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“NFL on CBS” scores highest regular-season viewership in 29 years

The NFL on CBS is chalking up the 2015 NFL regular season as a huge success thanks to some monster ratings. The NFL on CBS averaged 19.1 million viewers during the recent NFL season, a mark which represents a 2% increase over last year’s average of 18.7 million. Historically, the average of 19.1 million is the […]

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2015 proves to be a record year for NBCSN

NBCSN was facing a daunting challenge heading into 2015 after setting network records for total day and primetime viewership in 2014 which were fueled by the Sochi Olympics. Without an event as large as the Olympics to drive ratings, it seemed rather unlikely that NBCN would be able to improve on their numbers. As the […]

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 22:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Crispy Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

NBCSN enjoyed strong November thanks to Notre Dame, Sprint Cup

NBCSN recently enjoyed their best-ever November for total day viewership thanks to big ratings from their first-ever Notre Dame football game and some big numbers from Sprint Cup fans. The network averaged 146,000 day viewers (defined between 6am and 6pm) which represents a huge jump of 85% compared to November of 2014. The Notre Dame […]

MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 31:  Max Domi #16 of Team Canada scores an empty net goal to secure Team Canada's win over Team United States in a preliminary round game during the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships at the Bell Centre on December 31, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Canadian hockey players encouraged to stay off social media during World Juniors

Canada is eager to have a strong showing at the World Junior Championship set to take place in Helsinki, Finland, between December 26th and January 5th. Heading into the tournament, the staff of Team Canada has encouraged their players to stay off of social media throughout the duration of the tournament in order to keep their focus […]

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Announcer goes crazy during ECHL brawl and goalie fight

Fighting has been on the decline in the NHL, but the gloves still go flying on a fairly regular basis in the mid-professional leagues such as the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Such was the case when the Colorado Eagles and the Florida Everblades got into a massive brawl in the final minute of a 5-1 result. The […]

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The month of October was FS1’s most-watched month ever

Fox Sports One hit a new milestone in the month of October, taking home their most-watched month in channel history due to playoff baseball and college football. The statistics, which were technically compiled between September 28th and October 25th, indicate that 47.8 million people watched at least six minutes of FS1 programming, besting October of […]

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NBC’s Sunday Night Football off to best NFL primetime start in 19 years

NBC’s Sunday Night Football is off to its best start in 19 years, posting massive audiences which are growing with each passing week of the NFL season. Sunday Night Football has posted viewership increases for seven consecutive games to open the season. Through the first six weeks of the NFL season (which has featured seven […]

MIAMI - JUNE 23:  Frank Mena (2L), Ricardo Martinez (2R), Mark Kerr (R) and others celebrate the winning goal for the USA soccer team while watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between USA and Algeria on television at Churchill's pub on June 23, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  The United States team will advance to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NBC Sports is trying to find the best Premier League bar in America

Are you a fan of England’s Premier League but you feel isolated in a country which would rather debate partially deflated footballs? NBC Sports has a contest you may want to follow. NBC Sports is out to find the best American sports bar for fans of the Premier League and you have an opportunity to […]

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EPL, NASCAR lead NBCSN to impressive ratings growth

NBCSN had a third quarter to hang their hat on thanks to their coverage of NASCAR, the Premier League, IndyCar and the Tour de France. During the third quarter (June 29-September 27), NBCSN averaged 193,000 Total Day viewers which represents significant growth (130%) compared to last year’s third quarter: Ignited by the Fourth of July weekend […]

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NHL Network announces their talent roster for 2015-16

The 2015-16 NHL season is right around the corner and NHL Network is gearing up for the new year by announcing their talent lineup. Hockey fans should recognize plenty of names on this list as NHL Network aims to provide opinions from former players, front office staff and analysts. The following individuals will appear on […]

NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 5:  Boxing legend Muhammad Ali greets the crowd before he unveils a new wallscape for addidas with his daughter, Laila Ali, on February 5, 2003 in Harlem, New York City. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

PBS series “In Their Own Words” will highlight Muhammad Ali

The new PBS series titled “In Their Own Words” will highlight three noteworthy individuals through their own memorable quotes. PBS will cover Jim Henson and Queen Elizabeth II, but the profile which should be seen by sports fans will air in the series’ second episode and is a one-hour feature on Muhammad Ali. Ali’s profile will expand on […]

prior to the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

NBC locks up Preakness coverage with long-term extension

If you’re looking for horse racing coverage in the foreseeable future, you’re going to find it on NBC and its family of stations. NBC Sports Group has secured a long-term extension to cover the Preakness, joining similar deals that the network reached with the Belmont Stakes and the Kentucky Derby. NBC now has the long-term, exclusive […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 01: The Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Gary Bettman doesn’t believe the NHL has overdone outdoor games

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Bloguin’s NHL site Puck Drunk Love. Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. In the case of the NHL, the league found a winning formula in their outdoor games. The Winter Classic has been a huge hit and the Stadium Series games have […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Jack Eichel poses on stage after being selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5 takeaways from NBC’s 2015-2016 NHL schedule

NBC Sports Group has unveiled their 2015-16 NHL schedule and already fans are digging through all of the times, dates and teams for the 105 games the network will cover. The full schedule, which you can view here, reveals the network’s plans for the regular season including the 2016 Winter Classic, the 2016 All-Star Game, […]

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NBA TV grabs record ratings for Summer League coverage

Are basketball fans really interested in the NBA’s Summer League, in which there are a few rookies and young veterans that will make it to the opening day roster?? If NBA TV’s record-setting ratings are any indication, the answer to that question is pretty clear. NBA TV averaged 110,000 viewers for their Summer League coverage, a […]

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