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Liverpool-Manchester United draws ratings record for NBCSN

The English Premier League continues to score for NBCSN. Sunday’s classic rivalry game between Liverpool and Manchester United drew 950,000 viewers at 9 a.m. ET. And combine that with the Hispanic audience on NBCUniverso, the game was seen by almost 1.2 million viewers across the country. For NBCSN, the game is the most-watched Premier League […]

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NCAA Tournament is dominating the cable landscape

Turner Sports is really pleased with how the ratings from this year’s NCAA Tournament. Not only has the first week provided record overnights, but there has been increased viewership across the board for TBS, TNT and lo and behold, truTV. Due to some very good games and upsets, the NCAA Tournament paced the three networks […]

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Viewing Picks for March 25, 2015

All Times Eastern Note: Viewing Picks will be on hiatus until April 2 College Baseball Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Missouri — SEC Network Plus, 2 p.m. Virginia at Liberty — ESPN3, 3 pm. Kennesaw State at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 5 p.m. Cincinnati at Tennessee — SEC Network, 7 p.m. College Basketball Men’s College Basketball […]

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ESPN and NBC lead the noms for the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

On Tuesday, the National Academy of Television and Sciences quietly announced the nominations for sports television over the past year. The ESPN Family of networks led all sports groups with a combined 57 nominations. NBC Sports Group was second with 42. Fox Sports Media Group was third having 26 nominations while CBS and Turner Sports […]

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MLB Network to launch new morning show

Mornings are the final frontier for sports networks. Just a handful program the block between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. ET, i.e., ESPN2 with its ESPN Radio simulcast of Mike and Mike, Golf Channel with Morning Drive and NFL Network with NFL AM. Other networks either run repeats of their late night highlight shows or […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

First week of 2015 NCAA Men’s Tournament scored for CBS/Turner

Observers may have criticized the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee decisions about seedings and various teams (UCLA) getting into the Big Dance, but the games and matchups that resulted from the First Four through the Round of 32 has generated record ratings for the CBS/Turner broadcast consortium. Having five one-point games on Thursday, upsets of Villanova […]

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Viewing Picks for March 24, 2015

All Times Eastern College Baseball UAB at Mississippi State — SEC Network Plus, noon UAB at Mississippi State — SEC Network Plus, 3 p.m. Auburn at Georgia Tech — ESPN3, 6 p.m. Mercer at Georgia — SEC Network Plus, 6 p.m. Central Florida at Jacksonville — ESPN3, 6:30 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Missouri — SEC […]

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Viewing Picks for March 23, 2015

All Times Eastern Boxing Serie Mundial de Boxeo, Poliedro De Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela vs. United States — Univision Deportes, 8 p.m. (delayed) College Baseball San Diego at Stanford — Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. College Basketball Men’s College Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals Louisiana-Monroe at Mercer — ESPN3, 7 p.m. Oral Roberts at Loyola-Chicago — ESPN3, 8 […]

FALUN, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 22: A drone camera flies in the sky during the Nordic Combined HS100 Normal Hill Ski Jumping team event during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at the Lugnet venue on February 22, 2015 in Falun, Sweden.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Golf Channel experiments with a drone at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Sports networks continue to look at how drones can improve their coverage. Recently we told you about Fox using one during a motorcross event. Now another network is experiment with a drone in a sport that really lends itself to drones. Golf Channel recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use one at […]

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Viewing Picks for March 22, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Carlton Blues vs. Geelong Cats — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. NAB Challenge, Domain Stadium, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Dockers — Fox Soccer Plus, 4 a.m. College Baseball Clemson at Virginia Tech — ESPN3, 1 p.m. Miami […]

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: Broadcast personality Jim Nantz looks on during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Connecticut Huskies at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jim Nantz offers advice to young broadcasters

It’s amazing to think how long Jim Nantz has been at CBS. He began as a studio host for college football in 1985 and has advanced to the point where he’s the number one announcer for the NFL, college basketball and golf. He’s called every NCAA Final Four since 1991, been the main announcer for […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 15:  Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 15, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is no fan of Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis

If you’re following the NCAA Tournament, then you know that West Virginia advanced to the Round of 32 with a win over Buffalo on Friday. With the Mountaineers win, it helped to seal that all of the 5 seeds in the tournament would survive upset bids from the 12 seeds, the first time that’s happened […]

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Viewing Picks for March 21, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Aami Stadium, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Port Adelaide Power vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Soccer Plus, 1 a.m. NAB Challenge, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Western Bulldogs vs. Collingwood Magpies — Fox Soccer Plus, 4 a.m. NAB Challenge, Startrack Oval, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Great Western […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Viewing Picks for March 20, 2015

All Times Eastern Australian Rules Football NAB Challenge, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Melbourne Demons vs. Essendon Bombers — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. NAB Challenge, Metricon Stadium, Carrara, Queensland, Australia Gold Coast Suns vs. Brisbane Lions — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Boxing Golden Boy Live, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA Super Welterweights […]

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