UteLinks: Pac-12 may reduce the number of football games at night


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  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    April 15, 2014 11:12 a.m.

    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 prove that.

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    April 14, 2014 3:15 p.m.

    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 would be!

  • East Coast Ute Storrs, CT
    April 14, 2014 1:45 a.m.

    Jefe, good deal, yeah that'd be a bit of a drive. Anyway, cheers buddy!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    April 13, 2014 11:24 p.m.

    "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.

  • Jefe-Ute SLC, UT
    April 13, 2014 7:22 p.m.

    @East Coast Ute

    I'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.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2014 12:46 a.m.

    @ Duckhunter

    I'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.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    April 12, 2014 9:25 p.m.

    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 at ESPN.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 12, 2014 5:56 p.m.


    "You're" not settling for anything. You have nothing to do with it.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    April 12, 2014 5:29 p.m.

    "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.

  • Chris B's momma Idaho Falls, ID
    April 12, 2014 12:36 a.m.

    No one watches the mountain, or is it now the PAC network, anyway. What a tv disaster

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    April 11, 2014 6:01 p.m.

    I don't mind them being late when they are road games, but the home games make for a late return home.

  • East Coast Ute Storrs, CT
    April 11, 2014 5:36 p.m.

    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 last year.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    April 11, 2014 4:01 p.m.

    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 times.

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2014 3:59 p.m.

    Down under
    Salt Lake City, UT

    I 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.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    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.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2014 1:21 p.m.

    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 guess.

  • East Coast Ute Storrs, CT
    April 11, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    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.

  • Jefe-Ute SLC, UT
    April 11, 2014 12:11 p.m.

    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.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 11, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    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.