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NBC hires Krista Voda as NASCAR host

NBC continues to roll towards next summer, when they finally begin their long-term deal with NASCAR. The deal is particularly big for NBC Sports Network, as it kind of gives them 12 months a year of at least somewhat marquee sports programming if you add in NHL, EPL, Tour de France and the Olympics. NBCSN […]

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Viewing Picks for October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!! All Times Eastern Baseball Arizona Fall League Scottsdale Scorpions at Salt River Rafters — MLB Network, 2:30 p.m. College Field Hockey Northwestern at Penn State — Big Ten Network, 3:30 p.m. College Football Cincinnati at Tulane — ESPN, 8 p.m. Tulsa at Memphis — ESPNU, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — […]

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Your Week 10 College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, October 30 7:30 PM- Florida State at Louisville (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (Compass Media) Drew Bontadelli, Craig Swabek, Doug Ormay 7:30 PM- Troy at Georgia Southern (ESPNU) Mark Neely, Jay Walker Friday, October 31 8 PM- Cincinnati at Tulane (ESPN2) Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams 8 PM- Tulsa […]

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AA Podcast #101 – Dustin Fox

Cleveland is the epicenter of the sports world tonight. To talk about LeBron’s return to the Cavs and the opening of the NBA season we’re joined by Dustin Fox of 92.3 FM The Fan. As a national champion with the 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes, we also chat about this year’s OSU team and the first […]

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NBC set Premier League, MLS records last weekend

On an important soccer weekend, NBC drew good numbers from leagues both domestic and imported. Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea drew 1.29 million viewers to the Peacock, ranking it as the most-watched Premier League match in the network’s 15-month history televising EPL games. It’s the second-most watched Premier League fixture ever in America, behind, […]

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Kiko Alonso’s Weird World of Gourmet Cooking

Campbell Soup’s sponsorship of the National Football League over the years has led to some strange, out there promotions. We’ve had Donovan McNabb and his mom starting off a years-long trend of NFL players and their moms appearing in commercials. The videos you’re about to see, however, might be the most left field things the […]

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Giants-Royals Game 7 draws, unsurprisingly, massive ratings

The 2014 World Series will be remembered for its compelling, overarching narrative despite — on a game-by-game basis, at least — being fairly non-compelling. I mean, the very fact that the Royals were there and the series went back and forth makes it a classic. That said, the numbers are there: this is the first […]

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the next MLB team to cash in locally

Congratulations, Arizona Diamonbacks – you’re the latest MLB team to get an infusion of cash thanks to a new local television deal! According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are “getting very close” to a 15 or 20 year local TV contract that will “double or maybe triple” the $31 million that […]

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WWE Network posts pitiful third quarter numbers

I don’t want to say that WWE Network is struggling, but the latest subscriber numbers revealed by WWE might be best described as disappointing. Good news: we added 281,000 subscribers! Bad news: we lost 250,000 subscribers! And keep in mind: this quarter was the first in which WWE Network was launched overseas, which resulted in a […]

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Viewing Picks for October 30, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Golden Boy Live, Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA Junior Welterweights Danny O’Connor vs. Andrew Farmer — Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m. College Football Florida State at Louisville — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Troy at Georgia Southern — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Saint Joseph’s College at Indianapolis — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. BTN […]

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The Chevy guy stole the show at the World Series trophy presentation

What an honor it must have been for Madison Bumgarner, after one of the great performances in the history of the World Series, to receive a new truck from Chevy REGIONAL ZONE MANAGER Rikk Wilde! With two K’s! Wilde’s performance did not quite capture the poise and composure of Bumgarner as he nervously fought his way […]

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Royals-Giants Game 6 down 30% from last year

It’s a case of glass half-full versus half-empty for Major League Baseball and Fox with viewership numbers in for Tuesday night’s Game 6.  The 10-0 Royals victory drew 13.37 million viewers on Tuesday night and an 8.9 overnight rating.  Both of those figures are series highs. However, the 13.37 million viewers represents the lowest watched […]

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Your Week 9 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, October 30  New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, NFLN 8:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Sunday, November 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns, FOX 1 pm, Thom Brennaman, David Diehl & Laura Okmin Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys, FOX 1 pm, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans, FOX 1 pm, Kenny […]

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Cowboys-Redskins most watched MNF game since 2010

What if I told you that the most watched Monday Night Football game in four years featured former Browns QBs Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden dueling for a period of time?  No, it’s not some fictional 30 for 30 lead-in.  It’s true! Cowboys-Redskins delivered monster ratings for Monday Night Football, pushing them not only to a […]

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