Skip to comments.ESPN's BCS Alabama-LSU final rating [barely] avoids all-time low (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Posted on 01/10/2012 1:34:01 PM PST by Zakeet
Link only as per posting guidelines: USA Today
Gist of article: Ratings for title game down 8 percent from last year; barely (by 0.3 percent) above all time low; all BCS games down 12 percent from last year
The game was heavily watched in Alabama ... and almost nowhere else
Monday nite at 8:30 P.M. after a bowl season of arena football scores.Boy,I didn’t see that coming!
You don’t say- a rerun of the most boring and over-hyped regular season game fails to generate viewer interest? The funny part is that I get the score on my Yahoo home page, and it was posted as 9-6 last night, the score of the first bore bowl.
Stopped watching at the half.
Watched TiVoed Pawn Stars...............
The ESPN BCS alliance is turning out badly. They’ve spread the games out too long, making the same mistake the NBA makes in the playoffs (trying to avoid games happening simultaneously). And for the “championship” being a rematch of two SEC teams that already played a boring game in the regular season this just wasn’t a draw. BCS currently stand for Boring Collegiate Sports. Time to shrink things back up, get Bowl Week back to actually a week, and get all the BCS bowls not the championship back in Bowl Week with the championship the first Monday of the new year.
they need to get more than one region involved to get better ratings and that didn’t happen this year.
It had all the makings of a great game. The unquestioned two top teams; played each other earlier in the year and essentially tied (game was decided on a single play).
Holding the game over a week after New Year’s day, on a Monday night no less was a dunderhead move.
My college football interest turns off on New Year’s day. The season’s over after that—at least emotionally for me. Trying to get me to watch a college football game on the 9th of January is absurd.
And, Monday night? I have to get up early in the mornings. So my choice is stay up late and watch the entire game (and be miserable the next morning) or only watching the first half then going to bed (which is worse than not watching the game at all). I chose not to watch the game at all.
Had this been a New Year’s day game, I almost certainly would have watched it, but Jan. 9th, late on a Monday?
When you have a re-match of two teams from the same conference, it’s what you get. Even worse, the Orange Bowl was a ratings disaster. Two mediocre teams from the same general area interested no one outside that area.
Boise State would have generated much better ratings.
I would acknowledge Alabama as champion if they beat Oklahoma State in a playoff game.
I watched the first half but tried to get in to it for the second half but the damned commercial breaks were dense and looong. I had to turn it off.
I was watching a recorded show on some `Downton Abbey’ about the dynamics between the swells and `miladies’ on the main floor and the working people in the basement. And WWI.
I was building bonnet credits in order to watch sports.
There was a football game last night?
I tried hard to figure out why these big bowl games were broadcast on a cable/sat carrier instead of traditional network television. While more and more have access to cable or satellite programming, there really are quite a few who don’t have such service (mostly by choice).
Exactly. Used to be that New Years Day was special, with all the bowl games going all day.
You'd lay on the couch in a hangover stupor in front of two TVs so you could watch all the games. (back in the days before cable and PIP)
The Entertainment Sports and Pedophilia Network
ESPN had a taped confession from the wife of the Syracuse assistant baskeball coach Fine admitting her husband ‘had a problem’ with boning little boys in 2002. They sat on the tape until 2011, beyond the statute of limitations.
Not only does Fine walk, but since he wasn’t caught until 2011, an untold number of kids lost their anal virginity to this idiot - courtesy of ESPN.
“Providing taped confessions of a wife admitting her husband is a pedophile is NOT OUR JOB.”
God forbid we stand register our moral outrage by boycotting ESPN.
It’s ironic this clown car is owned by Disney. You’d think they’d be upset about condoning pedophila, but perhaps maybe ESPN is the apple falling not far from the tree.
“He could. go. all. the. way.” Indeed.
Because the championship game is between the number 1 and 2 teams at the end of the regular season and Alabama was #2. Simple.
Big college football fan here, but watched Blazing Saddles and Groundhog Day last night instead of Alabama-LSU.
They’re on cable because ESPN threw $125 million a year at the BCS, or $25 per game through 2014.
The game was 8 days after New Years. By the time this game was played most,except the bookies and the alums, had turned their attention to the pro playoffs, and hoops, and hockey. Has nothing really to do with dinosaur media, but with the arrogance and ignorance of the college Presidents and ADs, searching for the almighty buck.
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