Archive for October, 2010

Recent sports media news, including Versus canceling The Daily Line, a double-digit rise for John Wall‘s NBA debut on TNT, and FOX using Justin Bieber on its World Series coverage. Idle Note: Less than a […]

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After two games, the 2010 World Series is only slightly ahead of the record low pace set in 2008. The Giants’ 9-0 Game 2 win over the Rangers earned an 8.5 final rating and 14.130 […]

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SMW Q&A With Ross Greenburg

HBO, Interviews October 29, 2010 at 10:45 PM 0 comments

Sports Media Watch had a chance to speak to HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg on Friday. Topics of conversation included the upcoming Sports Media Marketing Awards*, the NFL reality series Hard Knocks, the upcoming 24/7 […]

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The numbers for the 2010 World Series are trending far closer to the 2008 record low than the 2009 five-year high. Game 2 of the Giants/Rangers series drew a 9.9 overnight rating on FOX Thursday […]

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For the third time in as many weeks, over seven million viewers tuned in to see the #1 team in the country fall. Missouri’s upset win over then-BCS #1 Oklahoma earned a 4.3 final rating […]

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Recent sports TV ratings news, including local ratings for Bulls/Thunder in Oklahoma City and Celtics/Cavaliers in Boston, and college football ratings on ESPN and ESPN2 last Saturday night. Wednesday’s Bulls/Thunder game drew a 5.8 rating […]

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The numbers paled in comparison to what TNT drew one night earlier, but ESPN had a double-digit increase for its season opening NBA doubleheader Wednesday night. ESPN averaged a 1.20 U.S. rating and 1.774 million […]

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Game 1 of the 2010 World Series did fairly well in the ratings on Wednesday night, but still ranked among the lowest rated openers in the history of the event. FOX earned an 8.9 rating […]

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Viewership for the 2010 Major League Soccer season on ESPN2 declined both from last year and 2008. ESPN2 averaged 249,000 viewers for 25 MLS telecasts during the 2010 season, down 12% from last year (284,000, […]

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More ominous than the year-to-year double-digit drop in overnight ratings for Game 1 of the World Series is the fact that the game was up only slightly from 2008. The Giants’ 11-7 Game 1 win […]

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