CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 25:  The Cleveland Cavaliers championship banner is raised before the game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena on October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

TNT has its most watched NBA season-opening doubleheader in three years

With the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors anchoring the 2016-17 NBA Opening Night doubleheader, TNT saw its biggest audience since 2013. The New York-Cleveland and San Antonio-Golden State double-dip delivered a 1.9 rating and an average viewership of 3.2 million. And the numbers gave TNT an 89% increase from its average viewership of NBA regular season […]

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 22:  Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a 74 yard touchdown in the third quarter during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Ohio State fan and radio caller goes bonkers over Penn State loss

When it comes to college football fanbases, fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes don’t exactly have the reputation of being the most level-headed of the bunch. See Kirk Herbstreit moving his family from Columbus to Nashville to get away from rabid Buckeye fans as an example. Also see this caller to (ironically enough) a radio show in […]

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AT&T CEO says DirecTV Now will cost $35/month, have 100-plus channels

AT&T and DirecTV is getting into the streaming-only TV game, and they’re doing so in a big way. According to AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, their forthcoming DirecTV Now service will cost $35 a month and will include over 100 channels. Stephenson, seen at center above at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.D Live conference in Laguna […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

NFL ratings are still way down and getting worse

The NFL’s downturn in ratings has been the dominant sports media storyline of the fall of 2016. And unfortunately for the league, it’s not getting any better, especially when it comes to the primetime windows. And while there are a number of factors at play in what’s ailing the NFL right now, the quality of […]


Viewing Picks for October 26, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball Orange and White Fall World Series: Game 2 — Longhorn Network, 5 p.m. College Basketball College Basketball Live: Big 12 Media Days — ESPNU, 3 p.m. College Basketball Live: ACC Coaches Roundtable 1 — ESPNU, 5:30 p.m. College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football […]


Charles Barkley says Klay Thompson is better than Kevin Durant, Steph Curry

The NBA season is hardly even new and Charles Barkley is already making headlines with his outlandish opinions. Minutes into the pregame show leading up to Tuesday’s opener between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks, Barkley declared that Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is the second best player in the world behind Cavaliers superstar […]


Watch the MLB on Fox’s crew’s behind-the-scenes discussions

The MLB on Fox pre- and post-game studio show has produced plenty of interesting moments this postseason, from Alex Rodriguez’s baseball nerdery to his back–and–forths with Pete Rose to Rose’s giggles to serious, impressive backstage discussions of hitting between Rodriguez, Rose and Frank Thomas. The show (which also features excellent hosting work from Kevin Burkhardt) has […]