Astros-Yankees Wild Card Game leads cable sports TV ratings for Tuesday October 6, 2015

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday October 6, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
MLB WILD CARD  LESPNHOUSTON/NY YANKEES7:58 PM11:21 PM76042.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:21 PM12:00 AM27601.2
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN7:00 PM7:58 PM14690.6
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM13810.6
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM11450.5
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM8600.4
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM8240.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM8150.4
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM7280.3
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM6360.3
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM6120.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM6100.3
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM5700.3
NFL LIVE                LESPN3:30 PM4:30 PM5590.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM5460.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM5260.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM5130.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4990.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AMESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM4980.2
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN2:30 PM3:00 PM4570.2
FANTASY FOOTBALL KICKOFFESPN3:00 PM3:30 PM4200.2
WNBA PLAYOFFS           LESPN2INDIANA/MINNESOTA8:00 PM10:18 PM4100.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM4020.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM1:30 PM3910.2
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM3750.2
OTLESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM3520.2
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM3300.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM3160.1
HIS & HERSESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM2680.1
SPORTSNATION        LESPN24:00 PM5:00 PM2240.1
SPORTSNATIONESPN26:00 PM7:00 PM2120.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM2080.1
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN27:00 PM8:00 PM1820.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN211:00 PM11:15 PM1810.1
NFL LIVEESPN210:48 PM11:30 PM1720.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN25:00 PM6:00 PM1700.1
PREMIER BOXING CHAMPION LFS1JULIUS JACKSON/JOSE UZCATEGUI9:00 PM10:55 PM1530.0
AROUND THE NFLNFLNAROUND THE NFL6:00 PM7:00 PM1480.1
FANTASY FOOTBALL KICKOFFESPN211:30 PM12:00 AM1470.1
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNNFL FANTASY LIVE5:00 PM6:00 PM1470.1
FANTASY FOOTBALL KICKOFFESPN210:18 PM10:48 PM1350.1
UNDRAFTEDNFLNS2-048:00 PM8:30 PM1350.1
NFL REPLAYNFLN2015 WK 4 – STL VS. ARI3:00 PM4:00 PM1330.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN2ESPN FILMS: CATCHING HELL12:30 AM2:30 AM1320.1
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW4:00 PM5:00 PM1260.0
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS14086:00 PM7:00 PM1230.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT1:00 PM2:00 PM1220.0
NBA PRESEASON   LNBATPHILADELPHIA/WASHINGTON7:00 PM9:18 PM1180.0
NFL REPLAYNFLN2015 WK 4 – DAL VS. NO9:00 PM10:00 PM1180.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM1110.1
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK5:00 PM6:00 PM1070.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 11:15P11:16 PM12:45 AM1070.0
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN212:00 AM12:30 AM1060.0
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNNFL FANTASY LIVE10:00 PM11:00 PM1050.1
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM1050.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUOHIO STATE/INDIANA8:00 PM11:00 PM1040.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS1DOS SANTOS/MIOCIC8:00 PM9:00 PM1030.0
FULL GAME RENFLNMNF: DET VS. SEA 10/5/1512:00 PM3:00 PM1020.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNUPOWER HOUR11:00 PM12:00 AM990.0
FIRST TAKE REENN7:30 PM8:00 PM970.0
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2EDGAR/FABER5:00 PM8:00 PM960.0
MLB TONIGHT BPMLBNMLBT BP6:00 PM8:00 PM960.0
NFL REPLAYNFLN2015 WK 4 – DAL VS. NO1:00 AM2:00 AM960.1
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: PONY EXCESS12:00 AM2:00 AM880.0
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACKFS2UFC 18711:00 PM11:30 PM880.0
UNDRAFTEDNFLNS2-0412:00 AM12:30 AM880.0
OPEN COURTNBAT501- BEST OF OPEN COURT9:30 PM10:30 PM870.0
NFL REPLAYNFLN2015 WK 4 – MIN VS. DEN4:00 PM5:00 PM870.0
FOOTBALL TOWNNFLNFOOTBALL TOWN S1-048:30 PM9:00 PM850.0
FOOTBALL TOWNNFLNFOOTBALL TOWN S1-0412:30 AM1:00 AM840.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:00 PM830.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM820.0
SPARTAN RACENBCSN10:00 PM11:00 PM800.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP7:00 PM11:00 PM760.0
MLB CENTRALMLBNMLB CENTRAL10:00 AM1:00 PM760.0
NBA SPECIALNBATNBA.COM HIGHLIGHTS9:18 PM9:30 PM750.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  LESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM740.0
RUNDOWNMLBNTHE RUNDOWN2:00 PM4:00 PM740.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ10:00 AM12:00 PM710.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU5:30 PM6:00 PM700.0
SPARTAN RACENBCSN9:00 PM10:00 PM690.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1183810:55 PM12:00 AM680.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 8P8:00 PM8:31 PM680.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:30 AM1:00 AM670.0
NFL FILMS PRESENTSFS1CONNOR BARWIN7:30 PM8:00 PM670.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:00 PM650.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU7:30 PM8:00 PM630.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP3:00 PM5:00 PM630.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM630.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN4:00 PM4:30 PM600.0
SHAQNBATSHAQTIN A FOOL: MIDSEASON AWARDS SPECIAL10:30 PM11:00 PM590.0
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNNFL FANTASY LIVE2:00 AM3:00 AM590.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN11:30 PM12:00 AM580.0
RUSSILLO & KANELL LENN1:00 PM4:00 PM580.0
COLLEGE FTBL FEATUREDESPNU7:00 PM7:30 PM570.0
OPEN COURTNBAT501- BEST OF OPEN COURT11:00 PM12:00 AM560.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM6:00 PM550.0
FIRST TAKE REENN6:30 PM7:00 PM540.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP1:00 PM3:00 PM540.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM540.0
HERD LFS12712:00 PM3:00 PM520.0
ENGINE POWERNBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM520.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 AM7:00 AM520.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM520.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 10:30P10:34 PM11:05 PM510.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN8:00 PM9:00 PM510.0
BOXEO DE CAMPEONESFOXDJ JACKSON VS J UZCATEGUI9:00 PM11:00 PM500.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM500.0
FIRST TAKE REENN5:30 PM6:00 PM490.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNU9:00 AM10:00 AM490.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNU4:00 PM5:00 PM490.0
PRESIDENTS CUP H/LGOLF2011 UNITED STATES6:00 PM7:00 PM480.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM480.0
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN5:00 PM5:30 PM470.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP11:00 PM3:00 AM470.0
XTREME OFFNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM470.0
ETERNOS RIVALES 60UDN9:00 PM10:00 PM470.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVENBCSN6:30 PM7:00 PM460.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:00 AM12:30 AM440.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM440.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:00 PM7:30 PM430.0
EL TRI EN 60UDN10:00 PM11:00 PM430.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM430.0
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF5:00 PM5:30 PM420.0
JIMMY HOUSTON OUTDOORSNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM420.0
NATIONAL PRO GRID LEAGUENBCSNFINALS11:00 PM1:00 AM420.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2TJ DILLASHAW11:30 PM12:00 AM410.0
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF8:00 AM9:00 AM410.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 12:45A12:45 AM1:45 AM410.0
SPARTAN RACENBCSN8:00 PM9:00 PM410.0
NBA SPECIALNBATSIR CHARLES AT 506:00 PM7:00 PM400.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN4:30 PM5:00 PM390.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN11:00 PM11:30 PM390.0
MLBS BESTFS1TOP 40 DS MOMENTS OF ALL-TIME7:00 PM7:30 PM390.0
COLLEGE FTBL FEATUREDESPNU5:00 PM5:30 PM380.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 10P10:03 PM10:34 PM360.0
PRESS CONFERENCENBATWNBA PRESS CONFERENCE6:16 PM6:33 PM360.0
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSN4:30 PM5:00 PM360.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN6:00 PM6:30 PM360.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNUPOWER HOUR2:00 AM3:00 AM350.0
BOXEO DE CAMPEONESFOXDJ FORTUNA VS C VELASQUEZ8:00 PM9:00 PM350.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD11:00 PM12:00 AM350.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP11:00 AM1:00 PM350.0
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF9:00 AM10:00 AM350.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 8:30P8:31 PM9:02 PM350.0
FEDERATION ANGLERNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM350.0
SCOTT MARTIN CHALLENGENBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM350.0
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF7:00 AM8:00 AM340.0
PLAYS OF THE MONTHMLBNSEPTEMBER 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM340.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM330.0
PLAYS OF THE MONTHMLBNSEPTEMBER 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM330.0
WORLD OF GYMNASTICSBEINWORLD OF GYMNASTICS4:30 PM5:00 PM320.0
SHUT UP AND DRIVE!FS2PIKES PEAK10:30 PM11:00 PM320.0
NBA PRESEASON   LNBATBOSTON/OLIMPIA MILANO2:30 PM4:49 PM320.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 11P11:05 PM11:16 PM310.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118377:00 AM8:00 AM300.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD PREVIEW 7A7:00 AM9:00 AM290.0
MICHAEL JORDANNBATONE ON ONE WITH AHMAD RASHAD: MJ4:49 PM6:00 PM290.0
BOXEO DE CAMPEONESFOXDS VASQUEZ VS J LOPEZ5:00 PM6:00 PM280.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS118401:00 AM2:00 AM280.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN LFS1183912:00 AM1:00 AM280.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM270.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM270.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118378:00 AM9:00 AM260.0
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATLARRY BIRDS 50 GREATEST MOMENTS1:30 PM2:30 PM260.0
SPARTAN RACENBCSN7:00 PM8:00 PM260.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM260.0
CFB DAILYESPNU2:30 PM4:00 PM250.0
BOXEO DE CAMPEONESFOXDJ WILLIAMS VS L CUELLO7:00 PM8:00 PM240.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 1:45A1:45 AM2:45 AM240.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN8:30 AM9:00 AM240.0
MOTORSPORTSBEINFIM SBK-COURS FRANCE – RACE 1 & 25:00 PM7:00 PM230.0
CFB DAILYENN1:00 AM2:30 AM230.0
CENTRAL FOX WESTFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM230.0
US NATIONAL TEAM CLASSICSFS1CONCACAF GOLD CUP FNL:USA/MEXICO3:00 PM5:00 PM230.0
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF5:30 PM6:00 PM230.0
PRESS CONFERENCENBATBOSTON/MILAN PRESS CONFERENCE4:51 PM5:31 PM230.0
CFB DAILY   LESPNU1:00 PM2:30 PM220.0
UFC PPV PRELIMSFS2192:CORMIER/GUSTAFSSON12:00 AM2:00 AM210.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM200.0
USMNT EN 60UDN2:00 AM3:00 AM200.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118376:00 AM7:00 AM190.0
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2MAIA/LAFLARE6:00 AM9:00 AM190.0
DAN LE BATARD SHOW LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM180.0
EXPEDIENTES UDNUDN1:00 PM2:00 PM180.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1183711:00 AM12:00 PM170.0
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF10:00 AM11:00 AM170.0
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINATLETICO MADRID VS. REAL MADRID8:00 PM10:00 PM160.0
BLUEGRASS PULLING SERIESNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM160.0
ETERNOS RIVALES 60UDN2:00 PM3:00 PM160.0
PASIONUDN4:00 PM6:00 PM160.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN12:00 PM1:00 PM160.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD4:00 PM5:00 PM150.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 9P9:02 PM9:33 PM150.0
PREMIER LEAGUE ENCORENBCSN3 GAMES – 10/3-10/41:00 AM3:00 AM150.0
WHITETAIL DIARIESNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM150.0
COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12FS1ARIZONA STATE/UCLA9:00 AM11:00 AM140.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2504:A FAITHLESS FOE2:00 PM3:00 PM140.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP6:00 AM7:00 AM140.0
LIGUE 1BEINPARIS SAINT-GERMAIN VS. OLYMPIQUE DE MAR2:30 PM4:30 PM130.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:30 AM7:00 AM130.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118402:00 AM3:00 AM130.0
FIRST TAKE REENN9:30 AM10:00 AM120.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUALABAMA/GEORGIA7:00 AM9:00 AM120.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2TEAM AKA11:00 AM12:00 PM120.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:00 AM6:30 AM110.0
CENTRAL FOX MEX PRIMEFOXD6:00 PM7:00 PM110.0
RED BULL CLIFF DIVINGFS2MOSTAR8:00 PM9:00 PM110.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN7:00 AM8:00 AM110.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWILD CARD 9:30P9:33 PM10:03 PM100.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN6:00 AM7:00 AM100.0
RACERTVNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM100.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM100.0
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM90.0
BEST THING I HERDFS135:00 PM6:00 PM90.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2178:JOHNSON/CARIASO12:00 PM1:00 PM90.0
CFB DAILYENN6:00 AM7:00 AM80.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEENN8:00 AM9:00 AM80.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:00 AM7:30 AM80.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOXD2:00 PM3:00 PM80.0
NASCAR RACE HUBFS24082:00 AM3:00 AM80.0
RED BULL AIR RACEFS2SPIELBERG9:00 PM10:30 PM70.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM60.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD3:00 PM4:00 PM60.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOXD11:00 AM12:00 PM60.0
UFC 1 ON 1FS2FORREST GRIFFIN4:30 PM5:00 PM60.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2JOHNSON/DODSON9:00 AM10:00 AM60.0
CENTRAL FOX MEXFOXD1:00 PM2:00 PM50.0
UFC HOF INDUCTION CEREMONFS220153:00 PM4:00 PM50.0
90 IN 30BEINATLETICO MADRID VS. REAL MADRID1:30 PM2:00 PM40.0
REAL MADRID TVBEINREAL MADRID TV7:00 PM8:00 PM40.0
SERIE A SHOWBEINSERIE A SHOW –2:00 AM2:30 AM40.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLYFOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM40.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2TJ DILLASHAW1:30 PM2:00 PM40.0
COURTSIDE CINEMA ON NBATVNBATMR. RUSSELLS HOUSE12:30 PM1:30 PM40.0
REAL TRAINING CAMPNBAT2015 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS8:00 AM9:30 AM40.0
SERIE ABEINJUVENTUS VS. BOLOGNA11:00 PM1:00 AM30.0
UFC 1 ON 1FS2FORREST GRIFFIN1:00 PM1:30 PM30.0
REAL TRAINING CAMPNBAT2015 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES9:30 AM11:00 AM30.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM20.0
SERIE ABEINAC MILAN VS. NAPOLI11:00 AM1:00 PM20.0
SWIMMINGBEINFINA SWIMMING WORLD CUP SINGAPORE-DAY 28:00 AM10:00 AM20.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN2:30 AM3:00 AM20.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2TJ DILLASHAW4:00 PM4:30 PM20.0
REAL TRAINING CAMPNBAT2015 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES11:00 AM12:30 PM20.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN8:00 AM8:30 AM20.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM20.0
90 IN 30BEINPARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. MARSEILLE1:00 PM1:30 PM10.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R1:00 AM2:00 AM10.0
LIGA HIGHLIGHT ZONEBEINLA LIGA HIGHLIGHT ZONE10:00 AM11:00 AM10.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN2:30 AM3:00 AM10.0
SERIE A SHOWBEINSERIE A SHOW –2:00 PM2:30 PM10.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:30 AM8:00 AM10.0
FIRST TAKE REENN9:00 AM9:30 AM10.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM10.0
UFC HOF INDUCTION CEREMONFS2201510:00 AM11:00 AM10.0
REAL TRAINING CAMPNBAT2015 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES6:00 AM6:30 AM10.0
REAL TRAINING CAMPNBAT2015 MILWAUKEE BUCKS6:30 AM8:00 AM10.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN11:00 AM12:00 PM10.0
SUPER ESTADIOUDN8:00 AM11:00 AM10.0
90 IN 30BEINLEEDS UNITED VS. BIRMINGHAM CITY6:00 AM6:30 AM00.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R6:30 AM7:00 AM00.0
LOCKER ROOMBEIN7:00 AM7:00 AM8:00 AM00.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM00.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN7:00 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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