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:

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Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
OKLAHOMA CITY/LA LAKERS ESPN Sun 06:30P-09:00P 1246
PGA TOUR: HANDOFF GOLF Sun 05:58P-06:25P 1003
PGA TOUR GOLF Sun 01:00P-02:56P 902
PBA BOWLING ESPN Sun 01:00P-03:00P 861
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sun 10:00A-01:00P 732
NASCAR RACEDAY L FS1 Sun 11:00A-12:00P 706
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESPN Sun 09:00A-09:30A 620
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Sun 11:00P-12:30A 601
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 594
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN Sun 12:30A-02:00A 588
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Sun 09:00A-11:07A 579
SPORTS REPORTERS ESPN Sun 09:30A-10:00A 551
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 508
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 480
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sun 09:00P-11:00P 470
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Sun 12:00P-01:00P 434
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sun 05:00P-06:00P 409
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESP2 Sun 09:00A-10:00A 392
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Sun 06:48A-09:00A 389
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF Sun 10:58A-01:00P 375
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sun 03:00P-03:30P 342
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN Sun 06:00P-06:30P 341
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Sun 06:25P-07:25P 340
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sun 03:30P-04:00P 320
SOUTH CAROLINA/KENTUCKY ESP2 Sun 05:11P-07:21P 297
PGA TOUR: CCNBC GOLF Sun 02:56P-05:00P 292
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBCS Sun 11:07A-12:00P 290
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sun 04:30P-05:00P 287
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 282
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ESP2 Sun 10:00A-10:30A 279
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN Sun 04:00P-04:30P 278
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 07:00P-08:00P 278
SPORTS REPORTERS ESP2 Sun 10:30A-11:00A 256
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 05:00P-06:00P 252
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 02:00P-03:00P 247
POKER ESP2 Sun 10:00P-11:00P 245
INDOOR TRACK&FIELD CHAMP NBCS Sun 04:00P-06:00P 236
POKER ESP2 Sun 09:00P-10:00P 232
NORTH CAROLINA/DUKE ESP2 Sun 03:09P-05:11P 232
LA LIGA BBVA-L- BEIN Sun 02:55P-05:00P 231
CHEERLEADING ESP2 Sun 12:00P-12:30P 230
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 223
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 10:00P-11:00P 223
CHEERLEADING ESP2 Sun 12:30P-01:00P 222
CHEERLEADING ESP2 Sun 11:00A-12:00P 214
PITTSBURGH/WAKE FOREST ESNU Sun 06:30P-08:33P 211
CAPITAL ONE CUP – L BEIN Sun 10:55A-12:55P 208
WASHINGTON ST/UCLA FS1 Sun 09:30P-11:39P 208
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 11:00P-12:00A 204
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 196
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 03:00P-04:00P 195
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 11:00A-12:00P 192
ARIZONA STATE/COLORADO ESNU Sun 08:33P-10:58P 187
TEXAS/WEST VIRGINIA ESP2 Sun 01:00P-03:09P 181
ANAHEIM/DALLAS NBCS Sun 08:03P-10:44P 178
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 176
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 04:00P-05:00P 173
UCL MAGAZINE FS2 Sun 02:30P-03:00P 169
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 01:00P-02:00P 167
POKER ESP2 Sun 08:19P-09:00P 161
PREMIER LEAGUE SPECIAL NBCS Sun 12:00P-01:00P 159
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FS1 Sun 09:08P-09:30P 150
PGA TOUR: NBC GOLF Sun 07:25P-12:45A 147
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 10:00P-11:00P 146
OREGON/STANFORD FS1 Sun 07:00P-09:08P 146
SPORTS REPORTERS ENN Sun 11:30A-12:00P 145
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 01:00A-02:30A 145
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 10:00A-11:00A 145
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 144
SHUT UP AND  DRIVE! FS1 Sun 10:30A-11:00A 139
AMSOIL ARENACROSS FS1 Sun 01:00P-02:00P 137
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sun 07:21P-08:19P 136
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sun 07:30A-09:00A 133
NASCAR VICTORY LANE P FS1 Sun 06:30P-07:00P 122
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD NBCS Sun 01:00P-01:30P 122
GRANTLAND BBALL SHOW ESP2 Sun 11:00P-12:00A 121
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sun 09:58A-10:58A 113
ESPN FC ESP2 Sun 12:00A-01:00A 108
ANAHEIM/DALLAS NBCS Sun 07:00P-08:03P 107
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sun 06:00A-07:30A 106
MECUM DEALMAKERS NBCS Sun 01:30P-02:30P 105
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS FS2 Sun 02:00P-02:30P 103
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sun 09:16A-09:58A 102
EXPRESS WRAPUP  – L BEIN Sun 12:55P-01:30P 100
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 100
NHL TOP 10 NBCS Sun 06:00P-06:30P 100
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ENN Sun 12:00P-12:30P 99
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 99
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sun 11:39P-12:39A 98
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sun 09:00A-10:00A 98
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 11:00P-11:30P 94
MARQUETTE/PROVIDENCE FS1 Sun 03:30P-05:30P 91
ANAHEIM/DALLAS NBCS Sun 10:44P-11:09P 90
LA LIGA BBVA-L- BEIN Sun 01:30P-02:55P 89
UFC PPV POST FIGHT FS1 Sun 09:00A-10:00A 88
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 01:00P-02:00P 86
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 07:00P-08:00P 85
VIRGINIA/SYRACUSE ESNU Sun 12:00P-02:10P 84
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sun 08:59P-11:00P 83
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 82
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 11:00P-12:00A 82
UFC PPV POST FIGHT FS1 Sun 07:00A-08:00A 81
UFC PPV POST FIGHT FS2 Sun 01:00P-02:00P 80
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sun 05:00P-05:30P 79
UFC PPV PRELIMS FS2 Sun 11:00A-01:00P 79
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 77
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKND ENN Sun 11:00A-11:30A 75
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 02:00P-03:00P 71
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sun 03:00P-04:00P 71
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 02:00P-03:00P 70
NHL TOP 10 NBCS Sun 06:30P-07:00P 70
PITTSBURGH/WAKE FOREST ESNU Sun 10:58P-12:30A 68
VOLVO OCEAN RACE NBCS Sun 03:30P-04:00P 68
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 10:30A-11:00A 67
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 01:00A-02:00A 66
90 IN 30 – BEIN Sun 05:30P-06:00P 64
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 03:00P-04:00P 62
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sun 12:39A-01:39A 61
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 01:39A-02:30A 61
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sun 06:00A-09:16A 61
MLBN COUNT DOWN MLBN Sun 04:00P-06:00P 61
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 11:30P-12:00A 59
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS1 Sun 02:30P-03:00P 59
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ENN Sun 06:30P-07:00P 58
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 04:00P-05:00P 58
LA CLIPPERS/CHICAGO ESP2 Sun 01:00A-03:00A 58
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 11:00A-12:00P 58
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 02:00A-03:00A 57
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 10:00A-10:30A 56
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 01:00P-02:00P 55
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sun 06:00P-08:59P 55
SAN ANTONIO/PHOENIX NBAT Sun 11:00A-01:00P 55
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Sun 05:00P-05:58P 54
SPORTS REPORTERS ENN Sun 12:30P-01:00P 53
FORBES SPORTSMONEY FS1 Sun 10:00A-10:30A 53
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS1 Sun 02:00P-02:30P 53
PRINCETON/JOHNS HOPKINS ESNU Sun 10:00A-12:00P 52
MONSTER JAM FS2 Sun 07:00P-08:00P 52
2015 BA PROSPECTS MLBN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 52
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 12:00A-01:00A 52
USSA EVENTS NBCS Sun 02:30P-03:30P 51
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Sun 06:00A-06:48A 51
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 06:00A-06:30A 49
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sun 05:00P-06:00P 49
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 09:00A-09:30A 49
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 12:00A-12:30A 47
TEXAS A&M/LSU ESNU Sun 02:10P-04:06P 46
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 12:00P-01:00P 46
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 02:00A-03:00A 46
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FS1 Sun 05:30P-06:30P 42
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 08:00A-09:00A 41
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 10:00P-11:00P 41
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 06:30A-07:00A 40
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 12:30A-01:00A 39
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 11:00P-12:00A 39
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 10:30A-11:00A 39
ARIZONA STATE/COLORADO ESNU Sun 12:30A-02:30A 38
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sun 01:06A-03:00A 38
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 38
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 07:00A-07:30A 37
STANFORD/OREGON ESNU Sun 04:06P-05:50P 36
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 09:30A-10:00A 36
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 07:30A-08:00A 35
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 01:00A-01:30A 34
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 34
NBCSN SPORTS REPORT NBCS Sun 11:09P-12:06A 34
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 01:00A-02:00A 33
NBA SPECIAL NBAT Sun 05:30P-06:00P 33
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 08:00A-09:00A 32
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 08:00A-09:00A 32
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 08:30A-09:00A 32
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 06:00P-06:30P 30
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 06:30A-07:00A 30
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 10:00A-10:30A 29
SPORTSCENTERU     L ESNU Sun 06:00P-06:30P 29
AMSOIL ARENACROSS FS2 Sun 08:00P-09:00P 29
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 08:00A-08:30A 28
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 07:00A-07:30A 28
ESPNU STUDIO   L ESNU Sun 05:50P-06:00P 28
NBA ACTION NBAT Sun 05:00P-05:30P 27
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 06:00A-06:30A 27
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 01:30A-02:00A 26
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 08:30A-09:00A 25
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 07:30A-08:00A 25
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 07:00A-08:00A 25
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 10:00A-11:00A 25
PL MATCH OF THE DAY NBCS Sun 12:06A-01:06A 24
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sun 02:00A-02:30A 23
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS2 Sun 09:00P-09:30P 23
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 08:00P-09:00P 23
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sun 02:30A-03:00A 22
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 07:00P-08:00P 22
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sun 09:00P-10:00P 20
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 09:00A-10:00A 20
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 06:00A-07:00A 20
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sun 08:00A-08:30A 20
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 07:00A-08:00A 19
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Sun 04:30P-06:00P 19
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Sun 06:00P-07:00P 18
TOP 100 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 18
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – L BEIN Sun 06:00P-07:00P 17
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 09:00A-10:00A 17
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Sun 01:00A-02:00A 17
EXPRESS XTRA WKND – R BEIN Sun 12:00A-01:00A 16
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Sun 02:00A-03:00A 16
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS2 Sun 09:30P-10:00P 16
LOS ANGELES/RENO NBAT Sun 03:00P-05:00P 16
EXPRESS PREGAME – L BEIN Sun 10:00A-10:55A 15
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sun 09:00A-10:00A 15
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sun 06:00A-07:00A 15
UFC PPV POST FIGHT FS2 Sun 10:00A-11:00A 13
INSIDE THE BIG EAST D FS1 Sun 03:00P-03:30P 12
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sun 06:00A-07:00A 11
MACCABI ELECTRA/PANA ATHE NBAT Sun 01:00P-03:00P 11
RED BULL CRASHED ICE FS2 Sun 03:00P-04:30P 8
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sun 09:00A-10:00A 8
UFC PPV POST FIGHT FS2 Sun 08:00A-09:00A 8
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR FS2 Sun 10:00P-01:00A 8
LIGUE 1 BEIN Sun 08:30A-10:00A 6
CAPITAL ONE CUP – R BEIN Sun 10:00P-12:00A 6
LIGUE 1 BEIN Sun 01:00A-02:30A 5
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sun 07:00A-08:00A 5
RUGBY BEIN Sun 07:00P-09:00P 4
UFC PPV POST FIGHT FS2 Sun 06:00A-07:00A 1

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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