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VS 2010 NHL Ratings

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by TANK, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. TANK

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    Hard to imagine VS and ESPN or Fox getting into a bidding war for NHL rights with these low numbers. We will have to watch these ratings all season to see if they improve.



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  2. n3ntj

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    I assume these also take into account time-shifted recordings (done with a DVR and watched later), especially since some were weekday games?

    Versus ratings are sure low, but the season is just starting. If we see ratings for weeknight games in January like these, we know Versus is in for a hard ratings period.
     
  3. la24philly

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    the NHL did a pour job opening its season with all the other sports going and its how they did it.

    I'm sorry starting a season on a thursday? at noon with a game in europe? who the hell is watching that or will be home to see it? i could have told you that was loss cause before the game was even played.

    Now philly Pittsburgh did look like a good matchup but can't compete with college football and playoffs in MLB.

    the philly pens game should have ben on NBC where everyone in america could have a choice of watching it.
     
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    TANK

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    The ratings for the rest of the games this month on VS not any better


    http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/extra-games-gives-versus-lower-numbers-in-october/
     
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    TANK

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    Two articles about the US tv rights which are up after this season.

    Here is IMHO the pie in the sky view that the NHL is going to a 50% increase because of a 3 way bidding war.

    http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/887781




    The other article I think hits the nail on the head .



    I don't think ESPN has any room on either ESPN or ESPN for the NHL games.The NFL and NCAA football and basketball dominate the schedule and draw higher ratings than the NHL.

    But if they get VS/NBC/Comcast in a bidding war for the NHL driving up the price helps them get their real prize the Oylmpics. Every extra dollar they cause VS/NBC/Comcast to spend on NHL rights is less money they have to bid against ESPN for the Olympics.





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    I don't care who gets the rights...so long as we get 5.1 audio and quality PQ. Versus cannot be bothered to actually provide DD 5.1. I hate the NHL on Versus.
     
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    If the NHL went back to ESPN, then people would be complaining about their 720p..that so many people complain about during baseball season.
     
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    the problem is the scheduling of the games. Why do they have there national tv game on monday night? nothing will defeat Monday night football. Saturday night might be huge in canada but in the us college football takes over.

    they need to do a better job of when to show the games
     
  9. TANK

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    VS is adding a hour long daily hockey show. Will the next US tv rights deal now require a daily highlight show? It will be interesting to see how it stands up against the NHLN On the Fly.


    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/mccarthy/2010-11-09-versus-nhl-hockey_N.htmvv
     
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    Comcast... Wow.

    If Comcast does this to the NHL today, what'll the NFL be like on NBComcast?
     
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    It's been tough to find any ratings for VS this month. Here are the ratings/number of viewers for Monday's game.



    http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2...-nhl-lead-in-debuts-at-low-viewership-levels/
     
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    http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2...s-have-gotten-progressively-better-this-week/
     
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    When you can't find VS ratings for awhile,it usually means they are very low .

    Then when the ratings improve ,PR releases start to appear like this one-



    http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2...atched-regular-season-game-in-versus-history/
     
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    http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/versus-nhl-viewership-totals-for-december/


    VERSUS’ 10 Most and Least-Watched Games Through the End of 2010

    http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2...-least-watched-games-through-the-end-of-2010/
     
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    I prefer to get my hockey from my local teams networks. I still watch lots of other stuff on Versus (like Dakar rally) even though they are a low budget corny graphics etc. channel. Hockey probably saved versus though so thanks for watching.
     
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    I was surprised at the low numbers of the Rangers-Pens game. I thought everyone in the USA and Canada was a CRosbY fan. In the home markets, MSG and FSN apparently carried the games.
     
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    Jan ratings in bold



    After 4 months of ratings for VS games, I see no reason for ESPN , FOX or any other network to get into a bidding war for these NHL tv rights.


    http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2...and-least-watched-games-through-january-2011/
     
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    http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2011/2/1/1968336/nhl-all-star-game-ratings-2011-versus-cbc
     
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    http://puckthemedia.wordpress.com/2...of-the-all-star-break-on-a-roll-with-ratings/
     

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