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Thanksgiving NFL Ratings: NBC posts best ever, Fox and CBS best in years

We sometimes discuss the disparity in ratings power between the NFC and the AFC. The NFC is in bigger markets than the AFC, which often leads to Fox having the highest ratings of the NFL’s TV partners, as well as their pregame show easily out-rating CBS and ESPN’s on Sunday mornings. It’s not like the AFC […]

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The NHL will auction off TV rights to the World Cup of Hockey

It’s not even the worst kept secret in sports anymore, because it’s been the worst kept secret in sports so long. The NHL, in conjunction with the NHLPA, is going to stage a World Cup at some point in September of 2016. It will be held entirely in Toronto (past World Cups had been staged […]

NBCSN sets records for a single cable network with Formula One

Because of the time of day/night/morning it often airs, Formula One might be the most anonymous of the “key” sports properties NBC/NBCSN broadcast. That said, the network has done a decent job of promoting it and seems to be connecting to the core fans of the circuit. They’ve done that so much so that in […]

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‘Undrafted’ another promising NFL Network original

The NFL Network often gets praise, and deservedly so, for its series A Football Life. The show chronicles the, well, football lives of some of the greatest and most beloved (and occasionally hated, ahem, Art Modell) and famous figures in the history of the sport. To less fanfare, the network debuted a companion series on Tuesday […]

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ESPN’s Twitter suspensions are ultimately pointless

When you were a kid, did your mom ever take away your favorite video game? Were you initially annoyed that your time with the game was taken away? Probably, but you eventually got over it and just threw on some other game or just relaxed and played Madden for a few hours, right? It’s hard […]

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Week 12 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams have the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy. Byes: Carolina, Pittsburgh 1. Green Bay (Milwaukee market) (Fox) – 44.2 The Packers are #1 again, though Milwaukee had their lowest rating since […]

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Ferguson coverage leads ESPN to lowest Monday Night Football ratings of 2014

Last night was an extremely surreal night in this country, and an extremely surreal night if you were watching television. I personally was glued to the live coverage of the reaction to the Darren Wilson grand jury decision and the aftermath further on in Ferguson, Missouri. It appears that many others were doing the same. […]

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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the Week of 11/24

United States Monday, November 24 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN) – Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, November 26 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) – Local Announcers Friday, November 28 New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 1 p.m. ET (NBC) – Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Chicago Blackhawks vs. […]

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NFL Ratings, Week 12: Cowboys-Giants lowest since ’07

Regional Window (Fox) 1. Milwaukee (GB vs. MIN) – 44.2/72 2. Seattle (ARZ vs. SEA) – 40.5/70 3. Minneapolis-St. Paul (GB vs. MIN) – 35.7/70 4. Boston (DET vs. NE) – 35.2/71 5. Providence (DET vs. NE) – 34.2/59 6. San Diego (STL vs. SD) – 28.9/58 7. Chicago (TB vs. CHI) – 28.9/55 8. Phoenix (ARZ vs. SEA) – 28.2/49 9. Detroit […]

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Every network wants a piece of Thursday Night Football

There’s been much spoken about the union of CBS and NFL Network to broadcast Thursday Night Football this season. You’ve seen complaints about the quality of games on an almost weekly basis, even though that problem has plagued NBC’s Sunday Night Football just as badly, if not worse. That said, CBS got the desired effect from televising the games, increasing […]

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Jamie Horowitz’s Today Show tenure reportedly devolved into absolute chaos

The fallout continues over the firing of former ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz from The Today Show, in what is becoming one of the more bizarre stories of the year. Horowitz, the man credited in building First Take into the unstoppable monster it is today, was fired just days before he officially started his job as senior vice president […]

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Geoff Cameron will be a Special Correspondent for NBC’s soccer coverage

On Tuesday, we told you that United States men’s national team and Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron would become the second active Premier League player to work for NBC as a commentator. He’ll be calling the Crystal Palace-Liverpool match with Arlo White on CNBC (due to Formula One overruns) on Sunday morning. He joins Tim […]

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Week 11 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams have the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy. Byes: NY Jets, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Dallas 1. Green Bay (Milwaukee market) (Fox) – 51.6 Yet again, the Packers topped our rankings, setting […]

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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the Week of 11/18

United States Tuesday, November 18 San Jose Sharks vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) – Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, November 19 Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) – Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, November 20 Minnesota Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. ET (NHL Net) – Local Announcers Saturday, November […]

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