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Reminder: Our Sponsor, Guinness, Wants Your Help in Setting a World Record

Kyle Scott - March 9, 2012

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As I told you a few weeks ago, Guinness is one of our new sponsors (yeah, the big beer company) and they want our help – your help - in setting a World Record for largest St. Patrick’s Day Guinness drinking party, like, ever. 

I like parties and beer. Also, money. So we’re going to help.

We're asking you to take the Guinness pledge to drink one pint (or more, but drink responsibly) of Guinness on St. Patrick's Day. 

Here’s what’s in it for you:

The more people that sign up, the more we get paid. And, on St. Patty's Day, we’re going to pass back half of whatever that payment in the form of tickets to one reader who takes the pledge– the higher the payout, the better the event and seating location (we’re shooting for rinkside seats (2) at a Flyers playoff game). Think of this as a FREE raffle ticket. Oh yeah, and by pledging to drink a Guinness on St. Patty’s Day, you can enter for a chance to win a free trip to Dublin courtesy of Guinness. Not bad.

Here’s all you need to do:

1) Click this link to go to

2) Hit the big “Join the Party” button

3) Enter your first name, zip code and – very important – CROS as the “optional code.”

That’s it. Takes two seconds to be part of a world record and to up the 50-50 ante. You can also add a few more details to enter to win a trip to Dublin.

As always, thank you for your support and good luck

UPDATE: Evan Turner Just Set a World Record for the Most Useless Thing Ever (Never Mind)

Kyle Scott - February 24, 2012


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Well… this is exciting. We think…?

According to Sixers PR man Mike Preston, Evan Turner just set a Guinness World Record for most shots made in a minute from behind the backboard, 14, at NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in Orlando.

Congrats, ET.

Thus fulfills your daily quotiant for random things. Video of Turner setting the record, via the NBA, is after the jump.

UPDATE: What a waste of energy this post was. Not an hour later, Ricky Rubio broke the record, with 18 shots in less than a minute. You'd think that they'd hold off on awarding winners until all contestants are done shooting, no? This whole thing is dumb.

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The Flyers Broke Their Regular Season Ratings Record on CSN Last Night

Kyle Scott - October 13, 2011


The Phillies flushed their season down the drain. The Eagles are the football equivalent of a Jennifer Aniston flick (lots of pity laughs, but mostly just sad). So what do we do? Watch the Flyers… in large numbers.

CSN said in a press release that the Flyers delivered a 5.1 local rating (155,000 households) last night, making it the most watched Flyers regular season game in Comcast SportsNet’s history.


Last night’s Flyers 5-4 victory was #1 in male demos with M18-49 posting a 4.93 HH rating and M25-54 a 5.04 rating. 

“Flyers Postgame Live” also posted strong numbers with a 2.5 HH rating (76,000 HHs). The program was also #1 in M18-49 & M25-54 demos delivering 2.73 and 2.55 ratings respectively. “Flyers Pregame Live” delivered a 1.6 HH rating (49,000 HHs) for the first home game of the season.


It’s obvious that between the acquisitions of Bryzgalov and Jagr, and all the offseason news (good or bad), the Flyers’ popularity is continuing to grow.

Now, to put that in some perspective, the Phillies averaged a 9.1 local rating (276,000 households) on CSN this season, according to the Sports Business Journal. And their peak audience on CSN hovers around 500,000 households.

The Eagles… well, just because they stink doesn’t mean we’re not watching: they turned in a 27.5 rating last week on FOX against the 49ers (haven’t seen this Sunday’s numbers anywhere).

Baby steps, Flyers fans. Baby steps.

Reminder: Jimmy Rollins is Being Ridiculous Today

Kyle Scott - June 27, 2011

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Here's a friendly reminder that Jimmy Rollins be ruining his recently discovered swing attemping to break a world record today. I'll be covering it. You can watch on ESPN 3 at 12.

Ryan will be here to hold and caress you should anything crazy happen… like the Flyers trading away their captain and leading scorer. Crazy talk, yo.

Phillies Have Sold More Tickets Than All But Three Seasons

Kyle Scott - February 18, 2011


And it's only February…

After going on sale at 8:30 A.M., the Phillies sold 70k tickets in about eight hours yesterday, a franchise record for ticket sales in one day. They have already sold out 15 of the 81 home games. Again, it's only February.

But here's the amazing part: The 3.3 million tickets already sold would represent the fourth largest attendance in Phillies history- and would have been the fifth largest in all of baseball in 2010. The Phillies' top three attendance totals came in each of the past three seasons, respectively. That's amazing when you consider The Vet had a capacity of more than 20k greater than the Bank.

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2010: 3.77 million

2009: 3.60 million

2008: 3.42 million

2011 (which hasn't even started yet): 3.30 million

2004 (the year the ballpark opened): 3.25 million

1993: 3.13 million

2007: 3.10 million

Last year's record, 3.77 million, will be tough to beat, considering every game was sold out. But standing room and other creative ways to squeeze people into the ballpark will probably help 2011 eclipse that number.

This is why the Phillies are able to be so competitive. It's a circle-jerk of success. David Montgomery alluded to it the other night on Daily News Live- not using those words exactly. The Phillies don't have a TV network the way the Yankees, Mets, and Red Sox do, but they are fueled by ticket sales, merchandise sales, and high ratings on CSN.

Meanwhile, the Mets are giving away free tickets.

You can find your Phillies tickets, sortable by price and location for all games, at Crossing Broad Tickets.

It’s Hockey Season, Flyers Game on Tuesday Most Watched of the Year

Kyle Scott - January 20, 2011

Is it because of me?


Comcast Sportsnet just sent around a press release. Tuesday's game against the Capitals, which the Flyers won in overtime, was the most watched game of the year on CSN.

It delivered a 3.4 rating, which equates to 103,00 households. At its peak, around 9:15, 154,000 households tuned in- just in time to watch an exciting third period and Mezzy end it in overtime.

What's more surprising is that almost 100,00 people tuned into post game live.

It's the Flyers' town right now.  In September, the Phillies hit their highest mark of the year, with over 500,000 households tuning in. Still a baseball town.

Prongs returns tonight. Video after the jump to see him talking about "getting it seven different ways from Tim Panacchio." Gross.

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Tuesday Night’s Flyers Game Set Versus Records

Kyle Scott - December 17, 2010


We're about to break some news for you right here: People watch Versus.

Tuesday night's Flyers game against the Penguins averaged 750,000 viewers, setting a versus record. It surpassed this season's opener between the two teams, which averaged 730,000 viewers.

From the press release:

The telecast, which peaked at nearly one million viewers between 9:15-9:30 p.m. ET, was the most-watched NHL regular-season game on cable since December 2003.

Locally, VERSUS was the #1 rated cable network in both the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia markets on Tuesday night. Both markets saw drastic increases over their 2009-10 regular-season averages with Pittsburgh receiving a 11.2 HH rating (up 50%) and Philadelphia delivering a 3.5 HH rating (up 42%). The game was also the highest rated regular-season game ever on VERSUS in the Philadelphia market, beating the previous record set by the New Jersey/Philadelphia game on March 23, 2009.

A higher percentage of households in Pittsburgh tuned in, but, uh, we kind of had the Cliffhangover going on around here.

Philly teams seem to be breaking all kinds of records this year.  The Phillies broke several records for CSN and the Eagles broke a Sunday Night Football record against Dallas.

Pat yourself on the back, folks.  Somewhere there's a bunch of Versus execs trying to figure out what to do now that they have… people… watching.

Last Night’s Phillies Game Breaks CSN Record

Kyle Scott - September 21, 2010


UPDATE: The Phillies broke the record again on Tuesday with a 15 rating.

A whole bunch of people watched the Phillies beat the Braves last night.  

Comcast SportsNet says the Phillies game achieved at 14.5 rating (14.5% of households with TVs). That means around 431,400 households watched the game, an all-time high on CSN.  The Phillies game, which beat out Monday Night Football, peaked at an 18.9 rating (562,300 households) and it beat the previous Phillies record of 13.3 set on September 30, 2009 against the Astros.

The Phillies average rating on CSN for the year is 8.0.

People are even watching Post Game Live.  107,000 households, on average, are tuning in- a 20% increase over last year.

Last week, the Eagles broke a Fox record too.