Monthly Archives: July 2012

NBC Sets New Standard for Olympic Day 1 Overnight Rating From Non-US Site

There were complaints on Twitter about the holding of glamor events like the men’s 400 Individual Medley in swimming for primetime, but people still watched. And yes, that event was online at and on its mobile apps, but there were complaints of video lagging. I was able to see it online without problems, but […]

Canada's Olympic Broadcast Consortium Programming for Day 2 of the 2012 Olympics

Canadians will have plenty of action to watch on Sunday. Clara Hughes is back in the Summer Olympics cycling for the first time since 2000. In women’s diving, the Maple Leaf has two medal chances. Take a look at what the Olympic Broadcast Consortium has in store for Canadians on Sunday. Day 2 Highlights: Sunday, […]

NBCUniversal Programming For Day 2 of the 2012 Olympics

Ok, here are the listings for Day 2 of the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad in London. Once again, NBC starts early at 7 a.m. ET/PT. NBC Sports Network hits the air at 4 a.m. ET and Bravo and CNBC have their respective sports. MICHAEL PHELPS CONTINUES HIS QUEST FOR MOST OLYMPIC CAREER MEDALS […]

You Watched The 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Record Droves

You know the complaints about NBC holding the Opening Ceremony for primetime and not putting it online? Well, those complaints are going to continue falling on deaf ears. Last night, Americans made the London Opening Ceremony the most watched Summer Olympics gala ever. The numbers are staggering. Almost 41 million people watched. 40.7 million, to […]

NBC Cleans Up With 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

We can complain about tape delays, find pirated feeds, talk about it on Twitter, but when the ratings are all said and done, NBC can wave the ratings in our collective faces and say, “This is why the show was tape delayed!!” Last night’s overnight ratings for the London Olympics Opening Ceremony was the highest […]

Some Thoughts on NBC's Early Olympic Coverage

Let’s do some bullet point thoughts on NBCUniversal’s coverage of Days -2 through 0 of the 2012 Olympics. I’ll go backwards starting with coverage of the Opening Ceremony and then the live soccer coverage on Wednesday and Thursday. I can start with NBC’s tape delayed coverage of the Opening Ceremony which became a huge issue […]

NBCUniversal Programming For Day 1 of the 2012 Olympics

Now that the Opening Ceremony is over, it’s time for Olympic action in earnest. The soccer action on Wednesday and Thursday was just an appetizer. Tomorrow, there’s boxing, gymnastics, swimming. tennis, and a whole plethora of sports. The networks of NBCUniversal will out in full force onb Saturday. NBC Sports Network starts its coverage at […]

Fox Saturday Baseball Features Red Sox-Yankees; Joe Buck Returns

After taking two weeks off, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver are back on Fox Saturday Baseball. Chris Myers got the assignment to be #1 guy while Joe was gone and didn’t do all that badly in his place. With Red Sox-Yankees being the main game and being sent to 77% of the country, Joe and […]

Weekend Viewing Picks

Saturday, July 28 Australian Rules Football Carlton Blues vs. Richmond Tigers — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Boxing Championship Boxing: Interim WBC World Welterweight Championship, Robert Guerrero vs. Selcuk Aydin undercard –Showtime Extreme, 8 p.m. Championship Boxing: Interim WBC World Welterweight Championship, Robert Guerrero vs. Selcuk Aydin — Showtime, 10 p.m. CFL Hamilton at Saskatchewan […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Arena Football Utah Blaze at San Antonio Talons — NFL Network, 8 p.m. Australian Rules Football Geelong Cats vs. Adelaide Crows — Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 p.m. CFL Toronto at Montreal — TSN/ESPN3, 7:30 p.m. College Football College Football Media Days — ESPNU, 9 a.m. Golf European PGA Tour: Lyoness Open, 3rd Round — Golf […]

US Olympic Rights Fees Since 1960

This comes from NBC and its Olympics media guide for 2012. This is one interesting chart that the network made and it contains the rights fees for all of the Olympics televised in the United States dating back to 1960. CBS aired both set of Games, Winter and Summer in 1960. You can see for […]

2012-13 NBA TV Regular Season Schedule

NBA TV will have 96 games. I’ve been editing press releases so they format nicely on the site. And it’s getting late for me so I’m just going to slap this up for you. However it looks is the way it was received in the Fang’s Bites inbox. Here is the schedule. NBA TV to […]

2012-13 NBA on TNT Schedule

The NBA’s Network of Record, TNT is back for its 29th season of broadcasting games. It will carry 52 games including the season opening doubleheader on October 30. In addition, TNT will air a whole slew of Thursday night doubleheaders throughout the season. Part of its contract includes a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day primetime […]

The 2012-13 ABC/ESPN NBA Schedule

The National Basketball Association released the 2012-13 schedule on Thursday. And with the release comes the national TV schedules from ESPN/ABC, TNT and NBA TV. We’ll post all of the press releases from the partners tonight and that includes the one I’m about to show you from ESPN/ABC. ESPN will air 75 games over the […]

Highlights of NBCOlympics Conference Call

On Thursday, NBC held a media conference call with the Executive Producer of the 2012 Olympics and the Today Show, Jim Bell. This is the first Olympic games on NBC dating back to 1992 in Barcelona which won’t have Emperor Dick Ebersol at the helm. Bell who started with NBC in Barcelona and has worked […]

CBS Sports Network To Air UFL Games

This isn’t totally earth-shattering, but for a network that needs some inventory, this will be a big help. CBS Sports Network has signed a deal with the United Football League to air 18 games over the 8 week season from mid-September through late November. The contract also includes the UFL Championship Game. Here’s the press […]