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Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Revolt, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. looknohands

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    Hoping they did well, as it was arguably the best televised MLS match that I've seen this year and had a great atmosphere. Was it really that loud, or does NBCS simply know where to put their microphones?
     


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    NBC mikes the crowd (specifically the supporters section) very heavily.
     
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    I would also note the press release stated that Italy/England was the highest rated Euro match ever in Canada.

    Being summertime does help as general tv viewership declines but this match was also the top rated tv program in Canada for the week ending June 24. Yes, soccer was no #1 in Canada.
     
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    That was part of it. It was also really damn loud. The fan-made noise comes through much, much louder on this broadcast than it does for New York's home game against New England.
     


  5. MLSFan123

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    Here is a question I am uncertain of.

    We get overnight ratings early in the week and final ratings come later in the week.

    On mos Tuesdays, we get viewership info. Does anyone know if the viewership numbers are overnights or finals?
     
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    I was at the game and the place was pretty loud , the stadium holds the noise in and it ripples through like a thunder. I have the game on DVR and I am planing to look at it later on and compare it.
     
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    I am sure it was very loud. It sounded great.

    But if you look at the NBC thread, you will see people have been commenting since the very first NBC game how much louder every crowd sounds on NBCSN.
     
  8. MLSFan123

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    137k for NY vs DC on NBCSN.
     
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    Meant to add this is the biggest number of the year on NBCSN.

    I will update all numbers when the ESPN number comes in.
     
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    Great to see a big number for what was really a great match between NY and DC.
     
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    We are not in disagreement. I noted the loud NBCS crowds earlier in the thread as well. Just adding that if it wasn't an awesome atmosphere, that would have come through clear on the broadcast regardless of how many mics are set up, proven by NY-NE.
     
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    Here is the latest compiled data. As always, if anyone has access to the Galavision numbers, please share.

    All times listed below are eastern. Please note that these viewership numbers are the Tuesday released numbers from Nielsen.

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    2012 Season

    NBC Sports Network
    Game 1: 82k (Dal vs NY). Sunday 3:00pm. 3/11/2012
    Game 2: 124/145k (2.5 hour/two hour) (Phi vs Colo) Sunday 4:00pm. 3/18/2012
    Game 3: 107k (2.5 hour) (Sea vs Hou) Friday 10:00pm 3/23/2012
    Game 4: 76k (DC vs Dal) Friday 7:30pm 3/30/2012
    Game 5: 123k (2.5 hour) (LA vs NE) Saturday 11:00pm 3/31/2012
    Game 6: 126k/139k (2.5 hour/two hour) (Phi vs Col) Saturday 4:00pm 4/14/2012
    Game 7: 79k (2.5 hour) (Chi vs Tor) Saturday 3:30pm 4/21/2012
    Game 8: 70k (2.5 hour) (NY vs NE) Saturday 3:30pm 4/28/2012
    Game 9: 96k (2.5 hour) (Sea vs Phi) Saturday 4:00pm 5/5/2012
    Game 10: 120k (2.5 hour) (Hou vs DC) Saturday 4:30pm 5/12/2012
    Game 11: 71k (2.5 hour) (Hou vs LA) Saturday 2:30 5/26/2012
    Game 12: 53k (2.5 hour) (KC vs SJ) Sunday 4:40 5/27/2012
    Game 13: 63k (2.5 hour) (Chi vs NY) Sunday 5:00pm 6/17/2012
    Game 14: 137k (2.5 hour) (NY vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 6/24/2012
    Average (2.5 hour) 95k


    ESPN2
    Game 1: 337k (Por vs Phi) Monday 9:30pm 3/12/2012
    Game 2: 344k (DC vs NY) Sunday 6:00pm 4/22/2012
    Game 3: 275k (Phi vs NY) Sunday 12:30pm 5/13/2012
    Game 4: 146k (Chiv vs LA) Saturday 10:30pm 5/19/2012
    Game 5: 213k (Hou vs Dal) Saturday 7:30pm 6/16/2012
    Average 263k

    ESPN
    Game 1: 217k (NY vs Colo) Sunday 4:00pm 3/25/2012
    Game 2: 215k (KC vs LA) Saturday 4:00pm 4/7/2012*
    Game 3: 508k (LA vs NY) Saturday 8:00pm 5/5/2012
    Game 4: 888k (Por vs Sea) Sunday 5:00pm 6/24/2012**
    Average 457k

    ESPN/ESPN2: 9 games, 349k

    *Was moved from ESPN2 to ESPN
    **Had a period of time in first half that overlapped with Italy England Euro QF

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    2011 Final TV Rating Averages
    ESPN: 4 games: 498k
    ESPN2: 17 games: 238k
    ESPN/ESPN2: 21 games: 288k
    FSC: 29 games: 71k
    Galavision: 18 games: 72k
    All Star Game vs Man United: 781k Wed 8:30pm July 27 2011 on ESPN2
     
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    I think we can all say this might have been one of the most important/successful/awesome weeks in the history of the league.
     
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    Not to brag about this, but a few days ago I indicated that we might see the highest rated MLS game of the season, but also the highest rated regular season game on ESPN to date....

    I had projected a number above 800K viewers on ESPN.

    I expect decent numbers for the upcoming game between San Jose vs. Galaxy...It is getting some hype and promotion on ESPN family of network. We could see numbers around 500k on ESPN2, but more than likely around 450K.
     
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    It would have been even better if everyone in Montreal wasn't on holiday.
     
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    That would be an enormous number. Not only would it crush this years best on ESPN2, it would also be the best on ESPN2 last year as well, of which the highest was 410k.

    I don't think the "late" start will affect things too much. Last years highest rated ESPN2 game was also a late start at 10:30pm eastern.
     
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    I guess that was a better guess than this one you made on NBCSN's first MLS game ;), which was only off by a factor of 4 :)

    http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/...n-a-3-year-deal.1800376/page-61#post-25318381
     
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    Does anyone think we will see a game reach 1 mil this year? Obviously, it would be a lot harder without the Euro 2012 lead in.
     
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    I really do think that if the ASG was on ESPN it would probably reach 1 million. Then if you add in the viewers on the other three channels would make it even larger.
     
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    The Portland vs Seattle game on NBC (not NBCSN) may have a chance to get the 1 million number
     
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    IIRC the ESPN afternoon broadcast of NY@CHI got a fairly good rating. They are the other NBC game, so they could do well,too. Not sure about a million though.
     
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    Last year NY at Chi did 622k viewers on ESPN, largest regular season game of the year.

    There are 3 total NBC games but they are going to be up against very difficult competition on Saturday afternoons in the fall.

    I agree that these NBC games are going to be a very long shot at getting a million but they are the only league games that even have a chance.
     
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