Monthly Archives: April 2010

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 […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBAmerican LeagueRed Sox at Toronto – NESN/Rogers Sportsnet, 7 p.m.Minnesota at Detroit – WFTC/Fox Sports Detroit Plus, 7 p.m.New York Yankees at Baltimore – WWOR/MASN, 7 p.m.Oakland at Tampa Bay – Comcast SportsNet California/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Texas – Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus/Fox Sports Southwest, 8 p.m.Seattle at Kansas City – FSN […]

ESPN Announces Thursday Night College Football Schedule

I’m not sure why I’m not receiving ESPN press releases lately, but I found this again from its PR website. So here’s what the Alleged Worldwide Leader is saying about its college football primetime schedule. Pretty strong Thursday night slate if you ask me and I know you didn’t, but you got my opinion. 2010 […]

NBC Sports Wins Five Emmy Awards

During the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards, NBC Sports took five including Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host (Bob Costas, who else?), Outstanding Sports Personality, Event Analyst (Cris Collinsworth) and Outstanding Live Sports Sports Series as well as Outstanding Live Sports Special. Quite an achievement. Here’s the press release, our first from one of the networks. […]

2010 Sports Emmy Awards Semi-Live Blog

I’m getting information on the 31st Sports Emmy Awards second-hand. I’m not there so I can’t give you my impressions or thoughts on the ceremony. However, I’ll post the entire list later tonight, but I’m picking up info here and there. You can refresh this post or bookmark and then return on Tuesday for the […]

Golf Channel's Original Programming This Week

This is what you’ll see on Golf Channel this week before the tournaments kick in on Thursday. Coming up on Golf Channel…April 26 – May 2 Tom Watson: Lessons of a Lifetime Special Presentation Daly vs. Mediate on Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf Original Programming Premieres and Highlights (All Times Eastern) Tom Watson: […]

2010 NFL Draft Is The Most Viewed Ever

Here’s a release from the National Football League crowing about the audience and ratings for the Draft last week. To say a 3 day, 2 night event was a success is like saying Dunkin’ Donuts serves a lot of coffee. Let’s put it this way. The Draft will remain a 3 day, 2 night event […]

Legend of the Seeker Canceled

Damn. I loved this show. The news came from Michael Ausiello and Andy Patrick of Entertainment Weekly. We’ll still have our various Bridget Regan sightings on the blog, so they won’t go away. Here’s a scene from Legend from the 1st season as Bridget as Kahlan is bathing at a waterfall. Don’t worry, there’s no […]

Back to Work Links

Back to work after a weekend that was much too short. I’ll do some linkage for you now. Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand who says ESPN’s Jon Gruden has adjusted to being a TV personality. John Ourand and Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal give us the anatomy of the CBS/Turner deal for […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

MLBAmerican LeagueRed Sox at Toronto – NESNplus/Rogers Sportsnet, 7 p.m.Detroit at Texas – Fox Sports Detroit/Fox Sports Southwest, 8 p.m.Seattle at Kansas City – FSN Northwest/Fox Sports Kansas City, 8 p.m.Cleveland at Anaheim Angels – STO/Fox Sports West, 10 p.m. National LeagueLos Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets – ESPN/Fox Sports Prime Ticket/SNY, 7 p.m.San […]

ESPN Loves The Three Day NFL Draft

Don’t know why I didn’t get this press release from ESPN. Usually, I get most everything the network publishes, but for some reason I happened to stumble upon this at its PR website as I was looking for something else. Anyway, no crying over spilled milk, we find that the NFL Draft was the most-watched […]