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Could the Buffalo Sabres be the next team to launch their own RSN?

The Buffalo Sabres are usually one of hockey television’s sure things. No matter how bad Buffalo’s hockey club has been — and it has been, no playoff appearances since 2011 and none on the horizon — they’ve been able to draw solid TV ratings for local MSG and national NBCSN. One of the great groan […]

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Bob Cole, still doing it his way, baby

It is the the morning of a National Hockey League game at Madison Square Garden, and Bob Cole is very happy to be here. Not “happy to be alive” happy. He is “there is a hockey game tonight” happy. I realize this as he describes to me the process of talking to coaches before and after the morning […]

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Week 9 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: Buffalo, Tennessee, Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Atlanta 1. New Orleans (NFL Net) - 49.5 Slightly lower than last week’s season high, […]

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Your NHL Announcing Schedule for the week of 11/4

United States Tuesday, November 4 St. Louis Blues vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Pierre McGuire Wednesday, November 5 Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire Thursday, November 6 New Jersey Devils vs. St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET (NHL Net) […]

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NFL Ratings, Week 9: Brady-Manning tops all again

Regional Window (Fox) 1. Minneapolis-St. Paul (WSH vs. MIN) - 35.0/67 2. Cleveland (TB vs. CLE) - 31.5/58 3. Dallas (ARZ vs. DAL) - 30.3/59 4. Philadelphia (PHI vs. HOU) - 29.8/53 5. Phoenix (ARZ vs. DAL) - 29.0/54 6. Washington (WSH vs. MIN) - 26.0/50 7. Houston (PHI vs. HOU) - 24.8/54 8. San Antonio (ARZ vs. DAL) - 23.8/45 9. Bay […]

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10 things you might have missed this month at AA – October

Beyond the daily coverage of sports media and all its foibles, there are a couple of regular features Awful Announcing produces that we’d like to call your attention to.  The AA Podcast is a regular feature of this site, where we speak with some of the biggest names in the industry, occasionally mixing in journalists, insiders […]

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NBC hires Krista Voda as NASCAR host

NBC continues to roll towards next summer, when they finally begin their long-term deal with NASCAR. The deal is particularly big for NBC Sports Network, as it kind of gives them 12 months a year of at least somewhat marquee sports programming if you add in NHL, EPL, Tour de France and the Olympics. NBCSN […]

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NBC set Premier League, MLS records last weekend

On an important soccer weekend, NBC drew good numbers from leagues both domestic and imported. Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea drew 1.29 million viewers to the Peacock, ranking it as the most-watched Premier League match in the network’s 15-month history televising EPL games. It’s the second-most watched Premier League fixture ever in America, behind, […]

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Kiko Alonso’s Weird World of Gourmet Cooking

Campbell Soup’s sponsorship of the National Football League over the years has led to some strange, out there promotions. We’ve had Donovan McNabb and his mom starting off a years-long trend of NFL players and their moms appearing in commercials. The videos you’re about to see, however, might be the most left field things the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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