Monthly Archives: July 2012

NBCUniversal Programming for Day 5 of the 2012 Olympics

Once again, the networks of NBCUniversal will be all over the Olympics on Day 5. As ususal, Bravo will have tennis, CNBC will be the home of boxing, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network and NBC will be hopscotching around the Olympics. Take a look at what’s in store for the networks of NBCUniversal for the first […]

NBCUniversal Cable Properties Seeing Huge Gains From Olympics

As we wait for the final ratings press release for NBC’s ratings for Day 3 of the 2012 Olympics, we do have this note from NBC on the ratings for the cable properties airing the Games. The London Olympics helped pace NBC Sports Network to its two most watched days in its history. NBCSN saw […]

ESPN All Over MLB Trade Deadline Today

While I’ve been focusing mainly on the Olympics, I haven’t forgotten about today’s MLB Trade Deadline. Today at 3 p.m., ESPN will have a SportsCenter special hosted by Baseball Tonight’s Karl Ravech with analyst John Kruk and network MLB insiders Buster Olney and Jason Stark. They’ll follow the trades and the latest information as the […]

Doug Gottlieb Joins CBS

CBS has officially announced the signing of Doug Gottlieb into the company. He’ll join the upstart CBS Sports Radio which will begin in January. He’ll host the 3-6 p.m. ET slot. In addition, he’ll join CBS Sports as a college basketball analyst on games and in the studio. He’ll have a role on the NCAA […]

Overnights For Day 3 of Olympics Down For NBC From Beijing

Despite having two gold medal winners in the pool including Missy Franklin and men’s gymnastics, NBC saw a slight drop in the overnight ratings for Day 3 of the London Olympics. Last night’s ratings hit 20.1 with a 32 share, well above any network competition. That’s 5% below Beijing’s 21.2/33 with live events compared to […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

CONCACAF Champions League Herediano vs. Real Salt Lake — Fox Soccer, 10 p.m. Golf Big Break Academy — Golf Channel, 7 p.m. 2000 PGA Championship, Final Round — Golf Channel, 8 p.m. MLB American League Baltimore at New York Yankees — MASN/YES, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston — Fox Sports Detroit/NESN, 7 p.m. Anaheim Angels […]

Some Olympic Media Links

I owe you some linkage and I gathered so many over the last few days that I’m slowing down by browser with so many tabs. I have to clear them so my browser can run properly. So many things to go over. Let’s do this. First at SportsGrid, Jordan Rabinowitz at SportsGrid notes that NBC […]

Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium Programming for Day 4 of the 2012 Olympics

Let’s post the programming schedule for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium for Day 4 of the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad in London. Day 4 Highlights: Tuesday, July 31 – Canada Set to Make History in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics; Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion Take Flight in Diving; Brent Hayden is Canada’s Best Bet […]

NBCUniversal Programming for Day 4 of the 2012 Olympics

Well, we move onto Day 4 of the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad. Some favorites that NBC has been depending on have fallen through like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Jordyn Wieber for one reason or another. On Tuesday in primetime, Phelps will be in the pool swimming in the men’s 200 meter butterfly final. […]

NBC Draws 36 Million Viewers For Day 2 of the 2012 Olympics; It's Another Record

The London Olympics are resonating with the American people. With no live action in primetime, NBC is still drawing a huge audience. Now remember four years ago in Communist China, swimming was live in primetime in the Eastern and Central time zones as were gymnastics, diving and other events. In London, NBC is holding swimming […]

Day 2 of the 2012 Olympics Shows You're Watching Despite The Tape Delays

There seems to be a vocal minority about NBC’s tape delay policy. It’s very loud on social media and in the mainstream media, but it comes down to viewership, people are speaking with their remotes and the results speak loudly. Once again, NBC experienced an increase in ratings for Sunday’s primetime broadcast. The overnight ratings […]

Big Break Atlantis Cast Back For A Catty Reunion

The latest season of Big Break wraps up tonight with what appears to be quite a catty reunion show among the cast. Golf Channel has released two videos showing some tension as cast members open up about the show. Last week, Marcela Leon won the opportunity to play in an LPGA event later this year […]