Discussion in 'Soccer in the USA' started by DonCorleone, Jul 14, 2005.
so imagine how much higher the ratings would be if they actually aired it in the US on )*($#*)($#)(*$#)( English-language TV.
Uh, apples and oranges here:
"TeleFutura (7 matches to date) has a three-fold improvement over Galavisión’s ratings in 2003 ..."
Duh. TF is free over the air. G can only be gotten through digital satellite or cable in the Southwest.
I got Galavision here in NYC. It's part of the basic cable package, along with Univision, Telemundo, and Telefutura.
they did well in the ratings with hispanic men, what makes someone think they would have done just as well on english language television. Most of the viewers would watch the games in Spanish. Even though I am a US fan I still prefer to watch the games in Spanish. I do not really consider myself part of their target audience as I am not from Latin America. I like the way the games are called better in Spanish and that Ramirz guy is not one of my favorites. The US and Jamican games would get good ratings in English basically none of the others.
the basic ingredient for good rating ? yes, the tottal of hyspanic people who live here, that's the main thing ..
Often here in LA the number one watched sporting event each week in the ratings is a Mexican league match.. Especially when Chivas and America play..
Those matches beat out NBA and anything..
The LA Times publishes the numbers every week..
Even if mostly about Hispanics.....it's still good news for SUM, no?
ya, if the Nielson Ratings included Spanish Channels into their top 50 thing more than half the shows would be some novela or soccer. The MFL has leeched off our market big time which is why their is alot of revenue going into their league.
I am an American/American, and I still prefer to see the games on Spanish TV. 9 out of 10 American sportscasters either talk too much, or don't know what they are talking about. I do speak some spanish (my wife is latina), but those guys talk so fast.....I swear, one announcer during the Mexico/Columbia game spoke without breathing for about two minutes (and neither my wife nor I could understand a word).
I prefer hearing a game from a spanish speaking broadcaster.
I live in Houston and as far as the attendance for any soccer game held here(compared to many other soccer games held in other staes) is high because of the latin community living here.
I can't stand Spanish broadcasts. GOL GOL GOL GOL GOL GOL GOL---if I hear the one more time I think I will throw up. I just did throw up in my mouth a little bit thinking about it. Most annoying thing ever.
Its good to see that some people get to see our nats play. Unfortunately for me I dont live in a part of our country where soccer is big. I have to pay for dig. cable just for fsc. Hear we are US nats # 6 world ranking and they dont get good tv coverage. Its on a spanish channel w/ english subs that I dont even get. Will the nats get good tv in english if we win the WC?
It's way better than "BOOM 1-0" or whatever retarded call Rob Stone makes next.
i love listening to spanish broadcasts.. i took high school spanish (so i understand every other other word) but i don't even care what they're saying.. PENAL PENAL PENAL PENAL PENAL PENAL PENAL!
makes me wanna join in and start yelling crap. =)