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NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE: Watkins Glen Sun 2:30PM- 5:03PM 153 2.5 3982
2 NASCAR SPRINT CUP START: Watkins Glen Sun 2:00PM- 2:30PM 30 1.8 2815
3 NASCAR SPRINT CUP POST: Watkins Glen Sun 5:03PM- 5:47PM 44 1.3 1867
4 NASCAR XFINITY RACE: Watkins Glen Sat 3:28PM- 6:04PM 156 0.9 1361
5 NASCAR SPRINT CUP COUNTDOWN GREEN: Watkins Glen Sun 1:30PM- 2:00PM 30 0.7 1147
6 NASCAR XFINITY START: Watkins Glen Sat 3:00PM- 3:28PM 28 0.6 1026
7 NASCAR XFINITY POST: Watkins Glen Sat 6:04PM- 6:15PM 11 0.5 833
8 NASCAR XFINITY COUNTDOWN GREEN: Watkins Glen Sat 2:30PM- 3:00PM 30 0.4 639
9 NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUALIFYING: Watkins Glen Sat 1:00PM- 2:30PM 90 0.4 635
10 PREMIER LEAGUE: Tottenham vs. Manchester United Sat 7:38AM- 9:42AM 124 0.4 626
11 PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool vs. Stoke Sun 10:57AM- 1:01PM 124 0.4 610
16 PREMIER LEAGUE: Aston Villa vs. Bournemouth Sat 9:57AM-12:08PM 131 0.3 410
17 PREMIER LEAGUE: West Ham vs. Arsenal Sun 8:23AM-10:30AM 127 0.3 405
20 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRACTICE: Watkins Glen Fri 4:31PM- 6:00PM 89 0.2 334
21 AMA MOTOCROSS Sat 6:15PM- 7:15PM 60 0.2 310
22 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: Harrisburg – August 1, 2015 Sun 7:17PM- 9:30PM 133 0.2 289
23 NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE: Watkins Glen Fri 3:30PM- 4:31PM 61 0.2 243
25 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 10:00PM-11:00PM 60 0.1 186
26 NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE: Watkins Glen Fri 1:00PM- 2:30PM 90 0.1 180
29 NASCAR K&N SERIES: Iowa Sat 8:00PM- 9:00PM 60 0.1 170
30 NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRACTICE: Watkins Glen Fri 11:37AM- 1:00PM 83 0.1 163
31 NASCAR WHELEN MOD TOUR: Bowman Grey Fri 2:30PM- 3:30PM 60 0.1 153
32 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 9:00PM-10:00PM 60 0.1 149
33 WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino Tue 11:00PM- 1:00AM 120 0.1 142
34 MEN IN BLAZERS Fri 12:00AM-12:30AM 30 0.1 133
35 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 11:00PM-12:00AM 60 0.1 127
37 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 8:00PM- 9:00PM 60 0.1 123
41 MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: Harrisburg – July 30, 2015 Thu 8:00PM-10:00PM 120 0.1 104
46 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 12:00AM- 1:00AM 60 0.1 88
51 WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 22: Palhares vs. Shields Tue 9:00PM-11:00PM 120 0.1 75
55 MEN IN BLAZERS (premiere) Mon 11:00PM-11:30PM 30 0.1 71
55 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 7:00PM- 8:00PM 60 0.1 71
62 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 2:00AM- 3:00AM 60 0.0 58
62 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 6:00PM- 7:00PM 60 0.0 58
71 SUPER HIGH ROLLER POKER Wed 1:00AM- 2:00AM 60 0.0 52
73 NASCAR K&N SERIES: Iowa Thu 7:00PM- 8:00PM 60 0.0 48
73 WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 20: Branch vs. Markes Tue 7:00PM- 9:00PM 120 0.0 48
83 LOKAR CAR SHOW SERIES Wed 2:30PM- 3:00PM 30 0.0 43
97 WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 21: Palmer vs. Horodecki Tue 1:00AM- 3:00AM 120 0.0 32
101 MOUNTAIN GAMES Tue 2:30PM- 3:30PM 60 0.0 28
112 WINGSHOOTING USA Fri 5:30AM- 6:00AM 30 0.0 23
126 MOTORHEAD GARAGE Wed 3:00PM- 3:30PM 30 0.0 19
134 OUTLAW PULLING SERIES Thu 3:00PM- 3:30PM 30 0.0 17
138 COLLEGIATE BASS CHAMPIONSHIP Tue 12:00PM-12:30PM 30 0.0 16
147 METHODS OF TAKE Tue 12:30PM- 1:00PM 30 0.0 12

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBCSN is down 62 percent (106,000 vs. 276,000) from one week earlier and down 8 percent (106,000 vs. 115,000) from the same week one year ago (August 4-10, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is down 8 percent (220,000 vs. 220,000) from one week earlier and up 298 percent (220,000 vs. 59,000) from the same week one year ago (August 4-10, 2014).

NASCAR XFinity Qualifying: Watkins Glen (CNBC, Aug. 8 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) 0.09 HH; 129,000 viewers

Premier League: Watford vs. Everton (USA, Aug. 8 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) 0.19 HH; 277,000 viewers

Premier League: Manchester United vs. Tottenham (NBC Universo, Aug. 8 7:40 a.m.-9:46 a.m.) 54,000 viewers
Premier League: Chelsea vs. Swansea (NBC Universo, Aug. 8 12:25 p.m.-2:34 p.m.) 83,000 viewers
Futbol Liga MX: Pachuca vs. America (NBC Universo, Aug. 8 9:00 p.m.-11:08 p.m.) 155,000 viewers
Premier League: Arsenal vs. West Ham United (NBC Universo, Aug. 9 8:25 a.m.-10:32 a.m.) 66,000 viewers

Viewership averages for the following NBCSN programs of the week:

  • “Dan Patrick Show” (Aug. 3-7): 40,000 (prior week: 48,000)
  • “NASCAR America” (Aug. 3-7 5 p.m.): 82,000 (prior week: 73,000)

Fox Sports 1 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Sat 10:00PM- 1:00AM 180 0.7 1159
2 MLB REGULAR SEASON: St. Louis at Milwaukee Sat 7:50PM-10:00PM 130 0.3 519
3 MLB REGULAR SEASON: L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh Sat 4:00PM- 7:50PM 230 0.4 516
4 FOX SPORTS LIVE (live) Sat 1:00AM- 2:00AM 60 0.2 392
5 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC Sun 7:00PM- 9:30PM 150 0.2 315
6 NASCAR RACEDAY: Watkins Glen (live) Sun 11:00AM-12:00PM 60 0.2 306
7 GERRARD AND LAMPARD in America: MLS Insider Special Edition Sun 6:30PM- 7:00PM 30 0.1 251
8 UFC UNLEASHED: UFC Women’s Bantamweights Wed 9:00PM-10:00PM 60 0.2 244
9 2015 HOOTERS INTERNATIONAL SWIMSUIT PAGEANT Thu 9:00PM-11:00PM 120 0.1 213
10 UFC UNLEASHED: UFC Bantamweights Thu 8:00PM- 9:00PM 60 0.1 201
12 MOTOGP MOTO3: Indianapolis Grand Prix (live) Sun 12:00PM- 1:00PM 60 0.1 161
14 CCL GROUP STAGE: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders Wed 10:00PM-12:00AM 120 0.1 151
15 2015 HOOTERS INTERNATIONAL SWIMSUIT PAGEANT Fri 12:00AM- 2:00AM 120 0.1 141
16 GERMAN SUPER CUP: Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich Mon 11:00AM- 1:00PM 120 0.0 140
17 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Indianapolis Grand Prix Sun 2:00PM- 3:00PM 60 0.1 137
17 UFC WEIGH-IN: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux (live) Fri 5:00PM- 6:00PM 60 0.1 137
23 MOTOGP MOTO2: Indianapolis Grand Prix (live) Sun 1:00PM- 2:00PM 60 0.1 124
27 UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP: Road America (live) Sun 3:00PM- 6:00PM 180 0.1 106
28 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP: Chelsea vs. Fiorentina Wed 2:50PM- 5:00PM 130 0.1 100
31 NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE: Portland Thorns vs. Chicago Red Stars Sun 9:30PM-11:34PM 124 0.1 91
32 FA COMMUNITY SHIELD: Arsenal vs. Chelsea Mon 1:00PM- 3:00PM 120 0.0 87
55 UCL PLAYOFF ROUND DRAW (live) Fri 6:00AM- 6:20AM 20 0.0 55
63 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Fri 7:00PM- 9:00PM 120 0.0 46
67 NASCAR VICTORY LANE: Watkins Glen Sun 12:30AM- 1:00AM 30 0.0 44
85 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Tue 3:00PM- 5:00PM 120 0.0 33
89 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Mon 3:00PM- 5:00PM 120 0.0 29
101 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Thu 3:00PM- 5:00PM 120 0.0 21

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS1 is down 52 percent (221,000 vs. 458,000) from one week earlier and up 3 percent (221,000 vs. 214,000) from the same week one year ago (August 4-10, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 is down 29 percent (103,000 vs. 145,000) from one week earlier and up 23 percent (103,000 vs. 84,000) from the same week one year ago (August 4-10, 2014).

Spanish-language telecast versions of live Fox Sports events on Fox Deportes, in total viewers:

  • Copa Lib Finals: River Plate vs. Tigres (Aug. 5 9:00-11:24 p.m.): 979,000
  • Major League Baseball: L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh (Aug. 8 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.): 23,000
  • UFC: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux (Aug. 8 10:00 p.m.-1:03 a.m.): 60,000
  • Major League Soccer: New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC (Aug. 9 7:00 p.m.-9:10 p.m.): 42,000

Viewership averages for the following FS1 programs of the week:

  • “Fox Sports Live” (average of each night’s most-watched live telecast Aug. 3-9): 98,000 (prior week: 97,000)
  • “Fox Sports Live: Countdown” (Aug. 3-6): 29,000 (prior week: 31,000)
  • “America’s Pregame” (Aug. 3-7): 39,000 (prior week: 26,000)
  • “NASCAR Race Hub” (Aug. 3-6): 124,000 (prior week: 112,000)
  • “MLB Whiparound” (Aug. 3-7): 36,000 (prior week: 71,000)

Fox Sports 2 Top 10 (and Select) Programs

RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS
(000)
1 UFC FS1 PRELIMS: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux (live) Sat 8:00PM-10:00PM 120 0.2 306
2 UFC FS1 PREFIGHT: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux (live) Sat 7:00PM- 8:00PM 60 0.1 173
3 UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHT: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Sun 1:00PM- 4:00PM 180 0.0 105
4 2015 HOOTERS INTERNATIONAL SWIMSUIT PAGEANT Sat 10:00PM-12:00AM 120 0.1 80
5 MAJOR LEAGUE FISHING: Summit Cup: Major League Lessons Sun 9:00AM-11:00AM 120 0.0 75
5 UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHT: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Sun 9:00PM-12:00AM 180 0.0 75
7 UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER: Rafael Dos Anjos Thu 1:00AM- 1:30AM 30 0.0 73
8 UFC UNLEASHED: UFC Bantamweights Thu 12:07AM- 1:00AM 53 0.0 65
9 CCL GROUP STAGE: L.A. Galaxy vs. Central Thu 10:00PM-12:07AM 127 0.0 63
10 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Sun 4:00PM- 6:09PM 129 0.0 57
10 UFC TONIGHT Thu 1:30AM- 2:30AM 60 0.0 57
15 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Sat 4:00PM- 6:12PM 132 0.0 28
20 AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL LEAGUE: St. Kilda vs. Fremantle Sat 2:30AM- 5:30AM 180 0.0 25
37 AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Collingwood vs. Carlton Fri 11:30PM- 2:30AM 180 0.0 15
49 AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL LEAGUE: West Coast Eagles vs. Hawthorn Fri 5:30AM- 6:00AM 30 0.0 10
54 NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE (live) Fri 3:30AM- 5:30AM 120 0.0 9
57 AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL LEAGUE: West Coast Eagles vs. Hawthorn Sat 6:00AM- 8:30AM 150 0.0 8
75 TOUR OF UTAH (live) Wed 3:00PM- 5:00PM 120 0.0 6
94 NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE: Broncos vs. Bulldogs Thu 5:30AM- 6:00AM 30 0.0 3
110 NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE: Broncos vs. Bulldogs Fri 6:00AM- 7:35AM 95 0.0 1

In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS2 is down 11 percent (56,000 vs. 63,000) from one week earlier and up 331 percent (56,000 vs. 13,000) from the same week one year ago (August 4-10, 2014).

In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is down 12 percent (22,000 vs. 25,000) from one week earlier and up 69 percent (22,000 vs. 13,000) from the same week one year ago (August 4-10, 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.