or


[01/02/14 - 07:59 AM]
Double-Digit Ratings Increase for Rose & Fiesta Bowls Combined
ESPN spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 1.

[via press release from ESPN]

Double-Digit Ratings Increase for Rose & Fiesta Bowls Combined

Manziel's Magic vs. Duke Helps Chick-Fil-A Bowl Earn ESPN's Highest-Ever Non-BCS Overnight Rating

Based on Nielsen's overnight ratings, ESPN's two BCS Bowls on New Year's Day - the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - saw an 11 percent increase in combined average audience with an 8.9 rating. Last year's two BCS games on January 1 averaged an 8.0 overnight rating (Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl).

The Rose Bowl Game's 11.2 rating for Michigan State's 24-20 victory over Stanford was 17 percent higher than the 9.6 a year ago (Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14). Detroit, the top-rated market, averaged a 27.9 metered market rating, the highest-rated bowl game ever on the ESPN networks in the market (records go back to 2000). Los Angeles averaged a 13.2, the second-highest bowl game ever on the ESPN networks in the market (The highest was the 2011 BCS Championship in 2011, 14.6 for the 22-19 Auburn victory over Oregon).

The Fiesta Bowl garnered a 7.1 overnight rating for Central Florida upending Baylor 52-42, up nine percent from the 2013 Orange Bowl, which aired in the corresponding day/time slot (6.5, Florida State defeating Northern Illinois 31-10). Orlando led all markets with a 17.4, the highest bowl overnight rating ever for an ESPN network in the market.

Chick-Fil-A Bowl Tops All Non-BCS Games in ESPN History

ESPN's telecast of the Chick-Fil-A Bowl from Atlanta, Tuesday, Dec. 31, earned a 5.3 overnight rating, the best ever for any ESPN bowl game telecast outside the BCS. The exciting game saw Texas A&M come from behind to edge Duke 52-48 behind the heroics of 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel - four touchdown passes and one running.

ESPN & the BCS

ESPN's fourth year of exclusive coverage of the five BCS matchups will continue tonight with the Allstate Sugar Bowl (Oklahoma vs. Alabama, Thursday, Jan. 2), Discover Orange Bowl (Clemson vs. Ohio State, Friday, Jan. 3) and VIZIO BCS National Championship Game (No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn, Monday, Jan. 6).





  [january 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[06/22/17 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos, NBC Leads Total Viewers
The Peacock's "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" opens as the top draw in both categories.

[06/21/17 - 04:12 PM]
OWN Is Tuesday Night's #1 Cable Network for Women with Season Premieres of "Queen Sugar" and "The Haves and the Have Nots"
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 20.

[06/21/17 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Coasts to Another Victory
"America's Got Talent" once again eclipses the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/20/17 - 10:31 AM]
Hallmark Channel Topples Competition Scoring #1 Rated Spot in Primetime on Saturday for Second Consecutive Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 12-18.

[06/20/17 - 08:45 AM]
FOX Sports' Presentation of 117th U.S. Open Championship Scores More Than 26 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its U.S. Open coverage to date.

[06/20/17 - 08:31 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Total Viewers, Demos
"American Ninja Warrior" and "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" push the Peacock on top in both categories.

[06/19/17 - 09:23 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges FOX in Tight Demo Race
The Alphabet's game show trio wins the night among adults 18-49.

[06/18/17 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Edges Demo Race with MLB
The network tops the night in adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched broadcaster.

[06/17/17 - 08:24 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Demo Race with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[06/16/17 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Repeat Showdown
A trio of game show encores lead the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/15/17 - 08:23 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "MasterChef" Top Demos
The network wins the night among adults 18-49 while an all-repeat CBS is the most-watched network.

[06/14/17 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock owns the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/13/17 - 01:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Catapults to #1 in Prime Time on Saturday and Sunday Night
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 5-11.

[06/13/17 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Close Out on Top for ABC
The Alphabet's coverage of Game 5 is up 25% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[06/13/17 - 07:13 AM]
NBA Finals on ABC: Highest-Rated Game 5 Since 1998: 16.0 Metered Market Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, June 12.