Thunder-Spurs, Inside the NBA, Capitals-Penguins lead cable sports TV ratings for Tuesday May 10, 2016

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday May 10, 2016:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
NBA PLAYOFFSTNTOKLAHOMA CITY/SAN ANTONIO8:00 PM10:39 PM4,6072,368
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFSTNT10:39 PM11:37 PM2,6561,491
NHL SEMI FINALS LNBCSNWASHINGTON/PITTSBURGH8:03 PM11:25 PM2,0101,014
CASTLETNTCLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MURDER7:00 PM8:00 PM946305
NBA PLAYOFFSTNTOKLAHOMA CITY/SAN ANTONIO11:37 PM2:15 AM946515
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM865415
NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALSNBCSNWASHINGTON/PITTSBURGH11:25 PM12:00 AM783427
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM567274
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM544316
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM492276
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM460250
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:00 PM12:00 AM431255
SPORTSNATION        LESPN4:00 PM4:30 PM392220
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM382258
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM369212
PRIME BASEBALL GAMEMLBNKC AT NYY/DET AT WAS7:00 PM10:16 PM366123
NBA: THE JUMP  LESPN3:30 PM4:00 PM361220
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM360198
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM358206
NFL LIVE                LESPN2:30 PM3:30 PM348200
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM331165
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM319232
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM316189
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM316227
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:30 PM309180
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM304192
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM301164
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:45 PM7:14 PM292154
NHL LIVE PRE SEMI FINALSNBCSNWASHINGTON/PITTSBURGH7:00 PM8:03 PM292130
PREMIER LEAGUE LNBCSNMANCHESTER UNITED/WEST HAM3:23 PM5:32 PM287149
NFL LIVEESPN27:14 PM8:00 PM286148
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM279136
INVICTUS GAMES LESPNDAY 27:00 PM8:30 PM276159
SPORTSCENTER AFT    LESPN25:00 PM6:16 PM272139
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM271176
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM269155
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:16 PM6:45 PM264138
OTLESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM247151
PRIME BASEBALL GAMEMLBNNYM AT LAD/TOR AT SF10:16 PM1:04 AM241102
NBA: THE JUMPESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM233146
HIS & HERSESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM232155
E:60ESPN10:00 PM11:00 PM223122
NFL PROGRAMMINGESPNHEY ROOKIE, WELCOME TO NFL9:00 PM9:30 PM18998
NFL PROGRAMMINGESPNHEY ROOKIE, WELCOME TO NFL8:30 PM9:00 PM187110
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: TROJAN WAR8:30 PM10:00 PM187108
FIRST TAKE REESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM186109
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSN12:00 AM1:00 AM181113
PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSN5:32 PM6:00 PM17692
NFL PROGRAMMINGESPNHEY ROOKIE, WELCOME TO NFL9:30 PM10:00 PM17399
NFL PROGRAMMINGESPN2HEY ROOKIE, WELCOME NFL8:00 PM8:30 PM16774
UFC UNLEASHEDFS1BEST OF FABRICIO WERDUM10:00 PM11:00 PM16247
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESPN210:00 PM11:00 PM14888
UFC CLASSICSFS1ANDERSON SILVA9:00 PM10:00 PM14057
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS14995:00 PM6:00 PM13725
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 1A1:04 AM2:04 AM12361
INVICTUS GAMESESPN2DAY 211:00 PM12:30 AM11372
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN2:00 PM3:23 PM10564
NASCAR AMERICANBCSN6:00 PM6:30 PM10033
MLB NOWMLBNMLB NOW4:00 PM5:00 PM9533
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30 SHORTS: FIRST PITCH12:30 AM1:00 AM9467
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM9437
MLB TONIGHT BPMLBNMLBT BP6:00 PM7:00 PM9138
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD12:00 AM1:00 AM9064
PRESS CONFERENCENBATMVP PRESS CONFERENCE5:00 PM6:37 PM8530
RUNDOWNMLBNTHE RUNDOWN2:00 PM4:00 PM8228
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP2:00 PM3:00 PM8111
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBATNBA GAMETIME LIVE7:07 PM8:00 PM8032
NFL LIVEESPN22:00 AM3:00 AM7946
PRO FOOTBALL TALKNBCSN6:30 PM7:00 PM7927
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ10:00 AM12:00 PM7938
MONSTER  JAMFS174:LAS VEGAS PART 36:00 PM7:00 PM7622
NBA TONIGHT     LESPN21:00 AM1:30 AM7554
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK  5P5:00 PM6:00 PM7442
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP4:00 PM5:00 PM7317
JALEN & JACOBYESPN21:30 AM2:00 AM7151
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATGSW/POR GM4-R24:00 PM5:00 PM7120
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT1:00 PM2:00 PM7032
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF5:00 PM5:30 PM6913
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP3:00 PM4:00 PM6916
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP9:00 PM11:00 PM6920
MEN IN BLAZERSNBCSN1:00 AM1:30 AM6940
TOP 10NFLNPITTSBURGH STEELERS9:00 PM10:00 PM6833
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 5/10/16 L6:37 PM7:07 PM6725
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP7:00 PM9:00 PM6618
TOP 10NFLNGREEN BAY PACKERS1:00 AM2:00 AM6553
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ12:00 PM2:00 PM6434
MLB CENTRALMLBNMLB CENTRAL10:00 AM1:00 PM6335
FSL WITH JAY AND DAN PFS15111:00 PM11:30 PM6220
UFC MAIN EVENTFS1VELASQUEZ/WERDUM8:30 PM9:00 PM6217
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP10:00 AM11:00 AM6117
FANATICOS DEL FRIOUDN9:00 PM10:00 PM6135
TOP 10NFLNRAIDERS4:00 PM5:00 PM5815
GAMETIME LIVE PO POSTGAMENBAT2016 OKC/SAS GM5-R210:34 PM12:15 AM5732
STARTERS R, THENBATSTARTERS 5/10/16 R8:00 PM8:30 PM5720
PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWNBCSN1:30 AM2:00 AM5737
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF5:30 PM6:00 PM5613
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: THE U PART 22:30 PM4:30 PM5532
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP1:00 PM2:00 PM5512
MLB WHIPAROUND LFS12607:00 PM8:00 PM5315
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM5327
TOP 10NFLNDYNASTIES8:00 PM9:00 PM5317
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP12:00 PM1:00 PM5218
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP11:00 PM1:00 AM5121
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/10/161:00 AM1:30 AM5129
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM5139
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM5022
TOP 10NFLNGREEN BAY PACKERS10:00 PM11:00 PM4925
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM4821
TMZ SPORTSFS113212:00 AM12:30 AM4733
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM4719
INSIDE THE NBANBATINSIDE THE NBA 5/9/169:00 AM9:46 AM4715
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP11:00 AM12:00 PM4615
TOP 10NFLNDYNASTIES12:00 AM1:00 AM4528
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUALABAMA8:18 PM10:00 PM4425
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: TROJAN WAR1:00 PM2:30 PM4421
UEFA CL SEMIFINALSFOXDREAL MADRID VS MAN CITY9:00 PM11:00 PM4422
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM4424
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNUSEC STORIED: WUERFFELS WAY4:30 PM5:00 PM4315
HERD LFS118612:00 PM3:00 PM4323
WORLD POKER TOURFS1ALPHA8 LAS VEGAS PT34:00 PM5:00 PM4311
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/09/168:30 AM9:00 AM4313
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM4323
TOP 10NFLNSNAKE BITTEN FRANCHISES2:00 PM3:00 PM4321
TOP 10NFLNDALLAS COWBOYS6:00 PM7:00 PM4312
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD11:00 PM12:00 AM4235
BEST THING I HERDFS110312:30 AM1:00 AM4230
PGA TOUR H/LGOLFPLAYERS CHP6:00 PM7:00 PM4217
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATGSW/POR GM4-R212:00 PM1:00 PM428
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/10/1612:30 AM1:00 AM4226
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/10/161:30 AM2:00 AM4219
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS15111:30 PM12:00 AM4115
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP9:00 AM10:00 AM419
TOP 10NFLNNEW YORK GIANTS3:00 PM4:00 PM4113
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/09/169:46 AM10:00 AM4011
SALTWATER EXPERIENCENBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM3921
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM3717
INTO THE BLUENBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM3714
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM3724
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM3720
COLLEGE BASEBALL        LESPNULOUISVILLE/VANDERBILT5:00 PM8:18 PM3610
INSIDE THE NBANBATINSIDE THE NBA 5/9/166:00 AM6:46 AM3617
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/10/1612:15 AM12:30 AM3619
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBCSN2:00 AM3:00 AM3624
TOP 10NFLN49ERS5:00 PM6:00 PM3610
HOBIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURESNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM3517
COPA AMERICA 2011 EN 60UDN10:00 PM11:00 PM3518
LIGA MX EN 60UDN8:00 PM9:00 PM3519
LINEA DE CUATRO LUDN11:00 PM12:00 AM3528
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUCLEMSON10:00 PM12:00 AM3417
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM3311
HIGH TOPSNBATTOP PLAYS OF THE 2015-16 SEASON8:30 PM9:00 PM3318
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/10/162:00 AM2:30 AM3313
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP1:00 AM3:00 AM3214
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/09/166:46 AM7:16 AM3116
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/09/168:00 AM8:30 AM317
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/09/1610:00 AM10:30 AM319
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS2:00 AM3:00 AM3123
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/10/162:30 AM3:00 AM3010
PRESS CONFERENCENBATSACRAMENTO KINGS PRESS CONFERENCE1:01 PM1:20 PM306
NEXT BITENBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM3016
MLBS BESTFS1578:00 PM8:30 PM2910
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATTOR/MIA GM4-R23:00 PM4:00 PM293
DAN LE BATARD SHOW LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM2819
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS1511:00 AM1:30 AM2821
WORLD POKER TOURFS1ALPHA8 LAS VEGAS PT23:00 PM4:00 PM2815
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2BELFORT/HENDERSON5:00 PM8:00 PM289
INTERNATIONAL SOCCERFOXDBUND:BORUSSIA MG VS LEVERKUSEN7:00 PM9:00 PM2715
NCWTS  RACINGFS1KANSAS9:30 AM11:30 AM277
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/09/1610:30 AM11:00 AM276
CENTRAL FOX WESTFOXD1:00 AM2:00 AM2619
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/09/167:44 AM8:00 AM260
BEYOND THE PAINTNBATBEYOND THE PAINT 610:00 PM10:30 PM2518
LIVE FROMGOLFPLAYERS CHP6:00 AM7:00 AM2413
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF8:00 AM9:00 AM248
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 AM7:00 AM247
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM2415
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/09/167:16 AM7:44 AM239
GIRO D ITALIA HIGHLIGHTSBEIESTAGE 4 HIGHLIGHTS11:00 PM11:30 PM2210
TMZ SPORTSFS113111:30 AM12:00 PM228
UFC FS1 PRELIMSFS2OVEREEM/ARLOVSKI11:00 PM1:00 AM226
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEIEBARCELONA VS. ESPANYOL1:30 PM3:30 PM219
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUALABAMA12:00 AM2:00 AM2118
NHRA PRO MOD SERIESFS1GAINESVILLE9:00 AM9:30 AM2113
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATTOR/MIA GM4-R211:00 AM12:00 PM214
LINEA DE CUATROUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM218
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK R2NBATSAS/OKC GM4-R22:00 PM3:00 PM207
CYCLINGBEINGIRO DITALIA STG 4 CATANZARO PRAIA A MAR8:30 AM11:35 AM190
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF7:00 AM8:00 AM1912
CENTRAL FOX MEXFOXD1:00 PM2:00 PM177
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC3FOXD4:00 PM5:00 PM177
MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCRFS1LAS VEGAS6:00 AM9:00 AM179
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25299:30 PM10:00 PM1710
CENTRAL FOX MEX PRIMEFOXD6:00 PM7:00 PM169
TMZ SPORTSFS11321:30 AM2:00 AM1611
NBA SPECIALNBATGOLDEN SEASON: 2015-16 WARRIORS, A9:00 PM9:30 PM168
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2DOS SANTOS/MIOCIC3:00 PM4:00 PM154
PASIONUDN4:00 PM6:00 PM144
SUPER ESTADIOUDN11:00 AM2:00 PM149
CENTRAL FOXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM132
CENTRAL FOXFOXD3:00 PM4:00 PM137
EL SHOW DE LA COPAFOXDCOPA LIBERTADORES5:00 PM6:00 PM135
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2198:WERDUM/MIOCIC4:00 PM5:00 PM132
90 IN 30BEIEBARCELONA VS. ESPANYOL7:00 PM7:30 PM128
90 IN 30BEIEINTER VS. EMPOLI11:30 PM12:00 AM121
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM128
90 IN 30BEIEREAL MADRID VS. VALENCIA7:30 PM8:00 PM119
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD2:00 AM3:00 AM116
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2JACARE/MOUSASI8:00 AM10:00 AM113
REAL MADRID TVBEIERMTV-6:00 PM7:00 PM106
SERIE ABEIEHELLAS VERONA VS. JUVENTUS8:00 PM10:00 PM105
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERFS2D.C. UNITED/NEW YORK CITY8:00 PM10:00 PM103
CYCLINGBEINGIRO DITALIA – STAGE 4 HIGHLIGHTS11:00 PM11:30 PM96
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM98
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOXD2:00 PM3:00 PM95
NHL PLAYOFF ENCORENBCSNDALLAS/ST. LOUIS7:00 AM9:00 AM92
COPA AMERICA 2011 EN 60UDN2:00 AM3:00 AM92
CYCLINGBEIEGIRO D ITALIA-ST4-CATANZARO-PRAIA A MARE8:30 AM11:34 AM80
LA ULTIMA PALABRA EARLYFOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM85
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2603:WHO I AM2:00 PM3:00 PM84
LIGUE 1 HIGHLIGHT SHOWBEIELIGUE 1 HIGHLIGHT SHOW5:30 PM6:00 PM71
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUTENNESSEE6:00 AM8:00 AM75
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2601:LADIES AND GENTS11:00 AM1:00 PM72
FUTBOL EN SERIO PUNTOUDN7:00 AM8:00 AM77
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEIEREAL MADRID VS. VALENCIA12:00 AM2:00 AM63
COLL FTBL SPRING GAMEESPNUGEORGIA8:00 AM10:00 AM64
BUNDESLIGA BEST APRILFS210:30 PM11:00 PM65
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2WERDUM/HUNT7:00 AM7:30 AM63
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2602:FRIENDS AND FOES1:00 PM2:00 PM62
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN6:00 AM6:30 AM60
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM66
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINREAL MADRID VS. VALENCIA2:30 PM4:30 PM52
SERIE ABEINHELLAS VERONA VS. JUVENTUS11:30 PM1:30 AM54
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS1512:00 AM2:30 AM53
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN6:30 AM7:00 AM50
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN8:00 AM9:00 AM55
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM54
RUGBYBEIEAVIVA-HARLEQUINS VS. EXETER11:34 AM1:30 PM40
GILLETTE WORLD SPORTSBEINGILLETTE WORLD SPORTS11:35 AM12:00 PM40
UFC  COUNTDOWNFS2198:WERDUM/MIOCIC10:00 AM11:00 AM41
ZONA NBA RUDN10:00 AM11:00 AM41
LIGUE 1BEIEAJACCIO VS. PARIS SAINT GERMAIN3:30 PM5:30 PM31
LIGUE 1BEINLYON VS. AS MONACO12:00 PM2:00 PM31
RUGBYBEINAVIVA – HARLEQUINS VS. EXETER5:00 PM7:00 PM32
SKYBET F.L.  HIGHLIGHTSBEINSKYBET F.L.  HIGHLIGHTS8:00 AM8:30 AM31
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM33
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2VELASQUEZ/WERDUM7:30 AM8:00 AM32
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2603:WHO I AM6:00 AM7:00 AM30
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R2:00 AM3:00 AM22
90 IN 60BEINMIDDLESBROUGH VS. BRIGHTON8:00 PM9:00 PM21
ATP WORLD TOUR UNCOVEREDBEINATPWORLD4:30 PM5:00 PM20
MOTOGPBEINROUND 5 – HIGHLIGHTS9:00 PM10:00 PM20
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOXD11:00 AM12:00 PM21
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS1512:30 AM3:00 AM22
UCL MAGAZINEFS29510:00 PM10:30 PM20
AMERICA REDONDAUDN2:00 PM3:00 PM21
LA LIGA BBVABEIEREAL SOCIEDAD VS. RAYO6:30 AM8:30 AM11
REAL MADRID TVBEINREAL MADRID TV7:00 PM8:00 PM10
SERIE A SHOWBEINSERIE A SHOW –2:00 PM2:30 PM10
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM10
GILLETE WORLD SPORTSBEIEGILLETTE WORLS SPORTS6:00 AM6:30 AM00
90 IN 30BEINREAL MADRID VS. VALENCIA6:00 AM6:30 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R6:30 AM7:00 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R1:30 AM2:30 AM00
LOCKER ROOMBEIN7:00 AM7:00 AM8:00 AM00
SKYBET F.L.  HIGHLIGHTSBEINSKYBET F.L.  HIGHLIGHTS2:30 AM3:00 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 AM00
LINEA DE CUATROUDN9:00 AM10:00 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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