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,…

Read More >>

Changing channels & changing habits is hard to do

November 2, 2016

File this under “stating the obvious” but… Over the past week I’ve been observing how difficult it is for Fox to get people to switch over to FS1 for the rest of the World Series post game coverage. Here’s FS1’s World Series post game viewership for the first 5 games: Game 1: 111K Game 2: 186K Game 3: 179K Game 4: (delayed until 2:30AM ET due to college football) Game 5: 269K Especially…

Read More >>

ESPN’s Response to Jamie Horowitz: Our streaming numbers are bigger than your TV numbers

April 29, 2016

Speaking at a recent conference Fox Sports’ (and former ESPNer) Jamie Horowitz said he’d be a little worried about SportsCenter’s falling ratings if he were ESPN. Always be punching above your weight class! Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand interviewed ESPN’s senior vice president of SportsCenter Rob King about the topic and it’s worth reading.  While King’s comments were certainly not as snarky as I framed them in the headline, the…

Read More >>