Tag Archives: NFL

Dear NFL…Stop putting the Bears in prime-time

The league deserves its ratings losses from dumb scheduling decisions I’m trying to figure out who the hell runs the NFL. Is it Rob Manfred or Roger Goodell? [..]

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Bears slide in standings and ratings

But national spotlight games keep on coming Over the years here at T Dog Media, it seems I’ve written more negative news about the Chicago Bears than positive  [..]

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Bears-Cowboys a hit for Thursday Night Football

But local ratings down from last prime-time outing  The last time the Chicago Bears faced the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on Thursday Night Football, the game aired [..]

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Bears commit epic fail on the field but score in ratings

Bears bomb on field but not in the Nielsens While Chicago’s public school teachers went on strike last week, it looked like the Chicago Bears joined them on [..]

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25 years ago: The deal heard around the world

25 years ago this week, Fox’s Rupert Murdoch changed the TV world by inking a deal to trigger the biggest affiliation switch in history.  It goes back to [..]

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Super Bowl ratings: Super Dud

Viewers tune out Patriots-Rams; lowest ratings in over a decade Thanks to numerous punts and less-than-inspiring play, Super Bowl LIII turned into a Super Dud. In the lowest-scoring [..]

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Bears loss doesn’t clank in ratings (updated)

Thrilling game proves to be a ratings hit – Golden Globes less so (Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new ratings information.) Despite the odious outcome, [..]

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2018: So how did we do?

Back when the year started, T Dog Media look at the stories to watch in 2018. So how did we do? Let’s find out: 1. The proposed merger [..]

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Sunday ratings roundup: Viewers friend “God Friended Me”

Cubs, Bears score strong in Chicago Note: All numbers are 18-49 unless otherwise noted. These are finals. In a very contentious time in America, viewers needed a friend. [..]

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Thursday ratings roundup: NFL wins, but cable news is the real winner

Kavanaugh-Ford hearings draw 20 million viewers in daytime; cable news networks benefit The big ratings story yesterday didn’t take place in primetime. Live coverage of The Kavanaugh hearings [..]

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Hawk Harrelson’s final broadcast draws low viewership

But broadcast television is the winner, thanks to baseball, Bears, Tiger Despite a sunny Sunday afternoon, television turned out to be the biggest winner as viewers headed through [..]

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Bears-Packers season opener a big hit – locally

Chicago, Milwaukee viewers tune in but national ratings hit a ten-year low The excitement surrounding the changes the Chicago Bears have made this off-season – hiring Matt Nagy [..]

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ESPN becoming “less political”

New president wants less politics, more sports As Chicago reels from yet another year of deadly gun violence, don’t look for anymore ESPN specials on the matter, if [..]

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Sinclair to divest WGN-TV? Not so fast

Sinclair selling off WPIX, WGN to win approval? Meet the Shell Answer Man. During the eight years I worked at the Better Business Bureau, yours truly has seen [..]

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Super Bowl LII ratings couldn’t match last year’s

But 103.4 million viewers isn’t bad Super Bowl LII gave us what we wanted in a football game – a close contest throughout, an exciting finish, and best [..]

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