or


[01/28/08 - 10:15 AM]
NBC Lifts Figure Skating Ratings
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 26.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC LIFTS FIGURE SKATING RATINGS

NBC LIFTS FIGURE SKATING RATINGS

Ladies Free Skate up 65% over last year

NBC'S Dick Button on the Ladies Free Skate: "It made my spine tingle"

St. Paul, Minn. � Jan. 27, 2008 � Saturday night's primetime coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships (8-11 p.m. ET/PT) featuring 14-year-old Marai Nagasu winning the gold medal in the Ladies Free Skate produced a 3.8 overnight rating and a six share which is 65% higher than last year's coverage of the Ladies Free Skate on ABC (2.3/5; 4-6 p.m. ET).

Additionally NBC's coverage of the Pairs Free Skate (4-6 p.m. ET) received an overnight rating of 2.0/4. Though unable to exactly compare overnight and national ratings (overnight ratings not available for ESPN's coverage), rough estimates show a gain of more than 300% over ESPN's coverage of the Pairs Free Skate last year. ESPN received a national rating of 0.49 for their coverage of Pairs last year in a telecast that started at 11:30 p.m. ET.

This is the first year of a multiyear agreement between NBC Sports and the U.S. Figure Skating Association, after 43 years on ABC/ESPN. The seven hours are the most network coverage of this event since 1998, and the five hours of network primetime coverage are the most in a decade.

MEN'S FREE SKATE TONIGHT IN PRIMETIME:

NBC continues coverage this evening in primetime (7-9 p.m. ET) with the Men's Free Skate, the culmination of the brewing rivalry between defending champion Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir. During the telecast, NBC Sports will provide a feature looking at the rivalry between these two skaters. In the feature Johnny Weir says:

"I respect Evan as an athlete but as a person I don't really like him. There's nothing special about him to me. We would never be friends and I wouldn't even know who he was if we weren't competing against each other."

QUOTES FROM NBC'S SATURDAY COVERAGE OF U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS:

TRACY WILSON ON BELBIN AND AGOSTO: "That is the best performance I have ever seen these two skate." Wilson said that it was the kind of skate that would "win the World Championships."

DICK BUTTON ON DANCE RUNNER-UP DAVIS AND WHITE: "There was a pulsing, romantic, aggressive, sexual quality about them."

BOB COSTAS: "So you liked it?"

BUTTON: "Oh Man!"

BUTTON ON THE LADIES FREE SKATE: "I got what I wanted tonight. This was theater in my book. Great skating that made my spine tingle."

SCOTT HAMILTON ON KIMMIE MEISSNER: "A devastating performance for Kimmie. It breaks your heart to see such a popular champion have a performance like that."





  [january 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/22/17 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with "Gotham," "Orville"
Said duo combines to take the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/21/17 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Win Summer Finale Showdown
The Peacock holds off "Big Brother" on CBS and "MasterChef" on FOX.

[09/20/17 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Cruise to Victory
The Peacock easily tops the night among total viewers as well as adults 18-49.

[09/19/17 - 12:30 PM]
"Younger's" Fourth Season Marks Highest-Rated and Most-Watched in Series History
TV Land further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/19/17 - 12:02 PM]
"The Orville" Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since "Empire" in Multi-Platform Viewers with 12.2 Million Viewers
FOX further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/19/17 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "DWTS" Return
The Alphabet's reality franchise is back on par with a year ago.

[09/18/17 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL on NBC, FOX Overshadow Emmys on CBS
The annual telecast is down 16% in early results among adults 18-49.

[09/17/17 - 09:06 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Continues Its Reign for ABC
The Alphabet once again wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/16/17 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Eye gets another bump on the night from a special edition of "Big Brother."

[09/15/17 - 02:28 PM]
Comedy Central's Eight-Day "South Park" Marathon Leads to Big Ratings and a Big Season 21 Premiere
Comedy Central spins the numbers for the week of September 6-13.

[09/15/17 - 02:06 PM]
"The Orville" Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since "Empire" in Live+3 Ratings and Multi-Platform Viewers
FOX further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 10.

[09/15/17 - 11:01 AM]
Starz Original Drama Series "Outlander" Returned to Starz on Sunday Night to Record Viewership
Starz spins the numbers for Sunday, September 10.

[09/15/17 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Edges ABC for Demo Crown
The Alphabet gets a boost from its latest "Truth and Lies" special.

[09/14/17 - 02:05 PM]
"Broad City's" 4th Season Premiere Scores Highest Ratings Since Its Series Premiere
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 13.

[09/14/17 - 08:51 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with FOX
"America's Got Talent" once again leads the night in both categories.