2014 WNBA postseason posts largest TV audience since 2007

Did you watch the WNBA postseason? That question may result in plenty of laughter, but the 2014 WNBA postseason has posted significant gains which deserve some attention. ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS televised a total of 10 games and reached an average of 489,000 viewers. Compared to 2013, the WNBA playoffs saw a 90% increase. The […]

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Derek Jeter a Fraud? Yankee fans are suckers? So says SNY’s Chris Carlin

The season-long Derek Jeter farewell tour for the most part has been met with genuine affection from fans. There have been the occasional anti-Jeter column or rant calling the tour over the top or even going to the point of calling the New York Yankees shortstop selfish. It’s rare to hear Jeter hate in his […]


Rachel Nichols was the star of the Roger Goodell press conference

Roger Goodell’s first public appearance in ten days did not go swimmingly well for the NFL Commissioner. During a press conference at the New York Hilton, Goodell was meant by a pack of hungry reporters carrying the rancor and skepticism that is normally seen during a presidential media session. Reporters went after Goodell with a […]

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Fox is turning Matthew Berry’s “Fantasy Life” into a pilot

Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Life book, which chronicled some incredibly memorable stories about fantasy sports, has been turned into a pilot by Fox. The pilot will star Entourage’s Kevin Connolly. Fox has experienced plenty of success with The League over on FXX (previously on FX), and recently launched Fantasy Football Uncensored on Fox Sports 1. They’re […]


Viewing Picks for September 20, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Preliminary Final, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia Hawthorn Hawks vs. Port Adelaide Power — Fox Sports 2, 2:30 a.m. Boxing NBC Fight Night, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT NABF Cruiserweight Title Thabiso Mchunu vs. Garrett Wilson — NBC, 3 p.m. Showtime Championship Boxing Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana II […]


NFL flack Frank Luntz loved Roger Goodell’s press conference

Well, we can finally take Roger Goodell’s picture off the milk carton.  The embattled NFL Commissioner made his first public appearance in nine days to hold a press conference and take questions on his failures to lead the NFL through this crisis of confidence and the many mistakes he has made as the grand dictator of […]


AA Podcast #96 – NFL Roundtable, Francesa, Gus & more!

For the second time, we’ve collected our editorial staff for a roundtable discussion on the eventful month that’s been in the NFL. We’re joined by Steve Lepore, Ken Fang, and Joe Lucia to wade through arguably the worst month of off-field news in NFL history, the league’s response (or lack thereof), and how the media […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: September 8-14

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 PREMIER LEAGUE: Swansea vs. Chelsea Sat 9:56AM-11:58AM 122 0.4 601 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: QPR vs. Manchester […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: September 8-14

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 NFL REGULAR SEASON: N.Y. Giants @ Detroit Mon 6:55PM-10:13PM 198 8.4 13728 2 NFL REGULAR SEASON: […]


Yes, the NFL is losing fans thanks to its month from hell

The major question that’s been raised in the wake of never-ending NFL scandal and controversy is the tangible effect it might have on the league’s popularity.  Will the NFL slowly fall from its seemingly unconquerable position as the dominant sports and entertainment entity in the western hemisphere? The first national polling on the NFL’s disastrous […]


How much better are FS1′s ratings when Mike Francesa is preempted?

The increasingly frosty relationship between Mike Francesa and syndication partner Fox Sports 1 is back in the headlines.  Francesa has been MIA on FS1 airwaves this week as he has been preempted by European soccer Tuesday-Thursday and today, NASCAR qualifying.  Four out of five days this week Francesa has not been seen on Fox Sports […]

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are NBC’s new top figure skating team

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like they took place a decade ago.  Two of the brightest American stars of the most recent Olympiad were former athletes turned broadcasters – figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  It took several months, but the pair is being rewarded for their work there. Weir, Lipinski, and […]