NHL Network puts big US and Canadian markets on schedule

We take more than our few slap shots at the NHL Network here at Awful Announcing, but the one thing the channel is truly good for is a slate of live games that supplements what NBC and NBCSN bring to the table the rest of the week. They also, for the most part, usually provide […]


MLB.tv is reviewing blackouts for the 2015 season

Could there finally be something resembling a solution to MLB.tv’s blackout issues before the 2015 season? Well…maybe. During an interview this week, MLBAM head Bob Bowman said that he is “optimistic” that a deal could be reached soon to allow fans to watch in-market games on MLB.tv. However, as always, there’s a catch – users […]


MLB Network, Golf Channel, NFL Network, and NBATV Ratings Buzz: August 11-17

MLB Network Top 10 Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 SAT. NIGHT BASEBALL/JIP: Milwaukee/L.A. Dodgers Sat 10:00PM-11:40PM 100 0.2 367 2 SHOWCASE GAME: L.A. Dodgers/Atlanta or Detroit/Pittsburgh Tue 7:00PM-10:09PM 189 0.3 343 3 MLB TONIGHT POSTGAME Tue 10:09PM-11:12PM 63 0.2 245 4 AFTERNOON GAME JIP: Oakland/Kansas City Thu 3:51PM- 5:23PM 92 […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: August 11-17

NBCSN Top 10 Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester City/Newcastle Sun 10:55AM- 1:01PM 126 0.3 514 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: Everton/Leicester Sat 9:56AM-11:57AM 121 0.3 477 3 PREMIER LEAGUE: Southampton/Liverpool Sun 8:20AM-10:26AM 126 0.2 445 4 PREMIER LEAGUE: Swansea/Manchester United Sat 7:38AM- 9:44AM 126 0.3 417 5 PREMIER LEAGUE […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: August 11-17

ESPN Top 10 Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP: Michigan Sun 1:00PM- 4:30PM 210 3.2 5150 2 NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL: Jacksonville/Chicago Thu 8:00PM-11:12PM 192 2.6 3835 3 SPORTSCENTER EARLY (live) Sun 4:30PM- 5:00PM 30 1.5 2534 4 NASCAR SPRINT CUP COUNTDOWN (live) Sun 12:00PM- 1:00PM 60 1.4 1979 […]

Amy Van Dyken

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is walking after her ATV accident

Back in June, former Olympian and Fox Sports Radio host Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an ATV accident in which her spinal cord was severed. It was a very scary situation, but Van Dyken-Rouen kept a sense of humor about the situation and vowed to walk again, despite what seemed to be impossible circumstances. This […]


Will controversy and over-saturation lead the NFL to its cultural apex?

The NFL is not just the number one sport in America, it’s the number one brand of entertainment in the country, too.  Sunday Night Football has been the top primetime network television program in the land for multiple years running.  The Super Bowl continually sets records as the most watched event in the history of […]


5 Takeaways from Fox Sports 1′s first year feedback

Earlier this week, we asked you for your feedback on the first year of Fox Sports 1.  We, or anyone else, can write about the highs and lows of FS1′s first year, but it’s your opinions that really matter.  And to this point, there hasn’t been any outlet that asked for feedback from television viewers […]


Dick Enberg will call one last US Open tennis match

CBS Sports airs their final US Open tennis tournament this month before handing over the entire major championship to ESPN.  As part of the coverage, the network will look back at some of the tournament’s greatest moments while also welcoming a broadcast legend back to the booth for one last match. Legendary announcer and current […]

Gene Chizik

SEC Network adds Gene Chizik and David Greene

SEC Network has announced that they have added two new faces college football fans may be familiar with to round out their studio roster. Former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik and former Georgia QB David Greene have been hired with the hope that both men will be able to offer insight and analysis from their own […]


Viewing Picks for August 22, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. Essendon Bombers vs. Gold Coast Suns — Fox Soccer Plus, midnight Basketball Exhibition, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY United States vs. Puerto Rico — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Boxing Friday Night Fights, Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, […]


Fox launching fantasy football show starring Jay Glazer & David Spade

When we clamored for more “original, can’t miss” programming on Fox Sports 1, I don’t think this is what we had in mind. Fantasy Football Uncensored will debut on Fox Sports 1 on noon this Saturday, and re-air on Fox at 2 PM on Sunday. It stars Jay Glazer as the host and commissioner of […]


Manchester United fan quits job for Twitter, quits Twitter in five days

Twitter is a mysterious beast, filled with the trappings of normal society, with the luxury of it being mostly meaningless internet fodder. Some use the medium to break news, as newly founded tweeter @TotallyManU decided he wanted to do.  Deadspin chronicled his or her remarkable journey that should be told for generations to come. @TotallyManU wanted […]


This is what happens when multiple MLB teams share a social media guy

Because we’re aware that most pro sports teams now have their own social media teams (or at least solo experts), we had assumed that all of them did. Clearly, that isn’t the case. Because as Marc Normandin at SB Nation points out, on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays’ official Twitter account mistook itself for the Texas Rangers’ […]


AA Q&A: Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz has been with CBS Sports since 1985. He hasn’t hosted The Masters for that long, it only seems that way. Nantz has been a college football studio host twice for CBS, called play-by-play on the sport, been on the PGA Tour and The Masters, hosted The NFL Today from 1998 through 2004 and since […]