PTI, College Baseball, Women’s World Cup lead cable sports for Monday June 15, 2015

 

With game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on the NBC broadcast network, ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption led the cable sports networks on Monday with 893,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

In the College World Series, the Arkansas-Miami game on ESPN2 was second in viewership for the day with 726,000 viewers to go along with a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

The Netherlands-Canada World Cup match on Fox Sports 1 was third in viewership with 666,000 viewers and a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating and the Stanley Cup Final post game on NBC was 4th with 609,000 viewers.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday June 15, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM8930.4
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES    LESPN2ARKANSAS/MIAMI5:15 PM9:06 PM7260.2
FIFA WOM WORLD CUP LFS1NETHERLANDS/CANADA7:03 PM9:29 PM6660.3
NHL LIVE POST SPECIAL SCNBCSNTAMPA BAY/CHICAGO11:00 PM12:30 AM6090.2
MLB MON NIGHTESPNATLANTA/BOSTON7:00 PM10:06 PM6080.2
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES    LESPN2FLORIDA/VIRGINIA10:00 PM1:29 AM5930.2
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES    LESPN2CAL ST FULLERTON/VANDERBILT3:00 PM4:15 PM5620.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM5590.2
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESPN29:06 PM10:00 PM5460.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:00 PM12:00 AM5150.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM5120.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM4890.2
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM4690.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4500.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN2:01 PM2:30 PM4290.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM4280.2
COPA AMERICA MXBEINCHILE VS. MEXICO7:18 PM9:32 PM4220.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM2:01 PM4140.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:01 PM1:00 PM3810.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN10:06 PM11:00 PM3620.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM3610.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM3520.2
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN6:00 AM7:30 AM3410.2
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN7:30 AM9:00 AM3350.1
NFL LIVEESPN24:15 PM5:15 PM3340.1
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:01 PM3320.1
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM3250.1
OTLESPN2:30 PM3:00 PM3190.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM3150.2
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM3150.1
FIRST TAKE REESPN3:30 PM4:30 PM2950.1
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN3:00 PM3:30 PM2890.1
FIFA WOM WORLD CUP LFS1COTE DIVOIRE/NORWAY3:39 PM6:04 PM2760.1
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS115639:29 PM10:00 PM2710.1
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM2460.1
ALTERED COURSEGOLFEPISODE 19:00 PM10:00 PM2360.1
FIFA WWC TODAY LFS1156:04 PM7:03 PM2230.1
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSNSEATTLE – 6/5/159:30 PM11:00 PM1960.0
LIVE FROMGOLFUS OPEN7:00 PM9:00 PM1930.1
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN21:29 AM2:30 AM1830.1
FIFA WWC TONIGHT LFS11010:00 PM11:00 PM1670.1
NBC SPORTS FILMSNBCSNSANDERSON12:30 AM1:30 AM1490.0
FIRST TAKE REESPN22:30 AM3:00 AM1480.0
MECUM AUTO AUCTIONSNBCSNHOUSTON – 4/15/158:00 PM9:30 PM1450.0
COPA AMERICA WRAPBEINTHE EXPRESS CHILE 2015-WRAP UP9:32 PM10:00 PM1420.1
ALTERED COURSEGOLFEPISODE 110:00 PM11:00 PM1400.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM1310.0
LIVE FROMGOLFUS OPEN4:00 PM7:00 PM1280.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW4:00 PM5:00 PM1280.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK5:00 PM6:00 PM1250.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN9:30 PM10:00 PM1220.1
MLB TONIGHT PRIMEMLBNMLB TONIGHT8:00 PM1:00 AM1160.0
MLB TONIGHT BPMLBNMLBT BP6:00 PM8:00 PM1010.0
NBA FINALS FILM ROOMNBAT2015 NBA FINALS FILM RM G59:00 PM11:00 PM1010.0
RUNDOWNMLBNTHE RUNDOWN2:00 PM4:00 PM990.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNTHE FORWARD PASS6:00 PM7:00 PM980.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN5:01 PM6:00 PM960.1
GOLF FIXGOLF3:00 PM4:00 PM960.0
NHL LIVE PRE SPECIAL SCNBCSNTAMPA BAY/CHICAGO6:30 PM8:00 PM950.0
COLLEGE WORLD SERIESESPNUCAL STATE FULLERTON/VANDERBILT1:00 PM3:00 PM930.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 1A1:00 AM2:00 AM930.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN4:00 PM5:01 PM920.1
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM11:00 PM920.0
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 6/15/158:00 PM8:30 PM910.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 6/15/158:30 PM9:00 PM880.0
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOURNBCSN4:00 PM5:00 PM870.0
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LENN3:00 PM4:00 PM860.0
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:30 PM8:00 PM850.0
CAUGHT IN THE DRAFTNFLNCAUGHT IN THE DRAFT: 199510:00 PM11:00 PM850.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:00 PM840.0
TOP 10NFLNSUPER BOWLS12:00 PM1:00 PM830.0
NBA PLAYOFFS PLAYBACKNBAT2015 CLE/GSW GM5-FNL4:00 PM6:00 PM810.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:00 PM10:00 PM790.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT1:00 PM2:00 PM790.0
HARD KNOCKSNFLNCINCINNATI BENGALS EP. 111:00 AM12:00 PM780.0
SUPER BOWL CLASSICSNFLNSB XXX – DAL VS. PIT1:00 PM4:00 PM780.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENN6:00 PM6:30 PM770.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM770.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN10:00 PM11:00 PM770.0
OPEN COURTNBAT408- CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC11:00 PM12:00 AM760.0
INDYCAR SERIESNBCSNSTREETS OF TORONTO1:30 AM3:00 AM760.0
NBA PLAYOFFS PLAYBACKNBAT2015 CLE/GSW GM5-FNL12:00 PM2:00 PM750.0
LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOURNBCSN3:00 PM4:00 PM750.0
TOP 10NFLNQUARTERBACKS OF THE 90S4:00 PM5:00 PM740.0
AMER GAME: MISSING RINGSNFLN1981 CHARGERS5:00 PM6:00 PM730.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS2:00 AM3:00 AM730.0
NBA GAMETIME FINALS RECAPNBATNBA GAMETIME FINALS RECAP GAME56:00 AM7:06 AM720.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1156411:00 PM12:00 AM710.0
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 6/15/157:00 PM7:30 PM710.0
NBA GAMETIME FINALS RECAPNBATNBA GAMETIME FINALS RECAP GAME58:00 AM9:14 AM700.0
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNGREATEST GAMES9:30 PM10:00 PM690.0
FIFA WWC TODAY LFS1143:00 PM3:39 PM680.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM680.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD9:30 PM10:30 PM670.0
LIVE FROMGOLFUS OPEN12:00 AM2:00 AM670.0
MOTORHEAD GARAGENBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM660.0
SPORTSCENTER AM      LENN2:30 PM3:00 PM650.0
MOTORHEAD GARAGENBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM630.0
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNSEASONS GREETINGS9:00 PM9:30 PM620.0
TOP 10NFLNCOLLAPSES8:00 PM9:00 PM620.0
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF10:00 AM11:00 AM610.0
COPA AMERICA PREVIABEINTHE EXPRESS CHILE 20157:00 PM7:18 PM600.0
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONENN11:30 PM12:00 AM600.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN7:00 PM8:00 PM600.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 6/15/1512:00 AM12:30 AM600.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM600.0
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBATINSIDE STUFF N2296:00 PM6:30 PM590.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD10:30 PM11:30 PM560.0
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF11:30 PM12:00 AM560.0
TOUR REPLAYGOLF15 WT RUSTOLEUM CHP FNL1:30 PM3:00 PM560.0
SHAQNBATSHAQTIN A FOOL: SEASON FINALE 14-156:30 PM7:00 PM560.0
COPA AMERICA GSBEINECUADOR VS. BOLIVIA4:50 PM7:00 PM550.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:00 AM1:00 AM540.0
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACINFS1MICHIGAN10:00 AM1:00 PM540.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM6:00 PM540.0
FIFA WWC TONIGHTFS199:00 AM10:00 AM520.0
NBA FNLS PRESS CONFERENCENBATNBA FNLS PRESSER GM57:06 AM8:00 AM520.0
FOOTBALL LIFENFLNEDDIE DEBARTOLO9:00 AM10:00 AM520.0
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNSEASONS GREETINGS12:00 AM12:30 AM520.0
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2015NFLNTOP 100: 70-616:00 AM7:00 AM520.0
DESTINO CHILE COPAAMERICABEINTHE XTRA CHILE 201510:00 PM11:00 PM510.0
FIFA WOM WORLD CUP LFS2CHINA/NEW ZEALAND7:03 PM9:30 PM500.0
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF8:00 AM9:00 AM500.0
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF9:00 AM10:00 AM500.0
NBA FNLS PRESS CONFERENCENBATNBA FNLS PRESSER GM59:14 AM10:00 AM500.0
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNGREATEST GAMES12:30 AM1:00 AM500.0
SPORTSNATIONENN6:30 PM7:00 PM490.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM490.0
MLB CENTRALMLBNMLB CENTRAL10:00 AM1:00 PM480.0
ESPN FCENN11:00 PM11:30 PM470.0
FIFA WOM WORLD CUPFS2BRAZIL/SPAIN12:00 PM2:00 PM470.0
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF11:00 PM11:30 PM470.0
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF7:00 AM8:00 AM470.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 2A2:00 AM3:00 AM460.0
NBA PLAYOFFS PLAYBACKNBAT2015 GSW/CLE GM3-FNL2:00 PM4:00 PM460.0
CAUGHT IN THE DRAFTNFLNCAUGHT IN THE DRAFT: 19951:00 AM2:00 AM460.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM460.0
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 6/15/1512:30 AM1:00 AM450.0
HIS & HERSENN1:00 AM2:00 AM440.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM440.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM440.0
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2015NFLNTOP 100: 60-517:00 AM8:00 AM440.0
HEY ROOKIE:WELCOME TO NFLNFLNHEY ROOKIE 200410:00 AM11:00 AM430.0
EL TRI EN 60UDN3:02 PM4:00 PM430.0
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2015NFLNTOP 100: 50-418:00 AM9:00 AM420.0
HERD  LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM380.0
OPEN COURTNBAT408- CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC1:00 AM2:00 AM380.0
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN44 MONTHLY JEERS OF MAY6:30 AM7:00 AM370.0
FUTBOL EN SERIO PUNTOUDN2:00 AM3:00 AM370.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS13731:00 PM3:00 PM360.0
NHL TOP 10NBCSNPLAYER RIVALRIES6:00 PM6:30 PM360.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1156512:00 AM1:00 AM350.0
TOUR REPLAYGOLF15 CT CONSTELLATION ENERGY FNL11:00 AM1:30 PM350.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM350.0
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM350.0
NBA FNLS PRESS CONFERENCENBATNBA FNLS PRESSER GM511:13 AM12:00 PM350.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM350.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOXD11:00 AM12:00 PM320.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUALABAMA/ARKANSAS7:00 PM9:00 PM310.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM310.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS115628:00 AM9:00 AM310.0
E:60ESPNUFRIDAY NIGHT LIES12:00 AM12:30 AM300.0
FIFA WOM WORLD CUPFS2NETHERLANDS/CANADA11:00 PM1:00 AM290.0
NBA GAMETIME FINALS RECAPNBATNBA GAMETIME FINALS RECAP GAME510:00 AM11:13 AM290.0
USMNT EN 60UDN2:02 PM3:02 PM290.0
E:60ESPNUMIRACLE AT MICHIGAN1:00 AM1:30 AM270.0
EL TRI EN 30UDN8:30 PM9:00 PM270.0
SVP & RUSSILLO   LENN1:00 PM2:30 PM260.0
WEB.COM TOURGOLF2015 RUSTOLEUM CHP6:00 AM7:00 AM260.0
PASIONUDN4:00 PM6:00 PM260.0
USMNT EN 30UDN8:00 PM8:30 PM260.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUGONZAGA/ARIZONA9:00 PM11:00 PM250.0
E:60ESPNULONG ROAD HOME12:30 AM1:00 AM250.0
UFC 1 ON 1FS2DOMINICK CRUZ9:30 PM10:00 PM250.0
FUTBOL EN SERIO PUNTOUDN1:00 PM2:02 PM250.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENN2:00 AM2:30 AM240.0
FIFAUNVSONETHERLANDS VS. CANADA7:18 PM9:30 PM240.0
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUSTANFORD/UCLA3:00 PM5:00 PM230.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS115661:00 AM2:00 AM230.0
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEENN2:30 AM3:00 AM220.0
FIFA WWC TONIGHTFS197:00 AM8:00 AM220.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM210.0
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN44 MONTHLY JEERS OF MAY7:30 AM8:00 AM210.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN7:00 AM7:30 AM210.0
USMNT EN 60UDN11:00 AM12:00 PM200.0
COPA AMERICA GSBEINECUADOR VS. BOLIVIA11:00 PM1:10 AM190.0
EXPRESS COPA AMERICA ED.BEINSPORTS MINDS1:00 PM2:00 PM190.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30 SHORTS: UNTUCKED & WILT CHAMB11:00 PM11:30 PM190.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN8:00 AM8:30 AM180.0
BASS 2 BILLFISHNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM180.0
FIFA WOM WORLD CUPFS2COTE DIVOIRE/NORWAY1:00 AM3:00 AM170.0
COPA AMERICA GSBEINBRAZIL VS. PERU11:00 AM1:00 PM160.0
NBA TONIGHTENN8:30 AM9:00 AM160.0
SN MONTHLY JEERSENN44 MONTHLY JEERS OF MAY9:30 AM10:00 AM160.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN6:00 AM6:30 AM160.0
E:60ESPNULONG ROAD HOME11:30 PM12:00 AM160.0
ESPNU STUDIO   LESPNUCWS POST GAME1:30 AM2:00 AM160.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD6:30 PM7:30 PM160.0
FIFA WOM WORLD CUPFS2KOREA REPUBLIC/COSTA RICA10:00 AM12:00 PM160.0
UFC  RELOADEDFS2157:ROUSEY/CAMOUCHE7:00 AM10:00 AM160.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS115662:00 AM3:00 AM150.0
WORLD POKER TOURFS2BORGATA POKER CLASSIC PT110:00 PM11:00 PM150.0
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF2:00 AM2:30 AM150.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM150.0
USMNT EN 30UDN9:00 PM9:30 PM150.0
CENTRAL FOX MEX PRIMEFOXD5:30 PM6:30 PM140.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM140.0
MIKE FRANCESA SHOW LFS23743:00 PM6:00 PM130.0
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF2:30 AM3:00 AM130.0
YOU HERD ME WITH COLINESPNU6:00 PM6:30 PM120.0
UFC ON FOXD PRELIMFOXDUFC188-VELASQUEZ VS WERDUM7:30 PM9:30 PM120.0
ULTIMATE FIGHTER SERIESFOXDTUF 21: EPISODE 811:30 PM12:30 AM120.0
NHL PLAYOFF ENCORENBCSNCHICAGO/TAMPA BAY7:00 AM9:00 AM120.0
COPA AMERICA PREVIABEINTHE EXPRESS CHILE 20154:00 PM4:50 PM110.0
SWIMMINGBEINMARE NOSTRUM – MONACO DAY 22:00 PM4:00 PM110.0
CENTRAL FOX MEXFOXD2:00 PM3:00 PM110.0
CENTRAL FOX WESTFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM110.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOXD1:00 PM2:00 PM110.0
UFC MAXFOXDUFC175-U FABER VS A CACERES12:30 AM1:00 AM110.0
BALL UPFS2SEARCH FOR THE NEXT LAS VEGAS2:00 PM3:00 PM110.0
RADIUSNBCSN1126:00 AM6:30 AM110.0
RADIUSNBCSN1266:30 AM7:00 AM110.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: BERNIE AND ERNIE5:00 PM6:00 PM100.0
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUCWS POST GAME SHOW9:30 AM10:00 AM100.0
SWEETWATERNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM100.0
SUPER ESTADIOUDN8:00 AM11:00 AM100.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD3:00 PM4:00 PM80.0
FIFA WWC TODAY LFS2166:00 PM7:03 PM80.0
COPA AMERICA KICK OFFBEINPLANET CHILE10:00 AM11:00 AM70.0
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUCWS POST GAME SHOW6:00 AM6:30 AM70.0
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUCWS POST GAME SHOW6:30 AM7:00 AM70.0
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUCWS POST GAME SHOW9:00 AM9:30 AM70.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM70.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD4:00 PM5:00 PM70.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN9:00 AM9:30 AM60.0
CRACKOVIA AMERICAFOXDEPISODE 15:00 PM5:30 PM60.0
EL TRI EN 60UDN12:00 PM1:00 PM60.0
COLLEGE WORLD SERIESESPNUTCU/LSU7:00 AM9:00 AM50.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS115626:00 AM7:00 AM50.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN7:30 AM8:00 AM50.0
DESTINO CHILE COPAAMERICABEINTHE XTRA CHILE 20151:10 AM2:00 AM40.0
UFC  UNLEASHEDFS2FROM THE BRINK OF DEFEAT6:00 AM7:00 AM40.0
JIMMY HOUSTON OUTDOORSNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM40.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN7:00 AM7:30 AM40.0
COPA AMERICA GSBEINCOLOMBIA VS. VENEZUELA8:00 AM10:00 AM30.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM30.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM30.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM20.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLYFOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM20.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNUESPN FILMS: NIXONS NTNL CHAMPS6:30 PM7:00 PM10.0
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM10.0
COPA AMERICA KICK OFFBEINPLANET CHILE7:00 AM8:00 AM00.0
DESTINO CHILE COPAAMERICABEINTHE XTRA CHILE 20156:00 AM7:00 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 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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