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NBC set Premier League, MLS records last weekend

On an important soccer weekend, NBC drew good numbers from leagues both domestic and imported. Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea drew 1.29 million viewers to the Peacock, ranking it as the most-watched Premier League match in the network’s 15-month history televising EPL games. It’s the second-most watched Premier League fixture ever in America, behind, […]

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Kiko Alonso’s Weird World of Gourmet Cooking

Campbell Soup’s sponsorship of the National Football League over the years has led to some strange, out there promotions. We’ve had Donovan McNabb and his mom starting off a years-long trend of NFL players and their moms appearing in commercials. The videos you’re about to see, however, might be the most left field things the […]

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Giants-Royals Game 7 draws, unsurprisingly, massive ratings

The 2014 World Series will be remembered for its compelling, overarching narrative despite — on a game-by-game basis, at least — being fairly non-compelling. I mean, the very fact that the Royals were there and the series went back and forth makes it a classic. That said, the numbers are there: this is the first […]

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the next MLB team to cash in locally

Congratulations, Arizona Diamonbacks – you’re the latest MLB team to get an infusion of cash thanks to a new local television deal! According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are “getting very close” to a 15 or 20 year local TV contract that will “double or maybe triple” the $31 million that […]

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WWE Network posts pitiful third quarter numbers

I don’t want to say that WWE Network is struggling, but the latest subscriber numbers revealed by WWE might be best described as disappointing. Good news: we added 281,000 subscribers! Bad news: we lost 250,000 subscribers! And keep in mind: this quarter was the first in which WWE Network was launched overseas, which resulted in a […]

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Viewing Picks for October 30, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Golden Boy Live, Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA Junior Welterweights Danny O’Connor vs. Andrew Farmer — Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m. College Football Florida State at Louisville — ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Troy at Georgia Southern — ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Saint Joseph’s College at Indianapolis — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. BTN […]

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The Chevy guy stole the show at the World Series trophy presentation

What an honor it must have been for Madison Bumgarner, after one of the great performances in the history of the World Series, to receive a new truck from Chevy REGIONAL ZONE MANAGER Rikk Wilde! With two K’s! Wilde’s performance did not quite capture the poise and composure of Bumgarner as he nervously fought his way […]

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Royals-Giants Game 6 down 30% from last year

It’s a case of glass half-full versus half-empty for Major League Baseball and Fox with viewership numbers in for Tuesday night’s Game 6.  The 10-0 Royals victory drew 13.37 million viewers on Tuesday night and an 8.9 overnight rating.  Both of those figures are series highs. However, the 13.37 million viewers represents the lowest watched […]

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Your Week 9 NFL Announcing Schedule

Thursday, October 30  New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, NFLN 8:25 pm, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms & Tracy Wolfson Sunday, November 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns, FOX 1 pm, Thom Brennaman, David Diehl & Laura Okmin Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys, FOX 1 pm, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Erin Andrews Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans, FOX 1 pm, Kenny […]

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Cowboys-Redskins most watched MNF game since 2010

What if I told you that the most watched Monday Night Football game in four years featured former Browns QBs Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden dueling for a period of time?  No, it’s not some fictional 30 for 30 lead-in.  It’s true! Cowboys-Redskins delivered monster ratings for Monday Night Football, pushing them not only to a […]

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Charles Barkley again hints at leaving TNT soon

Charles Barkley has not been shy of his wishes to not stay in the television industry too long.  Although he’s a heck of a lot younger than many other analysts and broadcasters working today (51), it’s hard to believe he’s been doing this for almost 15 years. As far back as 2012, Barkley has made […]

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Week 8 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams have the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy. Byes: San Francisco, NY Giants 1. New Orleans (NBC) - 50.1 The highest rating for any local market so far this season […]

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MLB and NFL spending money on the mid-term elections

If you’re a regular visitor to Awful Announcing, you can probably count one on one hand the amount of political stories on this site. We normally allow other sites to handle politics and we keep to sports media. It’s been good that way. But a story came to our attention that we couldn’t ignore. The […]

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Real Tweets from Real People – Jeff Long’s mentions

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has the most unenviable job in the world right now as the chair and spokesman for the first ever College Football playoff committee.  Long handled the explanations of the first rankings as best as could be expected, explaining the group’s decisions with logic, reason, and consistency.  Long appears to be […]

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