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Magic Johnson is returning to ESPN to once again appear on ‘NBA Countdown’

Magic Johnson is returning to ESPN’s NBA Countdown, beginning on Christmas Day, the network announced Monday. Johnson will be part of ESPN’s studio coverage for the network’s five Christmas broadcasts, then will settle into a role as a studio analyst for NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, beginning Jan. 21 2017. That show will also feature Mike Wilbon and Sage Steele. “I’m […]


WWE TLC review: AJ Styles retains WWE Title, thanks to some help

The final WWE Smackdown Live pay-per-view took place on Sunday night, with AJ Styles retaining his WWE World Title over Dean Ambrose in a spectacular main event match. In addition to that, two titles changed hands and a whole lot of weapons were used during one of WWE’s most violent events of the year. The […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 27:  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (L) and New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen square off in 'Madden NFL 15' for Microsoft's Game Before the Game on Xbox One Super Bowl Edition at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Microsoft)

NFL Network is jumping into eSports by televising Madden competitions

Televised eSports is seen as a potential next frontier for networks, with ESPN and Turner already establishing a growing presence in the sector. Now, the NFL is reportedly entering the fray, as they’ll be covering Madden competitions in a partnership with EA Sports. That’s according to John Ourand in the Sports Business Journal. According to his report, […]


AA’s top @ClippitTV videos of the week: Uncle Verne’s final SEC game

This is our weekly look at the most popular — or in some cases our personal favorite — videos on Clippit over the past week. Clippit is an awesome app that allows us to quickly grab 30-second clips from several live TV broadcasts and share them on social media.  Steve Levy and Brian Griese were cowboys […]


Viewing Picks for December 5, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Madison Square Garden, New York, NY UConn vs. Syracuse — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Cal-State Northridge at St. John’s — FS2, 6:30 p.m. Stetson at Iowa — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Texas A&M Corpus-Christi at Texas A&M — SEC Network Plus, 8 p.m. Cal State-Bakersfield at Northern Arizona — Fox College […]


Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: November 21-27

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. NFL Network Top 25 (and Select) Programs For searching an event or program on this page, type CTRL-F in your browser (if browser is capable) then type your event/program title in […]

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Are older viewers and conservatives really cutting back on NFL viewing?

One of the big arguments about declining NFL ratings has been the role, if any, anthem protests have played. There have been plenty of hot takes suggesting people are turning away thanks to those protests, but the NFL’s said that doesn’t match their data, and there’s been other data saying it’s not less people watching, […]


Steve Levy, Brian Griese go full cowboy for Mountain West championship

Unless you’re a fan of Wyoming or San Diego State, it’s understandable if you were watching the Big Ten or ACC championship games on Saturday night, rather than the Mountain West championship. However, if you did skip it, you missed more than a competitive game between the Cowboys and Aztecs. You also didn’t see the […]


Viewing Picks for December 4, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga SV Darmstadt vs. Hamburger — FS1, 9:30 a.m. FC Augsburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt — Fs1, 11:30 a.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 9 a.m. Bundesliga Highlights Show II — Fox Soccer Plus, 9 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football College Football Sunday — ESPNU, 8 a.m. College Football Playoff Selection […]


WATCH: Verne Lundquist honored & gets emotional during final SEC broadcast

CBS play-by-play man Verne Lundquist has had a legendary career. He’s called multiple Olympic games, the NBA, NFL, The Masters, College Basketball, and College Football. On Saturday, Uncle Verne called the the 2016 SEC Championship game for the final SEC game of his illustrious career. Lundquist’s final SEC game was a blowout, as the University of […]