Archive for the ‘TV ratings’ Category

People don’t care about Chris Pronger or Tim Duncan, apparently. From the AP: The NBA finals were a television bust. San Antonio’s four-game sweep of Cleveland finished with a record-low 6.2 television rating and 11 share on ABC, Nielsen Media Research said Friday. That was down 27 percent from the 8.5/15 for Miami’s six-game victory […]

Caught this today over at Paul Kukla’s site: NHL regular-season and preseason revenue grew 5 percent to 7 percent this year, putting total revenue on track to grow to between $2.2 billion and $2.25 billion for the entire season. Such growth would deliver a $100 million to $150 million increase on last year’s revenue of […]

For what it’s worth, I really hope NBC gets a decent rating for today’s broadcasts of Pittsburgh/Ottawa and NYR/Atlanta. I mostly watched Pitt/Ott, but flipped between both games and they really were fantastic. Great hitting, great passion, just a fast, brutal, passionate pace to both games. Crosby, Malkin, and co. really showcased their stuff, and […]

So, one day after I posted the question about “quality game/lower-profile teams vs. star player/crappy game,” I see this over at Kukla’s Korner: NBC will be able to select from a minimum of three games scheduled on Sunday afternoons. Thirteen days prior to the scheduled games, NBC, in conjunction with the NHL, will select one […]

I’ll admit, I haven’t watched too much of NBC’s coverage this season. Not that I don’t think it’s good, it’s just the time slot doesn’t always work with my weekend plans. This weekend, I settled in to catch some of the Bruins and Pens and, right on cue, the Pens started kicking the crap out […]

Since I did my amateur statistician analysis of attendance, why not tackle the inevitable TV ratings issue? It’s All-Star time, which means it’s time for the annual Gary Bettman smoke-and-mirrors show when it comes to the state of the game. You know, the part where Bettman spins every number on the planet — even the […]