UNC-Duke, UVA-Louisville, NASCAR XFinity Series lead cable sports nets for Saturday March 7, 2015

 

North Carolina vs Duke  college hoops on ESPN easily led Saturday cable sports with 4.24 million viewers. The earlier Virginia vs. Louisville game averaged 2.19 million viewers.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 averaged 1.916 million viewers.

The noon Michigan State vs Indiana matchup on ESPN averaged 1.566 million viewers. Kansas vs Oklahoma averaged 1.234 million viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday March 7, 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.

Program Net Day Start-End Viewers (000)
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN Sat 09:00P-11:16P 4241
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN Sat 08:30P-09:00P 2262
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN Sat 06:31P-08:30P 2190
SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN Sat 11:16P-12:04A 1960
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES L FS1 Sat 04:00P-06:41P 1916
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN Sat 12:00P-02:12P 1566
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN Sat 04:13P-06:27P 1234
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN Sat 12:04A-01:00A 1052
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 06:41P-07:30P 878
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESPN Sat 02:12P-04:13P 867
NASCAR RACEDAY: XFINITY L FS1 Sat 03:30P-04:00P 835
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN Sat 01:00A-02:00A 804
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN Sat 09:00A-11:00A 778
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL    L ESPN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 776
FILLER ESPN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 664
PGA TOUR GOLF Sat 12:00P-02:55P 650
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN Sat 03:00A-04:00A 644
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 618
NASCAR SPRINT CUP FIN P L FS1 Sat 02:30P-03:30P 612
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR L FS1 Sat 07:30P-10:54P 590
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 04:00A-05:00A 569
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 565
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBCS Sat 09:53A-12:00P 482
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 451
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 410
COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD  L ESP2 Sat 11:16P-11:40P 359
WCC TOURNAMENT   L ESP2 Sat 11:40P-01:51A 338
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL FS1 Sat 10:00A-11:30A 329
LIGA MX SAT UDN Sat 05:55P-07:55P 306
WCC TOURNAMENT   L ESP2 Sat 09:04P-11:16P 293
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESP2 Sat 04:10P-06:04P 284
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESNU Sat 07:27P-09:34P 281
COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L ESP2 Sat 07:00P-09:04P 273
NBA REGULAR SEASON   L NBAT Sat 07:30P-09:49P 265
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 10:54P-12:00A 259
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBCS Sat 12:00P-12:30P 246
NFL LIVE ESP2 Sat 10:00A-11:00A 245
NBA POSTGAME SHOW NBAT Sat 09:49P-11:00P 241
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sat 04:00P-07:01P 232
BASSMASTER CLASSIC ESP2 Sat 08:00A-10:00A 231
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESP2 Sat 06:04P-07:00P 229
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESNU Sat 07:00P-07:27P 227
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ENN Sat 02:00P-04:06P 219
NBA GAMETIME LIVE NBAT Sat 11:00P-12:05A 213
LIGA MX L UDN Sat 07:55P-09:57P 212
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESNU Sat 05:00P-07:00P 209
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 208
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESP2 Sat 11:00A-12:00P 202
SPRING TRAINING BRIDGE MLBN Sat 03:38P-04:00P 197
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESP2 Sat 01:51A-02:20A 195
PGA TOUR: CCNBC GOLF Sat 02:55P-05:00P 193
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sat 01:00P-03:38P 185
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESP2 Sat 02:08P-04:10P 184
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 180
LIGA MX L UDN Sat 09:57P-12:02A 179
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ESP2 Sat 12:00P-02:08P 171
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sat 08:01P-11:00P 168
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 166
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ENN Sat 08:30P-10:28P 162
PGA TOUR GOLF Sat 06:00P-09:00P 162
FOX SPORTS 1 ON 1 FS1 Sat 11:30A-12:00P 159
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGH FS2 Sat 07:00P-07:30P 158
FILLER ESP2 Sat 02:00A-03:00A 147
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAME GOLF Sat 11:00A-12:00P 142
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE L FS1 Sat 02:10P-02:30P 141
PBC POST NBC NBCS Sat 10:58P-12:00A 141
NASCAR XFINITY QUALIFY L FS2 Sat 12:30P-02:00P 136
BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN HIGH FS2 Sat 07:30P-08:00P 136
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 04:30A-05:30A 133
FA CUP RD 6 L FS1 Sat 07:30A-10:00A 133
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 09:00A-10:00A 129
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 12:05A-01:00A 127
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 03:20A-04:30A 126
PATH TO THE DRAFT NFLN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 124
BASSMASTER CLASSIC ESP2 Sat 07:00A-08:00A 123
PGA TOUR: NBC GOLF Sat 10:00P-02:00A 117
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 02:00P-02:30P 117
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 11:00P-11:30P 115
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 01:00A-02:00A 113
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 01:00P-01:30P 111
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESNU Sat 12:00P-01:53P 110
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESP2 Sat 05:30A-06:00A 108
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 07:01P-08:01P 108
NBA PREGAME SHOW NBAT Sat 07:00P-07:30P 107
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 10:28P-11:00P 106
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS NBCS Sat 08:30P-10:58P 105
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBCS Sat 09:00A-09:53A 105
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sat 10:00A-11:00A 100
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESNU Sat 01:53P-02:30P 99
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE L ESNU Sat 04:29P-05:00P 99
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FS1 Sat 12:00P-02:10P 99
WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN L ESNU Sat 02:30P-04:29P 98
PRIME 9 MLBN Sat 11:30A-12:00P 98
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 97
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 01:00P-02:00P 96
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 01:30P-02:00P 95
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 03:30P-04:00P 93
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 91
LPGA TOUR GOLF Sat 06:00A-07:30A 90
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 02:30P-03:00P 90
FUTBOL CENTRAL UDN Sat 05:00P-05:55P 89
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 07:00P-08:00P 88
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 87
BIG BREAK XXIII: PALM BCH GOLF Sat 05:00P-06:00P 86
MEN IN BLAZERS NBCS Sat 12:30P-01:00P 85
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 01:00A-02:00A 84
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sat 08:00P-09:00P 84
MORNING DRIVE GOLF Sat 09:30A-10:00A 83
EDGE  L ESNU Sat 11:00A-12:00P 81
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 03:00P-03:30P 80
USSA EVENTS NBCS Sat 01:30P-02:30P 79
NFL FOLLIES NFLN Sat 12:00A-01:00A 79
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 03:00A-04:00A 78
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 03:00A-03:30A 77
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 11:30P-12:00A 77
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC L FS2 Sat 11:30A-12:30P 76
GOLF CENTRAL-POST GOLF Sat 09:00P-10:00P 76
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 11:00P-12:00A 75
TOP 10 RIGHT NOW MLBN Sat 11:19A-11:30A 75
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 01:00A-01:30A 74
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 12:00A-12:30A 73
FILLER NBAT Sat 02:00A-03:00A 73
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ENN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 72
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 12:30A-01:00A 72
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 72
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME GOLF Sat 02:00A-03:00A 70
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 11:00P-12:00A 70
FILLER ENN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 69
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 01:30A-02:00A 68
NBA INSIDE STUFF REAIR NBAT Sat 06:30P-07:00P 68
COLL HOCKEY REG SSN   L ENN Sat 06:00P-08:30P 67
NBA REGULAR SEASON RE-AIR NBAT Sat 03:00A-05:17A 67
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Sat 12:02A-01:02A 66
FOX SPORTS LIVE L FS1 Sat 12:00A-01:00A 65
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 03:30A-04:00A 64
COLL BASK POST-SEASON  L ESNU Sat 09:34P-11:39P 64
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES FS1 Sat 03:30A-06:00A 64
EUROPEAN TOUR GOLF Sat 07:30A-09:30A 64
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sat 09:00A-11:19A 63
NBCSN MOVIE NBCS Sat 12:00A-02:00A 63
COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL ESNU Sat 10:00A-11:00A 62
FILLER FS1 Sat 02:00A-03:00A 61
FOOTBALL LIFE NFLN Sat 09:00P-10:00P 60
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT ESP2 Sat 06:00A-07:00A 58
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Sat 04:30P-06:30P 58
RISING STARS OF USSA NBCS Sat 01:00P-01:30P 58
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 04:30P-05:00P 56
1979 DAYTONA 500 FS1 Sat 03:00A-03:30A 54
BURTON US OPEN D FS2 Sat 06:00P-07:00P 52
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 04:00A-05:00A 50
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 11:00A-12:00P 49
LPGA TOUR GOLF Sat 05:00A-06:00A 48
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 04:00P-04:30P 48
HIS & HERS ENN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 47
PGA TOUR GOLF Sat 03:00A-05:00A 47
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Sat 09:30A-10:00A 46
HIGH TOPS NBAT Sat 12:30P-01:00P 45
NBA ACTION NBAT Sat 05:17A-05:30A 45
BURTON US OPEN L FS2 Sat 04:00P-06:00P 44
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORE NBCS Sat 06:30A-08:30A 44
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 03:00A-03:30A 44
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 10:00P-11:00P 44
FILLER NBCS Sat 02:00A-03:00A 43
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 42
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 09:00A-10:00A 42
CONCACAF U17 EN 60 UDN Sat 04:00P-05:00P 42
SPORTSNATION ENN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 41
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFLN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 41
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 01:00A-02:00A 40
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sat 12:00A-03:00A 40
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 08:00A-09:00A 40
NBA INSIDE STUFF P NBAT Sat 12:00P-12:30P 40
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 03:36A-04:30A 39
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Sat 08:00P-10:00P 39
NBA SPECIAL NBAT Sat 03:00P-03:30P 39
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 03:30A-04:00A 39
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 04:00A-04:30A 39
PBC CORNER TO CORNER NBCS Sat 02:30P-03:30P 39
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 05:00P-05:30P 39
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 04:00A-05:00A 39
MEN IN BLAZERS NBCS Sat 08:30A-09:00A 38
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    L ENN Sat 04:06P-06:00P 36
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Sat 08:30A-09:00A 35
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 34
FILLER MLBN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 34
CONCACAF EN 60 UDN Sat 02:00P-03:00P 34
LMF ZONA UDN Sat 09:00A-10:00A 34
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS1 Sat 06:00A-07:00A 33
NBA ACTION NBAT Sat 05:30A-06:00A 33
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 04:30A-05:00A 33
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 04:30A-05:30A 32
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUP NBAT Sat 01:00P-03:00P 32
TOP 10 NFLN Sat 06:00P-07:00P 32
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 04:00A-04:30A 30
COLL BASK POST SEASON ESNU Sat 11:39P-01:36A 30
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 10:00A-11:00A 29
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 06:00A-07:00A 29
PBC CORNER TO CORNER NBCS Sat 07:44P-08:30P 29
MLB TONIGHT MLBN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 27
SPRING TRAINING MLBN Sat 04:00A-06:00A 27
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 03:00A-04:00A 27
LMF ZONA UDN Sat 10:00A-11:00A 27
UFC PPV PRELIMS FS2 Sat 09:00A-11:00A 26
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 01:02A-02:00A 26
FILLER ESNU Sat 02:00A-03:00A 25
SPORTSCENTERU     L ESNU Sat 01:36A-02:36A 25
FA CUP SHOW FS1 Sat 07:00A-07:30A 25
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST L FS2 Sat 02:00P-04:00P 24
NBA GAMETIME NBAT Sat 07:00A-08:00A 24
HIGH TOPS NBAT Sat 04:00P-04:30P 24
LIGA MX EN 60 UDN Sat 03:00P-04:00P 24
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 09:00A-09:30A 23
SPORTSCENTERU ESNU Sat 05:30A-06:00A 23
ESPNU ALL ACCESS ESNU Sat 09:30A-10:00A 23
A10 BASKETBALL L NBCS Sat 05:33P-07:44P 23
NFL GAME REWIND NFLN Sat 05:30P-06:00P 22
TRICOLOR ZONA UDN Sat 08:00A-09:00A 22
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ENN Sat 06:30A-07:00A 20
NBA ACTION NBAT Sat 03:30P-04:00P 18
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Sat 06:00A-08:00A 17
A10 BASKETBALL L NBCS Sat 03:30P-05:33P 17
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 05:00A-05:30A 16
SPORTSCENTER FEATURED ENN Sat 07:00A-08:00A 15
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 06:00A-06:30A 15
UFC  UNLEASHED FS2 Sat 07:00A-08:00A 15
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 ENN Sat 05:00A-05:30A 14
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK FS2 Sat 11:00A-11:30A 14
PRODUCT SHOWCASE NBCS Sat 05:30A-06:00A 14
CONEXION TDN UDN Sat 07:00A-07:30A 14
AROUND THE HORN ENN Sat 08:00A-08:30A 13
COPA LIB GROUP STAGE – R FOXD Sat 10:00A-12:00P 13
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 04:30A-05:00A 12
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESNU Sat 08:00A-09:30A 12
UFC MAIN EVENT FS2 Sat 08:00A-09:00A 12
MEN IN BLAZERS NBCS Sat 06:00A-06:30A 12
EXPEDIENTES UDN UDN Sat 12:00P-01:00P 12
SN MONTHLY JEERS ENN Sat 05:30A-06:00A 11
FILLER UDN Sat 02:00A-03:00A 11
CONEXION TDN UDN Sat 07:30A-08:00A 11
GILLETTE WORLD SPORT UDN Sat 01:00P-01:30P 11
MLS EN 60 UDN Sat 11:00A-12:00P 9
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Sat 05:00A-06:00A 8
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN Sat 06:00A-07:00A 8
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Sat 10:00P-11:00P 7
MOBIL 1 (THE GRID) UDN Sat 01:30P-02:00P 6
NATIONAL RUGBY LG L FS2 Sat 06:00A-07:00A 5
CENTRAL FOX US – R FOXD Sat 01:00A-02:00A 4
CENTRAL FOX US – R FOXD Sat 03:00A-04:00A 3
BURTON US OPEN FS2 Sat 11:00P-12:00A 2
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Sat 06:00A-07:00A 1
PAID PROGRAMMING FOXD Sat 04:00A-06:00A 1
FILLER FS2 Sat 02:00A-03:00A 1
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sat 04:00A-05:00A 1
NATIONAL RUGBY LG L FS2 Sat 12:00A-02:00A 1
CENTRAL FOX WKND AM-R FOXD Sat 07:00A-07:30A 0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sat 03:00A-04:00A 0
FOX SPORTS LIVE FS2 Sat 05:00A-06:00A 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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