On SC6 and giving Jamie Horowitz due credit

May 13, 2017

Why? Picture an editorial cartoon. It’d be a bunch of wine barrels representing different issues ailing ESPN’s SportsCenter franchise. Some of the barrels are in decent shape, SC6 is one of the barrels that actually is in decent shape ratings-wise. But oh man, there’s wine literally gushing out of some of the other barrels! In the cartoon dozens of inspectors are inspecting the SC6 barrel. Nobody is paying any attention to any of the…

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What’s next?

April 30, 2017

I thought I did a pretty good job communicating that I wouldn’t be posting the daily cable viewership tables anymore. But I got a lot of feedback that leads me to believe I did a horrible job of communicating why. I also did a trash job of communicating what’s next but in my defense that’s because I wasn’t really sure. Table cessation explanation I had a very particular web experiment going….

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Be Useful

April 25, 2017

I was in the midst of composing both the “So long and thanks for all the fish!” post and an e-mail to Deitsch explaining that despite the announcement I’d still find a way to take care of him with his Ben & Jerry-ized Skip Bayless tweets if I could*. *Too many intelligent people have spent way too much time pondering why Deitsch does those tweets. Quibble over why he started…

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Thunder-Rockets, Bulls-Celtics, Hawks-Wizards top cable sports TV ratings for Sunday April 16, 2017

April 18, 2017

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday April 16, 2017: (includes overall cable top-10) Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are  easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. — All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch” i.e., not…

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Grizzlies-Spurs, Jazz-Clippers, Bucks-Raptors top cable sports TV ratings for Saturday April 15, 2017

April 18, 2017

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday April 15, 2017: (includes overall cable top-10) Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are  easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. — All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch” i.e., not…

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Pardon the Interruption, Rangers-Canadiens, Around the Horn top cable sports TV ratings for Friday April 14, 2017

April 17, 2017

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Friday April 14, 2017: Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are  easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. – All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch” i.e., not enough Nielsen panelists watched for…

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30 for 30 “One and Not Done,” Predators-Blackhawks, Pardon the Interruption top cable sports TV ratings for Thursday April 13, 2017

April 17, 2017

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Thursday April 13, 2017: (includes top-10 for all cable shows) Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are  easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. – All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch” i.e.,…

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