Ratings generally have been up for the NFL through the
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:56 pm
first two weeks of the schedule.CBS scored its best opening NFL doubleheader game rating in three years with the highest-rated window Sunday on any network , Patriots at Jaguars and Raiders at Broncos in late afternoon. The network drew a household rating of 14.0 and an audience share of 28, up 1 percent from last year (13.8/27) in the measured markets.For the second consecutive week, "The NFL Today" pregame show earned a double-digit ratings increase, up 14 percent, with a rating of 2.5 and a share of 7.NBC is averaging a 13.8 overnight rating through its three games to date, down from last year's 14.2. All three of the NBC contests , two on Sunday nights and one on Thursday to open the season, have been the top-rated show in prime time.The most-recent Sunday night games, Giants at Cowboys, delivered a 13.8 ratings and 24 share overnight, up 10 percent from last year (Packers-Falcons). It was the highest Week 2 overnight for NBC's Sunday night telecast since 2015.ESPN opened with a Monday night doubleheader that averaged 10.1 million viewers across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes , according to Nielsen. Jets-Lions and Rams-Raiders were the two highest-rated telecasts of the night across all broadcast and cable networks.Fox reported an 18 percent rise over last year's Week 2 games, earning a 10.9 rating and 23 overnight share.The rating represents the percentage of television households tuned to a program. The share is the percentage tuned in to a telecast among television households with a television in use at the time. States clamoring to legalize gambling may want to be careful about what they wish for.In New Jersey, the state that sparked the new wave of sports betting, sports books lost $4.5 million on the Super Bowl, according to ESPN.com.聽The losses resulted from heavy betting on the Patriots, who were favored to win by 2.5 points.Nevada sports books came out $10.7 million ahead for the Super Bowl , in part because betting on the Patriots happened less frequently in a state far closer to California. Also, the money made in Nevada came in large part from futures bets on the odds to win the Super Bowl and from prop bets.But shed no tears for New Jersey. In the first six months of legalized sports wagering, New Jersey sports books made $72 million. Which underscores the reality that聽sports books aren’t sweating a short-term hiccup, because the house always wins over the long haul. A periodic blip often makes gamblers think they can win when, in reality, any short-term bumps eventually will be offset by losses , and then some.