The holiday season is over, and while Santa may be taking some well-deserved time off, a few networks still have a big present to unwrap in the form of playoff football. In our time-shifted world, sports remains the belle of the ball, with the NFL still comfortably wearing the glass slipper.
As TBS gears up to host its first-ever Final Four, the Turner network is pulling out all the stops on the promotional front.
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em—and according to a recent poll, most of us fall into the latter camp—the Dallas Cowboys always draw a crowd. So much so that five of the top 10 most-watched regular season NFL games featured Jerry Jones’ minions.
In a season of white-knuckle finishes, the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend did not disappoint, as three of the four playoff games came down to the wire. And as the nail-biting moments piled up, the ratings soared.
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell this week acknowledged that the NFL would not implement an expanded playoff scheme in time for the 2013-14 campaign. Speaking at the annual NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, Goodell said that a proposition to add either two or four teams to the current 12-franchise playoff system would be tabled for the time being.