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Giants-Royals Game 7 draws, unsurprisingly, massive ratings

The 2014 World Series will be remembered for its compelling, overarching narrative despite — on a game-by-game basis, at least — being fairly non-compelling. I mean, the very fact that the Royals were there and the series went back and forth makes it a classic. That said, the numbers are there: this is the first […]


Week 8 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: San Francisco, NY Giants 1. New Orleans (NBC) - 50.1 The highest rating for any local market so far this season […]


Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the week of 10/28

United States Tuesday, October 28 Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, October 29 Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Pierre McGuire Thursday, October 30 Los Angeles Kings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. ET (NHL Net) - Local Announcers Saturday, November 1 Chicago […]


Mike Tyson Mysteries is just absurdity for absurdity’s sake

I don’t find Mike Tyson’s return to fame as one of comedy’s valuable bench players all that charming. I feel that at very best, Tyson is a man-child whom we shouldn’t really be using for comedic purposes given his dark, sordid past. At worst, he’s a convicted criminal that we’ve welcomed back into pop culture […]


NFL Ratings, Week 8: Decent numbers for Wembley kickoff

Sunday Morning Football (Fox) 1. Detroit - 29.0/56 2. Atlanta - 15.1/35 3. Milwaukee - 9.7/26 4. Kansas City - 9.4/23 5. Providence - 8.0/20 6. New Orleans - 7.0/15 7. Tampa Bay - 6.9/18 8. Las Vegas - 6.8/18 t9. Richmond - 6.7/16 t9. Cleveland - 6.7/16 The NFL’s first-ever excursion into the AM hours on the east coast proved fitfully successful. It drew a 6.6 rating, […]


Your 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs TV schedule

As MLS heads into the final year of a new deal, they do so with a bit of momentum. Ratings have been mostly up on ESPN and NBCSN, the All-Star Game was the league’s most-watched since 2004, and despite it being because of Don Garber and Juergen Klinsmann’s shouting matches, the league has managed to […]


The NFL will start airing its own anti-domestic violence PSAs this weekend

You may have noticed, in recent weeks, that the National Football League has been airing spots for Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation via its “No More” campaign PSAs. In the spots, stars like Hargitay, Amy Poehler, Andre Braugher and Ice-T call for an end to domestic violence. The message is very simple, […]


Robert Klemko given four week suspension from The MMQB

Peter King’s website has handled its first major talent controversy with a fairly lengthy suspension. King announced Thursday via Twitter that MMQB writer Robert Klemko would be suspended for four weeks. The incident in question was originally reported by CBS Chicago: A writer for Sports Illustrated has been charged with hitting a cab driver in Chicago […]


ESPN will expand role for Marty Smith after NASCAR leaves the network

It’s always interesting to see who stays with a network when rights deals expire and move to other networks. Barry Melrose is probably the most notorious example of this, the last remnant (I guess John Buccigross counts) of ESPN’s decade-long broadcasts of the National Hockey League. Despite the World Cup and Premier League leaving, ESPN […]

MLB: World Series-San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals

Game 1 of the World Series least watched on record

A blowout Game 1 of the World Series featuring a small market team and a big market club in its third Fall Classic in five seasons didn’t move the needle for Fox. The San Francisco Giants’ 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals drew 12.19 million viewers, the lowest ever for Game 1 of the […]

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos

Week 7 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: Philadelphia, Tampa Bay 1. Denver (NBC) - 47.1 The Broncos’ home market tuned in big time to watch Peyton break the […]


Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the week of 10/21

United States Tuesday, October 21 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, October 22 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, October 23 Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET (NHL Net) - Local Announcers Saturday, October 25 […]

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New technology, graphics, statistics brought to NHL telecasts

Hockey fans have noticed something different on select NHL telecasts this season. Along with the usual graphics, Fox’s regional networks have been displaying something else (for most of the game) up on their usual graphic overlay. It’s a live count of each team’s shots on goal, as shown by this highlight from the weekend. […]


NFL Ratings, Week 7: Dallas stays hot for Fox

Regional Window (CBS) 1. Kansas City (KC vs. SD) – 36.1/59 2. Indianapolis (CIN vs. IND) - 33.7/58 3. San Diego (KC vs. SD) – 31.7/60 4. Cleveland (CLE vs. JAX) - 31.4/60 5. Cincinnati (CIN vs. IND) - 27.4/51 6. Chicago (MIA vs. CHI) - 25.7/51 7. Jacksonville (CLE vs. JAX) - 22.4/41 8. Nashville (TEN vs. WSH) - 22.3/40 […]