Monthly Archives: June 2010

Some Friday Megalinks, Part II

Time for more megalinks. National First, several media writers are amused by the war of words between CBS and ESPN over the most viewed broadband event ever. ESPN claimed 1.1 million people went online to watch the USA-Algeria World Cup match on Wednesday. CBS jumped in by saying, “Not so fast!” It sent out a […]

Baseball Games On National TV This Weekend

With this being the weekend before a big holiday weekend, we have Fox giving us some primetime baseball. Among the games Fox will air, New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers goes to a whopping 74% of the country. Joe Buck will be back again this week calling Yankees-Dodgers and he’ll have called 9 out […]

ESPN & ESPN Radio's Announcing Assignments for World Cup Round of 16

ESPN has announced the commentating teams for the games through the Round of 16 which begins on Saturday. Here they are as follows: ESPN and ESPN Radio FIFA World Cup Commentator Assignments for Round of 16 ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa continues Saturday, June 26, through Tuesday, June […]

Some Friday Megalinks, Part I

Ok, I haven’t done Friday megalinks in a while and you’re owed them so I’ll do them in two parts, one now and the other tonight. I’ll do as many as I can here. Of course, you can find the Weekend Viewing Picks right here. National First, Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Daily says […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, June 26 College World SeriesUCLA vs. TCU – ESPN2, 2 p.m. (if necessary)South Carolina vs. Clemson – ESPN, 7 p.m. (if necessary) ESPN Sports SaturdayWinners Bracket – ABC, 5 p.m. GolfLPGA Championship, 3rd round – Golf Channel, 4 p.m.PGA Tour/Travelers Championship, 3rd round – CBS, 3 p.m. MLBInterleagueMinnesota at New York Mets – Fox […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College World SeriesUCLA vs. TCU – ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.South Carolina vs. Clemson – ESPN2, 9 p.m. GolfLPGA Championship, 2nd round – Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m.PGA Tour/Travelers Championship, 2nd round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m. MLBInterleagueChicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox – Comcast SportsNet Chicago/WGN America, 4 p.m.Arizona at Tampa Bay – Fox Sports Arizona/Sun Sports, […]

USA-Algeria Becomes The Highest-Rated & Most-Watched Soccer Game in ESPN's History

One can only imagine the numbers had USA-Algeria been played in primetime rather than the mid-morning hours on the East Coast. Had it been played at 8 p.m. Eastern, the numbers would likely have been much higher. However, to get 4.6 rating and almost 6.2 million viewers is rather impressive. Combined with Univision, the game […]

A Few Links

Again, apologies for the herky jerky schedule for linkage. Haven’t been able to sit down and do them as I’ve been busy. I’ll do some for you now. The Nielsen Wire blog says the ratings for the World Cup in the US has increased by 68% over the 2006 event and a combined 8.6 million […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College World SeriesOklahoma vs. South Carolina – ESPN2, 7 p.m. GolfLPGA Championship, 1st round – Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m.PGA Tour/Travelers Championship, 1st round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m. MLBInterleagueSan Diego at Tampa Bay – Sun Sports, noonCleveland at Philadelphia – STO/Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, 1 p.m.Atlanta at Chicago White Sox – SportSouth/WGN America, 2 p.m.Minnesota at […]

Three Cable Providers Sign Up To Offer NASCAR Sprint Cup Race in 3-D

As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race on July 3 is fast approaching, three cable providers signed up to distribute the 3-D telecast which will be co-produced by Turner Sports and NASCAR Media Group. These three companies are added to DirecTV which originally announced it would offer the race to its subscribers. So we have the […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 38

Our latest edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast brings us a repeat guest, Neil Best of Newsday. I would link you to his site, but as you many of you know, it’s behind a dreaded paywall so I won’t. He is on for the entire podcast with Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and […]

Golf Channel Quotage Regarding the LPGA Championship

Here are highlights from the Golf Channel announcing crew regarding the LPGA Championship this weekend. LPGA Championship Golf Channel Broadcast Team Quotes PITTSFORD, N.Y., June 23 – The LPGA’s second major of the year, the LPGA Championship, kicks off Thursday from Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y. Golf Channel will air live, four-round coverage […]

NFL Network's Programs For The Next Seven Days

Here is your programming schedule for NFL Network this week. NFL NETWORK PROGRAMMING NOTES (6/22-6/29) INTERVIEWS FROM NFL BROADCAST BOOTCAMP WITH STEELERS WR HINES WARD AND GIANTS C SHAUN O’HARA ON NFL TOTAL ACCESS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NFL Total Access Features ‘NFL Abroad’ Highlighting the Travels of Saints DT Anthony Hargrove and Cardinals WR Larry […]