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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8mtM503w3k&list=UUqFMzb-4AUf6WAIbl132QKA […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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NBC Sports to launch longform site with Joe Posnanski

Much of what’s been written about NBC Sports’ online presence in recent years has either concerned their streaming service or their partnership with Yahoo Sports. Starting today, they’re going to open up a new micro-site that will cater to long form content that will include documentary-style footage along with traditional reporting. NBC Sports World, launching […]

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NHL Announcing Schedule for the week of 10/13/14

United States Tuesday, October 14 Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Wednesday, October 15 Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, October 16 Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. ET (NHL Net) - John Bartlett, Jason York, Chantal […]

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos

NFL Ratings, Week 6: Seahawks-Cowboys draws highest rating since 2011

Regional Window (CBS) 1. Denver (DEN vs. NYJ) - 38.5/71 2. Cleveland (PIT vs. CLE) - 37.3/69 3. Pittsburgh (PIT vs. CLE) - 32.4/62 4. San Diego (SD vs. OAK) - 29.4/59 5. Baltimore (BAL vs. TB) - 25.3/49 6. Nashville (JAX vs. TEN) - 23.1/42 7. Jacksonville (JAX vs. TEN) - 22.3/40 8. Indianapolis (DEN vs. NYJ) - 17.4/32 9. Columbus (PIT […]

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NBCSN has best NHL opener ever

The NHL’s television partners had a solid opening night on Wednesday. NBCSN drew 956,000 viewers for their telecast of Flyers-Bruins, tied with a Rangers-Bruins game from the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season for the most-watched NHL regular season game in network history (dating back to the channel’s history as OLN in 2005) and the most-watched opening night doubleheader […]

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ESPNews will air a Cavs/Heat preseason game

Other than the World Cup, until around August, the biggest story of the summer was LeBron James leaving the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a natural that TV networks are going to have major interest in any time the two clubs meet during the 2014-15 season. ABC, ESPN and TNT will combine […]

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Fox Sports 1 has one of its best weeks ever thanks to the NLDs

We all suspected the MLB Postseason would be a legitimate second chance for Fox Sports 1 to get people to sample the network. While their National League Division Series broadcast numbers have been down from where they were on TBS last season, they’ve still provided a ton of ratings firepower to a network that sorely […]

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