We have the usual linkage today. Let’s get to it without further delay.
Here’s a story I linked to yesterday, but now Sports Business Journal has opened it up to everyone. This is John Ourand’s story on the lower regular season ratings for MLB both nationally and locally.
Yahoo! picks up a story from Ryan Nakashima of the Associated Press who writes that TBS is missing out on some extra revenue due to three sweeps in the LDS.
USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has the ratings for selected events from the weekend.
Matthew Campbell and Rachel Layne of Bloomberg report that Vivendi will make a decision on whether to sell its 20% stake in NBC tomorrow and this will have an effect on Comcast’s move to buy the network.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell looks into the Spongetech signage that you see all over stadia across the country.
Darren analyzes the sudden price increase in chicken wings at sports bars across the country.
Good on Amanda Bruno of Batter-up with Bruno for looking into the Boston Globe’s sports staff’s preseason MLB predictions.
Newsday’s Neil Best says Fox would love to have the Yankees and Dodgers in the World Series.
Neil notes that the Giants and Jets will be playing in the same timeslot again, this time on November 1.
The New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman is actually happy to have Tim McCarver on the ALCS after having been subjected to TBS’ Chip Caray on the ALDS.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union speculates on the start times for the LCS on Fox and TBS. The times are not official yet.
Pete says CBS scored in the ratings with the SEC and the NFL during the holiday weekend.
Fran Perritano from the Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch talks with ESPNews anchor Ryan Burr who has a local connection.
Keith Groller from the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says Phillies fans stayed up late to watch Game 3 of the NLDS with Colorado.
And Keith says despite some exciting baseball, people still watch football in droves.
Ryan Sharrow of the Baltimore Business Journal says ratings for the Orioles increased on MASN despite a 98 loss season.
From the Washington Post, Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog says the Nationals’ ratings had the biggest rise from the previous season.
Tim Lemke of the Washington Times explains why TBS schedules some LDS games so late.
Tim says MLB postseason scheduling presents a lot of challenges.
Jeff Elliot from the Florida Times-Union says the Florida-LSU game on Saturday was the highest rated college football game of the season to date.
Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that the Dolphins rolled out the Orange carpet for last night’s game against the Jets.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News has the college football TV schedule for this week.
Barry also has the Week 6 NFL TV schedule for the Metroplex.
Barry also projects some words in Fox Sports’ Jimmy Johnson’s suggestions for the Washington Redskins.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle says while Oklahoma-Texas is all over TV on Saturday, the Texas A&M-Texas Tech game is not.
John Kiesewetter of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Bengals fans can relive Sunday’s game against the Ravens tonight on NFL Network.
Ed Sherman of Crain’s Chicago Business writes that the local sports radio stations’ ratings are being helped by the new Arbitron measuring system.
Ed also pimps a new book he has co-written with sports radio host Dan McNeil.
Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle is puzzled by TBS’ Chip Caray.
ESPN has the SEC TV schedule for October 24.
Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable says World Cup qualifying games are producing ratings for ESPN and Univision.
Maury Brown from the Biz of Baseball says attendance for the League Division Series increased from last year.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk doesn’t understand how Cincinnati could be blacked out this Sunday.
The Sports Media Watch says the LDS clincher between Philadelphia and Colorado drew solid ratings for TBS last night.
Of all outlets, Versus breaks news that the host of its “Sports Jobs” show, Junior Seau has signed with the New England Patriots.
Dave Kohl of the Major League Programs blog has the latest edition of his media notes and thoughts.
As usual, you have The Five as presented by Kristine Leahy of WEEI.com.
That’s it for today. Thanks for reading.