League mum for now on performance of Ravens-Jaguars broadcast on Yahoo

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The Week Three game between the Ravens and Jaguars, which began at 9:30 a.m. ET from London, didn’t appear on national TV. It was, however, streamed globally on Yahoo.

So how did it do? No one knows.

A league spokesman told PFT on Tuesday that the global data is still being gathered, and that there’s no estimate as to when the information will be available.

Two years ago, after the NFL streamed a Bills-Jaguars game exclusively on Yahoo, the league trumpeted the numbers the very next day. Specifically, on the morning of October 26, the NFL proclaimed that the game played on the morning of October 25 had 15.2 million unique viewers, with 33.6 million streams across all devices, and a total of 460 million minutes of game action being streamed.

So is the difference this time the global data? Apparently not; in 2015, the league also pointed out on the morning after the game that 11.2 million streams came from outside the United States.

As noted two years ago, the league took some liberties with the characterization of the numbers, selling apples-to-oranges data in a way that subtly compared apples to apples. The number most comparable to TV ratings — average viewers per minute — was a how-do-you-like-them-apples? number of merely 1.64 million. A Jets-Dolphins 9:30 a.m. ET London game from earlier in 2015 that was televised on CBS had 9.86 million average viewers per minute.

33 responses to “League mum for now on performance of Ravens-Jaguars broadcast on Yahoo

  1. I know money talks and whatever company is streaming the game is paying a lot to do so, but it sucks that these games aren’t included on the Sunday ticket…I’m too lazy to go hunt for the game at 6:30 AM on the West Coast and I don’t know what I need to & don’t want to purchase to get the stream from my computer to my TV.

  2. I was not happy with the Yahoo broadcast.
    Not everyone has access to decent Internet.

    I AM not happy with MNF only being played on a pay/cable network.
    NFL games need to be broadcast over “Free” regular TV.
    Sponsors and customers via purchasing sponsor products and services already pay enough.

  3. League has been pretty mum on streaming Sunday Ticket and Red Zone exclusively on DAZN in Canada, too. And it sucks!

  4. I hope they give the number of viewers when the game started, and then the number of viewers that tuned out, by quarter, of that snoozefest. Verizon most likely lost their a$$ on that deal, so I’m sure we will see the cost reflected in our bills. LOL

  5. I logged in for less than a minute just to see if the tech worked – it did, but very poorly. I wouldn’t pay for such poor quality (the picture, not the game itself).

  6. I think much more reliable data would be shown, at the very first moments of the game, versus after the players kneeled for our National Anthem, but stood for “God Save the Queen”…..disgusting!!

  7. Who in the world still uses Yahoo? I had AT&T broadband and phone (for an alarm system)at my home….then I got the email that Yahoo was going to start managing the AT&T email and I was gone the next day!!!!!!!

  8. I had some free time Sunday morning, and I was going to watch this game, but I couldn’t find it on TV. I gave up after that. I assumed it was being streamed somewhere online, but I didn’t feel like going to find it. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I still prefer to watch stuff on my nice TV instead of finding a stream that’s going to buffer and glitch out.

  9. As a ravens fan, i turned the game off about 10 mins into the first quarter, you could tell when they were walking out for kickoff that they weren’t there and looked like they were still sleeping. I told my wife we were gonna get blown out. Its stupid of the NFL to make the London games at 9:30am

  10. I downloaded the yahoo app for my Apple TV, and it only streamed the entire screen when the video selection icon was showing. As soon as it went away, I want to say maybe 40% of my screen showed the game. The rest was a light gray background. I said screw that and turned it off.

  11. “Global data is still being gathered”….huh?

    That is not info that takes time to gather. With streaming its not just instantly available they were even able to watch it ebb and flow on dashboards during the broadcast. They have the data, they just dont want to admit they do. And if they are taking that approach to avoid releasing it that tells us what the result was. No need to see any actual numbers to get the general picture here.

  12. Worked pretty well on my Roku. It did buffer and skip some, but I use an OTA antenna for regular games so it’s not much different for me. I curious to see how thursday night on Amazon will compare.

  13. mmack66 says:
    September 27, 2017 at 11:00 am

    People still use Yahoo?

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    Yeah I read in some history book that it was something like ESPN before both went extinct.

  14. I imagine they will also be mum on Nielsen ratings being down 11% through Sunday’s nationally broadcast games.

  15. I think the game not being on TV on a Sunday morning is ridiculous. If have to gouge every dollar you can from everyone at least put the game on TV also. Based on the score I guess no one watched anywhere. You the hell want to watch a football game on a computer…

  16. I tried to stream it but the stream was horrible. It kept freezing up and then skipping ahead. My internet streams other broadcasts much better. I’m not going to bother streaming any future games.

    I am also angry that my NFL Sunday Ticket did not show this game! The whole idea of that product is to provide access to all Sunday games – Big Fail #NFL, #Directv.

  17. I actually watched some of that game on my desktop and had no problems and got a very good quality HD picture.
    Didn’t have to do anything special or buy anything extra.

  18. Big_Mike392 says:
    September 27, 2017 at 11:25 am
    I had some free time Sunday morning, and I was going to watch this game, but I couldn’t find it on TV. I gave up after that. I assumed it was being streamed somewhere online, but I didn’t feel like going to find it. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I still prefer to watch stuff on my nice TV instead of finding a stream that’s going to buffer and glitch out.

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    That was my experience too. I am never going to actually boycott the NFL. But they are no longer something I am going to kill myself trying to find either. Im sure there are a lot of guys in this middle ground and something they need to consider if they are going to have all the various types game undermining shenanigans going on at the same time as they try to sell it out on other pkatforms. For them to close those deals they need the viewers to follow. (Example, I am not going to run out and buy prime to see Thursdays game, not even after last Thursdays game was so awesome.)

  19. I viewed the game thru my XBox it was terrible. It skipped was grainy (except the commercials) and the announcers dialogue didn’t match the game footage. I had to watch the highlights to see the great plays by the Jaguars

  20. I’m not going to hold my breath waiting, after all, we are still waiting on the league to report their findings on the effect of cold weather on the pressure in footballs.

  21. I don’t know what was a bigger dumpster fire: the streaming of the game or the steaming piles that the Ravens and their “special D” left all over the field.

  22. I have a 4k TV and streamed via the NFL app on my Xbox One S. I have everything hardwired and my internet speed is around 100kbps.

    The stream quality was terrible. The game was also terrible, but that’s besides the point. I hope they improve the quality for this week’s game.

  23. They sure didn’t publicize it very well since this is the first I am hearing about it.

    (of course, it was likely promoted more heavily in MD & FL – far from me)

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