Super Bowl XLIX Primary

Which advertisers are buying the Super Bowl XLIX?

Earlier this month, we told you that NBC was having some trouble selling its last available ads for Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015. While some traditional advertisers are back, we do have some first-time buyers. Now the $4.5 million per 30 second spot may be formidable for some marketers, but for those trying to […]

FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup

Fox Sports 1 to air the FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw next month

Fox is making a big deal out of next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Draw. Promoting it as “the first time since 1999 that the Official Draw of FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is being televised in English in the United States,” Fox is pulling out all the stops for the draw which will take place […]


The NFL’s female viewership is actually up in 2014

Remember how all of the NFL’s offseason chaos was going to hurt its popularity among female viewers? Yeah…about that. There hasn’t been any sort of drop in female viewership through ten weeks of the 2014 NFL season. In fact, female viewership is actually *up* across the board. The Sports Business Journal has all of the […]


Viewing Picks for November 23, 2014

All Times Eastern CFL Grey Cup Playoffs Eastern Final, Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Montreal Alouettes at Hamilton Tiger-Cats — ESPN, 1 p.m. Western Final, McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Edmonton Eskimos at Calgary Stampeders — ESPN3, 4:30 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football ESPNU Selection Specials: NCAA FCS Football Championship — ESPNU, […]


Digger Phelps “unretires” and joins Campus Insiders

Last season, ESPN bade farewell to long-time college basketball analyst Digger Phelps. Often in the studio and a part of the hoops version of College Gameday, Phelps was cast in the Lee Corso role, but without having to make headgear picks. After the NCAA Final Four in April, Phelps announced he was “retiring” after 20 […]

Craig Sager

Craig Sager makes his first public appearance since leukemia diagnosis

We haven’t seen Turner Sports’ Craig Sager since he was diagnosed with leukemia back in April. He’s been recovering and laying low. His son, Craig, Jr. has made appearances on TNT especially this memorable one with Craig Sr.’s nemesis, San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich. Well, we got our first glimpse of Craig, Sr. on […]


Dish Network will be dropping every Comcast RSN

If you’re a sports fan that has Dish Network, I have one question for you – why? Dish has been involved in carriage disputes left and right with various national and regional sports networks, and they’ve fired another massive shot at RSNs this week. Dish won’t be carrying *any* Comcast RSNs in the future, according […]


Viewing Picks for November 22, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing WBO World Welterweight Championship, Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macau, Macau, Communist China Manny Pacquaio vs. Chris Algieri — Pay per view, 9 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Diving Texas Diving Invitational — Longhorn Network, 11 a.m. College Football Viewing Picks College Volleyball Women’s Kansas at Texas — Longhorn Network, […]


ESPN reportedly suspends Keith Law for Twitter argument with Curt Schilling (UPDATE)

ESPN has reportedly suspended MLB writer Keith Law from Twitter after a contentious argument about evolution with fellow ESPNer Curt Schilling last week. Deadspin initially reported the suspension earlier on Friday evening, and many that read the details felt that his suspension was ridiculous. Law’s Twitter ban apparently began on Wednesday, and will continue through the […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: November 10-16

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 RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 MLS PLAYOFF-SEMFINALS: Dallas at Seattle Mon 10:30PM- 1:00AM 150 0.2 386 2 NHL REGULAR SEASON: Boston […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: November 10-16

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Carolina at Philadelphia Mon 8:15PM-11:43PM 208 7.2 11305 2 NASCAR SPRINT CUP: Homestead […]


This Saturday’s college football schedule is one of the worst in recent memory

Western Carolina, Colorado, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Arkansas, Charleston Southern, Washington State, Samford. Is this Saturday’s slate of college football games historically bad? We’ll see if upsets occur, but on paper, this is a conspicuously weak Saturday schedule at this point in the season with those opponents matched up against Top 15 teams. There are three matchups between […]


Chicago sports radio hosts learn they’re fired while on the air

Imagine working away at your desk, opening Twitter and suddenly seeing breaking news that you’ve been fired. That’s what happened to Chicago sports radio hosts Alex Quigley and Ben Finfer. While hosting “Quigs and Finfer” on 87.7 The Game on Thursday afternoon, Quigley scrolled down his Twitter timeline and noticed this tweet from local media critic […]