Sports Center By The Numbers

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Okay, I've done enough negative articles about ESPN today that they deserve a good one. A month or so ago I wrote a piece on a press release regarding the impact of the games that ESPN televises (which I conveniently can't find in a search). Well now the network has come out with a similar release in regards to Sports Center and the numbers are amazing to tell you the truth.

SportsCenter by the Numbers

* 8 – Languages in which SportsCenter is telecast (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese)
* 15 - Original versions of SportsCenter produced around the world including the U.S. version
* 15 –Sports Emmys earned for SportsCenter
* 25 – Shades of concealers and foundations used by the makeup team in the U.S.
* 50 – Average number of production and news personnel working on each SportsCenter telecast
* 50 – Average seconds of a SportsCenter highlight
* 81 – Number of SportsCenter anchors worldwide
* 136 – Countries and territories where SportsCenter is watched
* 220 –SportsCenter meetings held per month globally
* 1,500 – Average number of SportsCenter highlights produced per month (450 in the U.S., and more than 1,120 globally and on ESPN Deportes)
* 2,700 – Makeup removal wipes used per month in the U.S.
* 3,867 – Original SportsCenter telecasts produced worldwide each year
* 26,280 – number of SportsCenter updates aired per year on ESPN Radio
* 36,000 – Ringtone downloads of the familiar “Da Da Da…Da Da Da” SportsCenter theme in the third quarter of 2007
* 41,234 – Original editions of SportsCenter produced to date (includes U.S., overseas and ESPN Deportes, the Spanish language U.S.-based sports network)
* 100,000 – Views per month of SportsCenter Right Now updates on ESPN’s mobile content
* 1,450,000 – SportsCenter Right Now views daily on ESPN.com and related sites
* Up to 105,600,000 – Number of people who watch SportsCenter each month in the U.S. alone
The makeup talk aside this release is pretty interesting. The sheer amount of individuals going into the program is crazy and the reach of the program can't be approached by any other Sports program on television. Good stuff.

(Source: ESPN PR)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:37 PM

10 Comments:

I'll go ahead and be the first to post this response:

0 - number of times i've watched SC in the past 5+ (maybe longer) years

thank God for espnews

-dan

Anonymous said...
Feb 13, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

23 - sexual harrassment suits from the NFL Live set

GMoney said...
Feb 13, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

And I'll go with this:

365--Number of days last year that ESPN ran a story about the New York Yankees in the first five minutes of Sportscenter.

J.J. said...
Feb 13, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

365 1/4-Number of days SC has a corny segment per year.

ifiok2567 said...
Feb 13, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

14--Average I.Q. of ESPN's target SportsCenter audience

1--Number of undisputed national championships SportsCenter-declared "dynasty" USC has during the ENTIRE so-called "ESPN Era"

J.J. said...
Feb 13, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

15,004--Number of F-bombs dropped by Chris Berman at production assistants since 1981.

Anonymous said...
Feb 13, 2008, 4:56:00 PM  

Ha okay...so I didn't see that coming, but great work everyone.

Feb 13, 2008, 6:53:00 PM  

2341--number times Stuart Scott has attempted and failed to connect with SportsCenter's minority audience.

Jameson said...
Feb 13, 2008, 9:44:00 PM  

1--Time that Harold Reynolds stared at a low cut blouse Cindy Brunson was wearing so long, he forgot the question she asked.

(Damn, I wish I had the video. It had to have been 2002. Ampex2000?)

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Feb 13, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

582--number of times Chris Mortensen's "sources" have been wrong

94--number of legitimate news stories that ESPN ignored today because of obnoxious wall-to-wall Roger Clemens coverage

Anonymous said...
Feb 13, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

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