About The Author

Austin Karp

Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

Featured Story

Audience Analysis: "Sunday Night Baseball" Rising; U.S. Open Up Over Four Days

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 17

ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” is averaging 1.92 million viewers to date, up from 1.71 million viewers last year. The season-opening Cubs-Cardinals matchup is helping lift this year’s numbers, as the 3.62 million viewers for that game was the best “SNB” audience s...

Read More

Tags: Media

More Stories by this Author

SportsBusiness Daily: Las Vegas Bowl Rating Leads Early Games

Bowl season began over the weekend, with Utah-BYU drawing the best overnight rating in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. ABC's telecast on Saturday from 3:45-7:30pm ET drew a 2.5 overnight, up from a 1.7 for Colorado State-BYU last year and up from a 2.3 for USC-Fresno State in '13. ABC also drew a ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN's Heisman Audience Down Slightly

ESPN drew 3.06 million viewers for its telecast of the Heisman Trophy presentation on Saturday night, which saw Alabama RB Derrick Henry take the award over Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey and QB Deshaun Watson in a relatively close contest. That number is down 3% from 3.15 million viewers in '14, w ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: PBC Lower In NBC's Primetime Window

NBC drew a 1.3 overnight rating for its Premier Boxing Champions telecast on Saturday night, which saw Nelson Figueroa defeat Antonio DeMarco by unanimous decision. The net's last primetime PBC telecast was in late June, when a telecast featuring Shawn Porter’s unanimous decision over Adr ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

SportsBusiness Daily: NBC On Record "SNF" Audience Pace

As the NFL turns toward the final four weeks of the season, NBC remains on pace to easily break its “SNF” viewership record, while CBS is up for both its Sunday afternoon and Thursday night packages. After a slow start to the season, Fox has closed the gap with the ’14 season, ...

Tags: Media, NFL, CBS, NBC, ESPN, Fox, NFL Network

SportsBusiness Daily: National Nets, RSNs All Liking Warriors Games

The Warriors' record-setting start to the NBA season -- now at 23-0 heading into Friday night’s matchup against the Celtics -- has been a big lift for national networks, as well as local RSNs. TNT is averaging 2.27 million viewers for the four Warriors games it has aired so far. That figure is ...

Tags: Media, Golden State Warriors, NBA TV, Turner Sports, ESPN, Comcast SportsNet, FSN

SportsBusiness Daily: Clubs Ramp Up "Star Wars" Promo Nights

Blues are giving out Jaden Schwartz bobbleheads With the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” only a week away, many NHL and NBA teams are getting in on the fervor for the film ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Daily: Smaller Markets Hurt MLS Cup Viewership

ESPN finished with 668,000 viewers for the Timbers-Crew MLS Cup final on Sunday afternoon, staying above the record-low audience seen in ’13 for Sporting KC-Real Salt Lake (505,000 viewers). But Timbers-Crew is down 31% from 964,000 viewers for last year’s Galaxy-Revolution finale on ESP ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: SEC Championship Leads CFB Overnights

CBS drew an 8.3 overnight rating for Alabama's 29-15 win over Florida in the SEC Championship from 4:00-8:00pm ET, marking the highest-rated college football game on Championship Saturday and up 8% from a 7.7 overnight for Alabama's rout of Missouri last year. While up from '14, the 8.3 overnight is ...

Tags: Media, ESPN, CBS, Fox, ABC

SportsBusiness Daily: Hero World Challenge Overnight Lower

NBC yesterday drew a 0.7 for the final round of the Hero World Challenge, which is Tiger Woods' charity event. Bubba Watson took home the win by three strokes. The 0.7 is down from a 0.8 for Jordan Spieth's 10-shot win last year, and down from a 1.5 in two years ago, when Zach Johnson defeated Wood ...

Tags: Research and Ratings

SportsBusiness Daily: NBCSN On Record Viewership Pace

NBCSN is on pace for its most-viewed year ever. The cable net saw its most-watched Q3, and then saw its best-ever October and November viewership. The record viewership in the fall months has been fueled by several races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as well as the net’s first-ever ...

Tags: Media

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug