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NFL FOOTBALL: TOO MANY PLAYERS?

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after a significant drop in the ratings for NBC’s Sunday Night Football was reported, the New York Post is now saying that overall ratings for ESPN’s Monday Night Football are down roughly 10 percent for the season. The problem may be that ESPN is being forced to air unappealing games, the Post observed, […]

MOONVES: EVEN BAD FOOTBALL GAMES GET GOOD RATINGS

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Television executives love football fans. Unlike TV shows that require dozens of producers, writers, focus groups, and public relations personnel to become successful, football requires none of that. “The NFL is an unbelievable property,” CBS chief Les Moonves told a media conference in New York on Tuesday. “You see it in the ratings: Even a […]

SECOND 3D NET TO DEBUT ON SUNDAY

February 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There are only a relative handful of 3D television sets in American homes, but that fact is not discouraging Discovery Communications, Sony Corp. and IMAX from launching the second 3D television network to debut within recent months. The new network, dubbed 3net, is due to begin broadcasting beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday over […]

BOX OFFICE SINKS FURTHER

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

BOX OFFICE SINKS FURTHER With tens of millions of viewers remaining at home on Sunday to watch the AFC and NFC finals (CBS’s coverage of the NFC championship final was the most-watched ever, averaging 54.9 million viewers), final box office figures for the weekend came in significantly below studio estimates. Paramount’s No Strings Attached ended […]

ON TV, THERE’S FOOTBALL … AND EVERYTHING ELSE

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Football continued to dominate the ratings Sunday night, as an NFL overrun into primetime on Fox (and the post-game show, The O.T.) captured 20.8 million viewers in the 7:00 p.m. hour, and NBC’s Sunday Night Football, featuring the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, averaged 19.1 million viewers between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., according […]

THANKSGIVING: FOOTBALL & TURKEY IN THAT ORDER

November 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanksgiving has become a day of the year when friends and family get together in the late afternoon, watch the network telecast of the NFL game, then sit down together for dinner — and turn their television sets off. Thursday was no exception. The overrun of the New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys game on Fox at […]

FOX-CABLEVISION DISPUTE SENDS FANS TO SPORTS BARS IN N.Y.

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Most television viewers in the New York area were unable to watch the New York Giants defeat the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon, as the primary cable-TV distributor in the area, Cablevision Systems, and Fox TV, the network carrying the game, remained deadlocked over retransmission fees. They were also unable to watch post-season baseball games carried […]

FOOTBALL SCORES RATINGS VICTORY AGAIN

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Football once again dominated Sunday-night viewing with a primetime overrun on CBS grabbing 17.04 million viewers in the 7:00 p.m. hour and NBC’s Sunday Night Football accounting for 15.93 million viewers, despite being impacted by ESPN’s coverage of the baseball game between arch rivals the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox. In an interview with today’s […]

NBC IN BLOW-OUT RATINGS VICTORY

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was the first week of the new season, and there, all to itself at No. 1, was NBC, the network that finished at the bottom of the heap last season. It was rescued by professional football, the sport it had abandoned in 1998 and remained aloof from until the 2006 season. Last week, two […]

FOOTBALL ON CABLE WINS ON MONDAY

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Football fans were clearly not sated by Thursday and Sunday’s NFL games. They returned to their sets on Monday for a double header carried on cable by ESPN as part of its Monday Night Football franchise. The two games recorded a 7 percent increase in ratings over last year, with the first game, the New […]

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