Time for some linkage on this Tuesday.
Starting with Sports Business Daily/Journal’s Olympics website, Tripp Mickle and David Broughton write that the ratings for the first week for the Games were so good that the traditional second week tune-out should not hurt its overall numbers.
The SBD/SBJ Olympics site reports that gymnast Nastia Liukin and swimmer Dara Torres will appear on the Tonight Show next week.
Here are the ratings for the first nine days of the Olympics as compiled from the SBD/SBJ.
The lovely Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says Beijing is really an online warmup act for the London Olympics in 2012.
The Sports Media Watch says Brett Favre’s debut with the Jets got pounded by the Olympics in New York.
Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star says CBC’s ratings got a boost this weekend from Canada’s slew of medals.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail says Michael Phelps and the Canadian gold medal rowing team raised CBC’s ratings.
Robert Bianco of USA Today writes that NBC is giving a narrow view of Communist China during these Olympics.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell wonders what will Michael Phelps’ legacy be?
Geroge M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal says Michael Phelps is just what NBC and the Olympics needed.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with fellow employee, photographer Heinz Kluetmeier about his great underwater sequence that caught Phelps winning by a fingernail over Milorad Cavic for his 7th gold medal.
Bob Wolfley talks with Milwaukee Bucks GM John Hammond about team USA in the basketball tournament and Bob also goes after NBC for tape delaying the men’s 100 meter dash.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times writes about trying to watch 24 hours straight of the Olympics.
In his blog, Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record goes 9 hours better and explains how he watched 33 straight hours of Olympics coverage. Then Ken chronicles his Olympian viewing effort in a column. And back to his blog, Ken says Olympics TV ratings took a small dip on Sunday without Michael Phelps.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn says beach volleyball has struck a chord with Olympics viewers this year.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks about ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd being simulcast on ESPNU.
Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says Bills fans are the losers as the NFL Network picks up the Bills-Colts game this Sunday.
The great Christopher Byrne of the Eye on Sports Media blog wonders if live streaming of local games will help to boost interest in the NBA.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady Gazette writes that on Friday, three local TV stations will air previews of this Saturday’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga.
Maury Brown of the Biz of Baseball reports that the Dan Patrick Show has formed a sponsor partnership with StubHub.
Scott Lavelock of the Leavenworth (KS) Times talks with former voice of the Kansas City A’s Milwaukee Brewers and NBC broadcaster Merle Harmon.
Dan Murphy of the Philadelphia Bulletin asks if full TV coverage of the Little League World Series hurts more than helps the athletes.
Busted Coverage finds a Heidi Watney hater. Lighten up, woman!
That does it. Back later.