Which NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL Teams Have The Best Local Fan Bases?

Nielsen released its annual "Year in Sports Media Report" last week, a fascinating look into who consumed sports in 2013 and how they did so. There's tons of great trend data if you're into this sort of thing—TV viewership is down for the NBA while every other sport has grown; mobile devices are taking over the world—but … » 2/12/14 6:32pm 2/12/14 6:32pm

More People Watched A Rerun Of NCIS Than Lakers-Knicks: Last Week's TV…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen, Sports Business Journal's John Ourand and @TVSportsRTGS. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television … » 12/19/12 3:15pm 12/19/12 3:15pm

The Big Bang Theory Doubled Up Thursday Night Football: Last Week's TV…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen, Sports Business Journal's John Ourand and @TVSportsRTGS. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television … » 12/12/12 2:00pm 12/12/12 2:00pm

Nobody Wants To Watch The Eagles: Last Week’s TV Ratings, In Context

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen, Sports Business Journal's John Ourand and @TVSportsRTGS. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television … » 12/05/12 3:15pm 12/05/12 3:15pm

More People Watched The Spongebob Movie Than UCLA-Stanford Or…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen, Sports Business Journal's John Ourand and @TVSportsRTGS. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a… » 11/28/12 2:45pm 11/28/12 2:45pm

Racecars Versus The Amish: Last Week's TV Ratings, In Context

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 11/14/12 3:00pm 11/14/12 3:00pm

The NLCS Was Less Popular Than The Walking Dead And Blue Bloods: Last…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 10/24/12 2:40pm 10/24/12 2:40pm

People Forgot To Shut Their TVs Off After Football, So The NLCS…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate average number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who… » 10/17/12 5:35pm 10/17/12 5:35pm

Not Even Sunday Night Football Can Stop Jethro Gibbs: Last Week's TV…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 10/10/12 3:45pm 10/10/12 3:45pm

People Watch The Red Sox, Even When They Suck, And Other Things About…

Attendance is up, but local TV ratings were down six percent across Major League Baseball in 2012. Sports Business Daily has the full rundown of winners and losers. The Tigers were tops in average rating, with 9.13 percent of Detroit televisions tuned to FS Detroit during Tigers games, up 41.6 percent from last season. … » 10/04/12 6:35pm 10/04/12 6:35pm

The Replacement Ref Disaster Was The Most Watched Monday Night…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 10/03/12 5:30pm 10/03/12 5:30pm

Six Times As Many People Watched A Rerun Of The Vampire Diaries As…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 9/26/12 4:25pm 9/26/12 4:25pm

NBC’s The Voice Outdrew Both Monday Night Football Games: Last Week’s…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 9/19/12 3:00pm 9/19/12 3:00pm

Rocky IV Was NBCSN’s Most Viewed Program, But More People Watched The…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 9/13/12 2:15pm 9/13/12 2:15pm

More People Watched TNT's Crappy The Closer Spinoff Than…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 8/28/12 5:15pm 8/28/12 5:15pm

Everyone Hates Preseason Football, Except The 9.5 Million People Who…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 8/21/12 6:10pm 8/21/12 6:10pm

Tape Delay Slaughters Reruns: NBC's Monster Olympic TV Ratings In…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 8/16/12 4:05pm 8/16/12 4:05pm

Seven Times As Many People Watched A Rambo Movie in Spanish As Watched …

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 7/18/12 4:30pm 7/18/12 4:30pm

ESPN Sunday Baseball Earns Most Viewers Of The Season, Fails To…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned … » 7/11/12 5:25pm 7/11/12 5:25pm

5 Times As Many People Watched The BET Awards As Watched ESPN Sunday…

A weekly feature wherein we contextualize TV ratings for national sports broadcasts. Data via Nielsen and Sports Business Daily. Viewership numbers represent approximate number of persons tuned to a given program; ratings share refers to the percentage of all households using a television who are turned into that… » 7/04/12 9:30am 7/04/12 9:30am