Georgia’s nail-biting win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl helped push ESPN’s coverage of the New Year’s Six to record numbers. The College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day delivered an audience of 26,826,000 viewers between ESPN and ESPN2, up 39% from last season’s first CFP Semifinal on the same two networks and 71% from the 2015 season’s first CFP Semifinal, also on ESPN and ESPN2. Meanwhile, the Allstate Sugar Bowl between Clemson and Alabama averaged 21,117,000 viewers, up 10% from last season’s second CFP Semifinal, also on ESPN and ESPN2, and 13% from the 2015’s season second CFP Semifinal on the same two networks. Together, the two CFP Semifinals averaged 24,590,000 viewers, up 27% from last year and 44% from the 2015 season. Meanwhile, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between UCF and Auburn notched 8,377,000 viewers, the most-watched non-CFP Semifinal Peach Bowl in the New Year’s Six Era.
Before last night’s Emmys, co-host Michael Che promised, “We’re gonna come out on the wrong side of history for sure. We’re aiming toward it.” So did Che and his SNL Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost, in a broadcast overseen by SNL creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels, shake it up? After a “we solved it” […]
Path is going nowhere. The eight-year-old social media service will be removed from the App Store and Google Play on October 1; users have until October 18 to download a copy of their data. Founded by former Facebook product manager Dave Morin and one-time Napster execs Dustin Mierau and Shawn Fanning, the service had 15 […]
DASANI Sparkling is finally diving into sports courtesy of a new deal between the Coca-Cola Company and the PGA TOUR. The brand will now serve as the TOUR’s official Sparkling Water and officially launch in conjunction with next week’s TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. To celebrate the relationship, DASANI Sparkling debuted […]
Week two of the NFL season saw upticks for all three networks carrying the league. CBS Sports’ Week 2 coverage of The NFL on CBS on Sunday delivered its best opening NFL doubleheader game rating in three years and is the highest-rated game of the day on any network with an average overnight household rating/share […]
Before last night’s Emmys, co-host Michael Che promised, “We’re gonna come out on the wrong side of history for sure. We’re aiming toward it.” So did Che and his SNL Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost, in a broadcast overseen by SNL creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels, shake it up? Yes, in short, with lots […]