Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Tuesday Links

Let’s do the linkage for today. From the Sports Business Journal, John Ourand has some predictions for sports television in 2010. Monday’s Sports Business Daily explores whether Tiger Woods’ brand is completely damaged from the news of his various dalliances. Today’s Sports Business Daily has comments from former CBS Sports president Neil Pilson saying 2010 […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College BasketballGardner-Webb at Duke – ESPN2, 7 p.m.Wyoming at Tennessee – ESPNU, 7 p.m.Georgia State at Florida State – Fox Sports Florida/NESN, 7 p.m.Northern Illinois at Minnesota – Big Ten Network, 8 p.m. NBANew Jersey at Cleveland – NBA TV, 7 p.m.Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago – WGN America, 8 p.m. NHLPhiladelphia at Pittsburgh – […]

NFL Network Follows The Unbeatens

This week in a rare harmonic convergence, NFL Network has both unbeaten teams in games that will be watched quite intently. On Thursday, NFL Network has the 13-0 Indianapolis Colts taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Many observers feel the Colts will rest some players in that game. Then on Saturday, the 13-0 New Orleans Saints […]

Almost 21 Million People Watched Eagles-Giants

NBC has sent out a second release this time touting viewership for Sunday Night Football. Earlier today, NBC crowed about the overnight ratings which are the 4th highest this season. Here’s the release discussing the viewership numbers. 20.9 MILLION WATCH EAGLES-GIANTS ON “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”Eagles Win Over Giants is 57% Higher Than Week 14 in […]

CBS Crows About NFL Ratings

And with good reason. Sunday’s doubleheader which included San Diego-Dallas in the late game brought CBS excellent numbers and its highest ratings for an NFL game since Week 14 in 2007. Plus, CBS says it’s NFL ratings are up 4% from last season through 14 weeks. Here’s the CBS press release. “THE NFL ON CBS” […]

We Have A Contest!!!

Thanks to and its wonderful partners, I have a year’s subscription to the NBA League Pass Mobile app for the iPhone for a lucky reader. I’m going to give a question. The first correct answer will receive the subscription. You must have the iPhone. In addition, I have to post the following disclaimer: This […]

We Have Monday Linkage!

Ok, let’s do the linkage without any further delay. Lots of stuff to get to. First, the Sports Business Journal has a special section today on the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business and there are many familiar names on the list. You can check out those from 41- 50, 31 – 40, 21 […]

Sunday Night Football Rules the Ratings Roost Again

Another NBC Sports press release is touting the ratings for Sunday Night Football. This week, SNF garnered at 13.8 rating/22 share. That’s up just barely over last week’s 13.7/21 overnight rating, but it’s also significantly higher than the Week 14 game from last year. Very good ratings for NBC and the NFL. “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” […]

NFL Does Not Flex in Week 16

The non-flexing this season continues in the NFL. Only one flex game and that was in Week 13. For Week 16, the Sunday Night Football game between Dallas and Washington will remain in place. There is one move from an early afternoon game to late afternoon and I’ll allow the NFL press release to explain. […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

NBABoston at Memphis – Comcast SportsNet New England, 8 p.m.New Orleans at Dallas – NBA TV, 8:30 p.m. NFLArizona at San Francisco – ESPN, 8:30 p.m. NHLAtlanta at New York Rangers – SportSouth/MSG Network, 7 p.m.Florida at New York Islanders – Fox Sports Florida/MSG Plus, 7 p.m.Nashville at Columbus – Fox Sports Tennessee/Fox Sports Ohio, […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College FootballDivision I Semifinal – William & Mary at Villanova – ESPN2, 8 p.m. College HockeyRPI at Boston University – NESN, 7 p.m.Wisconsin at North Dakota – NHL Network, 8:30 p.m. SoccerNCAA Division I College Cup semifinal/Wake Forest vs. Virginia – ESPN2/ESPNU, 5 p.m.NCAA Division I College Cup semifinal/Akron vs. North Carolina – ESPNU, 7:30 […]

Erin Andrews Stalker Pleads Guilty

The man accused of stalking Erin Andrews has entered a plea agreement. On Thursday, Michael David Barrett of Illinois agreed to plead guilty in federal court in Los Angeles. Last month, Barrett originally pleaded not guilty and posted $100,000 bail. Robert J. Lopez of the Los Angeles Times recaps what happened on Thursday. CBS News […]

Thursday Night Football Quotage Out While The Game Is Still On!

Once again, NFL Network has issued quotage from the Thursday Night Football game while it’s still in progress. This was sent at 10:34 p.m. ET while the game had just started the 4th quarter of the Steelers-Browns game. Very impressive. Here is the press release: Thursday Night Football Telecast NotesPlay-by-Play: Bob Papa Analyst: Matt Millen […]