Wild Card Weekend Ratings Down

Monday, January 07, 2008

Outside of the Titans-Chargers game, the matchups before this past weekend's contests seemed like they would be pretty competitive. In the end the games were all fairly close but were almost borderline boring....yes even the Jags and Steelers seemed a little dull.

Well the numbers are out for the weekend and it turns out that most people tuned out the games as the Weekend moved along....

Sat. 4:00pm NBC: Redskins-Seahawks, 15.4/29
2006: Chiefs-Colts, NBC 13.8/27
+/- 11.6%

Sat. 8:00pm NBC: Jaguars-Steelers, 16.7/27
2006: Cowboys-Seahawks, NBC 17.2/28
+/- -2.9%

Sun. 1:00pm Fox: Giants-Buccaneers, 17.1/36
2006: Jets-Patriots, CBS 17.3/35
+/- -1.2%

Sun. 4:15pm CBS: Titans-Chargers, 18.6/32
2006: Giants-Eagles, Fox 20.4/34
+/- -7.5%
It's really tough to compare the numbers to the matchups in '06-'07 as there were some divisional rivalries and some blowouts, but I think you can take one thing away from the numbers. People are waiting to pay attention until the 2nd Round. Every single favorite won this weekend setting up next weekend for the ratings boom the League is looking for.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:14 PM


I don't think the Giants were favorites in Vegas and they won.

Joel said...
Jan 7, 2008, 1:33:00 PM  

That's correct....they were plus 3, but they shouldn't have been. That was the easiest game of the weekend.

Jan 7, 2008, 4:30:00 PM  

when you have quarterbacks the caliber of todd collins and david garrard starting playoff games, the casual interest is going to be less.

the quality of the nfl has plummeted recently

Mike Georger said...
Jan 7, 2008, 4:54:00 PM  

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