ESPN Ratings Buzz: August 15-21

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 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT (live) Sun 8/21/16 8:00 PM 10:37 PM 1357 381 […]


MLB Network’s Matt Yallof suffered a stroke, but you can donate to his recovery

MLB Network reporter Matt Yallof suffered a stroke late last month, and friends are asking for donations to aid his recovery process. According to a donation page on, the 46-year-old Yallof suffered a stroke in his basement on July 29. He is apparently doing OK after spending seven days in the ICU but will […]


FS1 employee Skip Bayless suddenly loves UFC, which airs exclusively on Fox

Sports networks are going to talk about the sports they cover on their studio shows.  Call it cross-promotion, call it “network synergy,” call it whatever you like.  NBCSN isn’t going to give you an hour breaking down the Little League World Series.  ESPN sacrificed NHL Tonight a long, long, loooooong time ago.  And FS1 isn’t […]


Viewing Picks for August 26, 2016

All Times Eastern Arena Football Arena Bowl XXIX, Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ Philadelphia Soul at Arizona Rattlers — ESPN, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football Adelaide Crows vs. West Coast Eagles — FS1, 6 a.m. Geelong Cats vs. Melbourne Demons — FS2, 11:30 p.m. Bundesliga Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen — FS1, 2:30 p.m. Bundesliga […]


Will we see a woman calling NFL games anytime soon?

Over at, Richard Deitsch published a column Wednesday in which he spoke with women in sports broadcasting about the possibility of a woman calling NFL games on television in the near future. The tone of the quotes seemed to be guarded optimism, as the women interviewed pointed to slow progress they’ve observed in getting women on football […]

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Charissa Thompson tells absurd story about cutting Larry David’s hair

You know how some celebrities cultivate personas in front of the camera that seem totally different from how they are off-screen? Larry David is apparently not one of those celebrities. Speaking Wednesday night on Fox Sports Live with Jay and Dan, Fox’s Charissa Thompson talked about her friendship with the Seinfeld creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star, specifically the […]

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Stan Verrett to replace John Saunders on ABC college football set

The death of John Saunders earlier this month was not only profoundly sad for everyone at ESPN, it also left several holes on the airwaves for the network to fill on short notice. On Thursday, ESPN announced that Stan Verrett will take Saunders’ spot on the ABC college football set. Saunders held the position since […]