Posts Tagged ‘postseason’
 

 

SKEDBALL: World Series Game 1 Ratings (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Game 1 of the 2016 World Series averaged just under 19.4 million viewers 2+ live+same day in the official nationals, second only to 2009 (Phillies-Yankees) in the last decade (and just narrowly behind it).  With the ke...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Monday Week 5

On the last night affected by a Presidential Debate this election cycle, NBC stayed on top with a 3.8 preliminary rating with Adults 18-49.  (The night featured 90 minutes of commercially-rated programming: an hour of The Voi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

SKEDBALL: World Series Ratings through Game 6

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 d...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: The Importance of Game 2 in a 7-Game Series

> This afternoon and evening, FOX broadcast a thrilling playoff game which was tied 3-3 through the 11th inning, when Texas Ranger Nelson Cruz hit the first walk-off grand slam in MLB postseason history to defeat the Detroit Ti...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Thursday Week 5 — MLB Ratings on Track toward NHL

World Series Game 2 is losing to the CBS Thursday lineup in the fast nationals (2.9 to 3.2 with Adults 18-49), but the game should rise to about a 3.3 in the official nationals when the Western live viewing is tabulated correct...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: World Series Ratings through Game 7

World Series Game 7 last night ended up with 40 million persons 2+ in an average minute and a stellar 12.6 P18-49 demographic rating, versus around 24 million P2+ and a 7 P18-49 demo rating for the last two Game 7 telecasts (in...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Wednesday Week Four

Pretty much a train wreck on network TV last night.  CBS stumbled to a first place victory in the preliminary fast nationals with a 2.7 rating in prime time.  ABC plunged from a 3.3 last week to a 2.6 this week (mainly due to...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: If Detroit Wins Game 4 Tonight, FOX to Panic

If the Detroit Tigers wake up from their offensive slumber (three runs in three games so far) and manage to beat the Giants tonight, a Game 5 becomes necessary.  That game is currently scheduled for Monday night in Detroit, bu...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Baseball Playoffs Continue to Underwhelm

Major League Baseball’s 2012 Playoffs (or Postseason as MLB insists it is called) could not be more competitive or interesting on the field.  Most series in the Division Championship round going the limit to five games, ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Saturday Week 5 — Notre Dame Football Matches Popularity of World Series

Game 3 of the least-viewed World Series ever battled NCAA football (a very good Notre Dame vs Oklahoma game between two highly-ranked teams) last night.  In the fast nationals, college football on ABC edged Game 3 on FOX 2.5 t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: MLB Postseason Hell

> The Postseason just keeps getting worse for MLB and its broadcast partners FOX and TBS.  ALCS Game 4 in Detroit was supposed to have started shortly after 4 pm ET today, but it was raining in Detroit.  FOX is now sa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

The Sked: Monday Week Four

NBC Monday moved up again, a 4.3 Adult 18-49 prime time rating in the fast nationals (probably a 4.4 in the official nationals). CBS and ABC are even with recent weeks.  FOX earned a 1.3 in the fast nationals for Game 2 of St ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

The Sked: Sunday Ratings and Network Averages for First Three Weeks

NBC had a very typical Sunday night win — we are projecting their Adult 18-49 rating for the night will go up to a 6.3 in the official nationals tomorrow.  FOX should have been a strong second place because it had the NF...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Sked: Sunday Week 5 — FOX Steals a Sunday Victory from NBC

It looks like NBC suffered its first Sunday defeat of the new season.  The Sunday Night Football game certainly out-rated Game 4 of the World Series, but FOX built a commanding lead in the 7 pm hour alone with the controversia...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

Missing Broadcast Viewers Not Found Watching Baseball

Major League Baseball’s revised postseason format can’t be blamed for taking viewers away from the broadcast networks.  On Monday night, October 8, while The Voice posted a 4.8 rating with Adults 18-49, 2 Broke G...
by Mitch Metcalf