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ESPN To Broadcast NFL Wild Card Playoff Game, NBC Gets Divisional Round Matchup

04 / 22 / 14

ESPN will carry an NFL Wild Card playoff game this season, marking the first time an NFL postseason game will move off broadcast TV. ESPN has committed to pay $100M per season to carry the game, sources said. ESPN says the NFL exercised an option to move one Wild Card game to cable starting this sea...

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10/01/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ABC led all college football telecasts over the weekend with a 3.6 overnight Nielsen rating for the Ohio State-Michigan game in the 3:30pm ET window. CBS’ 3:30pm Tennessee-Georgia and Fox’ Texas-Oklahoma State in primetime both got a 2.8 overnight, while ABC’s Wisconsin-Nebrask ...

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09/25/12
AdvoCare To Sponsor Phoenix Race

AdvoCare has signed on to be title sponsor of the Nov. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix Int’l Raceway, which marks the penultimate race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The fall race at PIR had been title sponsored by Kobalt Tools the past two seasons and Checker Auto Parts from '99 ...

09/25/12
Jimmie Johnson Tops Sprint Cup Exposure

Jimmie Johnson led all NASCAR drivers in media exposure heading into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, according to data from sponsorship exposure firm Joyce Julius. Johnson had around $60.6M in exposure for his sponsors during race telecasts from the Feb. 27 Daytona 500 through the Sept. 8 Federat ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Joyce Julius and Associates, NASCAR

09/24/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

NBC earned a 2.2 overnight for the final round of the PGA Tour Championship yesterday from 1:30-6:00pm ET, up 57% from the final round last year. Brandt Snedeker won the event and the overall FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tiger Woods finished tied for eighth yesterday (did not play last two years), while ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

09/24/12
Michigan-Notre Dame Tops Saturday CFB Ratings

NBC’s Michigan-Notre Dame game earned a 4.0 overnight Nielsen rating on Saturday, topping a loaded slate of college football telecasts for the day, including three broadcast TV games in primetime. NBC’s 4.0 overnight is up 24% over the net’s first primetime Notre Dame telecast l ...

Tags: Media, NBC, ABC, ESPN, Fox

09/14/12
NFL Net Earns 6.3 Overnight For Bears-Packers

NFL Network earned a 6.3 overnight for the Bears-Packers “Thursday Night Football” telecast last night, marking the net’s best overnight Nielsen rating to date. The previous record was a 6.0 overnight for 49ers-Ravens on Thanksgiving night last season. The net’s other previou ...

09/14/12
Final Nielsen Ratings

CBS finished with a 2.4 rating for Andy Murray’s five-set win over Novak Djokovic in the men’s final of the U.S. Open on Monday. That figure is up from a 2.3 rating for Djokovic’s win over Rafael Nadal last year, which also aired on a Monday. The 2.4 also ties the Juan Martin del ...

Tags: Media, Nielsen Media Research

09/12/12
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09/10/12
Overnight Nielsen Ratings

ESPN's Florida-Texas A&M matchup led all college football ratings over the weekend with a 2.9 overnight in the 3:30pm ET window on Saturday. ABC also earned a 2.8 overnight for its 3:30pm regional window, which featured USC-Syracuse and Air Force-Michigan. NBC aired its first Notre Dame footbal ...

Tags: Research and Ratings, Nielsen Media Research

09/06/12
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NBC earned a 16.5 overnight Nielsen rating for last night’s Cowboys-Giants NFL Kickoff game, down 4% from the Saints-Packers game last year, which earned a 17.2 overnight on a Thursday night. The telecast marks the fifth-best primetime NFL game on NBC despite competition last night from the De ...

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