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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/05 & 04/06/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 5 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 p.m. Road to the Final Four — TBS, 3 p.m. College GameDay live from Fort Worth, TX — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. The Final Four Show — TBS, 4 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, 11:30 […]

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CBS Airs The 2014 Masters Championship

Yes, you’ve been seeing the promos during CBS’ portion of the NCAA Tournament and as we get closer, they’re only going to be in heavy rotation throughout the network. You know the CBS formula for televising The Masters®. You know the reverence for Augusta National. You know the music. You know the azaleas. You know […]

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Trent Green Joins the NFL on CBS

Former St. Louis Rams and Kansas City quarterback Trent Green will become a game analyst for the NFL on CBS next season. The network had a slot open after the retirement of Dan Dierdorf. There’s no word as of yet to with whom he will partner in the 2014 season. Green has been working with […]

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CBS/Turner Announces 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four Broadcast Plans

As we know, Turner Sports will air the 2014 men’s Final Four™ in Arlington, TX. TBS will have the national feed with TNT and truTV airing localized feeds for UConn, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin. TBS will have Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Steve Kerr will call the game while Tracy Wolfson will report from courtside. […]

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CBS/Turner Garners Its NCAA Tournament Highest Viewership in 21 Years

Executives at the CBS and Turner Sports headquarters in New York and Atlanta must be doing backflips and handstands over the numbers for the NCAA Tournament. Through Sunday, the Tournament has averaged 9.8 million viewers. That’s the highest viewership since 1993. The average rating is 6.2 with a 13 share and that’s tied with last […]

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CBS/Turner Announce Tip Times for 2014 NCAA Final Four Games

Announced earlier tonight, TBS will air the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four live from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. So weird to hear “North Texas” over the last two weeks. Do the residents of Arlington, TX like hearing their city referred to as the generic North Texas? Just a thought. Anyway, TBS will air UConn-Florida […]

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This Brave New World: Turner Sports Airs the NCAA Final Four with New Twists

We’re entering a brave new world beginning this year. You have gotten used to having TBS, TNT and truTV join CBS in televising the NCAA Tournament over the last four seasons. Up until this year, CBS had been airing the Final Four and National Championship Game without interruption since 1982. That changes this year as […]

CBS/Turner Continues to Score With NCAA Tournament

Through the first seven days of the NCAA Tournament, CBS and Turner Sports are seeing the best viewership in over two decades. Through Thursday, the average viewership is 9.3 million which is up 3% from last year. And that’s the highest viewership since 1993. And the average rating is 6.0 which is up a tick […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/29 & 03/30/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 29 Men’s Studio & Pregame Shows Best of College Basketball 2014 — CBS, 2 p.m. NCAA March Madness 260 — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TBS, 5 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, 11 p.m.NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown — CBS Sports Network, midnight College GameDay — […]

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 […]

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