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NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea at Tottenham Thu 12:27PM- 2:35PM 128 0.3 631
2 PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE STUDIO Thu 9:37AM- 9:57AM 20 0.2 408
3 PREMIER LEAGUE BREAKWAY Thu 9:57AM-12:04PM 127 0.2 406
4 PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE STUDIO Thu 12:04PM-12:27PM 23 0.2 374
5 PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester United at Stoke Thu 7:38AM- 9:37AM 119 0.2 330
6 PREMIER LEAGUE: Swansea at Liverpool Mon 2:53PM- 4:59PM 126 0.1 299
7 NHL REGULAR SEASON: Dallas at Chicago Sun 8:03PM-10:41PM 158 0.2 271
8 NHL REGULAR SEASON: Detroit at Boston Mon 7:03PM- 9:45PM 162 0.1 235
9 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE Thu 2:35PM- 3:30PM 55 0.1 228
10 PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOAD Mon 11:37PM-12:00AM 23 0.1 218
14 AUCTIONS AMERICA: Auburn Tue 7:00PM-10:00PM 180 0.1 152
14 NHL LIVE POST Mon 9:45PM-10:05PM 20 0.1 152
16 MEN IN BLAZERS Mon 10:05PM-10:35PM 30 0.1 141
17 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS Fri 7:30PM- 9:30PM 120 0.1 139
19 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS Fri 9:30PM-11:30PM 120 0.1 133
20 BABE WINKLEMAN Tue 2:00PM- 2:30PM 30 0.1 124
24 AMERICANA OUTDOORS Tue 2:30PM- 3:00PM 30 0.1 101
26 TIMMY HORTON OUTDOORS Fri 2:00PM- 2:30PM 30 0.1 98
27 BASS 2 BILLFISH Fri 3:00PM- 3:30PM 30 0.1 94
27 IFA REDFISH TOUR Fri 2:30PM- 3:00PM 30 0.1 94
33 JIMMY HOUSTON OUTDOORS Fri 1:00PM- 1:30PM 30 0.0 88
35 MEN IN BLAZERS (repeat) Mon 12:00AM-12:30AM 30 0.0 87
37 NHL LIVE POST Sun 10:41PM-11:03PM 22 0.0 80
38 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS Fri 11:30PM- 2:00AM 150 0.1 78
40 NFL TURNING POINT Fri 6:30PM- 7:30PM 60 0.0 76
42 SPARTAN RACE Sat 1:00AM- 2:00AM 60 0.0 75
43 G3 SPORTSMAN TV Wed 12:30PM- 1:00PM 30 0.0 71
47 ROAD TO WINTER CLASSIC: Episode 2 Wed 9:00PM-10:00PM 60 0.0 66
48 FISHING WITH ROLAND MARTIN Fri 12:30PM- 1:00PM 30 0.0 65
51 SCOTT MARTIN CHALLENGE Fri 1:30PM- 2:00PM 30 0.0 63
51 SPARTAN RACE Sat 12:00AM- 1:00AM 60 0.0 63
53 SPARTAN RACE Sat 11:00PM-12:00AM 60 0.0 62
54 NHL LIVE PRE Mon 6:30PM- 7:03PM 33 0.0 61
55 ROAD TO WINTER CLASSIC: Episode 1 Wed 8:00PM- 9:00PM 60 0.0 60
55 ROAD TO WINTER CLASSIC: Episode 3 Wed 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.0 60
57 BILL DANCE OUTDOORS Wed 12:00PM-12:30PM 30 0.0 58
59 SPARTAN RACE Sat 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.0 57
61 NATIONAL WALLEYE TOUR Tue 1:30PM- 2:00PM 30 0.0 55
68 A10 BASKETBALL: Duquense at Dayton Sat 1:00PM- 3:03PM 123 0.0 49
71 NBCSN SPORTS REPORT Sun 11:03PM-12:08AM 65 0.0 46
71 SPARTAN RACE Sat 2:00AM- 3:00AM 60 0.0 46
76 MECUM DEALMAKERS: Best of Sun 4:00PM- 5:00PM 60 0.0 44
80 DRIVE Tue 3:00PM- 3:30PM 30 0.0 42
82 COLLEGE HOCKEY: Union at Boston University Sat 7:00PM- 9:41PM 161 0.0 40
93 NHL LIVE PRE Sun 7:00PM- 8:03PM 63 0.0 35
97 INTO THE BLUE Wed 1:00PM- 1:30PM 30 0.0 34
101 SALTWATER EXPERIENCE Tue 12:00PM-12:30PM 30 0.0 32
106 LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR Wed 4:00PM- 5:00PM 60 0.0 28
106 VOLVO OCEAN RACE Sun 5:00PM- 5:30PM 30 0.0 28
108 A10 BASKETBALL: Rhode Island at St. Louis Sat 3:03PM- 5:12PM 129 0.0 27
108 NEXT BITE Tue 1:00PM- 1:30PM 30 0.0 27
108 SWEETWATER Tue 12:30PM- 1:00PM 30 0.0 27
113 EARL CAMPBELL-STILL STAND Wed 1:00AM- 2:00AM 60 0.0 26
113 GEORGE P WORLD OF SALTWATER Wed 2:00PM- 2:30PM 30 0.0 26
120 A10 BASKETBALL: Richmond at Davidson Sat 5:12PM- 7:00PM 108 0.0 24
141 FORMULA D Wed 3:00PM- 3:30PM 30 0.0 16
153 WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTS Sun 2:00AM- 3:00AM 60 0.0 13
172 WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL: St. Louis at George Mason Sun 2:00PM- 4:00PM 120 0.0 5

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBCSN is up 12 percent (141,000 vs. 126,000) from the same week one year ago (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is up 1 percent (80,000 vs. 79,000) from the same week one year ago (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014).

Viewership averages for the following NBCSN programs of the week:

  • “The Dan Patrick Show” (Dec. 29-31 & Jan. 2): 40,000
  • “Pro Football Talk” (Dec. 29-31 & Jan. 2): 66,000

Fox Sports 1 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 UFC PPV PRELIMS: 182: Jones vs. Cormier (live) Sat 8:00PM-10:00PM 120 0.6 1039
2 UFC PPV POST FIGHT 182: Jones vs. Cormier (live) Sat 1:09AM- 2:10AM 61 0.3 459
3 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS: Anaheim (live) Sat 10:00PM- 1:09AM 189 0.3 448
4 FA CUP RD 3: Yeovil Town vs. Manchester United Sun 10:26AM-12:26PM 120 0.2 395
5 UFC PRESENTS BAD BLOOD: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Thu 7:00PM- 7:30PM 30 0.2 366
6 FA CUP RD 3: Arsenal vs. Hull City Sun 12:26PM- 2:30PM 124 0.2 317
7 UFC RELOADED 170: Rousey vs. McMann Thu 5:00PM- 7:00PM 120 0.2 300
8 UFC TONIGHT: Top 50 Moments of 2014 Mon 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.2 292
9 UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTS: Rare and Unusual Knockouts Thu 10:00PM-10:30PM 30 0.2 266
10 BEST OF UFC 2014 Tue 9:00PM-11:00PM 120 0.2 259
11 UFC PPV PREFIGHT 182: Jones vs. Cormier (live) Sat 7:00PM- 8:00PM 60 0.2 256
21 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Xavier at DePaul Sat 2:43PM- 4:23PM 100 0.1 183
23 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Villanova at Seton Hall Sat 12:00PM- 2:43PM 163 0.1 179
24 FA CUP RD 3: Tranmere Rovers vs. Swansea City Sat 9:55AM-12:00PM 125 0.1 176
25 FIGHTING FOR A GENERATION: 20 Years of the UFC Thu 11:30AM- 1:30PM 120 0.1 167
26 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: PAC 12: Arizona State at Arizona Sun 7:00PM- 9:02PM 122 0.1 166
28 SEMPER FI ALL AMERICAN BOWL: East vs. West Sun 9:02PM-12:11AM 189 0.1 138
29 FA CUP MATCH DAY (live) Sun 10:00AM-10:26AM 26 0.1 135
37 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Butler at Villanova Wed 2:30PM- 4:34PM 124 0.1 114
37 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Georgetown at Xavier Wed 10:00PM-12:15AM 135 0.1 114
40 FA CUP RD 3: Dover Athletic vs. Crystal Palace Sun 7:55AM-10:00AM 125 0.1 112
42 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Creighton at Providence Wed 7:30PM- 9:30PM 120 0.1 105
51 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: St. John’s at Seton Hall Wed 12:00PM- 2:13PM 133 0.1 82
53 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Marquette at DePaul Wed 5:00PM- 7:01PM 121 0.1 78
56 1962 US OPEN: JACK’S FIRST Sun 2:30PM- 3:30PM 60 0.0 74
63 FA CUP MATCH DAY (live) Sat 9:30AM- 9:55AM 25 0.0 61
63 FORBES SPORTSMONEY Sun 7:00AM- 7:30AM 30 0.0 61
67 MONSTER JAM Fri 1:00PM- 2:00PM 60 0.0 60
67 MONSTER JAM Tue 3:00PM- 4:00PM 60 0.0 60
73 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Creighton at Georgetown Sat 4:36PM- 6:34PM 118 0.0 58
77 FA CUP MATCH DAY (live) Sun 7:30AM- 7:55AM 25 0.0 54
78 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: PAC 12: UCLA at Colorado Fri 10:00PM-12:05AM 125 0.0 53
85 INSIDE THE BIG EAST Sun 4:00PM- 4:30PM 30 0.0 46
88 BREAKING NEWS: NFL Black Monday (live) Mon 3:57PM- 5:41PM 104 0.0 45
91 BREAKING NEWS: NFL Black Monday (live) Mon 11:00AM-12:15PM 75 0.0 43
95 FA CUP SHOW Sat 9:00AM- 9:30AM 30 0.0 42
102 CHAMPIONSHIP BULL RIDING Fri 11:00AM-12:00PM 60 0.0 37
103 INSIDE MONSTER JAM Fri 2:00PM- 3:00PM 60 0.0 36
108 BREAKING NEWS: NFL Black Monday (live) Mon 8:50AM- 9:00AM 10 0.0 29
116 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Marquette at Georgetown Fri 7:30PM- 9:42PM 132 0.0 26
118 BREAKING NEWS: NFL Black Monday (live) Mon 9:28AM- 9:34AM 6 0.0 25
127 FOX SPORTS LIVE: COUNTDOWN (premiere) Tue 12:00AM- 1:00AM 60 0.0 20
129 BREAKING NEWS: Jim Harbaugh (live) Tue 12:00PM-12:49PM 49 0.0 19
137 BREAKING NEWS: NFL Black Monday (live) Mon 9:45AM- 9:54AM 9 0.0 17
144 FOX CBB TIP-OFF (live) Wed 11:30AM-12:00PM 30 0.0 14
156 BREAKING NEWS: NFL Black Monday (live) Mon 12:34PM-12:43PM 9 0.0 11

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS1 is up 40 percent (254,000 vs. 182,000) from the same week one year ago (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 is up 26 percent (107,000 vs. 85,000) from the same week one year ago (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014).

FS1 reached a couple of milestones with its UFC preliminaries and post-fight coverage of “UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier” on Jan. 3. With 1.039 million viewers (opposite NBC’s AFC Wild Card game between Baltimore and Pittsburgh), “UFC 182 Prelims” was the network’s second most-watched pay-per-view prelim to-date (behind the 1.554 million that watched “UFC 168 Prelims”). “UFC 182 Prelims” peaked with 1.346 million viewers from 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. ET (at about halftime of the Baltimore-Pittsburgh game).

In late night that evening, “UFC 182 Postfight Show” was FS1’s most-watched post-fight telecast to-date with 459,000 viewers which featured champion Jon Jones’ reiteration of his dislike of No. 2 contender Daniel Cormier. It obliterated the previous post-fight viewer record set by “UFC 168 Postfight Show” (313,000 viewers) by 47 percent.

Viewership averages for the following FS1 programs of the week:

  • “Fox Sports Live” (average of each night’s most-watched telecast): 97,000 (prior week: 65,000)
  • “America’s Pregame” (Dec. 29-30 & Jan. 2): 25,000 (prior week: 42,000)
  • “NASCAR Race Hub” (Dec. 29-30 & Jan. 2): 68,000

Fox Sports 2 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 UFC PRESENTS BAD BLOOD: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Sat 6:00PM- 6:30PM 30 0.0 187
2 UFC UNLEASHED: Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort Wed 7:30PM- 8:30PM 60 0.1 178
2 UFC MAIN EVENT 172: Jones vs. Teixeira Wed 8:30PM- 9:30PM 60 0.1 178
4 UFC PRESENTS BAD BLOOD: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Wed 7:00PM- 7:30PM 30 0.0 144
5 UFC PRESENTS BAD BLOOD: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Tue 12:00PM-12:30PM 30 0.0 132
6 UFC RELOADED 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov Tue 3:00PM- 6:00PM 180 0.0 123
7 UFC WEIGH-IN: 182: Jones vs. Cormier Sat 5:00PM- 6:00PM 60 0.0 117
8 ULTIMATE FIGHTER: Episode 307 – Risk It All Mon 1:00PM- 2:00PM 60 0.0 88
9 FA CUP RD 3: Manchester City avs. Sheffield Wednesday Sun 9:55AM-12:00PM 125 0.0 70
9 ULTIMATE FIGHTER: “Suck It Up” Sun 2:00PM- 3:00PM 60 0.0 70
13 UFC WEIGH-IN: 182: Jones vs. Cormier (live) Fri 7:00PM- 8:00PM 60 0.0 58
14 BURTON U.S. OPEN: Men’s Slopestyle Finals Thu 6:00PM- 8:00PM 120 0.0 56
22 COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST: Xavier at DePaul Sat 2:11PM- 2:46PM 35 0.0 44
42 BURTON U.S. OPEN: Women’s Halfpipe Finals Thu 8:00PM- 9:00PM 60 0.0 28
67 BURTON U.S. OPEN: Men’s Halfpipe Finals Tue 11:00PM- 1:00AM 120 0.0 16
70 FA CUP RD 3: West Bromwich Albion vs. Gateshead Sat 9:55AM-12:00PM 125 0.0 15
77 BURTON U.S. OPEN: Women’s Halfpipe Finals Tue 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.0 12
84 BURTON U.S. OPEN: Men’s Halfpipe Finals Thu 9:00PM-11:00PM 120 0.0 10
94 BURTON U.S. OPEN: Women’s Slopestyle Finals Tue 7:00PM- 8:00PM 60 0.0 7
101 FA CUP MATCH DAY (live) Sat 9:30AM- 9:55AM 25 0.0 6
107 BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN: Men’s Halfpipe Finals Thu 2:30PM- 4:00PM 90 0.0 4
107 BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN: Men’s Slopestyle Wed 9:30AM-11:00AM 90 0.0 4
115 BURTON RAIL DAYS Sat 7:30PM- 8:00PM 30 0.0 3
115 BURTON U.S. OPEN: Women’s Slopestyle Finals Thu 5:00PM- 6:00PM 60 0.0 3
115 BURTON U.S. OPEN: Men’s Slopestyle Finals Tue 8:00PM-10:00PM 120 0.0 3
128 BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN: Women’s Slopestyle Thu 12:00PM- 1:00PM 60 0.0 1
136 BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN: Men’s Slopestyle Thu 1:00PM- 2:30PM 90 0.0 0
136 BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN: Women’s Halfpipe Finals Wed 6:00AM- 7:00AM 60 0.0 0
136 BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN: Men’s Halfpipe Finals Wed 7:00AM- 8:30AM 90 0.0 0
136 BURTON EUROPEAN OPEN: Women’s Slopestyle Wed 8:30AM- 9:30AM 60 0.0 0
136 HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE: Western Sydney Wander vs. Central Coast Mariners Wed 3:30AM- 5:32AM 122 0.0 0

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS2 is up 138 percent (31,000 vs. 13,000) from the same week one year ago (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is up 100 percent (24,000 vs. 12,000) from the same week one year ago (December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014).

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

About Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci is a contributor to Programming Insider and blogger at Son of the Bronx.