Thunder-Warriors, Inside the NBA, Penguins-Lightning lead cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday May 18, 2016

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday May 18, 2016:

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ProgramNetEpisodeStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
NBA PLAYOFFSTNTOKLAHOMA CITY/GOLDEN STATE9:02 PM11:38 PM7,5733,950
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFSTNT11:38 PM12:15 AM3,4081,883
NBA PLAYOFFS PRETNT8:00 PM9:02 PM1,809932
NHL CONFERENCE FINALS LNBCSNPITTSBURGH/TAMPA BAY8:08 PM10:58 PM1,752821
DUNK KING, THETNTQUALIFYING ROUND PART 212:15 AM1:46 AM1,691962
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM836411
LIGA MX 5/18UDNSF: AMERICA / MONTERREY9:00 PM11:30 PM815527
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM642341
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:30 PM5:00 PM577343
MLB WED NIGHTESPNWASHINGTON/NEW YORK METS7:00 PM10:53 PM569234
NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALSNBCSNPITTSBURGH/TAMPA BAY10:58 PM12:00 AM497280
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM493293
SPORTSNATION        LESPN4:00 PM4:30 PM481300
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM480273
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM480252
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN8:00 AM9:00 AM454255
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN9:00 AM10:00 AM446251
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM438272
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN7:00 AM8:00 AM408229
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN6:00 AM7:00 AM399215
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM385234
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM383207
NFL LIVE                LESPN2:30 PM3:30 PM369246
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN10:53 PM12:00 AM369214
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS1605:BATTLE OF THE BRITS10:00 PM11:00 PM361200
NBA: THE JUMP  LESPN3:30 PM4:00 PM360246
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM358246
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:30 PM352252
LINEA DE CUATRO LUDN11:30 PM12:00 AM322233
NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALSNBCSNPITTSBURGH/TAMPA BAY7:00 PM8:08 PM299122
OTLESPN1:30 PM2:00 PM292207
NFL INSIDERS  LESPN2:00 PM2:30 PM286197
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM279178
UEL FINAL LFS1LIVERPOOL/SEVILLA2:31 PM5:00 PM279174
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN26:30 PM7:00 PM248154
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN26:00 AM10:00 AM245130
FUTBOL CENTRALUDN8:00 PM9:00 PM233151
FIRST TAKEESPN21:00 PM3:00 PM228153
AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAMEMLBNBOS AT KC/TEX AT OAK2:04 PM4:39 PM22063
NFL LIVEESPN27:00 PM8:00 PM211127
AROUND THE HORNESPN26:00 PM6:30 PM18796
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN230 FOR 30: BELIEVELAND8:00 PM9:30 PM17688
SPORTSNATIONESPN25:00 PM5:30 PM170122
NASCAR RACE HUB LFS15045:00 PM6:00 PM16945
SWIMMINGNBCSNUSA ARENA PRO – CHARLOTTE12:00 AM1:30 AM16499
HIS & HERSESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM15794
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN25:30 PM6:00 PM14496
NBA: THE JUMPESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM14388
FIRST TAKE REESPN24:30 PM5:00 PM13994
MLB TONIGHT PRIMEMLBNMLB TONIGHT8:00 PM1:00 AM13067
INTENTIONAL TALKMLBNINTENTIONAL TALK 4:45P4:39 PM6:00 PM12950
MLB TONIGHT BPMLBNMLBT BP6:00 PM8:00 PM12964
COLLEGE TRACK & FIELDESPN2SEC OUTDOOR T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS10:00 PM12:00 AM12652
TUF TALKFS1611:00 PM11:30 PM12468
BASEBALL TONIGHT  LESPN212:00 AM1:00 AM11257
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN12:00 AM1:00 AM10487
TOUR OF CALIFORNIANBCSN5:00 PM7:00 PM10315
COLLEGE TRACK & FIELDESPNUSEC MEN-WMN OUTDOOR CHMP8:00 PM10:00 PM10138
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2016NFLNTOP 100: 80-718:00 PM9:00 PM10159
UEL PREGAME LFS1432:00 PM2:31 PM10057
E:60ESPN21:30 AM2:30 AM9748
UFC TONIGHTFS11108:00 PM9:00 PM9547
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS1604:WAKE UP GUYS!9:00 PM10:00 PM9548
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUDN7:00 PM8:00 PM9357
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 PM8:00 PM8640
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS11:00 PM12:00 AM8553
JALEN & JACOBYESPN22:30 AM3:00 AM8157
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 1A1:00 AM2:00 AM8134
JALEN & JACOBYESPN21:00 AM1:30 AM7632
HIGH HEATMLBNHIGH HEAT1:00 PM2:00 PM7530
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ10:00 AM12:00 PM7346
NBA GAMETIME CF PREVIEW LNBATNBA GAMETIME WCF PREVIEW GM27:00 PM8:00 PM7235
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK CFNBATOKC/GSW GM1-CF2:00 PM3:37 PM7142
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 9A9:00 AM10:00 AM6710
TOUR OF CALIFORNIANBCSN1:30 AM2:30 AM6738
STARTERS P, THENBATSTARTERS 5/18/16 L6:30 PM7:00 PM6623
MY CLASSIC CARNBCSN4:30 PM5:00 PM665
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 2A2:00 AM3:00 AM6527
NBA GAMETIME CF RECAP RNBATNBA GAMETIME WCF RECAP GM21:11 AM2:30 AM6224
SPORTSCENTER SPECIALESPN2GRUDENS QB CAMP – JARED GOFF9:30 PM10:00 PM6020
SOUND FX: BEST OF…NFLNDEZ BRYANT4:30 PM5:00 PM6023
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK CFNBATTOR/CLE GM1-CF12:00 PM2:00 PM5933
AMSOIL ARENACROSSFS1LAS VEGAS6:00 PM7:00 PM5826
NBA GAMETIME CF RECAP LNBATNBA GAMETIME WCF RECAP GM211:33 PM1:11 AM5635
LINEA DE CUATRO LUDN1:00 AM2:00 AM5645
EXTREME KAYAK FISHING CHANBCSN3:30 PM4:00 PM5520
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ12:00 PM2:00 PM5537
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2016NFLNTOP 100: 80-7112:00 AM1:00 AM5527
DAN PATRICK SHOWNBCSN9:00 AM12:00 PM5426
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2016NFLNTOP 100: 80-7110:00 PM11:00 PM5328
2016 PLAYOFF PLBK CFNBATTOR/CLE GM1-CF4:00 PM6:00 PM5223
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU30 FOR 30: FANTASTIC LIES5:30 PM7:30 PM5128
FEHERTYGOLFJASON DAY3:30 PM4:30 PM517
CLASSIC GAMESNFLNDAL VS. NYG 11/23/20142:00 PM4:30 PM5122
MLB CENTRALMLBNMLB CENTRAL10:00 AM1:00 PM5018
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/1611:30 AM12:00 PM5028
NBA SPECIALNBATGSW GROUND: THE VISION6:00 PM6:30 PM5017
NFL HQNFLNNFL HQ8:00 AM10:00 AM5042
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2016NFLNTOP 100: 100-915:00 PM6:00 PM5024
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLANFS14912:30 AM1:00 AM4934
ENCOREGOLFMENS MATCH PLAY FINALS 20158:00 PM11:00 PM4913
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD11:30 PM12:30 AM4825
TMZ SPORTSFS113812:00 AM12:30 AM4835
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS7:00 AM8:00 AM4828
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2016RXNFLNTOP 100 RX: 80-719:00 PM9:30 PM4830
COPA LIB QUARTERFINALSFOXDATL MINEIRO VS SAO PAULO8:27 PM11:07 PM4623
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF11:30 PM12:00 AM4518
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS1605:BATTLE OF THE BRITS1:00 AM2:00 AM4327
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUDN6:00 PM7:00 PM4334
MORNING DRIVEGOLF9:00 AM10:00 AM426
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/1611:00 AM11:30 AM4221
ENCOREGOLFMENS MATCH PLAY FINALS 201512:00 AM3:00 AM4117
DESTINATION BAJA SURNBCSN2:30 PM3:00 PM416
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS2:00 AM3:00 AM4119
MORNING DRIVEGOLF10:00 AM11:00 AM406
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/169:00 AM9:30 AM4021
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNSURPRISE SURPRISE9:30 PM10:00 PM4021
HERD LFS119112:00 PM2:00 PM3915
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF1:30 PM2:00 PM394
PRESS CONFERENCENBATMIAMI HEAT PRESS CONFERENCE3:37 PM4:00 PM3921
STARTERS R, THENBATSTARTERS 5/18/16 R8:00 PM8:30 PM3914
KNOT RIGHT KAYAK FISHINGNBCSN4:00 PM4:30 PM3913
NHL TOP 10NBCSNGOALIES2:30 AM3:00 AM3920
GOLFING WORLDGOLF5:00 PM5:30 PM389
LADIES EURO H/LGOLFNEW ZEALAND WOMENS OPEN2:00 PM3:00 PM383
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 8A8:00 AM9:00 AM388
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/1610:00 AM10:30 AM3817
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/18/162:30 AM3:00 AM387
UFC  RELOADEDFS2FIGHT NIGHT BERLIN:JEDRZEJCZYK/PENNE6:00 PM8:00 PM3715
BASS 2 BILLFISHNBCSN1:30 PM2:00 PM377
GEORGE P WRLD OF SLTWATERNBCSN2:00 PM2:30 PM375
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFLNNFL TOTAL ACCESS6:00 AM7:00 AM3721
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2016NFLNTOP 100: 90-816:00 PM7:00 PM3720
FSL WITH JAY AND DAN PFS15711:30 PM12:00 AM3624
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/169:30 AM10:00 AM3620
BIG 12 WEEKLYESPNU5:00 PM5:30 PM3520
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/1610:30 AM11:00 AM3517
SALTWATER EXPERIENCENBCSN1:00 PM1:30 PM345
SWEETWATERNBCSN3:00 PM3:30 PM349
TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2016RXNFLNTOP 100 RX: 80-711:00 AM1:30 AM3414
GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMYGOLFPADRAIG HARRINGTON-FULL SWING6:30 PM7:00 PM335
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 6A6:00 AM7:00 AM3310
UEL FINALFS2LIVERPOOL/SEVILLA9:00 PM11:00 PM3217
MLB WHIPAROUND LFS12667:00 PM8:00 PM3119
TUF TALKFS162:00 AM2:30 AM3118
NFL FILMS PRESENTSNFLNSURPRISE SURPRISE1:30 AM2:00 AM3013
CENTRAL FOX USFOXD12:30 AM1:30 AM297
NHRAFS1ATLANTA8:30 AM11:30 AM297
FEHERTYGOLFJORDAN SPIETH11:00 AM12:00 PM299
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF3:00 PM3:30 PM294
MORNING DRIVEGOLF8:00 AM9:00 AM296
INTO THE BLUENBCSN12:30 PM1:00 PM295
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUVIRGINIA/DUKE3:00 PM5:00 PM2819
FEHERTYGOLFJORDAN SPIETH-GRAND SLAM12:00 PM1:00 PM284
MORNING DRIVEGOLF7:00 AM8:00 AM286
E:60ESPNUCATCHING KAYLA7:30 PM8:00 PM278
COPA LIB PREVIAFOXDQTRFINALS8:00 PM8:27 PM279
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF4:30 PM5:00 PM272
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUROAD TO THE WCWS10:00 PM11:00 PM2513
MONSTER  JAMFS176:INSIDE MONSTER JAM7:30 AM8:30 AM2515
G3 SPORTSMAN TVNBCSN12:00 PM12:30 PM255
DAN LE BATARD SHOW LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM2414
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/167:00 AM7:30 AM2410
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF1:00 PM1:30 PM231
NBA ACTIONNBATNBA ACTION 25308:30 PM9:00 PM237
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUINDIANA/DUKE1:00 PM3:00 PM2219
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/167:30 AM8:00 AM216
COPA AMERICA 2015 EN 60UDN2:00 AM3:00 AM2111
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFS1572:30 AM3:00 AM1915
NB90SNBATVOLUME 310:00 PM10:30 PM1910
NHL PLAYOFF ENCORENBCSNSAN JOSE/ST. LOUIS7:00 AM9:00 AM192
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN6:00 AM6:30 AM186
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOXD9:00 AM10:00 AM177
NHRAFS2ATLANTA11:00 PM2:00 AM173
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/166:30 AM7:00 AM175
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEIEGRANADA VS. BARCELONA3:15 PM5:13 PM168
TOULON TOURNAMENTBEIEMEXICO VS. FRANCE1:20 PM3:15 PM1610
E:60ESPNUCATCHING KAYLA11:30 PM12:00 AM1611
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/168:00 AM8:30 AM164
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEIEDEPORTIVO VS. REAL MADRID8:00 PM10:00 PM159
CENTRAL FOX MEXFOXD1:00 PM2:00 PM156
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:30 AM7:00 AM151
QUICK PITCHMLBNQP 7A7:00 AM8:00 AM156
NB90SNBATVOLUME 19:00 PM9:30 PM156
PRODUCT SHOWCASENBCSN6:30 AM7:00 AM152
PASIONUDN4:00 PM6:00 PM1512
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD8:00 AM9:00 AM146
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVOFOXD11:07 PM11:30 PM1410
MONSTER  JAMFS175:INTERNATIONAL MONSTER JAM TOUR6:30 AM7:30 AM146
TMZ SPORTSFS113711:30 AM12:00 PM141
NB90SNBATVOLUME 29:30 PM10:00 PM148
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/166:00 AM6:30 AM144
CYCLINGBEIEGIRO D ITALIA ST11-MODENA-ASOLO8:30 AM11:30 AM135
UEL FULL TIME LFS2135:00 PM5:30 PM136
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFS2SWANSON/STEPHENS9:00 AM12:00 PM135
90 IN 30BEIEJUVENTUS VS. SAMPDORIA7:30 PM8:00 PM128
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUCOLLEGE SOFTBALL FEATURED11:00 PM11:30 PM129
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOXD10:00 AM11:00 AM1210
COPA LIB QTRFINALSFOXDINDEP DE VALLE VS PUMAS4:00 PM6:00 PM126
FOX DEPORTES EN VIVOFOXD7:00 PM8:00 PM129
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOXD11:00 AM12:00 PM128
MLBS BESTFS1586:00 AM6:30 AM124
UEL HIGHLIGHTSFS2478:00 PM9:00 PM128
90 IN 30BEIEGRANADA VS. BARCELONA7:00 PM7:30 PM118
CYCLINGBEINGIRO DITALIA – STAGE 11  MODENA – ASOLO8:30 AM11:15 AM110
PREESPNUNBA DRAFT COMBINE12:00 AM3:00 AM1110
CENTRAL FOX MEX PRIMEFOXD6:00 PM7:00 PM117
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC3FOXD2:00 PM3:00 PM117
NBA GAMETIMENBATGAMETIME 5/17/168:30 AM9:00 AM113
UFC PPV PRELIMSFS2198:WERDUM/MIOCIC3:00 PM5:00 PM101
NB90SNBATVOLUME 511:00 PM11:30 PM105
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM11:00 PM92
90 IN 30BEINPARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. NANTES4:00 PM4:30 PM94
ATHLETICSBEINIAAF WORLD CHALLENGE LEAGUE – BEIJING8:00 PM10:00 PM97
CENTRAL FOXFOXD3:00 PM4:00 PM96
UCL MAGAZINEFS2965:30 PM6:00 PM96
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2604:WAKE UP GUYS!1:00 PM2:00 PM93
GOLF CENTRALGOLF6:00 AM6:30 AM92
SUPER ESTADIOUDN11:00 AM2:00 PM96
FUTBOL LATINOBEIEFUTBOL LATINO5:30 PM6:00 PM86
TOULON TOURNAMENTBEIECZECH REPUBLIC VS. MALI11:30 AM1:20 PM84
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-L10:00 PM10:30 PM85
LA LIGA WORLDBEIELIGAWORLD5:13 PM5:30 PM76
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUOKLAHOMA/KANSAS7:00 AM9:00 AM71
ESPNU STUDIOESPNUROAD TO THE WCWS9:00 AM10:00 AM73
CENTRAL FOXFOXD12:00 PM1:00 PM75
CENTRAL FOX EARLYFOXD7:00 AM8:00 AM74
MONSTER JAMFS276:INSIDE MONSTER JAM2:00 AM3:00 AM71
UFC PPV PRELIMSFS2198:WERDUM/MIOCIC6:00 AM8:00 AM71
COPA AMERICA 2015 EN 60UDN2:00 PM3:00 PM74
HERD LFS21922:00 PM3:00 PM62
NB90SNBATVOLUME 410:30 PM11:00 PM63
GIRO D ITALIA HIGHLIGHTSBEIESTAGE 11 HIGHLIGHTS11:00 PM11:30 PM50
REAL MADRID TVBEIERMTV-6:00 PM7:00 PM54
90 IN 30BEINPARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. NANTES11:00 PM11:30 PM53
ULTIMATE FIGHTERFS2603:WHO I AM12:00 PM1:00 PM52
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN3:00 PM4:00 PM53
LA LIGA BBVA MARQUEEBEINGRANADA VS. BARCELONA11:30 PM1:30 AM43
TOULON TOURNAMENTBEINMEXICO VS. FRANCE1:20 PM3:10 PM41
BARCA TV POR UDNUDN8:00 AM11:00 AM43
TOULON TOURNAMENTBEIEMEXICO VS. FRANCE12:00 AM1:50 AM30
90 IN 30BEINDEPORTIVO VS. REAL MADRID3:30 PM4:00 PM30
CYCLINGBEINGIRO DITALIA – STAGE 11 HIGHLIGHTS10:30 PM11:00 PM32
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R1:30 AM2:00 AM32
GILLETTE WORLD SPORTSBEINGILLETTE WORLD SPORTS4:30 PM5:00 PM31
GYMNASTICSBEINFIG WORLD CHALLENGE CUP – VARNA DAY 25:00 PM8:00 PM31
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSNESPNUVIRGINIA/DUKE6:00 AM7:00 AM30
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUDN6:00 AM7:00 AM33
90 IN 30BEIEJUVENTUS VS. SAMPDORIA11:30 PM12:00 AM21
90 IN 30BEINAC MILAN VS. AS ROMA2:00 AM2:30 AM20
LA ULTIMA PALABRAFOXD1:30 AM2:30 AM22
UFC MAIN EVENTFS2132:CRUZ/FABER8:00 AM9:00 AM20
90 IN 30BEIEPARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. NANTES8:00 AM8:30 AM10
LA LIGA WORLDBEINLIGAWORLD11:15 AM11:30 AM10
LA LIGA WORLDBEINLIGAWORLD3:10 PM3:30 PM10
TOULON TOURNAMENTBEINCZECH REPUBLIC VS. MALI11:30 AM1:20 PM10
FUTBOL EN SERIO PUNTOUDN7:00 AM8:00 AM11
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R6:00 AM7:00 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R7:00 AM8:00 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEIEEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R2:00 AM3:00 AM00
LA LIGA WORLDBEIELIGAWORLD1:50 AM2:00 AM00
90 IN 30BEINPARIS SAINT GERMAIN VS. NANTES6:00 AM6:30 AM00
90 IN 30BEINJUVENTUS VS. SAMPDORIA6:30 AM7:00 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R7:00 AM7:30 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAYBEINEXPRESS XTRA WEEKDAY-R7:30 AM8:00 AM00
GILLETTE WORLD SPORTSBEINGILLETTE WORLD SPORTS8:00 AM8:30 AM00
LA LIGA WORLDBEINLIGAWORLD2:30 AM3:00 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOXD6:00 AM7:00 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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