Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Mid-Week Linkage

I’m home waiting for the boiler repairman so you’re getting linkage early today which is good for you. Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who says HBO Sports continues to churn out documentaries despite increased competition from ESPN. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says the movie “Jerry McGuire” needs to be updated. Leneli Liggayu of Broadcasting […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBAmerican LeagueSeattle at Kansas City – FSN Northwest/Fox Sports Kansas City, 2 p.m.Red Sox at Toronto – NESN/Rogers Sportsnet, 7 p.m.Cleveland at Anaheim Angels – STO/Fox Sports West, 7 p.m.Minnesota at Detroit – ESPN/Fox Sports North/Fox Sports Detroit, 7 p.m.New York Yankees at Baltimore – YES/MASN, 7 p.m. Oakland at Tampa Bay – Comcast SportsNet […]

DEVLOPING: Cracks Down On Its Staff Writers On Twitter

Started hearing about this tonight on Twitter and it appears to be confirmed that has ordered its beat writers to stop tweeting non-baseball issues on their accounts. I don’t know if this has anything to do with what Peter Gammons has been tweeting in regards

Terry Gannon Joins Golf Channel

This is an interesting hire. Terry Gannon who has worked with ESPN on college football, college basketball and golf is joining Golf Channel to call both PGA and LPGA events. I’m not sure if this is a full-time hire since Gannon would not be able to call college basketball games. And I’m also wondering if […]

CBC Enjoys Great NHL 1st Round Playoff Rating

Got this release from CBC talking about its ratings for its group of series including Ottawa-Pittsburgh and Vancouver-Los Angeles. While some thought CBC should have aired Montreal-Washington instead of Ottawa-Pittsburgh, the network did quite well. Take a look. HIGHEST ROUND ONE AUDIENCE IN SIX SEASONS FOR 2010 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ON CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN […]

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Scoring With The Caps

Another press release for you. This one deals with the great ratings for the NHL in Washington. On Monday, Game 6 of the Capitals-Canadiens series gave Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic its highest ratings ever for an NHL playoff game. Impressive. CAPITALS PLAYOFFS ON COMCAST SPORTSNET RATINGS NOTES: Game 6 Delivers Highest-Rated Capitals Playoff Game in Comcast […]

TNT's and NBA TV's Schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday

TNT and NBA TV continue to pair up to air as many as four NBA playoff games a night and that is the case this evening. Reminds me of the old days when TBS and TNT would tagteam to carry games. But that was when the NBA made sense and would try to play the […]

Bringing You Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some Tuesday linkage today. Lots of stuff to get to. Breaking now, Tim Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that beloved Brewers voice Bob Uecker will undergo heart surgery and miss up to 12 weeks of broadcasting games. Adam McCalvy of says the team will announce further details at a news […]

NHL Playoffs Steer Versus to Most Watched April in Channel's History

We interrupt the Sports Emmy Award press release-fest for this release from Versus. Thanks to the interest in the NHL Playoffs this month, Versus is seeing good ratings and high viewership giving it a record month and April isn’t over yet. While the ratings aren’t earthshaking, they are very good for Versus and let’s take […]

NFL Films Won Its 100th Sports Emmy

Thanks to its multiple collaborations with HBO and CBS/Showtime, NFL Films and NFL Network combined for four Sports Emmy Awards including three for the prestigious NFL Films. The multimedia arm of the National Football League is one of the best in-house branches that documents every game of the league and archives them. One of these […]

CBS Scores Seven Sports Emmys Including Outstanding Play-by-Play

CBS Sports hauled seven Sports Emmy Awards in New York last night. That includes the award for Outstanding Play-by-Play to Jim Nantz who wins for the second year in a row. Here’s the lucky seven won by CBS last night. CBS SPORTS’ JIM NANTZ REPEATS EMMY AWARD WIN FOR “OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY” AT […]

ESPN Platforms Take Home Seven Sports Emmys

ESPN’s networks and platforms took home seven Sports Emmys including Studio Analyst (Kirk Herbstreit), Weekly Studio Show (College Gameday), Daily Studio Show (Pardon The Interruption) and in an upset over HBO’s Real Sports which had four nominees, Outstanding Journalism for an E:60 piece fronted by Jeremy Schaap. Again, I did not receive this press release. […]

MLB Network Brings Home Four Sports Emmys and Claims Bob Costas As A Win

The inaugural year of MLB Network is capped off with four Emmys, most of which were technical wins, but thanks to Bob Costas being nominated as a studio host for both NBC Sports (for Football Night in America) and MLB Network, it gets to claim four trophies from the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards which […]

HBO Sports Garners The Most Sports Emmys

Just completed the list of winners at the Emmy Awards and I’ll have to do some editing as the list came out a bit ragged. But it’s there. Here is an HBO Sports press release regarding Monday night’s festivities as the network brought in the most Emmys, most of them for its acclaimed 24/7 series. […]

Complete List of Winners At The 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Last night, I gave you some of the winners of the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards which were handed out in New York. I garnered the info as best as I could. We now have the complete list of winners. A press release which was put on the Sports Emmy Awards website will be posted […]