Why do we Watch?

PLIt doesn’t make sense. I am of course talking about Liverpool’s 3-3 draw to Crystal Palace. But then, no I’m not.

On a whim, I decided to take the bus into Cambridge to take in the match at The Phoenix Landing. LFC Boston meets there, and even for a Monday afternoon kickoff, the bar was standing-room only. A few dozen red-clad Liverpool supporters had skipped work or had the luck to be unemployed so that they could watch the game with a crowd.

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2013-14 UEFA Champions League TV Ratings on FS1

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League finalphoto credit: Jan S0L0 via photopin cc

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final | photo credit: Jan S0L0 via photopin cc

Fox Sports 1 showed 28 UEFA Champions League matches this past season, with an average viewership of 282,000. This is almost certainly a significant increase compared to 2012-13, when Champions League matches were shown mostly on Fox Soccer. Alas, numbers for Fox Soccer are difficult to find. For comparison, NBCSN’s coverage of the English Premier League has averaged 397,000 viewers through its first 152 matches. 23 Champions League matches on Fox Sports 2 drew an average audience of 56,000 viewers.

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