The Open Championship, Pardon the Interruption, Live From top cable sports TV ratings for Friday July 15, 2016

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday July 15, 2016:

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ProgramNetStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPGOLF CHANNEL8:00 AM3:30 PM1,022222
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPGOLF CHANNEL6:00 AM8:00 AM715160
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM603343
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL3:30 PM5:00 PM503129
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM437245
NASCAR SPRINT CUP QUAL LNBC SPORTS NETWORK4:31 PM6:00 PM42578
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPGOLF CHANNEL10:00 PM2:00 AM410108
PREMIER BOXING CHAMPS LESPN9:00 PM10:50 PM403155
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM391229
SHOWCASE GAMEMLB NETWORK7:00 PM10:15 PM35397
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM349195
SPORTSNATION        LESPN4:00 PM4:30 PM331191
NFL LIVE                LESPN3:00 PM4:00 PM328182
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM323194
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPGOLF CHANNEL1:30 AM6:00 AM320100
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM306168
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN10:50 PM12:00 AM305160
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:30 PM299167
NASCAR AMERICANBC SPORTS NETWORK6:00 PM7:00 PM29846
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM269154
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM261161
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN3:00 AM4:00 AM261173
LPGA TOURGOLF CHANNEL8:00 PM10:00 PM26069
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:00 PM259165
UFC FIGHT NIGHTFOX SPORTS 18:00 PM11:00 PM25984
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN2:00 PM3:00 PM254132
PGA TOURGOLF CHANNEL5:00 PM8:00 PM25268
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM239151
TOUR DE FRANCE – LIVENBC SPORTS NETWORK7:57 AM11:35 AM23755
OTL – FIRST REPORT   LESPN1:00 PM1:30 PM230154
ELEAGUETBS NETWORK10:00 PM1:45 AM221122
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM219141
E:60ESPN8:00 PM9:00 PM218126
NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE LNBC SPORTS NETWORK1:01 PM2:00 PM21433
AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAMEMLB NETWORK2:00 PM5:05 PM21350
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN7:59 AM9:00 AM210125
NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRAC LNBC SPORTS NETWORK11:35 AM1:01 PM20644
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM203129
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM203121
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN27:00 PM8:00 PM202104
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM201117
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN4:00 AM5:00 AM198129
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM197106
ESPY AWARDSESPN211:57 PM2:00 AM19193
TOUR DE FRANCE – PRIMENBC SPORTS NETWORK8:00 PM11:00 PM19044
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM18684
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESPN28:00 PM8:09 PM17887
SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL   LESPN29:58 PM11:57 PM17891
SPORTSCENTER LATEESPN5:00 AM6:00 AM173109
HUMANITARIAN AWARDSESPN7:30 PM8:00 PM17295
NASCAR XFINITY PRACTICE LNBC SPORTS NETWORK3:00 PM4:31 PM17230
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN7:00 AM7:59 AM170103
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM16889
MLB TONIGHT POSTGAMEMLB NETWORK10:15 PM11:25 PM16663
NASCAR K&N SERIESNBC SPORTS NETWORK2:00 PM3:00 PM16316
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN22:17 AM3:47 AM15485
SUMMER PRO BASKETBALL   LESPN28:09 PM9:58 PM15068
HIS & HERSESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM13968
INTENTIONAL TALKMLB NETWORK5:05 PM6:00 PM12748
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV) LNBA-TV8:30 PM10:29 PM11971
NITRO CIRCUSNBC SPORTS NETWORK7:00 PM8:00 PM11935
E:60ESPN22:00 AM3:00 AM11665
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN23:47 AM5:17 AM11551
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM10961
SPORTSNATIONESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM10765
MLBT ON DECK CIRCLEMLB NETWORK6:00 PM7:00 PM10034
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV) LNBA-TV10:29 PM12:18 AM10069
MLB TONIGHT PRIMEMLB NETWORK11:25 PM1:00 AM9948
BEST OF MIKE & MIKEESPN25:17 AM6:00 AM9750
ENGINE POWERNBC SPORTS NETWORK11:30 PM12:00 AM9322
MAJOR LEAGUE SCR (LF) FRIUNIVISION DEPORTES11:00 PM1:01 AM9159
OTL – FIRST REPORTESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM8838
HARD KNOCKSNFL NETWORK6:00 PM7:00 PM8751
NHRA PRO MOD SERIESFOX SPORTS 14:00 PM4:30 PM8616
FSL WITH JAY AND DAN PFOX SPORTS 111:00 PM11:30 PM8125
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV) LNBA-TV6:30 PM8:30 PM8143
HARD KNOCKSNFL NETWORK4:23 PM5:00 PM8045
NFL FANTASY LIVENFL NETWORK8:00 PM9:00 PM8052
TOUR DE FRANCE PRENBC SPORTS NETWORK7:30 AM7:57 AM7718
XTREME OFF-ROADNBC SPORTS NETWORK11:00 PM11:30 PM7716
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK1:00 AM2:01 AM7333
HARD KNOCKSNFL NETWORK9:00 PM10:00 PM7248
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM7041
HARD KNOCKSNFL NETWORK5:00 PM6:00 PM6743
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM6235
NFL FANTASY LIVENFL NETWORK10:00 PM11:00 PM6234
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFL NETWORK7:00 PM8:00 PM6239
UFC RELOADEDFOX SPORTS 16:00 AM7:00 AM6028
TOUR DE FRANCE – LATENBC SPORTS NETWORK12:00 AM3:00 AM6019
MONSTER  JAMFOX SPORTS 110:00 AM11:00 AM5921
NHRA SPORTSMAN SERIESFOX SPORTS 14:30 PM5:30 PM5810
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK2:01 AM3:00 AM5827
TMZ SPORTSFOX SPORTS 111:30 PM12:00 AM5727
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV)NBA-TV12:30 PM2:00 PM5722
UFC RELOADEDFOX SPORTS 14:00 AM6:00 AM5623
HIGH HEATMLB NETWORK1:00 PM2:00 PM5511
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFL NETWORK11:00 PM12:00 AM5435
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFL NETWORK2:00 AM3:00 AM5342
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 211:00 PM12:00 AM5114
TRIBUNA INTERACTIVAUNIVISION DEPORTES9:00 PM10:00 PM5121
LA ULTIMA PALABRA – LFOX DEPORTES12:00 AM1:00 AM5029
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 29:00 PM10:00 PM5014
HARD KNOCKSNFL NETWORK1:00 AM2:00 AM5040
NFL FANTASY LIVENFL NETWORK12:00 AM1:00 AM5038
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 212:00 AM1:00 AM4913
NBA PLAYOFFS PLAYBACKNBA-TV2:00 PM4:00 PM4929
MONSTER  JAMFOX SPORTS 13:00 PM4:00 PM4821
STARTERS P, THENBA-TV12:18 AM12:48 AM4840
UP TO THE MINUTENFL NETWORK2:12 PM4:23 PM4829
MERCADO MLSUNIVISION DEPORTES8:00 PM9:00 PM4831
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV) LNBA-TV4:30 PM6:30 PM4619
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUNIVISION DEPORTES7:00 PM8:00 PM4434
SPEAK FOR YOURSELFFOX SPORTS 112:00 AM1:00 AM4319
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 210:00 PM11:00 PM4311
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 21:00 AM2:00 AM4210
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV12:48 AM1:01 AM4236
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFL NETWORK6:00 AM7:00 AM4218
MLB CENTRALMLB NETWORK10:00 AM1:00 PM4120
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV)NBA-TV1:01 AM3:00 AM4129
UFC ON FOXD – FS1FOX DEPORTES8:00 PM11:00 PM4025
MLB WHIPAROUND LFOX SPORTS 17:00 PM8:00 PM4019
SPEAK FOR YOURSELF DFOX SPORTS 16:00 PM7:00 PM4013
NFL HQNFL NETWORK10:00 AM1:00 PM3920
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNU9:00 PM12:00 AM3819
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFL NETWORK5:00 AM6:00 AM3619
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV11:30 AM12:00 PM3516
UP TO THE MINUTENFL NETWORK1:00 PM1:34 PM3520
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 28:00 PM9:00 PM3413
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 22:00 AM3:00 AM3411
LINEA DE CUATRO LUNIVISION DEPORTES10:00 PM11:00 PM3415
HARD KNOCKSNFL NETWORK1:34 PM2:00 PM3322
NFL FANTASY LIVENFL NETWORK3:00 AM4:00 AM3327
NHRA SPORTSMAN SERIESFOX SPORTS 19:00 AM10:00 AM3216
HARD KNOCKSNFL NETWORK2:00 PM2:12 PM3222
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU8:00 PM8:30 PM319
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 27:00 PM8:00 PM3114
NBA SPECIALNBA-TV4:00 PM4:30 PM3114
HERD: NICK WRIGHT LFOX SPORTS 112:00 PM3:00 PM3016
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV12:00 PM12:30 PM2915
HARD KNOCKSNFL NETWORK4:00 AM5:00 AM2922
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU8:30 PM9:00 PM2814
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU4:30 PM5:30 PM289
TMZ SPORTSFOX SPORTS 111:30 AM12:00 PM2814
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFOX SPORTS 21:00 PM4:00 PM286
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV)NBA-TV10:00 AM11:30 AM2812
NFL HQNFL NETWORK7:00 AM10:00 AM2813
INTENTIONAL TALKMLB NETWORK6:00 AM7:00 AM275
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM2617
CENTRAL FOX WESTFOX DEPORTES1:00 AM2:00 AM2620
CONT TIRE SPORTS CAR CHFOX SPORTS 17:00 AM9:00 AM257
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLANFOX SPORTS 111:00 AM11:30 AM256
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLANFOX SPORTS 15:30 PM6:00 PM254
TMZ SPORTSFOX SPORTS 12:30 AM3:00 AM258
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU12:00 AM12:30 AM2414
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU12:30 AM1:00 AM2415
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV6:00 AM6:30 AM2413
ATHLETICSBEIN SPORT8:00 PM10:00 PM2310
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 24:00 PM5:00 PM237
MLB TONIGHTMLB NETWORK7:00 AM8:00 AM233
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 26:00 PM7:00 PM226
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNU1:00 AM3:00 AM2113
UFC PPV PRELIMSFOX SPORTS 29:00 AM11:00 AM211
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV)NBA-TV3:30 AM5:00 AM2112
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUNIVISION DEPORTES3:00 PM4:00 PM2115
COLL FTBL BOWL GAMEESPNU1:00 PM4:00 PM2012
MLB TONIGHTMLB NETWORK3:00 AM4:00 AM205
MLB TONIGHTMLB NETWORK5:00 AM6:00 AM203
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV5:00 AM5:30 AM2011
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPSNBC SPORTS NETWORK7:00 AM7:30 AM209
LINEA DE CUATRO LUNIVISION DEPORTES1:01 AM2:01 AM206
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV3:00 AM3:30 AM1912
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV5:30 AM6:00 AM1911
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU3:30 AM4:00 AM186
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:30 AM7:00 AM184
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU9:00 AM9:30 AM187
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU5:30 PM6:00 PM187
WORLD POKER TOURFOX SPORTS 25:00 PM6:00 PM185
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV6:30 AM7:00 AM188
ATHLETICSBEIN SPORT2:00 PM4:07 PM172
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM175
INTENTIONAL TALKMLB NETWORK4:00 AM5:00 AM172
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNU4:00 AM6:00 AM167
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU7:00 PM8:00 PM165
SPEAK FOR YOURSELFFOX SPORTS 13:00 AM4:00 AM168
NBA SUMMER LEAGUE (LV)NBA-TV7:00 AM9:00 AM169
MASS PARTICIPATIONBEIN SPORT1:00 PM2:00 PM146
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU3:00 AM3:30 AM144
CENTRAL FOX USFOX DEPORTES11:00 PM12:00 AM147
BEST THING I HERDFOX SPORTS 11:30 AM2:00 AM145
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBC SPORTS NETWORK3:00 AM3:30 AM142
TRACK AND FIELDBEIN SPORT ESPANOL2:00 PM4:06 PM132
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:00 AM6:30 AM135
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLANFOX SPORTS 11:00 AM1:30 AM133
CASCAREANDOUNIVISION DEPORTES2:01 AM3:00 AM136
CENTRAL FOX – MEXFOX DEPORTES3:00 PM4:00 PM112
AUSTRALIAN RULES FB LG LFOX SPORTS 26:00 AM9:00 AM112
MLB TONIGHTMLB NETWORK9:00 AM10:00 AM112
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV9:00 AM9:30 AM114
SPECIALS SHOW –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL4:30 PM5:00 PM100
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU4:00 PM4:30 PM105
NHRAFOX SPORTS 23:00 AM6:00 AM102
INTENTIONAL TALKMLB NETWORK8:00 AM9:00 AM103
STARTERS R, THENBA-TV9:30 AM10:00 AM103
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBC SPORTS NETWORK4:00 AM4:30 AM101
SPECIALS SHOW –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL4:06 PM4:30 PM90
WATER POLOBEIN SPORT10:00 PM11:00 PM81
LA ULTIMA PALABRA -RFOX DEPORTES2:00 AM3:00 AM86
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFOX SPORTS 12:00 AM2:30 AM81
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFOX SPORTS 211:00 AM1:00 PM82
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBC SPORTS NETWORK3:30 AM4:00 AM82
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUNIVISION DEPORTES6:00 PM7:00 PM87
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEE-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL11:00 PM1:00 AM73
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNU7:00 AM9:00 AM71
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU9:30 AM10:00 AM74
FOX GOL MEXICOFOX DEPORTES5:00 PM6:00 PM74
UFC ON FOXD PRELIM – DFOX DEPORTES6:00 PM8:00 PM72
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBC SPORTS NETWORK6:30 AM7:00 AM73
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBC SPORTS NETWORK6:00 AM6:30 AM61
ZONA AZULUNIVISION DEPORTES1:00 PM1:30 PM63
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-LBEIN SPORT ESPANOL9:30 PM10:00 PM55
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL12:00 PM1:00 PM51
REAL MADRID TV – –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL5:00 PM8:00 PM51
CENTRAL FOX US – RFOX DEPORTES3:00 AM4:00 AM53
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER – RFOX DEPORTES1:00 PM3:00 PM51
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBC SPORTS NETWORK4:30 AM5:00 AM50
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBC SPORTS NETWORK5:00 AM5:30 AM51
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBC SPORTS NETWORK5:30 AM6:00 AM50
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUNIVISION DEPORTES6:00 AM7:00 AM54
SUPER ESTADIOUNIVISION DEPORTES11:00 AM1:00 PM51
ATHLETICSBEIN SPORT1:00 AM3:00 AM42
IN CYCLEBEIN SPORT4:07 PM4:37 PM40
JUDO FEDERATION – HLSBEIN SPORT6:30 AM7:00 AM42
FOOTBALLS GREATEST CLUBSBEIN SPORT ESPANOL8:00 PM8:30 PM41
FOOTBALLS GREATEST CLUBSBEIN SPORT ESPANOL9:00 PM9:30 PM42
LOCKER ROOM – L –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL10:00 PM11:00 PM41
SPORTING RIVALRIES –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL8:30 PM9:00 PM41
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOX DEPORTES9:00 AM10:00 AM44
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOX DEPORTES11:00 AM12:00 PM42
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC3FOX DEPORTES4:00 PM5:00 PM41
LIGA MX EN 60UNIVISION DEPORTES2:00 PM3:00 PM42
ZONA AZULUNIVISION DEPORTES7:00 AM7:30 AM41
WTA ALL ACCESS-BEIN SPORT4:37 PM5:00 PM30
FOOTBALLS GREATEST CLUBSBEIN SPORT ESPANOL11:30 AM12:00 PM30
CENTRAL FOX EARLY-RFOX DEPORTES8:00 AM9:00 AM32
PASIONUNIVISION DEPORTES4:00 PM6:00 PM33
ZONA DIABLOUNIVISION DEPORTES7:30 AM8:00 AM30
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT8:00 AM8:30 AM22
FIFA FOOTBALL SHOWBEIN SPORT11:00 PM11:30 PM20
REAL MADRID TV –BEIN SPORT5:00 PM7:00 PM22
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL7:30 AM8:00 AM22
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL1:00 AM1:30 AM21
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL6:30 AM7:30 AM20
SPECIALS SHOW –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL1:00 PM1:30 PM21
CENTRAL FOX – MEXFOX DEPORTES12:00 PM1:00 PM22
CENTRAL FOX EARLY-RFOX DEPORTES7:00 AM8:00 AM21
CAMPEON DE CAMPEONES 30UNIVISION DEPORTES4:30 AM5:00 AM22
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUNIVISION DEPORTES3:00 AM4:00 AM21
LINEA DE CUATROUNIVISION DEPORTES5:00 AM6:00 AM22
ATHLETIX MAGAZINE –BEIN SPORT7:30 AM8:00 AM11
FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CH-RBEIN SPORT11:00 AM12:00 PM10
IN CYCLEBEIN SPORT11:30 PM12:00 AM10
MOTOGP – RBEIN SPORT12:00 PM1:00 PM10
SWIMMINGBEIN SPORT9:00 AM11:00 AM11
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL1:30 AM2:30 AM10
SPORTING RIVALRIES –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL11:00 AM11:30 AM11
SPORTING RIVALRIES –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL1:30 PM2:00 PM10
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOX DEPORTES10:00 AM11:00 AM10
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOX DEPORTES6:00 AM7:00 AM10
BARCA TV POR UDNUNIVISION DEPORTES8:00 AM11:00 AM10
SUPERCOPA MX EN 30UNIVISION DEPORTES4:00 AM4:30 AM11
ZONA RAYADAUNIVISION DEPORTES1:30 PM2:00 PM11
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-LBEIN SPORT7:00 PM7:30 PM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT6:00 AM6:30 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT12:00 AM12:30 AM00
GILLETTE WORLD SPORTSBEIN SPORT7:00 AM7:30 AM00
JUDO FEDERATION – HLSBEIN SPORT8:30 AM9:00 AM00
LOCKER ROOM – L –BEIN SPORT7:30 PM8:00 PM00
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT12:30 AM1:00 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL6:00 AM6:30 AM00
FOOTBALLS GREATEST CLUBSBEIN SPORT ESPANOL2:30 AM3:00 AM00
LIGUE 1 – RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL9:00 AM11:00 AM00
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL8:00 AM9:00 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOX DEPORTES4:00 AM6:00 AM00

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 40,000 homes in the Nielsen panel and a bit over 100,000 panelists, where 1 Nielsen panelist watching a whole telecast represents around 3,000 people. So something averaging a million viewers averaged around 370 people out of the ~100K panel — small, but still statistically significant. But when there’s a show with 30,000 viewers, that’s only around 10 Nielsen panelists…

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