
HIS & HERS ENN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 19
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 07:00A-08:00A 19
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES FS2 Sat 12:00A-02:30A 19
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 04:00A-04:30A 19
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 05:00A-05:30A 19
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Sat 06:30A-07:00A 18
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Sat 06:00A-06:30A 18
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sat 05:00A-06:00A 18
EAST CAROLINA/UCF ENN Sat 12:00P-02:00P 17
UFC  WEIGH-IN FS2 Sat 04:00P-05:30P 17
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 04:30A-05:00A 17
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 03:30A-04:00A 17
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sat 02:00P-02:30P 15
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – L BEIN Sat 06:00P-07:00P 15
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sat 05:00P-05:30P 15
UFC PPV POST FIGHT FS2 Sat 04:00A-05:00A 15
EXPRESS PREGAME – L BEIN Sat 09:30A-09:55A 14
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sat 03:00A-04:00A 13
UFC  COUNTDOWN FS2 Sat 09:00A-10:00A 13
LA LIGA BBVA-R- BEIN Sat 10:00P-12:00A 12
EXPRESS PREGAME – L BEIN Sat 02:30P-02:55P 9
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDER FS2 Sat 02:30A-03:00A 8
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Sat 06:30A-07:00A 7
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHT FS2 Sat 06:00A-09:00A 7
TOTAL ITALIAN FOOTBALL – BEIN Sat 09:00A-09:30A 6
RUGBY BEIN Sat 07:00P-09:00P 3
NYC HIGH SCHOOL BKBL CH FS2 Sat 12:00P-02:00P 3
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sat 05:00A-06:00A 2
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sat 09:00P-10:00P 1
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sat 12:00A-01:00A 0
RUGBY BEIN Sat 01:00A-02:30A 0
EL CLASICO – BEIN Sat 08:30A-09:00A 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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