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SKEDBALL: College Football Playoff Championship Ratings

Although the College Football Playoff semifinal games were up this year over last year (one game up +23% and the other up a more modest +3%), last night’s Championship game was down slightly from last year’s already...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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SKEDBALL: College Football Playoffs Survive the NYE Challenge

The College Football Playoff Semifinal games on New Year’s Eve provided some welcome news for ESPN and Disney, with both games up versus last year’s low levels (especially the afternoon window which was up +23% from last y...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

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

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. ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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SKEDBALL: MLB Homerun Derby Clears the Fences

ESPN and MLB tinkered with the Homerun Derby format this year, adding a clock and moving to a bracket format.  It all worked, with the best persons 2+ audience for the ESPN special (7.1 million) since 2009 (8.25 million).  Th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.12.2015

  NETWORK UPDATE:  Could things get worse for STATE OF AFFAIRS?  Yes they could:  final numbers pushed the show down 0.1 to an even deeper series low of 0.7.  Also down 0.1 were THE BACHELOR, now at 1.7, and CASTLE, n...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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UPDATED: WORLD CUP SKEDBALL (Final Weekend Ratings)

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-languag...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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UPDATED — WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Semifinals 2 of 2

UPDATE: The ratings for the Saturday July 5 match on ABC are in (along with the rest of last week’s broadcast ratings outside of prime time, which always take a while).  The Argentina vs Belgium Quarterfinal match averag...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Semifinals Begin

Ratings for Tuesday’s annihilation of Brazil at the hands of Germany in the first of two semi-final matches was a rather ho-hum 5.1 million viewers 2+ on ESPN (ranking #12 of 60 matches so far in the 2014 World Cup and s...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Quarterfinals (part 2)

Ratings for Saturday’s Netherlands vs Costa Rica match on ESPN have been added to the chart below.  Nothing spectacular: ranking #11 out of 59 matches to date, with demographic ratings slightly below the Knockout Stage a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Quarterfinals Ratings (part 1)

Demographic ratings for the Quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup are starting to roll in.  The two matches on Friday July 4 were a mixed bag.  The 11:30 am match on ESPN2 (Germany vs France) averaged 4.2 million viewers of any...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Complete Round of 16 Ratings (Updated with ABC)

Ratings are now complete for the Round of 16, the eight matches that start the Knockout Stage, as the Saturday June 28 ratings for ABC have sauntered in.  Two solid matches on that Saturday, ranking #7 and #8 overall (out of 5...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Ratings for Final USA Match as Round of 16 Ends

Ratings for Tuesday’s ESPN matches have been added to the table below.  The 3:30 pm telecast of Belgium vs USA averaged 13,440,000 persons 2+, just behind the 13,774,000 for USA vs Portugal on Sunday June 22 at 6 pm, a m...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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WORLD CUP SKEDBALL: Day 15 & Group Stage Summary

Ratings for Thursday’s matches on ESPN and ESPN2 are in and of course the Germany vs USA match was the highest-rated match of the day, but only the third-highest USA match in World Cup 2014 because ESPN rated 187 minutes...
by Mitch Metcalf