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  1. Paulie4star

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    Oh! Thank you so much for pointing that out. I am thinking about just adding all of the information right next to the game. (Time/Date/Day of Week at least)


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    You may need to think about this for Chivas and Chicago as well if you want to stay with three or less letters.
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    344k on ESPN for NY vs Seattle
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    One of our normal sources tweeted that the NBCSN game was 259k and not 256k. It may have just been a typo though. I am going to stick with 256k for the summary


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    For people who like the comparisons and don't follow on twitter here are some random numbers.

    Tour De France did a 435k on NBCSN on Sunday
    MLL did 82k on ESPN2 on Sunday
    Arena Football did 82k on NFL Network
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    Here is the update with the latest NBCSN and ESPN numbers. I am still hunting the Galavision number

    2012 Season

    Home teams listed first

    NBC Sports Network
    Game 1: 82k (Dal vs NY). Sunday 3:00pm. 3/11/2012
    Game 2: 124/145k (2.5 hour/two hour) (Phi vs Colo) Sunday 4:00pm. 3/18/2012
    Game 3: 107k (2.5 hour) (Sea vs Hou) Friday 10:00pm 3/23/2012
    Game 4: 76k (DC vs Dal) Friday 7:30pm 3/30/2012
    Game 5: 123k (2.5 hour) (LA vs NE) Saturday 11:00pm 3/31/2012
    Game 6: 126k/139k (2.5 hour/two hour) (Phi vs Col) Saturday 4:00pm 4/14/2012
    Game 7: 79k (2.5 hour) (Chi vs Tor) Saturday 3:30pm 4/21/2012
    Game 8: 70k (2.5 hour) (NY vs NE) Saturday 3:30pm 4/28/2012
    Game 9: 96k (2.5 hour) (Sea vs Phi) Saturday 4:00pm 5/5/2012
    Game 10: 120k (2.5 hour) (Hou vs DC) Saturday 4:30pm 5/12/2012
    Game 11: 71k (2.5 hour) (Hou vs LA) Saturday 2:30 5/26/2012
    Game 12: 53k (2.5 hour) (KC vs SJ) Sunday 4:40 5/27/2012
    Game 13: 63k (2.5 hour) (Chi vs NY) Sunday 5:00pm 6/17/2012
    Game 14: 137k (2.5 hour) (NY vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 6/24/2012
    Game 15: 133k (2.5 hour) (KC vs Chi) Friday 8:00pm 6/29/2012
    Game 16: 151k (2.5 hour) (Sea vs Colo) Saturday 11:00pm 7/7/2012
    Game 17: 256k (2.5 hour) (Por vs LA) Saturday 11:00pm 7/14/2012
    Average (2.5 hour) 110k

    ESPN2
    Game 1: 337k (Por vs Phi) Monday 9:30pm 3/12/2012
    Game 2: 344k (DC vs NY) Sunday 6:00pm 4/22/2012
    Game 3: 275k (Phi vs NY) Sunday 12:30pm 5/13/2012
    Game 4: 146k (Chiv vs LA) Saturday 10:30pm 5/19/2012
    Game 5: 213k (Hou vs Dal) Saturday 7:30pm 6/16/2012
    Game 6: 320k (SJ vs LA) Saturday 10:00pm 6/30/2012
    Average 272k

    ESPN
    Game 1: 217k (NY vs Colo) Sunday 4:00pm 3/25/2012
    Game 2: 215k (KC vs LA) Saturday 4:00pm 4/7/2012*
    Game 3: 508k (LA vs NY) Saturday 8:00pm 5/5/2012
    Game 4: 888k (Por vs Sea) Sunday 5:00pm 6/24/2012**
    Game 5: 496k (LA vs Chi) Sunday 3:00pm 7/8/2012
    Game 6: 344k (NY vs Sea) Sunday 4:00pm 7/15/2012
    Average 465k

    ESPN/ESPN2: 12 games, 359k

    *Was moved from ESPN2 to ESPN
    **Had a period of time in first half that overlapped with Italy England Euro QF. The 888k represents only the MLS portion of the telecast. It does not include any of the Euro OT or PK ratings.


    Galavision
    Game 1: 90k (Chiv vs Hou) Sunday 7:00pm 3/11/2012
    Game 2: 77k (LA vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 3/18/2012
    Game 3: 24k (KC vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 3/25/2012
    Game 4: 31k (Colo vs Chi) Sunday 7:00pm 4/1/2012
    Game 5: 45k (Chi vs Hou) Sunday 7:00pm 4/15/2012
    Game 6: 34k (Dal vs Colo) Sunday 7:00pm 5/6/2012
    Game 7: 66k (SJ vs Chiv) Sunday 7:00pm 5/13/2012
    Game 8: ?? (Por vs Chi) Sunday 7:00pm 5/20/2012
    Game 9: 23k (Phi vs DC) Saturday 7:00pm 6/16/2012
    Game 10: 47k (Dal vs Chiv) Saturday 9:00pm 6/23/2012
    Game 11: 44k (Tor vs NY) Saturday 9:00pm 6/30/2012
    Average (for 10 games): 43k

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    2011 Final TV Rating Averages
    ESPN: 4 games: 498k
    ESPN2: 17 games: 238k
    ESPN/ESPN2: 21 games: 288k
    FSC: 29 games: 71k
    Galavision: 18 games: 72k
    All Star Game vs Man United: 781k Wed 8:30pm July 27 2011 on ESPN2

    2010 Final Ratings
    ESPN2: 25 games 249K

    2009 Final Ratings
    ESPN2: 22 games 284k
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    I guessed 350k.
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the PDX/Seattle game on September 15th will pull 1.5 million on regular NBC network.​
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    I don't do this often, but here's my grammar cop moment: ...three or fewer. Sorry.
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    I'm guessing 1.1 million myself.
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    no problem. English is not my first language. As a retired engineer, my first language is hex. :)
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    That is a high guess but would love to see it. The competition from college football will obviously be huge. It is probably too early to know what the lead in will be.

    The question will be promotion. It took forever for people to realize games were on NBCSN. As such I imagine a bunch of people who would normally want to watch will simply miss it.

    Of course that should be more than balanced by the fact that people will be flicking past NBC and may arbitrarily land on the game.
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    Cable box took a s*#T... They say the soonest they can fix it is Thursday morning. That's simply not acceptable.
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    :thumbsdown:

    Probably NY not carrying its weight as usual. This should have been 450K at the absolute minimum. Seems like NY is involved in a lot of the games that get really low ratings. There are a few exceptions, but those ratings were high because of their opponent, not NY. I start to wonder what the ratings would be if NY didn't have 18 million+ population.

    Other than the Portland/Seattle game, I'm not impressed with the ESPN1 ratings at all. The 215/217K ratings are pretty unacceptable.
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    No, I pointed this out earlier. This game did not have the big lead-ins that the some of the others had. It's as simple as that. Bowling was the lead-in. I predicted, at best, a 350k for the game. It got 344k. Not surprised at all.
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    They aren't going to fix it, they are going to just give you a new one. Who is your provider? With ATT and Comcast you should be able to just take your box to any of there stores and change it out.
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    My provider is Cox. I did the duty myself. Just went in there and swapped it out. I can only get it to work via component cables. My HDMI port on my television (or all 3 of them I should say) are done for. No idea how it happened but I've used 2 different cables. No success.
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    That happened to the HDMI on my Panasonic, just wondering if yours is the same brand.
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    My math shows 444.7k

    Also, the ESPN + Deportes average would be 488k. The ESPN2/Deportes average is 315k. Across ESPN family of networks the average MLS game is drawing 402K viewers.
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    Hopefully that television money will prevent a lockout.
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    Insignia. It's under warranty, thankfully.
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    Whoops. The 465k was last weeks average. I have it correct in my spread sheet but forgot to update it in the summary.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    BTW, the Portland-LA game was the 7th highest rated program on NBCSN this past week. The first six were all Tour De France related programs.
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