Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 48,514, Level: 68
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 1,236
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,618
    Points
    48,514
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 22
    Given: 1

    How does tennis get so much TV time?

    It baffles me



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 82,587, Level: 89
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 1,163
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,782
    Points
    82,587
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 146
    Given: 38

    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Ratings = tv time. Simple equation.


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 75,922, Level: 85
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 628
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    gogagig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,562
    Points
    75,922
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 53
    Given: 17

    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    People like me. I say the same about baseball.



  4. #4
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 9,422, Level: 29
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 528
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    336
    Points
    9,422
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 20

    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?



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 39,369, Level: 61
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 981
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tman24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4,025
    Points
    39,369
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 16

    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?


    Hooray for Metaphors!

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 112,943, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tornado man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,744
    Points
    112,943
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 50

    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...



  7. #7
    All-Star
    Points: 27,068, Level: 50
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 482
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cyco2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,176
    Points
    27,068
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    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?



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 82,587, Level: 89
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 1,163
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,782
    Points
    82,587
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 146
    Given: 38

    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.


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 112,943, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tornado man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,744
    Points
    112,943
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 50

    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.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 35,432, Level: 57
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 18
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,160
    Points
    35,432
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    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.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 155,562, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUKyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    9,582
    Points
    155,562
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 137

    Re: How does tennis get so much TV time?

    Short skirts + women grunting = you have my attention



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 82,587, Level: 89
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 1,163
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,782
    Points
    82,587
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 146
    Given: 38

    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.


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 112,943, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tornado man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,744
    Points
    112,943
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 50

    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.



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 23,145, Level: 46
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 405
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2,458
    Points
    23,145
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    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.



  15. #15
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 82,587, Level: 89
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 1,163
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,782
    Points
    82,587
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 146
    Given: 38

    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.


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM