FS1 experiencing significant growth thanks to MLB playoffs

Major League Baseball’s postseason has been a blessing for Fox Sports One. The network has had its ups and downs since its inception, but its coverage of the 2014 MLB playoffs have resulted in a notable surge in ratings. Since the 2014-15 television season began just three weeks ago (TV seasons apparently line up with the […]


NFL viewership up this year in spite of turmoil

Have all of the recent scandals and controversies around the NFL had an impact on television ratings? The answer to that question is a resounding “no” unless you expected them to have a positive effect. The


Denver Post suspends Colorado Avalanche beat writer for foul language

The Denver Post has suspended Colorado Avalanche beat writer Adrian Dater for two weeks without pay after the writer used inappropriate language on Twitter. The suspension was handed down after Dater used obscenities in exchanges with other users on October 4th and 5th. Post Editor Gregory L. Moore commented on the suspension, saying: “Journalists need […]


Ryder Cup ratings hit rock bottom on NBC

The 2014 Ryder Cup bombed on television and that’s putting things nicely. Saturday’s coverage of the event brought home a 1.7 rating while Sunday’s coverage was only slightly better with a 1.8. The number for Sunday was the lowest NBC has seen since they started covering the Ryder Cup in 1991. NBC was probably pretty optimistic […]

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ESPN will air Midnight Madness to highlight the start of college basketball

Mark your calendars for October 17th, college basketball fans. On that date ESPN will launch the new college basketball season with ESPNU Midnight Madness, a special night of coverage which will combine studio coverage as well as remote coverage from 11 different campuses. In their ninth year of covering the Midnight Madness tradition, ESPN will highlight Arizona, Kentucky, […]


2014 WNBA postseason posts largest TV audience since 2007

Did you watch the WNBA postseason? That question may result in plenty of laughter, but the 2014 WNBA postseason has posted significant gains which deserve some attention. ESPN, ABC, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS televised a total of 10 games and reached an average of 489,000 viewers. Compared to 2013, the WNBA playoffs saw a 90% increase. The […]


Hannah Storm’s candid take on the NFL and Ray Rice

Hannah Storm closed out a recent edition of SportsCenter in an emotional way football fans won’t soon forget. Storm commented on the Ray Rice situation and candidly connected the situation to her own personal life, revealing questions she’s had to answer from her own daughter. Storm challenged the NFL, asking what the league stands for […]


Ickey Woods does the “Ickey Shuffle” in GEICO ad

GEICO is a company we rip on regularly here at Awful Ads. Rightfully so. Most of their ads are just abysmal attempts to appeal to a demographic we haven’t quite yet figured out. Still, every now and then GEICO churns out an ad we can’t help but praise. The Dikembe Mutombo spot is a perfect example. […]

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You can now own every single 30 for 30

The fifth anniversary of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series will be celebrated with the release of a “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection” on November 25th, 2014. If you’re a fan of 30 for 30 (which you obviously should be) and you’ve been holding off on buying the individual sets, now is your chance to […]


Once upon a time, the NHL was mad at The Simpsons

The NHL has done a lot of silly things over the years. Though the numerous lockouts and the Guardians project come to mind as some of the league’s largest blunders, their angry letter to The Simpsons regarding Krusty the Clown and the Stanley Cup has to be a close contender. In Season 9 of The […]

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SEC Network adds Gene Chizik and David Greene

SEC Network has announced that they have added two new faces college football fans may be familiar with to round out their studio roster. Former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik and former Georgia QB David Greene have been hired with the hope that both men will be able to offer insight and analysis from their own […]


SEC Network will air school-specific programming for first two weeks

SEC Network is launching with a bang. Following their debut on August 14th, the network will air 14 consecutive days of programming focused on specific SEC schools. These days will include team previews, SEC features and some of the greatest games in each school’s recent history. The 14-day window of coverage will conclude with Texas […]


Jason Whitlock’s ESPN site has finally hired somebody!

After months and months of tumbleweeds, there is finally some definitive momentum with Jason Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” site.  Amy DuBois Barnett will be joining Jason Whitlock’s yet-to-be-named site as an Executive Editor. She’ll manage editorial operations of the site which aims to provide coverage and analysis regarding sports and pop culture for an African-American audience. […]


ESPN retains Nicole Briscoe, who will move to SportsCenter

Nicole Briscoe will continue on with ESPN even after the network’s deal with NASCAR comes to an end. Briscoe has signed a new contract which will place her as an anchor on SportsCenter in addition to taking on other assignments. She previously served as the host of ESPN’s NASCAR Countdown, but with that wrapping up, […]