Texas/Kentucky, Florida/Kansas hoops, Pardon the Interruption lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday December 5, 2014

 

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Texas vs. Kentucky on ESPN led all the sports cable nets on Friday with 2.13 million viewers.

With numerous networks and telecasts I’m playing around with the sort format. This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster  if you’re looking for something specific.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday December 5, 2014:

ProgramNetDayStart-EndViewers (000)
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNFri07:00P-09:18P2127
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNFri09:18P-11:24P1193
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPNFri05:30P-06:00P967
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPNFri06:00P-07:00P807
AROUND THE HORNESPNFri05:00P-05:30P753
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESP2Fri07:00P-10:29P692
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPNFri12:48A-02:00A690
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNFri11:24P-12:00A660
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPNFri12:00A-12:48A659
NFL LIVE                LESPNFri04:00P-05:00P633
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri05:00A-06:00A574
NFL INSIDERS  LESPNFri03:00P-04:00P506
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri04:00A-05:00A481
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPNFri02:00A-03:00A478
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri08:00A-09:00A476
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri03:00A-04:00A459
NASCAR AWARDS  CEREMONYFS1Fri09:00P-12:15A453
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri09:00A-10:00A440
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri09:00P-10:00P412
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri02:02P-02:30P394
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri01:00P-02:02P392
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPNFri02:30P-03:00P389
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESP2Fri06:30P-07:00P383
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri10:00P-11:00P377
FIRST TAKE   LESP2Fri10:00A-12:00P372
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri07:00A-08:00A364
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESP2Fri10:29P-11:12P359
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri10:00A-11:00A328
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNFri06:00A-07:00A327
PGA TOURGOLFFri02:00P-05:53P326
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri11:00A-12:03P324
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPNFri12:03P-01:00P303
HIS & HERS  LESP2Fri12:00P-01:00P302
FIRST TAKEESP2Fri01:00P-03:00P298
NBA REGULAR SEASON   LNBATFri09:58P-12:55A252
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESP2Fri06:00A-10:00A245
AROUND THE HORNESP2Fri06:00P-06:30P244
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESP2Fri04:00P-04:30P239
SPORTSNATION        LESP2Fri03:00P-04:00P232
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATFri09:38P-09:58P227
NFL LIVEESP2Fri11:12P-12:00A218
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri12:00A-01:00A210
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri01:00A-02:00A198
NBA REGULAR SEASON   LNBATFri07:00P-09:38P196
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri07:00P-08:00P195
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri11:00P-12:00A187
NFL AMNFLNFri06:00A-10:00A182
SOUND FXNFLNFri03:00P-03:30P179
NBA TONIGHT     LESP2Fri12:00A-12:30A178
NFL AMNFLNFri10:00A-12:00P175
OLBERMANN  LESP2Fri05:00P-05:30P172
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNFri03:30P-04:00P171
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIMENFLNFri08:00P-09:00P169
AROUND THE NFLNFLNFri06:00P-07:00P162
PGA TOURGOLFFri06:23P-09:15P161
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1FS1Fri08:30P-09:00P155
NFL REPLAYNFLNFri12:00P-01:00P153
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESP2Fri05:30P-06:00P143
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLFFri12:30P-02:00P138
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNFri02:00P-03:00P133
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESP2Fri04:30P-05:00P132
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNFri05:00P-06:00P132
PLAYBOOKNFLNFri04:00P-05:00P131
TOP 10NFLNFri01:00P-02:00P125
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLFFri05:53P-06:23P122
PLAYBOOK PRIMETIMENFLNFri04:00A-05:00A122
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Fri01:30A-02:30A118
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNFri02:00A-03:00A116
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSFri01:00P-05:00P115
PGA TOURGOLFFri09:15P-12:07A114
10FS1Fri08:00P-08:30P105
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri04:59P-06:00P99
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri04:01P-04:59P97
JIM VALVANO ESPY SPEECHESP2Fri01:00A-01:15A94
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Fri01:15A-01:30A93
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATFri01:46A-02:01A93
JIM VALVANO ESPY SPEECHESNUFri02:30A-02:45A92
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE LESP2Fri12:30A-01:00A92
NBA POSTGAME SHOWNBATFri12:55A-01:46A90
NASCAR AMERICANBCSFri05:00P-05:30P88
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNFri05:00A-06:00A86
PLAYBOOKNFLNFri03:00A-04:00A84
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESNUFri12:30A-02:30A83
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESNUFri09:46P-11:33P78
NBA GAMETIMENBATFri02:01A-03:00A78
MORNING DRIVEGOLFFri12:00P-12:30P77
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Fri02:30A-03:00A67
PGA TOURGOLFFri12:07A-03:00A61
STARTERS P, THENBATFri06:00P-06:30P61
USSA EVENTSNBCSFri10:44P-11:44P59
HIGH HEATMLBNFri05:30P-06:00P58
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri11:34A-12:00P58
COLLEGE HOCKEY LNBCSFri08:00P-10:44P56
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri10:57A-11:34A55
WMNS COLL SOCCER TOURN  LESNUFri07:44P-09:46P53
NBA PREGAME SHOWNBATFri06:30P-07:00P53
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNFri05:00P-05:30P52
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATFri04:00P-06:00P50
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSFri05:30P-06:30P50
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2Fri02:00P-03:00P49
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENNFri10:00A-01:00P48
BASEBALL SEASONSMLBNFri10:00P-11:00P48
NBA REGULAR SEASON RE-AIRNBATFri03:00A-05:30A48
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESP2Fri03:00A-05:00A47
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATFri12:00P-02:00P47
POKER AFTER DARKNBCSFri02:00A-03:00A46
POKER AFTER DARKNBCSFri01:00A-02:00A46
HERD  LESNUFri10:00A-01:00P45
PROFILE:60ESP2Fri05:30A-06:00A45
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2Fri03:00P-03:30P45
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri09:22A-10:10A45
BROKAW OPENING DAYNBCSFri11:44P-12:44A45
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENNFri03:00P-04:01P44
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENNFri02:30P-03:00P44
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACKFS2Fri03:30P-04:00P44
CFB DAILYESNUFri03:00P-04:00P43
MLB NOWMLBNFri07:30P-08:00P43
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri07:00A-07:47A43
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATNBATFri06:00A-07:00A42
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri12:15A-01:05A41
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri06:00P-07:00P41
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNFri07:00P-07:30P41
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri07:47A-08:35A41
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSFri09:00A-12:00P41
CFB DAILY   LESNUFri01:00P-02:00P40
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESNUFri02:45A-04:15A40
NBA ACTIONNBATFri05:30A-06:00A40
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUFri04:30A-06:00A39
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri10:10A-10:57A39
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESNUFri04:00P-04:30P38
MLB NOWMLBNFri02:00P-03:00P38
HOT STOVEMLBNFri09:00A-11:00A38
MORNING DRIVEGOLFFri11:00A-12:00P37
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFFri06:00A-10:05A36
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESNUFri11:33P-12:30A35
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS1Fri01:00P-05:00P35
UFC  TONIGHTFS2Fri01:00P-02:00P35
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNFri03:00P-03:30P35
HOT STOVEMLBNFri11:00A-01:00P34
NASCAR THE LISTNBCSFri12:44A-01:00A34
BEST OF FIRST TAKEESNUFri04:30P-05:00P33
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFFri03:00A-06:00A33
RADIUSNBCSFri06:00A-06:30A33
PROFILE:60ESP2Fri05:00A-05:30A32
AROUND THE HORNENNFri09:00A-09:30A30
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONESNUFri09:00A-10:00A30
AMERICA PRGME:UFC WEIGH LFS1Fri06:00P-08:00P30
UFC FS1 FIGHT FOR TROOPSFS2Fri10:00A-01:00P30
INSIDE THE NBANBATFri08:35A-09:22A30
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSFri06:30P-07:30P30
WMNS COLL SOCCER TOURN  LESNUFri05:00P-07:02P29
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri08:00A-09:00A29
HIGH HEATMLBNFri01:00P-02:00P29
SERIE A – LBEINFri02:40P-04:45P28
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNFri01:00A-01:30A28
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri06:30A-07:00A27
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LENNFri07:00P-09:00P27
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENNFri01:00P-02:30P27
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri11:00P-12:00A27
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATFri02:00P-04:00P27
JIM VALVANO ESPY SPEECHESNUFri04:15A-04:30A26
LA LIGA WORLD –BEINFri11:30P-12:00A25
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri08:00A-08:30A25
MLB NOWMLBNFri06:00A-07:00A25
MLB NOWMLBNFri12:00A-01:00A25
MLB NOWMLBNFri04:00P-05:00P25
HIS & HERSENNFri01:00A-02:00A24
AROUND THE HORNENNFri08:30A-09:00A24
FOX SPORTS LIVE KICKOFF LFS1Fri01:05A-02:02A24
MORNING DRIVEGOLFFri10:05A-11:00A24
MECUM DEALMAKERSNBCSFri12:00P-01:00P24
JIM VALVANO ESPY SPEECHENNFri11:28P-11:43P23
SPORTSNATIONENNFri07:00A-08:00A22
SPORTSNATIONENNFri12:00A-01:00A22
COLL HOCKEY REG SSN   LENNFri09:00P-11:28P22
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESNUFri06:00A-09:00A22
MLBN ROUNDTABLEMLBNFri09:00P-10:00P22
ESPN FCENNFri06:00P-06:30P21
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNFri07:00A-07:30A21
AROUND THE HORNENNFri06:00A-06:30A20
JIM VALVANO ESPY SPEECHENNFri06:45P-07:00P20
OLBERMANNENNFri05:00A-05:30A20
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri03:00A-03:30A20
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri09:30A-10:00A19
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNFri06:30P-06:45P19
CFB DAILYESNUFri02:00P-03:00P19
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri08:00P-09:00P19
HOT STOVEMLBNFri03:30P-04:00P19
HIGH HEATMLBNFri07:30A-08:00A19
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2Fri02:00A-03:00A18
HIGH HEATMLBNFri01:30A-02:00A18
SPORTSCENTERU     LESNUFri07:02P-07:44P17
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri08:00A-09:00A17
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS1Fri12:30P-01:00P17
EL CLASICO –BEINFri11:00P-11:30P16
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri04:00A-04:30A16
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENNFri11:43P-12:00A15
OLBERMANNENNFri02:00A-02:30A14
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNFri05:30A-06:00A14
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS1Fri12:00P-12:30P14
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINFri06:00P-07:00P13
NASCAR RACE  HUBFS1Fri05:00A-06:00A13
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri07:00A-08:00A13
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1Fri05:00P-05:30P13
RADIUSNBCSFri08:30A-09:00A13
NHL TOP 10NBCSFri07:30P-08:00P13
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2Fri04:00P-05:00P12
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri02:00A-03:00A11
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNFri04:00A-04:30A11
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri03:30A-04:00A11
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri04:30A-05:00A10
LA LIGA WORLD –BEINFri04:45P-05:00P9
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE 14BEINFri07:00P-09:00P9
SPORTSNATIONENNFri04:00A-05:00A9
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Fri02:02A-03:02A9
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS1Fri10:30A-11:00A9
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENNFri02:30A-03:00A8
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS2Fri05:00P-06:30P8
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Fri03:00A-04:00A8
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri12:00A-12:30A8
MLB NOWMLBNFri03:00A-04:00A8
HIGH HEATMLBNFri04:30A-05:00A8
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINFri02:30P-02:40P7
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINFri09:00P-10:00P7
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri09:00A-10:00A7
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS1Fri05:30P-06:00P7
NASCAR RACE  HUBFS1Fri04:00A-05:00A7
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri05:00A-05:30A7
HIS & HERSENNFri03:00A-04:00A6
MLB EPIC MOMENTSFS1Fri11:00A-11:30A6
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1FS1Fri03:02A-03:30A6
10FS1Fri03:30A-04:00A6
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS1Fri11:30A-12:00P6
OFFICIAL 2014 WS FILMFS2Fri07:00P-09:00P6
RADIUSNBCSFri08:00A-08:30A6
SERIE A – RBEINFri10:00A-12:00P5
KEYS & GRAY SHOW –BEINFri10:00P-11:00P5
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFS2Fri08:00A-10:00A5
BARCA TV –BEINFri05:00P-06:00P4
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Fri06:00A-07:00A4
MLB TONIGHTMLBNFri05:00A-06:00A4
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSFri05:30A-06:00A4
RADIUSNBCSFri06:30A-07:00A4
COPA DEL REY – RBEINFri12:00P-02:00P3
SHUT UP AND  DRIVE!FS1Fri10:00A-10:30A3
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri01:00A-01:30A3
UFC  TONIGHTFS2Fri06:00A-07:00A3
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri10:00P-10:30P3
RADIUSNBCSFri07:30A-08:00A3
RADIUSNBCSFri07:00A-07:30A3
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri11:30P-12:00A2
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri10:30P-11:00P2
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri09:30P-10:00P2
TOTAL ITALIAN FOOTBALL –BEINFri02:00P-02:30P1
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINFri12:00A-01:00A1
KEYS & GRAY SHOW –BEINFri01:00A-02:00A1
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri11:00P-11:30P1
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri01:30A-02:00A1
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Fri07:00A-08:00A1
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Fri05:00A-06:00A1
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINFri07:00A-08:00A0
RUGBYBEINFri08:00A-10:00A0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINFri06:00A-07:00A0
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri09:00P-09:30P0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Fri04:00A-05:00A0
MLB ULTIMATE LINEUPFS2Fri12:30A-01:00A0
FANTASY FTBL UNCENSOREDFS2Fri06:30P-07:00P0


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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