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Big Ten and SEC on TV in 2009

by LaFortune Teller ? @, South Bend, Friday, May 14, 2010, 10:15

By request, I'm posting a new thread for this data.

Big Ten teams played 44 conference games last season:
27 were on the ABC/ESPN family of networks:
3 - ABC
7 - ABC/ESPN (split depending on region)
2 - ABC/ESPN2 (split depending on region)
9 - ESPN
5 - ESPN2
1 - ESPN Classic
17 were on the Big Ten Network

Big Ten teams were the hosts of 34 non-conference games last season:
12 were on the ABC/ESPN family of networks:
1 - ABC
2 - ABC/ESPN2 (split depending on region)
6 - ESPN
2 - ESPN2
1 - ESPN Classic
22 were on the Big Ten Network

If we divide the Big Ten's TV deals by years and then by games ...

ABC/ESPN paid $2.56 million each for 39 games in 2009
Big Ten Network paid $2.87 million each for 39 games in 2009*
(This isn't fair to calculate the BTN deal since the BTN shows much much more programming than just 39 football games. On the other hand, those other sports called non-revenue for a reason).

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SEC teams played 48 conference games and one conference championship in 2009:
14 - CBS (including SEC championship)
9 - ESPN
6 - ESPN2
6 - ESPNU
14 were on regionally (possibly carried/supported by ESPN)

SEC teams hosted 39 non-conference games last season:
1 - CBS
2 - ESPN
2 - ESPN2
1 - ESPN Classic
9 - ESPNU
14 were on regionally (possibly carried/supported by ESPN)
9 were on Pay-Per-View
1 was untelevised

If we divide the SEC's TV deals by years and then by games ...

CBS paid $3.66 million each for 15 games in 2009
ESPN paid either...
$4.29 million each for 35 games
or (more likely)...
$2.38 million each for 63 games (if we count the regional stuff as theirs)
or somewhere in between

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