Monthly Archives: February 2012

A New Episode of "Costas Tonight" Premieres Thursday on NBC Sports Network

The second edition of “Costas Tonight,” NBC’s Sports Network’s monthly interview program hosted by the holy diminutive one, Bob Costas, premieres Thursday night at 9 ET. In this particular episode, Costas will be at the NBC studios in New York as compared to the premiere which took place in Indianapolis, site of Super Bowl XLVII. […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Notre Dame at Georgetown — ESPN, 7 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Jackson State — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Texas-Pan American at North Dakota — Fox College Sports Central, 8 p.m. Kansas at Oklahoma State — ESPN, 9 p.m. Texas Tech at Baylor — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s Pittsburgh at West Virginia — […]

TNT Sees 2nd Highest Overnight Rating For NBA All-Star Saturday

TNT saw its 2nd highest overnight rating for last night’s NBA All-Star Saturday. Lockout? What lockout? Was there ever an NBA lockout? The rating for the events which included the Three Point Shooting Competition and the Slam Dunk, totaled a 4.4 which ties the 2nd best overnight number from 2009. The TNT press blurb. NBA […]

What Should Be The Official Theme Tune For Each Sport?

Since television began, theme songs have helped us to identify our favorite programs. This is certainly the case in sports where the theme for Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, Wide World of Sports, the Olympics, The Masters and others have become iconic. I thought about writing a post on which themes should be the […]

TSN's Plans For TradeCentre '12 (Simulcast on NHL Network in US)

Since I’ve already posted about NHL Network in the US plans to simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre ’12 show on Monday, I might as well provide TSN’s plans for Monday for NHL Trade Deadline Day. The NHL Trade Deadline should be an international holiday. Hockey fans won’t get work done. I’ll have my trade trackers on my […]

TNT Receives Highest Viewership Ever For NBA Rising Stars Challenge

For NBA All-Star Weekend and having Jeremy Lin in the Rising Stars Challenge, TNT saw its highest-ever ratings for the event. The game between the NBA’s best rookies and sophomores saw a 1.7 rating, up from the 1.6 that was the previous record in 2004 and up from the 1.5 for last year’s game. Average […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, February 25 Boxing Boxing After Dark: Welterweights, Devon Alexander vs. Marcos Maidana — HBO, 10 p.m. Ali 70 From Las Vegas — ESPN2, 10 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks English Premier League Queens Park Rangers vs. Fulham — Fox Soccer Plus, 9:53 a.m. Chelsea vs. Bolton — Fox Soccer, 10 a.m. Manchester City vs. […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks For 02/25 & 02/26, All Times Eastern

Men’s Schedule Courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Saturday, February 25 College GameDay live from Storrs, CT — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 a.m./ESPN, 8 p.m. 11 a.m. Robert Morris at Quinnipiac — ESPNU noon Virginia Tech at Duke — ACC Network Vanderbilt at Kentucky — CBS Northeastern at Delaware — Comcast SportsNet New England/CSS/The […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Baseball Oregon State at San Diego State — the mtn., 9 p.m. College Basketball Men’s Loyola (MD) at Rider — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Butler at Valparaiso — ESPNU, 7 p.m. Columbia at Yale — YES, 7 p.m. Marquette at West Virginia — ESPN, 9 p.m. Fairfield at Iona — ESPNU, 9 p.m. Women’s Wake […]

MLB Network's 2012 Spring Training Game Schedule

Here’s another MLB Network-related post. This one deals with the complete 150 game Cactus and Grapefruit League schedule. Many games will be live. Others will be aired on tape delay. In the primetime and viewing picks, I’ll list all of the live games, and some of the taped games, but you have this to check […]

MLB Network Brings Back "30 Clubs in 30 Days"

As March approaches, MLB Network is getting ready for its Spring Training coverage. Its studio show during that period, “30 Clubs in 30 Days” returns March 5 in a big way. It will hit every team’s camp either in Arizona and Florida and for the first time, MLB Network’s analysts including Harold Reynolds, Al Leiter, […]

MLB Network Announces Live In-Game Audio For Cactus League Game

MLB Network has been experimenting with bringing viewers in-game audio during Spring Training games. It conducted two off-air experiments last year and after listening to the results, it will air an actual game featuring almost-live audio as it happens. Of course, there will be a brief delay to ensure that swear words don’t hit the […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketball Men’s Bucknell at American — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Duke at Florida State — ESPN, 7 p.m. Alabama at Arkansas — ESPN2, 7 p.m. Murray State at Tennessee State — ESPNU, 8 p.m. Arkansas State at Western Kentucky — Fox College Sports, 8 p.m. Louisville at Cincinnati — ESPN, 9 p.m. Wisconsin […]