Tom Brady Floats Interesting Theory For Drop In NFL TV Ratings

The NFL’s TV ratings have been declining over the past two seasons, with many equating the drop in viewers to the decision by some NFL players to protest racial and social injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem. But don’t count Tom Brady in that crowd. The New England Patriots quarterback spoke on a variety of topics during a 60-minute interview with Jim Gray at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles this week. When the 40-year-old star was asked about the NFL’s viewership issues, he pointed the finger at the oversaturation of media in society as a problem the league faces. “There’s so much for us to consume, I mean, as we all know, there’s so much happening,” Brady

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TV Ratings: 2018 Olympics Closing Ceremony Tops Sochi

The 2018 Winter Olympics drew to a close in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Sunday night, with the primetime coverage of the closing ceremony topping that of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The 2018 closing ceremony drew a 10.0 rating in metered market households on NBC. That is up approximately 5 percent from the Sochi closing ceremony, […]

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NFLPA director: NBA could model ratings fix

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith is looking ahead to the next round of collective bargaining negotiations and wants the players to have a greater voice, including in the way the NFL presents itself to the public.
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TV Ratings: Super Bowl LII Down Slightly in Early Numbers

Super Bowl LII will no doubt take in a massive ratings haul, but the early numbers have it down slightly from last year. In metered market households, Sunday’s game drew a 47.4 rating. Super Bowl LI in 2017 drew a 48.8 rating, meaning this year is down just three percent in that measure from last year. […]

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Grammy Awards Ratings Down Sharply From 2017 in Early Nielsen Numbers

Viewership of Sunday’s 60th annual Grammy Awards looks to be down significantly from the 2017 telecast, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. The show in Nielsen’s overnight metered markets averaged 12.7 household rating and 21 share in the 56 overnight metered markets, which cover about 70% of U.S. TV households. That’s down from a 16 household […]

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Overexposure, Not Anthem Protests, Blamed for NFL’s Ratings Woes

Media executives are rallying around an explanation for the NFL’s declining TV ratings: too much football available in too many places. Meanwhile, there is no evidence of a red-state boycott over national anthem protests.
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How the NFL, players forged anthem detente amid gaffes, TV ratings concerns

How the NFL, players forged anthem detente amid gaffes, TV ratings concerns
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Strictly beats The X Factor in first ratings clash of 2017

An average audience of 9.3m watched the first live episode of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.
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President Donald Trump “Saddened” by 2017 Emmy Award Ratings

Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump has a few things to say about this year’s Emmy Awards.
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Strictly Come Dancing beats X Factor in ratings

An average of 8.8 million watched the BBC’s dance show while 5.5 million saw ITV’s talent search.
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X Factor has lowest launch ratings since show began

An average of six million watched the revamped contest on Saturday – but it did better on Sunday.
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Great British Bake Off is ratings success for Channel 4

The opening episode was seen live by 5.8 million viewers, with an extra 700,000 watching on Channel 4+1.
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MLB ballparks with worst food safety ratings (Yahoo Sports)

The ballparks with the worst food safety ratings. (AP)

Some of the major-league parks were found to have insects and black mold in their ice bins.



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Stephen Colbert Just Earned His Biggest Ratings Win Over Jimmy Fallon

His “Russia Week” was a success.
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Megyn Kelly’s Ratings Just Continue To Go Down

Fewer and fewer people are watching “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” every week.
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Hot weather hits Saturday night TV ratings

Two new prime time shows suffer as viewers swap the TV for the sun.
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Sherlock finale ratings hit all-time low

The series final of BBC One’s Sherlock drew its lowest-ever overnight UK ratings on Sunday night, with 5.9m tuning in.
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TV Ratings: Golden Globe Viewership Up Slightly in Overnight Numbers

Viewership of NBC’s Golden Globe Awards telecast appears to have inched up from the 2016 edition, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In the 56 overnight metered markets, which cover about 70% of U.S. TV households, the 8-11 p.m. ET live telecast delivered a 13.3 household rating/21 share, per NBC. That’s up 2% from last… Read more »

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Schwarzenegger hits back over Trump ratings rant

Arnold Schwarzenegger has responded to Donald Trump’s Twitter rant that claimed the star had been “destroyed” in his role as Celebrity Apprentice presenter.
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TV Ratings: CBS Commands the Same Viewership as 16 Years Ago — With a Catch

Thirty-five days. That’s how long it takes for broadcast networks to gather the kind of crowds that they used to grab in a single night. Case in point: 16 years ago, “Everybody Loves Raymond” was drawing 20.81 million people to CBS on the night it aired. In the fall of 2016, “The Big Bang Theory”… Read more »

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Critics, Ratings, and Society

Critics, Ratings, and Society


How do we make choices in an information-saturated world? Prior studies often assume that the problem is coping with the volume of information. They rarely ask how people judge the validity of new information. But we are all forced to depend on secondary sources that no one has the time or resources to verify. In Critics, Ratings, and Society Grant Blank confronts these issues through an investigation of independent evaluations and reviews. Reviews are widespread; they rank products ranging from books and films to automobiles and computers. They are important not just because they influence success and failure of products, they also make or break reputations and careers, and often play a critical role in stratification, power, and status. Reviews are shaped by the interaction of media editors, product makers, and consumers into credible cultural objects. These are processed into two types of rating systems: connoisseurial reviews that depend on the unique skills and experience of a single reviewer, a connoisseur; and procedural reviews that are based on the results of tests, well-defined procedures that allow reviewers to rank groups of similar products. Both rating systems construct hierarchies of products. Blank develops a new theory explaining the circumstances where economic concerns like price are overshadowed by review-constructed hierarchies. When this happens, culture constructs markets. He argues that review-constructed hierarchies are widespread as a consequence of inherent structural characteristics of contemporary capitalism and, as a result, reviews will become more important in the future.

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Uber Might Replace Its Star Ratings With Emoji

But none of the good emoji.

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