January GameStreams Report
Published: 2/3/2017 10:10:31 AM
Before we go full-steam into “State” mode, we wanted to take a second to reflect on January and thank our amazing viewers.
Welcome to February. In IdahoSports.com circles, it’s basically our Christmas. Boys and girls district basketball tournaments, boys and girls state basketball tournaments, state wrestling results to keep track of … never a dull moment in the “2” month on the calendar.
But, before we go full-steam into “State” mode, we wanted to take a second to reflect on January and thank our amazing viewers. Our mission this season was to broadcast more basketball than ever in the regular season – to push ourselves to show more games from more gyms – to give you more opportunities to see the amazing teams and athletes that Idaho puts out there.
And, once again, you responded. Nearly 21,000 people tuned in to watch games during January to watch one of our 26 broadcasts. To put that into a perspective, that’s an average of a little more than 800 people per game. Add those 800 (on average) viewers to the crowds that attend the games. Those crowds often reach four digits. So IdahoSports.com, on average, is often nearly doubling the number of people who see these games.
That’s why we do it. There isn’t an ulterior motive beyond giving people opportunities to see the games they want to see. That’s why our pledge is to keep our webcasts LIVE and FREE.
The most-viewed webcast in January was a boys’ game between Firth and Ririe on January 14, with nearly 2400 live viewers. Now, again, add that number to the number of people who were in the gym to see Firth’s 57-52 victory. That’s a lot of eyeballs on that game on that night. Here’s the top three from January:
1.1/14 Firth vs. Ririe boys (2,391)
2.1/24 Snake River vs. Shelley boys (1,596)
3.1/24 Boise vs. Rocky Mountain (1,461)
February games are already off and running. Last night, fans watched Boise defeat Capital in boys action. Tonight, small-school fans get their turn to see a great matchup as defending 1A Division 1 champ Ambrose hosts defending 1A Division 2 champ Dietrich in another boys game. We’ll also have 1A action from north Idaho as Genesee and Prairie face off and a big matchup in District VI as the Hillcrest and Bonneville boys tangle. The girls take center stage on Saturday, with four games currently on the schedule.
Be sure to keep your eye on the Gamestreams tab on the IdahoSports.com home page as we’ll be adding games as District Tournament schedules evolve.