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    Sports Media Watch: "Figure skating tops non-NFL sporting events" in ratings

    http://sportsmediawatch.blogspot.com...-sporting.html

    Airing opposite the Jets/Chargers Divisional Round game, coverage of the Men's Free Skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships drew a 1.8 overnight rating on NBC Sunday afternoon.
    On Saturday, coverage of the Pairs Free Skate and the Men's Short Program drew a 1.4 overnight, the second-highest of the weekend for a non-NFL sporting event on broadcast.
    Sorry folks...I was watching football

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    you missed some fantastic sporting events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    you missed some fantastic sporting events.
    Not to worry, all eyes on skating this Saturday

    On Sunday though I'll DVR the gala and watch the NFC championship (unless it's a blowout- but I seriously think this could be a good game)

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    ladies... zzzzzzzzzzz

    the men and dance are where it's at! (and pairs, too, holy cow was that fantastic!)

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    You know what they say...different strokes, man- I couldn't bear to sit through pairs or dance. And don't get me started on men.

    Ladies for me, Americans or no Americans. But besides that...I hope this is a thriller for me every bit as much as 2003 and 2004...

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    I wonder, if Ladies ends up not reaching this small distinction, will NBC finally take the hint?

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    That's unlikely the way the schedule has been laid out. The ladies (and dance) are on Saturday; no NFL games that day. Also, the ladies final will be in prime time, which likely will translate to a somewhat bigger audience. If Cohen skates, that could generate some additional layman interest in the event as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissIzzy View Post
    I wonder, if Ladies ends up not reaching this small distinction, will NBC finally take the hint?
    or it could wipe skating off the board all together. the big whigs aren't about to change their thinking.

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    I actually watched the Jets game a taped the Men's LP to watch that night away from my brother and dad, who are great to watch the Jets with but are annoying to cheer Evan and Jeremey on with.

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    The whole of NYC ignored skating and watched the NY Jets It's been a long time since Joe Namath. Hope they get the title of AMAZIN (pronounced uh MAY zin)

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    I wonder what the ratings were for the stupid basketball game my NBC affiliate showed instead of skating?

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    how many other events sporting events were there sunday.

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