NFL Football To Sack More Entertainment Show Ratings Than Ever This Fall!

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September 5th, 2012

NFL football giveth TV ratings to those who pay handsomely to carry it, and it taketh away TV ratings from those who do not.

Beginning with the Cowboys-Giants kickoff game tonight* (featuring two of the NFL's biggest ratings magnets), the 2012-13 NFL season will be doing more of both than ever before!

Bad news for most, a tiny sliver of good news for NBC:

Good news for CBS, Fox, bad news for everybody else:

  • Late Sunday afternoon national doubleheader NFL games on Fox and CBS will start at 4:25pm Eastern (vs. 4:15pm in the past). That will mean 10 minutes more NFL overrun in primetime on alternating weeks between Fox and CBS. Good news for the Fox and CBS ratings averages. Bad news for the fans of CBS Sunday night shows, who'll have even more reason whine about their shows start times getting pushed back. And of course bad news for everybody else, who'll have more NFL to compete with during early Sunday primetime.
Of course, better or worse primetime game matchups than last season can push things slightly one way or the other, but its hard to judge those effects before the season begins.

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*that leads to the interesting question of what's worse for your political convention ratings, a hurricane, or the ratings hurricane that will be Cowboys/Giants?

 
  • Stan T

    I played a pick-em game on NFL.com….like 90% picked the Giants…I’m glad I picked Dallas…cuz I won…lol

  • Douglas from Brazil

    @Bill,
    @Ultima,
    @Holly,

    Here’s what The Good Wife facebook profile posted a few minutes ago:
    “?CBS Eye Alert: Due to Live coverage of the US Open Tennis Sunday, The Good Wife will start at 9:33ET/8:33CT Time Zones viewers ONLY”

    It’s kinda disrespectful with viewers don’t you think?

  • Holly

    You’re upset they alerted people that a rerun was delayed?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Bill,
    @Ultima,
    @Holly,

    Here’s what The Good Wife facebook profile posted a few minutes ago:
    “?CBS Eye Alert: Due to Live coverage of the US Open Tennis Sunday, The Good Wife will start at 9:33ET/8:33CT Time Zones viewers ONLY”

    It’s kinda disrespectful with viewers don’t you think?”

    Should they have not told the viewers?

    Should they have stopped the tennis broadcast in mid-match and left those viewers hanging?

    Did you misinterpret the English content of that message, or are you as crazy as your comment makes you appear?

  • Douglas from Brazil

    @Bill,

    My comment has a little bit of ironic,I’m not crazy as the previous comment seems,but CBS needs to figure out how to air its primetime without these overruns games.Every Sunday to be alert what time your show is gonna air when should air in the right time as they put is disrespectful.Or are you yet gonna say I’m crazy?

  • Holly

    You’re crazy if you think that CBS is more concerned about annoying a few Good Wife viewers than they are about all the money they make from ads during football overrun.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    @Bill,

    “CBS Eye Alert: Due to Live coverage of the US Open Tennis Sunday, The Mentalist will start at 10:33ET/9:33CT Time Zones viewers ONLY”

    Few comments on Facebook hating these delays.

    @Holly,

    Itsn’t about a rerun delay,it’s knowing that will happen every week from now with new episodes and you know it means probably cancellation,viewers are getting tired of these delays.

  • Holly

    It’s really hard to say that the delays will cause a cancellation since they’ve had no discernible effect on the ratings. People may whine on Facebook, but they still watch.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    OK, crazy it is!

    CBS needs to do nothing of the sort.

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