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The Legend 10-10-2008 12:08 PM

No deal in place for Spike TV to televise UFC 93
 
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Originally Posted by 5oz.ofpain
Despite speculation to the contrary, a formal agreement between the UFC and Spike TV that would allow UFC 93 on Jan. 17 in Dublin, Ireland to be broadcast at no additional charge to fight fans in the United States has not been reached.
“We don’t have any scheduled fights (with the UFC) beyond the TUF 8 finale in December,” Spike TV Vice President of Communications David Schwarz informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com on Thursday when contacted for comment.
UFC 93 has already been officially announced by the UFC and will be headlined by a light heavyweight encounter between former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin taking on former PRIDE welterweight and middleweight champion Dan Henderson. Also announced his a rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former UFC heavyweight champion Mark Coleman that will be contested at 205 pounds.
While no deal to televise UFC 93 on Spike has been reached, that doesn’t mean that one won’t be worked out in the future. The UFC’s European events do not fall under the promotion’s four-year agreement with Spike so an outside accord must be reached to televise each event in the U.S.
If a mutually beneficial financial offer can be reached between the two parties, UFC 93 will be televised on Spike. However, negotiations are not expected to intensify until ratings for next Saturday’s tape-delay broadcast of UFC 89 become available as it could have a significant impact on negotiations.

Source:http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2008/10/...93-in-january/

Hopefully UFC 89 pulls in good ratings since that seems like the determining factor

ThaFranchise 10-10-2008 01:56 PM

Yea true that, everyone leave their tvs on spike if they're not gonna be home :P, we need shogun for frees.

JayDubs911 10-10-2008 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ThaFranchise (Post 680712)
Yea true that, everyone leave their tvs on spike if they're not gonna be home :P, we need shogun for frees.

Hmm I'm not sure this would do anything. Maybe someone can clarify this if they know more but I thought i heard that the people who collect the ratings but receivers in peoples houses (just a small sample) to see what they watch.

dontazo 10-10-2008 02:26 PM

i dont care im still gonna download it

SideWays222 10-10-2008 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by JayDubs911 (Post 680723)
Hmm I'm not sure this would do anything. Maybe someone can clarify this if they know more but I thought i heard that the people who collect the ratings but receivers in peoples houses (just a small sample) to see what they watch.

I dont get what ur trying to say?

I always thought raitings just worked by how long your tv stays on that certain channel on that certain time.

dontazo 10-10-2008 03:08 PM

can someone explain how they measure rating?

The Legend 10-10-2008 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by dontazo (Post 680782)
can someone explain how they measure rating?

Why does it matter since you are downloading it? As for your question no I do not know.

dario03 10-10-2008 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by dontazo (Post 680782)
can someone explain how they measure rating?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nielsen_Ratings

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Nielsen Television Ratings are gathered by one of two ways; by extensive use of surveys, where viewers of various demographics are asked to keep a written record (called a diary) of the television programming they watch throughout the day and evening, or by the use of Set Meters, which are small devices connected to every television in selected homes. These devices gather the viewing habits of the home and transmit the information nightly to Nielsen through a "Home Unit" connected to a phone line. Set Meter information allows market researchers to study television viewing habits on a minute to minute basis, seeing the exact moment viewers change channels or turn off their TV. In addition to this technology, the implementation of individual viewer reporting devices (called people meters) allow the company to separate household viewing information into various demographic groups. In 2005, Nielsen began measuring the usage of digital video recordings (TiVo, for example) and initial results indicate that time-shifted viewing will have a significant impact on television ratings. The networks are not yet figuring these new results into their ad rates at the resistance of advertisers.[1]

mrmyz 10-10-2008 03:32 PM

it will happen theres still plenty of time

TERMINATOR 10-10-2008 07:09 PM

Damn thing better be free these ppv are burning a damn hole in my pocket. Its either ufc or god damn gas. So damn it I have to walk places now. Just a little humer


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