Warriors/Grizzlies, Thunder/Kings, PTI lead Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday December 16, 2014


NBA action on ESPN led the cable sports networks on Tuesday night topped by the 1.872 million average viewers and 0.8 adults 18-49 rating for the Golden State Warriors vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Sacramento Kings drew 1.529 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Pardon the Interruption averaged 1.119 million viewers and a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday December 16, 2014:

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.

I haven’t seen the deep dive yet. Will add it here as soon as possible.

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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