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NFL Churns Out Massive Ratings for Week 3

As if anyone expected anything different, viewership for Week 3 of the NFL regular season continued to hold steady across CBS, FOX, ESPN, ABC and Amazon Prime.

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As if anyone expected anything different, viewership for Week 3 of the NFL regular season continued to hold steady across CBS, FOX, ESPN, ABC and Amazon Prime.

For Cowboys/Giants on Monday night, which simulcast the traditional broadcast on ESPN and ABC and featured the ManningCast on ESPN2, 19.432 million combined tuned in. That figure is up 29% year over year and is the best Week 3 audience since ESPN took over carrying Monday Night Football in 2006.

The ManningCast is averaging 1.46 million viewers through its first two editions, which is up 15% compared to 2021 according to the network.

The Sunday night matchup featuring the 49ers at the Broncos average 18.9 million across NBC, streaming on Peacock and NFL digital. While still an impressive number, Awful Announcing reported that figure was down compared to the 20.8 million total in Week 2 and compared to Week 3 in 2021.

CBS averaged 14.679 million for its slate of games. The network indicated an 18.045 million average viewership for the month of September was its best in seven years.

FOX saw a 14% increase year over year for its marquee game of Packers/Buccaneers, which average 26.4 million viewers. It was the most-watched telecast on the network since the NFC title game back in January. For regional action, broadcasts averaged 13.8 million, a 7% increase over last season.

Amazon’s Thursday night game last week drew 11.029 million viewers. That number was down slightly versus the debut regular season game in Week 2.

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FOX Sued for Patent Infringement Over NFL Scheduling

“Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.”

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An analytics company is suing FOX over claims that the network developed a mapping tool using their patented technology to create a season slate of NFL games.

Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.

The lawsuit claims FOX used access to Recentive’s predictive analytics tools to develop a resource of their own that would create optimal schedules for its 1 and 4 p.m. NFLwindows.

The company is seeking a declaration that FOX infringed on two of its patents. Recentive is also suing for damages and wants an injunction keeping FOX from using Recentive tech and preventing the network from “selling, offering for sale, marketing or using any internal network and mapping analytics tool for the scheduling and regionalization of events covered by the patents.”

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FOX Will Use Chris Fallica On Belmont Stakes Coverage

“While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.”

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The Bear will be more than just a college football presence when he moves to FOX. Chris Fallica wrapped his final duties for ESPN last week and is now headed to a new network and will tackle some new responsibilities.

Fallica’s new role at FOX will involve plenty of sports gambling content. Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that content will include horse racing.

“One Fox Sports source said look for him to appear on the Belmont Stakes coverage,” Deitsch wrote in his weekly media column.

Starting in 2023, horse racing’s Triple Crown will not be seen all in one place. While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.

How the network intends to use Chris Fallica on the broadcast is not clear. Given that he is coming to the network to contribute to gambling conversations, it is likely he would either be making picks or at least reviewing odds right up to the start of the race.

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NBCUniversal CEO Expects Disney To Buy Company’s Hulu Stake

“Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal.”

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The Walt Disney Company owns 67% of Hulu. The other 33% is owned by NBCUniversal. The latter company doesn’t expect that to be the case forever.

“It’s worth a lot of money,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said at an investor conference earlier this week, “and I think there’s no indication that anything else is going to happen than Disney writing us a big check.”

Hulu is primarily a platform for movies and television shows. It is a major part of Disney’s deal with the NHL though. The streaming giant is part of the package of 103 games that are exclusive to ESPN and ABC. Hulu is also a live TV provider for many. The company’s Hulu Plus Live TV package had over 4 million subscribers as of the summer of 2022.

Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal. He credits sports and content migrated from Hulu as the reason Peacock has grown to 18 million paid subscriptions since September.

Deadline reports that if Disney does want to acquire NBCUniversal’s stake in Hulu, “the price could fluctuate but will be in the tens of billions of dollars.”

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