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In Sports Television There Is The NFL And There Is Everything Else

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-in-sports-television-there-is-the-nfl-and-there-is-everything-else-2013-7

There have been 11 NFL games played in 2013 and ten of them rank as the ten most-watched sporting events this year based on data collected by SportsMediaWatch.com.

The NFL would have made a clean sweep if not for the BCS Championship game and game seven of the NBA Finals. Both of those games barely out-rated the AFC Wild Card matchup between the Bengals and Texans.

After the NFL playoffs you can see a pattern in the chart below. Championship games will typically draw an audience of 23-26 million viewers. After those games, there is a drop-off to the next group of big games which typically draw 14-17 million viewers…

NFL TV Ratings

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 digital No Comments

Barely Anyone Watched The World Series Last Night, But It Still Got Twice As Many Viewers As Football

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/mlb-rangers-cardinals-world-series-ratings-lowest-ever-for-a-game-5-2011-10


Bud Selig

Last night’s overnight rating of 10.0 was the lowest-ever for a World Series game five, and was down from the 10.1 overnight rating for Sunday night’s game four.

Still, the 10.0 rating easily outpaced the Monday Night Football matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars that pulled an overnight rating of 5.8. That tied the record for the lowest rating ever for a Monday Night Football game.

When asked about Major League Baseball’s low World Series ratings prior to last night’s game, commissioner Bud Selig continued to push the company line. “I can show you all the numbers. Baseball is more popular than ever,” said Selig.

Luckily for Selig and Major League Baseball, the World Series will have a game six and won’t have to worry about competing with any NFL games. Ratings for game six and a potential game seven should soar.

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