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PostPosted: 11/14/17 9:17 pm    ::: 2017-18 TV Ratings Reply Reply with quote

The site that used to have these every day no longer does, so we will only get numbers for big games.

Stanford-UConn averaged 382,000 viewers.
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PostPosted: 11/15/17 9:31 am    ::: Re: 2017-18 TV Ratings Reply Reply with quote

Xfinity cable has stopped labeling CBB games as "men's" or "women's" saying their app can't cope with all that info. Rolling Eyes

So it's not on the Xfinity TV guide, either. Surprised

Hurrah for hoopfeed.com.


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PostPosted: 11/21/17 9:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UConn-Maryland averaged 350,000 viewers.
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PostPosted: 12/05/17 8:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Notre Dame-UConn averaged 515,000 viewers.
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PostPosted: 12/07/17 3:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Know what else I couldn't figure out for the life of me, no matter how hard I searched?
What were the ratings for this year's NC title game? Were they up or down from previous years?


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PostPosted: 12/07/17 4:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Stonington_QB wrote:
Know what else I couldn't figure out for the life of me, no matter how hard I searched?
What were the ratings for this year's NC title game? Were they up or down from previous years?


Just read the other day it was the most watched Title game in years , cant remember the exact figure but i believe somewhere around 3 million watched .



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PostPosted: 12/07/17 5:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

TV viewership for the final game, past three years:

2015: 4,270,000
2016: 3,081,000
2017: 3,827,000


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PostPosted: 12/08/17 9:14 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

calbearman76 wrote:
TV viewership for the final game, past three years:

2015: 4,270,000
2016: 3,081,000
2017: 3,827,000

How do you get this info?


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PostPosted: 12/08/17 4:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Stonington_QB wrote:
calbearman76 wrote:
TV viewership for the final game, past three years:

2015: 4,270,000
2016: 3,081,000
2017: 3,827,000

How do you get this info?


Two separate articles.

https://sportstvratings.com/tag/womens-ncaa-basketball-tv-ratings/

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2017/04/3-8-million-viewers-ncaa-womens-basketball-national-championship-three-game-ncaa-womens-final-four-nearly-20/


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PostPosted: 12/14/17 12:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not basketball, but all four Elite 8 volleyball games got pretty decent numbers on ESPNU. Here were the average viewers chronologically:
256,000
254,000
246,000
210,000
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PostPosted: 12/14/17 10:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If volleyball were scored differently, I think it would be a great game for TV, but because the length of the matches varies so widely, ESPN and the other networks can't really deal with it effectively.

That's basketball's saving grace -- you pretty much know how long the games will be and TV can plan accordingly.



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PostPosted: 12/14/17 10:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
If volleyball were scored differently, I think it would be a great game for TV, but because the length of the matches varies so widely, ESPN and the other networks can't really deal with it effectively.

That's basketball's saving grace -- you pretty much know how long the games will be and TV can plan accordingly.


Right on cue, the NCAA women's volleyball semifinals were on tonight. They allotted two hours for the first semi, thirty minutes between matches, and then two hours for the second.

Nebraska beat PSU in a very exciting first semfinal match. Great TV entertainment, but it went five sets and consequently ran a full hour over the allotted time. The second semi now won't start until 10:30 Eastern time, and probably won't end until around 1 am or maybe later.

The wide variation in time depending on how many sets are played wreaks havock with TV schedules ( and viewer DVRs).

Now soccer and hockey, they're pretty predictable most of the time.

The change to quarters and reduction in time outs has resulted in WCBB games typically ending within the two hour window. For the men's games you still need to add 30 minutes to your recording schedule.


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PostPosted: 12/15/17 1:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
If volleyball were scored differently, I think it would be a great game for TV, but because the length of the matches varies so widely, ESPN and the other networks can't really deal with it effectively.

That's basketball's saving grace -- you pretty much know how long the games will be and TV can plan accordingly.


One thing about volleyball...it comes across very well on television, in terms of seeing the skill level of women's volleyball players. It does not look all that different from the men's game; both look highly skilled.

Women's basketball, on the other hand, comes across as "less skilled" that the men's game. Yes, some of that is the "under the rim" nature of the game. But missed layups, turnovers, the crowded paint, etc. does not come across as being in the same sphere as the men's game.

Whereas women's volleyball looks like women playing the same sport as men, women's basketball looks like a completely different sport.


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PostPosted: 12/15/17 2:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CamrnCrz1974 wrote:
ClayK wrote:
If volleyball were scored differently, I think it would be a great game for TV, but because the length of the matches varies so widely, ESPN and the other networks can't really deal with it effectively.

That's basketball's saving grace -- you pretty much know how long the games will be and TV can plan accordingly.


One thing about volleyball...it comes across very well on television, in terms of seeing the skill level of women's volleyball players. It does not look all that different from the men's game; both look highly skilled.

Women's basketball, on the other hand, comes across as "less skilled" that the men's game. Yes, some of that is the "under the rim" nature of the game. But missed layups, turnovers, the crowded paint, etc. does not come across as being in the same sphere as the men's game.

Whereas women's volleyball looks like women playing the same sport as men, women's basketball looks like a completely different sport.


An interesting point, but I wouldn't push it too far. When I watch men play volleyball, it's stunning how hard they hit the ball. I'm surprised more people don't get hurt ...



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PostPosted: 12/15/17 9:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
An interesting point, but I wouldn't push it too far. When I watch men play volleyball, it's stunning how hard they hit the ball. I'm surprised more people don't get hurt ...


I used to have to try to dig those, although obviously not at that high a level (Bentley started their team while I was in high school).

The female to male ratio for these volleyball games interests me.

The first semifinal averaged 784,000 viewers. Here are some demographic groups and their average percentage viewing the game at a given time:
18-49: .24
F18-49: .18
M18-49: .30
18-34: .23
F12-34: .18
M12-34: .24
25-54: .24
50+: .37

The second semifinal averaged 491,000 viewers and here are the same breakdowns:
18-49: .20
F18-49: .19
M18-49: .20
18-34: .19
F12-34: .15
M12-34: .17
25-54: .19
50+: .19

The studio show between the two actually averaged 584,000 viewers which was higher than both semifinals last year. Here are the breakdowns:
18-49: .20
F18-49: .19
M18-49: .21
18-34: .19
F12-34: .19
M12-34: .16
25-54: .18
50+: .25

Obviously we do not have this level of detail for all basketball games, but we had quite a few in last year's thread. There were a couple games that had equal or greater female viewership in the available demographic groups, but generally speaking, male viewership, especially in the 12-34 age group was far greater, sometimes more than double. All of the volleyball games that I have paid attention to seem to have a pretty solid female audience compared to male audience in the younger groups and the audience itself seems to be younger than basketball.
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PostPosted: 12/19/17 8:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Interesting numbers of for the volleyball final.

The portion that was on ESPNU due to the DII Football championship game running over averaged 349,000 viewers.

Once the game hit ESPN2, it grew from the football game and averaged 1,009,000 viewers. It did better with women from 12-34 than men in that age group.

Here are some demographic groups and their average percentage viewing the game at a given time:
18-49: .30
F18-49: .29
M18-49: .31
18-34: .29
F12-34: .26
M12-34: .23
25-54: .30
50+: .47
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PostPosted: 01/03/18 9:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

On Sunday, Tulane-South Florida averaged 49,000 viewers then Texas Tech-Baylor averaged 55,000 viewers on ESPNU. Over on ESPN2, Indiana-Ohio State averaged 90,000 viewers and Florida-Auburn averaged 76,000 viewers.
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PostPosted: 01/03/18 10:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ClayK wrote:
If volleyball were scored differently, I think it would be a great game for TV, but because the length of the matches varies so widely, ESPN and the other networks can't really deal with it effectively.

That's basketball's saving grace -- you pretty much know how long the games will be and TV can plan accordingly.


I wish volleyball would go to a timed game. In addition to a variable length, the current format allows zero playing time for the bench. There is never a situation where "the other team cannot possibly catch up/ we can't possibly catch up" due to the clock running out. And I think it makes upsets harder because at "halftime" a better team can be down 2 sets to 0, but they only need to play slightly better than the other team the rest of the way and they still win.


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PostPosted: 01/12/18 9:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Notre Dame-Louisville averaged 430,000 viewers.
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PostPosted: 01/17/18 9:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Monday's game did not make the top 150 cable broadcasts in ratings for 18-49 year olds so we do not have the number for it. I do have Sunday's LSU-Florida Gymnastics meet on ESPN, which averaged 322,000 viewers.
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PostPosted: 01/23/18 9:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UConn-Temple averaged 319,000 viewers.
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PostPosted: 01/30/18 9:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Missouri-South Carolina averaged 344,000 viewers.
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PostPosted: 02/01/18 8:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

One of the other people with lots of ratings access often provides them for live events.

Here are some that have not been posted here:
Stanford vs Baylor 40,000
UConn vs DePaul 168,000
Texas vs Tennessee 220,000
St John's vs Marquette 11,000
Xavier vs Butler 27,000
Creighton vs Seton Hall 11,000
Providence vs Seton Hall 22,000
SMU vs Temple 27,000
Texas vs Kansas State 37,000
Marquette vs Creighton 11,000
Ohio State vs Michigan 161,000
South Carolina vs Missouri 184,000
Stanford vs Arizona State 114,000
Tennessee vs Notre Dame 453,000
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PostPosted: 02/03/18 12:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UConn vs South Carolina 669,000
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PostPosted: 02/03/18 1:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Missouri-South Carolina 344,000
UConn-Temple 319,000


Imo these numbers exemplify the niche/minor reality of WCB.

How in the world does the first game draw only 25,000 more than the 2nd?!



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