Viewing Picks for December 18, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Seton Hall at South Florida — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Cleveland State at Virginia — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Appalachian State at Charlotte — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Duke vs. UConn at East Rutherford, NJ — ESPN, 8 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Mississippi — SEC Network, 8 p.m. […]


Viewing Picks for December 17, 2014

All Times Eastern Baseball Australia Baseball League All-Star Game, Melbourne Ballpark, Melbourne, Australia Team Australia vs. World All-Stars — MLB Network, 3 a.m. College Basketball Men’s North Florida at Florida State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 7 p.m. Tennessee at North Carolina State […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Monday Night Countdown

Wait! The Sunday Studio Spectacular grades a Monday show? That’s correct. And with just two weeks to go in the regular season, we move to NFL pregame/studio shows that air on weeknights so we look at ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. Originally named NFL Prime Monday when it premiered in 1993 and hosted by Mike Tirico, […]


Viewing Picks for December 16, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s North Carolina at North Carolina-Greensboro — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Oklahoma — ESPNU, 7 p.m. College of Charleston at Charlotte — American Sports Network, 8 p.m. Lipscomb at Texas — Longhorn Network, 8 p.m. Alabama at Wichita State — ESPN2, 9 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Oklahoma State […]


Jon Gruden signs new ESPN contract to keep him on Monday Night Football through 2021

Announced at halftime of the New Orleans-Chicago game on Monday Night Football, Jon Gruden has squashed any speculation that he will return to the sidelines anytime soon. Mike Tirico announced to a worldwide viewing audience (don’t forget ESPN transmits Monday Night Football to networks across the globe) that Gruden has signed a contract extension with […]

Fox Sports

Fox Sports’ golf debut was better than expected

Fox Sports’ first PGA Tour event, the Shark Shootout was an experiment to see not only how the network would do with golf, but also for viewers to get familiar with the team that will broadcast the U.S. Open from 2015 through 2026. It was also an opportunity to see the broadcast team of Joe […]

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The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: NFL Matchup

We continue our journey with the NFL studio programs with one of the oldest continuous-running programs, ESPN NFL Matchup. From 1993, it’s been airing every weekend during the NFL season as a program that breaks down the X’s and O’s of plays, looks at strategy and how certain plays work and don’t work. Sal Paolantonio […]


Viewing Picks for December 15, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Elon at Duke — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Grambling State at Oregon State — Pac-12 Networks, 10 p.m. College Football College Football Live — ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. ESPNU College Football Playoff Preview Show — ESPNU, 4 p.m. ESPNU Bowl Preview Show — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Road to the College Football […]

College Football Playoff

Inaugural College Football Playoff brings plenty of interest for ESPN

The first College Football Playoff has certainly raised awareness of the sport and with the weekly rankings of the top four teams all the way through last Sunday’s Selection Show, it has brought a lot of interest (a.k.a. ratings) for ESPN. For the first Selection Show, ESPN averaged a 1.5 rating and 2.2 million viewers […]

MSG Network

New York Knicks TV ratings on MSG Network plummeting just like their record

The New York Knicks are a bad basketball team. With a record at well below .500, they’re going nowhere fast. And for the long-suffering fans who have been waiting for the glory days to return, they’re quickly running out of patience. The numbers show that the viewers are tuning out. Ratings are down double digits […]


Viewing Picks for December 14, 2014

All Times Eastern Basketball Harlem Globetrotters vs. Washington Generals at Bridgeport, CT — ESPN, 2 p.m. (delayed) College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football Bowl Mania Special — ESPN, 8:30 p.m. The Lott Trophy Presentation: 2014 — Fox College Sports Pacific/Fox Sports Net, 10 p.m. College Hockey Men’s Clarkson at Michigan State — Fox College Sports […]


English Premier League ready to put rights up for bid and add a Friday game

The English Premier League is one of the most popular leagues in the world. Its popularity not only spans the United Kingdom and Europe, but into Asia where millions of fans watch the league’s fixtures every weekend. Of course, the EPL has a loyal legion of fans here in the United States. Every three years, […]


Viewing Picks for December 13, 2014

All Times Eastern Bobsledding FIBT Europa Cup, Lake Placid, NY 2-Women Bobsled — Universal Sports, 11 a.m. 4-Man Bobsled — Universal Sports, 2 p.m. Boxing Showtime Championship Boxing, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV WBC Silver Welterweight Title, Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander Prelims — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. Main Event — Showtime, […]


MLB Advanced Media to power HBO’s Over the Top service

Major League Baseball has a gold mine in MLB Advanced Media. Since it began in 2000, MLBAM generates a lot of money for MLB from online streaming of baseball games, the development of the MLB At Bat app and handling the websites of MLB and all 30 teams, it has become a cash cow. And […]


Viewing Picks for December 12, 2014

All Times Eastern Boxing Showtime Championship Boxing Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV Weigh-In — CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Charleston Southern at North Carolina State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Florida — SEC Network, 7 p.m. Iowa State at Iowa […]