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Who decides which games are broadcast on ABC?


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Does the local affiliate decide which game they are going to broadcast or does someone else tell them which game they are broadcasting?  Just flipped through the tv guide here and they have UCLA v. Arizona scheduled.  I could understand the Michigan v. Michigan St. or even the Texas v. Ok St game, but a Pac 10 matchup of two unranked teams is a little ridiculous. 

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Where do you live?

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ESPN/ABC decides which games are on ABC.

yes, i meant who decides which game is shown in which market.  for instance, who decides to show the UCLA v. Arizona game in Knoxville instead of the USF, Michigan, or TExas game?

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Theres a regional map, I guess Tennessee is within the boundary for the Arizona-UCLA game. Don't know how.

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ESPN/ABC decides which games are on ABC.

yes, i meant who decides which game is shown in which market.  for instance, who decides to show the UCLA v. Arizona game in Knoxville instead of the USF, Michigan, or TExas game?

:ROFLMAO...I was bustin' your chops...I have no clue as to how they determine the sat. coverage for the games. Any of our BullsPen media members know the answer to this question?

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The network makes a command decision as to what lineup they feel will

generate the most revenue (e.g. higher ratings, cost per advertiser).

As an example, you could almost guarantee that only one game would

be the national broadcast - given national appeal - as opposed to the

second tier games that would be regional in nature. As an example, there

would be little interest in USF x Cincinnatti outside the regional markets

for each one. No reason to occupy time with this game if you're targeting

western viewers, and the numbers may be that interest in whatever

teams are the 'national' game (Minnesota / Michigan) could draw worse

in x-number of regions. 

You could also run into conflicts based on carrier, for instance the Big Ten

Network could be over-ruled by ABC/ESPN to carry a Michigan game.

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