Some links for you on this late Wednesday night heading into early Thursday morning.
Larry Barrett of Multichannel News says NESN pulled primetime numbers in the early morning for the Red Sox opener on Tuesday against the A’s. Also from Multichannel, Mike Reynolds writes that Sports Time Ohio has added four cable systems to its HD lineup. And Reynolds says Golf Channel will offer a new reality series this summer.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says the NCAA Tournament saw lower ratings on CBS due to the early Easter holidays this year. Diego Vasquez of Media Life says the NHL on Versus is suddenly red hot.
Some network press releases for you.
CBS Sports says it will run its third “Jim Nantz Remembers” special on April 13, just before the final round of The Masters. CBS says March Madness on Demand traffic is up 129% from last year and has surpassed all of last year’s totals.
ESPN says coaching buddies Bob Knight, Tony La Russa and Bill Parcells will take part on the Sunday Conversation on SportsCenter, March 30.
Westwood One Radio says it will have exclusive coverage of the NCAA Frozen Four coming up, April 10-13.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette gives us some TV and radio hockey (both pro and college) notes in his blog.
Rick Bentley of the Fresno Bee say both ESPN and Comcast equally share in the blame for not having the Fresno State women’s basketball team on this past Saturday.
David Clemons of the Sand Mountain (AL) Reporter says the 45 Atlanta Braves games slated for Peachtree TV have been placed on Charter Communications locally.
That’s it until the morning.