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Another big audience for U.S. World Cup match

Morning Buzz / Thursday, December 1, 2022
U.S.-Iran at the FIFA World Cup averaged a combined 15.5 million viewers across Fox and Telemundo on Tuesday afternoon, with Fox delivering just over 12 million in English and Telemundo drawing 3.5 million in Spanish. Fox’s 12 million is below the 15.4 million for U.S.-England on Friday,...

Audience Analysis: Telemundo hits Spanish World Cup group stage high

Daily / Thursday, December 1, 2022
Telemundo drew 8.9 million viewers for the Argentina-Mexico match on Sunday up against college football, marking the best Spanish-language audience on record for a FIFA World Cup group stage match. Outside of Ohio State-Michigan, the World Cup match from 2-4pm ET topped every college football game for rivalry weekend...

Media Innovators: ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro bullish on net's future

Daily / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
“Live sports are the single best way to aggregate live audiences and the single best way to drive a new platform.” That notion was at the core of ESPN Chair Jimmy Pitaro’s one-on-one discussion to open today’s SBJ Media Innovators conference in Manhattan. The demand for live sports has...

Fox draws its best college audience on record for Michigan-Ohio State

Daily / Monday, November 28, 2022
Michigan’s 45-23 win over Ohio State marked Fox’s best college football audience on record with around 17 million viewers, passing the previous mark set with last year’s matchup. That figure is also the best college football regular-season audience since Alabama-LSU drew just over 20 million viewers on CBS in...

Giants-Cowboys best NFL regular-season game ever

Weekend Rap / Sunday, November 27, 2022
Giants-Cowboys on Thursday marked the NFL’s best regular-season game audience on record, and helped fuel the league’s best Thanksgiving viewership yet, per fast-national figures. Fox drew 42 million viewers for the Cowboys’ 28-20 win over the Giants in the 4:30pm ET window on Thanksgiving, a figure that passes a...

Audience Analysis: Ohio State-Maryland leads college football

Daily / Wednesday, November 23, 2022
ABC had the two top college football games of the weekend. Ohio State-Maryland in the 3:30pm Et window led the way with 6.6 million viewers, followed by Illinois-Michigan, which drew 5.5 million in the noon window. South Carolina's surprise blowout of Tennessee in primetime on ESPN was No. 3...

World Cup audience big for opener on FS1/Telemundo

Daily / Tuesday, November 22, 2022
The FIFA World Cup opened on U.S. airwaves with a big increase from four years ago, as FS1 and Telemundo combined to average 7.23 million viewers for the opening Ecuador-Qatar match on Sunday. That figure is up 128% from the Russia-Saudi Arabia opener four years ago, when the tourney...

Bellator set for broadcast TV debut on CBS in early 2023

Daily / Friday, November 18, 2022
Bellator will make its broadcast TV debut early next year, with the MMA outfit taking its first event of 2023 to CBS in primetime (ViacomCBS is the owner of Bellator). The event will be held Feb. 4 at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and will feature...

Bellator brings on two new sponsors

Daily / Thursday, November 17, 2022
Bellator is adding two new sponsors to the MMA circuit’s sponsor roster, bringing on Blackhawk tires and Peak automotive/chemical auto products ahead of this weekend’s Bellator 288 card at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Peak, which is a division of Illinois-based Old World Industries, and Blackhawk will both be a...