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THE SKED NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/14/14

Posted February 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  NBC:  See Mitch Metcalf’s Skedball post for detailed analysis of the Sochi WINTER OLYMPICS ratings.  Last night’s preliminary 4.5 slumped badly, down 1.4 from Thursday and below all 3 of the previous Winter Games on the parallel night.  NBC will hope this drop was solely due to Valentine’s Day.  Despite the over 2 point […]

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UPDATED: WORLD CUP SKEDBALL (Final Weekend Ratings)

Posted July 15, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Updated: The ABC ratings for daytime last Sunday are finally in and the 224-minute telecast of the FIFA World Cup Final (from 2:00-5:44 pm ET) averaged over 14 million viewers, making it the #1 match of 2014 on English-language television, slightly ahead of three USA matches (#2 USA vs Portugal on June 22 with 13,774,000 total […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 9.6-7.2014

Posted September 8, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday September 6 and Sunday September 7, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. NFL: Week 1 Sunday 11.1 rating 1:00 pm CBS (CLE-PIT JAX-PHI OAK-NYJ CIN-BAL TEN-KC NE-MIA) (-1% […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 9.20-21.2014

Posted September 22, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. NFL: Week 3 Sunday 12.2 rating FOX 1 or 4 pm Single (1pm: WAS-PHI DAL-STL MIN-NO […]

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SKEDBALL: March Madness Day 2 of “First Four”

Posted March 19, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

The second and final night of the “First Four” play-in games of the NCAA Basketball Tournament were right on target versus past years.  The 6:30 pm game on TRU TV Wednesday night was almost identical to same time period last year, while the 9:15 pm was up slightly in the 18-49 sales demographics and right […]

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UPDATED: THE SKED CABLE/NETWORK SCORECARD – 2/10/14

Posted February 11, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  AFTERNOON UPDATE:  THE OLYMPICS adjusted up to 6.5 last night, still below the parallel night at Turin 2006 and farther behind the North American 2002/2010 games.  Of course, CPMs (the price paid by advertisers for commercial time) have gone up in the past 8 years, so a 6.5 yields more revenue now than it […]

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SKEDBALL: The New Year’s Eve Fiasco for the College Football Playoff

Posted January 13, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

After years of suffering through the unsatisfying BCS system, college football fans were treated to a vast improvement: the College Football Playoff system, starting on New Year’s Day 2015 to settle the 2014 NCAA season.  The playoffs started appropriately enough at the Rose Bowl, “The Granddaddy of Them All” and one of the most picturesque […]

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SKEDBALL: World Series Ratings through Game 6

Posted November 2, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

World Series Game 6 on Tuesday 11.1.2016 came very close to Sunday’s Game 5, which was a much more competitive game.  Despite a lack of suspense last night, Game 6 is still among the better Game 6 audiences in the past decade.  The ratings for the previous Game 6 telecasts since 2006, as well as […]

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