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Viewing Picks for July 31, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Fremantle Dockers vs. Sydney Swans — FS2, 1 a.m. Basketball Women’s USA Women’s National Team Showcase, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY United States vs. Australia — NBA TV, 4 p.m. CFL Toronto Argonauts at Ottawa Redblacks — ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. Drag Racing NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: July 18-24

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 7/24/16 3:28 PM 6:54 PM 5217 […]

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ESPN Radio posts 27% gain in impressions, 42% gain in female audience

It seems that some of ESPN Radio’s plans to shake up sports talk are bearing fruit. The company has focused on adding and emphasizing new and diverse voices, with more shows led by women (including The Trifecta with Sarah Spain, Jane McManus and Kate Fagan, pictured above, and TMI with Michelle Beadle and Ramona Shelburne) […]

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Viewing Picks for July 30, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Collingwood Magpies vs. West Coast Eagles — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. St. Kilda Saints — FS1, 5 a.m. Basketball The Basketball Tournament, Rose Hill Gym, Fordham University, The Bronx, New York, NY Semifinals Team Colorado vs. Always A Brave — ESPN, 5 p.m. City […]

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ESPN airs what might be the slowest graphic ever

ESPN’s graphics department must be trying to squeeze in as much air-time as possible because their latest visual might be their slowest ever. SportsCenter showed a graphic of the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants facing off against each other and the amount of distance between the two series. It’s standard stuff really. So, why would […]

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Skydiver plans to jump without wingsuit or parachute on live television

Add Luke Aikins to the list of people attempting highly dangerous stunts live in front of millions of television viewers in search of infamy. On Saturday, Aikins will jump out of an airplane at 25,000 feet without a wingsuit or parachute. The event will be part of a 60-minute special televised by FOX, allowing millions to see […]

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Warren Sapp snatched shark out, hung on to it before it bit him

It turns out there’s even more to the story of Warren Sapp getting bit by a shark, including that he instigated the incident. The former NFL Network analyst joined The Rich Eisen Show Thursday to discuss the shark bite, which happened Wednesday while he was free-diving for lobster off a charter boat in the Florida […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: July 18-24

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 VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT (live) Sun 7/24/16 8:00 PM 12:00 AM 1372 522 […]

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Fleetwood Mac performs concert for Vin Scully at celeb-packed gala

The Vin Scully farewell tour has not only continued steadily as the legendary Dodgers announcer’s final season has progressed, it has seemed to get bigger. On Thursday night, Fleetwood Mac performed a set at Dodger Stadium in Scully’s honor at a gala attended by Sylvester Stallone, Matthew McConaughey, John Mayer, Arsenio Hall and Will Forte, according […]

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Ratings for Bill Simmons’ ‘Any Given Wednesday’ aren’t pretty

Last time we checked in on Bill Simmons’ new HBO show, Any Given Wednesday, ratings had just risen 39 percent from the first to the second episode. So let’s just real quick see how things have gone since then, and… AHHH, avert your eyes! Yiiiiiikes, that’s not good. It’s never a positive sign when fewer and fewer people […]

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Turner Sports pleased with ratings on first season of ‘ELeague’

With the proliferation of eSports across many platforms in recent years, it increasingly looks like the future of sports includes watching people play video games. And while ESPN has aired eSports on TV and devoted a section of its web site to gaming (as has Yahoo), Turner sports has made the most ambitious commitment to the […]

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