Monthly Archives: April 2011

The NBA Playoffs on TNT Continue To Draw Viewers

From Turner Sports, we note that ratings for the NBA Playoffs are up 29% from last year and viewership is up 33% as well. TNT’s coverage is averaging 4.3 million viewers, up from 3.2 million in 2010. Here’s Turner’s press release. TNT’S NBA PLAYOFFS COVERAGE OFF TO BEST START IN CABLE TELEVISION HISTORY NETWORK AVERAGING […]

NBC Sports Group All Over Kentucky Derby & The Triple Crown

Got this press release yesterday, but with everything going on, I did not have time to post it, but now I have some time. This is from The Group talking about Kentucky Derby coverage for next week. Some 14 hours will be aired on Versus and NBC starting on Thursday. NBC no longer shares Kentucky […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Baseball Kentucky at LSU – ESPNU, 7:30 p.m. Golf LPGA Tour/Avnet LPGA Classic, 1st round – Golf Channel, 12:30 p.m. PGA Tour/New Orleans Classic, 1st round – Golf Channel, 3 p.m. MLB American League Seattle at Detroit – MLB Network/Root Sports Northwest/Fox Sports Detroit, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota – Sun Sports/Fox Sports […]

CBC’s NHL Conference Semifinal Schedule

CBC will have coverage of two series in the NHL Conference Semifinal round. It’ll naturally pick up the Vancouver-Nashville series and its main team of Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson will be up top with Glenn Healey sitting in between the benches. Scott Oake will be the on-site reporter for Hockey Night in Canada. The […]

2011 NHL Conference Semifinal Schedule

The NHL has just released the schedule for the Conference Semifinals. I have each series listed below. They’re complete with TV networks from both the US and Canada. 2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS   #1 Washington Capitals vs. #5 Tampa Bay Lightning Network Friday, April 29 Tampa Bay at Washington, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS/TSN Sunday, May 1 […]

Mike Mayock’s Last Mock Draft for 2011

Tonight, Mike Mayock had his own NFL Network special and provided his final mock draft for this year before the selections take place on Thursday night. Here’s his picks for the 1st round. NFL NETWORK DRAFT EXPERT MIKE MAYOCK UNVEILS 2011 MOCK DRAFT NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock unveiled his 2011 mock draft tonight […]

Jack Edwards’ Puzzling Final Comments After B’s-Canadiens

NESN gave Jack Edwards the opportunity to make a final comment after the Boston Bruins win in overtime over the Montreal Canadiens to take the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in seven games. Yet, I’m still trying to figure out what he’s saying. Jack not only looks nuts, but he’s mincing his metaphors comparing the […]

CBC Gets a Double Viewing of Over 3 Million For Doubleheader On Tuesday

Here’s a press release from CBC on the stellar viewership it had for Bruins-Montreal and Blackhawks-Vancouver. CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA DRAWS 3.82 MILLION VIEWERS TO VANCOUVER/CHICAGO GAME SEVEN Classic overtime game ranks as second largest Stanley Cup Round One Playoff game audience since 2000 Canadians from east and west couldn’t get enough of CBC’S […]

Jack Edwards Yells At Roman Hamrlik Again

In Game 7 of the Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins series at the TD Garden, NESN’s Jack Edwards was in rare form once again as he yelled at Roman Hamrlik as he was checked and fell down. You may remember during Game 3 in Montreal, Edwards felt that Hamrlik took a dive and yelled at him to […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 53 With Guest “Scooter” Vertino of NBA Digital

After a week off for Keith Thibault’s vacation, we’re back with another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast. Today, our guest is Albert “Scooter” Vertino of Turner Sports’ NBA Digital division. Long-time NBA watchers know that name is familiar having heard Marv Albert give out his producer’s credit at the end of various TNT […]

NFL Network’s Draft Programming & More

We have your NFL Network programming and activities. Check it all out. NFL NETWORK & NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (4/27 – 5/3) MIKE MAYOCK UNVEILS HIS 2011 MOCK DRAFT TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM ET Top 100: Players of 2011 Premieres Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM ET Following the 2011 NFL Draft Total Access Pre-Draft […]

Game 7 of Sabres-Flyers Is The Most Watched In CSN Philly History

Another amazing ratings record for the Comcast SportsNet regional networks. The Flyers Game 7 win over the Buffalo Sabres turned out to be the most watched hockey game in CSN Philadelphia’s history. We have the particulars in the press release that you’ll read below. FLYERS-SABRES GAME 7 IS MOST WATCHED FLYERS GAME IN COMCAST SPORTSNET’S […]

Comcast SportsNet Chicago Sets Ratings Record For Blackhawks and Bulls Again

Comcast SportsNet Chicago set another ratings record on Tuesday for Game 7 of Blackhawks-Canucks and Game 5 of Pacers-Bulls. These are really good ratings. We’re talking a 13.33 for the Blackhawks which played late night and lost in overtime to Vancouver, 2-1. But for the Bulls who were victorious over Indiana and closed them out […]

NHL Network Airs Game 7 of Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh Tonight

Last night, NHL Network aired CBC’s feed of Boston-Montreal as Versus was unable to pick the game up. Very good move. In a repeat, NHL Network will take Root Sports feed of tonight’s Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins. It will start at 8 p.m. NHL NETWORK TO TELEVISE GAME […]

Unveiling The Mid-Week Linkage

Let’s do some linkage. Before I get into the stories of the day, you may have noticed that I have instituted a comment system using Intense Debate. If you were with me at my old Blogger site, you will know I used it over there, but then got rid of it as it was slowing […]