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NHL experimenting with cameras inside the goal posts

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy our friends at Puck Drunk Love. In an effort to improve their video replay and goal review system, the NHL is experimenting with new cameras which would sit inside the goal posts. As things currently stand, goal reviews are fairly limited as the league is confined to views from […]

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The V Foundation announces Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund

Stuart Scott passed away on January 4th, 2015, but that doesn’t mean his fight against cancer is over. The V Foundation for Cancer Research and family members representing Stuart Scott have announced the creation of the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund which will not only continue Scott’s fight against cancer, but it will also assist those […]

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)

2015 Winter Classic posts lowest overnight rating in event’s history

The overnight ratings for the 2015 Winter Classic are in and they’re not pretty. The game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals posted a 2.3, checking in as the lowest overnight rating in the event’s history. Here’s a look at how the rating stacks up to previous editions of the Winter Classic. The […]

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Thursday Night Football predictably posts sizable increase thanks to CBS

Thursday Night Football proved to be a decent success in 2014 for CBS and NFL Network. When comparing the 16-game schedule this season to the same period last year, Thursday Night Football saw a 45% overnight ratings increase. The games shown on CBS and NFL Network this year easily surpassed the games from last year which were […]

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NBCSN about to post record viewership for 2014

There’s still a small chunk of time left in 2014, but NBCSN is already chalking up the year as a victory. Thanks to the Sochi Olympics, the NHL, the Premier League, Fi and IndyCar, NBCSN is about to post its best year in network history. NBCSN’s total day audience is up 54% when compared to 2013. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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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