Talking Points: Everyone was tuned in



What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:


There’s a good chance that the talk around Seattle coolers on Monday morning centered on the Seahawks’ playoff game.

According to a story published on the Seattle Times website, approximately 87 percent of televisions in the Seattle area were tuned to the end of the Seahawks-Falcons game.

While the conclusion drew astonishing numbers, the complete game earned a 45.6 percent rating in the Seattle market.

In real figures, that means that roughly 1.5 million Seattle area viewers watched. The Sunday game — in which Seattle lost 30-28 — became the highest-viewed TV event since the Seahawks played in the Super Bowl in 2006.


On the topic of popular viewing, the Portland Trail Blazers-Denver Nuggets game tonight will be featured on NBATV because fans overwhelmingly voted for the broadcast.

Every Tuesday, NBATV airs the “Fan Night” game, when fans have a voice in which matchup they wish to view. The Blazers-Nuggets game overwhelmingly won the support of 59 percent over the other possible broadcasts (New Orleans at Philadelphia, Indiana at Charlotte and Toronto at Brooklyn).

The Blazers are no strangers to “Fan Night,” having played three times as the late-game option in doubleheader broadcasts last season.

However, Portland has earned its first vote in as the featured team since March 15, 2011. The Blazers won that marquee matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, 104-101.

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