Time to give you another update tonight.
Newsday’s Neil Best speculates that President George W. Bush may visit Monday Night Football on the eve of the election. Neil says Chris Russo’s voice is still heard on WFAN through various commercials, but that is nothing new. I’ve worked at radio stations where voices of those fired or resigned were still heard on commercials.
Bob Mantz speculates that Sid Rosenberg could be joining Chris Russo’s Mad Dog Channel at Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Ken McMillan of the Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record has NBC Olympics baseball analyst Joe Magrane criticizing the extra innings system used in Communist China.
The Baltimore Sun’s Ray Frager says Baltimore remains in the top five of markets watching the Olympics.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes in his blog about ESPN making a serious bid for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics and also promising to show events live on the West Coast unlike NBC. Tom also talks about the numbers of those visting NBCOlympics.com.
From the Washington Post, Leonard Shapiro writes that Bob Costas and live events have made watching the Olympics fun again.
Greg Johnson of the Los Angeles Times looks at the ratings for NBC’s primetime coverage.
John Consoli of Mediaweek writes that NBC’s Telemundo network is also picking up viewers for the Olympics.
Barry Janoff of Brandweek says NBC’s online partners are also seeing a residual effect for the Olympics.
James Hibberd of the Hollywood Reporter has readers comments who are rebelling against NBC”s force-feeding of beach volleyball in primetime.
The Sports Media Watch has some ratings news and notes.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable writes that Comcast and MASN are at odds again over the carriage of Washington Nationals games.
B&C reports that the NFL Network is going to premiere a slew of original programming in September. And Chris Pursell of TV Week goes further into the original lineup in his Pressbox blog.
Mike Shields of Mediaweek writes that Turner is adding a new feature to PGA.com for those who aren’t watching golf on TV.
Michael Schneider of Variety writes that Slamball is coming to Versus and CBS Sports.
That’s it. Good night.