Viewing Picks for July 25, 2016

All Times Eastern Basketball Women’s Olympic Exhibition, Galen Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA United States vs. USA Select Team — NBA TV, 10 p.m. CFL Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts — ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. College Football B1G Football Media Day 2016: Day 1 of 2 — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. 2016 […]

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 13:  A flag flutters in the breeze during previews ahead of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 13, 2016 in Troon, Scotland.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: July 11-17

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. MLB Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME Sat 7/16/16 2:00 PM 5:10 PM 539 135 […]

Jordy Hultberg

Louisiana sports radio host arrested in domestic dispute

Jordy Hultberg, a former LSU basketball and current sports radio host in Lafayette, LA, is accused of pushing his estranged wife into a dresser after she caught him with another woman. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says Hultberg’s wife went to his house to check on him after her daughter was worried about him. […]

Playstation Vue

More local CBS stations added to PlayStation Vue; four in NFL markets

Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming TV service is getting farther off the ground. Multichannel News reports that Vue has now hashed agreements with local CBS stations in nine markets and all are outside of the network’s owned-and-operated station group. According to Multichannel, the affiliates are owned by Midwest Television, Raycom and Sinclar in several smaller markets. […]


Viewing Picks for July 24, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Cleveland Gladiators at Arizona Rattlers — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Australian Rules Football Hawthorn Hawks vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. Basketball USA Basketball Showcase, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA United States vs. Communist China — NBA TV, 8 p.m. Cycling Tour de France Stage 21: Chantilly to […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13:  Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Arsene Wenger Manager of Arsenal look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on January 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Facebook doesn’t know the difference between Liverpool and Arsenal

Facebook’s Trending Topics has been a source of controversy in recent months.  Earlier this year, there were allegations that Facebook suppressed news stories that were more politically conservative in nature from their trending bar even if they actually drew enough traffic to be considered “trending.” On Saturday, Facebook’s trending topics drew attention for another reason – its inability […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: July 11-17

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 PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (live) Sun 7/17/16 1:48 PM 4:43 PM 3301 […]

Tony Reali bobblehead

Staten Island Yankees to give out 2,500 Tony Reali bobbleheads

There have only been a few broadcasters immortalized in bobblehead form, and it’s even more unusual to see someone who doesn’t call games for the team commemorated this way, but that’s what will happen Saturday night when the short-season A ball Staten Island Yankees host the Tri-City ValleyCats in New York-Penn League action. The Yankees […]


MLB Network’s Hall of Fame introduction video is awesome

You probably forgot about the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year. It’s understandable – NBA free agency captured much of our attention this month. We’re fretting about the Olympics in a couple of weeks. Football is coming. But the induction of Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza takes place this Sunday, and as […]


Viewing Picks for July 23, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Portland Steel at Tampa Bay Storm — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Melbourne Demons — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Geelong Cats vs. Adelaide Crows — FS1, 5 a.m. Basketball The Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals, Gallagher Center, Philadelphia, PA City of Gods vs. The […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 19: Kyrie Irving #10 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team speaks to NBA TV during practice on July 19, 2016 at Mendenhall Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

USA Basketball will simulcast NBA TV streams of pre-Olympic games on Facebook

Facebook’s importance as a place for sports streaming is continuing to grow. There have been plenty of broadcasts on Facebook Live before, from MLB teams doing behind-the-scenes content to an unexpected ACC lacrosse championship broadcast, and key Facebook executives like VP of partnerships Dan Rose have talked about even more, so USA Basketball’s announcement Friday […]

Dick Vitale

Dick Vitale tweets Trump’s speech “filled with lies,” deletes, might write in Coach K

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is known for his enthusiasm about basketball, charitable fundraising, concerts and movies, but he’s also apparently very into fact-checking political speeches. On Friday, Vitale tweeted a link to a USA Today article fact-checking Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech from Thursday night, and commented on it in typical Dickie […]