Archive for October 22nd, 2012

TV Ratings: Week 8 College Football Overnights on FOX, ESPN (Also: Skate America Overnights)

For the second straight week, college football did poorly on FOX. In other news, the SEC led the way on ESPN yet again, and figure skating’s Skate America competition suffered a decline on NBC.

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NCAA Week 8: Overnights More Than Double For BYU/Notre Dame

NBC continues to rack up big increases for Notre Dame coverage this season.

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NCAA Week 8: Florida/South Carolina Overnight Rating Down From Last Year

Arguably the game of the week in college football, Saturday’s SEC clash between Florida and South Carolina could not match last year’s comparable game.

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NCAA Week 8: In the Overnights, FSU and Miami Outrank Florida

Florida may be the most relevant of the Sunshine State college football teams, but Florida State and Miami still attracted the largest overnight rating on Saturday.

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NFL Week 7: FOX Scores Strong Numbers For “RGIII” Against Defending Champs

With much-hyped rookie Robert Griffin III taking on the New York Giants in half of the country, the NFL singleheader earned strong numbers for FOX Sunday afternoon.

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NFL Week 7: Steelers/Bengals Ties Season-Low Overnight, Still Up Big

Thanks to terrible numbers last year, NBC had a massive increase in overnight ratings for the latest edition of “Sunday Night Football.”

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NFL Week 7: Jets/Pats Huge, But Still Down Slightly From Last Year

The Jets/Patriots rivalry attracted the customary large audience Sunday, but still trailed last year’s comparable game.

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MLB Postseason: Overnights For NLCS Game 6 Up From Last Year

With the caveat that last year’s game aired on the lowest rated night of the week, Game 6 of the National League Championship Series carved out a slight bump in the overnights.

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The NBA Probably Prevented ESPN From Hiring Stan Van Gundy

The NBA league office more than likely rejected ESPN’s bid to hire former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy.

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Is Fox Sports 1 Already ESPN’s Closest Rival?

For all the talk the past few months, it should be pointed out that Fox Sports 1 does not actually exist yet.

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