Breaking Down Sports Center In November

Friday, February 29, 2008


Have you ever wondered how much time Sports Center devotes to each sport in a month? Of course you have. Well have I got a study for you! Sports Business Daily took the time to watch every clip of the 11pm edition for the month of November and here are the results.

Boxing- 0:00:25
Etc- 1:19:32
MLB- 1:35:23
MLS- 0:02:28
MMA- 0:00:00
NASCAR- 0:47:13
NBA- 3:46:36
NCAA Basketball- 1:53:13
NCAA Football- 4:38:22
NCAA Women's Basketball- 0:05:15
NCAA Other Sports- 0:00:00
NFL- 10:40:46
NHL- 0:32:58
Olympics- 0:00:53
Tennis- 0:01:46
WNBA- 0:00:00

Obviously football was going to dominate, but it actually seems like they DO cover Hockey. I never would have guessed. 32 minutes compared to almost 2 hours of College Basketball is probably similar to local coverage and other highlight shows around the Country.

Also, 11 hours of Football coverage! That's just amazing.

(Via Sports Business Daily)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:38 AM

15 Comments:

how much of that 1:35:23 was spent on the yanks and sox? i'm guessing 1:35:20.

-dan

-dan said...
Feb 29, 2008, 12:27:00 PM  

Just think how much time they'd have to discuss sports if they cut out the 47:13 for NASCAR and the 3:46:00 they wasted on the NBA.

Feb 29, 2008, 12:39:00 PM  

I'd like to see a breakdown of February, giving Roger Clemens his own category.

J.J. said...
Feb 29, 2008, 12:45:00 PM  

Could they have compiled this for a more recent month such as, I don't know, January?

B and T Crowd said...
Feb 29, 2008, 12:48:00 PM  

@j.j.

and Spygate

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

Based on these figures, a nightly average of NBA coverage equals 7 minutes and 34 seconds while the NHL gets a nightly average of 1 minute and 6 seconds. Highlights of every single NBA game that night makes it on. Highlights of 2 NHL games make it on a night. I disagree that this is actually covering the NHL.

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 1:50:00 PM  

That's a good point. I was referring to them covering it at all, but in comparison that's nothing.

Feb 29, 2008, 1:53:00 PM  

AA-
Thought that was what you meant, but wasn't sure. Now for the real fun... Football Coverage (NFL + NCAA) gets 30 minutes and 39 seconds of average coverage nightly in November!!!

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 2:13:00 PM  

I was wondering why there wasn't any MMA coverage at all...then I looked up the UFC PPV that month and saw the main event was Michael Bisping vs. Rashad Evans...yeah.

Mike Maloney said...
Feb 29, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

What would "etc" cover? Dana Jacobsen's apology?

GMoney said...
Feb 29, 2008, 4:06:00 PM  

etc. = Stu Scott's nonsensical ramblings (i.e. poetry)

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 5:26:00 PM  

They spent one more hour covering baseball in NOVEMBER then they did on the NHL.

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 6:31:00 PM  

-dan said...
how much of that 1:35:23 was spent on the yanks and sox? i'm guessing 1:35:20.

And of that, 1:35:10 was spent on Joe Torre and ARod.

Anonymous said...
Feb 29, 2008, 6:49:00 PM  

0:00:00 on MMA, I suppose that's not a bad thing. ESPN doesn't know anything about it anyways

Nos said...
Feb 29, 2008, 8:11:00 PM  

ESPN hates the NHL. They've buried it since they've left the network since ESPN can't make money off of it. They air every NHL highlight on the second half of the show.

Anonymous said...
Mar 1, 2008, 12:04:00 PM  

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