NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: September 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 VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACE (live) Sun 9/25/16 2:23 PM 5:17 PM 2538 […]


Vin Scully’s amazing call on Angel Pagan fan slam is everything

Vin Scully’s time in the broadcast booth is unfortunately winding down, but that doesn’t mean the legendary Dodgers broadcaster doesn’t have some great calls still to make. During the fourth inning of Friday’s San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers game, spectators ran onto the field, apparently to try to hand out flowers. Scully didn’t miss a beat, […]

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FanSided fires EIC Jim Cavan after “Burt Gertson” controversy

The”Burt Gertson” saga, where FanSided editors created a fake columnist a month ago, said he had worked at The New York Post, staged a profane public fight between him and fellow columnist Mia Khalifa Thursday, and then had editor-in-chief Jim Cavan (seen at left above) insist Gertson was real when challenged several times before eventually […]

Premier Boxing Champions

Premier Boxing Champions has disappeared

Not long ago, Premier Boxing Champions was everywhere. It was on NBC, it was on ESPN, it was on CBS, it was on FS1, Spike and NBCSN. Hell, it was even on Tru TV. It was on something called Bounce TV. Now it’s nowhere. After Tuesday’s fight between welterweights Bryant Perrella and Yordenis Ugas, Premier Boxing Champions […]


Shark Tank recap: Instant tuxedos, better hang-ups, frozen paleo meals and fish calls

We have A Very Special Episode of Shark Tank tonight. Dallas Mavericks owner and tech-sector maverick Mark Cuban went on the Dan Patrick Show to tease a revolutionary deal he calls—spoiler alert!—one of his all-time favorites. The Shiver: Tonight’s group of sharks: Cuban in his usual stage-right chair, fashion impresario Daymond John, venture capital mogul […]


Rogers ends print version of Sportsnet Magazine, other titles

Almost five years to the day of its launch (September 29, 2011), Rogers Media announced Friday that they’ll be ending the print run of their Sportsnet magazine starting in 2017. This is part of a larger shift from Rogers’ publishing division, as Sportsnet is one of four titles (the others are FLARE, MoneySense and Canadian […]


Mack Brown leaves ESPN booth mid-game, says he’s catching a flight

Friday night’s BYU-Toledo game on ESPN2 saw one of the weirdest announcing situations in recent memory. With Toledo up 45-42 and 10:51 left in the fourth quarter, ESPN went to the booth, where play-by-play commentator Adam Amin explained that analyst Mack Brown was leaving early to catch a flight. Here’s video, RNs_Funhouse on Twitter]


Viewing Picks for October 1, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga Bayern Munich vs. FC Köln — FS2, 9:20 a.m. Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund — FS2, 12:20 p.m. College Football Viewing Picks English Football League Championship Wolverhampton vs. Norwich City — beIN Sports, 1 p.m. English Premier League Swansea City vs. Liverpool — NBCSN/NBC Universo, 7:25 a.m. Hull City vs. Swansea […]


Scott Van Pelt pays tribute to “titan” of broadcasting Dick Enberg

All the discussion of Vin Scully’s upcoming retirement has somewhat overshadowed other famed veteran TV baseball announcers also exiting after this season, such as the Houston Astros’ Bill Brown and the San Diego Padres’ Dick Enberg. Enberg, who has also worked for NBC, CBS and ESPN, has had a remarkable career and an impressive farewell tour […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: September 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 VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON (live) Mon 9/19/16 8:15 PM 11:38 PM 12137 5822 […]


Rio Olympics carry NBCSN to record-breaking quarter

Unsurprisingly, the NBC Sports Group had a big third quarter. With the Olympics on the airwaves of not just the main NBC network but also its subsidiary channels, NBCSN, the company’s sports network, hit high viewership marks from July through September. NBCSN set single-quarter records in total day viewership and viewership in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. The network averaged […]


This Week In Hot Takes: Cyberhumans, twerking, PEDs, Miles, Ryan

In a world that has embraced debate, there are many hot sports takes out there in any given week, and they’ve been termed “keyboard bully… 5. Stephen A. Smith calls Rex Ryan “mentally weak”: After Buffalo Bills’ head coach Rex Ryan got annoyed with New England media asking him about his own claim to be […]