NBC Football Ratings Kill And Their Fancy Website Wins An Award

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sunday Is Football Night In America is absolutely racking up the viewers every weekend. While this isn't anything new for the Sunday Night broadcast it's pretty amazing that a boring game that turned into a blowout was the most watched program since Fox's American Idol finale.

NBC earned an 11.8/19 final Nielsen rating for its “Sunday Night Football” broadcast of Cowboys-Bears this week, up 18% from a 10.0/16 for Broncos-Patriots last year. The 19.0 million viewers was up 22% over 15.6 million for Broncos-Patriots. Sunday night's game was the top-rated TV broadcast since Fox’ “American Idol” finale on May 23, and NBC's "SNF" was the top-rated program of the week for the third consecutive week.- Sports Business Daily
Also the website that NBC paid $10 million dollars for has won a major industry award. The Web Marketing Association Web Awards feature "96 industry categories and each site goes head-to-head with other sites in their categories and the highest score is selected Best of Industry winner in that category". Sunday Night Is Football Night won for "Outstanding Achievement In Website Development".

I guess you get what money buys you, but I have to admit that site is pretty amazing. Now if we could only fix the halftime show.

Sunday Night Is Football Night (NBC)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:37 PM

20 Comments:

It's a good thing NBC is still the only thing that loses GE money...

Except for possibly me reading this right now...

Simon said...
Sep 26, 2007, 1:34:00 PM  

Sports television executives will read this and all come to the same conclusion: It's because of the Cowboys. Case closed. More Cowboys games on national TV for everyone!

Anonymous said...
Sep 26, 2007, 1:57:00 PM  

Glass half full....

"One thing, though. So far, viewers haven't flocked, with NBC's Sunday game rating down 15% from last season. Of the 11 NFL TV game windows on NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN so far, nine have had ratings drops. NBC's pregame show rating is also down 13%."

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/hiestand-tv/2007-09-18-sports-on-tv_N.htm

Anonymous said...
Sep 26, 2007, 3:03:00 PM  

the ratings couldn't possible continue to climb forever. everything comes to an end. it's probably to early in the season for this excuse but it kinda piss's me off that the NFL schedules the games like an old man fuck'n... all over the place. thursday nights, saturday, sunday monday wednesday. well not wednesday yet. go back to sunday, monday night. two turkey day games.

Anonymous said...
Sep 26, 2007, 3:12:00 PM  

Impressive, I will have to say lets see how it does now that all of the fall sunday shows are starting. I can't see wives telling their husbands, hey lets watch Rex Grossman suck instead of the new desperate housewives or brothers and sisters..

rs27 said...
Sep 26, 2007, 3:16:00 PM  

That's pretty damn good. And I'm not easily impressed--WOW, A BLUE CAR.

GMoney said...
Sep 26, 2007, 4:03:00 PM  

We don't need to see the Cowboys on SNF almost every week. Need more variety of teams

Mark B said...
Sep 26, 2007, 4:04:00 PM  

mark b, you are obviously not a television executive.

Don't you know? America is only interested in the Cowboys, Yankees, Lakers, USC, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Duke?

Therefore, that is all you deserve to get.

Anonymous said...
Sep 26, 2007, 4:27:00 PM  

You hit the nail right on the head, anon. No one wants to watch the Brewers, Rams, Tulsa, Jazz, and Evansville.

GMoney said...
Sep 26, 2007, 5:23:00 PM  

If ESPN led off SportsCenter EVERY SINGLE NIGHT with Rams stories, spent every episode of NFL Live talking about "what's wrong with the Rams," and had "Sunday Conversations" and "Budweiser Hot Seats" with Marc Bulger, Torry Holt and Orlando Pace, then maybe people would want to watch the Rams. Don't you get it?

These people condition us to think that the Yankees and the Cowboys are more important because they're the most popular. Then they reinforce it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT by talking only about them and ignoring everyone else.

And then they air one Rams or Brewers game. Ratings are down because nobody knows anything about anybody on their teams. And then they say "See? I told you that they only want to see the Cowboys and Yankees?"

And then the vicious circle continues, never to be unbroken.

The Brewers are a fun, likable team. Maybe if more people knew about them, they'd be interested. But you don't get that because the Yankees must lead SportsCenter every night. And then they wonder why nobody cares about the Brewers.

Anonymous said...
Sep 26, 2007, 6:16:00 PM  

And in ESPN's defense, there's just not enough time on SportsCenter to talk about the Brewers and the Rams on nights like tonight. If they talked about them, there wouldn't be enough time to talk about Mr. Mackey's (or John Clayton's) appearance in "The GamePlan," or Mark Cuban's appearance on "Dancing With the Stars."

I guess I'm the one who's screwed up there. I apologize to everyone for wasting your time.

Anonymous said...
Sep 26, 2007, 6:59:00 PM  

Those ratings reflect two things: First, there are a ton of Cowboys fans still out there, despite our pathetic run of no playoff wins, and they truly believe in this team and want to be witnesses (and it doesn't hurt to have Romo and TO);

Second, everybody likes to watch people sink into the abyss that is suckiness, i.e. Sexxy Grossman. Just ask Lohan and Spears and Vick etc..

dummy said...
Sep 26, 2007, 11:36:00 PM  

nbc, but it turns to espn. how funny.

Anonymous said...
Sep 27, 2007, 7:49:00 AM  

The conversation moved on, moron. Deal with it. Somebody questioned why people aren't interested in teams other than the Cowboys, Yankees, Notre Dame, etc..

And ESPN is DEFINITELY responsible for that.

Anonymous said...
Sep 27, 2007, 9:01:00 AM  

first off i ain't no moron, just hispanic

if people wanted to watch the others, then espn would putit on. however it is more intresting when they lose then the others if they win.

so there you stupid bitch

Anonymous said...
Sep 27, 2007, 9:59:00 AM  

ha ha

do you get pissed that easy.

this is fun to do

Anonymous said...
Sep 27, 2007, 10:08:00 AM  

Is there any way to disable the anonymous comments??? Make these fuckers at least come up with a clever alias.

GMoney said...
Sep 27, 2007, 10:36:00 AM  

did i make you mad

are you gonna pimp slap me gmoney

Anonymous said...
Sep 27, 2007, 10:43:00 AM  

NBC's Sunday night football pregame show is the worst, Listening ot the guy with the glasses ( Kieth olberman?) I remember him as a failed sports guy on espn, I just can not watch it

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Sep 30, 2007, 9:21:00 PM  

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