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    How does tennis get so much TV time?

    It baffles me



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Ratings = tv time. Simple equation.


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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    People like me. I say the same about baseball.



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    There isn't enough tennis on TV from my point of view. I question all the MMA and Ultimate fighting or and POKER, why the frick is POKER on TV?



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by khehr View Post
    There isn't enough tennis on TV from my point of view. I question all the MMA and Ultimate fighting or and POKER, why the frick is POKER on TV?
    Why is there so much Poker on TV. They replay each year like 5 times. is it that exciting even tho you know what the river card is going to be?


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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Ratings = tv time. Simple equation.
    This just in: tennis ratings are not very high...



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    It baffles me
    What is the other time major networks get to show glistening scantily clad young women during prime TV viewing?



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    This just in: tennis ratings are not very high...
    High enough for ESPN to buy the rights to them.


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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    High enough for ESPN to buy the rights to them.
    No, actually, tennis rating are so low that ESPN and The Tennis Channel are paying a combined $22 mil per year to air the US Open. That's chicken feed, and it's because of low ratings.



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    It baffles me
    Not taking shot at you but other than Wimbeldon, the later rounds of the French Open, the later rounds of the Australian Open and many rounds of the US Open - how much is it on?

    The US Open is the largest spectator draw in the United States - some 700,000 fans attend the event annually. As a tennis widower (my wife was mentioned in Sunday's DM Register for making Nationals, quick brag on her) I can tell you that people that play tennis are consumed by the sport.



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Short skirts + women grunting = you have my attention



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    No, actually, tennis rating are so low that ESPN and The Tennis Channel are paying a combined $22 mil per year to air the US Open. That's chicken feed, and it's because of low ratings.
    Chicken feed or not, the ratings are high enough for ESPN to want to air the tournament.


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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    The US Open is the largest spectator draw in the United States - some 700,000 fans attend the event annually. As a tennis widower (my wife was mentioned in Sunday's DM Register for making Nationals, quick brag on her) I can tell you that people that play tennis are consumed by the sport.
    As a tennis player, I too love the coverage, especially the night matches.
    I'm sure ESPN is doing cartwheels because of the Melanie Oudin story - I'm sure her match tonight will spike the ratings.



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Chicken feed or not, the ratings are high enough for ESPN to want to air the tournament.
    Exactly. The ratings are obviously high enough to give them a ROI that they are happy with.



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    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Did Hannah Storm get plastic surgery? She looks kind of hot.

    She's no Dick Enberg but you get my point.


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