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The Country's Largest Television Markets
« on: August 04, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
The Country's Largest Television Markets



 How does Jacksonville rank amongst America's top designated TV and Radio Markets?

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Re: The Country's Largest Television Markets
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 10:37:58 AM »
The top 18 are all football cities.

New Orleans and Green Bay are the only markets smaller.  The good news is that the Jax market did jump up one position in the rankings to 49th



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2007 / 2008 / CHANGE + or -
1 1 New York, NY
2 2 Los Angeles, CA
3 3 Chicago, IL
4 4 Philadelphia, PA
6 5 +1 Dallas - Ft. Worth, TX
5 6 -1 San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose, CA
7 7 Boston, MA
9 8 +1 Atlanta, GA
8 9 -1 Washington, DC
10 10 Houston, TX
11 11 Detroit, MI
13 12 +1 Phoenix, AZ
12 13 -1 Tampa - St. Petersburg - Sarasota, FL
14 14 Seattle - Tacoma, WA
15 15 Minneapolis, MN
16 16 Miami - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
17 17 Cleveland - Akron, OH
18 18 Denver, CO

19 19 Orlando - Daytona Beach - Melbourne, FL
20 20 Sacramento - Stockton - Modesto, CA
21 21 St. Louis, MO
22 22 Pittsburgh, PA

23 23 Portland, OR
24 24 Baltimore, MD
26 25 +1 Charlotte, NC
25 26 -1 Indianapolis, IN
27 27 San Diego, CA

29 28 +1 Raleigh - Durham, NC
28 29 -1 Hartford - New Haven, CT
30 30 Nashville, TN
31 31 Kansas City, MO
32 32 Columbus, OH
33 33 Cincinnati, OH

34 34 Milwaukee, WI
35 35 Salt Lake City, UT
36 36 Greenville - Spartanburg, SC / Asheville, NC / Anderson, SC
37 37 San Antonio, TX
38 38 West Palm Beach - Fort Pierce, FL
39 39 Grand Rapids - Kalamazoo - Battle Creek, MI
40 40 Birmingham, AL
41 41 Harrisburg - Lancaster - Lebanon - York, PA
42 42 Norfolk - Portsmouth - Newport News, VA
43 43 Las Vegas, NV
46 44 +2 Albuquerque - Santa Fe, NM
45 45 Oklahoma City, OK
47 46 +1 Greensboro - High Point - Winston Salem, NC
44 47 -3 Memphis, TN
48 48 Louisville, KY
50 49 +1 Jacksonville, FL / Brunswick, GA
49 50 -1 Buffalo, NY

52 51 +1 Austin, TX
51 52 -1 Providence, RI / New Bedford, MA
54 53 +1 New Orleans, LA
53 54 -1 Wilkes Barre - Scranton, PA
55 55 Fresno - Visalia, CA
56 56 Albany - Schnectady - Troy, NY
57 57 Little Rock - Pine Bluff, AR
60 58 +2 Knoxville, TN
61 59 +2 Richmond - Petersburg, VA
62 60 +2 Tulsa, OK
59 61 -2 Mobile, AL / Pensacola, FL
58 62 -4 Dayton, OH
64 63 +1 Ft. Myers - Naples, FL
63 64 -1 Lexington, KY
65 65 Charleston - Huntington, WV
66 66 Flint - Saginaw - Bay City, MI
68 67 +1 Roanoke - Lynchburg, VA
70 68 +2 Tucson, AZ
67 69 -2 Wichita - Hutchinson, KS
69 70 -1 Green Bay - Appleton, WI
73 71 +2 Des Moines - Ames, IA
71 72 -1 Toledo, OH
72 73 -1 Honolulu, HI

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Re: The Country's Largest Television Markets
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 10:54:43 AM »
Looks like you are refering to Football viewers...  Be sure to add Milwaukee to the Green bay numbers.
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Re: The Country's Largest Television Markets
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 11:00:05 AM »
And #2 is NOT a football city.  At least not American football.

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 12:52:14 PM »
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And #2 is NOT a football city.  At least not American football.


Yeah!! <angrily shakes fist>

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1 Los Angeles
Metro population (2006): 16,976,264
TV market rank: 2nd
Existing big-league teams: MLB Angels and Dodgers, NBA Clippers and Lakers, NHL Ducks and Kings

Bottom line: The Los Angeles market has two teams in every other sport, but lost its NFL teams when the Rams and Raiders skulked away in 1995. L.A. has enough surplus income to support seven NFL teams, according to a 2006 Bizjournals.com study, so one team should have no trouble. The biggest barrier is finding a site for a new stadium -- and someone to foot the bill.

http://buffalo.bizjournals.com/buffalo/stories/2008/02/18/story9.html

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Re: The Country's Largest Television Markets
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 03:00:24 PM »
We also just passed Buffalo as an NFL TV market. I think we will continue a slow move up this list for a while.
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Re: The Country's Largest Television Markets
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 03:41:57 PM »
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And #2 is NOT a football city.  At least not American football.


Yeah!! <angrily shakes fist>

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1 Los Angeles
Metro population (2006): 16,976,264
TV market rank: 2nd
Existing big-league teams: MLB Angels and Dodgers, NBA Clippers and Lakers, NHL Ducks and Kings

Bottom line: The Los Angeles market has two teams in every other sport, but lost its NFL teams when the Rams and Raiders skulked away in 1995. L.A. has enough surplus income to support seven NFL teams, according to a 2006 Bizjournals.com study, so one team should have no trouble. The biggest barrier is finding a site for a new stadium -- and someone to foot the bill.

http://buffalo.bizjournals.com/buffalo/stories/2008/02/18/story9.html



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Are there different criteria for the NFL television markets?

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Re: The Country's Largest Television Markets
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 03:50:29 PM »
Jason:

I was being sarcastic by agreeing with "heekgator". I guess that didn't come through. (Hence the shaking of the fit in an angry manner

While they currently don't have a team there, LA is a huge football city and pro sports city in general) - if they weren't you wouldn't have a bazillion stories talking about getting an NFL team back into the nations number 2 market. I have no idea why people think soccer is so popular in LA and football isn't. It's a ridiculous assumption which has popped up on this board before. Even without the NFL they still have USC an UCLA.

You have nothing to apologize for. The numbers speak for themselves.

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 04:02:04 PM »
Yeah, LA is a good Pro football market

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Re: The Country's Largest Television Markets
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2008, 04:08:44 PM »
Jason:

I was being sarcastic by agreeing with "heekgator". I guess that didn't come through. (Hence the shaking of the fit in an angry manner

While they currently don't have a team there, LA is a huge football city and pro sports city in general) - if they weren't you wouldn't have a bazillion stories talking about getting an NFL team back into the nations number 2 market. I have no idea why people think soccer is so popular in LA and football isn't. It's a ridiculous assumption which has popped up on this board before. Even without the NFL they still have USC an UCLA.

You have nothing to apologize for. The numbers speak for themselves.


I was responding sarcasticly too...  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2008, 04:10:24 PM »
Lol

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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008, 04:19:07 PM »
Are you from LA, broken?  You always seem to be defending their football bona fides on here.  I guess maybe the main reason why people think they are not a good NFL market is the fact that they have lost TWO NFL franchises basically for a lack of support.  They clearly have the money and the population to support a team but the question is do they care.  The answer with the Rams and the Raiders was no.

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2008, 04:27:16 PM »
River, that's incorrect. They lost the Raiders because Al Davis is a kooky guy and simply moved the team to Oakland. The Rams moved because the stadium sucked. The stadium still sucks. Worst in the league. To answer your question I am not from LA but have spent a great deal of time there. I also have friends and family there and I can tell you that the "raider nation" is alive and well there. I've seen it. LA is a huge city. Do they care? I dunno. But I can tell you that there are a ton of rabid nfl fans and ncaa fans there. 

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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2008, 05:18:53 PM »
I knew there was a California connection here.  That explains a lot.  In any event, yes Al Davis is a kook and the stadium is the pits but if the NFL were really a priority for the jaded Southern Californians perhaps they would put together a new stadium deal and get it done.  They have had since 1995 (when the Raiders and the Rams left) to do something.  Looks like this is not exactly a burning issue for the "leadership" out there.

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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2008, 06:01:47 PM »
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I knew there was a California connection here.  That explains a lot.

Ha! Ok...

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perhaps they would put together a new stadium deal and get it done.

That's the plan.

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Looks like this is not exactly a burning issue for the "leadership" out there.

Well, considering that they have over seven professional caliber teams I don't think the "leadership" is losing much sleep over it. A new stadium would be privately funded.