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Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 12/30/2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. You deserve better from me and I apologize for the lack of posts. Life has gotten in the way. I’ve become a caregiver for my parents as they’ve gotten older. If you follow me

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You Continue to Watch NFL Games

Week 10 of the 2014 NFL season brought some more good news for the league. According to the National Football League, games ranked 1-3 in the most-viewed programs of the week. And as always, the 4:25 p.m. ET national window brought the most viewers. The New York Giants-Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams-Arizona Cardinals games […]

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23.5 Million Watch World Series Game 7

Thanks to a game that was compelling all the way to the end, Game 7 of the 2014 World Series garnered an average of 23.5 million viewers on Wednesday. Of course, that was the highest viewership of the series. The final rating was 13.7 with a 23 share. That’s a huge jump from Game 6’s […]

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Thursday Night Football on CBS Ends on a High Note

With CBS ending its half of the Thursday Night Football schedule and handing it off to NFL Network, the combined numbers on both networks resulted in very good numbers. Denver continues to draw huge TV audiences and Thursday night was not an exception. CBS/NFL Network received a combined 12.3/21 for the game and 20.2 million […]

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Jets-Pats on Thursday Night Scores for CBS/NFL Network

The Thursday Night Football game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots that went down right down to the wire did very well for CBS and NFL Network. The combined rating/share for the game was 10.1/17. Combined viewership of the game 16.1 million. The rating is up 140% compared to last season when […]

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Late NFL Week 6 Window Scores Really Big for Fox

The late 4:25 p.m. ET window continues to produce great numbers for the Sunday afternoon partners. Spearheaded by Dallas at Seattle, Fox received an amazing 17.4 rating and a 32 share for the late window which also included Chicago at Atlanta and Washington at Arizona. Overall, the window scored an even more amazing 30 million […]

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NHL Opening Doubleheader Scores for NBCSN

NBCSN’s NHL Opening Night doubleheader gave the network its best ratings for the event. The Philadelphia Flyers-Boston Bruins game averaged 956,000 viewers for the game and garnered a 0.57 rating. that makes it the most-watched NHL opening night game on cable and the highest-rated regular season game ever on NBCSN. Locally, Boston, Providence Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. […]


Nats-Giants NLDS Game 4 Sets Record for Fox Sports 1

Executives at Fox Sports are doing backflips and handstands in the hallways this week. Thanks to the MLB Postseason, Fox Sports 1 has been seeing increased viewership. The network has been setting viewership records and Tuesday night was not an exception. After hitting a viewership record on Saturday, Fox Sports 1 did it again on […]


Cardinals-Dodgers NLDS Game 1 Sets Viewership Record on Fox Sports 1

The first-ever games of the MLB Postseason on Fox Sports 1 set a viewership record on the network. In particular, Game 1 of the St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers gave FS1 its highest numbers in the young history of the network. The game drew 3.595 million which broke the previous record of 3.526 million set […]

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National League Wild Card Game Becomes Most-Watched WC Game Ever

The Wild Card game is in its third year of existence and first on ESPN. Well, the combination of a Wild Card game on ESPN led to a record rating and viewership. Despite an 8-0 blowout, the San Francisco-Pittsburgh Pirates game resulted in a 3.6 rating and a viewership of 5.591 million, the highest in […]

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Derek Jeter’s Home Farewell Sets New York Ratings Record for YES

The last home game in Derek Jeter’s career turned out to be a success not only for the Yankees as they beat the Baltimore Orioles on a walkoff single by the shortstop, but also for YES Network which aired the game live throughout the New York DMA. YES says it averaged a 10.84 rating for […]

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Another Blowout, Another Good Thursday Night Football Rating

If it’s Thursday, it must mean another NFL blowout on CBS/NFL Network. Last night, the New York Football Giants decimated the DC NFL Team by a 45-14 score, but it didn’t stop Americans from watching either CBS or NFL Network. The combined final fast national rating for the game was a 10.2/17 which is up […]

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Denver-Seattle is the Highest-Rated NFL Game To Date

This from CBS. The rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks really scored for CBS. The game in the national 4:25 p.m. ET window (along with Kansas City at Miami in some markets) garnered an amazing 15.8 rating with a 30 share. That’s up 2% from last year’s Week 3 […]

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CBS Crows Over Thursday Night Football’s Numbers Despite Blowout

So instead of having CBS’ previews, we have CBS’ press release on its Thursday Night Football numbers for the first game of Week 3. Despite the game being over at the opening kickoff, the Tampa Bay-Atlanta game in which the Falcons laid a 50 burger on the Buccaneers by a dominant 56-14 score garnered an […]