Seahawks-49ers lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday October 22, 2015

 

The Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco Fortyniners Thursday Night Football game averaged  17.117 million viewers across CBS and NFL Network. The 2.81 million viewers in the table below is just the NFL Network portion.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday October 22, 2015:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndViewers (000)18-49 Rtg
NFLN THU NT FOOTBALLNFLN2015 WK 7 – SEA VS. SF8:27 PM11:03 PM28101.2
NFLN THU NT FBALLNFLNNFLN THU NT FBALL-SUS11:03 PM11:20 PM24201.1
NFLN THU NT POSTNFLNNFLN THU NT POST-GUN11:20 PM11:27 PM15450.7
NFLN THU NT PRENFLNNFLN THU NT PRE-KICK8:20 PM8:27 PM14440.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNCALIFORNIA/UCLA8:55 PM12:31 AM10590.4
NFLN THU NT POSTNFLNNFLN THU NT POST-GAME11:27 PM12:00 AM10190.5
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM9970.5
NFLN THU NT KICKNFLNNFLN THU NT KICK-OFF27:57 PM8:20 PM9070.4
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM7030.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPN2TEMPLE/EAST CAROLINA7:00 PM10:33 PM6790.2
NFLN THU NT KICKNFLNNFLN THU NT KICK-OFF17:30 PM7:57 PM6190.2
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM8:00 PM6120.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:31 AM1:35 AM5940.3
UNDRAFTEDNFLNS2-0612:00 AM12:30 AM5810.3
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM5760.3
NFL LIVE                LESPN3:30 PM4:30 PM4860.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:35 AM2:35 AM4690.3
FOOTBALL TOWNNFLNFOOTBALL TOWN S1-0612:30 AM1:00 AM4440.2
COLL FTBL COUNTDOWN LESPN8:00 PM8:55 PM4210.2
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM4180.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM3910.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM3890.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM3830.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:01 PM3820.2
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN2:30 PM3:30 PM3610.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:00 PM1:30 PM3610.2
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM3560.1
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM3500.2
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:01 PM1:00 PM3430.2
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS1:00 AM2:00 AM3420.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM3180.2
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM3100.2
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM2900.2
TNF GAMEDAYNFLNTNF GAMEDAY6:00 PM7:30 PM2860.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM2850.2
OTLESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM2820.2
UFC RELOADEDFS1186:JOHNSON/HORIGUCHI8:00 PM11:00 PM2490.1
SPORTSNATION        LESPN24:00 PM5:00 PM2330.1
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM2320.1
HIS & HERSESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM2210.1
FIRST TAKE REESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM2130.1
E:60ESPN212:47 AM1:47 AM2020.1
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN20210:00 PM11:00 PM2010.1
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESPN210:33 PM11:00 PM1910.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME  LESPNUGEORGIA SOUTHERN/APPALACHIAN STATE7:30 PM10:30 PM1900.0
PGA TOURGOLF2015 SHRINERS HOSP OPEN4:58 PM8:00 PM1890.0
NFL FANTASY LIVENFLNNFL FANTASY LIVE5:00 PM6:00 PM1780.1
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN211:00 PM12:18 AM1750.1
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM1690.1
UFC UNLEASHEDFS1UFC STRAWWEIGHTS7:00 PM8:00 PM1690.1
BASEBALL TONIGHTESPN212:18 AM12:47 AM1650.1
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM1480.1
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN2019:00 PM10:00 PM1370.1
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN20212:00 AM1:00 AM1280.1
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS14136:00 PM7:00 PM1150.0
UEL GROUP STAGE LFS1LIVERPOOL/RUBIN KAZAN2:52 PM5:00 PM1110.1
NASCAR WHELEN MOD TOURNBCSNTHOMPSON8:00 PM9:00 PM1040.0
NITRO CIRCUSNBCSN20111:00 PM12:00 AM1030.0
GOLF CENTRAL PREGAMEGOLF4:00 PM4:58 PM960.0
AROUND THE NFLNFLNAROUND THE NFL2:00 PM5:00 PM940.0
INSIDE THE NFLNFLNINSIDE THE NFL12:00 PM1:30 PM940.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118806:00 AM7:00 AM890.0
NBA PRESEASON   LNBATNEW YORK/BOSTON7:30 PM9:55 PM850.0
LPGA TOURGOLF2015 LPGA TAIWAN CHP12:00 PM4:00 PM830.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 9P9:00 PM11:00 PM800.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN5:00 PM6:00 PM800.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 11P11:00 PM12:00 AM770.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118807:00 AM8:00 AM720.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 8P8:00 PM9:00 PM720.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM720.0
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ10:00 AM12:00 PM720.0
UEL GROUP STAGE LFS1ANDERLECHT/TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR12:57 PM2:52 PM680.0
FIFAUNVSOPARAGUAY V. FRANCIA 10226:48 PM9:00 PM680.0
SOUND FXNFLN2015 – WEEK 61:30 PM2:00 PM640.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS1188111:00 PM12:00 AM630.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 AM7:00 AM630.0
DETROIT MUSCLENBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM570.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:05 AM1:00 AM570.0
PGA TOURGOLF2015 SHRINERS HOSP OPEN9:00 PM12:00 AM560.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 12A12:00 AM2:00 AM560.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW4:00 PM5:00 PM550.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU7:00 PM7:30 PM540.0
NASCAR K&N SERIESNBCSNALL AMERICAN7:00 PM8:00 PM540.0
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM530.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN9:01 PM10:00 PM520.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: BRIAN AND THE BOZ10:30 PM12:00 AM510.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 6P6:00 PM8:00 PM510.0
GOLF CENTRALGOLF8:00 PM9:00 PM500.0
RUNDOWNMLBNTHE RUNDOWN3:00 PM4:00 PM500.0
TRUCK TECHNBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM490.0
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM480.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM470.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 NEW YORK KNICKS9:55 PM10:25 PM470.0
E:60ENNDOWNHILL: THE LIFE OF BILL JOHNSON9:00 AM10:00 AM460.0
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT2:00 PM3:00 PM440.0
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK5:00 PM6:00 PM420.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM420.0
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORNENN10:00 AM1:00 PM410.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE: CNTDWN LFS1188212:00 AM1:00 AM410.0
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW 2A2:00 AM3:00 AM400.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN6:00 PM6:30 PM400.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118808:00 AM9:00 AM390.0
OPEN COURTNBAT503- 2015-16 SEASON PREVIEW3:00 PM4:00 PM390.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVENBCSN6:30 PM7:00 PM390.0
CFP RANKINGS SHOWENNTOP 256:30 AM7:00 AM380.0
CFP RANKINGS SHOWENNTOP 258:30 AM9:00 AM380.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF11:00 AM12:00 PM380.0
CFP RANKINGS SHOWENNTOP 258:00 AM8:30 AM370.0
FIRST TAKE REENN7:00 PM7:30 PM370.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN8:00 PM9:01 PM370.0
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNUSEC STORIED: CROOM4:30 PM5:30 PM370.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 10A10:00 AM11:00 AM370.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 11A11:00 AM12:00 PM370.0
NFL TURNING POINTNBCSN5064:30 PM5:00 PM370.0
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:00 AM11:00 AM360.0
CFB DAILYESPNU2:00 PM3:00 PM350.0
PARIS MARATHONNBCSN1:00 AM2:00 AM350.0
CONCACAF LCUDNOLIMPIA / VANCOUVER WHITECAPS10:00 PM12:05 AM330.0
POST SEASON GAME REWINDMLBN2015 NLCS NYM AT CHC GM 412:00 PM2:00 PM320.0
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LENN10:00 PM10:23 PM310.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM310.0
STARTERS R, THENBATSTARTERS SEASON PREVIEW 54:00 PM4:30 PM310.0
CHARLIE MOORENBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM310.0
SAILINGNBCSNTOUR DE FRANCE A LA VOILE2:00 AM3:00 AM310.0
RUSSILLO & KANELL LENN1:00 PM4:00 PM300.0
COLLEGE FTBL FEATUREDENN7:30 AM8:00 AM290.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN7:00 AM7:30 AM290.0
FIRST TAKE REENN7:30 PM8:00 PM290.0
CFB DAILYESPNU3:00 PM4:00 PM290.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNULOUISVILLE/RUTGERS12:00 AM3:00 AM290.0
FOX SPORTS LIVE LFS118831:00 AM2:00 AM290.0
EUROPEAN TOURGOLF2015 HONG KONG OPEN6:00 AM10:00 AM290.0
AMERICANA OUTDOORSNBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM290.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN4:30 PM5:00 PM280.0
COLLEGE FTBL FEATUREDESPNU4:00 PM4:30 PM280.0
DAN LE BATARD SHOW LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM280.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 BOSTON CELTICS10:25 PM11:00 PM280.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM270.0
COPA SUDAMERICANA QTR FNLFOXDRIVER PLATE VS CHAPECOENSE5:02 PM7:07 PM270.0
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10ENN10:23 PM10:59 PM260.0
UEFA CL GROUP STAGEFOXDGALATASARAY VS BENFICA3:01 PM5:02 PM260.0
OPEN COURTNBAT503- 2015-16 SEASON PREVIEW12:00 AM1:00 AM260.0
OUTLAW PULLING SERIESNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM260.0
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVENBCSN8:30 AM9:00 AM250.0
FIRST TAKE REENN11:30 PM12:00 AM240.0
FOX SPORTS LIVEFS118832:00 AM3:00 AM240.0
STARTERS R, THENBATSTARTERS SEASON PREVIEW 87:00 PM7:30 PM240.0
BEST THING I HERDFS185:00 PM6:00 PM230.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM230.0
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN8:00 AM8:30 AM230.0
PASIONUDN4:00 PM6:00 PM230.0
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM230.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU5:30 PM6:00 PM220.0
UEL GROUP STAGEFS2LIVERPOOL/RUBIN KAZAN9:00 PM11:00 PM220.0
ESPN RECRUITING NATIONENN1:00 AM2:00 AM210.0
UEFA CL GROUP STAGEFOXDCSKA MOSKVA VS MANCHESTER UTD10:00 PM12:00 AM210.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM210.0
STARTERS R, THENBATSTARTERS SEASON PREVIEW 64:30 PM5:00 PM210.0
MLB TONIGHTMLBNCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM200.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CHARLOTTE HORNETS6:00 PM6:30 PM200.0
COPA SUDAMERICANA QTR FNLFOXDINDEPENDIENTE VS IND DE SANTA FE7:26 PM10:00 PM190.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 PHOENIX SUNS11:30 PM12:00 AM190.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:30 AM1:00 AM180.0
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD1:00 AM2:02 AM180.0
FIFA UFS2RUSSIA/COSTA RICA6:55 PM9:00 PM180.0
HERD LFS23912:00 PM12:54 PM180.0
OPEN COURTNBAT501- BEST OF OPEN COURT1:00 PM2:00 PM180.0
BABE WINKLEMANNBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM180.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN7:00 AM8:00 AM180.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEENN4:00 PM4:30 PM170.0
ESPN FCENN6:00 PM6:30 PM170.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMENN5:00 PM5:30 PM170.0
FIRST TAKE REENN6:30 PM7:00 PM170.0
FIRST TAKE REENN10:59 PM11:30 PM170.0
FIRST TAKE REENN2:00 AM2:30 AM170.0
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM170.0
FIRST TAKE REENN12:00 AM12:30 AM160.0
CENTRAL FOXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM160.0
UEFA CL GROUP STAGEFOXDGNK DINAMO VS OLYMPIACOS1:00 PM3:01 PM160.0
UEL GROUP STAGE LFS1GABALA/BORUSSIA DORTMUND10:50 AM12:57 PM160.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 CHARLOTTE HORNETS11:00 PM11:30 PM160.0
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN6:00 AM7:00 AM160.0
SEASONS ON THE FLYNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM160.0
CFP RANKINGS SHOWENNTOP 256:00 AM6:30 AM150.0
CFB DAILY   LESPNU1:00 PM2:00 PM150.0
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS SEASON PREVIEW 85:30 PM6:00 PM150.0
FISHERS ATV SERIESNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM150.0
CONCACAF LCUDNMONTEGO BAY / ARABE UNIDO8:00 PM10:00 PM150.0
FIRST TAKE REENN2:30 AM3:00 AM140.0
UEL GROUP STAGE LFS2SCHALKE/SPARTA PRAHA12:54 PM2:54 PM140.0
STARTERS R, THENBATSTARTERS SEASON PREVIEW 75:00 PM5:30 PM140.0
UCL GROUP STAGEFS1CSKA MOSKVA/MAN UTD9:00 AM10:50 AM130.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 PHOENIX SUNS6:30 PM7:00 PM130.0
OPEN COURTNBAT502- DECADES2:00 PM3:00 PM130.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM130.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:00 AM6:30 AM120.0
WMNS COLL VBALL REG SSNESPNUGEORGIA/AUBURN7:00 AM8:30 AM110.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM110.0
COPA DO BRASILBEINFLUMINENSE VS. PALMEIRAS11:00 PM1:00 AM100.0
FIRST TAKE REENN5:30 PM6:00 PM100.0
UCL GROUP STAGE DFS2DYNAMO KYIV/CHELSEA10:00 AM12:00 PM100.0
CONCACAF LDC 15GALASAN FRANCISCO (PAN) / VERDES FC (BLZ)12:28 AM2:32 AM100.0
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 250112:30 PM1:00 PM100.0
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINBARCELONA VS. RAYO11:00 AM1:00 PM90.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGBEIN2:30 AM3:00 AM90.0
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM90.0
FOX GOL MEXICOFOXD2:02 AM3:00 AM90.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 UTAH JAZZ6:00 AM6:30 AM90.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 BROOKLYN NETS8:30 AM9:00 AM90.0
WHITETAIL DIARIESNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM90.0
FIFA UFS2BELGIUM/HONDURAS5:02 PM6:55 PM80.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU9:00 AM9:30 AM70.0
FIFA UFS2NEW ZEALAND/SYRIA11:00 PM1:00 AM70.0
UEL GROUP STAGE LFS2VILLARREAL/DINAMO MINSK2:54 PM5:02 PM70.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES6:30 AM7:00 AM70.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES7:00 AM7:30 AM70.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 NEW YORK KNICKS8:00 AM8:30 AM70.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 ORLANDO MAGIC10:30 AM11:00 AM70.0
REAL MADRID TVBEINREAL MADRID TV7:00 PM10:00 PM60.0
WTA ALL ACCESSBEINWTA ALL ACCESS10:00 AM10:30 AM60.0
ESPNU FILM ROOMESPNU9:30 AM10:00 AM60.0
UEL HIGHLIGHTSFS2351:00 AM2:00 AM60.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 MILWAUKEE BUCKS12:00 PM12:30 PM60.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R1:00 AM2:00 AM50.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW2:00 AM2:30 AM50.0
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOXD11:00 AM12:00 PM50.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 BOSTON CELTICS9:00 AM9:30 AM50.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 DENVER NUGGETS10:00 AM10:30 AM50.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 UTAH JAZZ11:00 AM11:30 AM50.0
BARCA TV POR UDNUDN11:00 AM2:00 PM50.0
90 IN 30BEINBASTIA VS. PARIS SAINT GERMAIN1:00 PM1:30 PM40.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:30 AM7:00 AM40.0
CONCACAF EN 60UDN2:00 AM3:00 AM40.0
SERIE ABEINTORINO VS. AC MILAN2:30 PM4:30 PM30.0
THIS IS PARISBEINTHIS IS PARIS10:30 AM11:00 AM30.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS7:30 AM8:00 AM30.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 INDIANA PACERS9:30 AM10:00 AM30.0
NBA TEAM PREVIEWNBAT2015 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES11:30 AM12:00 PM30.0
ZONA TIGRESUDN2:00 PM3:00 PM30.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM20.0
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEINFIFA FOOTBALL SHOW2:00 PM2:30 PM20.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU8:30 AM9:00 AM20.0
UCL GROUP STAGE DFS2WOLFSBURG/EINDHOVEN8:00 AM10:00 AM20.0
SUPER ESTADIOUDN8:00 AM11:00 AM20.0
90 IN 30BEINREAL MADRID VS. LEVANTE1:30 PM2:00 PM10.0
ATHLETIX MAGAZINEBEINATHLETIX MAGAZINE4:30 PM5:00 PM10.0
ATP WORLD TOUR UNCOVEREDBEINATPWORLD6:30 AM7:00 AM10.0
RUGBYBEINAVIVA – BATH VS. EXETER CHIEFS8:00 AM10:00 AM10.0
RUGBYBEINAVIVA – BATH VS. EXETER CHIEFS5:00 PM7:00 PM10.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM10.0
COPA SUD PREVIAFOXDQUATERFINALS7:07 PM7:26 PM10.0
MAJOR LEAGUE FISHINGFS2CHALLENGE CUP:ELIMINATION RND 36:00 AM8:00 AM10.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM10.0
90 IN 30BEINBASTIA VS. PARIS SAINT GERMAIN6:00 AM6:30 AM00.0
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R7:00 AM8:00 AM00.0
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM00.0
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM00.0
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN7:00 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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