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:
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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…