Monthly Archives: April 2012

2012 Sports Emmy Awards Live Blog

The Sports Emmy Awards are being handed out in New York tonight. Through various sources at the event, I’ll be able to update this post as awards are being doled to the various winners. And no, I’m not there, but I can provide the winners as soon as they become available. For the full list […]

At Day 20 of The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC Sports Group

Two Games 2 in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight. NBC Sports Group will have them covered for you. NBC Sports Network carries Game 2 of the Easyern Conference Semifinal series between Washington and the New York Rangers live from Madison Square Garden starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. Rick Peckham and Eddie Olcyzk have […]

NFL Network Claims Viewership Record For NFL Draft

Just received from NFL Network, this blurb regarding its viewership for the NFL Draft. NFL Network says it achieved a record viewership for the three day event averaging 757,000 viewers. That’s up 34% from the previous year. Fore more information, check out the blurb below. I don’t feel like writing 100 words or more on […]

ESPN Averages Almost Three Million Viewers Per Day For NFL Draft

ESPN’s three day coverage of the NFL Draft brought the network an slight uptick from last year’s event. The three day Draft running from April 26 through 28 averaged a 2.0 Fast Nielsen rating with an average audience of 2.924 million people. That’s up slightly from last year’s average of 1.9 and 2.918 million. Quite […]

NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Score For NBC

The NHL’s ratings continue to be red hot for NBC. Despite heavy competition from the NBA Playoffs on ABC, NBC still held its own on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. And with the NBA Playoffs opposite on ESPN and TNT in primetime both nights, NBC Sports Network fared well in the local markets. With NBC carrying […]

NBC Sports Group All Over The Kentucky Derby

This Saturday is the first Saturday in May and that means it’s Kentucky Derby time. NBC will have extensive coverage of the Run for the Roses this week through NBC Sports Network and its main network. Coverage begins on Wednesday with the Kentucky Derby draw which determines post positions for the horses in the race. […]

TNT To Air All Four Parts of HBO's 24/7 Mayweather/Cotto

Starting Tuesday, TNT will air all four parts of HBO’s boxing series, “24/7 Mayweather/Cotto” on consecutive nights. Recently, HBO has been using Time Warner corporate partner CNN to re-air the 24/7 series. Now it will use another Time Warner sister cable channel, TNT. This will lead right into the HBO Pay Per View fight between […]

TNT Registers Its Most-Watched and Highest-Rated NBA Regular Season

For the 5th straight year, the NBA on TNT registered a viewership increase. And even with the lockout which angered fans, they came back to watch the NBA in droves. According to TNT, its Thursday Night doubleheaders registered an average 1.7 household rating. That’s up from last year’s 1.6 average. And the average viewership saw […]

ESPN Launches New Soccer Site

ESPN announces this morning it has launched a new soccer site called “ESPN FC” which now is devoted to the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament, the second biggest soccer tournament in the world after the World Cup. ESPN FC will eventually house all of ESPN’s soccer resources including Soccernet. The site will include videos, all of […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Arena Football Kansas City Command at Tampa Bay Storm — NFL Network, 8 p.m. College Baseball Virginia at Miami — ESPNU, 7 p.m. English Premier League Manchester City at Manchester United — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. Golf Feherty: Samuel L. Jackson — Golf Channel, 10 p.m. MLB American League Baltimore at New York Yankees — MASN/YES, […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 7: "At the Codfish Ball"

I just finished watching this episode and I had to rewind several scenes on the DVR to make sure I saw and/or heard exactly what I had seen or heard. First, Roger Sterling needs his own show when Mad Men finishes its run. His lines tonight were the funniest I’ve heard in a long time. […]

Some Leftover Linkage

I need to clear my brower of links I was hoping to get to sometime over the last few days. Since I couldn’t do the Friday megalinks or any Saturday morning linkage, I’ll do some Sunday evening leftover links. Consider this the Sunday entrée to the beginning of the workweek. I honestly don’t know what […]

NFL Draft Was Watched By You and Many More

A couple of press releases pertaining to the NFL Draft. The First Round of the Draft scored very well on ESPN and NFL Network getting a combined 5.28 rating which the National Football League says is the highest ever for the event. The average was 8.1 million, 6.67 for ESPN. And the NFL says the […]

NHL Speeds To Days 18 & 19 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC Sports Group

Let’s provide a couple of press releases for you today. This is from NBC Sports Group regarding the NHL Postseason action this weekend. NBC takes the Eastern Conference Semifinala today and tomorrow while NBC Sports Network focuses on the Western Conference Semifinals tonight and tomorrow. Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk and Pierre McGuire will focus on […]

MLB Network Changes Plans; Will Air Bryce Harper's MLB Debut on Saturday

MLB Network had originally planned to air regional coverage between the Chicago Cubs-Philadelphia Phillies or the Arizona Diamondbacks-Miami Marlins. But with Bryce Harper being called up late today by the Washington Nationals, the heralded prospect will make his long-awaited Major League debut on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. MLB Network will shift plans and […]

Sunday MLB on TBS Covers Detroit-NY Yankees

If it’s another Sunday, then TBS must be airing a Yankees, Phillies or Red Sox game. This Sunday, Sunday MLB on TBS will be in the Bronx to air the Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees. This will be the second game of the series that gets national attention and MLB Network airs tonight’s game. […]

MLB on Fox Has Three Games on Saturday

Fox goes early and will cover three games this week. And yes, Joe Buck is back to complete a full month of games. Hallelujah! It means he’ll have worked four out of four possible games for Fox. So the games are as follows, Milwaukee at St. Louis going to most of the country, Anaheim Angels […]

TSN Airs NHL Western Conference Semifinals

TSN continues its coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals by airing the two Western Conference Semifinals, Phoenix Coyotes-Nashville Predators and the Los Angeles Kings-St. Louis Blues series. For TSN, Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro will call the Los Angeles-St. Louis series while veteran Chris Cuthbert and Darren Pang will be on Nashville-Phoenix. TSN’s coverage […]

CBC Covers The NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals

This makes sense when you have two TV partners, split up the playoffs by region, East and West. If you don’t have a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, have one network cover the East while the other takes the West. That is exactly what is happening with CBC and TSN in Canada. CBC […]