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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 4 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 25 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from Landover, MD — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Fantasy Football Live — […]

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Denver-Seattle is the Highest-Rated NFL Game To Date

This from CBS. The rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks really scored for CBS. The game in the national 4:25 p.m. ET window (along with Kansas City at Miami in some markets) garnered an amazing 15.8 rating with a 30 share. That’s up 2% from last year’s Week 3 […]

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NFL on CBS Quotage for Week 3 of the 2014 Season

Let’s go to Week 3 quotage from CBS’ pair of pregame shows, That Other Pregame Show and the NFL Today. Lots of stuff going on with both programs. NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES FROM CBS SPORTS’ “THE NFL TODAY” WITH JAMES BROWN, BOOMER ESIASON, BILL COWHER, TONY GONZALEZ AND BART SCOTT AND “THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW” […]

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CBS Crows Over Thursday Night Football’s Numbers Despite Blowout

So instead of having CBS’ previews, we have CBS’ press release on its Thursday Night Football numbers for the first game of Week 3. Despite the game being over at the opening kickoff, the Tampa Bay-Atlanta game in which the Falcons laid a 50 burger on the Buccaneers by a dominant 56-14 score garnered an […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 4, 09/20/2014

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports Announcing assignments courtesy Eye on Sky and Air Sports Pregame and Studio Shows Fox Sports Live: Countdown to Kickoff — Fox Sports 1, 8 a.m. College GameDay live from Tallahassee, FL — ESPN, 9 a.m. SEC Nation — SEC Network, 10 a.m. BTN Football Pregame — Big […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 3 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 18 Pregame and Studio Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff live from the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA — NFL Network, 6 p.m. Fantasy […]

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CBS Permanently Pulls Rihanna From Thursday Night Football

Last week, CBS pulled Rihanna singing Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” off Thursday Night Football due to the Ray Rice controversy and also due to her own connection with domestic violence thanks to Chris Brown. CBS had planned to use her song for the rest of the season, but then this morning she reacted in a […]

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NFL on CBS Quotage for Week 2 of the 2014 Season

And we move to the quotage on the networks of CBS Sports, the NFL Today on CBS and That Other Pregame Show on CBS Sports Network. By the way, I start a weekly review of NFL pregame shows on Monday on Awful Announcing and I’ll start with TOPS. Look for it. Anyway, here’s the quotage. […]

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Your Week 2 NFL Primer

Ok, it was a tumultuous week for the NFL and today, the games will be played. However, two clouds still hang over the league, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. Let’s take a look at what’s happening this week. So, besides the off the field stuff, what’s new in the NFL? Well, the off the field […]

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Thursday Night Football 2014 Season Premiere Averages 20.8 Million Viewers

This is what networks hope for when they sign the NFL, big viewership numbers. And for the season premiere of Thursday Night Football simulcast on CBS and NFL Network, the numbers are good. An average 20.8 million viewers watched Pittsburgh at Baltimore. And if you want the breakdown, you shall receive it. An estimated 17.4 […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 3, 09/13/2014

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Fargo, ND — ESPN, 9 p.m. Fox Sports Live: Countdown to Kickoff — Fox Sports 1, 9 a.m. SEC Nation — SEC Network, 10 a.m. BTN Football Pregame […]

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Thursday Night Football Premiere Really Scores for CBS/NFL Network

Whether it was Ray Rice or people are just starved for football, another network TV primetime NFL package scored in the ratings. The Pittsburgh-Baltimore game to kick off the new combined CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football series gave the networks a 13.7 overnight rating with a 23 share. That’s up a whopping 108% from last […]

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Thursday Night Kickoff Quotage for Week 2 of the 2014 NFL Season

I’m not sure I’ll be posting this every week, but with CBS/NFL Network focusing on the Ray Rice situation before the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game, this was quite newsworthy in particular the first half of the program. The first half of the program, the 7:30 – 8 p.m. ET portion was Ray Rice-centric with James Brown tossing […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 2 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 11 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN2, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN2, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football Preview (season premiere) — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

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NFL on CBS Quotage for Week 1 of the 2014 Season

Let’s turn to the NFL on CBS quotage from the two pregame shows, That Other Pregame Show on CBS Sports Network and the NFL Today on CBS. Both shows debuted new casts with That Other Pregame Show bringing in London Fletcher and Anita Marks joining holdovers Adam Schein, Amy Trask and Brandon Tierney and on […]

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