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Nielsen study shows connection between TV ratings and Twitter activity

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/06/nielsen-study-shows-connection-between-tv-ratings-and-twitter-ac/

DNP Nielsen study links TV ratings with volume of related tweets

In recent years, social media has altered the way we interact with each other, and according to a Nielsen study released today, it’s also changing the way we consume media. While it may sound like a common sense conclusion to anyone who witnessed the storm of tweets surrounding the SyFy phenomenon Sharknado, Nielsen has uncovered a statistical link between what people tweet and what people watch. Basically, the more people tweet about a particular show, the more people will watch it. Likewise, the higher a program’s viewership, the more likely people are to discuss it on Twitter in real time. Certain types of programming — reality TV, comedies and sports — showed a higher percentage of ratings changes influenced by social media, while things like scripted dramas showed a smaller but still noticeable uptick. The times are a-changin’, and studies like this one are bound to inspire broadcasters and advertisers to change with them.

 

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 news No Comments

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

NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports cut a deal to fuse internet, TV coverage

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/10/nbc-sports-yahoo-sports/

NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports cut a deal to fuse internet, TV coverage

While Yahoo has had a tumultuous last few years, one unit that has consistently been at the top of the heap is its sports news division. At the same time, NBC Sports has been getting a boost — even without the NHL’s help — ever since Comcast bought NBCUniversal. Apparently between Yahoo’s need to better leverage its media properties and NBC’s free agency after calling it quits with Microsoft the two have found common ground and struck a deal. Although both websites will continue to operate independently, expect multi-platform crossover between TV and internet, cross-promotion with links to NBC Sports Live Extra streams from within Yahoo, new made-for-the-internet video shows combining their assets and Yahoo’s fantasy sports will be the exclusive game for NBC’s Rotoworld site. Check after the break for the press release and a heads up on why even non-sports fans that pay for TV may need to keep an eye on this move.

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Monday, December 10th, 2012 news No Comments

An Unreal Instagram Photo Of The NYC Thunderstorm From A Plane Over Queens

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/crazy-new-york-thunderstorm-photo-from-above-queens-2012-7

Wild stuff from former NFL player Dhani Jones, who tweeted out this photo of an isolated t-storm while he was flying in a plane above Queens.

#stormcoming #nyc #isolated I’ve never seen a storm so concentrated. The power of mother nature!” he wrote.

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 news No Comments

A Bird-Man Crashed The Trophy Ceremony At The U.S. Open

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/video-heres-a-bird-man-crashing-the-trophy-ceremony-at-the-us-open-2012-6

We have seen hundreds of fans crash major sporting events. But this might be the first time that a fan jumped in front of the cameras during a trophy presentation and started making sounds like a bird call before being ushered away by security.

Here is the video (via NBC Sports) and the subsequent zingers from both US Open champion Webb Simpson and Bob Costas…

 

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 news No Comments

Jeremy Lin Is Causing Knicks Ticket Prices To Skyrocket

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-jeremy-lin-knicks-ticket-prices-skyrocket-2012-2

We have already seen what Jeremy Lin’s popularity means on a world-wide scale. But there has also been a huge impact at the local level. And one of those factors is the cost of going to see the Knicks play.

Courtesy of SeatGeek.com, is a look at how prices for last night’s game between the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings on the secondary-market changed over the last week. In the six days leading up to the game, prices rose 245%.

So if you were hoping to see the Lincredible Circus, it is going to cost ya…

Knicks ticket prices

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Friday, February 17th, 2012 news No Comments

The Popularity Of Linsanity Has Surpassed Tebowmania

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/sports-chart-linsanity-has-surpassed-tebowmania-2012-2

If you want to get a sense of how popular Jeremy Lin has become in just a few days, check out this chart that measures the popularity of search terms on the internet.

In the last few days, Lin has surpassed even Tim Tebow in terms of internet popularity. And while it is the off-season for Tebow, consider that he made all the media rounds last week at the Super Bowl. And also notice that as Lin’s popularity is growing, Tebow’s numbers also peaked momentarily. This is likely due to comparisons between the two underdog athletes

Jeremy Lin versus Tim Tebow

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Friday, February 10th, 2012 news No Comments

The Popularity Of Linsanity Has Surpassed Tebowmania

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/sports-chart-linsanity-has-surpassed-tebowmania-2012-2

If you want to get a sense of how popular Jeremy Lin has become in just a few days, check out this chart that measures the popularity of search terms on the internet.

In the last few days, Lin has surpassed even Tim Tebow in terms of internet popularity. And while it is the off-season for Tebow, consider that he made all the media rounds last week at the Super Bowl. And also notice that as Lin’s popularity is growing, Tebow’s numbers also peaked momentarily. This is likely due to comparisons between the two underdog athletes

Jeremy Lin versus Tim Tebow

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Friday, February 10th, 2012 news No Comments

the whole story, regardless of where you jump in

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/30/follow-the-saga-engadget/

Over the years, stories have become more than just single bursts of information. These days, there’s as much drama in the consumer technology world as there is sports, politics or your average episode of Days of our Lives. Take SOPA, for example. We’d be remiss of our duties here if we simply reported on what it was, without ever following up on protests, delays, judgments and other vitally important developments. In fact, it’s tough to think of too many stories covered today that don’t correspond with some sort of saga — even the departure of RIM’s co-CEOs represents just a single slice of a far larger tale. For those that follow this stuff 24/7, jumping in at any point in the story is no issue; piecing together the past with the present is second nature. But if you’re actually working during the day, hopping aimlessly into an ongoing saga mid-stream can be downright disorienting. Painful, even. We’ve been working hard to come up with an unobtrusive solution, and we think we’ve found it.

We’ve actually had our Follow The Saga functionality since January of last year — we quietly debuted it with the launch of Verizon’s iPhone 4 — but today’s iteration is far more interactive. We’ve been testing these out over the past few weeks, and today we’re happy to officially introduce them. If you see the badge shown after the break in any post that pops up here at Engadget, just give it a click to be taken to the full saga, and scroll up and down to see related stories before and after the one you happen to ! be looki ng at. We’re hoping it’ll be particularly helpful to those who happen to stumble upon a saga somewhere in the middle, but want to get caught up on what happened prior and where we stand now. As with everything we do, we’ll be continually tweaking and evolving the tool in the months ahead. Enjoy!

Psst… want to see it in action? Have a look under the body of this SOPA post to see how we got to where we are today.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 news No Comments

Jesus Is Now More Popular Thanks To Tim Tebow

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-chart-jesus-is-now-more-popular-thanks-to-tim-tebow-2012-1

Below is a look at the popularity (based on Google search volume) of Tim Tebow since the end of the NFL lockout in July. The first thing you will notice is that after the Denver Broncos playoff run, Tebow is now more popular on the internet than Jesus.

But if you look closer, you can see an even more telling trend. As Tebow’s popularity has increased, so has that of Jesus. And everytime we see a peak in Tebow’s popularity, we also see a peak in the popularity of Jesus. In fact, since the onset of Tebowmania, the popularity of searches for Jesus on Google have increased by approximately 50 percent.

No matter what anybody thinks of Tebow, it cannot be denied that he is one of those rare athletes that transcends sports.

Jesus vs Tim Tebow

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