NASCAR Sprint Cup Charlotte, Blue Jays-Rangers, Royals-Astros lead cable sports for Sunday October 11, 2015

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday October 11, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE LNBCSNCHARLOTTE12:34 PM4:12 PM27470.5
MLB AL DIVISION SERIES LFS1TORONTO/TEXAS 38:03 PM11:20 PM23740.7
DIVISION SERIES GAMEMLBN2015 ALDS KC AT HOU GM 33:58 PM7:30 PM16770.5
NFL COUNTDOWN           LESPN11:00 AM1:00 PM16660.7
NASCAR SPRINT CUP START LNBCSNCHARLOTTE12:25 PM12:34 PM16290.3
NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM14430.7
NASCAR SPRINT CUP POSTNBCSNCHARLOTTE4:12 PM4:42 PM13800.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM10530.5
NASCAR SC COUNTDOWN GREENNBCSNCHARLOTTE12:00 PM12:25 PM9950.1
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN12:30 AM2:00 AM9050.5
MLB ALDS PRE GAME LFS1GM3:TORONTO/TEXAS7:30 PM8:03 PM8490.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM8440.3
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN7:30 PM8:30 PM6950.2
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN10:54 PM12:30 AM6920.3
MLBT DIVISION POSTGAMEMLBNKC AT HOU GM 3 POSTGAME7:30 PM8:39 PM6840.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM6280.2
FANTASY SHOW   LESPN211:00 AM1:00 PM5770.3
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNNFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS7:30 PM8:30 PM5570.2
NFL GAMEDAY MORNINGNFLNNFL GAMEDAY MORNING9:00 AM1:00 PM5540.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDESPN6:00 AM6:30 AM5330.2
NFL MATCHESPN6:30 AM7:00 AM5210.2
NASCAR VICTORY LAPNBCSN4:42 PM5:42 PM5180.1
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE  LESPN1:00 PM1:30 PM5170.2
WNBA PLAYOFFS           LESPNMINNESOTA/INDIANA8:30 PM10:54 PM4930.1
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1185111:20 PM12:00 AM4410.2
SPORTS REPORTERSESPN29:30 AM10:00 AM4070.1
POKERESPN22015 WSOP9:30 PM10:30 PM3830.1
POKERESPN2015 WSOP6:30 PM7:30 PM3680.1
F1 RACING LNBCSNRUSSIA6:30 AM8:52 AM3540.1
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDESPN210:00 AM11:00 AM3460.2
F1 EXTRANBCSNRUSSIA8:52 AM9:30 AM3370.1
POKERESPN22015 WSOP8:00 PM9:30 PM2970.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN26:00 AM7:00 AM2960.2
POKERESPN22015 WSOP10:30 PM12:00 AM2880.1
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDESPN1:30 PM2:30 PM2850.1
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDESPN28:00 AM9:00 AM2840.1
OUTSIDE THE LINESESPN29:00 AM9:30 AM2840.1
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSNCHICAGO – 10/10/157:00 PM10:30 PM2830.0
NFL GAMEDAY LIVENFLNNFL GAMEDAY LIVE4:30 PM7:30 PM2560.1
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDESPN27:00 AM8:00 AM2540.1
POKERESPN2015 WSOP5:00 PM6:30 PM2460.1
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSNCHICAGO – 10/9/1510:00 AM12:00 PM2450.0
NFL GAMEDAY LIVENFLNNFL GAMEDAY LIVE1:00 PM4:30 PM2410.1
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOURNBCSN5:42 PM6:42 PM2390.1
EUROPEAN QUALIFIER      LESPNPOLAND/REPUBLIC OF IRELAND2:30 PM5:00 PM2150.1
NFL GAMEDAY FINALNFLNNFL GAMEDAY FINAL12:00 AM1:30 AM2100.1
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNNFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS8:30 PM9:30 PM2090.1
NFL GAMEDAY FIRSTNFLNNFL GAMEDAY FIRST7:00 AM9:00 AM2030.1
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1185212:00 AM1:00 AM2010.1
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL LFS1GERMANY/GEORGIA2:30 PM5:00 PM2010.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAYESPNU10:00 AM12:00 PM1970.1
COPA CONCACAF 2015UDNESTADOS UNIDOS / MEXICO1:00 PM3:00 PM1910.1
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 8:30P8:39 PM9:11 PM1850.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN212:00 AM12:30 AM1790.0
NFL GAMEDAY OVERTIMENFLNNFL GAMEDAY OVERTIME11:19 PM12:00 AM1790.1
E:60ESPN2WWE7:00 PM8:00 PM1660.0
RACERTVNBCSN6:42 PM7:00 PM1580.1
NHRA SPORTSMAN SERIESESPN2NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES6:00 PM7:00 PM1560.0
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNNFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS9:30 PM10:30 PM1520.1
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 SIME DARBY LPGA MALAYSIA12:09 PM3:30 PM1480.0
BASSMASTERSESPN2WINNING WAYS4:00 PM5:00 PM1400.0
PRESIDENTS CUPGOLF2015 PRESIDENTS CUP7:00 PM1:00 AM1230.0
REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA SUNUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM1200.1
BASSMASTERSESPN2ANGLER OF THE YEAR RACE3:00 PM4:00 PM1170.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDESPNUCOLLEGE FOOTBALL FINAL6:00 AM7:00 AM1170.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 9:15P9:11 PM9:43 PM1170.1
UFC  RELOADEDFS292:EVANS/GRIFFIN10:00 PM1:00 AM1160.1
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 11A11:00 AM12:00 PM1160.0
NFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTSNFLNNFL GAMEDAY HIGHLIGHTS10:30 PM11:19 PM1150.1
BASSMASTERSESPN2BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES1:00 PM2:00 PM1130.1
COPA CONCACAF 2015UDNESTADOS UNIDOS / MEXICO8:00 PM10:00 PM1130.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDENN9:30 AM10:30 AM1110.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL LFS1FINLAND/NORTHERN IRELAND12:01 PM2:00 PM1110.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118509:00 AM10:00 AM1070.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 10A10:00 AM11:00 AM1070.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 11:30P11:20 PM12:45 AM1030.0
MLBT DIVISION PREGAMEMLBNKC AT HOU GM 3 PREGAME2:00 PM3:58 PM1030.0
POST SEASON GAME REWINDMLBN2015 NLDS NYM AT LAD GM 212:00 PM2:00 PM1030.0
F1: OFF THE GRIDNBCSNMONZA9:30 AM10:00 AM1030.0
SPORTS REPORTERSENN10:30 AM11:00 AM1020.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS118521:00 AM1:30 AM1010.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QL PREG LFS11611:30 AM12:01 PM1010.0
SEC BASKETBALL PRACTICE LESPNUKENTUCKY MENS BKBL7:00 PM9:01 PM1000.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY LESPNU8:00 AM10:00 AM990.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 9:45P9:43 PM10:14 PM960.0
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN12:30 AM1:00 AM950.0
CONCACAF CUPFS1USA/MEXICO5:30 PM7:30 PM950.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUARKANSAS/ALABAMA12:00 PM2:30 PM940.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 BRITISH MASTERS7:00 AM12:09 PM930.0
MLB DS GAME 3FOXDBLUE JAYS VS RANGERS8:05 PM11:26 PM910.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP6:00 PM7:00 PM900.0
ESPN FCESPN212:30 AM1:30 AM840.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDENN8:30 PM10:00 PM830.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 10:15P10:14 PM10:46 PM790.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 10:45P10:46 PM11:17 PM780.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDENN10:00 PM11:00 PM770.0
YACHTINGESPN2NY YACHT CLUB INVITATIONAL5:00 PM6:00 PM770.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND EARLYFOXD11:00 AM11:55 AM760.0
UCL MAGAZINEFS1735:00 PM5:30 PM760.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 11:15P11:17 PM11:20 PM750.0
F1 GP2 RACINGNBCSNRUSSIA10:30 PM11:30 PM750.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEENN7:30 PM8:00 PM740.0
MOTORSPORTSBEINFIA RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – TURKEY11:00 AM12:00 PM720.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDENN11:00 AM12:00 PM710.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEENNWHOS IN1:00 AM1:30 AM700.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDENN12:00 PM1:00 PM680.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPN2LSU/SOUTH CAROLINA1:30 AM3:00 AM680.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118521:30 AM2:00 AM670.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP1:00 AM2:00 AM670.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM670.0
SOMOS MLSUDN10:00 PM11:00 PM670.0
BASSMASTERSESPN2ANGLER OF THE YEAR RACE2:00 PM3:00 PM660.0
RED BULL AIR RACEFS1DALLAS10:00 AM11:30 AM660.0
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN11:30 PM12:00 AM640.0
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LENN6:00 PM7:30 PM620.0
NASCAR VICTORY LAPNBCSN11:30 PM12:30 AM610.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118522:00 AM3:00 AM600.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM580.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 AM7:00 AM570.0
LIGA MX EN 60UDN12:01 PM1:00 PM540.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN12:00 AM12:30 AM530.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE11:47 PM12:17 AM530.0
NBA PRESEASONNBATCHARLOTTE/LA CLIPPERS2:30 PM4:33 PM530.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEENNWHOS IN11:00 PM11:30 PM520.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN6:00 AM6:30 AM520.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM520.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN8:00 PM8:30 PM510.0
NBA PRESEASON   LNBATMACCABI HAIFA/LA LAKERS9:30 PM11:47 PM500.0
CHAMPIONS TOURGOLF2015 SAS CHP3:30 PM6:00 PM490.0
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFS122:00 PM2:30 PM480.0
REPUBLICA DEPORTIVA 2 SUNUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM480.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUOKLAHOMA/ TEXAS2:30 PM4:30 PM470.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM470.0
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN6:30 AM7:00 AM460.0
NFL EN NBC UNIVERSOUNVSOSF 49ERS V. NY GIANT 10118:25 PM11:42 PM460.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2157:ROUSEY/CARMOUCHE9:30 PM10:00 PM450.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 12:45A12:45 AM1:45 AM440.0
CHAMPIONS TOURGOLF2015 SAS CHP6:00 AM7:00 AM430.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER5:00 PM5:30 PM420.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDENN5:00 PM6:00 PM410.0
LA ULT PALABRA WKND ENCFOXD9:30 AM11:00 AM400.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 TORONTO RAPTORS4:33 PM5:00 PM400.0
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENN7:30 AM8:00 AM390.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 HOUSTON ROCKETS5:30 PM6:00 PM380.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUMIAMI (FL)/FLORIDA STATE5:00 PM7:00 PM370.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER2:18 PM2:30 PM370.0
UEFA EURO ELIMINATORIASFOXDALEMANIA VS GEORGIA2:31 PM5:00 PM360.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 10/11/1512:17 AM12:47 AM360.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 TORONTO RAPTORS7:30 PM8:00 PM360.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: RAND UNIVERSITY7:00 AM8:00 AM350.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CHICAGO BULLS7:00 PM7:30 PM350.0
MLB DS GAME 3FOXDBLUE JAYS VS RANGERS7:30 PM8:05 PM340.0
NBA PRESEASONNBATCHICAGO/MINNESOTA12:00 PM2:18 PM340.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA LAKERS9:00 PM9:30 PM340.0
EXPEDIENTES UDNUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM340.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDENN3:00 PM4:00 PM330.0
SAWCQBEINBOLIVIA VS. URUGUAY2:00 PM4:00 PM320.0
E:60ENN8:30 AM9:30 AM320.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNUCALIFORNIA/UTAH12:00 AM3:00 AM320.0
LA ULT PALABRA WKNDFOXD12:25 AM1:26 AM320.0
SPORTSCENTER FEATUREDENN7:00 AM7:30 AM310.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM310.0
FIA FORMULA1 CMP MNDL (R)UDNRUSIA4:00 PM6:00 PM310.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEENNWHOS IN1:30 AM2:00 AM300.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNU4:30 PM5:00 PM290.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118507:00 AM8:00 AM290.0
OPEN COURTNBAT501- BEST OF OPEN COURT11:00 AM12:00 PM290.0
SAWCQBEINCOLOMBIA VS. PERU12:00 PM2:00 PM280.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN1:00 PM1:30 PM280.0
MAJOR LEAGUE FISHINGFS2CHALLENGE CUP:ELIMINATION RND 29:00 AM11:00 AM280.0
UCL MAGAZINEFS27311:00 AM11:30 AM280.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNDIVISION SERIES 1:45A1:45 AM2:45 AM280.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA LAKERS6:00 PM6:30 PM280.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118508:00 AM9:00 AM270.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2PENA/RAKOCZY2:00 AM2:30 AM270.0
DRIVENBCSN2066:00 AM6:30 AM270.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN8:00 AM8:30 AM260.0
BUNDESLIGA BEST SEPTEMBERFS22:00 PM2:30 PM260.0
CYCLYSMNBCSNPARIS TOURS12:30 AM1:30 AM260.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CHICAGO BULLS10:30 AM11:00 AM250.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDENN2:00 PM3:00 PM240.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNU11:30 PM12:00 AM240.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS10:00 AM10:30 AM240.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS8:30 PM9:00 PM240.0
BARCA TV POR UDNUDN9:01 AM12:01 PM240.0
90 IN 30BEINCOLOMBIA VS. PERU6:30 PM7:00 PM230.0
SPORTSCENTER WEEKENDENN4:00 PM5:00 PM230.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAYESPNU9:30 PM11:30 PM230.0
CENTRAL FOX WKNDFOXD11:26 PM12:25 AM230.0
CENTRAL FOX WKND ENCFOXD8:30 AM9:30 AM230.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QL PREG LFS21611:30 AM11:48 AM230.0
LIVE FROMGOLFPRESIDENTS CUP2:00 AM3:00 AM230.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA CLIPPERS8:00 PM8:30 PM230.0
CYCLYSMNBCSNARCTIC RACE OF NORWAY1:30 AM2:30 AM230.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2JOHNSON/DODSON1:00 AM2:00 AM220.0
FIA FORMULA1 CMP MNDL SUNUDNGRAN PREMIO DE RUSIA 20156:50 AM9:01 AM220.0
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNU9:01 PM9:30 PM210.0
UEFA EURO ELIMINATORIASFOXDGRECIA VS HUNGRIA11:55 AM2:00 PM210.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2JEDRZEJCZYK ON THE BRINK9:00 PM9:30 PM210.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS6:30 PM7:00 PM210.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118506:00 AM7:00 AM200.0
SAWCQBEINCHILE VS. BRAZIL4:00 PM6:00 PM190.0
SAWCQBEINARGENTINA VS. ECUADOR8:00 PM10:00 PM190.0
UEFA EURO ELIMFOXD20162:00 PM2:31 PM180.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS8:00 AM8:30 AM180.0
FORMULA 1 SUNUDN6:30 AM6:50 AM180.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKEND-L7:00 PM8:00 PM170.0
MOBIL 1 (THE GRID)UDN6:00 AM6:30 AM170.0
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFS2JEDRZEJCZYK ON THE BRINK2:30 AM3:00 AM160.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS6:00 AM6:30 AM160.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA LAKERS12:47 AM1:00 AM160.0
LIGA MX EN 60UDN1:00 AM2:00 AM160.0
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN1:30 PM2:00 PM150.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA LAKERS9:30 AM10:00 AM150.0
LIGA MX EN 60UDN7:00 PM8:00 PM150.0
UEFA EURO ELIMINATORIASFOXDGIBRALTAR VS ESCOCIA5:00 PM7:00 PM140.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL LFS2GIBRALTAR/SCOTLAND2:30 PM5:00 PM140.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2505:JUST DO SOMETHING7:00 PM8:00 PM140.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 TORONTO RAPTORS6:30 AM7:00 AM140.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QUAL LFS2GREECE/HUNGARY11:48 AM2:00 PM130.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2504:A FAITHLESS FOE6:00 PM7:00 PM130.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN2:00 AM3:00 AM130.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD1:26 AM2:25 AM120.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER8:30 AM9:00 AM120.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 HOUSTON ROCKETS9:00 AM9:30 AM120.0
DRIVENBCSN2062:30 AM3:00 AM120.0
90 IN 30BEINVENEZUELA VS PARAGUAY6:00 PM6:30 PM110.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 LA CLIPPERS7:30 AM8:00 AM110.0
UEFA EURO 2016 QL HIGHLIFS2MATCH DAY 10 SUNDAY8:00 PM9:00 PM100.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:30 AM90.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRES XTRA WEEKEND-R10:00 PM11:00 PM80.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2503:RECOGNIZE THE ENEMY5:00 PM6:00 PM80.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CHICAGO BULLS7:00 AM7:30 AM80.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARDENN2:00 AM3:00 AM60.0
UEFA CL SEMANALFOXD7:00 PM7:30 PM50.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRES XTRA WEEKEND-R8:30 AM9:00 AM40.0
SAWCQBEINCOLOMBIA VS. PERU11:00 PM1:00 AM40.0
MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPFS2GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN8:00 AM9:00 AM30.0
MOTORSPORTSBEINFIM SBK-COURS FRANCE – RACE 1 & 29:00 AM11:00 AM20.0
EXPRESS WEEKENDBEINEXPRES XTRA WEEKEND-R1:00 AM2:00 AM10.0
MOTOGP MOTO2 DFS2GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN6:00 AM7:00 AM10.0
90 IN 30BEINCHILE VS BRAZIL2:00 AM2:30 AM00.0
90 IN 30BEINVENEZUELA VS PARAGUAY2:30 AM3:00 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM00.0
MOTOGP MOTO3 DFS2GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN7:00 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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