COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26:   Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Michigan-Ohio State becomes highest-rated college football game of the season

Michigan at Ohio State was a game of epic proportions. Both teams were vying for a spot in the College Football Playoff and both were ranked in the top four. With the game hitting overtime, it’s only natural that one of sports’ best rivalries was the highest-rated college football game of the season. The game […]


Viewing Picks for November 27, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga Schalke vs. SV Darmstadt — FS1, 9:30 a.m. Hertha Berlin vs. FSV Mainz — FS1, 11:30 a.m. Bundesliga Match Day — FS1, 9 a.m. Bundesliga Highlights Show II — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:30 p.m. CFL 104th Grey Cup, BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Calgary Stampeders vs. Ottawa Redblacks — ESPN2, 6:30 […]


Looks like DirecTV Now will launch without CBS

With AT&T preparing to officially launch its new DirecTV Now streaming service on Monday, we’re getting more and more details about what networks will be included and which networks will not. Earlier this week, DirecTV announced that Fox’s networks will be part of the service. That left CBS as one of the bigger holdouts and according […]

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 24: Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with his teammates after kicking the game winning field goal during the annual Thanksgiving day game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on November 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Minnesota 16-13.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Thanksgiving overnight ratings for NFL windows up on CBS and Fox, down on NBC

The ratings recovery for the NFL is continuing. The Thanksgiving Day windows saw increases for CBS and Fox. However a blowout in the primetime game on NBC between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis depressed the numbers. On CBS for Minnesota at Detroit which ended in a last-second winning field goal for the Lions, the Tiffany Network got […]

John Madden taps his bust during his Hall of Fame ceremony before the game as the Oakland Raiders defeated the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 22 to 9 at McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, California, October 22, 2006. (Photo by Robert B. Stanton/NFLPhotoLibrary)

John Madden is not a fan of Thursday Night Football

John Madden hasn’t been on television since he retired from NBC in 2009, but he’s been busy keeping tabs on the NFL. While he’s been taking it easy especially after undergoing multiple surgeries for a variety of health problems over the past year including his heart, hip, knee and esophagus, it doesn’t mean that Madden […]


Viewing Picks for November 25, 2016

All Times Eastern Bundesliga SC Freiburg vs. Red Bull Leipzig — FS2, 2:20 p.m. Bundesliga Weekly — FS2, 4:30 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Battle 4 Atlantis, Imperial Arena, Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas 3rd Place Game Wichita State vs. Michigan State — ESPN2, 1 p.m. Championship Game Louisville vs. Baylor — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. 5th […]


Viewing Picks for November 24, 2016

All Times Eastern HAPPY THANKSGIVING College Basketball Men’s Battle 4 Atlantis, Imperial Arena, Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas Semifinals Baylor vs. Michigan State — ESPN, noon Wichita State vs. Louisville — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Consolation Games St. John’s vs. Virginia Commonweatlth — AXS TV, 7 p.m. LSU vs. Old Dominion — AXS TV, 9:30 p.m. Great […]


Viewing Picks for November 23, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Battle 4 Atlantis, Imperial Arena, Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas Quarterfinals Wichita State vs. LSU — ESPN2, noon Baylor vs. Virginia Commonwealth — ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. Michigan State vs. St. John’s — AXS TV, 7 p.m. Louisville vs. Old Dominion — AXS TV, 9:30 p.m. Cancun Challenge, Hard […]

attends ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

ESPN and other Disney TV units causing a financial drain on the company

It’s been chronicled about ESPN’s recent travails from losing subscribers to falling NFL ratings. While Disney’s movie units such as Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar do well, it’s TV divisions are not. ESPN and Disney’s other cable networks have been losing subscribers, but ESPN in particular, getting hit with a loss of 621,000 households in October, […]

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ESPN/ABC really going all out for Michigan-Ohio State

Earlier this week, we told you about ESPN expanding this Saturday’s edition of College GameDay to a whopping five hours beginning at 7 a.m. ET in advance of the Michigan-Ohio State game. Now we have ESPN’s coverage plans for the game which will air on ABC at noon ET. First, the ESPN/ABC main college football announcing […]


Viewing Picks for November 22, 2016

All Times Eastern College Basketball Men’s Cancun Challenge, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico Mayan Division Semifinals New Jersey Institute of Technology vs. Georgia State — YouTube, 12:30 p.m. Idaho State vs. Eastern Kentucky — YouTube, 3 p.m. Riviera Division Semifinals Texas Tech vs. Auburn — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m. Purdue vs. Utah […]


UK’s Sky plans to let some sports properties go

In a sign of the changing times, Sky which is a major pay TV provider in Europe which built its dominance through sports, now plans to cut back on bidding on various properties. Rupert Murdoch’s 21 Century Fox is the largest shareholder in Sky. The company is seeing lower ratings for the English Premier League […]