Giving you a few more bits of news today.
First, the fine blog, Sports Media Watch looks behind the poor ratings of the NHL for Games 1, 2 and 3 and what programs finished ahead of them. Saturday night’s ratings for NBC were very bad as you’re aware by now.
Newsday’s Neil Best says Chris Russo of WFAN has debuted a new feature today on NBCSports.com called “Sidelines”. Best notes that Russo waves his arms a lot on camera and it’s true. I think Mad Dog will told to stop that eventually.
How nice of NBC (sarcasm). They’re going to allow blogs like this one post video clips of news and sports programs.
The positive reviews keep coming in for HBO’s documentary on Barbaro. Here’s one from the Orlando Sentinel.
HBO’s boxing curmudgeon, Larry Merchant is without a contract, but apparently is trying to come to terms with the pay channel. According to Dan Raphael of ESPN.com, it’s a two year contract with options for more.
The nuts campaign to CBS may have paid off. For those of you who aren’t fans of Jericho, fans of the show sent 25 million tons of nuts to CBS to protest the cancellation of the show. And the Hollywood Reporter reports the campaign may lead to bringing the show back for 7-8 shows next season. The network is working out details with some of the cast, writers and show staff. An announcement is expected sometime today and that is good news. I’m a big fan of the show and enjoyed watching it last season. I’m hoping to get a resolution of the storylines that were told very well.
That’s it for now.