The 2020 MLS TV thread

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by POdinCowtown, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. eddygee

    eddygee Member+

    DC United
    May 12, 2007
    Moco, Maryland
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Side not on those World Soccer Talk numbers this is how petty they can be when it comes to MLS reporting. So I remarked in the comments section asking them why the discrepancy over the reporting of the MLS Univision number for week 1 Houston vs LA Galaxy game? It was reported as 558,000 officially by a verified source Ian Thomas who got the numbers along with the +2 Demo share info from a Univision source. Ian Thomas btw is the journalist that puts out end of year numbers for MLS he works/worked for Sports Business Daily IIRC. WST reported 505,000 as the viewership which slid it just below a Premiership game on NBCSN.

    They also didn't list the complete viewership for the Seattle vs Chicago which was 350,000, they listed just 311,000. One could say maybe they don't include the spanish viewing number even though it was a simulcast, however that theory goes away when you realize they consistently do that for every other league and that the official viewing number was reported by ESPN for both games that week on the same media press releasing by ESPN Press Room which listed the LAFC-Inter viewership of 652,000 and listed the Seattle VS Chicago game as 350,000.

    When I reached out to them in the remarks section they deleted my post. I reposted and it'd stay up for a hour then they delete it again probably when they saw it reposted I played along maybe 3-4 times a handful of times. Lol can't make this stuff up. They will then put out articles on their viewership numbers out for news and discussion. To be clear this wasn't Christopher Harris, but Collin Werner this time who edits errr I mean puts out viewership numbers on that site.
     
  2. eddygee

    eddygee Member+

    DC United
    May 12, 2007
    Moco, Maryland
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will update when more numbers come out

    ESPN
    #35 Portland vs Nashville 399,000

    FS1/Fox Deportes .12 combined demo rating
    LAFC vs Philadelphia 236,000 combined viewership
    FS1(124,000) FoxDeportes(112,000)

    Univision/TUDN
    DC UNITED vs Inter Miami
    Univision(not out yet) TUDN(101,000)
     
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  3. RfrancisR

    RfrancisR Member+

    Aug 7, 2006
    New Orleans Diaspora
    Including OOH Portland Nashville got 541,390 viewers. Tunity analytics has not released any measure for the FS1.
     
  4. The Marquis

    The Marquis Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Vancouver, WA
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not bad for a couple of small market teams.
     
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  5. eddygee

    eddygee Member+

    DC United
    May 12, 2007
    Moco, Maryland
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This I was surprised it out rated the NHL St. Louis Blues vs Chicago BlackHawks games at #35 vs #36

    MLS NHL Capture.PNG
     
  6. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My ESPN+ annual subscription auto-renewed a few days ago. Now, I realize that I won’t have anything to watch! I wonder if ESPN would consider extending my subscription for 3-6 months, gratis. Has anyone asked them about this?
     
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  7. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm sure they'll say "just watch our large lineup of 30 for 30 documentaries and our talking head shows"
     
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  8. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    There is still rugby on there along with some other sports from outside the U.S.

    At least for now.
     
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  9. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    That will change soon.
     
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  10. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You were so prescient! At least ESPN+ Customer Support took the time to actually read and appropriately respond to my question, so kudos to them.
    • We understand your disappointment about the cancellation of the games due to the current virus (COVID-19) and you want to know the options for the cancellation and renewal for your ESPN+ Subscription. I can definitely help you with this.

      Upon checking, I can see that your annual subscription will be renewed on March 30, 2020. Though our live games have been cancelled, you may want to consider keeping your annual subscription active or subscribe for a monthly subscription instead and take advantage of other ESPN+ contents. If you haven't watched the 30 for 30 documentaries, you can try to explore it as we have 52 videos on it and you can also access full ESPN+ articles using your ESPN+ subscriptions. On the other hand, you can watch replay games for the last 30 days.

      However, if you want to proceed with the cancellation and not renew it on March 30, 2020 please reply to this email so we can cancel it for you. Feel free to re-subscribe anytime and we still have the same rate for annual subscription which is $49.99.

      You may also want to consider getting a monthly subscription for $4.99 and you can cancel it anytime.

     
  11. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nailed it!
     
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  12. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    They should do esports from home! But then people will start hacking and ruin it
     
  13. RfrancisR

    RfrancisR Member+

    Aug 7, 2006
    New Orleans Diaspora
    Well, it’s a wrap. That’s a record breaking season for MLS tv viewership! Pop the corks baby, time for the champagne!
     
  14. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Has anyone with DirectKick on DirecTV decided not to pay for it while the season is suspended? I just got my first charge and would rather put the money towards something useful, like some booze or toilet paper.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  15. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, i terminated my ESPN+ account for that reason, even though it only saved me $50.
     
  16. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I dropped ESPN +, for at least a couple of months. I was on the month by month plan.
     
  17. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    I have espn+ Bundled with Disney and Hulu. $13.99 for the three is a good price.
     
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  18. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I thought it was $12.99.
     
  19. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Could be.

    My wife is the one that goes over the credit card every month.

    After all, I am only a trophy husband.
     
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  20. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Lanterne Rouge, clearly ;)
     
  21. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Im the wooden spoon of husbands.
     
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  22. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not having matches to watch for 2 months, I had forgotten how much I dislike listening to Taylor Twellman. But then I turned on an old NY derby on ESPN+ yesterday, and it all came back to me.
     
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  23. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Twellman, Lalas, Wynalda... all as bad, although Wynalda occasionally cuts through the crap and says something that needs saying.
     
  24. crookeddy

    crookeddy Member+

    Apr 27, 2004
    Twellman gets kind of out of control sometimes and it gets very annoying. Lalas is always trolling. Wynalda is such a huge asshole that even when he is right he is still an asshole.
     
  25. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm curious -- anyone else drop their ESPN+ subscriptions during this pandemic?
     

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