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02-22-2013, 01:00 AM
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danishh
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they havnt done it in a while, but i find deadspin's "bristolmetrics" articles are a pretty good indication of how much attention ESPN gives to each sport (and team).

http://deadspin.com/bristolmetrics/

here's the last relevant one for hockey:
The LA kings won the stanley cup on june 11th. Bristolmetrics from june 8th-14th shows:

Quote:
TIME DEVOTED TO INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
NBA: 190.5 minutes (48.1%) (last week: 57.1%)
MLB: 61 (15.4%) (last week: 16.7%)
SportsCenter staples (things like the "Top 10," "Encore," "What 2 Watch 4," etc.): 42 (10.6%) (last week: 9.1%)
NHL: 31 (7.8%) (last week: 6.1%)
Golf: 28.5 (7.1%) (last week: 2.7%)
Other sports: 12.25 (3.1%) (last week: 3%)
Soccer: 10.75 (2.7%)
NFL: 7.25 (1.8%) (last week: 2.3%)
College Baseball: 5.5 (1.4%)
NASCAR: 3.75 (1%) (last week: 1.7%)
College football: 3 (0.8%) (last week: 0%)
College basketball: 0 (0%) (last week: 0%)

MOST-COVERED TEAMS BY SPORT
Miami Heat (NBA): 144 minutes (36.4%)
Los Angeles Kings (NHL): 29 (7.3%)
San Francisco Giants (MLB): 11.75 (3%)
Auburn Tigers (college football): 2.25 (0.6%)
New England Patriots (NFL): 2 (0.5%)

MOST-MENTIONED SPORTS FIGURES
Rather than break down the amount of time a specific athlete or figure was covered, we counted how frequently names were mentioned in the transcripts from the week. The 15 most-mentioned sports people for June 8-14:

LeBron James: 266
Kevin Durant: 152
Dwyane Wade: 117
Chris Bosh: 95
Russell Westbrook: 54
Shane Battier: 51
Tiger Woods: 44
Martin Brodeur: 33
Matt Cain: 30
Rajon Rondo: 25
Phil Mickelson: 21
Mario Chalmers: 21
Bubba Watson: 20
Paul Pierce: 18
Erik Spoelstra: 17

CUMULATIVE STATISTICS: JAN. 7-JUNE 14
Total time: 10384.25 minutes
Time (minus commercials): 7833.75

NBA: 2,293 minutes (29.3%)
NFL: 1,122.25 (14.3%)
SportsCenter staples: 1,112.5 (14.2%)
MLB: 1035.75. (13.2%)
College basketball: 1035 (13.2%)
Other: 589.5 (8.3%)
NHL: 441 (5.6%)
College football: 144 (1.8%)
so dont try to tell me that ESPN isnt biased against the NHL and towards the NBA. The NBA's ratings in the USA are not 6x the NHL's.


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