HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 28:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans waits on the field before their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

JJ Watt doesn’t seem too thrilled about appearing on Hard Knocks

This week, it was announced by HBO that the Houston Texas would be featured on this season of Hard Knocks. One player who didn’t seem too happy about that? Texas defensive end JJ Watt, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He was on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, and when Patrick asked […]

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Fox Sports laying off its writers at regional networks?

On Friday news began leaking out on Twitter that Fox Sports was laying off its regional writers.  While Fox has launched two national networks recently in Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, it still contains a robust network of 18 regional channels (plus YES) that span coast to coast.  The regional networks are a significant […]


The Simpsons predicted the FIFA arrests last year

The Simpsons is still airing, and during a soccer-themed episode that aired more than a year ago, the show rather accurately portrayed a FIFA official getting arrested for corruption. https://youtu.be/UIj4c7dJsQ8 There was a South Park episode years ago that featured Butters getting exasperated that every one of his plans had already been done by The Simpsons. This […]

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 08:  A general view of court Philippe Chatrier during the men's singles semi final match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland during day 13 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2012 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for May 30, 2015

All Times Eastern Editor’s Note: This is partial for now. The complete list will be up Saturday morning. Australian Rules Football Richmond Tigers vs. Essendon Bombers — Fox Soccer Plus, 5 a.m. Golf European PGA Tour Irish Open, Royal County Down Golf Club (Championship Links) Newcastle, Northern Ireland 3rd Round — Golf Channel, 8:30 a.m. […]

AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 05:  Steve McCann of Australia competes in the BMX Vert Finals at the X Games Austin on June 5, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

X Games at a crossroads for ESPN

From June 4-7, the X Games return to Austin, Texas. ESPN is the broadcast home of the event and will be airing 26.5 hours of live coverage over the four days on ESPN, ABC, and ESPN3. Though attendance for last year’s games was the best in a decade, television ratings saw a major dip as […]


ESPN Miles Ahead of Competition in FIFA Election Coverage in America

Hours after Bob Ley of ESPN angrily ripped up a propagandist press release on ESPN’s air as part of the network’s in-depth coverage of the FIFA Congress and election for FIFA president, none of the other major sports networks in America that trade in the beautiful game had given the FIFA vote any coverage at […]


Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: May 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. NBA on TNT Wednesday, May 20, 2015 “NBA Playoffs Pre Game” (8:00-8:30 p.m.) 1.45 household rating, 2.061 million viewers +28% from 1.615 million on 05/19/14 Eastern Conference Finals Game 1: Cleveland […]


NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: May 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 RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS Game 2: Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers Mon 8:03PM-10:58PM 175 1.2 1858 […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: May 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 RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NBA PLAYOFFS-2015 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS Game 2: Houston at Golden State Thu 9:03PM-11:40PM 157 4.4 6866 […]

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ESPN scores its highest rated NBA game since 2012

NBA ratings have been surprisingly down throughout this season.  The regular season numbers saw declines of 12% and 10% respectively for TNT and ESPN.  And with exactly half of the total playoff series thus far ending in either four or five games, postseason ratings are far short of what they could be. But there might be […]


Bob Knight, Lou Holtz quietly fade from view

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at the National Sports Journalism Center. They commanded our attention during countless autumns and winters. There was Bob Knight and his red sweater. You watched because he was this mixture of brilliance and inexplicable, unpredictable anger. He could get his Indiana team to perform with precision, and […]


Viewing Picks for May 29, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Sydney Swans vs. Carlton Blues — Fox Sports 2, 5:30 a.m. Boxing Premier Boxing Champions, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Welterweights Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri — Spike, 9 p.m. CBS Sports Spectacular: Fight Night, WC Handy Performing Arts Park, Memphis, TN Cruiserweights Lateef Kayode vs. Nick Kisner — CBS […]


SVP & Russillo’s last show is June 19th

Earlier this month, Scott Van Pelt inked a multi-year extension with ESPN. As part of that extension, Van Pelt would be the sole anchor of the midnight SportsCenter. But unfortunately, there was a negative part of Van Pelt’s new role – he would be leaving his radio show with Ryen Russillo. While we’re still unsure […]


CBS adds two more SEC football games to its calendar

Network television’s home for Southeastern Conference college football has added two additional games to its coverage in 2015. CBS Sports will broadcast the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game in Atlanta between Auburn and Louisville on Sept. 5 and Georgia at Vanderbilt on Sept. 12. These games were added through a sublicense agreement with ESPN, per a CBS […]