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Fox fills out its Women’s World Cup studio roster

Earlier this year, Fox announced that Rob Stone and Sky Sports’ Kate Abdo would be studio hosts for the FIFA Women’s World Cup which begins next month in Vancouver. We now know who will join Stone and Abdo next month. Fox recently unveiled its studio analysts who we will see throughout the month-long tournament in […]

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Viewing Picks for May 3, 2015

All Times Eastern College Basketball Indiana at Maryland — Big Ten Network, 11 a.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech — ESPN3, 1 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Florida at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 1 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kentucky — SEC Network Plus, 1 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina — […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11:  Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao pose together at the end of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Outages reported nationwide on Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV

The pay per view cablecast for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao has begun, but for viewers nationwide who have been trying to buy the fight in the hours leading up to the big event, they are finding some difficulty. Subscribers to some of the major cable and satellite providers report problems in accessing the […]

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Rachel Nichols turns down Mayweather-Pacquiao credential after being banned from fight

Turner Sports reporter Rachel Nichols will not cover Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. After a saga that began when Nichols and ESPN/HBO’s Michelle Beadle tweeted that they were being banned from covering the bout, Nichols released a statement that contradicted the explanation given by Mayweather’s camp: Have had a bunch of folks asking questions about the Mayweather issue. Here’s […]

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Cubs fans want Harry Caray video for seventh inning stretch

The singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch is more of a tradition at Wrigley Field than other ballparks around the country. And Cubs fans want to embrace that tradition even more by going away from the “celebrity” guests that have done the singing over the last 16 years […]

Members of the media work in a tent ahead of the upcoming fight between WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two boxers will face each other in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.

It won’t be that easy to see Mayweather-Pacquiao at a local bar

Typically when there’s a huge sports event airing on a weekend, fans will flock to their local sports bar to watch it on numerous large televisions, eat greasy good, and drink excessively. But it may be difficult for fans to find bars airing the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tonight – simply because it’s too damn expensive for […]

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MLB on Fox has started 2015 very well

2014 was a bit of a disappointing year of MLB on Fox, with games on Fox Sports 1 off to a poor start for their first season on the network. But in 2015, things appear to be turning around, with average viewership rising by 26% over the first three Saturdays of the season, good for […]

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Viewing Picks for May 2, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football San Jose SaberCats at Arizona Rattlers — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Australian Rules Football Melbourne Demons vs. Fremantle Dockers — Fox Sports 2, 11 p.m. Boxing Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV Main Event — Pay per view, 9 p.m. Mayweather/Pacquiao Red Carpet — ESPN, […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: April 20-26

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NBA on TNT Monday, April 20, 2015 “NBA Playoffs Pre-Game Show” (8:00-8:09 p.m.) 1.1 household rating, 1.623 million viewers -14% from 1.887 million on 04/21/14 Eastern Conference First Round Game 2: […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: April 20-26

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 PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea vs. Arsenal Sun 10:56AM- 1:11PM 135 0.6 979 2 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: April 20-26

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-1ST ROUND: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio (Game 3) Fri 9:51PM-12:01AM 130 2.2 3411 2 […]

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Golf reporter loses credentials for using Periscope during practice round

As new technology continues to blossom, sports organizations have two choices – embrace the new technology, or bury their heads in the sand and keep living in the Stone Age. The PGA apparently falls into the latter category. On Thursday, golf reporter Stephanie Wei had her credentials revoked for the entire season…because she used Periscope to […]

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NFL beat writers fill the pick tipping void on social media

The NFL went the extra mile in preserving the dramatic presentation of the 2015 NFL Draft and prevent the widespread pick tipping that has become commonplace on social media in recent years.  In addition to strong-arming gently requesting that ESPN and NFL Network ensure their reporters did not reveal picks ahead of time, the NFL also requested […]

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2015 NFL Draft ratings down from last year, but still pretty good

Maybe it was the Johnny Manziel effect. With the NFL Draft moving to Chicago and selections that didn’t make for really compelling television, the 1st round of the Annual Player Selection Meeting drew a lower overnight rating than 2014. After Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota were chosen 1-2, there really wasn’t much drama in this […]

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