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WWE Raw draws second-lowest non holiday viewership since 1997

WWE Raw has been a staple on Monday nights for the last 22 (yes, 22!) years. But this past Monday’s edition of Raw sunk to depth that WWE hasn’t seen in years. The show drew only 3.46 million viewers, the second-lowest viewership for a non-holiday edition of Raw since 1997. The only lower episode went up […]

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Fox exec blasts U.S. Open critics: “You thought we were going to be perfect on our first show?”

Fox Sports took plenty of criticism for its inaugural U.S. Open golf coverage, both from inside and outside the company, and some of Fox’s executives don’t think that’s fair. John Entz, Fox Sports’ president of production and executive producer of their U.S. Open coverage, told Sports Business Journal the critics’ expectations were unrealistic: “For someone like […]

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ESPN proclaims its web re-design a runaway success

It’s been three months since ESPN relaunched its website. At the time, we chronicled how it looked and while confusing, we noted how it was redone with mobiles and tablets in mind. And there was also the scrolling factor. Lots of scrolling. In fact, scrolling is still one of the main features of the site. […]

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Viewing Picks for July 1, 2015

All Times Eastern College Sports This is Auburn — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Golf PGA of America PGA Professional National Championship, Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon Course); Philadelphia Cricket Club (Militia Hill Course), Flourtown, PA Final Round — Golf Channel, 2 p.m. PGA Minority College Championship Highlights — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. The Golf Fix — […]

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MLB’s All-Star roster reveal show will now be over two days

If you thought the current hour-long format for MLB’s All-Star Game roster reveal show was too long, just wait until you hear what MLB is doing now. This year, the roster reveal show on ESPN will take place over *two* days, July 5th and 6th. The starters will be revealed on Sunday the 5th, and […]

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U.S. Senior Open on Fox Improves Upon Last Week’s Debut

Though it aired with considerably less fanfare than the U.S. Open, the U.S. Senior Open was a second chance of sorts for Fox. Last weekend, the 50-and-over major championship aired on the Fox family of networks. It was a good opportunity for Joe Buck, Greg Norman, and company, to improve upon last week’s Fox golf […]

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Is ESPN becoming a drain on Disney’s bottom line?

For years, the conventional wisdom about ESPN it’s been a cash cow for its parent company Disney. And while that has been true, it appears that with its rising costs due to programming and production, Wall Street analysts are nervous that as ESPN has to pay more for live sports (new contracts have kicked in […]

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American soccer comes full circle with JP Dellacamera in 2015

It’s the most famous moment in the history of American soccer.  Brandi Chastain’s successfully converted penalty kick to win the 1999 Women’s World Cup for the US Women’s National Team.  Almost 18 million people watched that game on ABC, which is still one of the biggest soccer audiences in American history and the most watched […]

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NFL Hires Two New Reporters In An On-Going Effort To Dominate NFL Media

The NFL is hiring a bevy of reporters in an effort to have the entire country covered by the shield. Per John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily, the NFL has hired James Palmer, formerly of Comcast SportsNet Houston, to serve as the league’s Denver-based reporter, while poaching former agent turned scribe Rand Getlin from Yahoo Sports […]

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ESPN launching Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards

The ESPYs won’t be the only awards show ESPN airs in the month of July. Before the ESPYs air on ABC on July 15th, ESPN will hold the first ever Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards on July 14th in Los Angeles.  The new awards show will center on two major awards – the Sports […]

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Viewing Picks for June 30, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing Golden Boy Live, The 2300arena, Philadelphia, PA Light Heavyweights Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Paul Parker — Fox Sports 2, 8 p.m. Copa América Semifinal, Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo, Concepción, Chile Argentina vs. Paraguay — beIN Sports, 7:20 p.m. The Express Gameday — beIN Sports, 6 p.m. The Express: Chile 2015 […]

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