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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 5:  Boxing legend Muhammad Ali greets the crowd before he unveils a new wallscape for addidas with his daughter, Laila Ali, on February 5, 2003 in Harlem, New York City. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

PBS series “In Their Own Words” will highlight Muhammad Ali

The new PBS series titled “In Their Own Words” will highlight three noteworthy individuals through their own memorable quotes. PBS will cover Jim Henson and Queen Elizabeth II, but the profile which should be seen by sports fans will air in the series’ second episode and is a one-hour feature on Muhammad Ali. Ali’s profile will expand on […]


Stephanie Ready becomes NBA’s first full-time female game analyst with Hornets

As if often does, the NBA broke another barrier on Thursday when Fox Sports Southeast announced that Stephanie Ready would become the first full-time female NBA game analyst, joining Eric Collins and Dell Curry at the broadcast position with the Charlotte Hornets. This will be Ready’s 12th year as a member of Hornets broadcasts, and […]


TuneIn Radio now streaming MLB and English Premier League

Some of you might be familiar with the TuneIn app which allows listeners to access radio stations all over the U.S., Canada and the entire globe. It’s also a great way to listen to sports as it has an agreement with Westwood One Radio for the NCAA Tournament and carries local station feeds for college […]

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Pac-12 Network testing a signal on DirecTV, what does this mean?

We told you earlier this summer that satellite provider DirecTV had been conducting informal talks with Pac-12 Network. It appears that the league-owned network is reaching the next step with a signal test. Some people noticed that Pac-12 Network appeared for a brief period Wednesday on channel 612 which would be in the neighborhood of […]


King for a day: 5 changes at NBC Sports

This week we’ll do something new at Awful Announcing – a series that is a great intellectual endeavor for us that will put fear into the hearts of network executives around the country.  In this series, we’ll imagine a scenario where we are put in charge of each of the major sports networks for one […]


Lou Holtz is joining SiriusXM to host shows about college football… and golf

Well, Lou Holtz’s “retirement” didn’t last long. The legendary college football coach retired from ESPN this past year after working a number of years as a television analyst for the network.  When Holtz left the network in April he said “I have no intentions of broadcasting anymore.” Those intentions lasted just a few months as […]

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6 Simple Ways Ballers Could Be Better In Season 2

Ballers just concluded its rookie season and showed enough promise and ratings to get an early green-light for season two. I predicted as much when I did my advanced review in June as The Rock plus flashy subject matter with a young male target audience was very likely going to be enough to make it […]


NFL on CBS broadcast teams revealed for 2015 season

The NFL on CBS revealed their 2015 broadcast teams and decided to stand pat, making almost no changes in the booth. CBS will be broadcasting Super Bowl 50 next February, and they will be employing their top stalwarts, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, with Tracy Wolfson on the sidelines once again. This same trio is […]