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I love the lyrics and would prefer that they play the first part with the vocals to open the telecast.
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UConn is not to be forgotten in this discussion. They will soon be AAU, have huge New England/New York City fan base and ratings on SNY are better than any other vehicle (NY Mets, etc). If you want to see a stark difference look at the fan interest in Connecticut for UConn vs interest in Boston for BC. Not even close. Plus, BC is not AAU. I foresee UConn getting picked by The B1G as Delaney seeks to consolidate the BTN in the Northeast. Football program and the stadium have lots of growth and expansion potential (note the 4 UConn invitees to The Senior Bowl this year). Poor recent coaching and lack of a Bowl presence the past two years has kept them off the national radar, but that's about to change. Add in their proven TV draws in both Men's and Women's BBall, an upgrade in Hockey, national prominence in Soccer and recently in Baseball, and you have the ultimate sleeping giant. With the need by B1G to justify and sustain cable rates, UConn provides all the necessary fodder for content on the BTN, especially after the goal posts come down. Despite the recent snub by the ACC in favor of Louisville (in all respects a rational move by The ACC), watch out for The Huskies to The B1G in all this realignment talk.
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The article below about SNY ratings was posted to demonstrate that there is legitimate fan viewer interest for UConn ( all sports) at a level far exceeding BC or Rutgers. UConn fans not only would provide the opportunity for higher cable rates for the B1G network--- they would pull higher ad rates for non-football watching hours. UConn is a cable TV beast.
UConn Huskies Women's Basketball Continues to Soar on SNY - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies
Jan. 11, 2013
NEW YORK – On the heels of UConn’s victory over Georgetown, SNY, the official television home of the UConn Huskies Women’s basketball program, today announced that the game averaged an 8.52 household rating – the network’s highest rating of the season. This ratings benchmark also signifies the highest household rating in nearly two years for the program in the Hartford-New Haven DMA (UConn-Syracuse, 9.1 household rating on 2-28-11). In addition, the game ranked as the #1 program in its time period – beating all competitive sports programming airing in the market – including ESPN’s NBA Double Header. UConn-Georgetown on SNY also topped all network prime time series last night in the Hartford-New Haven DMA – except ABC’s Modern Family (9.05 household rating).
SNY’s pre-game and post- game coverage – featuring Kara Wolters and host Gary Apple – also posted strong household ratings in the Hartford-New Haven DMA for last night’s contest. The network’s pre-game show delivered a 3.61 HH Rating (+56% over the 2.32 STD average household rating). The Post-Game show presented by People’s United Bank delivered a 2.90 HH Rating (+5% over the 2.76 STD average household rating).
If the B1G wants a presence in New England with a rabid fan base that would bring real eyeballs to the B1G Network, they need to look hard at UConn. With the Huskies moving rapidly toward AAU ( they will be there before BC) they are the most viable candidate to solidify both the New England and New York markets that UConn dominates.
In its inaugural season carrying the UConn Huskies Women’s basketball program, SNY has unveiled an unprecedented 340+ hours of exclusive programming – including comprehensive pre-game, half-time and post-game shows as well as its critically acclaimed Huskies All- Access Show. As a result, SNY has helped the UConn Huskies Women’s basketball program grow significantly in popularity as the team’s television household ratings have increased +18% thru SNY’s first nine games in the Hartford-New Haven market.
Not a bad analysis but you missed UConn. They are very much in the conversation and were present in the recent B1G discussion along with UNC, UVA and GA Tech. Word is they are the most compatable candidate (large land grant flagship University with very good and climbing higher academics) to bring New England eyeballs to the B1G network. Bigger, more rabid fanbase than BC and importantly they will be bring the greatest number of viewers of other sports on the Network, especially Men's and Women's Bball. For example, Delaney knows that every game against UConn in WBBall will be prime viewing and advertisers will love it. Neither BC nor UConn is currently AAU but UConn is moving rapidly toward the designation. Look for UConn to be a stealth addition to the B1G.