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11-09-2012, 02:52 PM
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Of course you're not going to get anything on ESPN about the lockout. Comparing it to the NFL coverage is ridiculous; ESPN just doesn't cover the NHL, period. As for the NHL Network, it's owned by the league. What do you expect?
ESPN only covers the sports they own the rights to. They've been that way for years. The first listing here is from Oct 9 right before the lockout:
Bristolmetrics: The WNBA Gets More Air Time Than The NHL
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This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week.

Total time: 399.25 minutes
Time (minus commercials): 303.25

TIME DEVOTED TO INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
NFL: 104.75 minutes (34.5%) (last week: 55%)
MLB: 97 (32%) (last week: 15.9%)
SportsCenter staples*: 38.25 (12.6%) (last week: 11.9%)
Golf: 23.25 (7.7%) (last week: 2.8%)
College football: 14.75 (4.8%) (last week: 12.6%)
NBA: 12.25 (4%) (last week: 0%)
Other sports: 5.75 (1.9%) (last week: 0.3%)
NASCAR: 4.25 (1.4%) (last week: 1.5%)
NHL: 3 (1%) (last week: 0%)
College basketball: 0 (0%) (last week: 0.4%)

*-Includes things like the "Top 10," "Encore," "What 2 Watch 4," etc.
That's right 3 mins in week.

From Nov 8

Bristolmetrics: Marcus Lattimore’s Injury Tests SportsCenter’s Policy On Showing Really Gross Things

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This a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week.

Note: Hurricane Sandy knocked out our television capturing software for Monday-Wednesday of last week, so totals are for four days. Apologies.

Total time: 206.5 minutes
Time (minus commercials):158

TIME DEVOTED TO INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
NFL: 49.5 minutes (31.3%) (last week: 30.6%)
College football: 45.25 (28.6%) (last week: 14.2%)
SportsCenter staples*: 18.25 (11.6%) (last week: 10.8%)
NBA: 18 (11.4%) (last week: 6%)
MLB: 17 (10.8%) (last week: 34.5%)
NASCAR: 4 (2.5%) (last week: 0.5%)
College basketball: 3.25 (2.1%) (last week: 0%)
Other sports: 2.75 (1.7%) (last week: 2.8%)
NHL: 0 (0%) (last week: 0.4%)
Golf: 0 (0%) (last week: 0.4%)

*-Includes things like the "Top 10," "Encore," "What 2 Watch 4," etc.

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