What was really interesting to me was just how few people watched any of the BCS “MegaCast” on ESPN2 and ESPN News. I’m not surprised that Title Talk on ESPN2 fared much better just because more people regularly watch ESPN2. I found Title Talk for too busy and jarring for my tastes (I’m an old man, not used to being pummeled by 100 things at the same time), but I spent about 15 minutes in the Film Room and was especially interested by what Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin had to say.
|Show||Net||Start||End||Viewers (000)||18-49 Rtg||18-49 Viewers (000)|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||6:00 PM||1402||0.5||673|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||5:30 PM||1062||0.4||533|
|FIRST TAKE||ESPN2||10:00 AM||12:00 PM||374||0.1||184|
|SPORTSNATION||ESPN2||2:00 PM||3:00 PM||215||0.1||134|
|HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE||ESPN2||4:00 PM||4:30 PM||291||0.1||127|
|MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN||ESPN2||6:00 AM||10:00 AM||300||0.1||123|
|NUMBERS NEVER LIE||ESPN2||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||215||0.1||121|
|OLBERMANN||ESPN2||12:27 AM||1:27 AM||208||0.1||114|
|DAN PATRICK SHOW||NBCSN||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||50||0.0||24|
|INTENTIONAL TALK||MLBN||7:00 PM||7:30 PM||46||0.0||23|
|HOT STOVE||MLBN||4:00 PM||5:00 PM||75||0.0||21|
|HOT STOVE||MLBN||11:00 AM||1:00 PM||28||0.0||20|
|CLUBHOUSE CONFIDENTIA||MLBN||5:30 PM||6:00 PM||40||0.0||15|
|CROWD GOES WILD||FS1||5:00 PM||6:00 PM||62||0.0||14|
|HOT STOVE||MLBN||9:00 AM||11:00 AM||12||0.0||8|
|BCS CHAMPIONSHIP||ESPN||8:30 PM||12:10 AM||25572||8.7||11098|
|BCS TITLE TALK||ESPN2||8:30 PM||12:10 AM||389||0.1||156|
|BCS FILM ROOM||ENN||8:30 PM||12:10 AM||100||0.0||57|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
Most of the shows above air more than once (and in the case of PTI and ATH, on more than one network). I only included the highest-rated telecast with adults 18-49. In most cases that’s the initial telecast and also the most-watched telecast. Because the highest-rated telecast of Hot Stove is the one-hour version, I included both of the two-hour telecasts as well.
Even though no matter how you slice the apple, Pardon the Interruption and Around The Horn just plain outrate all the others, this information is provided for entertainment purposes only. None of the cable talk info is intended as apples-to-apples comparisons – different times, different networks, some networks are in fewer homes than others*, etc.