“Undisputed” promos not eating into ad revenue, says Fox

October 13, 2016

  Perception isn’t always reality. It seemed to me (and others) that there were so many promotions for “Undisputed” during Sunday NFL games on Fox and the MLB playoffs on FS1 that it was beyond the typical amount of promotional spots. But Fox Sports marketing Executive Vice President Robert Gottlieb tweets that definitely isn’t the case: @SportsTVRatings @johnstouffer @FS1 no promos coming out of ad time in NFL or MLB. Standard promo…

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Blues-Blackhawks, Pardon the Interruption top cable sports TV ratings for Wednesday October 12, 2016

October 13, 2016

  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Wednesday October 12, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still 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…

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Will Millennials pay any price to avoid paying for a Cable TV package?

October 13, 2016

Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand writes that the Ted Leonsis-fronted Monumental Sports Network over the top (AKA: streaming) service has officially launched. Pricing is $13/month without a one-year commitment and $9/month with a one-year commitment. Here’s the rub: it doesn’t include streaming of games for the most-prominent teams Leonsis owns: the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals.  The good news (I guess) is that if you’re a Wizards or Capitals…

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Cubs-Giants, Nats-Dodgers, WWE Smackdown top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Tuesday October 11, 2016

October 12, 2016

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I post additional numbers there.  Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday October 11, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows plus the most-watched ‘Gunsmoke’ on TV Land) Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still 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:…

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Cubs-Giants game 4 scores as FS1’s most-watched telecast ever with 6.4 million viewers

October 12, 2016

  Update: the game averaged 6.368 million viewers to become FS1’s most-watched telecast ever. The game peaked with 7 million viewers. – The Chicago Cubs dramatic comeback win over the San Francisco Giants to win their NLDS matchup in four games drew an FS1-record 4.8 overnight rating. That just means on average 4.8% of the homes in the 56 largest Nielsen markets were tuned into the game but FS1 projects…

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Buccaneers-Panthers, Cubs-Giants, Indians-Red Sox top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Monday October 10, 2016

October 11, 2016

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I often tweet numbers there that I don’t post on the web site. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday October 10, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) 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…

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Rangers-Blue Jays, NFL Countdown top cable sports TV ratings for Sunday October 9, 2016

October 11, 2016

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I often tweet numbers there that I don’t post on the web site. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday October 9, 2016: (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…

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Giants-Cubs, Alabama-Arkansas, Indiana-Ohio State top cable sports TV ratings for Saturday October 8, 2016

October 11, 2016

  Please follow @SportsTVRatings on Twitter because I tweet some numbers there that I don’t post on the web site. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday October 1, 2016: (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:…

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