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  • IndyCar ratings for 2010

    From 16th and Georgetown:

    ABC averaged 2.696 million viewers, up 2.3% from last year's 2.636 million http://twitter.com/16AndGeorgetown/status/27375606032

    In the 2nd season on VERSUS, IZOD IndyCar Series races averaged 366k viewers up 16.2% from 2009 http://twitter.com/16AndGeorgetown/status/27375523722

    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that's what gets you.

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    16.2 seems like a pretty nice increase, but those numbers are pretty dismal

    be interested to compare ABC without Indy to Versus numbers
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    • #3
      If the numbers make Izod happy and entince new ones - great! Progress is progress.


      On the flipside, the ratings for INDY went DOWN. That's a problem.

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      • #4
        I'm sure getting back on DirectTV helped those Versus numbers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NMan View Post
          I'm sure getting back on DirectTV helped those Versus numbers.
          Yep. That's why the ABC is only 2%.

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          • #6
            People get to hung up on ratings. Sure it is a measure of popularity, but really it should be looked at as a price indicator, that's all. If people treated it that way there would be far less hysteria over the health of this series. Horse Racing is a tremendously popular sport, but outside of the big three they get zero ratings. Tennis is a tremendously popular sport but outside their majors they get zero ratings. The list goes on and on. Get off the ratings band wagon.
            "Try some of these before or after your statements if you are not presenting them as facts. Things like - "In my opinion", or "I think that", JHMO, IMHO, IMO, JMO... Your opinions are not (necessarily) fact. That would clear things up some." - Seadog 03/25/2010 11:40am So the above is JMO.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NMan View Post
              I'm sure getting back on DirectTV helped those Versus numbers.
              Do Direct TV users make up 16% or more of Versus potential viewership?
              Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that's what gets you.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by No_Fenders View Post
                Yep. That's why the ABC is only 2%.
                Reality check - ABC numbers were DOWN for every race they carried.

                The only reason the per race average increased is because one less race was factored in for 2010, thus allowing the Indy 500's numbers to have far more influence on the average.
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                • #9
                  Remind me to never eat Cheerios around you.
                  Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that's what gets you.

                  http://twitter.com/WhateverJoel

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jcmark611 View Post
                    Do Direct TV users make up 16% or more of Versus potential viewership?
                    My guess is yes, but IIRC less than a handful of races weren't televised last year on DirecTV because of the feud.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PenelopePitstop View Post
                      Reality check - ABC numbers were DOWN for every race they carried.

                      The only reason the per race average increased is because one less race was factored in for 2010, thus allowing the Indy 500's numbers to have far more influence on the average.
                      Read the entire thread please - all 10 or so posts of it. I was repeating someone elses statement. No need to get hissy at me.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gonzo View Post
                        People get to hung up on ratings. Sure it is a measure of popularity, but really it should be looked at as a price indicator, that's all. If people treated it that way there would be far less hysteria over the health of this series. Horse Racing is a tremendously popular sport, but outside of the big three they get zero ratings. Tennis is a tremendously popular sport but outside their majors they get zero ratings. The list goes on and on. Get off the ratings band wagon.
                        Gonzo, I agree with you most of the time, but on this I have to disagree. Horse racing is popular because of the gambling. Tennis has various sposors and endorsements through gear and apparel - raquets, shoes, clothes, balls, etc , etc.

                        The point is that they both have good sources of income. We can't gamble on Indy Car racing at the track. We can't (for daily practical use) buy the shoes, driving suits, gloves, helmets, cars, etc. that the drivers wear. Hell - we can't even get swag for most of the drivers because of the musical chairs and ride buying.

                        For Indycar, the ratings are the popularity AND the price indicator - and both are bad. Except for Indy and the street fests, I would guess that many tennis matches and horse racing events have more spectators than some Indycar races. It also doesn't cost 6.5-8 million a year to feed those horses.....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gonzo View Post
                          Tennis is a tremendously popular sport
                          OK
                          http://www.ibj.com/tennis-center-fac.../article/19687
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gonzo View Post
                            ...Horse Racing is a tremendously popular sport, but outside of the big three they get zero ratings....
                            Maybe, but at least they have their own dedicated channel for people who want to watch and place bets. (Directv Channel 602 - TVG)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by No_Fenders View Post
                              Horse racing is popular because of the gambling.
                              Indeed...in much of the country, horse racing tracks are being propped up by on site casinos. Case in point is our local horse track, Prairie Meadows. It was the first track in the country to add slots and tables; it would have went under without that income.

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