Fox plans unprecedented coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup

Rejoice, soccer fans! The 2015 Women’s World Cup is going to receive an unprecedented level of coverage from Fox when it takes place in Canada next June. All 52 matches of the tournament will be shown across the Fox family of stations, including Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. A record total of […]


ESPN’s NASCAR coverage approaching the checkered flag

Heading into Sunday’s Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, four drivers are contenders to win their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The four drivers, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman, represent four different teams and three different manufacturers. Whichever driver finishes ahead of the other three will take home the title. This unique situation has […]


Brad Daugherty is going to stick around ESPN as a basketball analyst

ESPN has re-signed Brad Daugherty, a former NBA All-Star and college basketball player, to serve as a basketball analyst covering both the NBA and college basketball beginning in November. Given his experience as an owner in the racing world, Daugherty served as an analyst for NASCAR on ESPN, appearing on programs such as NASCAR Countdown and NASCAR […]


A year-round Olympics channel is not far off

Rejoice, fans of the Olympics! Your all-year Olympics channel may be coming in the not so distant future. A meeting of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board recommended that an all-year Olympics TV Channel be set up. Details on the channel are still extremely limited, but it appears it would initially broadcast in English. The channel still […]


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 […]