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Netflix won’t bid on live sports

Television networks have been fearful of Netflix for a long time. With plenty of movies, TV series, documentaries and foreign content, Netflix has revolutionized binge watching. The streaming service provides content to members whenever they want and however they want. But the one thing that has been missing has been live sports. Netflix has said […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 7:   Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks with members of the media prior to a game between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

MASN isn’t happy with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

The dispute over Washington Nationals rights fees between the Nationals, MLB, MASN, and the Baltimore Orioles remains contentious. Earlier this week, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made some comments that favored the Nationals after a ruling by a MLB panel in favor of the team receiving higher rights fees. Manfred defended the panel and the fees, […]

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Viewing Picks for May 24, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball American Athletic Conference Championship, Bright House Field, Clearwater, FL Houston vs. East Carolina — ESPNU, noon ACC Championship, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC North Carolina State vs. Florida State — ESPN2, 1 p.m. Big East Conference Tournament, TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE St. John’s vs. Creighton — Fox Sports […]

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Jeff Van Gundy reportedly a candidate for Pelicans coaching job

ESPN has had relatively good luck with their top analysts staying in place and resisting the temptation to return to the coaching profession.  But that may not be the case much longer.  Lead NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy is reportedly a candidate for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans job. Van Gundy has been with ESPN […]

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Viewing Picks for May 23, 2015

All Times Eastern Arena Football Portland Thunder at Orlando Predators — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football Essendon Bombers vs. Brisbane Lions — Fox Soccer Plus, 11 p.m. Boxing PBC on NBC, Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA Super Middleweight Title Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale — NBC, 4:30 p.m. College Baseball ACC Tournament, Durham […]

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Western Conference Finals up on ESPN

Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Rockets drew a 5.6 overnight for ESPN, up 47% from Game 2 of ESPN’s last Western Conference Finals, Spurs-Grizzlies in 2013. It was also up 27% from TNT’s broadcast of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs and Thunder last season. […]

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NBC is looking at a nightmare Stanley Cup Final ratings matchup

Heading into the Stanley Cup Conference Finals, the suits at NBC were surely crossing their fingers and doing whatever superstitious ritual they could think of to get a dream Stanley Cup Final in the ratings department: Rangers vs Blackhawks. Chicago.  New York.  Two members of the original six.  Two of the biggest markets in the country. […]

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Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: May 11-17

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, May 11, 2015 Eastern Conference Second Round Game 4: Atlanta Hawks @ Washington Wizards (7:00-9:41 p.m.) 2.1 household rating, 3.147 million viewers -43% from 5.540 million of […]

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NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: May 11-17

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 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Game 7: Washington at N.Y. Rangers Wed 7:31PM-10:57PM 206 1.6 2709 2 […]

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ESPN Ratings Buzz: May 11-17

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-CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS: Cleveland at Chicago (Game 6) Thu 8:04PM-10:34PM 150 4.2 6592 2 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONFERENCE […]

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Jeff Gordon will join the NASCAR on Fox broadcast booth for 2016

Since winning NASCAR rights for the first time in 2001, the trio of Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds has been in the broadcast booth for Fox Sports.  The three have seen NASCAR ride the roller coaster of national popularity and called some of the most tragic and most memorable moments in the history of […]

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Joel McHale will host this year’s ESPYs

It takes a lot for me to get excited for the ESPYs, ESPN’s annual manufactured awards show that takes place on the night after the All-Star Game.  The ESPYs has had some great, heartwarming moments, don’t get me wrong, but the manufactured nature of “Hollywood, California meets Bristol, Connecticut” has always been a bit too much. […]

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Real Sports embracing social media in new ways with Ronda Rousey interview

Here’s an interesting sports media nugget from HBO.  We’ve seen an evolution at Real Sports this year with the program shifting away from Bryant Gumbel’s closing monologue to a variety of comedians with ties to the networks opining on topics in and around sports.  The shift is a nod from Real Sports to reach younger […]

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