Dolphins-Patriots. Oregon-Arizona State, Mavericks-Clippers lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday October 29, 2015

 

The Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots Thursday Night Football game averaged 17.527  million viewers across CBS and NFL Network. The 2.989  million viewers in the table below is just the NFL Network portion.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday October 29, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALLNFLN2015 WK 8 – MIA VS. NE8:26 PM11:21 PM29891.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNOREGON/ARIZONA STATE10:28 PM2:42 AM15190.5
NBA BASKETBALLTNTDALLAS/LA CLIPPERS10:43 PM1:20 AM14010.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNNORTH CAROLINA/PITTSBURGH6:58 PM10:16 PM12470.5
NFLN THU NT KICKNFLNNFLN THU NT KICK-OFF27:58 PM8:20 PM12410.5
NBA BASKETBALLTNTATLANTA/NEW YORK8:14 PM10:43 PM10620.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM10170.4
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 LFS1WEST VIRGINIA/TCU7:30 PM11:10 PM9160.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD    LESPN10:16 PM10:28 PM9140.4
NFLN THU NT POSTNFLNNFLN THU NT POST-GAME11:34 PM12:10 AM9000.4
NBA PRETNT8:00 PM8:14 PM8000.3
NFLN THU NT KICKNFLNNFLN THU NT KICK-OFF17:30 PM7:58 PM7800.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM6:58 PM7570.3
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM6740.3
INSIDE THE NBATNTINSIDE THE NBA1:20 AM2:12 AM6200.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM5690.3
NFL LIVE                LESPN3:30 PM4:30 PM5670.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM5630.3
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM5580.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM5460.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM5110.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM4800.2
UNDRAFTEDNFLNS2-0712:10 AM12:40 AM4590.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM4100.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM4060.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM4020.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM1:30 PM3980.2
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM3820.2
OTLESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM3790.2
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN2:30 PM3:30 PM3760.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM3360.1
FOOTBALL TOWNNFLNFOOTBALL TOWN S1-0712:40 AM1:10 AM3110.2
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM2980.2
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM2980.1
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM2790.2
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESPN27:00 PM8:00 PM2740.1
TNF GAMEDAYNFLNTNF GAMEDAY6:00 PM7:30 PM2550.1
FIRST TAKE REESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM2500.1
CFB PREGAME LFS1187:00 PM7:30 PM2420.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM2380.1
SPORTSNATION        LESPN24:00 PM5:00 PM2340.1
HIS & HERSESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM2290.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM2210.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS1:10 AM2:10 AM2020.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN210:50 PM1:00 AM1930.1
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN21:00 AM1:56 AM1820.1
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNNFL FANTASY LIVE5:00 PM6:00 PM1620.1
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS14176:00 PM7:00 PM1500.0
E:60ESPN21:56 AM2:55 AM1480.1
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL    LESPN2NORTH MARION (FL)/HOOVER (AL)8:00 PM10:50 PM1250.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM6:00 PM1200.0
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN2029:00 PM10:00 PM1200.1
PGA TOURGOLF2015 CIMB CLS2:00 PM6:00 PM1170.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE KICKOFF LFS12411:10 PM12:26 AM1160.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNUTEXAS STATE/GEORGIA SOUTHERN7:30 PM10:35 PM1070.0
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN20310:00 PM11:00 PM1030.1
FIFAUNVSORUSIA VS. ECUADOR 10/296:48 PM9:00 PM1000.0
AROUND THE NFLNFLNAROUND THE NFL2:00 PM5:00 PM980.0
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 LPGA BLUE BAY CHP6:30 PM10:00 PM960.0
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN20111:00 PM12:00 AM930.1
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCR 10/29UDNPF: PORTLAND TIMBERS / SPORTING KC9:58 PM1:09 AM930.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ10:00 AM12:00 PM860.0
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN20212:00 AM1:00 AM830.0
FIRST TAKE REENN7:00 PM7:30 PM790.0
SOUND FXNFLN2015 – WEEK 71:30 PM2:00 PM760.0
HERD LFS14512:00 PM3:00 PM750.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN6:00 PM6:30 PM730.0
FIFA UFS1RND OF 16:CROATIA/GERMANY3:55 PM6:00 PM720.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN1:09 AM2:09 AM720.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ESPN22:55 AM3:00 AM690.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 9P9:00 PM10:00 PM690.0
INSIDE THE NFLNFLNINSIDE THE NFL12:00 PM1:30 PM670.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:00 AM7:30 AM660.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:30 PM8:00 PM660.0
DETROIT MUSCLENBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM660.0
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 LPGA BLUE BAY CHP12:00 PM2:00 PM650.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM650.0
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN1097:30 PM9:00 PM610.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 10/28/156:00 AM7:00 AM600.0
COPA SUDAMERICANA QTR FNLFOXDIND SANTA FE VS INDEPENDIENTE7:30 PM10:04 PM590.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS1505:JUST DO SOMETHING3:00 PM3:55 PM590.0
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSN5074:30 PM5:00 PM590.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM590.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25028:00 PM8:30 PM580.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM560.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 10/28/157:00 AM8:00 AM540.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 AM7:00 AM530.0
POST SEASON GAME REWINDMLBN2015 WORLD SERIES NYM AT KC GM 22:00 PM4:00 PM510.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:00 PM6:30 PM500.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF10:00 PM10:28 PM500.0
TRUCK TECHNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM500.0
CFB DAILYESPNU3:00 PM4:00 PM490.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 6P6:00 PM8:00 PM490.0
PATH TO THE CHAMPSMLBNWORLD SERIES GAMES 1 & 2 8P8:00 PM9:00 PM490.0
FIRST TAKE REENN7:30 PM8:00 PM480.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: TROJAN WAR10:35 PM12:04 AM480.0
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATSAN ANTONIO/OKLAHOMA CITY4:30 PM6:30 PM480.0
PATH TO THE CHAMPSMLBNWORLD SERIES GAMES 1 & 24:00 PM5:00 PM460.0
PGA TOURGOLF2015 CIMB CLS10:28 PM2:30 AM450.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBATSAS/NOP 10/31/12 (ANTHONY DAVIS 1ST GM)1:50 PM4:00 PM450.0
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCR 10/29UDNPF: MONTREAL IMPACT / TORONTO FC7:00 PM9:04 PM450.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 10/28/159:00 AM10:00 AM440.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN7:30 AM8:00 AM430.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 10P10:00 PM12:00 AM420.0
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 10/29/15 L7:00 PM7:30 PM420.0
OUTLAW PULLING SERIESNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM420.0
FOX GOL MEXICOFOXD10:58 PM12:00 AM410.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK  5P5:00 PM6:00 PM410.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM400.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUNORTH CAROLINA/PITTSBURGH12:04 AM3:00 AM390.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:07 AM11:00 AM390.0
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN2031:00 AM2:00 AM380.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM370.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVENBCSN6:30 PM7:00 PM370.0
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVEESPNUACC COACHES ROUNDTABLE 15:00 PM5:30 PM360.0
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVEESPNUACC COACHES ROUNDTABLE 25:30 PM6:00 PM360.0
UFC  RELOADEDFS2170:ROUSEY/MCMANN11:00 PM1:00 AM360.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 10A10:00 AM11:00 AM360.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 10/28/158:00 AM9:00 AM360.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 10/28/1510:00 AM11:00 AM360.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU7:00 PM7:30 PM350.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 TURKISH AIR OPEN6:00 AM10:07 AM350.0
FIRST TAKE REENN2:30 AM3:00 AM340.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:00 PM330.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF11:00 AM12:00 PM330.0
BREEDERS CUP SPECIALNBCSNBETTING THE BREEDERS CUP7:00 PM7:30 PM330.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN4:30 PM5:00 PM320.0
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUTEAM OF THE DECADE: 1980S4:00 PM4:30 PM320.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM320.0
WHITETAIL DIARIESNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM320.0
FUTBOL CENTRAL (PT) THRUDN9:04 PM9:58 PM320.0
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVEESPNUCOACHING LEGENDS4:30 PM5:00 PM310.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN2:30 AM3:00 AM310.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM300.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 10/28/1511:00 AM12:00 PM300.0
FISHERS ATV SERIESNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM300.0
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM290.0
COPA SUDAMERICANA QTR FNLFOXDCHAPECOENSE VS RIVER PLATE5:00 PM7:00 PM290.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1190012:26 AM1:26 AM290.0
NBA SPECIALNBAT2015 GS WARRIORS: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS8:30 PM10:00 PM290.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM290.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM290.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM280.0
FIRST TAKE REENN11:00 PM11:30 PM270.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:00 PM270.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:30 AM1:00 AM260.0
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVOFOXD10:04 PM10:58 PM260.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM260.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS119011:26 AM2:26 AM260.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 1A1:00 AM2:00 AM260.0
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSN5072:00 AM2:30 AM260.0
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVOFOXD7:00 PM7:30 PM250.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2BEST OF CONOR MCGREGOR10:00 PM10:30 PM240.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25024:00 PM4:30 PM240.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN5:00 PM5:30 PM230.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2EPIC KNOCKOUTS FROM THE UFC10:30 PM11:00 PM230.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM230.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 11A11:00 AM12:00 PM230.0
PATH TO THE CHAMPSMLBNWORLD SERIES GAMES 1 & 2 12A12:00 AM1:00 AM230.0
CFP RANKINGS SHOWENNTOP 258:00 AM8:30 AM220.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN4:00 PM4:30 PM220.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS119012:26 AM3:00 AM220.0
FANTASY TIPNBATFANDUEL FANTASY TIP-OFF LIVE6:30 PM7:00 PM220.0
COPA MX EN 30UDN4:00 PM4:30 PM220.0
CFP RANKINGS SHOWENNTOP 256:30 AM7:00 AM210.0
RUSSILLO & KANELL LENN1:00 PM4:00 PM210.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:30 AM7:00 AM210.0
COPA MX EN 30UDN4:30 PM5:00 PM210.0
FIRST TAKE REENN9:00 AM9:30 AM200.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2EPIC KNOCKOUTS FROM THE UFC6:30 PM6:55 PM200.0
UFC TONIGHTFS1909:00 AM10:00 AM190.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN5:00 PM6:01 PM190.0
FIRST TAKE REENN9:30 AM10:00 AM180.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD1:00 PM2:00 PM180.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM180.0
FIFA UFS2RND OF 16:FRANCE/COSTA RICA6:55 PM9:07 PM180.0
UFC  TONIGHTFS2909:07 PM10:00 PM180.0
CFP RANKINGS SHOWENNTOP 256:00 AM6:30 AM170.0
FIRST TAKE REENN5:30 PM6:00 PM170.0
FIRST TAKE REENN11:30 PM12:00 AM170.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 12P12:00 PM1:00 PM170.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 1P1:00 PM2:00 PM170.0
CFB DAILYESPNU2:00 PM3:00 PM160.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD4:00 PM5:00 PM160.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2RISING STARS6:00 PM6:30 PM160.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBATCAVALIERS/KINGS 10/29/2003 (LEBRONS 1ST)12:00 PM1:50 PM160.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONENN1:00 AM2:00 AM150.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:00 AM12:30 AM150.0
CFP RANKINGS SHOWENNTOP 258:30 AM9:00 AM140.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM140.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS1189911:00 AM12:00 PM140.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM140.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:01 PM7:00 PM140.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM130.0
BAYERN MUNICH TVUDN1:00 PM4:00 PM130.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW2:00 AM2:30 AM120.0
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFS1210:00 AM10:30 AM120.0
NBA SPECIALNBATHANG TIME ROAD TRIP 20152:00 AM3:00 AM120.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBATCAVALIERS/KINGS 10/29/2003 (LEBRONS 1ST)10:00 PM11:50 PM120.0
SEASONS ON THE FLYNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM120.0
CAPITAL ONE CUPBEINMANCHESTER UNITED VS. MIDDLESBROUGH11:00 PM1:00 AM110.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R1:00 AM2:00 AM110.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN2:30 AM3:00 AM110.0
FIRST TAKE REENN2:00 AM2:30 AM110.0
CFB DAILY   LESPNU1:00 PM2:00 PM110.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM110.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118996:00 AM7:00 AM110.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118998:00 AM9:00 AM110.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNWORLD SERIES 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM110.0
CHARLIE MOORENBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM110.0
SERIE ABEINSASSUOLO VS. JUVENTUS8:00 PM10:00 PM100.0
CENTRAL FOX MEXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM100.0
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLANFS12810:30 AM11:00 AM100.0
DAN LE BATARD SHOW LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM90.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM90.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVENBCSN8:30 AM9:00 AM90.0
SUPER ESTADIOUDN9:00 AM12:00 PM90.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM80.0
SERIE ABEINAS ROMA VS. UDINESE6:00 PM8:00 PM80.0
SKYBET CHAMPIONSHIPBEINLEEDS UNITED VS. BLACKBURN ROVERS3:40 PM5:45 PM80.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOXD11:00 AM12:00 PM80.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118997:00 AM8:00 AM80.0
FIFA UFS2RND OF 16:RUSSIA/ECUADOR1:00 AM3:00 AM80.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN7:00 AM8:00 AM80.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:00 AM6:30 AM70.0
90 IN 30BEINBARCELONA VS. EIBAR6:00 AM6:30 AM60.0
COPA DEL REYBEINVILLANOVENSE VS. BARCELONA11:00 AM1:00 PM60.0
EXPRESS PREGAMEBEINEXPRESS PREGAME – L3:30 PM3:40 PM60.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW1:00 PM1:30 PM60.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU9:00 AM9:30 AM60.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMESPNU9:30 AM10:00 AM60.0
WMNS COLL VBALL REG SSNESPNUOLE MISS/GEORGIA7:00 AM9:00 AM60.0
COPA SUDAMERICANA QTR FNLFOXDSP LUQUENO VS ATL PARANAENSE2:00 PM4:00 PM60.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN6:00 AM7:00 AM60.0
SERIE ABEINAC MILAN VS. CHIEVO1:30 PM3:30 PM50.0
MAJOR LEAGUE FISHINGFS2CHALLENGE CUP:SUDDEN DEATH RND 16:00 AM8:00 AM50.0
RED BULL CLIFF DIVINGFS2POLIGNANO8:00 AM9:00 AM50.0
FIFA UFS2RND OF 16:MALI/KOREA DPR3:55 PM6:00 PM40.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2506:SNAKE IN THE GRASS2:00 PM3:00 PM40.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM40.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN8:00 AM9:00 AM40.0
TBT HARDWOOD CLASSICNBATSAS/NOP 10/31/12 (ANTHONY DAVIS 1ST GM)11:50 PM2:00 AM30.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2505:JUST DO SOMETHING1:00 PM2:00 PM20.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN8:00 AM8:30 AM20.0
THIS IS PARISBEINTHIS IS PARIS10:30 AM11:00 AM10.0
CENTRAL FOX WESTFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM10.0
RED BULL AIR RACEFS2LAS VEGAS9:00 AM11:00 AM10.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2504:A FAITHLESS FOE12:00 PM1:00 PM10.0
ZONA PUMAUDN12:00 PM1:00 PM10.0
ATP WORLD TOUR UNCOVEREDBEINATPWORLD6:30 AM7:00 AM00.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R7:00 AM8:00 AM00.0
EXPRESS WRAPUPBEINEXPRESS WRAPUP – L5:45 PM6:00 PM00.0
SWIMMINGBEINFINA WORLD CUP – TOKIO DAY 18:00 AM10:00 AM00.0
WTA ALL ACCESSBEINWTA ALL ACCESS10:00 AM10:30 AM00.0
STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDFS2WOMENS SUPER CROWN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP3:00 PM3:55 PM00.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2503:RECOGNIZE THE ENEMY11:00 AM12:00 PM00.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 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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