Thunder-Blazers, Heat-Pelicans, PTI, Bellator MMA lead Cable Sports TV ratings for Friday February 27, 2015

 

NBA action on ESPN topped Friday cable sports as the Oklahoma City Thunder versus the Portland Trailblazers drew 1.682 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

The Miami Heat versus New Orleans Pelicans game averaged 1.15 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 896,000 viewers and 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Bellator MMA on Spike averaged 872,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Around the Horn averaged  663,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

2nd round coverage of the Honda Classic on the Golf channel averaged 604,000 viewers and a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday February 27, 2015:

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Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
OKLAHOMA CITY/PORTLAND ESPN Fri 10:35P-01:08A 1682
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN Fri 01:08A-02:07A 1154
MIAMI/NEW ORLEANS ESPN Fri 08:05P-10:35P 1150
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN Fri 05:30P-06:00P 896
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN Fri 07:30P-08:05P 664
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN Fri 02:07A-03:07A 663
AROUND THE HORN ESPN Fri 05:00P-05:30P 663
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL L FS1 Fri 05:30P-07:00P 641
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 03:00P-06:00P 604
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN Fri 06:00P-07:30P 571
NFL LIVE                L ESPN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 470
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 445
BOXING SERIES        L ESP2 Fri 09:10P-11:18P 443
OKLAHOMA CITY/PORTLAND ESPN Fri 03:07A-05:00A 439
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 08:00A-09:00A 409
FIRST TAKE   L ESP2 Fri 10:00A-12:00P 382
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC L FS1 Fri 01:00P-02:30P 367
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 09:00A-10:00A 365
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 02:00P-03:00P 361
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 01:00P-02:01P 359
NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN Fri 03:30P-04:00P 352
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 07:00A-08:00A 343
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 12:00P-01:00P 329
OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN Fri 03:00P-03:30P 294
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 10:00A-11:00A 292
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Fri 06:00A-07:00A 280
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 02:01P-03:00P 266
NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE L FS1 Fri 02:30P-05:30P 257
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Fri 11:00A-12:00P 247
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESP2 Fri 04:00P-04:30P 235
UFC WEIGH-IN L FS1 Fri 07:00P-08:30P 222
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESP2 Fri 11:18P-12:00A 217
HIS & HERS  L ESP2 Fri 12:00P-01:00P 215
FIRST TAKE ESP2 Fri 01:00P-03:00P 211
SPORTSNATION ESP2 Fri 03:00P-04:00P 209
GOLDEN BOX ON FOX L FS1 Fri 10:30P-12:33A 199
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L ESP2 Fri 06:00A-10:00A 189
NBA TONIGHT     L ESP2 Fri 01:05A-01:40A 180
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESP2 Fri 12:00A-01:05A 177
NASCAR XFINITY FIN PRAC L FS1 Fri 11:30A-01:00P 171
MANHATTAN/IONA ESP2 Fri 07:00P-09:10P 168
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 09:00P-10:00P 165
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Fri 06:00P-07:00P 157
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL ESP2 Fri 01:40A-02:30A 148
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESP2 Fri 06:30P-07:00P 145
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESP2 Fri 04:05A-05:05A 137
NASCAR RACE HUB WKND ED L FS1 Fri 11:00A-11:30A 135
PGA TOUR GOLF Fri 10:00P-01:00A 126
YOU HERD ME WITH COLIN ESP2 Fri 04:30P-05:00P 125
NBA TONIGHT ESP2 Fri 02:30A-03:05A 122
MIAMI/NEW ORLEANS ESP2 Fri 05:05A-06:00A 121
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESP2 Fri 03:05A-04:05A 116
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF Fri 01:00P-02:00P 113
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 106
NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE L FS1 Fri 10:00A-11:00A 105
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 103
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 10:00P-11:10P 102
AROUND THE HORN ESP2 Fri 06:00P-06:30P 102
NASCAR AMERICA NBCS Fri 07:00P-07:30P 100
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 100
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS NBCS Fri 06:30P-07:00P 94
ESPN FC ENN Fri 06:00P-06:30P 85
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 85
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Fri 03:00P-04:00P 83
LPGA TOUR GOLF Fri 07:00P-09:00P 83
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Fri 07:00P-11:28P 83
OLBERMANN ESP2 Fri 05:00P-05:30P 80
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 78
AROUND THE HORN ENN Fri 11:10P-11:30P 77
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Fri 09:00A-10:00A 77
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 07:00P-08:00P 77
2014 DIVISIONAL – DAL VS. NFLN Fri 12:00A-01:00A 77
CURLING NBCS Fri 10:06P-12:06A 76
LPGA TOUR GOLF Fri 11:00A-01:00P 75
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 74
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 11:30P-12:00A 72
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 11:00P-12:00A 72
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 70
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESP2 Fri 05:30P-06:00P 69
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 01:00A-02:00A 67
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Fri 11:28P-02:00A 66
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Fri 02:00P-03:00P 65
STARTERS P, THE NBAT Fri 06:30P-07:00P 63
SPEED SKATING NBCS Fri 01:00A-02:00A 63
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Fri 10:00P-11:00P 62
INTENTIONAL TALK 3P MLBN Fri 03:00P-03:30P 62
SVP & RUSSILLO   L ENN Fri 01:00P-03:00P 61
FISHING W ROLAND MARTIN NBCS Fri 12:30P-01:00P 61
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 07:00P-07:30P 59
MLB NOW MLBN Fri 07:30P-08:00P 59
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 12:00A-01:00A 58
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 12:33A-01:30A 58
HOT STOVE MLBN Fri 11:00A-01:00P 56
USSA EVENTS NBCS Fri 12:06A-01:00A 56
TOP 10 NFLN Fri 01:00P-02:00P 56
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Fri 07:00A-09:00A 54
TOP 10 NFLN Fri 12:00P-01:00P 54
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 53
SCOTT MARTIN CHALLENGE NBCS Fri 01:30P-02:00P 53
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 02:00A-03:00A 53
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Fri 07:30P-08:00P 52
PERFECT STORM: THE 1979 FS1 Fri 05:00A-06:00A 52
INTENTIONAL TALK 7P MLBN Fri 07:00P-07:30P 51
2014 DIVISIONAL – DAL VS. NFLN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 51
PRESS CONFERENCE NBAT Fri 11:36A-11:49A 50
INTENTIONAL TALK  5P MLBN Fri 05:00P-05:30P 49
OLBERMANN ENN Fri 06:30P-07:00P 48
LPGA TOUR GOLF Fri 01:00A-05:06A 48
MLB NOW MLBN Fri 04:00P-05:00P 48
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Fri 10:00P-11:00P 48
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 46
MLB NOW MLBN Fri 02:00P-03:00P 45
JIMMY HOUSTON OUTDOORS NBCS Fri 01:00P-01:30P 45
OHIO/AKRON ESNU Fri 08:15P-10:00P 44
HIGH HEAT MLBN Fri 05:30P-06:00P 43
GOLDEN STATE/CLEVELAND NBAT Fri 12:00P-02:00P 43
COLLEGE HOCKEY L NBCS Fri 07:30P-10:06P 43
BILL DANCE OUTDOORS NBCS Fri 12:00P-12:30P 43
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL FS1 Fri 03:30A-05:00A 40
GOLDEN STATE/CLEVELAND NBAT Fri 04:30P-06:30P 40
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 02:00A-03:00A 40
HEY ROOKIE:WELCOME TO NFL NFLN Fri 03:00P-04:00P 40
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Fri 06:00A-07:00A 39
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Fri 10:00A-11:00A 39
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 05:30A-06:00A 39
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 07:00A-07:30A 38
HOT STOVE MLBN Fri 03:30P-04:00P 38
HIGH HEAT MLBN Fri 01:00P-02:00P 38
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 10:00A-11:00A 38
VALPARAISO/CLEVELAND ST ESNU Fri 10:00P-12:10A 37
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Fri 01:00P-02:00P 37
TIMMY HORTON OUTDOORS NBCS Fri 02:00P-02:30P 37
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 36
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 08:00P-09:00P 36
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 11:00A-11:47A 36
DAN PATRICK SHOW NBCS Fri 09:00A-12:00P 36
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS NBCS Fri 05:00P-05:30P 36
INTENTIONAL TALK 4A MLBN Fri 04:00A-04:30A 35
HOT STOVE MLBN Fri 09:00A-11:00A 35
PRO FOOTBALL TALK NBCS Fri 05:30P-06:30P 35
RADIUS NBCS Fri 06:30A-07:00A 35
SIENA/QUINNIPIAC ESNU Fri 06:08P-08:15P 34
PROVIDENCE/VILLANOVA FS1 Fri 08:30P-10:30P 34
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 34
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 03:00A-04:00A 34
HEY ROOKIE:WELCOME TO NFL NFLN Fri 02:00P-03:00P 34
NFL AM NFLN Fri 10:00A-12:00P 34
HIGH HEAT MLBN Fri 04:30A-05:00A 33
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 11:00P-12:00A 33
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 08:00A-09:00A 32
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 07:00A-08:00A 32
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN ENN Fri 10:00A-01:00P 31
HIGH HEAT MLBN Fri 01:30A-02:00A 31
IFA REDFISH TOUR NBCS Fri 02:30P-03:00P 31
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 02:00A-03:00A 30
NFL AM NFLN Fri 06:00A-10:00A 30
HIS & HERS ENN Fri 01:00A-02:00A 29
DENVER/NORTH CAROLINA ESNU Fri 04:00P-06:08P 29
INTENTIONAL TALK 1A MLBN Fri 01:00A-01:30A 29
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 05:00A-06:00A 29
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 Fri 12:30A-01:00A 28
UFC  WEIGH-IN FS2 Fri 01:00A-02:30A 28
NBA ACTION NBAT Fri 04:00P-04:30P 28
INSIDE THE NBA NBAT Fri 09:00A-10:00A 28
MLB NOW MLBN Fri 03:00A-04:00A 27
TOP 10 NFLN Fri 03:00A-04:00A 27
BEST OF FIRST TAKE ESNU Fri 03:00P-03:30P 25
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Fri 05:30A-06:00A 25
NBA SPECIAL NBAT Fri 02:00P-03:00P 25
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Fri 05:00A-06:00A 25
HERD  L ESNU Fri 10:00A-01:00P 24
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY GOLF Fri 05:06A-05:30A 24
GOLDEN STATE/CLEVELAND NBAT Fri 06:00A-07:00A 24
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR NBCS Fri 04:00P-05:00P 24
LIGUE 1 BEIN Fri 02:25P-04:30P 23
MLB NOW MLBN Fri 12:00A-01:00A 23
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 05:00A-05:30A 23
TOP 10 NFLN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 23
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 04:00A-05:00A 22
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Fri 08:00A-09:00A 22
POKER AFTER DARK NBCS Fri 02:00A-03:00A 22
OLBERMANN ENN Fri 05:00A-05:30A 21
AROUND THE HORN ENN Fri 06:00A-06:30A 21
UFC  COUNTDOWN FS2 Fri 02:30A-03:30A 21
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Fri 04:00A-05:00A 21
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 06:30A-07:00A 20
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 08:00A-09:00A 20
CHARLIE MOORE- NO OFFENS NBCS Fri 03:00P-03:30P 20
LIGUE 1 SHOW – BEIN Fri 02:00P-02:25P 19
SHAQ NBAT Fri 03:30P-04:00P 19
RADIUS NBCS Fri 06:00A-06:30A 19
BEST OF FIRST TAKE ESNU Fri 03:30P-04:00P 18
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 04:30A-05:00A 18
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 03:30A-04:00A 18
RADIUS NBCS Fri 08:00A-08:30A 18
NBA SPECIAL NBAT Fri 03:00P-03:30P 17
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 03:00A-03:30A 17
MANHATTAN/IONA ESNU Fri 12:10A-02:00A 16
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Fri 01:30A-02:30A 16
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Fri 04:00A-04:30A 16
HIS & HERS ENN Fri 03:00A-04:00A 15
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE L FS2 Fri 03:30A-05:33A 15
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW L FS2 Fri 01:00P-06:00P 15
UCL ROUND OF 16 FS2 Fri 08:30P-10:30P 15
ESPN RECRUITING NATION ESNU Fri 09:00A-10:00A 14
UFC  RELOADED FS2 Fri 08:00A-11:00A 14
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 09:30A-10:00A 13
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Fri 05:00A-05:30A 13
INTENTIONAL TALK 7A MLBN Fri 07:00A-07:30A 13
HIGH HEAT MLBN Fri 07:30A-08:00A 13
THIS IS PARIS BEIN Fri 04:30P-05:00P 12
AROUND THE HORN ENN Fri 09:00A-09:30A 12
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ENN Fri 05:30A-06:00A 11
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 09:00A-10:00A 11
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 02:30A-03:30A 11
FORMULA D NBCS Fri 03:30P-04:00P 11
SPORTSNATION ENN Fri 07:30A-08:00A 9
UFC  COUNTDOWN FS2 Fri 11:00A-12:00P 9
LA LIGA BBVA-R- BEIN Fri 12:00P-02:00P 8
RADIUS NBCS Fri 08:30A-09:00A 8
BARCA TV – BEIN Fri 05:00P-06:00P 7
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Fri 08:30A-09:00A 7
CONCACAF MENS U-17 CHP L FS2 Fri 06:00P-08:02P 7
UCL ROUND OF 16 FS2 Fri 10:30P-12:30A 7
RADIUS NBCS Fri 07:30A-08:00A 7
EL CLASICO BEIN Fri 01:00A-01:30A 6
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Fri 12:00A-01:00A 6
RUGBY BEIN Fri 07:00P-09:00P 6
EXPRESS XTRA – L BEIN Fri 06:00P-07:00P 6
KEYS & GRAY SHOW – BEIN Fri 10:00P-11:30P 6
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ENN Fri 02:30A-03:00A 6
SIENA/QUINNIPIAC ESNU Fri 02:00A-04:00A 6
UFC FS1 PRELIMS FS2 Fri 06:00A-08:00A 6
TOTAL ITALIAN FOOTBALL – BEIN Fri 11:30P-12:00A 5
OLBERMANN ENN Fri 02:00A-02:30A 5
UFC  TONIGHT FS2 Fri 12:00P-01:00P 5
UCL HIGHLIGHTS FS2 Fri 08:02P-08:30P 5
TOTAL ITALIAN FOOTBALL – BEIN Fri 01:30A-02:00A 4
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Fri 05:30A-06:00A 4
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 07:00A-08:00A 4
RADIUS NBCS Fri 07:00A-07:30A 4
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Fri 04:00A-05:00A 3
SMU/MEMPHIS ESNU Fri 07:00A-09:00A 3
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Fri 06:00A-07:00A 3
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Fri 09:00P-10:00P 2
AROUND THE HORN ENN Fri 08:00A-08:30A 2
VANDERBILT/TENNESSEE ESNU Fri 06:00A-07:00A 2
RUGBY BEIN Fri 08:00A-10:00A 1
SERIE A – R BEIN Fri 10:00A-12:00P 1
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 Fri 05:33A-06:00A 1
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Fri 07:00A-08:00A 0
EXPRESS XTRA – R BEIN Fri 06:00A-07:00A 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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