ATLANTA, GA - MAY 01:  Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry the Hawk high fives the fans in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Indiana Pacers during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 1, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Hawks are setting local ratings records

When you think of the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks do not usually come to mind. The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers and others get the main headlines, but the Hawks are the group setting records for local ratings this season. That’s what happens when you win 17 games in a […]

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Cowboys fans most active, Steelers fans most profane on Facebook

A social media company named Proofpoint analyzed the Facebook accounts of 12 NFL teams during the first three weeks of January, and came to some interesting conclusions about fans of those 12 teams during those three weeks. Dallas Cowboys fans were the most active fanbase, commenting over 247,000 times on the team’s Facebook activity in the […]

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Viewing Picks for January 31, 2015

All Times Eastern Bobsled FIBT World Cup, La Plagne, France Men’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. (same day coverage) College Basketball Viewing Picks College Hockey Men’s New Hampshire at Notre Dame — NBCSN, 6:30 p.m. North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha — Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Wisconsin — Big Ten Network, 8:10 […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 08:  Head coach Jim Mora of the UCLA Bruins looks on prior to the game against the Washington Huskies on November 8, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Jim Mora tweets picture of recruit, claims hacking, deletes account

UCLA coach Jim Mora isn’t doing so well on Twitter lately. Earlier this month, he deleted his account after getting into some hot water with Kansas State fans. Then, the account returned from Twitter purgatory on Thursday night and tweeted out this photo of Maea Teuhema, a 2015 recruit that UCLA is trying to lure […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NFL Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 2015 SENIOR BOWL Sat 4:00PM- 7:30PM 210 0.5 668 2 PRO BOWL DRAFT Wed 8:00PM-10:12PM […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

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 2015 NHL ALL-STAR GAME Sun 5:00PM- 8:08PM 188 0.7 1194 2 2015 NHL SUPERSKILLS COMPETITION Sat […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: January 19-25

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 2015 NFL PRO BOWL Sun 8:00PM-11:24PM 204 5.1 8770 2 NFL COUNTDOWN (live) Sun 6:08PM- 8:00PM […]

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 15:  Yao Ming (R) former NBA basketball star talk with Shaquille O'Neal during the 2014 NBA Global Games match between the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings at MasterCard Center on October 15, 2014 in Beijing, China.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

NBA set to earn $700 million from Chinese streaming deal with Tencent

Television rights deals have become one of the main sources of income for professional sports leagues over the years.  It’s a multi-million dollar business, and often times, multi-billion dollar business for the biggest leagues.  But when it comes to revenue from television deals, we usually just focus on what professional sports earn in America.  There’s a […]

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ESPN won’t have an online MLS package this year as MLS Live returns

When Major League Soccer inked their new rights deal with ESPN, one of the most interesting subplots of the deal was ESPN also acquiring the digital rights to MLS games. ESPN was supposedly creating an over the top service for MLS games that wouldn’t be airing nationally, but apparently, that’s not the case for the 2015 season. […]

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Viewing Picks for January 30, 2015

All Times Eastern Bobsled FIBT World Cup, La Plagne, France Women’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 1 p.m. (same day coverage) Boxing Friday Night Fights, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, CT Lightweights Karl Dargan vs. Tony Luis — ESPN2, 9 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Harvard at Princeton — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Yale at Columbia — American […]

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Marshawn Lynch might be fined six figures over his hat? Are you serious, NFL?

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been attending all the media sessions in Glendale, Ariz. at Super Bowl XLIX. Throughout his mandatory appearances, Lynch has said nothing of note, repeatedly stating the only reason for his presence is to avoid a fine from the NFL. Unfortunately for Lynch, he might be fined anyway. During […]

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Fox Sports has promise, but there’s plenty of work to do after USMNT debut

Ed Note: This post appears courtesy our friends at 32 Flags, Bloguin’s international soccer vertical. When it was announced that ESPN and Fox Sports would split a 10-game schedule of United States men’s national team games, there was a collective groan from most of the soccer viewing public. The hardcore fan had been put off […]

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The Atlanta Hawks now have the best Twitter account in sports

The Atlanta Hawks have been all the rage in the NBA this season.  Their 17th straight win last night now puts them in the Top 15 of all-time NBA winning streaks.  At 38-8, they have the best record in the Eastern Conference by 7 games and are doing it with a perfectly assembled lineup of […]

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Super Bowl XLIX should smash the television viewership record yet again

For 11 out of the past 13 years, the Super Bowl has seen an increase in viewership, culminating in the record 111.5 million people that tuned in for last year’s game.  Eventually, the list of the most watched programs in American television history will be nothing but Super Bowls as the game competes only with […]

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