Rockets/Nuggets, Nets/Raptors, PTI lead cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday December 17, 2014


A slow day in the cable sports world was led by the late NBA game (Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets) on ESPN that averaged 1.164 million and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The early game (Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors) drew 1.044 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Pardon the Interruption was 3rd on the day with 933,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday December 17, 2014:

We haven’t seen the deep dive yet but will post as soon as we do. We expect more than a couple of delays over the next couple of weeks due Nielsen-related holiday delays and some of our sources taking well-deserved vacations.

This is sorted from most-watched to least-watched. Using your browser’s search tool (usually CTRL/CMD+F) might be the faster way to go if you’re looking for something specific.

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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