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The 11th Frame: Viewers embracing hour-long PBA shows: World Series ratings up 18%

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, January 9, 2015 4:00 pm

The crew for PBA Tour shows on ESPN, left to right: Randy Pedersen, Kimberly Pressler and Mike Jakubowski.
Back in August, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark told 11thFrame.com he hoped the 1-hour shows for the four World Series of Bowling animal pattern tournaments might be more appealing to viewers. He said in this story that he believed the “general audience might have an appetite for a quicker show and quicker conclusion to what’s going on. It’s always better to leave people wanting more than saying, ‘That was too long.’ He noted that ratings usually are strongest at the...

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