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WHERE WERE SAN FRANCISCO’S 49ERS’ FANS?

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TV and sports writers are puzzling over the relatively low ratings in the San Francisco/San Jose/Oakland market for the Super Bowl. While the game set a record for the most-watched television program in Baltimore history with a 59.6 local rating, the highest local record in the country, the home of the 49ers placed 28th on […]

SUNDAY’S AFC TITLE MATCH TO GET SUPER BOWL TREATMENT

January 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday’s AFC championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots on CBS will serve as a sort of dress rehearsal for the network’s coverage of the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, producer Lance Barrow suggested during a teleconference with reporters on Tuesday. “We will have in this broadcast Sunday our whole setup […]

FOR NBC, THE STRUGGLE RETURNS

January 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NFL football again scored first place in the ratings last week — but NBC didn’t carry it. The Green Bay Packers/San Francisco 49ers NFC playoff was broadcast by Fox, and it attracted 30.89 million viewers. NBC also didn’t have The Voice to prop up its ratings, either. In fact, aside from its coverage of the […]

FOOTBALL TO DOMINATE WEEKENDS FROM NOW ‘TIL SUPER BOWL

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Each of the major networks, with the exception of ABC, will have a piece of the NFL playoff action in the run-up to CBS’s coverage of the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. On Sunday, the NFL released its calendar of playoffs beginning with next week’s Wild Card weekend that, starting on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. […]

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MAKES COME-FROM-BEHIND MOVE

December 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for NBC’s Sunday Night Football were back to where they were a year ago — and then some — as 23.2 million viewers tuned in to Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots. Two weeks ago the media agency Carat observed that SNF had seen a 2 percent drop […]

FOOTBALL LOSING GROUND BUT STILL WINNING

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for NFL telecasts are down in the single-digit percentages on NBC, Fox, and CBS this season but remain among the highest on broadcast TV, Broadcasting & Cable magazine reported today (Thursday), citing a study by media agency Carat. NBC’s Sunday Night Football has seen a 2-percent drop in its ratings among overall households but […]

JACKSON DOCUMENTARY IS NO RATINGS KILLER

November 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Spike Lee’s documentary Michael Jackson: Bad25 was no match for NFL football on Thanksgiving night. It drew just 4.2 million viewers on ABC versus 15.9 million for NBC’s telecast of the New England Patriots-New York Jets game. Fox’s The X Factor, delayed by an NFL overrun in much of the country, placed second for the […]

FOOTBALL: THE “REAL” REFEREES RETURN

September 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

After this year’s football season kicked off to more talk about the decisions of the substitute referees called in to replace the ones locked out by the NFL (there was a veritable national uproar over a missed call that gave the Green Bay Packers a win over the Seattle Seahawks Monday night), the league has […]

NFL NETWORK TO KICK OFF ON TIME WARNER CABLE, AFTER ALL

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner Cable, which had steadfastly refused to agree to the terms of a new contract with the NFL network, has reportedly reached a deal to carry the league-owned network and the Red Zone network, Bloomberg News reported today (Friday), citing two people with direct knowledge of the situation. The deal will reportedly be announced […]

FOOTBALL DOMINATES ALL OF SUNDAY

September 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It was all football, all the time in millions of American households Sunday as CBS scored strongly in the afternoon and in early primetime, Fox competed in a handful of markets with local NFL games, and NBC dominated primetime with Sunday Night Football. The overrun on CBS, which finished at 7:37 Eastern Time, drew 18.7 […]

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