Monthly Archives: October 2014

Quote of the Day:

It really begs the question about, how are we going to get our sports in the years ahead? If technology changes in the next five years as much as it’s changed in the last five years, we’re not going to be getting our sports by cable TV. I don’t know what it’ll be. But increasingly, […]

Sports Ratings Report for Week of October 13-19 and Weekend Sports Ratings for October 25-26

Primetime Vwrs Total Day Vwrs (000) LW/LY (000) LW/LY 2713 = -15% 1174 = +8% #1 = +1% #1 = -4% 1663 = +12% 472 = +14% #2 +2 +518% #2 +3 +230% 349 -1 -51% 272 = -25% #4 -1 -45% #3 -1 -9% 508 +1 -3% 214 +1 +0% #3 -1 -45% #4 […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 8

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

Sochi 2014 Olympics Ratings Roundup

So, you know those Year in Review Sports Ratings Roundup posts I try to do and in fact did last year? Yeeeaaah, turns out I can only do them in odd-numbered years. While the Olympic primetime windows get all the glamor and attention, NBC’s afternoon and late night windows attract many millions of viewers as […]

Sports Ratings Report for Week of October 6-12 and Weekend Sports Ratings for October 18-19

So I’m all set to start doing the Sports Ratings Highlights again so I don’t have to post the with-locals numbers for MNF on Twitter, and what happens? This week’s Top 25 syndicated shows on TVbytheNumbers doesn’t have MNF on it. Just my luck. The National League playoffs may be reaping benefits for FS1’s college […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 7

Now with full list of protections! NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 6

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

Against the Tyranny of Nielsen

Last year, Nielsen announced that it would be adding “broadband-only homes” to its television ratings sample and viewing universe. This category consisted of people that not only didn’t subscribe to cable television, but didn’t even have an antenna to watch broadcast television, and thus couldn’t watch any programming on any platform that Nielsen normally measures, […]

Weekend Sports Ratings for October 4-5

This post will eventually become home to the weekly ratings roundups I was doing for a while last year. For now, The Futon Critic lost its source for ratings a while back, and Douglas “SonOfTheBronx” Pucci has made up for it and then some on TV Media Insights, including some daytime cable shows not on […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 5

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]