ESPN Ratings Buzz: February 23-March 1

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 COLLEGE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON: Syracuse at Duke Sat 7:21PM- 9:08PM 107 1.4 2261 2 NBA REGULAR […]

Pac 12 Networks

Pac-12 Playing the Long Game with Conference Network

College football writer Jon Wilner of has been examining the financial future of the Pac-12 this week in a multi-part series. On Thursday, he served up the money shot – literally. Based on Wilner’s calculations, the Big Ten and SEC will enjoy a significant edge in TV revenue over the Pac-12 once the dust […]

PITTSBURGH - JULY 27:  Mike Emrick addresses the media at the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic press conference on July 27, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Who is the franchise player at each sports network?

Earlier this week NFL teams had to make the decision on which players to use the franchise tag on to ensure they didn’t hit the free agent market.  Our friend Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated shared his list on who would get the franchise tag at each sports network. Naturally, that inspired us to make a list […]

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The best highlights from Craig Sager’s return to the sidelines

Last night’s Bulls-Thunder game represented the official return of TNT’s Craig Sager to the sidelines after missing almost a year due to his battle with cancer.  Sager was given a standing ovation by the fans in Chicago and presented with a black and red plaid sportscoat by Benny the Bull to mark his triumphant return. […]

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Facebook technology and @TheBuzzer peak at the right time for Fox Sports

New platforms for content — the entertainment industry’s favorite word — pop up every day. The problem is making them successful. But a year after its launch, “@TheBuzzer” has become a viable video series of, producing daily in-house content for the site, and it has been a resounding success. The program started when Fox […]


Viewing Picks for March 6, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Coffs Harbour International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia Sydney Swans vs. Brisbane Lions — Fox Soccer Plus, 3 a.m. Boxing PBC Fight Night, Broner vs. Molina, Jr., MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV Weigh-In — NBCSN, 6 p.m. PBC: Corner to Corner — NBCSN, […]


Michelle Beadle’s campaign to be cast in ‘Sharknado 3′ pays off

Even successful TV personalities want to be in the movies. Well, calling Sharknado 3 a “movie” might be pushing it a bit. And it’s on TV, so it’s not like landing a role in the aquatic disaster trilogy is getting to the big screen. But Michelle Beadle wanted a part in Sharknado 3. Her desire […]

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09:  The Terminator robot is seen in the paddock following qualifying for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 9, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Associated Press will have robots writing game stories

We have all feared the day when robots would rise up and take over the world. It appears that day is at hand, at least in sports journalism. The Associated Press is working with Automated Insights to brings us robots which will write game stories and have them posted instantly following the completion of the […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 06:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 6, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ESPN finally adds Hawks-Warriors to NBA lineup

The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors have been the two best teams in the NBA all season. Unfortunately, the first of their two meetings was not shown on national television, with the Hawks winning on their home court. The two teams play their rematch on March 18 at ORACLE Arena, and this time the […]

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TSN will stop airing tweets after trade deadline debacle

TSN was embarrassed this week during their NHL trade deadline coverage when the network didn’t keep a close enough eye on or filter their TradeCentre hashtag.  The network displayed the above tweet from @AdragnaA21, which was a joke about Joffrey Lupul of the Maple Leafs having an affair with the wife of teammate Dion Phaneuf, […]


This is maybe the weirdest thing Bill Walton has ever said

Bill Walton was on fire last night. And that included a totally bizarre and weird admission, even for Bill Walton. In the middle of the second half, broadcast partner Dave Pasch made the fateful decision to ask Walton about growing up in San Diego and his knowledge about milking cows. This is normal for a […]


Viewing Picks for March 5, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Fremantle Oval, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Fremantle Dockers vs. Melbourne Demons — Fox Soccer Plus, 3 a.m. College Basketball Men’s Atlantic Sun Tournament Semifinals Lipscomb at North Florida — ESPN3, 7 p.m. USC Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Scottrade […]


HBO Boxing extends Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman in a timely fashion

Just before the biggest fight in perhaps decades and with traditional boxing giant HBO surrounded on all sides by television rivals, the network has re-upped deals with its core commentators, Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman. The news release from the network, which came Wednesday, shores up HBO’s announcing team in advance of the May 2 megabout between […]