ABC/ESPN’s College Football by the Numbers; ‘Saturday Night Football’ Beats SEC on CBS

December 7, 2016

People love some college  football! On Tuesday ESPN put out some year-in-review stats for its college football games. Total reach (watched at least some college football on ABC/ESPN) of 179,000,000 watching over 100 BILLION minutes.  ESPN has more college football games and rightfully boasted that the 100 billion minutes was more than twice as much as all the nationally rated networks combined. Michigan versus Ohio State on ABC (at noon,…


NFL’s primetime ratings woes continue with Chiefs-Broncos

November 28, 2016

  The Kansas City Chiefs win over the Denver Broncos in an overtime thriller drew an 11.8/20 overnight rating share. NBC Sports’ PR team did their job in spinning it that it topped the last Chiefs game and the last Broncos game on Sunday Night Football (an 11.0 and an 11.7 respectively.) But the game was way down — 27 percent –versus  last year’s week 12 Sunday night matchup, another…


Michigan-Ohio State draws 16.6 million, 52% better than Notre Dame-Texas

November 27, 2016

Update: the game drew 16.647 million viewers on ABC the most on ABC for a regular season game since Michigan and Ohio State played in 2006 when they were ranked #1 & #2 respectively and the game averaged 21.037 million.  More detail via ESPN. Original post: Ohio State’s win over Michigan in double overtime drew a 10.4 overnight rating, easily the best of the season (the next best was Notre…


Thanksgiving: Redskins-Cowboys stiff arms Fox ratings record; NFL’s primetime woes continue

November 25, 2016

Fox had much to be thankful for. The late afternoon Thanksgiving day NFC East showdown between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys averaged 35.1 million viewers. Per Fox that’s the most-watched regular season NFL game ever on Fox which began broadcasting NFL games in 1994. The NFC East and particularly the Dallas Cowboys being good/relevant is a boon for NFL ratings. Things weren’t as rosy for NBC in primetime…


Seahawks-Patriots ‘Sunday Night Football’ posts best week 10 overnight rating in 5 years

November 14, 2016

The Seattle Seahawks win over the New England Patriots on ‘Sunday Night Football’ drew a 14.3/23 overnight rating/share (14.3% of the homes in the biggest 56 markets watched the game and 23% of the homes watching TV at the time were tuned-in.) That was the best week 10 overnight rating in 5 years (14.5 for Patriots-Jets in 2011) and up 13% from last year’s week 10 game (Cardinals-Seahawks) that drew…


Alabama-LSU Ties As 2nd-Best Overnight Rating of 2016 College Football Season

November 6, 2016

Per CBS Sports PR Alabama’s win over LSU drew a 6.0/11 overnight rating share (6 percent of households in the biggest 56 markets were tuned-in to the game on average and 11 percent of households watching TV were tuned-in.) The game peaked with a 7.5/13 overnight rating/share from 10:30-11:00 PM ET.  The 6.0 was the top college football overnight rating of the weekend and ties as the second-best overnight rating…


Cubs-Indians Game 7 is most-watched World Series game since 1991

November 3, 2016

Update: per Fox Sports the game averaged 40.045 million viewers making it the most-watched game since 1991’s Twins-Braves Game 7 averaged 50.3 million viewers. The Chicago Cubs historic win over the Cleveland Indians drew a 25.2 overnight rating (on average 25.2% of the homes in the largest 56 markets were tuned-in to the game). That’s the highest overnight rating for a World Series Game 7 since the 27.0 for Yankees-Diamondbacks game 7 in…


Cubs-Indians Game 6 overnight draws 23.4 million on Fox, most-watched Game 6 since 1997

November 2, 2016

Update: the game drew 23.396 million viewers on Fox, the most of any game 6 since 1997 (Marlins-Indians, 23.7 million). If you add-in the 425K from Fox Deportes it’s the most-watched game 6 since 1996 (Yankees-Braves, 30.4 million). The Chicago Cubs win over the Cleveland Indians in game 6 to force a game 7 drew a 14.8 0vernight rating (on average 14.8 percent of homes in the biggest 56 TV…