Posts Tagged ‘nfl’
 

 

The Sked: Thursday Official Nationals with Cable Ratings

The ratings for most network programs came back down to Earth in the official nationals (with the NFL preseason games filtered out of the early ratings, as we explained this morning).  As expected, Big Brother was least impa...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Top Cable and Broadcast Programs of the Week

Top broadcast and cable programs this week and last.  Shark Week kicked off Sunday on Discovery with the mockumentary Megalodon: Monster Shark at 9:00 pm, which matched the 2.2 True Blood rating with Adults 18-49 on HBO at...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: The Value of Sports Programming and Updated Full Season Forecasts

What does football mean to the broadcast networks?  For NBC and CBS, NFL coverage (along with other sports, mostly an occasional college football game) accounts for about 20-30% of the entire primetime rating for the network. ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  Professional sports are so central to American culture, and so particularly critical to the television business, that it’s surprising the area had been largely ignored as the locale of a series until USA’s NE...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Updated Super Bowl National Ratings

The ratings for last night’s Super Bowl are coming in a little lower than anticipated in terms of average audience (the number of households or viewers watching in an average minute), but the “total audience” ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl — NHL Debuts with NFL-like Ratings (in Buffalo and Pittsburgh)

SUNDAY SPORTS.  Sunday was the extremely powerful doubleheader of the NFC and AFC Championship Games (26.1 and 27.9 Household ratings, respectively, in the 70% of the country covered by the 56 markets with local Nielsen meters...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

This past sports weekend was dominated by four Divisional playoff games.  The first game in the Saturday doubleheader, traditionally the weakest matchup, turned out to be one of the best games (an exciting contest finally sett...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Broadcast Network Rankings through Jan 13

THE WEEK.  For the recently completed week ending Sunday (January 7-13, 2013), CBS pulled into first place with a preliminary 3.18 adult 18-49 rating, doubling last week’s 1.58 rating.  Two hours this week were unusua...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl — NFL Playoff Tune-up

This past sports weekend was all about the Wild Card playoffs: four games arranged by the NFL in ascending order of audience appeal.  Sure enough, as the weekend progressed, the ratings steadily increased with each passing gam...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

The final week of the NFL season, Week 17, is unusual in a few ways.  First, all 32 teams play (no byes), and all 16 games are on Sunday (no Thursday night game on NFL Network and no Monday Night game on ESPN).  Additionally,...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Broadcast Network Rankings through December 30 — NFL Delivers Again Big Time for NBC

LAST NIGHT.  Christmas came again to NBC in the form of last night’s Sunday Night Football game, the final regular season game of the year but which actually was an extra playoff game.  Washington defeated Dallas in a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

FOX’s NFL doubleheader were the two highest-rated games in the metered markets yesterday.  The late afternoon game at 4:30 (mostly New York Giants at Baltimore) averaged a 14.8 HH rating, while the early game at 1:00 pm ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

CBS’s second half of the Sunday NFL doubleheader did a terrific 17.0 HH rating in the metered markets (mostly Pittsburgh at Dallas between 4:30 and almost 8:00 pm). NBC’s Sunday Night Football at 8:30 pm averaged a ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

As usual, the late afternoon (4:30 pm) game was the highest-rated of the four Sunday NFL time periods (a 14.2 HH rating on CBS  in the 56 metedred-markets, mostly Pittsburgh at Baltimore).  However, the single game on FOX ave...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

In addition to the four usual NFL time periods on Sunday (two 1:00 pm games, a 4:30 pm national game and the 8:30 game on NBC), Thanksgiving day featured a national NFL tripleheader.  Of all the games this week, the 12:45 Than...
by Mitch Metcalf