Trail Blazers-Clippers, Lakers-Heat, Notre Dame-Louisville lead cable sports nets for Wednesday March 4, 2015

 

NBA action on ESPN topped the cable sports landscape on Wednesday with the Portland Trail Blazers overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers averaging  1.328 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating,

The Miami Heat’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers averaged 1.127 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Notre Dame’s win over Louisville on ESPN2 averaged 1.079 million viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 846,000 viewers viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. The New York Rangers vs Detroit Red Wings game on NBCSN averaged 675,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Around the Horn averaged 646,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday March 4, 2015:

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Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN Wed 10:35P-01:32A 1328
NBA REGULAR SEASON     L ESPN Wed 08:05P-10:35P 1127
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESP2 Wed 07:00P-09:04P 1079
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN Wed 01:32A-02:30A 904
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN Wed 05:30P-06:00P 846
NHL REGULAR SEASON  L NBCS Wed 08:03P-10:45P 675
AROUND THE HORN ESPN Wed 05:00P-05:30P 646
NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN Wed 07:30P-08:05P 585
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN Wed 06:00P-07:30P 554
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN Wed 02:30A-03:30A 473
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Wed 07:00A-08:00A 457
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Wed 06:00A-07:00A 453
NFL LIVE                L ESPN Wed 04:00P-05:00P 436
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESP2 Wed 09:04P-11:05P 420
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Wed 08:00A-09:00A 368
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 12:00P-01:00P 357
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 09:00A-10:00A 349
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 11:00A-12:00P 337
FIRST TAKE   L ESP2 Wed 10:00A-12:00P 316
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESP2 Wed 06:30P-07:00P 314
NHL LIVE POST NBCS Wed 10:45P-11:05P 304
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Wed 05:00A-06:00A 299
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT ESPN Wed 03:30A-05:00A 298
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 01:00P-02:00P 294
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 10:00A-11:00A 291
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Wed 02:38P-04:58P 283
NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN Wed 03:30P-04:00P 279
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESP2 Wed 11:05P-12:10A 264
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBCS Wed 04:58P-05:30P 239
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESP2 Wed 12:10A-01:00A 223
OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN Wed 03:00P-03:30P 220
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESP2 Wed 04:00P-04:30P 212
HIS & HERS  L ESP2 Wed 12:00P-01:00P 210
SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN Wed 02:00P-03:00P 208
SPORTSNATION ESP2 Wed 03:00P-04:00P 206
FIRST TAKE ESP2 Wed 01:00P-03:00P 200
AROUND THE HORN ESP2 Wed 06:00P-06:30P 197
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L ESP2 Wed 06:00A-10:00A 183
YOU HERD ME WITH COLIN ESP2 Wed 04:30P-05:00P 178
NASCAR RACE HUB L FS1 Wed 06:00P-07:00P 171
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Wed 01:00P-03:32P 170
ALGARVE CUP WOMENS L FS1 Wed 01:49P-04:00P 154
OLBERMANN  L ESP2 Wed 05:00P-05:30P 153
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESP2 Wed 03:30A-04:30A 150
SPRING TRAINING BRIDGE MLBN Wed 03:32P-04:00P 147
US NATIONAL TEAM PREG L FS1 Wed 01:30P-01:49P 146
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Wed 09:00P-11:41P 146
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT ESP2 Wed 04:30A-06:00A 145
NBA TONIGHT     L ESP2 Wed 01:00A-01:30A 145
UCL MAGAZINE FS1 Wed 01:00P-01:30P 143
NHL LIVE PRE NBCS Wed 07:00P-08:03P 142
SPORTSNATION ESP2 Wed 01:30A-02:30A 131
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Wed 04:00P-06:30P 125
CONCACAF LC – L UDN Wed 08:00P-10:02P 125
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Wed 12:30A-01:00A 124
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN Wed 08:00P-09:00P 123
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 07:00P-08:00P 123
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FS1 Wed 09:15P-11:15P 122
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Wed 12:00A-12:30A 117
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESP2 Wed 05:30P-06:00P 113
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ESP2 Wed 02:30A-03:00A 112
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ESP2 Wed 03:00A-03:30A 111
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Wed 06:00P-07:00P 110
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Wed 10:19P-11:05P 108
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 07:00P-08:00P 108
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 06:30P-07:00P 107
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESNU Wed 11:05P-01:18A 106
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FS1 Wed 07:00P-09:15P 105
TOP 10 NFLN Wed 12:00P-01:00P 99
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Wed 12:03A-01:00A 95
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Wed 05:00P-06:00P 94
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 11:00P-12:00A 94
NFL AM NFLN Wed 10:00A-12:00P 90
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 02:00A-03:00A 89
TOP 10 NFLN Wed 01:00A-02:00A 87
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Wed 02:30P-04:30P 85
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Wed 05:00P-06:00P 85
LESSON TEE LIVE GOLF Wed 08:00P-09:00P 82
TOP 10 NFLN Wed 09:00P-10:00P 80
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Wed 11:30P-12:00A 79
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Wed 02:00P-02:38P 79
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Wed 10:00P-11:00P 79
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Wed 07:00P-07:30P 76
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Wed 07:30P-11:17P 76
PBC CORNER TO CORNER NBCS Wed 11:05P-12:05A 76
ESPN FC ENN Wed 06:00P-06:30P 75
NASCAR AMERICA NBCS Wed 05:30P-06:00P 73
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Wed 03:00P-04:01P 70
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Wed 07:00P-08:00P 66
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Wed 08:00P-08:30P 66
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 11:00A-12:00P 65
PRO FOOTBALL TALK NBCS Wed 06:00P-06:30P 64
LPGA TOUR GOLF Wed 11:00P-02:30A 62
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 12:00P-01:00P 61
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Wed 08:30P-09:00P 61
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 03:00A-04:00A 61
AROUND THE HORN ENN Wed 11:05P-11:30P 58
SPORTSCENTER AFT    L ENN Wed 04:01P-05:00P 57
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Wed 11:15P-12:00A 57
MONSTER  JAM FS1 Wed 12:00P-01:00P 57
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 11:41P-12:00A 55
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT NBAT Wed 12:00P-02:30P 55
NHL RIVALS NBCS Wed 06:30P-07:00P 54
TOP 10 NFLN Wed 04:00P-05:00P 54
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ENN Wed 08:00P-10:19P 53
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 08:00A-09:00A 51
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Wed 09:00A-10:00A 50
HIGH TOPS NBAT Wed 07:00P-07:30P 50
NFL AM NFLN Wed 06:00A-10:00A 50
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Wed 01:18A-03:00A 49
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Wed 04:30P-06:30P 49
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Wed 10:00P-11:00P 47
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESNU Wed 09:04P-11:05P 45
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 09:00A-10:00A 44
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Wed 12:00A-02:49A 44
CLASSIC GAMES NFLN Wed 01:00P-04:00P 44
HERD  L ESNU Wed 10:00A-01:00P 43
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Wed 09:00P-10:00P 43
DAN PATRICK SHOW NBCS Wed 09:00A-12:00P 43
AMSOIL ARENACROSS FS1 Wed 11:00A-12:00P 42
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 10:00A-11:00A 42
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 04:00A-05:00A 42
AROUND THE HORN ENN Wed 09:00A-09:30A 41
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY GOLF Wed 02:30A-03:00A 41
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Wed 08:00A-09:00A 41
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Wed 09:00A-10:00A 41
USSA EVENTS NBCS Wed 12:05A-01:05A 41
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Wed 02:49A-03:00A 40
SVP & RUSSILLO   L ENN Wed 01:00P-03:00P 39
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Wed 08:00A-09:00A 39
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Wed 04:00P-05:00P 39
G3 SPORTSMAN TV NBCS Wed 12:30P-01:00P 39
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Wed 01:00A-02:00A 39
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Wed 11:17P-01:06A 36
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 08:00A-08:30A 36
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Wed 05:00A-06:00A 36
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ENN Wed 07:30P-08:00P 35
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Wed 06:00P-07:00P 35
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 08:30A-09:00A 35
E:60 ESNU Wed 05:30P-06:00P 34
MONSTER SUP BEHIND DREAM FS1 Wed 10:30A-11:00A 34
OLBERMANN ENN Wed 06:30P-07:00P 33
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN L FS1 Wed 12:00A-01:00A 33
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Wed 10:00A-11:00A 33
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 06:00A-07:00A 33
SPORTSNATION ENN Wed 12:00A-01:00A 32
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN ENN Wed 10:00A-01:00P 31
INTO THE BLUE NBCS Wed 01:00P-01:30P 31
RADIUS NBCS Wed 06:00A-06:30A 31
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Wed 07:00P-08:00P 31
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Wed 08:30A-09:00A 30
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESNU Wed 03:00P-04:30P 30
UFC PPV PRELIMS FS2 Wed 11:00A-01:00P 30
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY GOLF Wed 12:30P-01:00P 30
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Wed 10:00A-11:00A 30
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Wed 04:01A-05:00A 30
GOLFING WORLD GOLF Wed 05:00P-05:30P 29
INSIDE THE PGA TOUR GOLF Wed 03:00A-03:30A 28
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 07:00A-08:00A 28
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 11:30A-12:00P 28
COPA MX EN 60 UDN Wed 03:00P-04:00P 28
CONCACAF EN 60 UDN Wed 05:00A-06:00A 28
INSIDE THE PGA TOUR GOLF Wed 12:00P-12:30P 27
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 11:00A-11:30A 27
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 07:30A-08:00A 27
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN Wed 03:00A-04:00A 26
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 06:30A-07:00A 26
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 02:02A-03:00A 26
COPA MX UDN Wed 02:00A-04:01A 26
SPORTSNATION ENN Wed 07:00A-08:00A 25
GOLF CENTRAL SPECIAL RPT GOLF Wed 02:00P-03:00P 25
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Wed 11:00A-12:00P 25
EURO TOUR WEEKLY GOLF Wed 05:30P-06:00P 25
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 05:00A-06:00A 25
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 09:30A-10:00A 25
BILL DANCE OUTDOORS NBCS Wed 12:00P-12:30P 25
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 09:00A-09:30A 24
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 10:30A-11:00A 24
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY GOLF Wed 01:00P-01:30P 23
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ENN Wed 02:30A-03:00A 22
HIS & HERS ENN Wed 01:00A-02:00A 21
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESNU Wed 07:00P-09:04P 21
CCL QUARTERFINAL L FS2 Wed 08:00P-10:00P 21
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 01:06A-02:02A 21
STARTERS P, THE NBAT Wed 06:30P-07:00P 21
PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS NBCS Wed 01:30P-02:00P 21
RADIUS NBCS Wed 08:30A-09:00A 21
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Wed 03:00A-05:00A 20
AMERICAS PREGAME L FS1 Wed 04:00P-06:00P 20
INSIDE THE PGA TOUR GOLF Wed 01:30P-02:00P 20
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 04:00A-05:00A 20
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 10:00A-10:30A 20
INTENTIONAL TALK MLBN Wed 05:00A-06:00A 19
RADIUS NBCS Wed 07:30A-08:00A 19
CONCACAF U17 EN 60 UDN Wed 04:00P-05:00P 19
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Wed 07:00A-08:00A 18
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Wed 08:00A-09:00A 18
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Wed 04:00A-05:00A 18
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 07:00A-07:30A 18
INSIDE THE PGA TOUR GOLF Wed 03:00P-03:30P 17
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 06:00A-06:30A 17
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Wed 03:00A-04:00A 17
RADIUS NBCS Wed 07:00A-07:30A 17
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ENN Wed 04:00A-05:00A 16
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Wed 09:30A-10:00A 16
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTR GOLF Wed 03:30P-04:00P 16
RADIUS NBCS Wed 06:30A-07:00A 16
RADIUS NBCS Wed 08:00A-08:30A 16
YOU HERD ME WITH COLIN ESNU Wed 05:00P-05:30P 15
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Wed 06:30A-07:00A 14
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR FS1 Wed 03:00A-06:00A 14
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTR GOLF Wed 03:30A-04:00A 14
SPORTSNATION ENN Wed 03:00A-04:00A 13
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Wed 07:00A-08:00A 13
USSA EVENTS NBCS Wed 01:05A-03:00A 13
FUTBOL EN SERIO PUNTO UDN Wed 01:00P-02:00P 13
OLBERMANN ENN Wed 02:00A-02:30A 12
LA ULTIMA PALABRA -R FOXD Wed 02:00A-03:00A 12
CENTRAL FOX – MEX FOXD Wed 12:00P-01:00P 12
INSIDE THE BIG EAST FS1 Wed 10:00A-10:30A 12
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW L FS2 Wed 01:00P-06:30P 12
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Wed 01:00P-03:00P 11
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Wed 08:00A-10:00A 11
SPORTSCENTERU     L ESNU Wed 06:00P-07:00P 11
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Wed 05:00A-06:00A 11
PRODUCT SHOWCASE GOLF Wed 04:00A-04:30A 11
PRODUCT SHOWCASE GOLF Wed 04:30A-05:00A 11
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 03:00A-03:30A 11
AROUND THE HORN ENN Wed 06:00A-06:30A 10
AROUND THE HORN ENN Wed 08:00A-08:30A 10
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 04:30A-05:00A 10
CENTRAL FOX US – R FOXD Wed 03:00A-04:00A 9
CENTRAL FOX WEST FOXD Wed 01:03A-02:00A 9
COPA LIB GROUP STAGE FOXD Wed 01:00P-03:00P 8
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 03:30A-04:00A 8
PASION UDN Wed 05:00P-06:00P 8
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1 FOXD Wed 11:00A-12:00P 7
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Wed 07:00A-08:00A 7
PRODUCT SHOWCASE GOLF Wed 05:30A-06:00A 7
PRODUCT SHOWCASE GOLF Wed 05:00A-05:30A 7
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 04:00A-04:30A 7
LOCURA DEPORTIVA UDN Wed 06:00P-07:00P 7
OLBERMANN ENN Wed 05:00A-05:30A 6
BIG 12 WEEKLY ESNU Wed 04:30P-05:00P 6
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Wed 01:00A-02:00A 6
UNIVISON DEPORTES FC UDN Wed 12:00P-01:00P 6
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE ESNU Wed 07:30A-08:00A 5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Wed 06:00A-07:30A 5
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Wed 06:00A-07:00A 5
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Wed 09:00A-10:00A 5
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Wed 02:00A-03:00A 5
ALGARVE CUP WOMENS FS2 Wed 12:00A-02:00A 5
NASCAR RACE HUB FS2 Wed 07:00P-08:00P 5
GOLF CENTRAL GOLF Wed 06:00A-07:00A 5
LMF ZONA UDN Wed 02:00P-03:00P 5
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Wed 06:00A-07:00A 5
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1 FOXD Wed 10:00A-11:00A 4
CCL QUARTERFINAL L FS2 Wed 10:00P-12:00A 4
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 05:30A-06:00A 4
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLY-R FOXD Wed 09:00A-10:00A 3
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Wed 06:00A-07:00A 3
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Wed 05:00A-05:30A 3
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Wed 03:00A-04:00A 2
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FS2 Wed 02:00A-03:00A 2
CENTRAL FOX EARLY-R FOXD Wed 08:00A-09:00A 1
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDER FS2 Wed 06:30P-07:00P 1
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Wed 04:00A-05:00A 1
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Wed 11:00A-12:00P 1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ENN Wed 05:30A-06:00A 0
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Wed 06:00A-07:00A 0
CENTRAL FOX EARLY-R FOXD Wed 07:00A-08:00A 0
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Wed 04:00A-06:00A 0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Wed 05:00A-06:00A 0
SUPER ESTADIO UDN Wed 08:00A-11:00A 0
CONEXION TDN UDN Wed 07:00A-07:30A 0
CONEXION TDN UDN Wed 07:30A-08:00A 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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