Archive for December, 2011

Reviewing the Idle Notes For ’11

Reviewing the predictions made on this site last January 1, on a ‘Nostradamus scale’ of 1 to 10.

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Ratings: College Football Bowls, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks

Recent sports TV ratings notes, including big increases for the Champs Sports Bowl and Alamo Bowl, a local ratings record for the Memphis Grizzlies, and a huge increase for the Knicks’ first game of the […]

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2011 Numbers Game (100 Most-Viewed Sports Telecasts of the Year)

Presented are the 100 most-viewed sporting events of 2011 on broadcast and cable. An astounding 75 of the 100 most-viewed events of the year were NFL games, including the top eighteen. Keep in mind this […]

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Ratings: New York Rangers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Poinsettia Bowl

Recent sports TV ratings notes, including higher ratings for the Rangers on MSG Network, a record for the Thunder in Oklahoma City, and a four-year low for college football’s Poinsettia Bowl.

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Week 16 Wrap: Christmas Night Game Earns Over 24 Million For NBC

Sunday’s Christmas night game between the Bears and Packers earned one of NBC’s largest NFL regular season audiences since resuming NFL coverage in 2006. The Week 16 Bears/Packers Sunday Night Football game drew a 12.6 […]

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Week 16 Wrap: ESPN’s Falcons/Saints Finale Down Double-Digits

Ratings and viewership dropped by double-digits for the season finale of ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The Week 16 Falcons/Saints Monday Night Football game earned a 9.2 U.S. rating and 15.638 million viewers on ESPN, down […]

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Week 16 Wrap: NFL Network Finishes Season With Increase

NFL Network concluded a strong regular season with another increase last week. The Week 16 Texans/Colts Thursday Night Football game earned a 2.8 U.S. rating and 4.583 million viewers on NFL Network last week, up […]

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SMW Top 20 of 2011 (#1)

Featured, Year in Review December 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM 1 comment
SMW Top 20 of 2011 (#1)

Sports Media Watch presents 20 notable sports media stories of the year 2011. Today, the top sports media story of the year.

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SMW Top 20 of 2011 (#5-#2)

Sports Media Watch presents 20 notable sports media stories of the year 2011. Today, #5-#2, including the departure of high profile executives, TV rights negotiations for one of the biggest events in sports, labor-management strife […]

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Ratings: MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, NBA on TNT, Monday Night Football

Recent sports TV ratings notes, including a steep decline for college and pro football on ESPN, and solid numbers for TNT’s first NBA doubleheader of the season.

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