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Thom Brennaman is going on the disabled list for surgery to help his voice

Fox Sports and Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman announced over the weekend that he’s going to have to step out of the broadcast booth for what he called a “preventative surgical procedure.” Brennaman said it would be his last game for a little while but he thanked Reds fans and the organization for their support during […]


Can FS1 embrace comedy for late night success?

For a channel getting dwarfed in the ratings by ESPN, Eric Shanks, Jamie Horowitz and co. at FS1 sure are making a lot of noise.  The most recent news has been about Speak For Yourself, a show so fitting of Horowitz that it will be hosted by Embrace Debate “celebrities” Jason Whitlock and Colin Cowherd, along […]


David Letterman said he was drunk on SportsCenter, is clearly loving retirement

David Letterman has been enjoying his retirement, mostly staying out of the spotlight since he retired as the Late Night host last year. On Sunday, Letterman resurfaced at the Indianapolis 500, in support of his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team, which Letterman co-owns with former Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal. The long-time Late Night host […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 30:  To honor Memorial Day, a giant flag covers the Green Monster as the national anthem is played on May 30, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for Memorial Day, May 30, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball NCAA Baseball Selection Special — ESPNU, noon Road to Omaha: NCAA Baseball Championship Preview — ESPNU, 7 p.m. SEC Now: Road to Omaha — SEC Network, 7 p.m. College Golf Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, Eugene Country Club, Eugene, OR Individual Men’s Championship — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: May 16-22

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBA on TNT VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NBA PLAYOFFS Mon 5/16/16 9:00 PM 11:43 PM 8706 4629    WCF GAME 1: OKLAHOMA CITY/GOLDEN […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 18:   Luke Bowanko #70 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates a sack during the game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field on October 18, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Durham Bulls lay the smackdown on Jacksonville Jags’ Luke Bowanko

As the ACC Baseball Tournament has played out this weekend at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC, it’s produced plenty of drama for the teams involved hoping to advance to the NCAA Tournament. But the venue hasn’t necessarily captured the imagination of everyone watching. Luke Bowanko, center for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Virginia alumnus […]

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Walt “Clyde” Frazier: TSA expert

During this holiday weekend as people are traveling, one of the nightmares has been the long lines at the nation’s airports. It’s forced people to get to the airport earlier than normal, stand in line and even in some cases, miss their flights. The long lines have made the evening newscasts across the nation. At […]

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The week ahead in sports television, 05/29-06/04/2016

This week is a busy one for sports television. There’s Game 7 in the NBA Western Conference Finals, then the NBA Finals, the NHL Stanley Cup Final, the start of Copa America, the final week of the French Open, baseball and plenty of motorsports to go around. Let’s take a look at what’s in store […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 24: A general view of the speedway during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for May 29, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Collingwood Magpies vs. Western Bulldogs — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. College Baseball American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, Brighthouse Field, Clearwater, FL UConn vs. Houston — ESPNews, noon Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Championship, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC Clemson vs. Florida State — ESPN2, noon Big East Conference […]

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 27: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays announces the name of the batter over the public address system as he serves his one-game suspension during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on May 27, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

WATCH: Jose Bautista makes his PA announcer debut during suspension

Nearly two weeks after taking a haymaker punch from Rougned Odor, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista served his one-game suspension Friday — and he had fun with it. Bautista arrived at Friday’s game and talked to reporters while wearing a Kyle Lowry jersey. He later made his Public Address Announcer debut while rocking the black Raptors’ […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: May 16-22

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBCSN Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS (live) Sun 5/22/16 8:08 PM 11:13 PM 1903 […]

during Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2016 in Oakland, California.

ESPN, Turner experiencing varying returns on Conference Finals

With the Conference Finals in both the East and West wrapping up, ESPN and Turner are in two different boats regarding ratings and viewership for each series. ESPN is in the dumps with the East. Game 5 of Raptors-Cavs drew 5.5 million viewers on Wednesday night, the least-watched ECF Game 5 since 2004 and the […]