If it can grow 20% a year it is an important number.
If it can grow 20% a year it is an important number.
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Baby steps but good news
"Try some of these before or after your statements if you are not presenting them as facts. Things like - "In my opinion", or "I think that", JHMO, IMHO, IMO, JMO... Your opinions are not (necessarily) fact. That would clear things up some." - Seadog 03/25/2010 11:40am So the above is JMO.
What is the highest share Versus/NBC sports Network has ever gotten for a not playoff event?
There best open rating for the NHL was .44 so...... 1 seems a way off for the network.
Thoughts about the ratings.
20% is pretty good considering the Network as a whole has been down 20%.
Surely NHL is now helping people find the Network.
Surely Barber contributed to tuning in to LB great job by the Network, would it have been the same if ABC had covered the race?
If NHL is helping how big a help will the summer Olympics and Kentucky Derby coverage will be?
What no Danica, we don't need no Danica we got Manica acting fun and standing on Podiums.
In context of growth in NBC sport Network this is a great result, hopefully we can keep the snowball rolling down the hill... and not killed be bad coverage by ABC in the races it handling including the big one.
You cannot wrangle chaos. You can only try to plan for it.
2. ABC's good or poor coverage plays no role in why people do or don't watch a Indy Car race. Continuing to blame ABC for Indy Car's poor ratings and lack of interest in this country is continuing to blame the wrong people. One day, some people around here will figure that out.
Newsflash for some of you...ABC's coverage of Indy Car races has ALWAYS sucked. Sucked in the 1970's, when Jim McKay and Sam Posey were doing the broadcasts. Sucked in the 80's, when they were more interested in showing Shelley Unser or Chris Mears then the actual race going on. Sucked in the 90's, when Paul Page had no idea who was in what car. Yet, ratings back then were infinitly better then they are now and got numbers that actual sponsors could get a ROI on.
Prime Minister of Gackland
After the poor coverage at St Pete who would want to watch Barber except the absolutely hardcore fans. The great racing at Barber and coverage does nothing but encourage viewership.
Comparing any thing for prevous decades is pointless as there is a exponentially more entertainment options now. Yeah the rating were better if you are on 1 of 6 or even 20 choices.
If LB got a .35 we'll say there were 350K people watching. How small is that? For the fun of it we'll say that the viewers were evenly distributed across all 50 states (which we know is not true but it makes the math simple). That means there were 7000 people in each state watching. The difference between 6000 people per state and 7000 is miniscule.
The Ayn Rand of Indycar
No one had to badge the Offy.
2) 21 %! Yay!
And if the ratings go up 21% next year, and 21% the year after that as well that will mean that the 2015 race will be at the same level we were in 2010...and 2009...and 2008...and 2007...
21% over the lowest watched LBGP is still the second lowest watched LBGP. Ever.
Sorry if I wait for something a little more awe-inspiring to commence doing the happy dance.
http://www.boston.com/sports/other_s...atings/?page=2The network now hopes for another strong effort Sunday at Long Beach, and understands that requires providing action, analysis and telling compelling stories that keep the fans entertained.
"You come off a show like Barber and you have to be really proud of what you've done and take into consideration a lot of the feedback we've received," producer Rich O'Connor said. "You just have to build on that. At the end of the day, we work for NBC but we also work for the race fan."
Team owner Roger Penske said television ratings are linked to IndyCar's ability to grow the fan base, which can be done through consistent races in strong cities. Although he firmly believes ovals must be part of the schedule, Penske said city races such as Long Beach are critical in attracting new fans.
"Our issue with the TV ratings, we compete against golf and we compete against NASCAR on certain weekends, and they are established formats with an established base of fans and viewership," Penske said. "We're going to have to chip away at that a little bit at a time. But I feel very positive about the series, and we just need to stay the course."
Seriously, leave this in the IndyCar forum! It's the ratings for the race. It's about IndyCar. The business forum here is seen less than, well, NBCSN! There is no harm in Leaving this where the fans look!
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Wasn't Jenna Fryer just an idiot enemy of INDYCAR two days ago?
I guess Tiger Woods was watching. Anything UP is good especially when following two that weren't up. I get to be the first to mention that there was a NASCAR Truck race from Rockingham on Speed that was heavily promoted that finished at about the TGPLB start and following that on Speed was a rebroadcast of the China F-1 race.
Until there's at least a 1 in front of the decimal point it doesn't take many more viewers to make a 21% jump and until the numbers get above water there should be less crowing and more effort put in to finding more fans.
The IICS race is the only one that Indycar fans have to watch.
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"It takes a special level of incompetance to make a schedule this terrible. America is possibly the greatest country in the world overall for tracks. To make a bad schedule in America takes effort. A special kind of effort. A kind of effort that only IndyCar could come up with."
"Any time that I can be out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you're going to see a smile on my face." - Dan Wheldon
"It's crazy how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make you so emotional. I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in less than 24 hours." - Alex Tagliani
Posting this so I can see more entertaining squabbling between the optimists and pessimists:
Cue the dramatic music: IndyCar gets ratings bump (http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/0...-ratings-bump/)
“The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach scored a .35, up 21 percent from last year's race, prompting a sigh of relief after the .25 scored two weeks ago in the network's season debut."
Your about 8 hours late. This was posted in the Indycar forum this morning and is now in the Racing Biz section.
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Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Not up against NASCAR or ALMS, or pretty much anything. Numbers that low are weird too, statistically. All you can sell is growth at this point.
I don't know. Very "meh" number which is unfortunate because I really want to see NBC Sport's excellent work pay off for them.
"Unfortunately, the business types who now permeate the sport don't share this same gut centered devotion. I can only hope that the truly addicted will prevail, and that the original spirit of open wheel competition will somehow manage to survive and prosper into the future."
-Dr. Stephen Olvey
What about bring up something to actually discuss it instead of just trying to get a reaction out of others?
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