Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Last Press Release Of The Year …. I Promise

I keep saying each press release post is the last of the year until I find another time sensitive release. This really is the last press release post. This deals with the NHL Winter Classic and this time from CBC. Unfortunately, Don Cherry didn’t make it down to Boston as he was supposed to be […]

NFL Previews for Week 17

Ok, I lied. This is the last press release post. I was waiting for the last network previews to come in today before posting this. I’m putting off driving in the snow for as long as possible. Plus, Absolute Radio UK is playing great 1980′s music today, so I don’t have an incentive to drive […]

Sports lllustrated Says We Break News With the Best of Them

Here’s our last press release post of the year. I have a release which discusses the stories SI broke in 2009. And there’s a lot of good stuff there and there are links as well so you can look back or look for the first time. Here’s the release: Sports Illustrated Group—The Source For Breaking […]

ESPN Regional Television Announces Big East Game of the Week

ESPN Regional Television has announced today the return of the Big East Game of the Week which is normally aired on local stations or regional sports networks on Saturdays. Taking strategy from the SEC Network, for the first time the Big East Game of the Week will air outside the conference footprint and be seen […]

The New Year's Eve Linkage

Our last set of links for 2009 is coming your way. It appears my day has been planned for me on New Year’s Day so I won’t be doing links on Friday. They’ll return on Saturday. As it’s snowing quite heavily here in Walpole, MA so I’ll do the links quickly and head home. CNBC’s […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 16

The latest edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast is up. No guest this week, just Keith Thibault of the Sports Media Journal and myself. We talk about my Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2009. In addition, Keith and I discuss one of the biggest influences on sports media during the last ten years. […]

NFL Network Programming Along with Inside the NFL Quotage

The title of the latest e-mail from NFL Network kind of fooled me to thinking it was a press release solely about a college bowl game. But when I scrolled down, I realized it was the weekly programming release. That’s what I get for not reading my e-mail right away. So I’ll post this and […]

New Year's Eve Viewing Picks

College BasketballMichigan at Indiana – ESPN2, noonOhio State at Wisconsin – ESPN2, 2 p.m.Tennessee at Memphis – ESPN2, 4 p.m.Arizona State at UCLA – FSN, 4:30 p.m.Penn at Duke – ESPN2, 6 p.m.Richmond at Wake Forest – ESPNU, 7 p.m.St. John’s at Georgetown – ESPN2, 8 p.m.Oklahoma at Gonzaga – ESPN, 10 p.m. College FootballArmed […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College FootballHawai’i Bowl, Honolulu, HINevada vs. SMU – ESPN, 8 p.m. EntertainmentIt’s A Wonderful Life – NBC, 8 p.m.A Christmas Story – TBS, 8 p.m. through Christmas Day, 8 p.m.Raising The Bar – TNT, 8 p.m.Raising The Bar – TNT, 9 p.m.Raising The Bar – TNT, 10 p.m.SportsCenter Special: Decade in Review – ESPN2, 10 […]

The NFL Continues to Rack Up Impressive Numbers

Another release I can post for you. Once again, the NFL has amassed some impressive viewership numbers reaching a milestone 25 million people in the late afternoon slot for Week 15. That’s amazing considering this fractured TV landscape is nothing like it was back when there was no cable. Very impressive. NFL TELECAST TOPS 25 […]

MLB Network's Holiday Programming

As MLB Network closes out its first year, it will provide plenty of interesting and historical programming that no other league-owned network can. And it can dust off a lot of archival footage and games. Here’s the release of what you’ll see during the holidays up through New Year’s Day. 1952 WORLD SERIES GAMES 6 […]

NFL Network Claims Top Spot In Cable Primetime Ratings

The NFL Network which had a very good week last week when it had both of the NFL’s undefeated teams playing got some even more good news in the Nielsen cable primetime ratings. It found that the Dallas Cowboys-New Orleans Saints game last Saturday beat out the usual heavy hitters, ESPN, USA Network and Disney […]

New Lost S6 Trailer

Thanks to and, we have the new trailer for Lost S6. As Lost fans know, this is the last season of the show which has been totally tremendous especially in the last half of S4 and all of S5. The show really ramped up last season and here’s hoping it hits the ground […]

Monday Night Football Wins Cable Primetime Again

Monday Night Football continues to do well for ESPN. On Monday, the Giants-Washington game was a bust, but not so in the ratings. It was down from last week’s 9.6 rating for the Arizona-San Francisco contest. But football continues to be king on TV. Monday Night Football Wins the Night Among All Networks   Giants-Redskins […]