The Dan Patrick Show won’t be seen on NBCSN as of March 1. The show is produced by AT&T Sports Networks and has aired on AT&T/DirecTV channel Audience since 2009 (plus on Fox Sports Radio and SiriusXM), but it’s been simulcast on the wider-distribution NBCSN since November 2012.
On Monday, though, NBC PR announced that that arrangement will end next week:
— NBC Sports PR (@NBCSportsPR) February 25, 2019
It’s interesting that NBC’s saying they wanted to keep the show, but were unable to come to renewal terms. Maybe there was some particular sticking point, or maybe there were better offers elsewhere. At any rate, this means NBCSN now has a programming gap weekdays from nine to noon Eastern, and it will be worth keeping an eye on what they fill it with. This also comes after Patrick left NBC’s Football Night In America last March (he was eventually replaced as studio host by Mike Tirico), and he said at that point NBC had offered him a new five-year deal in December 2017, but he’d turned it down. The two dots aren’t necessarily connected, but there is maybe less incentive for NBCSN to feature Patrick’s show now that he’s not a prominent NBC figure.
Beyond the simulcast, this shouldn’t affect much with The Dan Patrick Show. As mentioned above, the show’s produced by AT&T Sports Networks, not NBC, and Patrick told Andrew Marchand of The New York Post last March that he was nearing a three-year extension of his deal for the show with AT&T and DirecTV; that presumably happened, so the show should be set to continue in its current form for a while. It will still be available on Audience, Sirius XM and radio affiliates, and maybe there’s another simulcast coming down the pipe. Patrick himself is still prominent, too, including with his hosting work on Undeniable (also on Audience) and with his School of Sportscasting. But it’s definitely notable to see his run on NBCSN ending.
[NBC Sports PR on Twitter]