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awhom111



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PostPosted: 07/22/20 11:25 pm    ::: 2020 TV Ratings Reply Reply with quote

I guess it is time for a new thread.

As a reminder, CBS Sports Network does not paid to be rated. Their numbers will not be available.

The preview show on ESPN2 averaged 49,000 viewers. That was still comfortably on the cable top 150 for the day as nobody is watching TV these days.

7/25 Storm-Liberty ESPN 419,000
7/25 Sparks-Mercury ABC 539,000
7/26 Sun-Lynx ESPN 202,000
7/26 Sky-Aces ABC 433,000
7/28 Mystics-Sun NBATV ?
7/28 Sparks-Sky NBATV ?
7/29 Mercury-Fever NBATV ?
7/30 Storm-Mystics ESPN 168,000
7/30 Sun-Sparks ESPN ?
7/31 Liberty-Dream NBATV ?
8/1 Lynx-Sun NBATV ?
8/1 Mystics-Sky NBATV ?
8/2 Mercury-Liberty ESPN 248,000
8/2 Dream-Fever NBATV ?
8/2 Wings-Aces ESPN2 ?
8/4 Mercury-Dream ESPN2 ?
8/4 Sun-Storm ESPN2 ?
8/5 Aces-Mystics NBATV ?
8/6 Storm-Dream ESPN2 ?
8/6 Sky-Mercury (ESPN2 only) 83,000


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PostPosted: 07/23/20 4:05 am    ::: Re: 2020 TV Ratings Reply Reply with quote

awhom111 wrote:
I guess it is time for a new thread.

As a reminder, CBS Sports Network does not paid to be rated. Their numbers will not be available.

The preview show on ESPN2 averaged 49,000 viewers. That was still comfortably on the cable top 150 for the day as nobody is watching TV these days.


Why is no one watching TV, lack of new programming? Seems like the summer vacation situation has to be way down.


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PostPosted: 07/24/20 11:32 pm    ::: Re: 2020 TV Ratings Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
awhom111 wrote:
I guess it is time for a new thread.

As a reminder, CBS Sports Network does not paid to be rated. Their numbers will not be available.

The preview show on ESPN2 averaged 49,000 viewers. That was still comfortably on the cable top 150 for the day as nobody is watching TV these days.


Why is no one watching TV, lack of new programming? Seems like the summer vacation situation has to be way down.


Not having baseball until now as well as the special summer sports events has not helped as that has decreased the amount of casual viewing on ESPN. There is still some scripted and reality stuff in the can, although none of the popular stuff. After the initial spike of people trying TV, it pretty quickly sunk down to the approximate levels that would have been expected without the virus.

For those wondering about predictions for this season, it seems like the start of each sport has seen a spike and then a drop down to approximately normal levels so I would expect healthy numbers this weekend and then more usual levels after that.
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PostPosted: 07/25/20 10:49 am    ::: Re: 2020 TV Ratings Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
awhom111 wrote:
I guess it is time for a new thread.

As a reminder, CBS Sports Network does not paid to be rated. Their numbers will not be available.

The preview show on ESPN2 averaged 49,000 viewers. That was still comfortably on the cable top 150 for the day as nobody is watching TV these days.


Why is no one watching TV, lack of new programming? Seems like the summer vacation situation has to be way down.


Cord cutting, I would think. The number of cable subscribers continues to fall.


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PostPosted: 07/26/20 6:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/1287529611451138048

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Saturday's WNBA opening day matchup between the LA Sparks & Phoenix Mercury on ABCNetwork was the most-watched opener since 2012.
Basketball Viewership was also up 20 percent from the 2019 opener on ABC.



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PostPosted: 07/26/20 8:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/1287529611451138048

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Saturday's WNBA opening day matchup between the LA Sparks & Phoenix Mercury on ABCNetwork was the most-watched opener since 2012.
Basketball Viewership was also up 20 percent from the 2019 opener on ABC.


I can't remember what was so significant about the 2012 opener?


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PostPosted: 07/26/20 9:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Iluvacc wrote:
toad455 wrote:
https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/1287529611451138048

Quote:
Saturday's WNBA opening day matchup between the LA Sparks & Phoenix Mercury on ABCNetwork was the most-watched opener since 2012.
Basketball Viewership was also up 20 percent from the 2019 opener on ABC.


I can't remember what was so significant about the 2012 opener?


LA and Seattle, featured the number 1 and 2 draft picks. Looking back at the 2012 draft...so many “what were they thinking” moments.
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PostPosted: 07/27/20 6:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2020/07/wnba-ratings-opener-hits-high-mlb-fox-nba-scrimmage-epl/

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WNBA posts largest opening weekend audience in eight years
Saturday’s Sparks-Mercury WNBA opening day game averaged 540,000 viewers on ABC, marking the league’s largest opening weekend audience since 2012 (Mercury-Lynx: 804K). Viewership increased 19% over last year’s first game on the network, Mercury-Storm (452K).

Earlier in the day, Storm-Liberty averaged 419,000 on ESPN — likely the largest WNBA regular season audience on cable since Mercury-Lynx on ESPN in 2016 (505K). The game marked the WNBA debut of Liberty G Sabrina Ionescu. [ESPN PR 7.26]



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PostPosted: 07/27/20 12:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Maybe it's just the lack of available programming, but ESPN must be liking something about what they're getting from the WNBA. 13 more games added across ABC/ESPN/ESPN2: https://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/status/1287796971953180677?s=20



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PostPosted: 07/27/20 1:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
Maybe it's just the lack of available programming, but ESPN must be liking something about what they're getting from the WNBA. 13 more games added across ABC/ESPN/ESPN2: https://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/status/1287796971953180677?s=20


Or this might be their apology for posting something incorrect about the players from the
Liberty and storm walking off the court during the national anthem. And only posting a correction 11 hours later..



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PostPosted: 07/29/20 12:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I edited the ratings into the OP. As always, numbers are from showbuzzdaily.com

Storm-Liberty did well enough to give us more detailed demographics ratings as expressed by a percentage of that group in the sample that was watching the game on average.

18-49: .13
F18-49: .11
M18-49: .16
18-34 .12
F12-34: .09
M12-34: .10
25-54: .15
50+: .20

That is actually pretty healthy female viewership (or poor male viewership) and solid viewership among the young (or poor viewership among older people).

One has to think that the Sunday ESPN game was hurt by the NWSL game, which averaged 653,000 viewers. Over on NBC, Premier League Lacrosse around the same time as the ABC games averaged 334,000 on Saturday and 341,000 on Sunday.
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PostPosted: 07/29/20 3:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tally24 wrote:
Iluvacc wrote:
toad455 wrote:
https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/1287529611451138048

Quote:
Saturday's WNBA opening day matchup between the LA Sparks & Phoenix Mercury on ABCNetwork was the most-watched opener since 2012.
Basketball Viewership was also up 20 percent from the 2019 opener on ABC.


I can't remember what was so significant about the 2012 opener?


LA and Seattle, featured the number 1 and 2 draft picks. Looking back at the 2012 draft...so many “what were they thinking” moments.


Yeah, what the hell was Liberty G.M. John Whisenant thinking when he selected Kelley Cain at #7?



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PostPosted: 07/31/20 11:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

7/30 Storm-Mystics ESPN 168,000

I guess that scheduling the Sparks in the late game last night was not ideal.

On the list, I am adding first runs of games that we do not have ratings for in case someone releases them at some point.
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PostPosted: 08/01/20 5:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm curious to see their ratings with the NBA back now. Hopefully it's not a steep decline.



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PostPosted: 08/04/20 11:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Still a lot of question marks:
8/2 Mercury-Liberty ESPN 248,000
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PostPosted: 08/07/20 11:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I guess that having part of the game off of the main channel is a valid strategy for technically boosting your ratings.

The ESPN2 portion of Sky-Mercury averaged 83,000 viewers. It averaged .03 percent of the sample in 18-49, 25-54, and 50+ and .02 percent of the sample in 18-34 and 12-34. Of course, that is not an adequate number of decimal places to really get any insight, but there was no difference in 18-49 or 12-34 between male and female ratings.
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