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Fox Sports hires Raul Ibanez for MLB coverage

It’s been a whirlwind year for long-time MLB outfielder Raul Ibanez. After signing with the Angels last winter, he was released in June and caught on with the Kansas City Royals. Ibanez played sparingly with Kansas City, but was on the team’s bench (though not their active roster) during their magical World Series run. As the […]

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Former ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz may be on his way to Fox Sports

Jamie Horowitz has been on quite the career roller coaster ride over the last two years.  The brains behind such ESPN franchises as First Take and SportsNation rose through the ranks in Bristol all the way to VP of original programming and production.  Then after a tug of war with NBC, he left ESPN to […]

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 29:  Marvin Clark Jr. #0 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates defeating the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70 in overtime of the East Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Carrier Dome on March 29, 2015 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Your Final Four Announcing Schedule including Teamcast channels

The national semifinals take place on Saturday night and the Turner/CBS conglomerate has some information for Saturday night’s Final Four.  We know what times the games will be played and what channels the Teamcasts (presented by Bleacher Report this year) will be on.  When we know the announcers for the Teamcasts, you’ll be the first to […]

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Kentucky-Notre Dame sets college basketball rating record

Not only was Saturday night’s Kentucky-Notre Dame game a huge thriller, it was a huge attention-grabber as well. As TBS becomes better-known as a destination for the NCAA Tournament, its numbers have done very well this year. For Saturday’s Midwest Regional Final which was played in primetime, TBS averaged an impressive 8.4/16 final rating/share for […]

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Barclays will not renew Premier League sponsorship

When the English Premier League begins its new TV contract during the 2016-17 season in the UK and America, the league will have a new title sponsor. Barclays is apparently electing to not renew their sponsorship of the Premier League after the 2015-16 season, naming the tremendous growth of the new UK TV deal as a […]

during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Aaron Rodgers and CBS Sports writer in Twitter war of words over on-court access

Even though he attended California, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become something of a celebrity fan of the Wisconsin basketball team.  During the Badgers’ Final Four run this year, Rodgers has been seen in the stands with girlfriend Olivia Munn (and more importantly, ESPN’s Andy North) cheering on Wisconsin.  Rodgers has friends on the […]

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Dan Shaughnessy fires back at David Ortiz, actually makes compelling argument

When Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz took aim at Dan Shaughnessy over allegations of performance-enhancing drug use in a piece for the Players’ Tribune this week, you knew there would be a response. Lo and behold, the Boston Globe columnist penned an “open letter” to Ortiz that ran in Friday’s edition. After acknowledging Ortiz’s “reporter with […]

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NHL ships new nets which have room for cameras inside the posts

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. You might remember back in January we discussed the fact the NHL was going to be experimenting with cameras inside the goal posts. The objective being that the league would have another look to call on for goal reviews and the new angle […]

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Ex-sportscaster sentenced to 2-4 years in fraud case

Former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson, who was charged with fraud last year after pocketing money that was supposed to go to charities, was sentenced to two to four years in state prison and 15 years of probation for felony money laundering, fraud, and theft. He’s eligible for early release in 14 months, and his probation can […]

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Hayden Fox returns! NBC is bringing back ‘Coach’

A wave of nostalgia is going to be washing over television during the next year or so. Days after Fox announced it was reviving The X-Files for a six-episode run (which will film this summer, with no premiere date yet announced), news broke of NBC bringing back the sitcom Coach, picking up the series for […]

during the West Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Comparing March Madness viewership to bowl season misses the point

On Thursday, Richard Sandomir of the New York Times wrote an interesting article, comparing the viewership totals from this year’s bowl season to the viewership totals from the first two rounds of March Madness. Based on the data, he concluded that the “meaningless” bowl games were a bigger draw than the NCAA Tournament games. While […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: March 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. NCAA March Madness Tuesday, March 17, 2015 on truTV TIME PROGRAM HH VWRS (000) 6:30 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: First Round: Hampton vs. Manhattan 0.6 903 9:05 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: March 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 RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester United vs. Liverpool Sun 9:19AM-11:32AM 133 0.5 950 2 NHL REGULAR SEASON: Chicago […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: March 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. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NBA REGULAR SEASON: Cleveland at Miami Mon 8:00PM-10:32PM 152 1.3 1890 2 NBA REGULAR SEASON: L.A. […]

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