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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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BWTB: The NFL remains #1

Posted Jul 22, 2014

The National Football League continues to dominate television ratings.


Quick, name the most watched sporting event of 2014.

Most sports fans would probably guess the NFL's Super Bowl...and they'd be right. The better question would probably be...

What non-NFL game was the highest ranked?

Any ideas?

There is no debating the National Football League's dominance in terms of popularity, especially in the United States. The 'Shield' is not only the most followed sport in the country, but also the most watched.

The website www.sportsmediawatch.com compiled a top 50 most watched sporting events of 2014 so far, and the list just hammers home the NFL's ever expanding audience. The article ranked events based on P2 viewership, which is the average viewership-per-minute for a program.

The top eight and 12 of the first 13 games on the list are NFL matchups, with the aforementioned Super Bowl leading the way. That contest, featuring the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, scored a 46.7 rating with 112 million viewers. Not only was that game the highest rated sports program of the year, but it nearly doubled the rating for the matchup in second place, the NFC Championship (Seattle-San Francisco) game.

Only the Olympic opening ceremonies could stop the NFL from having the top 13 overall broadcasts. For comparison's sake, the Olympics opener had a 17.0 rating and was seen by just over 31 million people.

In addition to the Olympics, the NFL also faced international competition with this year's World Cup. While the soccer event captivated the globe, its highest rated match, the final between Argentina and Germany, had 'just' 26.5 million viewers domestically. The AFC wild card matchup between Kansas City and Indianapolis out did that total, scoring 27.5 million.

College football, which many would argue is the second most popular sport in the country, had just one game rank in the top 15. The National Championship Game between Florida State and Auburn came in the 15th spot, turning out a 14.8 rating and 26 million viewers.

The list is interesting to scroll through and is a variable 'who's who' of sporting events. In that top 50 you'll find the NFL, Olympics, NBA, horse racing and college football and basketball. One interesting omission was Major League Baseball, which didn't have any representatives on the list. That said, playoff games are usually the highest ranked in all sports, and the MLB has yet to hit their postseason.

With the 2014 NFL season upcoming, it will be fun to follow and see which games from this year crack the list by the end of 2014. The NFL owning this list is nothing new, as the 2013 version saw the league have 46 of the top 50 events.

A list of the top 10 most watched games is below.

For the full listings, click here.

1 NFL Seahawks/Broncos Super Bowl 48 FOX 46.7 112.19M
2 NFL Seahawks/49ers NFC Championship FOX 28.5 55.91M
3 NFL Patriots/Broncos AFC Championship CBS 28.1 51.30M
4 NFL 49ers/Packers NFC Wild Card FOX 25.8 47.10M
5 NFL Chargers/Broncos AFC Divisional CBS 23.1 41.21M
6 NFL Saints/Eagles NFC Wild Card NBC 19.1 34.36M
7 NFL 49ers/Panthers NFC Divisional FOX 19.9 33.30M
8 NFL Colts/Patriots AFC Divisional CBS 17.8 31.69M
9 Olympics Opening Ceremony NBC 17.0 31.69M
10 NFL Saints/Seahawks NFC Divisional FOX 18.1 31.10M

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