The Thriving Industry That Helps Encourage Book Censorship

We have rating systems for movies, television shows, and video games—so why not rating systems for books? That's the thought behind services that rate books with the aim of helping parents and protecting children. But these services are contributing to censorship in schools—and harming public education in the process. » 10/01/14 12:09pm 10/01/14 12:09pm

FS1's Low Ratings Forced Fox To Give Away Free World Series Ads

Two bits of rough news for Fox Sports 1 over the last two days. One, Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox reported a hefty drop in income—by more than $1 billion—thanks to the FS1 launch. All of that was most likely accounted for and anticipated. » 11/07/13 3:25pm 11/07/13 3:25pm

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… » 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… » 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… » 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… » 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… » 10/24/12 2:40pm 10/24/12 2:40pm

Where Have All The Cowboys Fans Gone?

A couple weeks back, Troy Aikman called Cowboys fans a bunch of bandwagoners. It stung, but he was only talking about people who attend games "to be seen." The real fans, the ones who gather in bars and living rooms across the DFW metro area to watch the game, surely they haven't abandoned their beloved Cowboys! » 10/22/12 4:05pm 10/22/12 4:05pm

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

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… » 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… » 10/04/12 6:35pm 10/04/12 6:35pm

The Replacement Ref Disaster Was The Most Watched Monday Night Football

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… » 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… » 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… » 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… » 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… » 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… » 8/21/12 6:10pm 8/21/12 6:10pm