Friday marks one of the slowest day for cable sports since this site launched last November. How slow was it? It was so slow that even with average viewership of a mere 691,000 for a Jason Whitlock & Dan Le Batard edition of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption was the most-watched cable sports show of the day.
Pablo Torre’s last day filling in for Tony Reali on Around the Horn averaged 504,000 viewers. The Crossfit Games averaged 453,000 viewers over its three hour telecast. Highly Questionable averaged 445,000 viewers. NFL Live averaged 427,000 viewers and NFL Insiders averaged 420,000. College Football Live averaged 370,000.
On ESPN2 First Take averaged 334,000 viewers and the Pan American Games averaged 254,000. SportsNation averaged 155,000.
On Univision Deportes Liga MX averaged 334,000 viewers.
Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday July 24, 2015:
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still haven’t seen full data for the day yet, but will add it here later.
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…