Monthly Archives: December 2011

Inside The NFL Quotage For Week 16/17

We haven’t done Inside the NFL quotage in quite some time. Let’s rectify that right now. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was the featured guest for this week. In addition, the crew of James Brown, Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth and Warren Sapp plus insider Michael Lombardi all discussed the games played in Week 16 […]

NFL Network’s Programming Schedule For The Next 7 Days

We have the NFL Network’s slate of programs from tonight through next Tuesday. Let’s see what’s in store. NFL NETWORK & NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (12/28 – 1/3) NFL GAMEDAY MORNING PREVIEWS COWBOYS-GIANTS FOR NFC EAST TITLE & PRESENTS SOUNDS OF THE REGULAR SEASON SUNDAY, JAN. 1 AT 9:00 AM ET Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci, Willie […]

Monday Night Football is the Most Watched Series on Cable For 6th Straight Year

Once again, since Monday Night Football became a cable series in 2006, ESPN has seen it garner the highest ratings in primetime for the sixth straight year. The 17 games averaged an 8.4 rating throughout the season. Viewership averaged 13.25 million people.Throughout the regular year, the games ranked first in the males 18-34 and 18-49 […]

Bringing Out The Wednesday Links

Ok, going to try to give you a full set of links today. Let’s get started. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his 2011 Media Awards. Very good list of people getting awards this year. Michael Hiestand from USA Today writes that when all is said and done, the NFL’s TV ratings for this season will […]

NBC Gets Xmas Gift of 24 Million People Watching Sunday Night Football on 12/25

The Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game on Christmas Night got a big viewership. NBC says the game received an average of 24 million viewers. Against weak competition on the other broadcast networks and the NBA on ESPN, Sunday Night Football dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 7.7 rating and a 23 share. Overall, the rating […]

Episode 3 of 24/7 Flyers/Rangers on HBO Tonight

Our third straight NHL-centric post will deal with tonight’s episode of the critically-acclaimed HBO Sports 24/7 series on the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers meeting at the Winter Classic. Tonight’s installment will entail with another week of preparation between the two teams leading up to the January 2 game. In addition, we’ll get our […]

NBC Sports Network To Air Documentary on 1972 Canada-USSR Summit Series

Back in 1972, a group of NHL All-Stars took on the powerful national team from the Soviet Union in an eight game series that was known as the Summit Series. Western media thought the Canadian team would walk over the USSR and after the first three minutes of Game 1, it certainly looked that way, […]

Universal Sports To Air Full Slate of Skiing

Universal Sports has already started to air the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup season and it will continue all the way to the end at the World Cup Finals in Schladming, Austria in March. The World Cup season took a break for Christmas and resumes today in Lienz, Austria with the Women’s Giant Slalom. You’ll […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Northwestern at Ohio State — Big Ten Network, 5:30 p.m. Oklahoma vs. SMU at Dallas — ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. Seton Hall at Syracuse — Big East Network, 7 p.m. Villanova at West Virginia — Big East Network, 7 p.m. Wofford at South Carolina — CSS, 7 p.m. Georgetown at Louisville — ESPN2, […]

Quickie Tuesday Links

Let’s do some linkage while I can. Again, I’ve been away from the computer for most of the morning. Too busy. Right after the end of the final Monday Night Football game of 2012 featuring Jon Gruden at the mic, reports surfaced that this ESPN analyst was a candidate for several potential coaching jobs including […]

The Final NFL Week 17 Schedule

With New Orleans’ win over Atlanta on Monday Night Football, we now have the final Week 17 schedule in the League Where They Play For Pay. The last game’s starting time that was to be decided was Carolina at New Orleans and with the Saints’ win, the NFL will slot that into a 1 p.m. […]

NBC Sports Execs and Mike “Doc” Emrick Talk About NHL Winter Classic

Last week, NBC Sports and the NHL held a joint media event at the famed 8H studios where Saturday Night Live is performed, to promote next week’s Winter Classic and the rebrand of Versus into NBC Sports Network right after the conclusion of the game on January 2. We have this video from NBCUniversal catching […]

NBC Sports Group Gears Up For NHL Winter Classic & Rebranding of Versus

In what has become a signature event for NBC Sports, the network is getting ready for the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. NBC will air the game live from Philadelphia on Monday, January 2 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. When the game is over, […]