Thunder-Bulls, Mavericks-Trail Blazers, Wisconsin-Minnesota, PTI lead cable sports nets for Thursday March 5, 2015

 

NBA action on TNT topped the cable sports landscape on Thursday with the Chicago Bulls victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder averaging  2.064 million viewers and a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Portland Trail Blazers win against the Dallas Mavericks averaged 1.512 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Wisconsin vs Minnesota college hoops on ESPN averaged 1.096 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

With Bill Simmons co-hosting with Tony Kornheiser, ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged  961,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

California vs Arizona on ESPN averaged 612,000 viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday March 5, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NBA BASKETBALLTNTOKLAHOMA CITY/CHICAGO8:14 PM10:43 PM20640.9
NBA BASKETBALLTNTDALLAS/PORTLAND10:43 PM1:03 AM15120.7
NBA PRE-GAME SHOWTNT8:00 PM8:14 PM11850.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNWISCONSIN/MINNESOTA7:00 PM9:04 PM10960.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM9610.4
INSIDE THE NBATNTINSIDE THE NBA1:03 AM2:02 AM6770.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM6150.3
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM6120.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNCALIFORNIA/ARIZONA9:04 PM11:09 PM6120.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2MEMPHIS/CONNECTICUT9:10 PM11:09 PM5490.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM5180.3
PGA TOURGOLF2015 WGC-CADILLAC CHP2:00 PM6:00 PM5060.1
NFL LIVE                LESPN4:00 PM5:00 PM4860.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:15 AM1:00 AM4530.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM4410.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2ARKANSAS/SOUTH CAROLINA7:00 PM9:10 PM4390.1
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM4270.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:09 PM12:15 AM4270.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4220.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM4180.2
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM4100.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM3900.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM3890.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM3890.2
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESPN3:00 PM3:30 PM3860.2
PGA TOURGOLF2015 WGC-CADILLAC CHP1:00 PM2:00 PM3750.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM3650.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM3600.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN2:00 PM3:00 PM3450.2
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN3:30 PM4:00 PM3380.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM2980.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM2:00 PM2970.2
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM2920.2
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE LESPN211:09 PM11:39 PM2890.1
SPORTSNATION        LESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM2620.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM2510.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: SURVIVE AND ADVANCE11:39 PM1:36 AM2370.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM2210.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM1960.1
PGA TOURGOLF2015 PUERTO RICO OPEN6:00 PM8:30 PM1900.0
SPRING TRAININGMLBNBOS AT MIN7:00 PM10:13 PM1900.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM1760.1
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS12976:00 PM7:00 PM1650.0
PGA TOURGOLF2015 WGC-CADILLAC CHP9:00 PM1:00 AM1640.0
SPRING TRAININGMLBNLAD AT CWS3:00 PM5:39 PM1570.0
NBCSN MOVIENBCSN1 (F1 DOCUMENTARY)9:00 PM11:30 PM1520.0
OLBERMANN  LESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM1450.0
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLF8:30 PM9:00 PM1430.0
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF12:00 PM1:00 PM1410.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM1350.1
NATIONAL WALLEYE TOURNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM1090.0
PGA TOURGOLF2015 WGC-CADILLAC CHP1:00 AM2:00 AM1070.0
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM1040.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUUTAH/WASHINGTON STATE11:11 PM1:10 AM1010.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 10P10:13 PM11:13 PM980.0
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 6 – IND VS. HOU12:00 AM12:30 AM950.0
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 12 – DAL VS. NYG12:30 AM1:00 AM920.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM890.1
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNPATH TO THE DRAFT6:00 PM7:00 PM890.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN4:00 PM5:00 PM870.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:17 PM870.0
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 7 – NYJ VS. NE8:00 PM8:30 PM860.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:01 PM9:00 PM850.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM820.0
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBN2015 TOP 100 20-12:00 PM3:00 PM820.0
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNPATH TO THE DRAFT10:00 PM11:00 PM820.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS2:00 AM3:00 AM800.0
TOP 10NFLNTHINGS WE LOVED ABOUT THE 2000S12:00 PM1:00 PM800.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNKURT WARNER5:00 PM6:00 PM760.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 6P5:39 PM7:00 PM750.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN7:00 PM8:01 PM740.0
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBN2015 TOP 100 40-211:00 PM2:00 PM730.0
F1 RACE TO REPEATNBCSN11:30 PM12:30 AM730.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUTEMPLE/EAST CAROLINA7:00 PM9:09 PM720.0
COLL BSKTBL: PAC 12 LFS1STANFORD/ARIZONA ST11:16 PM1:24 AM700.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN5:00 PM6:00 PM690.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM5:30 PM690.0
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM10:00 AM12:00 PM690.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS113211:24 AM2:00 AM680.0
FISHING W ROLAND MARTINNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM660.0
TOP 10NFLNGUNSLINGERS4:00 PM5:00 PM650.0
SPRING TRAININGMLBNTOR AT BAL11:13 PM2:00 AM640.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUVCU/DAVIDSON9:09 PM11:11 PM630.0
CLASSIC GAMESNFLNPHI VS. ARI – 1-18-09 NFC CH1:00 PM3:30 PM620.0
COLL BSKTBL: PAC 12 LFS1COLORADO/WASHINGTON9:00 PM10:48 PM610.0
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS1ATLANTA10:00 AM1:00 PM610.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN11:31 PM12:00 AM590.0
LUNKERVILLENBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM580.0
FILM SESSIONNFLNSB XLIII: PIT VS. ARI3:30 PM4:00 PM580.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS113222:00 AM3:00 AM570.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNSUPER BOWLS I-XLIX9:00 PM10:00 PM570.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNSUPER BOWLS I-XLIX1:00 AM2:00 AM560.0
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE LFS110:48 PM11:16 PM550.0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS1BELFAST7:00 PM8:00 PM540.0
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM6:00 AM10:00 AM540.0
DETROIT MUSCLENBCSN4:30 PM5:00 PM530.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN3:00 PM4:00 PM500.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS113208:00 AM9:00 AM500.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 24209:00 PM9:30 PM500.0
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 7 – SEA VS. STL8:30 PM9:00 PM500.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF11:00 AM12:00 PM470.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM470.0
F1 RACE TO REPEATNBCSN8:00 PM9:00 PM470.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM460.0
NBA SPECIALNBATCENTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: SHAQ&YAO8:30 PM9:00 PM460.0
ROAD TO MERCEDESNBCSN7:00 PM8:00 PM450.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM440.0
TRUCK TECHNBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM430.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS113199:00 AM10:00 AM420.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/4/159:00 AM10:00 AM420.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM410.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/4/157:00 AM8:00 AM410.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/4/158:00 AM9:00 AM410.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 12P12:00 PM1:00 PM400.0
ESPNU ALL ACCESSESPNUACC BASKETBALL: BRING YOUR A GAME5:30 PM6:00 PM390.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNUTHE FAB FIVE3:00 PM5:00 PM380.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:30 AM11:00 AM380.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM380.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS12841:00 PM5:00 PM370.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/4/1510:00 AM11:00 AM370.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM370.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN8:30 AM9:00 AM360.0
ESPNU STUDIO   LESPNU7:12 PM7:24 PM360.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 11A11:00 AM12:00 PM360.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBATBULLS/HAWKS 1/19/19889:30 PM11:00 PM360.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS113197:00 AM8:00 AM350.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:00 PM8:00 PM320.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM320.0
F1: OFF THE GRIDNBCSNSINGAPORE12:30 AM1:00 AM320.0
COPA DEL REY – LBEINESPANYOL VS. ATHLETIC12:00 PM2:00 PM310.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM310.0
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESPNU5:00 PM5:30 PM310.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 10A10:00 AM11:00 AM310.0
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1FS1JOHN THOMPSON SR.8:00 PM8:30 PM300.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1988 ECS GM7- POP UP2:00 PM4:00 PM300.0
HIGH TOPSNBATFEB PLAYS OF THE MONTH8:00 PM8:30 PM300.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN5:30 PM6:30 PM300.0
BILL DANCE OUTDOORSNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM290.0
ENGINE POWERNBCSN1:00 AM1:30 AM290.0
ROAD TO FERRARINBCSN1:30 AM2:30 AM290.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNUSEC STORIED: GOING BIG9:00 AM10:00 AM280.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATION LESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM280.0
SEASONS ON THE FLYNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM280.0
AROUND THE HORNENN8:00 AM8:30 AM260.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 AFRICA OPEN7:30 AM10:30 AM260.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM260.0
HIGH TOPSNBATFEB PLAYS OF THE MONTH2:30 AM3:00 AM260.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/4/156:00 AM7:00 AM260.0
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATHOUSTON/ATLANTA4:00 PM6:00 PM260.0
OLBERMANNENN6:30 PM7:00 PM230.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUNOTRE DAME/LOUISVILLE1:00 PM2:34 PM230.0
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDESPNUMIRACULOUS: THE AUSTIN HATCH STORY2:34 PM3:00 PM230.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS113206:00 AM7:00 AM230.0
AROUND THE HORNENN9:00 AM9:30 AM220.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUWISCONSIN/MINNESOTA1:10 AM3:00 AM220.0
HERD  LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM220.0
F1: OFF THE GRIDNBCSNBUDAPEST2:30 AM3:00 AM220.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1988 ECS GM7- POP UP11:00 PM1:00 AM210.0
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENN1:00 PM3:00 PM200.0
NASCAR SPECIALNBCSNCELEBRATE STATES6:30 PM7:00 PM200.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN9:30 AM10:00 AM190.0
SPORTSNATIONENN12:00 AM1:00 AM190.0
LIGUE 1 SHOW –BEINLIGUE1SHOW1:30 AM2:00 AM180.0
AROUND THE HORNENN11:17 PM11:31 PM180.0
SPORTSNATIONENN7:00 AM8:00 AM180.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 24202:00 AM2:30 AM180.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 3/4/1511:00 AM12:00 PM180.0
CONCACAF MENS U-17 CHP LFS2GUATEMALA/USA6:00 PM8:00 PM170.0
HIGH TOPSNBATFEB PLAYS OF THE MONTH6:00 PM6:30 PM170.0
LA LIGA SHOW –BEINLIGASHOW1:00 AM1:30 AM150.0
UFC  RELOADEDFS2169:BARAO/FABER 29:00 AM12:00 PM150.0
RADIUSNBCSN1076:00 AM6:30 AM150.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINXTRA WEEDAY – R9:00 PM10:00 PM140.0
COPPA ITALIABEINJUVENTUS VS. FIORENTINA2:40 PM4:45 PM130.0
OLBERMANNENN2:00 AM2:30 AM130.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUNOTRE DAME/LOUISVILLE6:00 AM6:43 AM130.0
E:60ESPNU6:43 AM7:00 AM130.0
AMERICAS PREGAME LFS12075:00 PM6:00 PM130.0
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 HSBC WOMENS CHAMPIONS6:00 AM7:30 AM130.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBATBULLS/HAWKS 1/19/198812:30 PM2:00 PM120.0
NBA SPECIALNBATCENTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: SHAQ&YAO1:30 AM2:00 AM120.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUUSC/UCLA7:00 AM9:00 AM110.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2PETTIS/MELENDEZ12:00 PM1:00 PM110.0
HIGH TOPSNBATFEB PLAYS OF THE MONTH12:00 PM12:30 PM110.0
HIGH TOPSNBATFEB PLAYS OF THE MONTH1:00 AM1:30 AM110.0
RADIUSNBCSN1077:00 AM7:30 AM110.0
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEIN2:30 PM2:40 PM100.0
HIS & HERSENN1:00 AM2:00 AM100.0
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 3/5/156:30 PM7:00 PM100.0
BASS 2 BILLFISHNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM100.0
RADIUSNBCSN1078:00 AM8:30 AM100.0
RADIUSNBCSN1046:30 AM7:00 AM90.0
RUGBYBEINPRO 12-CONNACHT VS. BENETTON TREVISO7:00 PM9:00 PM80.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENN2:30 AM3:00 AM80.0
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1FS1JAY WRIGHT8:30 PM9:00 PM80.0
LA LIGA WORLD –BEINLIGAWORLD4:45 PM5:00 PM70.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS22855:00 PM6:00 PM70.0
RADIUSNBCSN1048:30 AM9:00 AM70.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINXTRA WEEDAY – R12:00 AM1:00 AM60.0
RADIUSNBCSN1047:30 AM8:00 AM60.0
COPPA ITALIABEINJUVENTUS VS. FIORENTINA10:00 PM12:00 AM50.0
THIS IS PARISBEINTHIS IS PARIS2:00 PM2:30 PM50.0
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACKFS2BARAO/DILLASHAW2:00 PM2:30 PM50.0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2HELSINKI12:00 AM1:00 AM40.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2ON THE BRINK:PETTIS/MELENDEZ2:30 PM3:00 PM40.0
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINXTRA WEEKDAY – L6:00 PM7:00 PM30.0
AROUND THE HORNENN6:00 AM6:30 AM30.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN6:30 AM7:00 AM30.0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2SAINT PAUL11:00 PM12:00 AM30.0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2BELFAST1:00 AM2:00 AM30.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2PETTIS/MELENDEZ2:00 AM3:00 AM30.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2133:EVANS/ORTIZ/BELFORT/AKIYAMA1:00 PM2:00 PM30.0
RED BULL AIR RACEFS2ABU DHABI7:00 AM8:30 AM20.0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2HELSINKI4:00 PM5:00 PM20.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINXTRA WEEDAY – R7:00 AM8:00 AM10.0
LIGUE 1BEINBORDEAUX VS. STADE DE REIMS10:00 AM11:30 AM10.0
CCL QUARTERFINAL LFS2HEREDIANO/CLUB DEPORTIVO OLIMPIA8:00 PM10:02 PM10.0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2HELSINKI6:00 AM7:00 AM10.0
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2SAINT PAUL3:00 PM4:00 PM10.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2ON THE BRINK:PETTIS/MELENDEZ8:30 AM9:00 AM10.0
WORLD POKER TOURFS2LEGENDS OF POKER-PT310:02 PM11:00 PM10.0
90 IN 30 –BEINREAL MADRID VS. VILLARREAL11:30 AM12:00 PM00.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEIN6:00 AM7:00 AM00.0
REAL MADRID TV –BEINREAL MADRID TV5:00 PM6:00 PM00.0
RUGBYBEINGUINNESS PRO12-MUNSTER VS. GLASGOW8:00 AM10:00 AM00.0

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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