MLS in Primetime

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Lithium858, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Lithium858

    Lithium858 Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Baton Rouge
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Everyone probably already knows this, but they're gonna be showing MLS on thursday nights now at either 4:30 or 5. Its kinda primetime I guess. Everyone should talk about it at school or work on fridays to get the word around about it. Woohoo, I get the "corniest thread of the year" award!
     
  2. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    nah man (or girl) i started a thread on Olsen Twins vs Ben Olsen before the MODS locked it down...I think that might have been the worse (Olsen twins in 2 years by the way, not even close)
     
  3. boots15

    boots15 New Member

    Sep 19, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    I'm confused
     
  4. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS is on ESPN2 the next 4 Thursday nights

    09-05-2002 08:00 pm 10:00 pm 2002 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
    NY/NJ METROSTARS VS DALLAS BURN at DALLAS, TX, USA

    09-12-2002 07:30 pm 09:30 pm 2002 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
    D.C. UNITED VS NY/NJ METROSTARS at EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, USA

    09-19-2002 07:30 pm 09:30 pm 2002 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
    DALLAS BURN VS D.C. UNITED at WASHINGTON DC, , USA

    09-26-2002 07:30 pm 09:30 pm MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER 2002-PLAYOFF GAME
     
  5. BallStateMiddie

    BallStateMiddie New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Nashvegas
    I think this is a pretty good deal, really. Any prime time exposure is better than nothing, especially for the next three weeks before we're competing against Friends and the like. Here's hopign the ratings will be decent. *knock, knock.
     
  6. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    Wow, finally a chance to see the Metrostars!
     
  7. RushOnze

    RushOnze New Member

    May 16, 2001
    Colorado
    You haven't missed anything!
     
  8. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which will be up against the opening of the NFL season which will be on some other channel.
     
  9. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    Don't Forget survivor starts the 19th... This is a bad move :-(
     
  10. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How is it a bad move? The league obviously couldn't show matches on Saturdays with college football....

    Why don't we wait and see how it turns out. It could be a great move.

    Not everyone watches survivor....especially the 18-36 male demo the league is looking for....
     
  11. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    yeah but that demo is mostly part of nfl nation. i'm just glad to see a game thursday though since i'll be at a wedding all day saturday.
     
  12. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Isn't the survivor fad over yet? It's been going on forever.
     
  13. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Then it's not a fad, is it?
     
  14. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps the NFL nation will be tuning into SF v. NYG and the game will stink...or be a blowout...And they look at that cooler full of beer and check around to see what else is on....
     
  15. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do any of you MLS ratings cognoscenti out there still have any records or recollection of the ratings for the Thursday night MLS broadcasts on ESPN and espn2 during the league's early seasons (I think 96-99)?

    I know that a lot's changed since then and it's not exactly a comparable sample, but it would still be interesting to compare ratings for Thursday night MLS games this season to those from 96-99.
     
  16. boots15

    boots15 New Member

    Sep 19, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    How much fun is this? Now I have something to look foward to. If I can survive Wednesday and Thursday, Metros will be a treat.
     
  17. WorldGame

    WorldGame Member

    Aug 28, 2002
    Orlando
    HOT DAMN I GET TO SEE UNITED TWICE IN A ROW!!

    I DON'T CARE IF WE ARE #10 AND LOOKING IN AT THE PLAYOFFS (FROM QUITE A DISTANCE, EVEN)!!! I STILL GET TO SEE MY CLUB TWICE IN A ROW WITHOUT HUNTING ALL OVER CREATION ON TV!!!

    This is a great way to begin autumn, I must say. What great news!
     
  18. pething101

    pething101 Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Smyrna, Ga
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Solid point.

    I am glad to see MLS on Thursday evening. Looking forward to telling my players to go home and sit in front of ESPN2 and watch some MLS.
     
  19. Brrca Fan redded

    Brrca Fan redded Red Card

    Aug 6, 2002
    Chasing Tornadoes.
    It is too bad,not everyone has ESPN2. Still not a bad move, let,s hope we don,t get bumped by some college sport, like the shootout package did to us last saturday.
     
  20. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    espn2 is one of the most carried cable channels around. Five years ago that would've been an issue, but it is hard (but not impossible) to find systems without the deuce as part of the basic package.
     
  21. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    Thursday Night Soccer ain't exactly a new development folks. It may have been sidelined for a few years but it's been around before (and folks complained about it then)
     
  22. BallStateMiddie

    BallStateMiddie New Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Nashvegas
    It was only the InDemand Shootout that crapped out. My games were also on.
     
  23. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The games were on the Shootout on DISH Network and DirecTV.

    Besides, something like 98-99% of the households that have ESPN also have ESPN2 these days.
     
  24. Brrca Fan redded

    Brrca Fan redded Red Card

    Aug 6, 2002
    Chasing Tornadoes.
    Sorry, I should have said TWDC,not shootout.
     
  25. Lithium858

    Lithium858 Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Baton Rouge
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you think it will get better ratings than it did on saturday?
     

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