Warriors-Cavs, Thunder-Suns, PTI lead cable sports nets for Thursday February 26, 2015

 

NBA action on TNT topped the cable sports landscape on Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the Golden State Warriors averaging 2.644 million viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. The  Oklahoma City Thunder’s overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns averaged 1.548 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption averaged 968,000 viewers viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday February 26, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NBA BASKETBALLTNTGOLDEN STATE/CLEVELAND8:14 PM10:46 PM26441.1
NBA BASKETBALLTNTOKLAHOMA CITY/PHOENIX10:46 PM1:43 AM15480.7
NBA PRE-GAME SHOWTNT8:00 PM8:14 PM13140.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM9680.4
INSIDE THE NBATNTINSIDE THE NBA1:43 AM2:41 AM7060.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNNEBRASKA/OHIO STATE7:00 PM9:04 PM6530.2
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM6020.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNARIZONA/COLORADO9:04 PM11:04 PM5770.2
PGA TOURGOLF2015 HONDA CLS3:00 PM6:00 PM5660.1
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM5120.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM5070.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM4720.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4520.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2SAN DIEGO/GONZAGA11:08 PM12:59 AM4330.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM4320.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:04 PM12:00 AM4320.2
NFL LIVE                LESPN4:00 PM5:00 PM4150.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM4100.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM4090.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM3980.2
PGA TOURGOLF2015 HONDA CLS2:00 PM3:00 PM3650.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2SMU/MEMPHIS9:04 PM11:08 PM3460.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM2:00 PM3450.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM3430.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM3320.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM3280.2
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM3260.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM3200.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2VANDERBILT/TENNESSEE7:00 PM9:04 PM3110.0
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM3090.2
NHL REGULAR SEASON  LNBCSNMINNESOTA/NASHVILLE8:33 PM11:16 PM3060.1
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN3:30 PM4:00 PM2970.1
SPORTSNATION        LESPN23:00 PM3:30 PM2960.1
GOLF CENTRAL-POSTGOLF6:00 PM7:00 PM2790.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM2760.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM2750.1
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS12936:00 PM7:00 PM2480.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM2440.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN2:00 PM3:00 PM2430.1
SPORTSNATIONESPN23:30 PM4:00 PM2150.1
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE LESPN212:59 AM1:30 AM2050.1
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESPN3:00 PM3:30 PM1980.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM1720.0
NHL LIVE POSTNBCSNMINNESOTA/NASHVILLE11:16 PM11:42 PM1720.1
OLBERMANNESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM1640.1
UEL ROUND OF 32 LFS1BESIKTAS/LIVERPOOL12:50 PM3:44 PM1590.1
PGA TOURGOLF2015 HONDA CLS9:00 PM10:00 PM1490.0
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 HONDA LPGA THAILAND7:00 PM9:00 PM1480.1
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM1470.1
UEL ROUND OF 32 LFS1EVERTON/BSC YOUNG BOYS3:44 PM5:02 PM1280.1
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDESPN2MIRACULOUS: THE AUSTIN HATCH STORY1:30 AM2:00 AM1270.1
PGA TOURGOLF2015 HONDA CLS10:00 PM1:00 AM1260.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM1240.1
NHL LIVE PRENBCSNMINNESOTA/NASHVILLE7:30 PM8:33 PM1180.0
COLL BSKTBL: PAC 12 LFS1ARIZONA ST/UTAH10:30 PM12:30 AM1060.0
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS1184:ROUSEY/ZINGANO7:00 PM8:00 PM1010.0
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF1:00 PM2:00 PM1010.0
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNPATH TO THE DRAFT10:00 PM11:00 PM920.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM910.0
NASCAR GRIDIRON CHALLENGENBCSN11:42 PM12:30 AM910.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM910.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNURUTGERS/PURDUE9:03 PM11:19 PM870.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:00 AM11:00 AM850.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM850.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:00 PM830.0
HEY ROOKIE:WELCOME TO NFLNFLNHEY ROOKIE 2012 PT. I2:00 PM3:00 PM830.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN7:00 PM8:00 PM810.0
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBN2015 TOP 100 60-4110:00 PM11:00 PM810.0
POKERESPN22014 BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP2:00 AM3:00 AM800.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM5:30 PM780.0
PATH TO THE DRAFTNFLNPATH TO THE DRAFT6:00 PM7:00 PM770.0
NASCAR THE LISTNBCSNGREATEST FINISHES12:30 AM1:00 AM760.0
NASCAR RACE HUBFS22937:00 PM8:00 PM740.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:03 PM730.0
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 HONDA LPGA THAILAND11:00 AM1:00 PM730.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 24198:30 PM9:00 PM720.0
FISHING W ROLAND MARTINNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM710.0
TOP 10NFLNROOKIE SEASONS1:00 PM2:00 PM660.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNVINCE LOMBARDI PART I9:00 PM10:00 PM650.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN3:00 PM4:00 PM640.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF9:00 AM10:00 AM640.0
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENN1:00 PM3:00 PM620.0
NBA SPECIALNBATCENTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: SHAQ&YAO8:00 PM8:30 PM620.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 3P3:00 PM3:30 PM610.0
SPORTSNATIONENN7:00 AM8:00 AM600.0
CCL QUARTERFINAL LFS2LIGA DEPORTIVA ALAJUELENSE/D.C. UNITED8:00 PM10:04 PM600.0
NASCAR SPECIALNBCSNCELEBRATE STATES2:00 AM2:30 AM600.0
TOP 100 RIGHT NOWMLBN2015 TOP 100 80-619:00 PM10:00 PM590.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1996 NBA FINALS GAME 3 – BULLS/SPR SONIC9:00 PM11:00 PM590.0
BRETT FAVRE 4EVERNFLNBRETT FAVRE 4EVER4:00 PM5:00 PM590.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNMICHAEL STRAHAN5:00 PM6:00 PM590.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE THU 11A11:03 AM1:00 PM580.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 2P2:00 PM3:00 PM580.0
XTREME OFF-ROADNBCSN1:00 AM1:30 AM580.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:00 PM8:00 PM570.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN5:30 PM6:30 PM570.0
NFL REPLAYNFLN2014 WK 17 – DET VS. GB8:00 PM9:00 PM570.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM560.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 7:30P7:30 PM8:00 PM560.0
NASCAR SPECIALNBCSNCELEBRATE STATES1:30 AM2:00 AM560.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNVINCE LOMBARDI PART I1:00 AM2:00 AM550.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 1P1:00 PM2:00 PM540.0
TOP 10NFLNDRAFT DAY MOMENTS12:00 PM1:00 PM540.0
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM10:00 AM12:00 PM510.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: SURVIVE AND ADVANCE11:19 PM1:18 AM500.0
RADIUSNBCSN1086:30 AM7:00 AM500.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN5:00 PM6:00 PM490.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 11P11:00 PM12:00 AM480.0
IFA REDFISH TOURNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM480.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/25/158:00 AM9:00 AM460.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM460.0
HEY ROOKIE:WELCOME TO NFLNFLNHEY ROOKIE 2012 PT. II3:00 PM4:00 PM460.0
AMERICAS PREGAME LFS12035:02 PM6:00 PM450.0
UEL PREGAME LFS12312:30 PM12:50 PM450.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8P8:00 PM9:00 PM450.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN8:30 AM9:00 AM440.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN4:00 PM5:00 PM440.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM440.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN6:30 AM7:00 AM430.0
SPORTSNATIONENN12:00 AM12:30 AM430.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM420.0
HERD  LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM420.0
SHAQNBATSHAQTIN A FOOL: MIDSEASON AWARDS SPECIAL1:30 PM2:00 PM420.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE THU 9A9:00 AM11:03 AM410.0
LUNKERVILLENBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM410.0
NFL REPLAYNFLN2014 WK 17 – DET VS. GB12:00 AM1:00 AM410.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS2:00 AM3:00 AM400.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7P7:00 PM7:30 PM390.0
BASS 2 BILLFISHNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM390.0
NASCAR SPECIALNBCSNCELEBRATE STATES2:30 AM3:00 AM390.0
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM6:00 AM10:00 AM390.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK  5P5:00 PM5:30 PM380.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM370.0
DETROIT MUSCLENBCSN4:30 PM5:00 PM370.0
AROUND THE HORNENN11:03 PM11:30 PM360.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN11:30 PM12:00 AM350.0
UCL ROUND OF 16FS1BAYER LEVERKUSEN/CLUB ATLETICO DE MADRID10:30 AM12:30 PM350.0
KOBE BRYANTNBATKOBE: THE INTERVIEW5:30 PM6:30 PM350.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 24194:00 PM4:30 PM350.0
COLL BSKTBL: C-USA LFS1UTEP/LA TECH8:00 PM10:02 PM340.0
UEL ROUND OF 32 LFS2FEYENOORD/ROMA2:47 PM5:22 PM340.0
NBA SPECIALNBATCITY GAME, THE1:30 AM2:00 AM340.0
AROUND THE HORNENN6:00 AM6:30 AM330.0
AROUND THE HORNENN8:00 AM8:30 AM330.0
NBA SPECIALNBATCENTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: SHAQ&YAO1:00 PM1:30 PM330.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE THU 3:30P3:30 PM4:00 PM320.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/25/159:00 AM10:00 AM320.0
SEASONS ON THE FLYNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM320.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUHIGH POINT/UNC ASHEVILLE7:00 PM9:03 PM310.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 6P6:00 PM7:00 PM310.0
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 2/26/156:30 PM7:00 PM310.0
AROUND THE HORNENN9:00 AM9:30 AM300.0
UEL ROUND OF 32 LFS2FIORENTINA/TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR12:50 PM2:47 PM300.0
CHARLIE MOORE- NO OFFENSNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM300.0
SPORTSNATIONENN12:30 AM1:00 AM290.0
FOX COLLEGE HOOP BRIDGE LFS110:02 PM10:30 PM290.0
OPEN COURTNBAT405- NEW YORK BASKETBALL4:30 PM5:30 PM290.0
UEL PREGAME LFS22312:30 PM12:50 PM270.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 7:30A7:30 AM8:00 AM270.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7A7:00 AM7:30 AM270.0
NHL TOP 10NBCSNGOALIES7:00 PM7:30 PM270.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUNEBRASKA/OHIO STATE1:18 AM3:00 AM260.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: SURVIVE AND ADVANCE3:00 PM5:00 PM260.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 5:30P5:30 PM6:00 PM260.0
OPEN COURTNBAT12-BLACK HISTORY MONTH12:00 PM1:00 PM250.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS113018:00 AM9:00 AM240.0
UCL HIGHLIGHTSFS25010:04 PM10:30 PM240.0
UEL HIGHLIGHTSFS22510:30 PM11:30 PM240.0
WORLD POKER TOURFS2LEGENDS OF POKER-PT212:30 AM1:30 AM240.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 24192:30 AM3:00 AM240.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/25/1510:00 AM11:00 AM240.0
OLBERMANNENN6:30 PM7:00 PM230.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATION LESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM230.0
NBA SPECIALNBATCENTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: SHAQ&YAO2:00 AM2:30 AM230.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 1A1:00 AM1:30 AM220.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 4P4:00 PM5:00 PM220.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 12A12:00 AM1:00 AM220.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/25/156:00 AM7:00 AM220.0
NASCAR THE LISTNBCSNGREATEST FINISHES6:30 PM7:00 PM220.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN9:30 AM10:00 AM210.0
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDESPNUCENTRAL HIGH5:30 PM6:00 PM210.0
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESPNU5:00 PM5:30 PM210.0
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBAT1989 PISTONS/LAKERS FNLS GM411:00 PM1:00 AM210.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/25/157:00 AM8:00 AM210.0
TRUCK TECHNBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM210.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 2A2:00 AM3:00 AM200.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 24191:00 AM1:30 AM200.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2WOMEN10:00 AM11:00 AM190.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 1:30A1:30 AM2:00 AM190.0
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATINDIANA/OKLAHOMA CITY2:00 PM4:00 PM190.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUDUKE/VIRGINIA TECH1:00 PM3:00 PM180.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM180.0
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINXTRA WEEKDAY – L6:00 PM7:00 PM170.0
SPORTSNATIONENN1:00 AM1:30 AM170.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUCONNECTICUT/EAST CAROLINA7:00 AM8:30 AM170.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM170.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2162:SILVA/WEIDMAN/EDGAR/OLIVEIRA11:00 AM12:00 PM160.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 JOBURG OPEN7:00 AM9:00 AM160.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 2/25/1511:00 AM12:00 PM160.0
RADIUSNBCSN1136:00 AM6:30 AM160.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENN2:30 AM3:00 AM150.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS113007:00 AM8:00 AM150.0
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFS2BIGFOOT/MIR8:00 AM10:00 AM150.0
SPORTSNATIONENN1:30 AM2:00 AM140.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 JOBURG OPEN6:00 AM7:00 AM140.0
OLBERMANNENN2:00 AM2:30 AM130.0
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVEESPNU6:34 AM7:00 AM130.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1130212:30 AM1:30 AM130.0
UFC FIGHTERS CUTFS2ANTHONY PETTIS12:00 PM12:30 PM130.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUBAYLOR/IOWA STATE8:30 AM10:00 AM120.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINEXPRESS XTRA – WEEKDAY – R12:00 AM1:00 AM100.0
LA LIGA BBVA-R-BEINELCHE VS. REAL MADRID10:00 PM12:00 AM100.0
LA LIGA SHOWBEINLA LIGA SHOW 2014-20151:00 AM1:30 AM100.0
RADIUSNBCSN1087:30 AM8:00 AM100.0
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2184:ROUSEY/ZINGANO1:30 AM2:30 AM90.0
UFC  TONIGHTFS2616:00 AM7:00 AM90.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINEXPRESS XTRA – WEEKDAY – R9:00 PM10:00 PM80.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS113031:30 AM2:30 AM80.0
WORLD POKER TOURFS2LEGENDS OF POKER-PT111:30 PM12:30 AM80.0
RADIUSNBCSN1137:00 AM7:30 AM80.0
BARCA TV –BEINBARCA TV3:00 PM6:00 PM70.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUWASHINGTON/UCLA6:00 AM6:34 AM70.0
INSIDE THE BIG EASTFS1810:00 AM10:30 AM70.0
RADIUSNBCSN1138:00 AM8:30 AM70.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS113009:00 AM10:00 AM60.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2148:SILVA/SONNEN II6:30 PM7:00 PM60.0
RADIUSNBCSN1088:30 AM9:00 AM60.0
RUGBYBEINPRO12 – SCARLETS VS. MUNSTER8:00 AM10:00 AM50.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS22775:22 PM6:30 PM50.0
RUGBYBEINPRO12 – GLASGOW VS. OSPREYS7:00 PM9:00 PM40.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS113016:00 AM7:00 AM40.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINEXPRESS XTRA – WEEKDAY – R6:00 AM7:00 AM20.0
SERIE A – RBEINHELLAS VERONA VS. AS ROMA12:00 PM2:00 PM20.0
EXPRESS XTRA – RBEINEXPRESS XTRA – WEEKDAY – R7:00 AM8:00 AM10.0
LIGUE 1BEINLYON VS. NANTES10:00 AM12:00 PM10.0
LIGUE 1 SHOWBEINLIGUE 1 SHOW1:30 AM2:00 AM00.0
RUGBYBEINRBS 6 NATIONS HIGHLIGHTS2:00 PM3:00 PM00.0
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2184:ROUSEY/ZINGANO7:00 AM8:00 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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