Imagine your full time job was to do nothing but watch every sporting event covered by every network in a calendar year. OK stop now before you explode with glee. You just couldn't do it because you would have to cram over 20 years of your work life into a single year. That's right, in a report issued by The Nielsen Company entitled “The Changing Face of Sports Media”, the national broadcast and cable networks provided over 43,000 hours of live event coverage in 2009.
You can download “The Changing Face of Sports Media”, which includes a breakdown of TV, online, advertising statistics for each major sport, from The Nielsen Company.