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Viewing Picks for 4th of July, 2015

All Times Eastern HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!!!! Basketball FIBA U19 World Championship Semifinal, Heraklion Arena, Heraklion, Greece United States vs. Greece — ESPNU, 1:30 p.m. Beach Volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, The Hague, Netherlands Men’s Semifinals — Universal Sports, 6 p.m. (same day coverage) Women’s Finals — Universal Sports, 8 p.m. (same day coverage) CFL […]

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Exploding rights fees putting the squeeze on sports networks

Two major stories that broke in the last week at arguably the two most prominent sports divisions in the country had the same underlying theme: the need to keep costs under control. – First, this website reported cuts were being made at Fox Sports 1 at the television newsdesk.  Not only were there some jobs lost […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: June 22-28

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. Golf Channel Top 10 (and Select) Programs RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PGA TOUR: 2015 Travelers Championship Sun 1:00PM- 2:30PM 90 0.6 801 2 GC PREGAME LIVE […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: June 22-28

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 INDYCAR SERIES: Auto Club Speedway – Fontana Sat 4:27PM- 7:49PM 202 0.3 512 2 INDYCAR CENTRAL […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: June 22-28

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 NBA DRAFT (live) Thu 7:31PM-12:22AM 291 2.4 3738 2 NBA DRAFT PRE/POST (live) Thu 7:00PM- […]

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Pete Rose finally responds to gambling allegations on Fox Sports 1

At the beginning of last week, Outside the Lines released a report detailing Pete Rose’s gambling on baseball games as a player in 1986. There hasn’t been *much* in response to the reports from Rose, but on Thursday night, he went on Fox Sports 1’s MLB Whiparound and commented on the report to Chris Myers. Well, […]

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Turner Sports has reinstated Greg Anthony

Greg Anthony’s exile from broadcasting following a January solicitation arrest is over. According to SI’s Richard Deitsch, Anthony has been reinstated by Turner Sports and will be working as an NBA analyst on NBA TV for Summer League games this week. As for Anthony’s long-term future, it’s still up in the air. Via SI… Turner […]

during the FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2015 in London, England.

NBC Sports will be airing the Barclays Asia Trophy tournament

The Barclays Premier League won’t kick off until the beginning of August on NBC and NBCSN, but if you need your fill of some preseason exhibition action, NBC Sports will still have you covered. On July 15th and 18th, NBC will air the four matches in the Barclays Asia Trophy tournament, which will be waged […]

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Viewing Picks for July 3, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Collingwood Magpies vs. Hawthorn Hawks — Fox Sports 2, 5;30 a.m. Richmond Tigers vs. Greater Western Sydney Giants — Fox Sports 2, 11:30 p.m. Basketball FIBA U19 World Championship Quarterfinal, Heraklion Arena, Heraklion, Greece United States vs. Italy — ESPNU, 11:15 a.m. Beach Volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship, […]

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Root Sports’ Jenny Cavnar to join Rockies radio booth tonight

Normally a Colorado Rockies-Arizona Diamondbacks game doesn’t get coverage here, but we have a major broadcast milestone tonight. Root Sports Rocky Mountain’s Jenny Cavnar will join the Rockies radio booth to call the game. You can count the number of women who call MLB games either on local radio or television on one hand and that […]

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