NBCSN and Fox Sports Ratings Buzz: September 8-14

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 RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 PREMIER LEAGUE: Swansea vs. Chelsea Sat 9:56AM-11:58AM 122 0.4 601 2 PREMIER LEAGUE: QPR vs. Manchester […]


ESPN Ratings Buzz: September 8-14

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 RANK PROGRAM DAY TIME DUR HH VWRS (000) 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: N.Y. Giants @ Detroit Mon 6:55PM-10:13PM 198 8.4 13728 2 NFL REGULAR SEASON: […]


Yes, the NFL is losing fans thanks to its month from hell

The major question that’s been raised in the wake of never-ending NFL scandal and controversy is the tangible effect it might have on the league’s popularity.  Will the NFL slowly fall from its seemingly unconquerable position as the dominant sports and entertainment entity in the western hemisphere? The first national polling on the NFL’s disastrous […]


How much better are FS1′s ratings when Mike Francesa is preempted?

The increasingly frosty relationship between Mike Francesa and syndication partner Fox Sports 1 is back in the headlines.  Francesa has been MIA on FS1 airwaves this week as he has been preempted by European soccer Tuesday-Thursday and today, NASCAR qualifying.  Four out of five days this week Francesa has not been seen on Fox Sports […]

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are NBC’s new top figure skating team

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like they took place a decade ago.  Two of the brightest American stars of the most recent Olympiad were former athletes turned broadcasters – figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  It took several months, but the pair is being rewarded for their work there. Weir, Lipinski, and […]

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Dallas radio guy wants Adrian Peterson to play for the Cowboys

At the end of August, my oldest niece started first grade. Both her parents have PhD’s in physics, so I often joke that she’s already smarter than me, which is probably true. Right now, I must have the reading comprehension of an amoeba, because I had the misfortune of reading the column of a Dallas […]


Herm Edwards predicted the Buccaneers would make the Super Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers put forth one of the most pitiful efforts in NFL history on Thursday night as they fell to the Atlanta Falcons 56-14.  The truth of the matter is that the game wasn’t even that close.  As impossible as that is to believe.  The Falcons were up 56-0 after three quarters and […]


Viewing Picks for September 19, 2014

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football Preliminary Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia Sydney Swans vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos — Fox Sports 2, 5:30 a.m. College Football UConn at South Florida — ESPN, 8 p.m. BTN Football & Beyond 2014 — Big Ten Network, noon CFB Daily: The Edge — ESPNU, 1 p.m. College Football Live […]


Your Week 4 College Football Announcing Schedule

Thursday, September 18 7:30 PM- Auburn at Kansas State (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder (ESPN Radio) Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, Joe Schad 7:30 PM- Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alabama State (ESPNU) Mark Neely, Jay Walker Friday, September 19 8 PM- Connecticut at South Florida (ESPN) Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams STREAMING: […]

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Is there now a trust gap with Peter King?

NFL Insiderdom has become a big business.  From breaking news on player transactions to suspensions to trades and free agency, our thirst for any information of any kind has turned NFL reporters like Peter King into stars themselves. Adam Schefter (3.12 Million Twitter followers), Chris Mortensen (1.55 Million), Peter King (1.35 Million), John Clayton (1.05 […]

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Texas A&M’s punter is launching a terrific Heisman campaign

Move over Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Bryce Petty. The people’s choice for the Heisman Trophy has never thrown a pass in college, he’s only punted for a stellar average of 42 yards-per-punt this season. Texas A&M’s Drew Kaser is a Heisman frontrunner, at least in his mind. With quarterback and teammate Kenny Hill getting all […]


NFL broadcasters weren’t kidding about using the Redskins name less often

Several notable NFL broadcasters have declared that they’ll no longer use the term “Redskins” while discussing the team on the air, whether it be in the studio or during live games, while several others have at least hinted that they’ll curtail or stop using the name. We’ve put together a list right here. Prior to the […]


Pedro Martinez stays as sharp as he was on the mound for TBS

NEW YORK — There are few analysts in sports TV who draw a crowd of reporters just to ask them their thoughts. Charles Barkley is probably the king of this. Even though he gives his opinion on almost everything every week on television, writers will still sit down with him to find out what he […]

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Orioles draw record rating for clincher on MASN

On Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 to clinch their first AL East title since 1997. The game aired on MASN, and drew an incredible 11.6 rating in the Baltimore market, the highest-ever for an O’s game on the network. Keep in mind, MASN has been operational for nine years. […]