ESPN Ratings Buzz: October 17-23

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SI and Fox's Live @ The World Series

AA Q+A: SI Group digital editor Mark McClusky on Fox, Live @ The World Series

The advertising and editorial partnership Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports Digital announced back in August and further explained earlier this month is continuing to grow. One of the ways it’s expanding is with their joint Live @ The World Series pre-game show, available on, and the MLB on Fox Facebook page, featuring Tom […]

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 26:  Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with Ben Zobrist #18 after defeating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in Game Two of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on October 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

2016 World Series ratings are good but could’ve been better with later start

Together, the first two games of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians have been a ratings success. Combined, the two games have averaged 18.3 million viewers for Fox. That’s up 27 percent from last year’s series and the highest two-game start since 2009 (Yankees vs. Phillies). Specifically, Chicago’s game two […]

hot takes

This Week In Hot Takes: Three Cowboys, Chip Kelly, and the Indians

In a world that has embraced debate, there are many hot sports takes out there in any given week, and they’ve been termed “keyboard bully… 5. Jason Whitlock criticized Tony Romo’s party for teammates: Jimmy Traina’s AA diary of a day of embracing debate pointed out how obsessed all of these shows are with the […]

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Kevin Garnett will serve as guest analyst for Turner Sports

TNT staff better have its bleep button ready, because Kevin Garnett is coming to Turner Sports. Turner announced a multi-year contract for the just-retired 15-time all-star Thursday night on Inside the NBA. Garnett will stop by weekly to provide what is sure to honest and passionate commentary. We hear all the time about so-and-so analyst being “bold, unfiltered […]


WWE Hell in a Cell Preview: Triple main event & five title matches

This Sunday night on WWE Network, the Raw brand presents Hell in a Cell. The show is headlined by three one-on-one Hell in a Cell matches including a bout for the Universal Championship, another match for the United States Championship, and a history-making match for Raw’s Women’s Championship. The big question heading into the show […]

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 15:  A Cleveland Indians fan looks on prior to game two of the American League Championship Series between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Fox needs to stop showing Indians fans in redface during the World Series

As Halloween approaches, we know that we can look forward to a few yearly traditions. People dressing up in costumes. Gathering to take pictures with others in their own costumes. And looking in horror at the inevitable costume choice by some college student or yokel who decided that putting on blackface might be a good idea. […]


Viewing Picks for October 28, 2016

All Times Eastern Boxing Solo Boxeo, Laredo Energy Center, Laredo, TX Super Featherweights Erik De Leon vs. Aldimar Dos Santos — UniMás/Univision Deportes, 11 p.m. Bundesliga Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Eintracht Frankfurt — FS2, 2:20 p.m. Bundesliga Weekly — Fox Soccer Plus, 2 p.m. College Basketball College Basketball Live: ACC Coaches Roundtable 2 — ESPNU, 3 […]

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 08:  Quarterback Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies passes against the Oregon Ducks on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Your 2016 Week 9 college football announcing schedule

Thursday, October 27 7 PM – Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (ESPN) Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge 7:30 PM- Appalachian State at Georgia Southern (ESPNU) Dave LaMont, Rocky Boiman 7:30 PM- Ohio at Toledo (CBSSN) Jason Horowitz, Ben Leber, John Schriffen 7:30 PM- Akron at Buffalo (BCSN, SPEC OH/NY, ESPN3) Ben Wagner, Ryan Cavanaugh, Amy Audibert […]


White Sox homer Hawk Harrelson is rooting for… the Cubs?

Baseball’s most notorious homer has found room in his heart for another team. Hawk Harrelson, who calls play-by-play for the White Sox with unabashed hometown bias, is rooting the Cubs in the World Series, according to the Chicago Tribune. Harrelson watches every postseason game at his Florida home, and he pulls for the Cubs. Why? “One, it’s great for […]