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Sarah Palin: “Terrorists using ESPN to mislead the public”

In case you thought Sarah Palin was going to tone down her criticism of ESPN in the wake of Curt Schilling’ suspension, think again. First came Palin’s Facebook rant in defense of fellow conservative Curt Schilling and calling out ESPN for suspending him (indefinitely apparently) after tweeting an offensive message comparing Muslims to Nazis.  Next, Palin […]

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 29:  Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States competes in the Women's 4x400 Metres Relay heats during day eight of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

Viewing Picks for August 29, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arena Bowl XVIII, Stockton Arena, Stockton, CA San Jose SaberCats vs. Jacksonville Sharks — ESPN, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Western Bulldogs — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA Featherweights Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares — ESPN, […]

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Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers in 2016

Don’t panic, everyone – Vin Scully will be back in the broadcast booth at Dodger Stadium for the 2016 season, his 67th with the team. “I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23: head coach Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins watches pregame warm up against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Redskins coach Jay Gruden would like the media to stop calling him fat

Jay Gruden’s first season as coach of the Washington Redskins didn’t go so well, as the team went 4-12. Perhaps the biggest concern is that Robert Griffin III appears to be regressing under his tutelage, and the quarterback is enduring heavy scrutiny. Gruden has advised his players to “tune out the noise” and avoid the […]

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NFL video-ad partnership with Facebook has quietly ended

Which side clicked the “Unlike” option? The NFL and Facebook have quietly ended their video ad partnership, according to the Wall Street Journal. The two sides reached an agreement late last year that would allow NFL clips to be promoted in people’s Facebook feeds. Unlike most videos, which typically have an ad run before the chosen […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: August 17-23

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Viewership for the week’s sports telecasts on the CBS broadcast network: PGA Tour: 2015 Wyndham Championship Third Round (Aug. 22 3:00-6:01 p.m.) 4.235 million total viewers; 771,000 adults 18-49 Pro Bull […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: August 17-23

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 VIEWER RANK A18-49 RANK PROGRAM DAY START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (live) Sat 8/22/15 7:58 PM […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: August 17-23

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 VIEWER RANK A18-49 RANK PROGRAM DAY START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 1 NFL PRESEASON Thu 8/20/15 8:00 PM 10:55 PM 3874 […]

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Jessica Mendoza replacing Curt Schilling on Sunday Night Baseball this week

After learning earlier this week that Curt Schilling would not be on this weekend’s broadcast of Sunday Night Baseball, the question that arose was whether or not he would be replaced in the booth. An answer came last night, with the news reported by Tom Hoffarth that Jessica Mendoza will be joining Dan Shulman and […]

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Now in year two, SEC Network finds itself worth more than Big Ten Network

In its first year of operation, SEC Network has surpassed expectations in terms of market penetration and market value. Starting last August and made available in 90 million homes, SEC Network had one of the widest cable launches in history. And thanks to its subscriber fee that averages $0.66 in the conference footprint (as high as […]

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ESPN adds Joe Banner, names Josina Anderson National NFL Insider

ESPN has made one addition to their neverending parade of NFL analysts, and gave one reporter a promotion. Former Eagles and Browns executive Joe Banner is joining ESPN as a Front Office Insider, joining Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Mark Dominik, and Phil Savage at ESPN in the role. Josina Anderson has also been promoted to […]

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 27:  Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after crossing the finish line to win gold in the Men's 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for IAAF)

Viewing Picks for August 28, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Geelong Cats vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. AFL Highlights — Fox Soccer Plus, 4:30 a.m. Boxing ShoBox: The New Generation, The D Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV Heavyweights Derric Rossy vs. Trevor Bryan — Showtime, 11 p.m. Bundesliga VfL Volksburg vs. Schalke — Fox […]

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