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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 […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

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 […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

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 […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

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 […]

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 — […]

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 […]

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