Friday, December 4, 2015

2015 CFB TV Facts & Figures - ACC

The ACC is locked in with ESPN for the next decade and its contract has a fair amount of flexibility for the networks with respect to choice of games.  I can't really give you anything else about them to set up the notes.

Here's the ACC.

* The conference had twelve games on ABC, eight of which were full national games and four reverse mirror games. Seven of the twelve were at 3:30pm ET with another three at 12pm ET and two at 8pm. The twelve games on ABC is nearly double the number of games on ABC when compared to 2014 (seven).

* Clemson appeared in six of the twelve ABC games.  After that, Miami (FL) and Florida St. each appeared three times.  Overall, at least one of those three schools appeared in ten of the twelve games on ABC.  The exceptions were Notre Dame at Virginia game on 9/12 and North Carolina at NC State on 11/28.

* All three ACC home games vs. Notre Dame were shown full national on ABC.

* The conference championship game will air on ABC for the fourth straight year in primetime.

* Twelve ACC games were aired on ESPN, which is down by six from 2014 (Eighteen games).  Of those twelve, four were on Saturdays.  The remaining games aired on Thursdays, Fridays or Labor Day.

* Eight games aired on ESPN2, up from six in 2014.  Six of the eight were Saturday telecasts.

* ESPNU aired eight ACC controlled games, which was down from fifteen in 2014.  Also, ESPNEWS aired three games, up one from 2014.

* When grouping together the games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS (), eleven started around 12pm ET, seven in mid-afternoon (approximately 3:30pm) and four were evening games.

* The number of games provided to Raycom for sublicensing remained constant at 32.  They were distributed at the same rate as 2014 with 15 airing via the ACC Network syndication package and 17 being provided to regional sports networks.

* Five schools played half of their schedule on Raycom-controlled packages: Syracuse, NC State, Wake Forest, Virginia and Boston College.  Of those five, only NC State is bowl eligible.

* Virginia actually played their six ACC Network/RSN games over six straight weeks.  They played Pitt on 10/10 on the ACC Network, then played their next five on the RSN package.

* Florida St. made its first appearance on the ACC Network since 2011 with their game vs. NC State on 11/14/15.  The previous apperaance in the syndication package was 10/8/11 vs. Wake Forest.

1 comment:

Hokie Mark said...

Great job as always, Matt!