NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: February 1-7

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 PREMIER LEAGUE (live) Sun 2/07/16 10:57 AM 1:09 PM 779 470    MANCHESTER […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: February 1-7

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 NBA REGULAR SEASON (live) Sat 2/06/16 9:13 PM 11:41 PM 3230 1725 […]

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Bill Walton is a verbal acid trip: glockenspiel edition

Bill Walton and Dave Pasch are the greatest entertainment in sports broadcasting and they showed why again on Thursday night in Berkeley. It was a night of weirdness as Walton wore a Picasso painting as a shirt, played a glockenspiel from a Cal band member, and blew out a birthday cupcake on air for Thomas Edison’s […]


Let’s watch Chris Berman hit a golf ball into the Pacific Ocean

This week’s stop on the PGA Tour is the Pebble Beach Pro-AM, which gives us not just an opportunity to watch the best golfers in the world play one of the most beautiful tracks in the world, but also a chance to watch famous sports people hack it up just like the rest of us. […]


WWE has record revenue in spite of so many reasons for numbers to be down

It’s been one thing after another for the WWE in recent months. A seemingly-neverending slew of injuries to stars such as John Cena, Seth Rollins, Sting, Cesaro and many more. The retirement of fan-favorite Daniel Bryan. The apparent unwillingness for many to get behind anointed-star Roman Reigns. Sagging ratings for their primetime programs. There are a lot of reasons […]

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VIDEO: Fox advertises Jeff Gordon’s debut with… a police chase?

Fox Sports has been known to put out some weird advertisements.  Do you remember Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery commentating a baby delivery?!? Well, Fox has done it again – this time doing a mock police chase video to advertise Jeff Gordon’s debut in the broadcast booth alongside Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip this year. […]


Viewing Picks for February 12, 2016

All Times Eastern Baseball World Baseball Classic Qualifier 1st Round, Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia South Africa vs. Australia — MLB Network, 3:30 a.m. Bundesliga F.S.V. Mainz vs. Schalke — FS1, 2:30 p.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 2 p.m. Bundesliga Report: Bundesliga World Tour Special Show — FS2, 2 p.m. College […]

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VIDEO: ESPN’s Reese Waters was able to convince fans he won the Super Bowl

There’s a moral dilemma that I have when it comes to man-on-the-street type videos. On the one hand, they specifically target unsuspecting civilians to make them look like idiots regarding some topic or person they probably have no idea about. On the other hand, they are often hysterical. This video presents that dilemma perfectly, with ESPN correspondent […]

Feb 6, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) gestures from the court against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors won 116-108. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors-Thunder was ESPN’s top non-Christmas game since 2014

If you want to break NBA TV ratings records, you better make sure you’re showing the Golden State Warriors. Just a couple weeks after NBA TV saw the Warriors and Spurs game pull in the best overnight ranking in the history of the network, Steph Curry’s team helped another network put up big numbers. Golden State’s 116-108 […]


Bill Simmons adds Daily Show alums to his HBO creative team

Ever since it was announced that Bill Simmons was headed to HBO, there’s been speculation about what form his eventual show would take. Given the lack of long-term success that the network has had with studio-based sports talk and interview shows, many have wondered if Simmons would use the opportunity to veer away from being sports-centric and […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

This is the Golden Age of Smart Football Media

“Sports’ ‘nuts and bolts’ can’t entertain alone,” Ty Duffy recently wrote for The Big Lead, and he’s absolutely right. The headlines and storylines coming out of an objectively boring Super Bowl 50, as Duffy pointed out, are far more concerned with the social and cultural ramifications of our reaction to Cam Newton’s post-game press conference […]

CHICAGO, IL - FEDRUARY 09: Trevor van Riemsdyk #57 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes under pressure from Joonas Donskoi #27 of the San Jose Sharks at the United Center on February 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks to air their first game in Spanish

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced their first foray into Spanish-language broadcasting. Their first game in Spanish will be broadcast on Univision America (WRTO-AM). It will take place on March 6 when the Blackhawks host the Detroit Red Wings. Scheduled to call the game are Hector Lozano and Omar Ramos. They’ll not only do the play-by-play […]