ESPN and Turner to share in NBA jersey ad revenue

When the new NBA media rights deal was announced, it was not a surprise that ESPN and Turner renewed their deals for billions of dollars. As we looked further into the details, we noted that much of the status quo would remain. ESPN/ABC would stay as the home of the Finals. Turner would still maintain […]

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Inside the Numbers: Thursday Night Football vs. NLCS

When you look at the overall numbers, the New York Jets-New England Patriots game on CBS/NFL Network easily beat Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1. The combined rating of 10.1 for Thursday Night Football outpaced what Fox Sports 1 garnered, 3.1 for the NLCS series-clinching game. But as most […]


Viewing Picks for October 19, 2014

All Times Eastern CFL Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders — ESPN3, 4 p.m. College Football Championship Drive: Who’s In? — ESPN, 8:30 p.m. College Soccer Men’s Maryland at Indiana — Big Ten Network, 1 p.m. Oregon State at UCLA — Pac-12 Networks, 8 p.m. Women’s Texas Tech at Texas Christian — Fox College Sports Central, […]


Brett Favre was a no-show for College GameDay

If you saw College GameDay this morning, you may have noticed Ken Griffey, Jr. was the guest prognosticator during the Saturday Selections segment. He was supposed to be joined by former Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre. Chris Fowler announced that Favre’s plane had mechanical problems and thus, he […]


Viewing Picks for October 18, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Fight Night, 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, PA Heavyweights Steve Cunningham vs. Natu Visinia — NBCSN, 9 p.m. World Championship Boxing, Stub Hub Center, Carson, CA World Middleweight Championship Bout Gennnady Golovkin vs. Marco Anthony Rubio — HBO, 10 p.m. CFL Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts — ESPN3, 4 p.m. Calgary Stampeders at […]

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Tristan Thompson Concludes Interview By Kissing Sideline Reporter

Last we checked in on Tristan Thompson, he was deciding if he should shoot jumpers with his right hand or left, a somewhat odd dilemma to be having at the NBA level. While he may have been indecisive on how to shoot, that indecisiveness seems to not carry over to his on camera persona where […]

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Mike Francesa is ramping up the rhetoric vs Fox Sports 1

Mike Francesa may have been told to stop talking about his Fox Sports 1 simulcast problems, but it doesn’t mean that he won’t complain when given the opportunity. In a rare case of his show was actually airing on Fox Sports 1 on Thursday, Francesa discussed his situation with two callers who complained that they […]


Chris Webber is part of a group that wants to buy the Hawks

Chris Webber wants to follow in the footsteps of former ESPN broadcaster Magic Johnson and buy a chunk of a sports team. But unlike Johnson, Webber is sticking to basketball, and is reportedly targeting the Atlanta Hawks. He posted a note on Twitter Thursday morning about his ownership interests. The Hawks have come under fire in […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: October 6-12

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 REGULAR SEASON: Philadelphia at Boston Wed 7:27PM-10:06PM 159 0.6 956 2 NHL REGULAR SEASON: San […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: October 6-12

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 NFL REGULAR SEASON: Seattle at Washington Mon 8:15PM-11:41PM 206 8.2 13122 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: Ole […]

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David Ortiz, Nick Swisher will work as World Series analysts for Fox

Every year, Fox drags a couple of active players into the World Series analyst fray. Last year, A.J. Pierzynski and Jimmy Rollins did some work for Fox, and did a pretty good job. This year, two new players will be working as analysts for Fox during the World Series – David Ortiz and Nick Swisher. Most […]