NFL kicks off its 100th season with a 9 percent ratings hike

Welcome to another edition of Ad Age Sports Media Brief, a weekly roundup of news from every zone of the sports media spray chart, including the latest on broadcast/cable/streaming, sponsorships, endorsements, gambling and tech. The only game in town The NFL, its media partners and their advertisers closed out Week One of the league’s centennial season feeling understandably chipper about the near future—even if the product itself wasn’t always terribly compelling (the average margin of victory in Sunday’s two marquee windows was 23.5 points). According to Nielsen, ratings for the seven blended NFL TV windows were up 5 percent year-over-year, with an average draw of 17.1 million viewers and a 9.9 household rating. To the surprise of nobody who’s been paying attention to this sort of thing, the NFL’s top draw was the Fox “America’s Game of the Week” showcase, which has put up TV’s highest numbers for a decade. Dallas’ convincing 35-17 home win over the Giants averaged 23.9 million viewers and a 13.5 rating, good for a 3 percent lift vs. the analogous Cowboys-Panthers opener in 2018. The combination of the league’s top draw and its top-DMA-repping conference rival established Sunday afternoon’s game as the 15th most-watched broadcast of 2019, earning the slot just below the College Football Championship Game on ESPN. Meanwhile, as much as it’s hard to imagine why anyone who doesn’t refer to ice cream sprinkles as “jimmies” would want to sit through the Patriot’s 33-3... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-12 15:30:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ AdWeek | 2011-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Folio Magazine | 2011-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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