Report: Doug Collins to leave studio and call NBA games for ESPN

With ESPN airing more games as part of its new NBA rights deal, it will shift responsibilities among its analysts. One of those whose on-air duties will change is Doug Collins, who has been part of ESPN’s NBA Countdown team since 2013. According to The Big Lead, Collins will work 25 to 30 games. He’ll […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for August 29, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football & Beyond (season premiere) — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPN2, 1:30 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m. English Premier League Premier League Review Show — NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. Match of the Week — NBCSN, 8:30 p.m. Golf The Golf Fix — Golf Channel, […]


Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: August 15-21

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. MLB Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME Mon 8/15/16 1:00 PM 4:10 PM 238 50 […]

Cutting the cord

Cord cutting tide stemmed for now; ESPN and FS1 gain pay TV households

After a long period of losing households due to other cord cutting, cord shaving or other factors, ESPN, FS1 and other cable networks actually saw gains in the latest Nielsen estimates of cable coverage. According to the September 2016 estimates, ESPN which was  in 88.781 for last month gained over 1 million to be in […]

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ELeague unveils CS:GO schedule for season two

Turner and WME | IMG have announced the schedule and details for the upcoming ELeague season. The initial season, TBS’ first foray into eSports, followed 24 international teams facing off in the popular first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.  The tournament followed a traditional sports format with a regular season and playoffs airing live on TBS […]

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AA’s top 5 @ClippitTV videos of the week: You’re on live TV, Ed Werder

This article is sponsored by Clippit. Clippit is an awesome app that allows us to quickly grab 30-second clips from a handful of live TV broadcasts and share them on social media. Mary Carillo mocks Ryan Lochte on NBC during Rio Olympics closing ceremony During the Olympics’ closing ceremony on Sunday, NBC’s Mary Carillo was […]

DraftKings and FanDuel

DraftKings, FanDuel surge and slide might become a movie

Remember what the sports landscape looked like approximately a year ago? It was around this time that ads from daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel began to permeate the airwaves, gobbling up hours of commercial time on game broadcasts, banners and boxes on sports highlight and analysis shows, and signs at professional stadiums throughout the […]


Viewing Picks for August 28, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Fremantle Dockers vs. Western Bulldogs — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Beach Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Finals — NBC, 4:30 p.m. Men’s Finals — NBCSN, 11 p.m. (same day coverage) Bundesliga Hertha Berlin vs Freiburg — FS1, 9:30 a.m. TSG Hoffenheim vs. Leipzig — FS2, 11:20 […]

NBC Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics, NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: August 15-21

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics NETWORK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) CNBC: SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKDAY Mon 8/15/16 5:00 PM 8:00 PM 400 180    WOMEN’S WATER POLO: QUARTERFINALS […]


Fox to pair MLS with NFL for first time on September 18

For the first time ever, MLS matches will be paired with the NFL in a Sunday afternoon doubleheader. Fox announced that they will show one of two MLS matches on Sept. 18, during Week 2 of the NFL regular season, either before or after their regional NFL game. Fox hasn’t revealed which markets will carry […]

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: A general view of the stadium during the College Football Sydney Cup match between University of California and University of Hawaii at ANZ Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

The Pac 12 is coming to Fox Sports… Australia?

There was a big sporting event in Sydney this weekend and no, it wasn’t the Sydney Swans clinching top spot on the AFL ladder against Richmond.  It was a regular season game of college football played between California and Hawaii across the Pacific Ocean at ANZ Stadium.  Cal emerged victorious in a 51-31 victory, but […]


ESPN to air first ever all-female edition of Sports Reporters on Sunday

Announced earlier this week, ESPN is set to air their first ever all-female edition of The Sports Reporters Sunday morning at 9:30 AM ET on ESPN2. The panel will be moderated by Jemele Hill, and filled out by Kate Fagan, Sarah Spain, and Jane McManus. Those three should have some built-in chemistry, as they host the very […]


CSN Chicago to carry audio of Vin Scully’s call for one inning Sunday

Legendary Dodgers’ broadcaster Vin Scully’s final season is drawing plenty of tributes, and now we’re seeing one from a different regional sports network. Sunday will likely mark Scully’s final Cubs-Dodgers broadcast (barring a playoff matchup), and CSN Chicago announced Friday they’ll carry the audio feed from Scully’s call on Sportsnet LA for the third inning […]


Viewing Picks for August 27, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Great Western Sydney Giants — Fox Soccer Plus, 5 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Beach Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Semifinals — NBC, 3 p.m. Men’s Semifinals — NBCSN, 11:30 p.m. (same day coverage) Bundesliga Borussia Dortmumd vs. F.S.V. Mainz — FS2, 9:20 a.m. […]

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Yes, the announcers of the Cal vs. Hawaii game are not at the game

Many of you have inquired if the announcers for ESPN’s college football opening game between Cal and Hawaii are actually at the game, which is being played in Sydney, Australia (because Larry Scott is the Howard Hughes of conference commissioners).  The answer is… Why? Well, obviously to save some money, although this tactic has typically […]