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Old 12-07-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Also why did Monday Night Football went from ABC to ESPN?
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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Answer to first question: Ratings and advertising fees.

Answer to second question: One network outbid the other. The reason why = ratings and advertising fees.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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$$$$$$$$
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: The City
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Yep and college football TV contracts - it is really a pretty simple answer
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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just follow the money....
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Answer to second question: One network outbid the other. The reason why = ratings and advertising fees.
Disney owns both ESPN and ABC; ABC had been losing money on Monday Night Football for quite some time. Disney figured it could make more money (or lose less money) for ABC by dumping Monday Night Football, and increase the audience (by raising demand for cable, no doubt) for ESPN at the same time.

ABC always had difficulty juggling its prime-time schedule to accommodate Monday Night Football, and difficulty dealing with affiliates who didn't want to show the games at the network's given time slot, even during the heyday of the show's highest ratings.
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