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Brent Musburger’s third year in exile at SEC Network is a travesty

I hope you cherish watching Brent Musburger call the Clemson-Auburn game this weekend on ESPN, because unless you’re an SEC die-hard, it’s probably the last you’ll see of him in 2016. That’s because after Week 1, Musburger will be exiled to the SEC Network for the third straight year. Over the last two years there, Musburger […]

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ESPN’s rising cable fee is now up to over $7 per subscriber per month

Much has been made in modern times about the cord cutting phenomenon and ESPN’s number of subscribers suffering a precipitous drop.  ESPN has lost about 10 million pay TV subscribers over the past three years, even in spite of a slight uptick recently.  While it’s also something that’s happening to the rest of the television world, […]

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Rio Olympic ratings remind us just how much NBC overpaid for the rights

NBC made a terrible financial investment in Olympics broadcasting rights and would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddling millennials. As you’re no doubt aware by now, mostly because you weren’t watching, the ratings for the 2016 Rio Olympics on NBC were down from the previous incarnation. The heavily tape-delayed broadcasts and […]

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Report: Doug Collins to leave studio and call NBA games for ESPN

With ESPN airing more games as part of its new NBA rights deal, it will shift responsibilities among its analysts. One of those whose on-air duties will change is Doug Collins, who has been part of ESPN’s NBA Countdown team since 2013. According to The Big Lead, Collins will work 25 to 30 games. He’ll […]

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Viewing Picks for August 29, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football & Beyond (season premiere) — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPN2, 1:30 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m. English Premier League Premier League Review Show — NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. Match of the Week — NBCSN, 8:30 p.m. Golf The Golf Fix — Golf Channel, […]

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Sports and Entertainment 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. MLB Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME Mon 8/15/16 1:00 PM 4:10 PM 238 50 […]

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Cord cutting tide stemmed for now; ESPN and FS1 gain pay TV households

After a long period of losing households due to other cord cutting, cord shaving or other factors, ESPN, FS1 and other cable networks actually saw gains in the latest Nielsen estimates of cable coverage. According to the September 2016 estimates, ESPN which was  in 88.781 for last month gained over 1 million to be in […]

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ELeague unveils CS:GO schedule for season two

Turner and WME | IMG have announced the schedule and details for the upcoming ELeague season. The initial season, TBS’ first foray into eSports, followed 24 international teams facing off in the popular first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.  The tournament followed a traditional sports format with a regular season and playoffs airing live on TBS […]

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AA’s top 5 @ClippitTV videos of the week: You’re on live TV, Ed Werder

This article is sponsored by Clippit. Clippit is an awesome app that allows us to quickly grab 30-second clips from a handful of live TV broadcasts and share them on social media. Mary Carillo mocks Ryan Lochte on NBC during Rio Olympics closing ceremony During the Olympics’ closing ceremony on Sunday, NBC’s Mary Carillo was […]

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DraftKings, FanDuel surge and slide might become a movie

Remember what the sports landscape looked like approximately a year ago? It was around this time that ads from daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel began to permeate the airwaves, gobbling up hours of commercial time on game broadcasts, banners and boxes on sports highlight and analysis shows, and signs at professional stadiums throughout the […]

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Viewing Picks for August 28, 2016

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Fremantle Dockers vs. Western Bulldogs — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball World Series of Beach Volleyball, Long Beach, CA Women’s Finals — NBC, 4:30 p.m. Men’s Finals — NBCSN, 11 p.m. (same day coverage) Bundesliga Hertha Berlin vs Freiburg — FS1, 9:30 a.m. TSG Hoffenheim vs. Leipzig — FS2, 11:20 […]

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Rio Olympics, NBCSN and Fox Sports 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. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics NETWORK PROGRAM DATE START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) CNBC: SUMMER OLYMPICS WEEKDAY Mon 8/15/16 5:00 PM 8:00 PM 400 180    WOMEN’S WATER POLO: QUARTERFINALS […]

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Fox to pair MLS with NFL for first time on September 18

For the first time ever, MLS matches will be paired with the NFL in a Sunday afternoon doubleheader. Fox announced that they will show one of two MLS matches on Sept. 18, during Week 2 of the NFL regular season, either before or after their regional NFL game. Fox hasn’t revealed which markets will carry […]

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