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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: May 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 RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Game 7: Washington at N.Y. Rangers Wed 7:31PM-10:57PM 206 1.6 2709 2 […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: May 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. ESPN Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS: Cleveland at Chicago (Game 6) Thu 8:04PM-10:34PM 150 4.2 6592 2 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONFERENCE […]

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Jeff Gordon will join the NASCAR on Fox broadcast booth for 2016

Since winning NASCAR rights for the first time in 2001, the trio of Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds has been in the broadcast booth for Fox Sports.  The three have seen NASCAR ride the roller coaster of national popularity and called some of the most tragic and most memorable moments in the history of […]

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Joel McHale will host this year’s ESPYs

It takes a lot for me to get excited for the ESPYs, ESPN’s annual manufactured awards show that takes place on the night after the All-Star Game.  The ESPYs has had some great, heartwarming moments, don’t get me wrong, but the manufactured nature of “Hollywood, California meets Bristol, Connecticut” has always been a bit too much. […]

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Pittsburgh Pirates promotion features sexual donuts!

This is just about the best giveaway I can ever remember seeing from a sports team.  On their Instagram page, the Pittsburgh Pirates were advertising a local Dunkin Donuts offering free Pirates tickets and… AND!!!… a “sexual Pirates donut.” Yes, sexual Pirates donuts. The post was taken down, but here’s a screenshot. I’m trying to […]

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Real Sports embracing social media in new ways with Ronda Rousey interview

Here’s an interesting sports media nugget from HBO.  We’ve seen an evolution at Real Sports this year with the program shifting away from Bryant Gumbel’s closing monologue to a variety of comedians with ties to the networks opining on topics in and around sports.  The shift is a nod from Real Sports to reach younger […]

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Viewing Picks for May 22, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football St. Kilda Saints vs. West Coast Eagles — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. Greater Western Sydney Giants vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Soccer Plus, midnight AFL Highlights — Fox Soccer Plus, 11 p.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Omega Products Center, Corona, CA Boxcino 2015 Heavyweight and Junior Middleweight Finals […]

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AA Podcast #119 – Men in Blazers

We’re privileged to be joined on this week’s podcast by the biggest winners in our yearly People’s Sports Media Awards – Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, better known as the Men in Blazers. The best British export since the Spice Girls have taken America by storm in the last year – first with their work […]

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Chris Russo and Peter King have heated exchange over DeflateGate

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo has really been living up to that moniker with his scorching takes on DeflateGate, condemning Tom Brady and the Patriots organization, and even Brady’s dad! On yesterday’s Mad Dog Radio, he took aim at another target closely associated with the NFL – Peter King. Doggie and King had quite the heated […]

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Cavs-Hawks, Inside the NBA both clobber NHL in overnights

The gulf between the NBA and the NHL in terms of playoff viewership was on full display on Wednesday night. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavs and Hawks on TNT drew a solid 5.6 overnight, up 12% from Game 1 of Spurs-Thunder last year. Furthermore, the post-game edition of Inside the NBA […]

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With David Letterman Gone, Who In Sports Could Shine In Late Night?

David Letterman retired last night, but not before he and his crack staff in the home office got one more sports reference into Late Show lore. Peyton Manning, clearly one of Dave’s favorite athletes ever if you go by the reaction given during Manning’s cameo in the show’s final Top Ten list, got to crack […]

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TNA Wrestling has been canceled by Destination America

The marriage between TNA Wrestling and Destination America didn’t even last a year. Hell, it was just six months ago when TNA announced that Impact Wrestling would be moving to the Discovery-owned network at the beginning of 2015. Late on Wednesday night, the news broke that Destination America had canceled Impact Wrestling, which will take […]

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NBC Sports announces channel listing for BPL Championship Sunday

The Barclays Premier League Championship and all four Champions League positions have been wrapped up along with two of the three relegation positions, but that doesn’t mean that NBC is going to skimp on coverage for the final day of the season. On Championship Sunday, NBC will air all ten matches like at 10 PM […]

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Fox Sports names three reporters for Women’s World Cup

Fox Sports has added three reporters to their coverage of the Women’s World Cup, and all three names should be familiar to those who watch Fox Sports programming. Julie Stewart-Binks, Jenny Taft, and Grant Wahl will all cover the event for Fox in unique ways, doing more than just standard sideline reporting. Stewart-Binks has the […]

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Viewing Picks for May 21, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball ACC Tournament, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC Day Three North Carolina State vs. Notre Dame — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 11 a.m. Louisville vs. Clemson — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 3 p.m. Florida State vs. North Carolina — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Big Ten Conference Tournament, Target […]

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