Thunder-Lakers, Honda Classic, PBA Bowling lead cable sports nets for Sunday March 1, 2015

 

On a fairly quiet Sunday on the cable sports front,  Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA action on ESPN came out on top with an averaged of 1.246 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Update: technically 27 minutes of Honda Classic golf coverage that was handed off to the Golf channel was second on the day with 1.003 million viewers, with an additional 902,000 for coverage between 1p-2:56p.

PBA Bowling coverage on ESPN average 861,000 viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

In Premier League action on NBCSN, Arsenal vs Everton averaged 579,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday March 1, 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)
OKLAHOMA CITY/LA LAKERSESPNSun06:30P-09:00P1246
PGA TOUR: HANDOFFGOLFSun05:58P-06:25P1003
PGA TOURGOLFSun01:00P-02:56P902
PBA BOWLINGESPNSun01:00P-03:00P861
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSun10:00A-01:00P732
NASCAR RACEDAY LFS1Sun11:00A-12:00P706
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDESPNSun09:00A-09:30A620
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPNSun11:00P-12:30A601
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESPNSun08:00A-09:00A594
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPNSun12:30A-02:00A588
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun09:00A-11:07A579
SPORTS REPORTERSESPNSun09:30A-10:00A551
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSun07:00A-08:00A508
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPNSun06:00A-07:00A480
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun09:00P-11:00P470
MONSTER  JAMFS1Sun12:00P-01:00P434
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun05:00P-06:00P409
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM LESP2Sun09:00A-10:00A392
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSSun06:48A-09:00A389
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLFSun10:58A-01:00P375
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun03:00P-03:30P342
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPNSun06:00P-06:30P341
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLFSun06:25P-07:25P340
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun03:30P-04:00P320
SOUTH CAROLINA/KENTUCKYESP2Sun05:11P-07:21P297
PGA TOUR: CCNBCGOLFSun02:56P-05:00P292
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSSun11:07A-12:00P290
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun04:30P-05:00P287
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun09:00P-10:00P282
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDESP2Sun10:00A-10:30A279
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNSun04:00P-04:30P278
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun07:00P-08:00P278
SPORTS REPORTERSESP2Sun10:30A-11:00A256
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun05:00P-06:00P252
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun02:00P-03:00P247
POKERESP2Sun10:00P-11:00P245
INDOOR TRACK&FIELD CHAMPNBCSSun04:00P-06:00P236
POKERESP2Sun09:00P-10:00P232
NORTH CAROLINA/DUKEESP2Sun03:09P-05:11P232
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINSun02:55P-05:00P231
CHEERLEADINGESP2Sun12:00P-12:30P230
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun08:00P-09:00P223
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun10:00P-11:00P223
CHEERLEADINGESP2Sun12:30P-01:00P222
CHEERLEADINGESP2Sun11:00A-12:00P214
PITTSBURGH/WAKE FORESTESNUSun06:30P-08:33P211
CAPITAL ONE CUP – LBEINSun10:55A-12:55P208
WASHINGTON ST/UCLAFS1Sun09:30P-11:39P208
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun11:00P-12:00A204
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun12:00A-01:00A196
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun03:00P-04:00P195
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun11:00A-12:00P192
ARIZONA STATE/COLORADOESNUSun08:33P-10:58P187
TEXAS/WEST VIRGINIAESP2Sun01:00P-03:09P181
ANAHEIM/DALLASNBCSSun08:03P-10:44P178
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun06:00P-07:00P176
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun04:00P-05:00P173
UCL MAGAZINEFS2Sun02:30P-03:00P169
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun01:00P-02:00P167
POKERESP2Sun08:19P-09:00P161
PREMIER LEAGUE SPECIALNBCSSun12:00P-01:00P159
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE LFS1Sun09:08P-09:30P150
PGA TOUR: NBCGOLFSun07:25P-12:45A147
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun10:00P-11:00P146
OREGON/STANFORDFS1Sun07:00P-09:08P146
SPORTS REPORTERSENNSun11:30A-12:00P145
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun01:00A-02:30A145
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun10:00A-11:00A145
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun12:00P-01:00P144
SHUT UP AND  DRIVE!FS1Sun10:30A-11:00A139
AMSOIL ARENACROSSFS1Sun01:00P-02:00P137
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sun07:21P-08:19P136
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sun07:30A-09:00A133
NASCAR VICTORY LANE PFS1Sun06:30P-07:00P122
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSSun01:00P-01:30P122
GRANTLAND BBALL SHOWESP2Sun11:00P-12:00A121
MORNING DRIVEGOLFSun09:58A-10:58A113
ESPN FCESP2Sun12:00A-01:00A108
ANAHEIM/DALLASNBCSSun07:00P-08:03P107
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESP2Sun06:00A-07:30A106
MECUM DEALMAKERSNBCSSun01:30P-02:30P105
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2Sun02:00P-02:30P103
MORNING DRIVEGOLFSun09:16A-09:58A102
EXPRESS WRAPUP  – LBEINSun12:55P-01:30P100
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun09:00P-10:00P100
NHL TOP 10NBCSSun06:00P-06:30P100
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDENNSun12:00P-12:30P99
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun08:00A-09:00A99
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sun11:39P-12:39A98
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNSun09:00A-10:00A98
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun11:00P-11:30P94
MARQUETTE/PROVIDENCEFS1Sun03:30P-05:30P91
ANAHEIM/DALLASNBCSSun10:44P-11:09P90
LA LIGA BBVA-L-BEINSun01:30P-02:55P89
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS1Sun09:00A-10:00A88
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun01:00P-02:00P86
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun07:00P-08:00P85
VIRGINIA/SYRACUSEESNUSun12:00P-02:10P84
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSun08:59P-11:00P83
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun08:00P-09:00P82
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun11:00P-12:00A82
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS1Sun07:00A-08:00A81
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS2Sun01:00P-02:00P80
90 IN 30 –BEINSun05:00P-05:30P79
UFC PPV PRELIMSFS2Sun11:00A-01:00P79
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSun07:00A-08:00A77
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDENNSun11:00A-11:30A75
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun02:00P-03:00P71
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun03:00P-04:00P71
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun02:00P-03:00P70
NHL TOP 10NBCSSun06:30P-07:00P70
PITTSBURGH/WAKE FORESTESNUSun10:58P-12:30A68
VOLVO OCEAN RACENBCSSun03:30P-04:00P68
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun10:30A-11:00A67
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun01:00A-02:00A66
90 IN 30 –BEINSun05:30P-06:00P64
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun03:00P-04:00P62
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1Sun12:39A-01:39A61
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun01:39A-02:30A61
EUROPEAN TOURGOLFSun06:00A-09:16A61
MLBN COUNT DOWNMLBNSun04:00P-06:00P61
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun11:30P-12:00A59
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAMFS1Sun02:30P-03:00P59
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LENNSun06:30P-07:00P58
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun04:00P-05:00P58
LA CLIPPERS/CHICAGOESP2Sun01:00A-03:00A58
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun11:00A-12:00P58
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun02:00A-03:00A57
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun10:00A-10:30A56
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun01:00P-02:00P55
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATSun06:00P-08:59P55
SAN ANTONIO/PHOENIXNBATSun11:00A-01:00P55
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCHGOLFSun05:00P-05:58P54
SPORTS REPORTERSENNSun12:30P-01:00P53
FORBES SPORTSMONEYFS1Sun10:00A-10:30A53
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAMFS1Sun02:00P-02:30P53
PRINCETON/JOHNS HOPKINSESNUSun10:00A-12:00P52
MONSTER JAMFS2Sun07:00P-08:00P52
2015 BA PROSPECTSMLBNSun06:00P-07:00P52
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun12:00A-01:00A52
USSA EVENTSNBCSSun02:30P-03:30P51
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSSun06:00A-06:48A51
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun06:00A-06:30A49
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM LENNSun05:00P-06:00P49
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun09:00A-09:30A49
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSun12:00A-12:30A47
TEXAS A&M/LSUESNUSun02:10P-04:06P46
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun12:00P-01:00P46
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun02:00A-03:00A46
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE LFS1Sun05:30P-06:30P42
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun08:00A-09:00A41
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun10:00P-11:00P41
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun06:30A-07:00A40
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSun12:30A-01:00A39
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun11:00P-12:00A39
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun10:30A-11:00A39
ARIZONA STATE/COLORADOESNUSun12:30A-02:30A38
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSSun01:06A-03:00A38
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNSun06:00A-07:00A38
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun07:00A-07:30A37
STANFORD/OREGONESNUSun04:06P-05:50P36
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun09:30A-10:00A36
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun07:30A-08:00A35
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSun01:00A-01:30A34
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun09:00P-10:00P34
NBCSN SPORTS REPORTNBCSSun11:09P-12:06A34
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun01:00A-02:00A33
NBA SPECIALNBATSun05:30P-06:00P33
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun08:00A-09:00A32
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun08:00A-09:00A32
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun08:30A-09:00A32
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun06:00P-06:30P30
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun06:30A-07:00A30
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun10:00A-10:30A29
SPORTSCENTERU     LESNUSun06:00P-06:30P29
AMSOIL ARENACROSSFS2Sun08:00P-09:00P29
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun08:00A-08:30A28
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun07:00A-07:30A28
ESPNU STUDIO   LESNUSun05:50P-06:00P28
NBA ACTIONNBATSun05:00P-05:30P27
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun06:00A-06:30A27
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun01:30A-02:00A26
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun08:30A-09:00A25
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun07:30A-08:00A25
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun07:00A-08:00A25
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun10:00A-11:00A25
PL MATCH OF THE DAYNBCSSun12:06A-01:06A24
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENNSun02:00A-02:30A23
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAMFS2Sun09:00P-09:30P23
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun08:00P-09:00P23
SN MONTHLY JEERSENNSun02:30A-03:00A22
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun07:00P-08:00P22
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – RBEINSun09:00P-10:00P20
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun09:00A-10:00A20
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun06:00A-07:00A20
NBA GAMETIMENBATSun08:00A-08:30A20
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun07:00A-08:00A19
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun04:30P-06:00P19
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun06:00P-07:00P18
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBNSun12:00A-01:00A18
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – LBEINSun06:00P-07:00P17
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun09:00A-10:00A17
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2Sun01:00A-02:00A17
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – RBEINSun12:00A-01:00A16
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2Sun02:00A-03:00A16
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAMFS2Sun09:30P-10:00P16
LOS ANGELES/RENONBATSun03:00P-05:00P16
EXPRESS PREGAME – LBEINSun10:00A-10:55A15
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENNSun09:00A-10:00A15
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1Sun06:00A-07:00A15
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS2Sun10:00A-11:00A13
INSIDE THE BIG EAST DFS1Sun03:00P-03:30P12
SPORTSCENTERUESNUSun06:00A-07:00A11
MACCABI ELECTRA/PANA ATHENBATSun01:00P-03:00P11
RED BULL CRASHED ICEFS2Sun03:00P-04:30P8
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Sun09:00A-10:00A8
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS2Sun08:00A-09:00A8
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS2Sun10:00P-01:00A8
LIGUE 1BEINSun08:30A-10:00A6
CAPITAL ONE CUP – RBEINSun10:00P-12:00A6
LIGUE 1BEINSun01:00A-02:30A5
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS2Sun07:00A-08:00A5
RUGBYBEINSun07:00P-09:00P4
UFC PPV POST FIGHTFS2Sun06:00A-07:00A1

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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