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We’ve been discussing the MLB’s poor World Series ratings this week, and Olbermann, on “Olbermann,” has figured out the root of baseball’s problem.
Even though the NFL has considered scrapping the Pro Bowl, even though everyone claims to hate the Pro Bowl, even though the Pro Bowl is filled with replacement players, you still watched the Pro Bowl. Admit it. Maybe not the whole thing, but at the very least you snuck in a peek or two just to see J.J. Watt line up at wide receiver or some intra-fan brouhahas.
Bill Hofheimer, an ESPN PR suit for Monday Night Football, the World Cup and NFL studio shows, threw out quite the interesting tweet earlier this morning. Instead of ruining the fun, we’ll just let him take it away, after the jump.
Last night’s stinker did terrible numbers for ESPN, according to USA Today: “[The game] drew a 13.8 overnight rating — the lowest rating in the BCS system’s 14-year history.” The reasons? Well, the teams are from sparsely-populated places, they play in the same conference, and their game earlier this year also stunk. Hopefully, this speeds up those phantom plans for a playoff system. [USA Today]
Auburn’s win over Alabama scored the highest college football ratings of the season for CBS.
ESPN had the most viewers in a fiscal year since the network’s inception.
A combined audience of 19.4 million viewers tuned in to the watch the team from the tiny island-nation of America fall short in their heroic bid to defeat tyrannical Ghana.
Last night’s premiere of Dancing With the Stars, powered by Erin Andrews’ much buzzed-about debut, scored big ratings for ABC. It’s hard not to conclude that this year’s inclusion of Andrews (also, Mediaite’s number-one-ranked TV Reporter), helped out a bit.