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Tag Archives: ESPN2

Poll: Should ESPN Display A Ticker During Premier League Matches?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Do you think ESPN2 should display the BottomLine Ticker during Premier League matches?(polling) Love it or hate it, ESPN2 has been featuring their BottomLine ticker on the bottom of their Premier League broadcasts during the 2009-2010 season. But should it … Continue reading

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Nielsen Ratings for Stoke City v Wigan Athletic on ESPN2

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Let’s be honest. It was the game that almost no one wanted to watch but for those of you who did watch it because there was nothing else on or because you love football no matter who is playing, the … Continue reading

What’s Your Saturday Premier League Routine?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Listening to the excellent radio program This American Life recently on National Public Radio, I became deeply enthralled by a segment they played about an improv group from New York that often played mind games (which, for some bizarre reason, … Continue reading

EPL TV Ratings On ESPN2: Aug 15 to Dec 5, 2009

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Maybe it was the World Cup Draw bounce or a nice lift from the previous weekend’s Manchester United game, but the Nielsen Ratings for last weekend’s match between Portsmouth and Burnley, far from being two popular teams in America, achieved … Continue reading

Talk of EPL TV Ratings On ESPN2 Plateauing Are Premature And Misguided

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Many soccer fans in the United States have posted here and on other sites that Nielsen Ratings for Premier League games shown on ESPN2 have flatlined. Based on the latest numbers from ESPN2, that is simply not true. The reality … Continue reading

Fox Drew 243,000 TV Viewers For Man Utd v Chelsea Game

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fox Soccer Channel got its highest TV rating for a Premier League match recently when 243,000 viewers watched the January 11th match between Manchester United and Chelsea. Since October 2008, Fox Soccer Channel has been monitored by Nielsen Ratings. In … Continue reading

Massive Worldwide TV Ratings Expected for Arsenal v Man United

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This Saturday night in Singapore, New Delhi, Beijing and Sydney, the sounds of TV sets blaring Arsenal and Manchester United will be heard when the game will be televised live during prime time in Asia and at midnight down under. … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel Almost Beats ESPN2 In TV Ratings

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fox Soccer Channel’s first Nielsen Ratings have been released giving soccer fans and advertisers alike a glimpse into how many people watch soccer on the network in the United States. Here are the figures for the opening weekend of October: … Continue reading

ESPN2 Shows EPL Teams Too Often In Champions League

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I love watching Premier League teams on television just as much as anyone, but I must admit that I’m a bit sick of EPL teams monopolizing ESPN’s Champions League coverage in their Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon timeslots.

Spain-Italy Most Watched Match So Far And Other ESPN Euro Ratings News

Posted on by Jeff Hash

As we head into the final weekend of Euro 2008, ESPN decided to take the occasion yesterday to put out a new press release talking about how the tournament is doing viewership wise through the quarterfinal round.  So, what did they have … Continue reading

ESPN2 Sees 64% Increase in Households For Euro '08 Over Network Average

Posted on by Jeff Hash

If you happen to notice a sense of relief coming from ESPN in the last few days, there is a reason for it.  It’s because, while they are not coming in World Cup numbers, viewers are tuning in to the … Continue reading

Viewership Numbers For ESPN Euro '08 Broadcasts So Far Are Not Bad

Posted on by Jeff Hash

So, after having over 1 million viewers tune in for the UEFA Champions League Final last month, how is ESPN doing with the early broadcasts for Euro 2008?  The answer is not as well as the final, but fairly decent … Continue reading

ESPN Makes Smart Move With Andy Gray Hiring

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Andy Gray, one of the top football co-commentators and pundits in the world, made his appearance this afternoon not on Sky Sports but instead on ESPN. What Gray gives ESPN is instant credibility, which the network desperately needs if it’s … Continue reading

ESPN Deserves Praise For Excellent Champions League Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris

So much focus is put on the Champions League Final and what happened during the game that it’s often easy to overlook the admirable job that ESPN2 did behind the scenes yesterday. Their production was excellent and what I was … Continue reading