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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

MLB 2014 Postseason.

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 […]


Your 2014-15 NHL TV Guide

Welcome hockey fans in Canada and across the United States, the beautiful ice game has returned. There’s an interesting thing for those who work in our corners of the sports world: the state of hockey on television is currently more immediately recognizable and static in America than it is for our friends up north. This […]


Gregg Doyel leaves CBS for the Indianapolis Star

The arc is an old one in journalism: the hotshot writer for that big local paper gets called up to do national gigs, be they in national writing outlets, sports television or now websites. One popular writer, however, is reversing that arc. Gregg Doyel, CBS’ award-winning lead columnist, is leaving the paper to go to […]


Week 5 NFL Local Ratings Rankings

Welcome to AA’s NFL local ratings rankings. Every week, we’ll take a look at which teams has the highest TV ratings in their local markets, presented 1-32 and with commentary to help provide context, enjoy. Byes: Miami, Oakland 1. Seattle (ESPN) - 45.2 A new #1 in these rankings is even rarer than a change atop the […]

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings

The return of the NHL announcing schedule

United States Wednesday, October 8 Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings, 10 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - Dave Strader, Brian Engblom Thursday, October 9 Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild, 9 p.m. ET (NBCSN) - John Forslund, Pierre McGuire Saturday, October 11 Pittsburgh […]


NBC will produce NHL Draft coverage for the first time ever

Last night, news broke that TSN hockey insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger would be joining NBC (in addition to staying at TSN) for the upcoming NHL season. McKenzie will make weekly appearances on NBCSN while Dreger will also contribute news and the stuff that’s made both very famous in Canada, and it brings a […]


Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger are coming to NBCSN

One of my main complaints left about NBC’s coverage of the National Hockey League is the seeming lack of commitment to combining journalism with their massive television presence. Sure, the network has ProHockeyTalk, but rarely are writers from the show ever used, and rarely does the show ever really delve into things like trade rumors […]

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NFL Ratings Week 5: Patriots lead to SNF increase

Pregame Fox NFL Sunday - 3.4 The NFL Today - 3.0 Regional Window (Fox) 1. New Orleans (TB vs. NO) - 38.6/64 2. Denver (ARZ vs. DEN) - 38.3/73 3. Buffalo (BUF vs. DET) - 34.6/58 4. Chicago (CHI vs. CAR) - 28.5/57 5. Philadelphia (STL vs. PHI) - 28.5/55 6. Phoenix (ARZ vs. DEN) - 27.7/50 7. Detroit (BUF vs. DET) - 25.5/49 […]