Ohio State/Minnesota, ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ ‘Around the Horn’ lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday January 6, 2015

 

Ohio State vs. Minnesota college hoops on ESPN topped the cable sports networks on Tuesday with just over 1 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Pardon the Interruption was next with 986,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. The SportsCenter that ran after the Ohio State/Minnesota game averaged 986,000 followed by Around the Horn with 787,000 viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday January 6, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNOHIO STATE/MINNESOTA9:10 PM11:21 PM10030.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM9860.4
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:21 PM12:04 AM7870.4
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM6850.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNARKANSAS/GEORGIA7:00 PM9:10 PM6310.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM6100.3
NFL LIVE                LESPN4:00 PM5:00 PM5790.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:04 AM1:00 AM5280.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM5140.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2KENTUCKY/MISSISSIPPI8:48 PM9:10 PM5070.1
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4950.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM4570.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2OKLAHOMA ST/IOWA ST9:10 PM11:02 PM4520.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM4280.3
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM4270.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM4250.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM4160.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN3:00 AM4:00 AM4160.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM2:00 PM4130.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM4100.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM3930.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM3900.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM3830.2
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN3:00 PM4:00 PM3810.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN5:00 AM6:00 AM3800.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN4:00 AM5:00 AM3710.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN2:30 PM3:00 PM3690.2
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM3670.2
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM3180.1
FOOTBALL LIFENFLN2006 ROSE BOWL8:00 PM9:00 PM3020.1
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM3010.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPN2CONNECTICUT/USF7:00 PM8:48 PM2990.1
NBA REGULAR SEASON   LNBATPHOENIX/MILWAUKEE8:03 PM10:28 PM2880.1
NHL REGULAR SEASON  LNBCSNSAN JOSE/MINNESOTA8:03 PM10:53 PM2750.1
NFL LIVEESPN212:00 AM1:00 AM2740.1
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM2690.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM2550.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM2510.1
NBA TONIGHT     LESPN211:30 PM12:00 AM2510.1
NBA POSTGAME SHOWNBATNBA GAMETIME PRESENTED BY KIA10:28 PM10:51 PM2500.1
FA CUP RD 3 LFS1EVERTON/WEST HAM UTD2:30 PM5:00 PM2190.1
YEAR OF THE QUARTERBACKESPN2THE BRADY 61:00 AM2:00 AM2090.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN2HALL OF FAME4:30 PM5:00 PM1990.1
SPORTSNATION        LESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM1870.1
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:00 PM1840.1
COLLEGE BASKETBALL LIVE LESPN211:02 PM11:30 PM1800.1
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1VILLANOVA/ST. JOHNS9:14 PM11:27 PM1760.1
OLBERMANN  LESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM1710.1
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE10:51 PM11:37 PM1690.0
NFL REPLAYNFLN2013 WEEK 7 – DEN VS. IND9:00 PM10:30 PM1640.1
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM1600.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM1540.1
HALL OF FAMEMLBN2015 ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT1:57 PM3:00 PM1530.1
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EAST LFS1MARQUETTE/GEORGETOWN7:00 PM9:14 PM1450.0
AROUND THE HORNENN11:00 PM11:30 PM1410.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN11:30 PM12:00 AM1360.1
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUAUBURN/VANDERBILT9:03 PM11:06 PM1360.0
AROUND THE NFLNFLNAROUND THE NFL6:00 PM7:00 PM1260.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS2:00 AM3:00 AM1210.1
NFL REPLAYNFLN2014 WC – BAL VS. PIT4:30 PM6:00 PM1180.0
NHL LIVE POSTNBCSNSAN JOSE/MINNESOTA10:53 PM11:11 PM1090.0
NFL GAME REWINDNFLNWK 1 – IND VS. DEN10:30 PM11:00 PM1080.0
ENGINE POWERNBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM1070.0
NASCAR RACE  HUBFS1266:BEST OF THE YEAR5:00 PM6:00 PM1030.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/6/1511:37 PM11:58 PM1030.0
NBA PREGAME SHOWNBATAUTOTRADER.COM PREGAME SHOW7:30 PM8:03 PM1030.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM1030.0
NFL GAME REWINDNFLN2014 WK 8 – SEA VS. CAR1:30 AM2:00 AM990.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU4:30 PM5:00 PM950.0
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2162:SILVA/WEIDMAN/EDGAR/OLIVEIRA9:00 PM10:00 PM950.0
DAKAR RALLYNBCSN4:30 PM5:00 PM920.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNBILL BELICHICK3:00 PM3:30 PM910.0
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPN2TOLEDO/ARKANSAS ST2:00 AM4:00 AM900.0
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM10:00 AM12:00 PM900.0
NHL LIVE PRENBCSNSAN JOSE/MINNESOTTA7:00 PM8:03 PM870.0
PROFILE:60ESPN2DEMARYIUS THOMAS4:30 AM5:00 AM860.1
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUROAD TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF6:30 PM7:00 PM850.0
NFL REPLAYNFLN2013 WEEK 7 – DEN VS. IND3:00 AM4:30 AM850.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNRICHARD SHERMAN12:00 PM12:30 PM850.0
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUROAD TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF11:06 PM11:34 PM840.0
SPORTSNATIONENN12:00 AM1:00 AM830.0
NFL LIVEESPN25:00 AM6:00 AM830.1
NFL AMNFLNNFL AM6:00 AM10:00 AM830.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNTOM BRADY3:30 PM4:00 PM830.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNJOE FLACCO4:00 PM4:30 PM800.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN4:00 PM5:01 PM760.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 3P3:00 PM4:00 PM760.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN5:01 PM6:00 PM740.0
PROFILE:60ESPN2MARSHAWN LYNCH4:00 AM4:30 AM730.1
SHAQNBATSHAQTIN A FOOL: OLD SCHOOL7:00 PM7:30 PM730.0
BEAT, THENBATTHE BEAT 7111:30 PM2:00 PM720.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS5:00 AM6:00 AM700.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNRUSSELL WILSON12:30 PM1:00 PM700.0
NFL GREATEST GAMESNFLN1967 NFL CHAMP (ICE BOWL) – DAL VS. GB12:00 AM1:30 AM680.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN3:01 PM4:00 PM670.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENN5:30 AM6:00 AM660.0
OLBERMANNENN5:00 AM5:30 AM660.0
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUROAD TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF6:00 PM6:30 PM660.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8P8:00 PM9:00 PM660.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNANDREW LUCK4:30 AM5:00 AM660.0
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 1/6/156:30 PM7:00 PM640.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNCAM NEWTON1:00 PM1:30 PM630.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:24 PM10:00 PM620.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU4:00 PM4:30 PM620.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/6/151:00 AM1:30 AM620.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1116811:27 PM12:00 AM610.0
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFTOM WATSON1:00 PM2:00 PM610.0
HALL OF FAMEMLBN2015 ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT PRE-SHOW11:00 AM1:57 PM600.0
HALL OF FAMEMLBN2015 HALL OF FAME WRAP UP9:00 PM10:00 PM580.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM580.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM580.0
2014 HYUNDAI TOCGOLFFINAL ROUND9:00 PM1:00 AM550.0
FEHERTYGOLFBRANDT SNEDEKER4:00 PM5:00 PM550.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7P7:00 PM8:00 PM550.0
FEHERTYGOLFJIM FURYK5:00 PM6:00 PM540.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/6/151:30 AM2:00 AM540.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNANDREW LUCK2:00 PM2:30 PM540.0
SALTWATER EXPERIENCENBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM530.0
AROUND THE HORNENN6:00 AM6:30 AM520.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON RE-AIRNBATOKLAHOMA CITY/GOLDEN STATE11:00 AM1:30 PM520.0
SWEETWATERNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM520.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNPEYTON MANNING VOLUME II2:30 PM3:00 PM520.0
HIS & HERSENN4:00 AM5:00 AM510.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN6:30 AM7:00 AM510.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS12201:00 PM2:30 PM500.0
NHL TOP 10NBCSNDEFENSEMEN6:30 PM7:00 PM500.0
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNAARON RODGERS1:30 PM2:00 PM500.0
TOP 10GOLFSHOTS OF 20147:30 PM8:00 PM490.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/5/156:00 AM7:00 AM480.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/6/1512:30 AM1:00 AM480.0
NHL TOP 10NBCSNTOUGHEST PLACES TO PLAY11:30 PM12:00 AM480.0
SPORTSNATIONENN7:00 AM8:00 AM470.0
CFB DAILYESPNUTHE EXPERTS5:00 PM6:00 PM460.0
UFC  RELOADEDFS2161:EVANS/HENDERSON11:00 AM2:00 PM460.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE TIMELINE8:00 PM9:00 PM460.0
GCA SCHOOL OF GOLFGOLF8:00 PM9:00 PM460.0
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUROAD TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF11:34 PM12:02 AM450.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 11P11:00 PM12:00 AM450.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/6/152:00 AM2:30 AM450.0
HERD  LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM440.0
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSNKISSIMMEE – 1/25/1412:00 AM2:00 AM440.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM430.0
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBATOKLAHOMA CITY/GOLDEN STATE4:30 PM6:30 PM430.0
CFB DAILYESPNUTHE EXPERTS3:00 PM4:00 PM420.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/6/152:30 AM3:00 AM420.0
UFC FIGHTERS CUTFS2ANTHONY PETTIS2:00 PM2:30 PM410.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/6/1511:58 PM12:30 AM410.0
NHL TOP 10NBCSNGAME WINNING MOMENTS11:11 PM11:30 PM410.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 6P6:00 PM7:00 PM390.0
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS1ANAHEIM10:00 AM1:00 PM380.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN5:30 PM6:30 PM380.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALEFS220:ESPARZA/NAMAJUNAS8:00 AM11:00 AM350.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/5/157:00 AM8:00 AM350.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM350.0
AROUND THE HORNENN8:00 AM8:30 AM340.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN9:30 AM10:00 AM340.0
FEHERTYGOLFDOC RIVERS2:00 PM3:00 PM340.0
GCA SCHOOL OF GOLFGOLF2:00 AM3:00 AM340.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/5/1510:00 AM11:00 AM340.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON RE-AIRNBATPHOENIX/MILWAUKEE3:00 AM5:30 AM340.0
OLBERMANNENN2:00 AM2:30 AM330.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LESPNUEAST CAROLINA/CINCINNATI7:00 PM9:03 PM310.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS111702:00 AM3:00 AM310.0
FEHERTYGOLFDAN PATRICK3:00 PM4:00 PM310.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEATNBATWASHINGTON/NEW ORLEANS2:00 PM4:30 PM310.0
UFC ULTIMATE KNOCKOUTSFS2TITLE FIGHT KNOCKOUTS7:30 PM8:00 PM300.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM290.0
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF1:30 AM2:00 AM290.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF8:00 AM9:00 AM290.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 10P10:00 PM11:00 PM290.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF1:00 AM1:30 AM280.0
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF7:00 PM7:30 PM280.0
HOT STOVEMLBNHOT STOVE TUE 9A9:00 AM11:00 AM280.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/6/155:30 AM6:00 AM280.0
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENN1:00 PM2:30 PM270.0
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNUMISSISSIPPI STATE/GEORGIA TECH12:02 AM2:00 AM270.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:00 PM6:30 PM260.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 4P4:00 PM5:00 PM260.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/5/159:00 AM10:00 AM260.0
XTREME OFF-ROADNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM260.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN    LENNUCF/HOUSTON7:00 PM9:24 PM250.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENN2:30 PM3:01 PM250.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF7:00 AM8:00 AM250.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENN2:30 AM3:00 AM240.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK  5P5:00 PM6:00 PM240.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 12A12:00 AM1:00 AM240.0
HIS & HERSENN1:00 AM2:00 AM230.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 1/5/158:00 AM9:00 AM230.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM5:30 PM230.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN3:00 AM3:30 AM230.0
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNUTOLEDO/ARKANSAS STATE7:00 AM10:00 AM210.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN LFS1116912:00 AM1:00 AM210.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:30 PM7:00 PM210.0
CFB DAILYESPNUTHE EXPERTS2:00 PM3:00 PM200.0
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EASTFS1MARQUETTE/GEORGETOWN3:00 AM5:00 AM200.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS111701:00 AM2:00 AM200.0
NASCAR RACE  HUBFS1267:BEST OF THE YEAR5:00 AM6:00 AM200.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN8:30 AM9:00 AM190.0
SPORTSNATIONENN3:00 AM4:00 AM190.0
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNUMICHIGAN STATE/BAYLOR2:00 AM4:30 AM190.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM190.0
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNUKANSAS STATE/UCLA6:00 AM7:00 AM180.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS22212:30 PM6:30 PM180.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF12:00 PM1:00 PM170.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:00 AM7:00 AM160.0
CFB DAILY   LESPNUTHE EXPERTS1:00 PM2:00 PM150.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:00 AM11:00 AM150.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 1A1:00 AM2:00 AM150.0
NATIONAL WALLEYE TOURNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM150.0
AMERICAS PREGAME LFS11706:00 PM7:00 PM130.0
NEXT BITENBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM130.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN3:30 AM4:00 AM130.0
WORLD OF ADVENTURE SPORTSNBCSN2:00 AM3:00 AM120.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS111669:00 AM10:00 AM110.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 7A7:00 AM7:30 AM110.0
AROUND THE HORNENN9:00 AM9:30 AM100.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS111676:00 AM7:00 AM100.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWNFS111667:00 AM8:00 AM100.0
NASCAR RACE HUBFS2266:BEST OF THE YEAR6:30 PM7:30 PM100.0
OLBERMANNENN6:30 PM7:00 PM90.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS111678:00 AM9:00 AM90.0
COLL BSKTBL: BIG EASTFS2VILLANOVA/ST. JOHNS1:00 AM3:00 AM90.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS211703:00 AM4:00 AM90.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS211704:00 AM5:00 AM90.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS211705:00 AM6:00 AM90.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 2A2:00 AM3:00 AM90.0
FEHERTYGOLFBRANDT SNEDEKER3:00 AM4:00 AM80.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONESPNUUNDER ARMOUR PRACTICE4:30 AM6:00 AM70.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF9:00 AM10:00 AM70.0
SEMPER FI ALL AMER BOWLFS2EAST VS. WEST10:00 PM1:00 AM60.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW6:00 AM7:00 AM60.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM60.0
TENNISBEINBEST MATCH OF THE DAY7:00 PM9:00 PM50.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF11:00 AM12:00 PM50.0
EXPRESS XTRA – LBEINXTRA WEEKDAY – L6:00 PM7:00 PM40.0
UFC PPV PRELIMSFS2182:JONES/CORMIER6:00 AM8:00 AM40.0
FEHERTYGOLFJIM FURYK4:00 AM5:00 AM40.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT 7:30A7:30 AM8:00 AM40.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNMLB TONIGHT 5A5:00 AM6:00 AM40.0
RADIUSNBCSN1037:00 AM7:30 AM40.0
TENNISBEINQATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN 20157:30 AM3:00 PM30.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 3A3:00 AM4:00 AM30.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN4:00 AM4:30 AM20.0
RADIUSNBCSN1116:30 AM7:00 AM20.0
FOOTBALL GREATEST CLUBSBEINJUVENTUS1:00 AM1:30 AM10.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF5:00 AM5:30 AM10.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 4A4:00 AM5:00 AM10.0
RADIUSNBCSN1036:00 AM6:30 AM10.0
RADIUSNBCSN1038:00 AM8:30 AM10.0
RADIUSNBCSN1118:30 AM9:00 AM10.0
FOOTBALL GREATEST CLUBSBEINMANCHESTER UNITED7:00 AM7:30 AM00.0
LA LIGA WORLD –BEINLIGAWORLD1:30 AM2:00 AM00.0
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEINLOCKER ROOM – R-6:00 AM7:00 AM00.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF5:30 AM6:00 AM00.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN4:30 AM5:00 AM00.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN5:00 AM5:30 AM00.0
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN5:30 AM6:00 AM00.0
RADIUSNBCSN1117:30 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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