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Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/15/2015

Let’s do a notebook for this Thursday. NEWS NBC held a big press conference on Wednesday at its World Headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza in New York. It announced a multi-year agreement with Haymon Boxing to air the Premier Boxing Champions series starting with 20 events this year, 14 of which will be in primetime on […]

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Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/08/2015

Let’s do a notebook on this Thursday morning. SHAMELESS PLUG Your humble blogger was interviewed by BBC Sportshour which is aired Saturdays on the BBC World Service. Host Caroline Barker talked with yours truly about ESPN’s Stuart Scott and his legacy. The program will be heard at 10 a.m. in the UK which means 5 […]

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Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/07/2015

Let’s do our notebook for this hump day. We begin with some late news that came out on Tuesday. NEWS It appears that new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will be involved in ESPN’s coverage of next Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press has the story. Fox Sports […]

2015

2015 Sports Media Predictions

Time for some predictions for 2015. Looking back through the archives, the last predictions post on this site was done in 2012 so it’s time to do one now. I’ll do it a little differently than in previous years. Here goes. January The first-ever College Football National Championship Game on ESPN draws a record cable […]

Big Dozen

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2014, Part I

It’s that time of year once again to look back at the stories that made the Big Dozen list. If you’re new here and wonder why it’s called the Big Dozen? It’s a tribute to where I used to work, WPRI-TV on the border of East Providence, RI and Seekonk, MA. My good friend, John […]

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23.5 Million Watch World Series Game 7

Thanks to a game that was compelling all the way to the end, Game 7 of the 2014 World Series garnered an average of 23.5 million viewers on Wednesday. Of course, that was the highest viewership of the series. The final rating was 13.7 with a 23 share. That’s a huge jump from Game 6’s […]

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2014 World Series Schedule With TV and Radio Announcers

With the World Series finally about to get underway, we have the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants ready to start. Fox and ESPN Radio are the national rightsholders to the Fall Classic. There won’t be any Fox Sports 1 simulcasts as we had during the National League Championship Series. FS1 will have […]

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Rain Pushes ALCS Game 3 to Tuesday on TBS; Eliminates Off-Day

Rain in Kansas City has washed out Monday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The game will be aired Tuesday at 8 p.m. on TBS which would have been Game 4’s timeslot anyway. With the rainout, it means that the off-day that was scheduled for Thursday, will be occupied by Game 5 of […]

MLB 2014 Postseason.

2014 MLB League Championship Series Schedule and Times

As the League Championship Series is about to start, Major League Baseball has set the times for all of the games in both the American and National League. The ALCS begins Friday at 8:07 p.m. ET on TBS. The NLCS starts Saturday at 8:07 p.m. on Fox and Fox Sports 1. We have all of […]

MLB 2014 NLDS

Nats-Giants NLDS Game 4 Sets Record for Fox Sports 1

Executives at Fox Sports are doing backflips and handstands in the hallways this week. Thanks to the MLB Postseason, Fox Sports 1 has been seeing increased viewership. The network has been setting viewership records and Tuesday night was not an exception. After hitting a viewership record on Saturday, Fox Sports 1 did it again on […]

MLB 2014 NLDS

Cardinals-Dodgers NLDS Game 1 Sets Viewership Record on Fox Sports 1

The first-ever games of the MLB Postseason on Fox Sports 1 set a viewership record on the network. In particular, Game 1 of the St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers gave FS1 its highest numbers in the young history of the network. The game drew 3.595 million which broke the previous record of 3.526 million set […]

MLB 2014 Postseason.

National League Wild Card Game Becomes Most-Watched WC Game Ever

The Wild Card game is in its third year of existence and first on ESPN. Well, the combination of a Wild Card game on ESPN led to a record rating and viewership. Despite an 8-0 blowout, the San Francisco-Pittsburgh Pirates game resulted in a 3.6 rating and a viewership of 5.591 million, the highest in […]

MLB 2014 NLDS

Fox Sports 1 Will Be All Over the National League Division Series

In its second year of existence, Fox Sports 1 will air all but two games of the National League Division Series. Fox will air the San Francisco-Washington Nationals series and St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers series. One game in each series will be given to MLB Network and in each case, the most of the […]

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TBS Jumps Into the American League Division Series Today

The MLB Postseason has begun and it means Day 1 of the American League Division Series. TBS will air the Baltimore-Detroit series and the Anaheim-Kansas City series. Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson call O’s-Tigers from the start all the way through the conclusion. Jaime Maggio will be the on-field reporter. Ernie Johnson, Ron […]

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