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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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NFL Ratings, Week 11: Hooray for the NFC South!

Regional Window (CBS) 1. New Orleans (CIN vs. NO) - 39.0/59 2. Cleveland (HOU vs. CLE) - 36.7/61 3. Denver (DEN vs. STL) - 36.5/64 4. Minneapolis-St. Paul (MIN vs. CHI) - 31.3/61 5. Cincinnati (CIN vs. NO) - 28.5/48 6. Houston (HOU vs. CLE) - 28.4/51 7. San Diego (OAK vs. SD) - 28.3/61 8. Chicago (MIN vs. CHI) - 27.6/53 9. […]

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‘Sunday Night Football’ only down two percent despite bad games

We’ve written about it more than once this season, but it bears repeating: does anyone want to play a competitive primetime football game at any point this season? CBS/NFL Net’s Thursday Night Football initially got a lot of the heat, but as we’ve discovered, NBC’s Sunday Night Football has been just as prone to this problem. Following the Packers’ […]

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Epix, NHL will try out new platforms for ‘Road to the Winter Classic’

The National Hockey League chose to move on from HBO and 24/7 this season in favor of a new deal with Epix. The premium network — mostly famous for standup comedy and reruns of movies, but with a burgeoning sports documentary unit — is not subscribed to by nearly as many homes as HBO. That created a […]

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