The Patriots today officially announced the changes to their preseason telecasts. The longtime duo of Don Criqui and Randy Cross is no more, and the format is being changed to something new in the world of football broadcasts: According to Matt Smith, the executive producer of Kraft Sports Productions, the Patriots 2013 preseason game telecasts … Continue reading Patriots Preseason Network Affiliates, Schedule, and Crew
WBZ-TV offered up the following ratings numbers for Monday's Boston Marathon: Boston Marathon Elite Race Coverage (9:30AM-12:15PM) Total Viewers: Elite race coverage averaged 143,400 viewers and peaked as the elite runners finished 12:00-12:15PM with 224,400 viewers. Elite race coverage was #1 in the time period in households, total viewers, A25-54, M25-54, M18-49 and all 18-34 … Continue reading Boston Marathon Draws Strong Numbers For WBZ-TV
NESN and WBZ-TV today announced a partnership in which NESN will provide pre-game reports from each game for the WBZ newscasts, and WBZ will provide the official weather updates on NESN. In addition, WBZ-TV sports anchor Dan Roche will be a regular guest on NESN's pre-game shows. From a joint press release: NESN, New England’s … Continue reading NESN and WBZ TV Announce Partnership
Steve Burton is the sports director for WBZ-TV Burton has been at WBZ since 1994, serving as sports reporter and anchor on both WBZ and TV38. He has been a fixture on the Patriots pregame shows, as well as on Patriots Fifth Quarter, where he is usually stationed inside the press conference room at Gillette … Continue reading 2011 Approval Ratings – Steve Burton
The New England Patriots 14-2 record was the best in the NFL, and tied for their second-best regular season record of all time, but their TV numbers locally set franchise records this season. The Patriots set a regular season record for household ratings in the Boston market with an average 34.86 household (HH) rating during … Continue reading Patriots Wrap Up Record TV Ratings Season
The Patriots victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday garnered the third highest regular season ratings in franchise history, with a 42.04 household rating (67 share) in the Boston market. Over one million people tuned in to WBZ to watch New England improve to 8-2 on the season. The Patriots-Colts game was the highest-rated game … Continue reading Patriots/Colts – Third Highest Regular Season Ratings In NE History
The Patriots/Browns game on Sunday, despite the disappointing result for New England, still resulted in big ratings for WBZ. The game posted a 30.73 HH Rating Locally, equal to a 60 share. The Patriots are on a record-setting pace for HH ratings through nine weeks in their designated market area with an average 31.9 HH … Continue reading Patriots Ratings Continue Strong on Local TV
The Patriots 23-20 overtime victory over the Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 17 helped CBS set the mark for the highest rating for its single-game window since it acquired the current AFC package in 2008. The window, which included the Patriots-Ravens, Dolphins-Packers, Jets-Broncos, and Browns-Steelers matchups, averaged a 12.8 HH rating and 21.5 million viewers nationwide, … Continue reading Patriots Overtime Victory Over Ravens Sets CBS Ratings Mark
Last night there was quite a ruckus on Twitter as two very respected football reporters Michael Lombardi and Adam Schefter both reported that Leigh Bodden would be re-signing with the Patriots. Both guys are right far more than they're wrong, especially Schefter, whose word I pretty much take as gospel these days. Meanwhile, Bodden's agent, Alvin … Continue reading Bodden Is Back With The Patriots – Or Is He?
If you didn't read Bob Hohler's column this morning - Really big news - I highly recommend that you do so. The article looks at some of the media pressure that the Red Sox had to overcome en route to winning the 2004 World Series. It seems that much of that "media pressure" came from an … Continue reading Was Jonny Miller a bigger “Curse” Pusher than Shaughnessy?