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03-10-2013, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by patnyrnyg View Post
How many people on this site do you think know that? How many people in the US do you think would even know when/if they are shown on tv? Point is, those sports are the focus for 2 weeks every four years and forgotten/ignored the rest of the time.
Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
IAAF World Championship are actually big events globally, and get much bigger ratings than any hockey event outside of the Olympics. This year's Worlds are held in Moscow, it was hard not to forget because the commentators on the Finnish national broadcasting corporation's Olympic broadcast mentioned it so many times (they have the rights to both events).
Track and Field hasn't gotten big ratings in the US since he era of Wide World of Sports - and only gets ratings now with an Olympic connection.

The 2011 Worlds got a 0.8 & 1.2 on NBC.

The 2012 US Olympic Trials pulled in a 2.5 - but only a 1.4 in 18-49 and 0.7 in 18-34.

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