Some Thursday Links

I was hoping today would be quiet, but instead, the Hank Williams, Jr. story is released and all hell breaks loose. What can you do? Anyway, let’s do some links while I can. With Hank Williams, Jr. being the stop story, I’ll start with those links first. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch. USA Today’s Reid Cherner […]

Hockey Night in Canada Returns With A Vengeance

It seems just like yesterday when the Boston Bruins returned to their rightful place as Stanley Cup Champions. Ok, that’s an overstatement, but it seems like such a short time in between seasons and it is. The 2011-12 NHL season begins on Thursday and CBC’s venerable Hockey Night in Canada, the longest running sports series […]

Friday Megalinks Or The Return of Linkage

Due to being at jobsites for the last few days, I haven’t been able post links like I’ve wanted to. I apologize for that. I have tried to be diligent in updating as much as I can. I have quite a bit to catch up with. I may be a blogging machine as I have […]

Friday Megalinks Just For You

Let’s do some linkage. The Weekend Viewing Picks give you everything to you need for your viewing pleasure. Let’s do this. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that primetime is the right time for college football. Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Daily reports that ESPN has sold out its ad inventory for its new […]

Finally Back To Linking

The last couple of days have been tough to provide links as I was out of the office. Glad to be back linking again, although you never know if I’ll be called away again. I’ll try to do what I can. Mike McCarthy of USA Today attended the NFL on CBS media day on Tuesday […]

The Friday Night Megalinks

I’ve been to Newton, MA and back, South Kingstown, RI and back and all over my hometown of North Kingstown, RI and all of this today. It’s time to do the megalinks and get them all done in one sitting. There’s the Weekend Viewing Picks for your sports and entertainment programming. National Sports Business Daily […]

2011-12 CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Schedule

On CBC, fans will have access to as many as 109 regular season games. This includes a season opening doubleheader on Thursday, October 6 involving Montreal at Toronto and Pittsburgh at Vancouver. CBC will also have extensive coverage of All-Star Weekend from Ottawa on January 28-29. And there’s the fabled Hockey Day in Canada on […]

Some Thursday Linkage

Let’s provide a few links on this Thursday. Another rainy day in Southern New England. What joy. R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News reports that HBO Pay Per View has signed Floyd Mayweather to his next fight in September. Anthony Crupi at Adweek writes that the NBC Sports Group will make into a more […]

CBC’s Farewell To the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

At the end of every Stanley Cup Final, CBC wraps up its coverage by putting together one of the best montages you’ll ever see, piecing together some of the best moments of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Call it their version of “One Shining Moment” only without the song. This year, it’s more meaningful to me […]

Stanley Cup Final Game 7 Sets Viewership Record For CBC

The final and deciding game of the NHL Stanley Cup Final resulted with a record rating for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. It becomes the most watched NHL game on CBC, just ranking below the 2002 Olympic gold medal men’s hockey game in Salt Lake City. An average viewership of 8.76 million watched Boston defeat […]

Another Ratings Record For CBC

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation set yet another viewership record for the Stanley Cup Final, garnering an average viewership of 6.6 million people for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, breaking the previous record from Friday night which had an average of 6.1 million. Viewership peaked at 8.1 million right near the end of the […]

Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final Equals Record For CBC

Saturday’s Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final equaled last Wednesday’s record viewership for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. Last Wednesday, an average of 5.6 million viewers watched part or all of Game 1. The same numbers were seen on Saturday according to Canada’s public television network. We have the press release for you. […]

Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Shatters Viewership Record For CBC

Not only did NBC get good ratings for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and Vancouver, CBC saw record viewership in Canada for Hockey Night in Canada, making it the most watched NHL in the network’s history. The only other game that had a higher viewership on the network was the Gold […]

CBC Rides A Ratings Wave Heading Into Stanley Cup Final

CBC announces that the Western Conference Finals were the most watched watched third round postseason games on the network. Canada’s public television network had an average audience of just over 3 million viewers with the series clinching Game 5 garnering just over 4 million viewers, making it the highest-rated Conference Final Game since 1993. That’s […]

CBC Announces Coverage Plans for 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final

CBC couldn’t be more pleased to have Vancouver in the Stanley Cup Final and also getting the Boston Bruins which have a following in the country as well. This should do quite well for CBC considering that an average of four million people across Canada watched the Western Conference Final. This marks the third time […]

NHL Western Conference Finals Get 4 Million Viewers For CBC

The series-clinching game that put Vancouver into the NHL Stanley Cup Final brought an average audience of just over four million Canadians to their TV sets on Tuesday. CBC is quite happy over the numbers and provides this press release to us. CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA DRAWS 4 MILLION VIEWERS TO VANCOUVER/SAN JOSE GAME […]

CBC Sees Record Ratings For Vancouver-Nashville Series

With a Canadian team in the 2nd round in the NHL playoffs, CBC saw record ratings for the Western Conference Semifinal series between Vancouver and Nashville. The network saw an average audience of just under 3 million for the entire series. That breaks the record set last year between Montreal and Pittsburgh. Let’s take a […]

CBC’s NHL Conference Finals Schedule

Let’s bring you two press releases, both from the NHL’s Canadian TV partners. This one comes from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, also known as CBC as the network prepares to go all out for the Western Conference Final between Vancouver and either Detroit or San Jose. CBC will carry the entire series. For the Eastern […]

CBC’s NHL Conference Semifinal Schedule

CBC will have coverage of two series in the NHL Conference Semifinal round. It’ll naturally pick up the Vancouver-Nashville series and its main team of Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson will be up top with Glenn Healey sitting in between the benches. Scott Oake will be the on-site reporter for Hockey Night in Canada. The […]

CBC Gets a Double Viewing of Over 3 Million For Doubleheader On Tuesday

Here’s a press release from CBC on the stellar viewership it had for Bruins-Montreal and Blackhawks-Vancouver. CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA DRAWS 3.82 MILLION VIEWERS TO VANCOUVER/CHICAGO GAME SEVEN Classic overtime game ranks as second largest Stanley Cup Round One Playoff game audience since 2000 Canadians from east and west couldn’t get enough of CBC’S […]