I’ll give you a Tuesday night update here as I flip between the Red Sox-Tigers game and the coverage of the Indiana and North Carolina primaries.
Newsday’s Neil Best previews tonight’s “YESterdays” program on the YES Network which focuses on Alex Rodriguez. And Neil talks with 1050 ESPN Radio’s/YES Network’s Michael Kay about his criticism of Joe Torre.
The Sports Media Watch has a look at the final weekend TV ratings.
Paul J. Gough of the Hollywood Reporter says this year’s Kentucky Derby on NBC was the most watched since 2004.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes in his blog that the ratings for the Kentucky Derby ended just about even with last year, but had a higher viewership than last year. And Ken has his take on Don Cherry joining ESPN to help Barry Melrose analyze the NHL Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Finals.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times says Cherry will definitely be worth watching on ESPN.
Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune says ESPN scored by signing Cherry.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union says due to a clock malfunction in last night’s NBA Orlando-Detroit Eastern Conference semifinal game, the league is thinking about expanding the replay review.
Anthony Crupi of Mediaweek reports that thanks to the NBA Playoffs, TNT has knocked off USA from the top spot of the Cable Primetime ratings last week.
Here’s a story that will give Neil Best gallstones. John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable writes that the NFL Network has filed a carriage complaint with the FCC, alleging Comcast discriminated against the channel.
Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog reviews Jim Nantz’s book which was released today.
Julianne Smolinski of TV Week tells us that ESPN is teaming up with the Ad Council to urge men to take care of their health.
Jon Waldman of Slam! Sports says ESPN is denying it hired the WWE’s Jonathan “Coach” Coachman.
Wayne Friedman of MediaPost says CBS Paramount Television is shopping Jericho around to a cable network. I would love nothing more for Jericho to return.
That’s it for now.