BYUtv may be in more homes than the Pac 12 Network, but that doesn't mean
there are people in all those homes who watch the games. The Neilsen ratings
Checked the Nielsen ratings on the games last year. All UofU games (football and
basketball) last year pulled more audience than BYU games...so enough of the
station smack. I actually enjoy having the pac 12 network, fun to see what the
other teams and sports are up to. I have to admit, I did enjoy watching Jimmer
play offense at BYU. He's a great shooter, those were the highest ratings
BYU ever had...But as one ESPN commentator put it "people are coming to
watch a player not a team." At the end of the day, it's fun to watch
teams on the PAC, and have ESPN air some local games too. I like all local kids
to do well, but being part of a league is so much more fun than I thought it
Jefe, good deal, yeah that'd be a bit of a drive. Anyway, cheers buddy!
"The PAC 12 does have a TV deal with ESPN and FOX and ABC..."... but they don't have a sweet deal with Direct TV. I
suppose if the PAC10.2 dials down the night games we can expect that the Utes
will be a PAC network regular along with Colorado on Saturday.Slap a
'the mtn. II' logo on it and no one will know the difference.
@East Coast UteI'm in Richmond, VA. It has been tempting to get
a trip up there to watch the game. Gotta love those Huskies winning the NCAA
tournament! I almost went to the UVA game, but thank all that's holy I
didn't with that terrible rain delay. It was good for UVA to get their only
D-I win for the year though.
@ DuckhunterI'm sorry. Utah athletics, which I am affiliated
with, will just have to settle for what was the biggest tv deal in the history
of college sports.
Down under,The PAC 12 does have a TV deal with ESPN and FOX and ABC.
Where do you think the $3 billion comes from? You should think through what
you are saying before posting. Games not picked up on those networks are
televised on the PAC 12 networks whose production qualities far exceed anything
@2fer"You're" not settling for anything. You have
nothing to do with it.
"Maybe the pac could get a sweet deal with ESPN like BYU has. Probably
not."I guess we'll just have to settle for what was the
biggest tv deal in the history of college sports.
No one watches the mountain, or is it now the PAC network, anyway. What a tv
I don't mind them being late when they are road games, but the home games
make for a late return home.
Chris, no Jefe-Ute and I are not the same. I'd like to find out where
he(/she?) is at, though. If you're anywhere in the Northeast, you should
come watch UConn take on the Band of Bros from Provo this fall! I think the
Huskies are probably a better team than those dreaded Cavaliers from Virginia
I hope they are able to get more games moved to earlier times. I'd be
willing to have fewer nationally televised games, if it means more sensible
Down underSalt Lake City, UTI have to tell ya, Down under, I
would much rather watch a broadcast on the Pac-12 Network than ESPN. The
analysis on the Pac-12 Network is unbiased and they know the names of players
and coaches. They have inside information about the teams the play analysis is
unbiased. ESPN...not so much. Of course, this explains why I have
seen only two byu football games and two byu basketball games the last two
years. LOL! I know that to you ESPN is the end all, be all for you and the byu
faithful. I don't understand it, but I accept it. I guess when a program
doesn't have much going for it, the fans grab on to anything they can.
Early or late game s will make not difference in the number of people that will
watch or can even get the games.Maybe the pac could get a sweet deal
with ESPN like BYU has. Probably not.
Jefe and East Coast - I guess you've got a couple screen names too huh?
I'm going to say within 6 minutes of each other, its not a coincidence your
posts are so similar. But I do see your point. It would be tough
starting a game that late for you guys. I look at from a selfish standpoint I
I'd be happier with less late games. The PAC-12 Networks on Dish make the
games easily accessible, but start times between 10 to 11:30 eastern make for
long nights and tired days the next day.
It would be great for us East coasters to have games that are earlier. When the
game was on pacific time, it didn't start until almost 11 pm here.
I've really enjoyed the night games. There are so many games on during the
day that I've loved having a couple big time Pac 12 games to look forward
to Saturday nights as most of the other games are winding down.Same
reason I love the Sunday games in basketball.