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The ratings are in

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Muffdiver, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. Muffdiver

    Muffdiver TRIBE Member

    CBC just released the numbers for yesterday's game...8.5 million people tuned into yesterday's game..

    NBC's early numbers were just over 15 million..Not bad for hockey in the states....Too bad they probably won't watch it again till the next olympics...

    I heard that there is going to be another World Cup (al la 96 when we lot to the states) in 2004,I just wish it was still the Canada Cup those tournaments were great.
  2. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member


    Wow....that's like 25% of everyone in Canada! :eek: :D
  3. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    more importantly, wtf were the other 3 out of 4 people doing?
  4. t-boy

    t-boy TRIBE Member

    muahaha muffdiver

    that's a cool name.. my napster name used to be eatpussy

    and i used to have an icq account back in the day with your nick as well..

    aah us muff addicts...the wetter the better :D

    anyhoo back to shmockey
  5. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    I don't put too much faith in the accuracy of these numbers. Neilsen is the company that does the tabulating for television shows, etc, and those numbers are quite accurate. But with a sporting event like this one, a lot of people did not watch the game at home, and instead went to a public location (such as a bar) to watch the game. I am not sure if the numbers factored in those people who didn't watch the game at home (which is quite a few).

    Cheers ... Ian :)
  6. Muffdiver

    Muffdiver TRIBE Member

    Your absolutely right,these numbers really only account for t.v's tuned into the game.It doesn't take into account how many people are watching those T.V's..I can only imagine what the total number's would be..The peak audience was over 10 million
  7. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    Not exactly. Neilsen only puts the data collection boxes in resendtial homes, not in pubs/bars. And in the home, when users are watching the TV, they are required to press a button or enter a code to let the box know that you are in the room watching the TV. So if a family sits down to watch the game, all of them are supposed to (and most do) follow the rules and have each family member repot to the box that they are watching the TV in the room.

    So my point is, it does actually count the actual people watching and not just the number of TVs tuned into the channel. So that makes the household tallies more accurate, but it still doesn't account for those that are watching the game outside of the house (such as at the bar).

    Cheers ... Ian :)
  8. g0nz0

    g0nz0 TRIBE Member

    ^^^ true, at my work 19 out of 20 people watched the game! and that one person didnt know about the game

  9. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    I was playing Medal Of Honor.

    No guff.
  10. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    That's what I was doing the other 22 hours of that day

    As well as being on a three day beer bender
  11. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    Muffdiver, why do you seem to think the US hates hockey (I'm also taking from another thread)?

    There are 24 teams in the States. Most of the teams that are struggling financially are from Canada. Although it may not be their number 1 sport, hockey is pretty big in the States.
  12. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Beer& Mohaa
    They almost go hand in hand..

  13. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    I actually play better when drunk

    reactions slowed just enough to not overreact

    And I'm mouthier than usual
  14. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Yep! I find my urge to play increases after a night of inebriated partying.
  15. Muffdiver

    Muffdiver TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: The ratings are in

    I only say this because if you look at the numbers on ABC_the NHL's national broadcaster in the states the numbers are usually just as bad as the XFL and we know what happened to that league...Hockey is only big in pocket's in the states.If you read any paper in the states hockey is on the back pages,the money they get for T.V right's is nothing compared to the NFL,MLB,NBA,PGA,NASCAR..There have been survey's done in the states that rank hockey behind Tractor Pulls so that goes to show the interest American's have in hockey..They didn't even show the whole game on NBC yesterday and it involved the states.......

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