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Tara & Johnny to Join NBC’s Coverage of the Kentucky Derby

One of the best things to come out of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the Tara & Johnny Show from the figure skating venue, will be in the spotlight once again in May. Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir who were just tremendous in their commentary and in bringing fashion to the broadcast booth, will be out […]

NBC Keeps the Kentucky Derby Through 2025

Also announced this week, NBC Sports has signed a new 10 year agreement with Churchill Downs Group to keep the Kentucky Derby and its affiliated race, the Kentucky Oaks in the fold through 2025. NBC has been the home of the Kentucky Derby since 2001. It guarantees that NBC will be the home of the […]

NBC Crows About Kentucky Derby Viewership

NBC has to be pleased about the viewership for the Kentucky Derby. As Orb circled the Churchill Downs track to win the 139th edition of the Run for the Roses, an estimated 16.2 million people watched the race marking the third time in five years that the Kentucky Derby has reached over 16 million viewers. […]

Kentucky Derby Ties for Highest Overnight Ratings in 21 Years

NBC Sports is crowing about the overnight ratings for the race portion of its coverage of the Kentucky Derby. In the hour of 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET, NBC received a 10.4 number with a 23 share. That’s the highest overnights for the Run for the Roses since 2010 and the best since a […]

The 139th Kentucky Derby Replay

In case you missed the Run for the Roses on Saturday, I have the entire race for you below. Orb won despite starting the race in the back of the pack. Now we’ll see if he can become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Larry Collmus had a fantastic […]

NBCUniversal to use Various Properties to Promote the Kentucky Derby

Once again, NBCUniversal will utilize its “Big Event” strategy to promote Saturday’s Kentucky Derby on NBC. The Today Show’s Al Roker will be live from Churchill Downs on Friday. Weekend Today meteorologist Dylan Dreyer will be there on Saturday reporting from the Derby. Weather Channel will also originate from the Kentucky Derby on Friday and […]

NBC Sports Group is all over the Run for the Roses

Starting Wednesday, NBC Sports Group will begin coverage of Kentucky Derby Week leading to the actual Run for the Roses on Saturday. NBC Sports Network will carry the Kentucky Derby Draw on Wednesday as well as the Kentucky Oaks on Friday. NBC will have the actual race after 6:30 p.m. ET and we’ll see which […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Just received this from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the full press release of the nominations for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. NBC Sports Group received the most nominations with 58 followed by ESPN with 43 and Turner in third with 27. Bob Costas was nominated yet again for Outstanding Studio […]

A Few Monday Links

I’m going to be away from a computer for most of the day so I’ll provide a few links for you now. If I can, I’ll provide more later when I’m back. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that Floyd Mayweather vs. Larry Merchant II did not materialize after Saturday’s Mayweather-Cotto fight on pay per […]

The 138th Kentucky Derby Replay

I have the video from NBC Sports which shows the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby. I’ll Have Another was the winner coming from behind defeating a gallant Bodemeister which went in front at the outset and tried to hold on, but tired at the end. It was the first win for first-time Derby jockey […]

Some Saturday Linkage

Wasn’t able to post as much as I wanted to yesterday and this weekend has been planned for me once again so I won’t be on too much here today and tomorrow. But if something breaks, I’ll do my best to post it here. Let’s do some quick links today. First, Phil Mushnick of the […]

NBC Planning Extensive Coverage of the Run For the Roses

Tomorrow, NBC airs the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg in horse racing’s Triple Crown. If you’ve been reading this site regularly, you’ll know that this is the third press release NBC has sent regarding the Derby. On Saturday, NBC and NBC Sports Network will combine for 8½ hours of coverage beginning […]

NBC Officially in Kentucky Derby Mode

NBC Sports Network has already begun its coverage of Kentucky Derby Week today. It continues live coverage Thursday and Friday as well as airing the prep races on Saturday before giving way to NBC at 4 p.m. ET for the 138th running of the Run for the Roses live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. […]

NBC Sports Group All Over The Kentucky Derby

This Saturday is the first Saturday in May and that means it’s Kentucky Derby time. NBC will have extensive coverage of the Run for the Roses this week through NBC Sports Network and its main network. Coverage begins on Wednesday with the Kentucky Derby draw which determines post positions for the horses in the race. […]