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The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

CBS/Turner Ends First Week of 2014 NCAA Tournament on a High Note

Catching up on a couple of things on this Monday night. The first week of the NCAA Tournament went swimmingly well for the CBS/Turner consortium. Record ratings and record viewership has steered the first six days of games for the CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combo. For the first six days, CBS/Turner averaged a 5.9/13 […]

2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sweet 16

CBS/Turner Sports has released the tip times and announcers for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. With TBS airing two regional finals on Saturday and CBS the other two on Sunday, the announcers are split along network lines. Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager have been assigned […]

NCAA Tournament Viewership Continues to Soar into New Heights

The NCAA Tournament appears to have caught on with fans. When viewership goes up three straight days, you have a trend. For Saturday’s 3rd round action which had an afternoon of three bad games, but then an evening of barnburners, CBS/Turner averaged 10 million total viewers for the eight games which was the best in […]

CBS/Turner Off to a Flying Start for the NCAA Tournament

Once again, CBS/Turner saw some record numbers for the NCAA Tournament. yesterday’s numbers were the best for the opening Friday of the tournament dating back to 1991 when CBS took over the full rights for March Madness. The four telecast windows averaged 8.4 million viewers which is the highest since 1991. CBS/Turner saw a combined […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/22 & 03/23/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 22 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, 12:30 a.m. (Sunday) NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown […]

2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sunday, March 23

CBS/Turner has released the tip times and the annoncing assignments for Sunday’s 3rd round action. Unlike Saturday, CBS will carry a tripleheader beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET with the St. Louis pod. Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for Kansas vs. Stanford and Wichita State vs. Kentucky. CBS then […]

NCAA Tournament Sees Best Opening Thursday Viewership Since 1991

With some exciting games and big upsets, CBS/Turner garnered the best viewership in 23 years for the opening Thursday of the NCAA Tournament. An average of 8.6 million people watched the action on the CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV consortium. That’s a 6% increase from last year. And the total rating for all four networks […]

CBS Airs the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show

When all of the conference championship basketball games are done, CBS Sports takes over to inform American where the Field of the 68 will go and play. Greg Gumbel will host as he has annually since 1998 and he’ll be joined by analysts Clark Kellogg, Seth Davis and for some insane reason, Doug Gottlieb. The […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/14 through 03/16/2014

All Times Eastern Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Women’s Schedule courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Friday, March 14 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week — CBS Sports Network, 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Tip-Off Show 2014 — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. Inside College Basketball: […]

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