Archive for January, 2012

Ratings: NBA on TNT, Oklahoma City Thunder, NHL on NBC

Recent sports TV ratings notes, including big increases for the NBA on TNT, record ratings for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and a double-digit rise for Capitals/Penguins on NBC.

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UFC on FOX Declines From November Debut

The second edition of the UFC on FOX was down double-digits from the inaugural telecast in November, with some caveats. FOX earned a 2.6 final rating and 4.7 million viewers for UFC coverage Saturday night, […]

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2012 Pro Bowl Down From Last Year, Still Leads MLB, NBA Equivalents

For the first time in three years, ratings and viewership declined for the NFL Pro Bowl. Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl earned a 7.3 final rating and 12.498 million viewers on NBC, down 5% in ratings […]

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Ratings: NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Bulls, Australian Open

Recent sports TV ratings news, including steady numbers for the NHL All-Star Game, a ratings record for the Bulls on CSN Chicago, and overnights for the Australian Open finals.

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ABC’s Bulls/Heat Game Strong, But Down From Past Celtics/Lakers Matchups

Though down double-digits from last year’s Celtics/Lakers game, ABC earned strong numbers for Sunday’s clash between the Heat and the Bulls. Sunday’s Bulls/Heat NBA regular season game earned a 4.1 overnight rating on ABC, down […]

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Overnight Ratings Down For the Pro Bowl

Overnight ratings for the Pro Bowl declined for the first time since the game moved to the week before the Super Bowl. The 2012 NFL Pro Bowl earned a 7.9 overnight rating on NBC Sunday […]

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Quote of the Day: Editorial Suggests Media Treated Paterno Harshly Because He Was “Old School”

Former George H. W. Bush speechwriter Curt Smith — the man behind the line “America needs a nation more like the Waltons than the Simpsons” — appeared to suggest in a Sunday editorial that the […]

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ESPN Adds Sixers Game; Marlins Bump Heat to ESPN2

ESPN has made a couple of adjustments to the schedule for the ongoing 2011-12* NBA regular season. The February 17 Mavericks/Sixers NBA regular season game has been moved to ESPN, replacing the previously scheduled Hornets/Knicks […]

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Ratings: Man U/Arsenal, Lakers/Clippers, Syracuse/Notre Dame

Recent sports TV ratings news, including the first ever live EPL telecast on U.S. broadcast television, another viewership milestone for the Clippers on NBA TV, and a big increase for Notre Dame’s upset victory over […]

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CBS Writer Who Posted Erroneous Paterno Story Says He Has Been Fired

CBS Sports writer Adam Jacobi told The Washington Post Friday that he has been fired for erroneously reporting the death of Joe Paterno hours before the coach passed away. Jacobi reported Paterno’s death Saturday night […]

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