PDA

View Full Version : Big television ratings for Game 6… Game 7 might be huge



JordansBulls
06-19-2013, 04:41 PM
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/19/big-television-ratings-for-game-6-game-7-might-be-huge/



As a series moves deeper ratings go up — and Game 6 lived up to that, with a huge jump in viewership for ABC.

An estimated 16.8 million people — a 14.7 rating — tuned in to watch Game 6, ESPN announced. The previous high this series had been 11.4 million viewers for a game (a 10 rating for Game 4 Thursday).

That Game 6 viewership is the fourth highest all time for an ABC finals game, trailing only the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers Game 7 in 2010 (18.2 ratings points), Los Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistons Game 5 in 2004 (15.5) and Miami Heat-Dallas Mavericks Game 6 in 2011 (15.0).

After a thrilling Game 6, ABC can expect some gigantic numbers for Game 7 Thursday night.

Let’s just hope it’s as entertaining a game.

Goose17
06-19-2013, 04:45 PM
Hope to god it's a close game.

Jtirado16
06-19-2013, 04:46 PM
All I want is a good game to watch!

koreancabbage
06-19-2013, 04:46 PM
well well well. Stern has provided a great story with a great background of two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to careers of the players.

a storied 21st century powerhouse franchise coming to an end of an era

vs

the prime of Lebron's bright career. Will he fail? will he live up to expectations? prove all his doubters?

It think it has been an awesome series so far. blow outs included. I haven't seen that before back to back to back to back blow outs.

RiceOnTheRun
06-19-2013, 04:57 PM
Might be huge?

jam
06-19-2013, 05:53 PM
The 'invisible' hand of stern strikes again. Corrupt refs = BIG MONEY AND BIG RATINGS.

ManRam
06-19-2013, 06:02 PM
The 'invisible' hand of stern strikes again. Corrupt refs = BIG MONEY AND BIG RATINGS.

David Stern must have been God to fix that game last night....or just terrible at it/got lucky.

Hangtime
06-19-2013, 06:28 PM
Doesn't matter which team would have won. Regardless of the outcome it would be called a conspiracy no matter what.

ManRam
06-19-2013, 06:30 PM
Doesn't matter which team would have won. Regardless of the outcome it would be called a conspiracy no matter what.

Smartest post yet. That's the power the conspiracy theorists have; regardless of the outcome they have an explanation.



And of course the ratings on Thursday are going to be "huge", JB.

valade16
06-19-2013, 07:07 PM
If Stern let his consipracy to rig the game rest on the Heat's ability to grab 2 offensive rebounds and make 2 3-pointers in the final seconds he really doesn't give a **** who wins...

DODGERS&LAKERS
06-19-2013, 08:18 PM
The 'invisible' hand of stern strikes again. Corrupt refs = BIG MONEY AND BIG RATINGS.

You do know that the NBA does not get one red cent extra for a game 7 right? You do know that only the T.V networks profit from additional games right?

jam
06-19-2013, 08:41 PM
When disney/abc/espn makes more money from ratings and ad revenue, then the league has far more leverage for a larger tv contract when the current deal expires. And not just from disney, the league will negotiate with fox, cbs and nbc and tnt for this increasingly valuable commodity.


You do know that the NBA does not get one red cent extra for a game 7 right? You do know that only the T.V networks profit from additional games right?

DODGERS&LAKERS
06-19-2013, 08:49 PM
When disney/abc/espn makes more money from ratings and ad revenue, then the league has far more leverage for a larger tv contract when the current deal expires. And not just from disney, the league will negotiate with fox, cbs and nbc and tnt for this increasingly valuable commodity.

They take an average from all the games televised throughout the previous contract. They also use the probability a game 7 will be played a what ratings it might produce. In the long run of things, a slight bump in the numbers don't all of a sudden give the NBA free reign to ask for anything.

The T.V executives will no doubt show what the numbers are for a 6 game series, and negotiate from that angle.
The NBA will argue "what about the 6 game 7's we had over the course of our last contract where we pulled an average of 13 million viewers."
TV executive "Well there were so few of those, we cant anticipate very many of those so we are not willing to pay for something that is an outlier.
So on and so forth and they will come to an agreement. But people act like game 7 revenue goes straight into the NBA's pocket and it does not.

jam
06-19-2013, 09:40 PM
LOL, and how do you think a game 7 rating will effect the average? In a negative direction? How do you think a game 6 rating effects the average? A 7th game will not produce a "slight" bump up, it will be a significant increase.

TV execs don't have a replacement for the NBA. Look at nbc. They go the xfl and the nhl. I wonder how that's working out for them.

NBC will definitely be bidding, and the nba will definitely be expecting a major increase over it's current $930 mil/yr in broadcast rights.

And I don't think the heat are giving away game 7 tix for free, either. :rolleyes:


They take an average from all the games televised throughout the previous contract. They also use the probability a game 7 will be played a what ratings it might produce. In the long run of things, a slight bump in the numbers don't all of a sudden give the NBA free reign to ask for anything.

The T.V executives will no doubt show what the numbers are for a 6 game series, and negotiate from that angle.
The NBA will argue "what about the 6 game 7's we had over the course of our last contract where we pulled an average of 13 million viewers."
TV executive "Well there were so few of those, we cant anticipate very many of those so we are not willing to pay for something that is an outlier.
So on and so forth and they will come to an agreement. But people act like game 7 revenue goes straight into the NBA's pocket and it does not.

DODGERS&LAKERS
06-19-2013, 10:06 PM
That money goes to the Heat. Not the NBA. And since the only thing the NBA gets from a game 7 monitary wise is a slightly better negotiation number to base off its dollar request, I think its safe to say that rigging anything for such a small profit would be ludicrous.

jam
06-19-2013, 11:07 PM
Of course it goes to the heat. You're acting as if you're arguing with someone on that point.

And the NBA has been rigging games and series for years and years now, with no negative repercussions. Instead, league ratings and revenue continue to increase despite the allegations.

Most people are too conditioned to 'believe' in false idols anyway. They won't question the lies that we are told, because they worship money and power.

Any idiot can figure out that the presidential elections are very obviously rigged but most people won't question it.

And I agree, you will only think and believe what's safe to think and believe. And hence the problem.

edit: I don't know what you're smokin but a $930 mil/yr tv deal is not exactly a small profit.


That money goes to the Heat. Not the NBA. And since the only thing the NBA gets from a game 7 monitary wise is a slightly better negotiation number to base off its dollar request, I think its safe to say that rigging anything for such a small profit would be ludicrous.

justinnum1
06-19-2013, 11:13 PM
You do know that the NBA does not get one red cent extra for a game 7 right? You do know that only the T.V networks profit from additional games right?

While you are correct, the nba does have a contract with the TV networks, and if they can show great results, the next deal is going to be better.

jam
06-19-2013, 11:15 PM
While you are correct, the nba does have a contract with the TV networks, and if they can show great results, the next deal is going to be better.

The NBA will be looking for a $1.2 bil/yr tv deal starting in 2016, minimum.

justinnum1
06-19-2013, 11:16 PM
The NBA will be looking for a $1.2 bil/yr tv deal starting in 2016, minimum.

The better the numbers now and until the next deal, the higher that number will be.

Supreme LA
06-19-2013, 11:25 PM
Obvioulsy, the nation is tuned in any chance the Heat face an elimination game. How else do you explain the bad ratings in previous games.

jam
06-19-2013, 11:27 PM
Exactly. Which means that stern and therefore, the refs, will want a close game tomorrow. The longer it remains close, the higher the rating for game 7.

jam
06-19-2013, 11:28 PM
The previous games didn't have poor ratings: they were basically identical to last year's, which is remarkable since only 1 and 6 have been close.


Obvioulsy, the nation is tuned in any chance the Heat face an elimination game. How else do you explain the bad ratings in previous games.

OceanSpray
06-19-2013, 11:35 PM
Exactly. Which means that stern and therefore, the refs, will want a close game tomorrow. The longer it remains close, the higher the rating for game 7.

Uhm, I can assure you that the world would much rather watch a Kobe vs James series than a James vs Duncan. Try again.

jam
06-20-2013, 12:05 AM
The lakers would not have made the playoffs at all had it not been for the assistance of league officials.

The league has learned it's lesson and doesn't rig games as often or as obviously as it used to.


Uhm, I can assure you that the world would much rather watch a Kobe vs James series than a James vs Duncan. Try again.

Supreme LA
06-20-2013, 12:13 AM
The lakers would not have made the playoffs at all had it not been for the assistance of league officials.

The league has learned it's lesson and doesn't rig games as often or as obviously as it used to.

Nobody is talking about the Lakers.

jam
06-20-2013, 12:23 AM
Learn how to read.


Nobody is talking about the Lakers.

NoahH
06-20-2013, 02:18 AM
David Stern must have been God to fix that game last night....or just terrible at it/got lucky.

The basketball has magnets in it and when David Stern wants the ball to go in he flips a switch and the ball goes in hence Ray Allen's made three.

ziglur
06-20-2013, 02:40 AM
You do know that the NBA does not get one red cent extra for a game 7 right? You do know that only the T.V networks profit from additional games right?

Do you know the bookies will make a killing on betting on the Spurs and they win? Its not all about the NBA making money . Everybody wants the Heat to lose and now they are in a feeding frenzy as they planned. They get their cut regardless.

ziglur
06-20-2013, 02:45 AM
No need for magnets. If the Heat would have missed Allens three they would get the rebound for a putback and go into double overtime. Its all fixed. They would get another chance to win it in another overtime. But he got lucky which made for more drama. Its not that hard to figure out.