Category Archives: Blog News

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 […]

An important announcement on plans for Da Blog and my life going forward

Except for around Christmas (including the annual blog-day post), this is the last post I will make on Da Blog from the Seattle area for the foreseeable future. In my last blog-day post, I mentioned the possibility that my work on Da Blog would be “directly supported and nurtured”; now I can say a bit […]

Demystifying Sports Ratings

It occurs to me that there’s a massive amount of ignorance about how TV ratings actually work among those that pay attention to sports ratings, even among those that should know the most about them. I’ve put up a FAQ that I hope will aid people in reading my ratings posts, as I hope to […]

The Studio Show Scorecard for Week of December 9-15

PT Rnk TD Rnk Nov Distr. (000) PT Vwr (000) LW/LY TD Vwr (000) TD HH TD Vwr LW/LY 1 = 1 = 97370 3463 +1% 1189 0.8 +1% = = 84% 3463 +15% 1189 +3% +5% 2 = 2 +1 72066 1303 +82% 344 0.2 +53% = = 62% 1761 +43% 464 +40% +25% […]

A not-quite-so-belated blog-day.

In many ways, Year Seven of Da Blog was a wasted year for me. This is the 91st post since my last blog-day post, when I didn’t think I would ever have less than 100 again, considering the circumstances when I last had that few. The reasons I’ve had low post output in the past […]

The Studio Show Scorecard for Week of October 21-27

PT Rnk TD Rnk Oct Distr. (000) PT Vwr (000) LW/LY TD Vwr (000) TD HH TD Vwr LW/LY 1 = 1 = 98891 3055 +14% 1295 0.9 +6% = = 85% 3055 +14% 1295 +6% +9% 3 = 2 = 98861 731 +15% 309 0.2 +4% = = 85% 731 +10% 309 +3% +4% […]

The Studio Show Scorecard for Week of September 16-22

PT Rnk TD Rnk PT Vwr (000) PT/ ESPN TD Vwr (000) TD HH TD/ ESPN 1 1 3387 3387 1306 0.9 1306 = = -20% -18% -16% 0.9 2 2 1393 1920 390 0.3 538 = = +6% +3% +2% 0.4 3 3 562 562 308 0.2 308 = = -11% -9% -7% 0.2 […]

Preparing Da Blog for football season

Football season is just moments away, and that means the busiest period on the site. I’ve finally belatedly updated the lineal titles and here’s what you need to know: Despite the 2010 TCU title being merged with Princeton-Yale fairly early last season, we enter 2013 with one more linear title than we entered last year […]

State of the Sports TV Ratings Landscape

I didn’t realize until recently that Son of the Bronx has been putting up ratings for every single program on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, NBCSN, Golf Channel, and the networks for the three undisputed major sports. Here’s hoping he’ll have Fox Sports 1 numbers by the time that network re-launches in August, because if so it’ll […]

How Windows 8 Changes Everything, Part III: The Nature of Social Media (And What a Blast from the Past Means for the Future of Facebook)

For a lot of people, social media ARE the internet.–John Allison, creator, Scary Go Round and Bad Machinery It’s becoming apparent to me that most people do not use the Internet the way I do. I am not a social media fiend. The only social network I’m on is Twitter, and I’m not even sure […]