‘Around the Horn’ Viewership for 2014

January 3, 2015

Last week during the holiday lull, we figured why not post something ridiculous like a table with the whole year of PTI telecasts? Since there’s still a bit of a holiday lull, we’re following that up with a table of 2014’s* Around The Horn telecasts. Some tidbits before the table: ATH started and ended the year strong. Its most-watched episode was on January 3, 2014 (its first telecast of the…

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Rose Bowl & Sugar Bowl each watched by more than last year’s BCS Championship Game

January 2, 2015

Oregon and Ohio State weren’t the only winners in the new College Football Playoff system. ESPN claims they were the two largest audiences in cable TV history. We posted the overnight household ratings earlier, but now the viewership numbers are in for the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, the first-ever playoff seminfinals. Because of the playoff situation, the comparisons to prior years isn’t exactly apples-to-apples, but: Ohio State’s win over…

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Rose Bowl & Sugar Bowl = Highest Overnight Ratings Ever for non championship on ESPN/ABC

January 2, 2015

update: viewership numbers are here (and spectacular). Playoffs!? The ratings are in for the first ever College Football Playoff semifinals and not surprisingly they were quite good. It makes comparisons to prior years’ Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl numbers a bit apples-to-pears, but ESPN isn’t complaining. Oregon’s victory over Florida State in the Rose Bowl scored a 15.5 overnight household rating  and Ohio States win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl…

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Georgia Tech/Mississippi State, Boise State/Arizona, TCU/Ole Miss: Orange, Fiesta & Peach Bowl New Year’s Eve roundup

January 1, 2015

The Capital One Orange Bowl where Georgia Tech beat Mississippi State averaged 8.935 million viewers and a 5.0 household rating (ESPN’s best New Year’s Eve performance ever). The Vizio Fiesta Bowl where Boise State beat Arizona averaged 7.406 million viewers and a 4.6 household rating. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl where TCU crushed Ole Miss averaged 5.013 million viewers and a 3.4 household rating. more details (including some local market ratings)…

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2015

Expect some holiday-related delays in posting  (especially viewership data*) through about January 7.  In addition to Nielsen processing delays due to the holiday some of the people who normally supply the data are taking well-deserved time off. Happy holidays! *but don’t be too surprised if ESPN orders some special-reporting to get the college football playoff semifinals viewership and releases it on January 2.

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