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Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN 31m
Ole Miss at Mississippi State moved to Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 7:30 ET on @ESPN
Wonder what this means for the Tech game...
Oh good. The freaking Turkey Day game will be moved to the LHN or Friday or both. FURK!!!
Our game vs TCU last year was hardly watched by anyone because of the NFL. Let the game be on Friday or Saturday.
I agree. We're not playing the ags anymore so I think it'd be a good time to play that Saturday instead.
The game won't be on the LHN, Christ. You really think Tech would agree to that?
Yup, this. A&M and LSU can move their game to Thanksgiving, Dodds can keep chasing Notre Dame for that slot and it won't matter a bit when Goodell puts the Steelers or Broncos or 49ers in prime-time.
Ideal for Hugh Freeze though. Hope that guy is buying lottery tickets with the run he's on.
I guess we're the early game?
Or on ABC?
Always preferred it the day after Thanksgiving (even when it was against the Aggies). When we were at UT, my brother and I would go back to Houston Wednesday afternoon, have Thanksgiving Thursday, and make a day trip to either Austin or College Station with our dad on Friday. Since '08, I've had to sell to my family (and my wife's) that I'm either skipping Thanksgiving or they all have to have it real early because I need to be in a different city at least an hour and a half before game time.
I haven't missed one regardless of location since my first in '98, but it keeps getting tougher (especially now that my brother gave in to his wife). So much easier for everyone to move it back to Friday, and not compete with family or the NFL. For the NFL it makes sense, most of the fans live in the city where the game is played. When most of your fan base is coming in from out of town, it makes it harder.
Or Fox even.
Last year there was only one game on TV in college football.
If you want to talk about ratings and what other people watched on that day the NFL afternoon games had mroe viewers than the prime time game so there would be even less of an audience:
Texans - Lions 27.3 million viewers
Cowboys-Redskins 28.7 million
Jets-Patriots 20.9 million
For those that wonder the UT-TCU game had 1.9 million viewers on ESPN.
Move the game to Friday or Saturday. Pretty sure fans showed Deloss that not having aggy makes the game not worth driving down for on Thanksgiving. I know that was true for my wife and I.
My kids and I drove down from Fort Worth for Texas football...the lack of aggy had no bearing on our decision.
It's a CBS game between two mid tier schools, who cares.
ESPN game, thats why we care.
In our usual timeslot.
I'm thinking that as part of their new deal Fox got our game and ESPN is replacing that slot from their SEC catalog.
Um, no. Our game last year wasn't watching because it was TCU and not aggie. That game never had rating issues when it was the traditional rivalry, even with an NFL game being on the NFL network.
If Texas wanted to secure the Thanksgiving game, they needed to play someone more high profile than TCU. Aggie brought on MANY more TV's and them being gone will end any kind of stupid pipedream DeLoss has for that being "our" night. If not aggie, then we need to play a big brand and not settle for TCU or Tech. That's a joke.
Rival games (same teams each years) are played thanksgiving week. Texas playing different teams thanksgiving week makes no sense and draws a small home crowd
While partially true, its not exactly true.
The trend has been negative for years. While the 2011 -> 2012 drop in ratings/viewers was higher than the 2010->2011 drop, it wasn't that significant, and would have dropped anyway assuming the same trend, just not as much.
The Texas-A&M finale game in 2011, which you think would have given a bump in the ratings decline trend, got a 2.4 rating with ~4 million viewers. 2010 game: ~4.9m. 2009 game: 6.7m.
Just a pretty drastic drop in ratings that is more than likely directly attributable to the nighttime NFL games stealing casual viewers.
The only team that would fit the bill is Notre Dame and they've already shown they aren't willing to give up either the USC or Stanford games on Thanksgiving weekend. And why would they? They get a nationally televised game in California each year.
We are fighting a losing battle if we go up against the NFL each year. Half the country didn't have the NFL Network back when Texas played aggy. Not to mention that NFL matchup on the NFL Network was a terrible one. NBC is going to pull a good name and we will continue to see people not wanting to watch our games. 80,000 people in a 100,000 seat stadium means 20,000 didn't want to bother making the drive to see us play TCU. We still had an outside shot of BCS bowl back before that game.
This post was edited by mdmost 12 months ago
I agree with this. The NFL Network game cut into the ratings, but now on NBC that game delivers a real blow.
More than likely it will be on Fox primetime.
Nope. It's going on the new Fox ESPN rival Fox Sports One. Hopefully all cable and satellite systems get this because if not we're yet again marginalizing our brand.
ChuckCarltonDMN: RT @ChrisLevel: #TexasTech's Thanksgiving matchup with Texas is expected to air on Fox Sports 1 -- game time has not been set.
Or on "ESPN The Ocho!"
So not only will the game compete against the NFL and an SEC game it will be on a station the average fan knows nothing about and is brand new.
Can't get more second rate than that.
Convinced someone's job in Bellmont is to attract a few tv viewers as possible. SMH
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Our program has gone from being "The" big ticket, to just another recognizable program. The irony is that the man who everyone credits for making us "The" brand is the reason we've fallen.
He got aggie to jet but couldn't replace them with a big enough draw to keep us primetime. He thought Texas brand cold carry the weight by itself and completely whiffed.
This is a sad state of affairs but maybe we needed to be humbled, not that DeLoss knows the meaning of the word.
Sucks, but as big a critic as I've been, I can't blame Belmont for this one, I'd imagine its out of their hands.
Its just a power move by Fox to use their rights in the joint contract with ESPN to bolster their new network and spur adoption as early as possible, particularly in Texas. Just got to cross my fingers that the game either moves to FOX Fox or whatever network I have picks up the channel in time.
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