Monthly Archives: September 2010

CBS Hits With Alabama-Arkansas on Saturday

Final ratings are in for the SEC on CBS and unlike ABC which is experiencing a downward trend for its first four weeks of college football action, CBS garnered its highest ratings in 11 years for an SEC broadcast. It’s also the highest regular season afternoon college football telecast since 2003. Let’s take a look […]

Four NFL Network Releases

I’m going to combine four NFL Network releases into one post. Saves you from getting hit with four notices on your Twitter timelines or your RSS fees and it also allows you to see what I see in the Fang’s Bites inbox. Starting with what you’ll see on NFL Replay tonight. NFL REPLAY TO “ENCORE” […]

NBC’s Ratings For Jets-Dolphins Tops Primetime Programming

For the third week in a row, Sunday Night Football won the primetime ratings for the night and the week. And the average viewership for the first three weeks of the NFL season is the highest since Monday Night Football on ABC back in 1996. It’s quite good. Now the final ratings for SNF are […]

Bringing You Tuesday Links

I give you some linkage on this Tuesday. Finished some paperwork and now it’s time for the links on this date. First, Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at NBC going with tape delayed coverage of the Ryder Cup all day Saturday. Ten hours of taped golf. That’s just great. I can see people looking […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

CONCACAF Champions LeagueToronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake – Fox Soccer Channel, 8 p.m. FIBA Women’s World ChampionshipUSA vs. Belarus – NBA TV, 2 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueBaltimore at Tampa Bay – MASN2/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland – Fox Sports Detroit/STO, 7 p.m.New York Yankees at Toronto – MLB Network/WWOR/Rogers Sportsnet, 7 p.m.Red Sox at […]

Two Golf Channel Announcements

We have a couple of Golf Channel press releases. One involving Ryder Cup coverage and the other focusing on the new season of Big Break which premieres on Wednesday. Let’s give you the Ryder Cup release first since coverage begins on Tuesday. Golf Channel has the Ryder Cup Covered Nearly 20 Hours of News Coverage […]

NBA TV Quotage On Media Day

With today being Media Day across the NBA, we have quotage from an NBA TV special from earlier today. Notes from NBA TV’s Coverage of NBA Media Day – Monday, September 27, 2010 ****    ****    ****    **** NBA Game Time: Media Day Matt Winer, Chris Webber and Craig Sager Webber on Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo […]

Jeremy Roenick Joins Battle of the Blades As A Judge

This just seems like a natural fit for Jeremy Roenick. The man who did a great job during the Olympics and Stanley Cup Final for NBC now becomes a permanent judge joining the very lovely choreographer Sandra Bezic as a fixture on the show. Battle of the Blades pairs former hockey players with current and […]

The New NHL On Versus Promo

Thanks to Puck Daddy and Puck The Media for this video. Versus has released its NHL Season Premiere promo and it’s very good. It has Mike Emrick talking about the excitement of the start of the 2010-11 campaign. Versus begins the season with a gaggle of games on October 7.

Preview of ESPN 30 for 30: Into the Wind

On Tuesday, ESPN will air a documentary directed by two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and Ezra Holland on one of the Greatest Canadians Terry Fox. You might be familiar with his story. Fox was diagnosed with cancer and decided that he would try to raise $1 for every Canadian for cancer research and start the […]

ESPN’s College Football Games & Announcing Assignments For Week 5

We have the ESPN family of networks college football schedule and announcing assignments for this weekend. The games are highlighted by Texas vs. Oklahoma in the renewal of the Red River Shootout from the Cotton Bowl at 3:30 p.m. (and a regional telecast for the first time in several years instead of the normal noontime […]

ESPN & Sirius XM Radio Announce Ryder Cup Coverage Plans

Starting on Friday, golf teams from the US and Europe square off in match play at the Twenty Ten Course in Wales in the renewal of the Ryder Cup. Now the matches will be played mostly in the morning here in the United States. ESPN may no longer have live PGA Tour events, but it […]

NFL on CBS Scores In The Ratings Once Again

CBS is touting its ratings for Week 3 of the NFL season. The network had the late Sunday afternoon national game and the window did very well receiving a 14.2/27 share, beating last year’s Week 3 rating, also on CBS which received a 12.6/24. These are astounding numbers for the Tiffany Network and the National […]

Fantasy Sports Ventures To Rebrand As Big Lead Sports

Back in June, noted sports blog The Big Lead was purchased by Fantasy Sports Ventures for the now famously reported “low seven figures”. As mentioned back then, Fang’s Bites is available for purchase for $3 if the right buyer is around. Anyway, it was big news back then and it came shortly after Fang’s Bites […]

Sunday Night Football Scores Over The Competition

Here’s our first press release of the day and it comes from NBC Sports regarding the ratings for Sunday Night Football. According to the overnight ratings, NBC received a 13.0/21 share for the New York Jets at Miami. That’s 10% higher than last year’s Week 3 game involving the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals. […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage

It’s a rainy Monday in Southern New England. Certainly nothing compared to what’s going on in Minnesota and having gone through a 100 year flood earlier this year, my sympathies go out to those bailing out or having to leave their homes. I hope things get better real soon. Let’s do some linkage on this […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

FIBA Women’s World ChampionshipUSA vs. Canada – NBA TV, 2:15 p.m. MLBAmerican LeagueBaltimore at Tampa Bay – MASN2/Sun Sports, 7 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland – Fox Sports Detroit/STO, 7 p.m.New York Yankees at Toronto – MLB Network/YES/Rogers Sportsnet One, 7 p.m.Red Sox at Chicago White Sox – NESN/Comcast SportsNet Chicago, 8 p.m.Minnesota at Kansas City – […]

Mad Men, Season 4, Episode 11 Sneak Peek and A Look Inside Episode 10

This season’s theme of “Who is Don Draper” came to a climax tonight with one of the most compelling episodes yet. From the moment the government agents went to visit Betty to when the normally calm and cool Don lost it and had a panic attack, the entire episode had a lot of thrilling moments. […]

NBC’s Football Night in America Quotage for Week 3

Let’s conclude the Sunday NFL studio show quotage with NBC’s Football Night in America. Lots of good stuff here. “FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA” NOTES & QUOTES; WEEK 3 “You have to discipline players. You have to let them know what to expect…I actually cut a player.” – “Football Night’s” Tony Dungy opposing the Jets’ handling […]