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ACC Tournament off to Hot Start
http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2017/03/...iewership/

Duke-Louisville scored 1.2 million viewers in Thursday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals on ESPN, up 28% from Notre Dame-Duke last year (958K), up 55% from North Carolina-Louisville in 2015 (791K), and the top game of the tournament thus far. Ratings were not immediately available. Figures do not 89,000 who streamed coverage on WatchESPN, the third-largest college basketball audience on the platform.

In the day’s other action, Virginia-Notre Dame had a 0.8 final rating (+100%) and 1.2 million viewers (+102%), Virginia Tech-Florida State had a 0.7 (+27%) and 1.1 million (+36%), and UNC-Miami had 741,000 in the Noon ET window (+14%). All eight games of the tournament have increased double-digits over last year.


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03-11-2017 04:03 PM
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They have been great games for sure.
03-11-2017 04:06 PM
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Predictions for Championship Weekend from Sports Media Watch:

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2017/03/...r-indycar/

Duke and Notre Dame are arguably the two most polarizing brands in college sports, though the latter is more associated with football than basketball. With ACC Tournament numbers already up big — and that’s not even including Friday’s semifinal between Duke and rival North Carolina — Saturday’s final figures to earn a strong rating. Last year’s UNC-Virginia game had a 1.7 rating; Notre Dame-UNC had a 2.2 in 2015. Prediction: 2.6.

Once the crown jewel of championship week, the Big East Tournament has not cracked a 1.0 rating since the conference reformed and moved to Fox Sports 1 in 2013. Last year’s game came close with a 0.9 on the FOX broadcast network, up from an infinitesimal 0.2 on Fox Sports 1 the previous year. With Villanova’s profile having grown since winning the national title, perhaps this year’s game will finally get over the hump. Prediction: 1.0.

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(03-11-2017 04:03 PM)omniorange Wrote:  http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2017/03/...iewership/

Duke-Louisville scored 1.2 million viewers in Thursday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals on ESPN, up 28% from Notre Dame-Duke last year (958K), up 55% from North Carolina-Louisville in 2015 (791K), and the top game of the tournament thus far. Ratings were not immediately available. Figures do not 89,000 who streamed coverage on WatchESPN, the third-largest college basketball audience on the platform.

In the day’s other action, Virginia-Notre Dame had a 0.8 final rating (+100%) and 1.2 million viewers (+102%), Virginia Tech-Florida State had a 0.7 (+27%) and 1.1 million (+36%), and UNC-Miami had 741,000 in the Noon ET window (+14%). All eight games of the tournament have increased double-digits over last year.


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Neil

This is the first time in recent memory that the entire tournament has been broadcast exclusively by Raycom. All of the games in Greensboro have been broadcast on WFMY (our local CBS OTA station) as opposed to having games on ESPN.

It's just like the old days when we sailed with the Pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4gptzlIGow
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(03-11-2017 04:13 PM)XLance Wrote:  
(03-11-2017 04:03 PM)omniorange Wrote:  http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2017/03/...iewership/

Duke-Louisville scored 1.2 million viewers in Thursday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals on ESPN, up 28% from Notre Dame-Duke last year (958K), up 55% from North Carolina-Louisville in 2015 (791K), and the top game of the tournament thus far. Ratings were not immediately available. Figures do not 89,000 who streamed coverage on WatchESPN, the third-largest college basketball audience on the platform.

In the day’s other action, Virginia-Notre Dame had a 0.8 final rating (+100%) and 1.2 million viewers (+102%), Virginia Tech-Florida State had a 0.7 (+27%) and 1.1 million (+36%), and UNC-Miami had 741,000 in the Noon ET window (+14%). All eight games of the tournament have increased double-digits over last year.


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This is the first time in recent memory that the entire tournament has been broadcast exclusively by Raycom. All of the games in Greensboro have been broadcast on WFMY (our local CBS OTA station) as opposed to having games on ESPN.

Interesting, but not sure of its relevancy? Are there a significant number of TV households that have Raycom OTA stations that don't also have ESPN, enough to account for the double percentage increases in games so far?

Personally I credit the conference's performance in last year's NCAA tourney for the increase more than any other factor.

Next it never hurts to have at least three of the four Top 10 programs (UNC, Duke, Louisville, and SU) be operating at a high level whereas last year due to Louisville not being in the tourney and SU being down like this year left only UNC and Duke.

Lastly, I suspect a supporting factor may be the recent success of football and that viewers up and down the East Coast are slowly coming to accept the new branding/identity of the ACC as their college athletics conference. No way to prove that at this point though.

And it certainly doesn't hurt that the B1G had a so-so mediocre year for them in basketball. 03-wink

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(03-11-2017 04:03 PM)omniorange Wrote:  http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2017/03/...iewership/

Duke-Louisville scored 1.2 million viewers in Thursday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals on ESPN, up 28% from Notre Dame-Duke last year (958K), up 55% from North Carolina-Louisville in 2015 (791K), and the top game of the tournament thus far. Ratings were not immediately available. Figures do not 89,000 who streamed coverage on WatchESPN, the third-largest college basketball audience on the platform.

In the day’s other action, Virginia-Notre Dame had a 0.8 final rating (+100%) and 1.2 million viewers (+102%), Virginia Tech-Florida State had a 0.7 (+27%) and 1.1 million (+36%), and UNC-Miami had 741,000 in the Noon ET window (+14%). All eight games of the tournament have increased double-digits over last year.


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Last nights sessions' attendance was apparently several hundred over Barclays' capacity.

2nd market ticket demand is apparently higher than in DC according to this article: http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily...urney.aspx
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(03-11-2017 04:13 PM)XLance Wrote:  
(03-11-2017 04:03 PM)omniorange Wrote:  http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2017/03/...iewership/

Duke-Louisville scored 1.2 million viewers in Thursday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals on ESPN, up 28% from Notre Dame-Duke last year (958K), up 55% from North Carolina-Louisville in 2015 (791K), and the top game of the tournament thus far. Ratings were not immediately available. Figures do not 89,000 who streamed coverage on WatchESPN, the third-largest college basketball audience on the platform.

In the day’s other action, Virginia-Notre Dame had a 0.8 final rating (+100%) and 1.2 million viewers (+102%), Virginia Tech-Florida State had a 0.7 (+27%) and 1.1 million (+36%), and UNC-Miami had 741,000 in the Noon ET window (+14%). All eight games of the tournament have increased double-digits over last year.


Cheers,
Neil

This is the first time in recent memory that the entire tournament has been broadcast exclusively by Raycom. All of the games in Greensboro have been broadcast on WFMY (our local CBS OTA station) as opposed to having games on ESPN.

It's just like the old days when we sailed with the Pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4gptzlIGow

I wonder if these dual broadcasts will still happen after the ACC Network launches.
03-11-2017 04:44 PM
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RE: ACC Tournament off to Hot Start
but but msg ...
I digress ...
perhaps there's something to the theory of showcasing our crown jewel in the bright lights of the big city ...
are more new yawkers tuning in which may explain the viewership spike ...

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(03-11-2017 05:07 PM)green Wrote:  but but msg ...
I digress ...
perhaps there's something to the theory of showcasing our signature event in the bright lights of the big city ...
are more new yawkers tuning in which may explain the viewership spike ...

YO G

Not enough data points to know for sure on the latter.

I think the ACCN will be a better indicator.

Btw, when Charter purchased Time Warner and then became Spectrum, the BTN went off both my basic and my sports package.

Now, while I am not technically in the NYC Metro area proper (just above it), my Time Warner cable included the BTN on both my basic subscription and my sports package from the moment Rutgers started play in the B1G. And now, it is not there.

Not sure why, but I laughed. Didn't even know it was missing until I went to see how the Wisconsin/Indiana game was going last night. 03-lmfao

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I could be wrong ...
as impressive as those numbers are ...
they only represent espn's contribution ...
meaning ...
a significant audience share went unaccounted ...
don't think neilson measures syndicated fare like raycom sports ...

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