WWE Smackdown, Olympics, Pardon the Interruption top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Tuesday August 16, 2016

 

Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday August 16, 2016:

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ProgramNetStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
WWE SMACKDOWNUSA NETWORK8:00 PM10:00 PM2,4711,043
S OLY PRIMENBC SPORTS NETWORK7:00 PM12:00 AM1,208498
PARDON THE INTERRUPTIONESPN5:30 PM6:00 PM743353
GUNSMOKETV LAND4:00 PM5:09 PM72769
S OLY WEEKDAYNBC SPORTS NETWORK8:00 AM7:00 PM721244
HARD KNOCKS 16 – LA RAMSHBO PRIME10:01 PM10:58 PM487357
S OLY WEEKDAYUSA NETWORK9:00 AM5:14 PM449162
S OLY WEEKDAYCNBC5:00 PM8:00 PM408170
AROUND THE HORNESPN5:00 PM5:30 PM402204
SPORTSCENTER EARLY      LESPN6:00 PM7:00 PM372225
SPORTS JEOPARDYNBC SPORTS NETWORK12:00 AM12:30 AM351193
HIGHLY QUESTIONABLEESPN4:31 PM5:00 PM304175
SPORTSCENTER 12AM  LESPN12:00 AM1:00 AM296177
SPORTSCENTER SPECIAL   LESPN7:00 PM11:00 PM294206
COPA MX – LUNIVISION DEPORTES9:55 PM12:00 AM285185
S OLY WEEKDAYMSNBC12:00 PM5:01 PM27259
MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN LESPN6:00 AM10:00 AM271169
SPORTSCENTER 1AM        LESPN1:00 AM2:00 AM257180
SPORTS JEOPARDYNBC SPORTS NETWORK12:30 AM1:00 AM255134
SPORTSCENTER MORNING    LESPN2:00 AM3:00 AM250168
SPORTSCENTER LATE       LESPN11:00 PM12:00 AM246161
PRIME BASEBALL GAMEMLB NETWORK7:00 PM10:14 PM23055
FIRST TAKE   LESPN210:00 AM12:00 PM229132
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN10:00 AM11:00 AM224140
NFL PRESEASONNFL NETWORK8:00 PM11:00 PM22092
SPORTS JEOPARDYNBC SPORTS NETWORK1:00 AM1:30 AM211110
NFL LIVE                LESPN2:30 PM3:30 PM207118
SPORTSNATION        LESPN3:30 PM4:31 PM202125
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN12:00 PM1:06 PM199102
FANTASY FTBL KICKOFF   LESPN1:30 PM2:30 PM192121
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN1:06 PM1:30 PM19298
FIRST TAKE SPECIAL LESPN21:00 PM1:30 PM185122
HIS & HERS  LESPN212:00 PM1:00 PM176102
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFL NETWORK7:00 PM8:00 PM17181
NFL PRESEASONNFL NETWORK1:00 PM4:00 PM16872
JALEN & JACOBY LESPN3:00 AM6:00 AM166116
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN11:00 AM12:00 PM164102
SPORTS JEOPARDYNBC SPORTS NETWORK1:30 AM2:00 AM16186
NFL PRESEASONNFL NETWORK4:00 PM7:00 PM15462
NFL PRESEASONNFL NETWORK12:00 AM3:00 AM15167
MLB TONIGHT PRIMEMLB NETWORK10:14 PM1:03 AM15050
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN29:00 AM10:00 AM14877
AMATEUR SOFTBALL        LESPN29:30 PM10:57 PM14352
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVE   LESPN21:30 PM2:00 PM13787
UFC UNLEASHEDFOX SPORTS 19:30 PM10:30 PM13746
UFC FIGHT FLASHBACKFOX SPORTS 110:30 PM11:00 PM13359
SPORTSNATION        LESPN24:30 PM7:00 PM13195
AMATEUR SOFTBALL        LESPN27:00 PM8:53 PM13042
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN28:00 AM9:00 AM12872
SPORTSCENTER AM      LESPN27:00 AM8:00 AM12471
NASCAR RACE HUB LFOX SPORTS 15:00 PM6:00 PM12020
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFL NETWORK11:00 PM12:00 AM11562
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESPN28:53 PM9:00 PM9828
S OLY OVNT REPLAYNBC SPORTS NETWORK2:00 AM6:00 AM9731
OUTSIDE THE LINES-WKNDESPN22:00 PM2:30 PM9564
FIRST TAKE SPECIALESPN24:00 PM4:30 PM9354
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPN21:00 AM3:00 AM9250
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN25:00 AM6:00 AM9234
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK1:03 AM2:04 AM9241
SPORTSCENTER MORNINGESPN26:00 AM7:00 AM9141
NFL TOTAL ACCESSNFL NETWORK3:00 AM4:00 AM9157
S OLY AM REPLAYNBC SPORTS NETWORK6:00 AM7:00 AM8730
NFL PRESEASONNFL NETWORK6:00 AM7:00 AM8645
AMATEUR BASEBALL        LESPNU7:00 PM10:36 PM8539
NFL PRESEASONNFL NETWORK10:00 AM1:00 PM8332
MLB NOWMLB NETWORK4:00 PM5:00 PM8221
S OLY PMNBC UNIVERSO3:00 PM8:00 PM7945
NFL PRESEASONNFL NETWORK4:00 AM6:00 AM7848
SPORTSCENTER PRIME    LESPN29:00 PM9:30 PM7626
FIRST TAKE SPECIALESPN210:57 PM11:30 PM7530
FSL WITH JAY AND DAN PFOX SPORTS 111:00 PM11:30 PM7445
NFL LIVEESPN211:30 PM12:30 AM7339
GOOD MORNING FOOTBALLNFL NETWORK7:00 AM10:00 AM7337
UCL PLAYOFFS LFOX SPORTS 12:30 PM5:00 PM6744
MLB TONIGHT BPMLB NETWORK6:00 PM7:00 PM6723
MLB REGULAR SEASON REPEATESPN23:00 AM5:00 AM6636
INTENTIONAL TALKMLB NETWORK5:00 PM6:00 PM6527
CONCACAF LC – LUNIVISION DEPORTES7:55 PM9:55 PM6536
RUNDOWNMLB NETWORK2:00 PM4:00 PM6417
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPN23:00 PM4:00 PM6137
FIRST TAKE SPECIALESPN212:30 AM1:00 AM6128
HIGH HEATMLB NETWORK1:00 PM2:00 PM6124
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK9:00 AM10:00 AM618
UFC MAIN EVENTFOX SPORTS 29:00 PM9:30 PM5821
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL3:30 PM4:30 PM5714
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPN22:30 PM3:00 PM5539
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK8:00 AM9:00 AM553
UNIVISON DEPORTES FCUNIVISION DEPORTES7:00 PM7:55 PM5535
TMZ SPORTSFOX SPORTS 111:30 PM12:00 AM5433
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL12:00 PM1:00 PM537
PREMIER LEAGUE DOWNLOADNBC SPORTS NETWORK7:00 AM8:00 AM5124
UEFA CL PLAYOFF – LFOX DEPORTES2:30 PM4:41 PM5031
CONCACAF LC – LUNIVISION DEPORTES12:00 AM2:00 AM5024
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL4:30 PM5:30 PM4813
MLB CENTRALMLB NETWORK10:00 AM1:00 PM4713
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL6:00 PM8:00 PM4615
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL1:00 PM2:00 PM454
HERD LFOX SPORTS 112:00 PM2:00 PM4422
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF CHANNEL3:00 PM3:30 PM442
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBA-TV6:00 PM8:00 PM4421
LA ULTIMA PALABRA – LFOX DEPORTES12:00 AM1:00 AM4321
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF CHANNEL5:30 PM6:00 PM427
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL9:00 AM10:00 AM416
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL12:00 AM2:00 AM4115
LOCURA DEPORTIVAUNIVISION DEPORTES6:00 PM7:00 PM4122
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU12:30 AM1:00 AM4026
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL8:00 PM10:00 PM409
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBA-TV8:30 PM10:30 PM4019
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL10:00 PM12:00 AM387
UFC UNLEASHEDFOX SPORTS 14:00 AM5:00 AM3712
CFB DAILYESPNU12:00 AM12:30 AM3624
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK2:44 AM3:44 AM3611
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK4:44 AM5:00 AM3612
NBA GAMETIMENBA-TV10:30 PM11:00 PM3615
SPEAK FOR YOURSELF DFOX SPORTS 16:00 PM7:00 PM3512
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK7:00 AM8:00 AM3411
LOCKER ROOM – L –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL10:00 PM11:00 PM3126
SPECIALS SHOW –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL8:00 PM9:00 PM3120
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPEATESPNU10:36 PM12:00 AM3118
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL11:00 AM12:00 PM317
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL2:00 PM3:00 PM316
UFC  RELOADEDFOX SPORTS 27:00 PM9:00 PM309
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNU6:00 PM7:00 PM2918
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU1:00 AM3:00 AM2919
UCL PREGAME LFOX SPORTS 12:00 PM2:30 PM2917
UFC BAD BLOODFOX SPORTS 15:00 AM6:00 AM2920
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK6:00 AM7:00 AM287
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBA-TV11:00 PM1:00 AM2815
NBA GAMETIMENBA-TV1:00 AM1:30 AM2815
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF CHANNEL7:00 AM8:00 AM277
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK3:44 AM4:44 AM279
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBA-TV4:00 PM6:00 PM2717
NBA GAMETIME LIVENBA-TV8:00 PM8:30 PM279
MLB PRESENTSFOX SPORTS 18:30 PM9:30 PM2612
QUICK PITCHMLB NETWORK5:00 AM6:00 AM2610
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBA-TV1:30 AM2:00 AM2614
PASIONUNIVISION DEPORTES4:00 PM6:00 PM2614
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL10:00 AM11:00 AM251
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBA-TV2:00 AM2:30 AM2511
DAN LE BATARD SHOW LESPNU10:00 AM1:00 PM2414
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:30 AM7:00 AM2316
GOLFING WORLDGOLF CHANNEL2:30 AM3:00 AM238
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF CHANNEL2:00 AM2:30 AM239
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF CHANNEL8:00 AM9:00 AM233
CENTRAL FOX USFOX DEPORTES1:00 AM2:00 AM2222
TMZ SPORTSFOX SPORTS 111:30 AM12:00 PM229
UFC PRESENTS CM PUNKFOX SPORTS 26:30 PM7:00 PM223
AMATEUR BASEBALLESPNU3:00 PM5:00 PM214
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENTESPNU7:00 AM8:00 AM2012
UFC ULTIMATE INSIDERFOX SPORTS 16:00 AM6:30 AM2012
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBA-TV2:00 PM4:00 PM209
ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARYESPNU4:00 AM6:00 AM1911
SPECIALS SHOW –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL9:00 PM9:30 PM1811
CFB DAILY   LESPNU5:00 PM5:30 PM184
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU6:00 AM6:30 AM1814
ESPN ORIGINAL ENTERTNMENTESPNU2:00 PM3:00 PM188
MLB WHIPAROUND LFOX SPORTS 17:00 PM8:00 PM186
SPEAK FOR YOURSELFFOX SPORTS 112:00 AM1:00 AM1810
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFOX SPORTS 29:30 PM10:00 PM184
UFC BAD  BLOODFOX SPORTS 25:00 PM6:00 PM187
NBA SPECIALNBA-TV11:30 AM12:00 PM188
TMZ SPORTSFOX SPORTS 12:30 AM3:00 AM1712
CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVEESPNU9:00 AM10:00 AM1611
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU5:30 PM6:00 PM166
ESPNU STUDIOESPNU1:30 PM2:00 PM1610
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBA-TV12:00 PM2:00 PM164
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBA-TV3:00 AM3:30 AM160
ESPNU STUDIOESPNU1:00 PM1:30 PM157
MLBS BESTFOX SPORTS 18:00 PM8:30 PM157
UCL PLAYOFFSFOX SPORTS 210:00 PM12:00 AM155
LIVE FROMGOLF CHANNEL4:00 AM6:00 AM154
MORNING DRIVE AT MAJORSGOLF CHANNEL6:00 AM7:00 AM158
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU3:00 AM3:30 AM146
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU3:30 AM4:00 AM148
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC2FOX DEPORTES11:00 AM12:00 PM147
UEFA CL PLAYOFF PRIMEFOX DEPORTES10:00 PM12:00 AM149
BEST THING I HERDFOX SPORTS 11:30 AM2:00 AM147
UFC  ULTIMATE INSIDERFOX SPORTS 26:00 PM6:30 PM144
UFC FS1 FIGHT NIGHTFOX SPORTS 211:00 AM1:00 PM142
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBA-TV3:30 AM4:00 AM140
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBA-TV4:00 AM4:30 AM140
NBA SPECIALNBA-TV8:00 AM8:30 AM144
NBA SPECIALNBA-TV8:30 AM9:00 AM146
UEFA CL PLAYOFF – DFOX DEPORTES4:41 PM6:43 PM136
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFOX SPORTS 12:00 AM2:30 AM138
UFC  RELOADEDFOX SPORTS 29:00 AM11:00 AM134
CHAMPIONS TOUR LRNG CTRGOLF CHANNEL3:30 AM4:00 AM133
HARDWOOD CLASSICSNBA-TV9:00 AM11:00 AM131
NBA GAMETIMENBA-TV2:30 AM3:00 AM131
NBA SPECIALNBA-TV11:00 AM11:30 AM133
NBA TV MARQUEE MATCHUPNBA-TV6:00 AM8:00 AM131
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUNIVISION DEPORTES3:00 PM4:00 PM135
SUPER ESTADIOUNIVISION DEPORTES11:00 AM1:00 PM127
CENTRAL FOX – MEXFOX DEPORTES12:00 PM1:00 PM116
UEFA CL PLAYOFF – DFOX DEPORTES8:00 PM10:00 PM116
NASCAR RACE  HUBFOX SPORTS 13:00 AM4:00 AM117
US SENIOR OPENFOX SPORTS 18:30 AM11:30 AM114
OPEN COURTNBA-TV5:00 AM6:00 AM110
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUNIVISION DEPORTES6:00 AM7:00 AM1110
LIGA MX EN 60UNIVISION DEPORTES2:00 PM3:00 PM116
ESPNU STUDIOESPNU8:30 AM9:00 AM104
LA ULTIMA PALABRA ENC1FOX DEPORTES9:00 AM10:00 AM108
RUMBO FINAL DE LA UEFA CLFOX DEPORTES1:00 PM2:00 PM102
GERMAN SUPER CUPFOX SPORTS 16:30 AM8:30 AM109
NBA INSIDE STUFF REPEATNBA-TV4:30 AM5:00 AM101
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-LBEIN SPORT ESPANOL9:30 PM10:00 PM99
CENTRAL FOX MEX PRIMEFOX DEPORTES7:13 PM8:00 PM97
UEFA CL PLAYOFF PREVIAFOX DEPORTES2:00 PM2:30 PM90
FSL WITH JAY AND DANFOX SPORTS 11:00 AM1:30 AM95
UCL PLAYOFFS LFOX SPORTS 22:30 PM5:00 PM95
INSIDE THE PGA TOURGOLF CHANNEL3:00 AM3:30 AM93
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUNIVISION DEPORTES3:00 AM4:00 AM84
LINEA DE CUATROUNIVISION DEPORTES2:00 AM3:00 AM86
ZONA AGUILAUNIVISION DEPORTES10:00 AM11:00 AM82
REAL MADRID TV – –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL6:00 PM7:00 PM74
COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVEESPNU8:00 AM8:30 AM73
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP MAGFOX SPORTS 21:30 PM2:00 PM71
UCL PLAYOFFS DFOX SPORTS 212:00 AM2:00 AM70
UFC PRESENTS CM PUNKFOX SPORTS 21:00 PM1:30 PM70
UFC PRESNT CONOR MCGREGORFOX SPORTS 28:00 AM9:00 AM72
REAL MADRID TV –BEIN SPORT5:00 PM6:00 PM63
SPECIALS SHOW –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL5:00 PM6:00 PM64
CENTRAL FOX US ENC1FOX DEPORTES10:00 AM11:00 AM65
LA ULTIMA PALABRA -RFOX DEPORTES2:00 AM3:00 AM66
UFC BAD  BLOODFOX SPORTS 23:00 AM4:00 AM62
UFC BAD  BLOODFOX SPORTS 27:00 AM8:00 AM62
CONTACTO DEPORTIVOUNIVISION DEPORTES8:00 AM9:00 AM65
ZONA AGUILAUNIVISION DEPORTES1:00 PM2:00 PM63
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL7:30 PM8:00 PM55
COMBATE AMERICAS – RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL11:00 PM1:00 AM53
LO MEJOR UEFA CHAMPIONSFOX DEPORTES6:43 PM7:13 PM51
RED BULL ACES WING SUITFOX SPORTS 24:00 AM5:00 AM52
RED BULL CLIFF DIVINGFOX SPORTS 25:00 AM6:00 AM52
LINEA DE CUATROUNIVISION DEPORTES5:00 AM6:00 AM53
ZONA AGUILAUNIVISION DEPORTES7:00 AM8:00 AM55
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT1:30 PM2:00 PM41
LIGUE 1 -RBEIN SPORT3:00 PM5:00 PM43
MOTOGPBEIN SPORT8:00 PM9:00 PM44
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL1:00 PM1:30 PM42
UCL PREGAME LFOX SPORTS 22:00 PM2:30 PM41
UFC MAIN EVENTFOX SPORTS 22:30 AM3:00 AM40
LINEA DE CUATROUNIVISION DEPORTES9:00 AM10:00 AM43
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT2:00 PM2:30 PM30
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT2:30 PM3:00 PM30
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL2:30 PM3:00 PM31
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL7:00 PM7:30 PM32
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL1:00 AM1:30 AM31
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL12:00 PM1:00 PM33
CENTRAL FOX EARLY-RFOX DEPORTES8:00 AM9:00 AM32
LIGA MX EN 60UNIVISION DEPORTES4:00 AM5:00 AM31
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT1:00 PM1:30 PM20
PIT LANEBEIN SPORT12:30 AM1:00 AM20
SPECIAL SHOWS –BEIN SPORT12:00 PM1:00 PM21
SPECIAL SHOWS –BEIN SPORT9:00 PM10:00 PM22
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL1:30 PM2:00 PM20
SKYBET FOOTBALL LEAGUE-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL3:00 PM5:00 PM20
UCL HIGHLIGHTSFOX SPORTS 22:00 AM2:30 AM20
UFC  UNLEASHEDFOX SPORTS 26:00 AM7:00 AM21
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT12:00 AM12:30 AM10
LIGUE 1 -RBEIN SPORT10:00 PM12:00 AM10
MOTOGP – RBEIN SPORT11:00 AM12:00 PM10
TENNISBEIN SPORT1:00 AM3:00 AM10
WORLD OF GYMNASTICSBEIN SPORT6:00 PM6:30 PM10
90 IN 30 –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL2:00 PM2:30 PM10
LA LIGA WORLD –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL10:43 AM11:00 AM10
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL8:00 AM9:00 AM10
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL1:30 AM2:30 AM11
SPECIALS SHOW –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL11:00 AM12:00 PM10
CENTRAL FOX EARLY-RFOX DEPORTES7:00 AM8:00 AM10
CENTRAL FOX US – RFOX DEPORTES3:00 AM4:00 AM11
ATP WORLD TOUR UNCOVEREDBEIN SPORT6:30 PM7:00 PM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-LBEIN SPORT7:00 PM7:30 PM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT6:00 AM6:30 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT8:00 AM8:30 AM00
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT6:30 AM7:00 AM00
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT8:30 AM9:00 AM00
MOTOGP MOTO 2-RBEIN SPORT10:00 AM11:00 AM00
MOTOGP MOTO3-RBEIN SPORT9:00 AM10:00 AM00
PIT LANEBEIN SPORT7:30 PM8:00 PM00
SPECIAL SHOWS –BEIN SPORT7:00 AM8:00 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL6:00 AM6:30 AM00
EXPRESS WEEKDAY-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL7:30 AM8:00 AM00
LOCKER ROOM – R –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL6:30 AM7:30 AM00
SPECIALS SHOW –BEIN SPORT ESPANOL2:30 AM3:00 AM00
TENNIS-RBEIN SPORT ESPANOL9:00 AM10:43 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOX DEPORTES4:00 AM6:00 AM00
PAID PROGRAMMINGFOX DEPORTES6:00 AM7:00 AM00


All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen)

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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