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 […]


Beat reporter claims Colorado Rapids forced him out from MLS gig

The Colorado Rapids are winless in 12 consecutive matches. They are 14 points out of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference, stuck in seventh place, just ahead of a club (Chivas USA) that will go on hiatus at the end of this season. Clearly, they are not having a good year. Bad franchises can […]


TBS caught an unlucky break despite a decent MLB postseason

The MLB on TBS is often maligned for not necessarily seeming like a year-round baseball network that then jumps head-first into the deep end once the playoffs come around. The network only airs a dozen regular season games, and on Sunday afternoons, before taking a Wild Card game, two division series and a league championship […]


ESPN won’t replace Bill Simmons on ‘NBA Countdown’

I don’t know if there’s a show in the sports television that garners as much attention for its changing cast as ESPN’s NBA Countdown. Between the network’s inability to find a cast they like or connects with audiences with the looming shadow of TNT always there, to the Magi Johnson c drama to the Bill Simmons drama […]


Rachel Nichols’ CNN show has been cancelled

Despite recent buzz following Rachel Nichols from some of her excellent interviews, viewers still were unable to find her show on CNN. Unguarded, which saw Nichols hosting a show that gave viewers a bird’s eye look at some of the top stories and newsmakers in sports, has been cancelled by CNN in the midst of […]

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Chivas USA

ABC is turning Robbie Rogers’ life into a sitcom

If you’ve followed soccer or even just the movement for acceptance of LGBTQ athletes in sports in recent years, you may be familiar with the story of Robbie Rogers. Rogers, who came up in MLS with the Columbus Crew and eventually made it as far as Leeds United in the English Championship, came out in […]

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Week 6 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: Kansas City, New Orleans 1. Seattle (Fox) - 43.1 Seattle drew about their season average for that crazy game against the […]