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Ultimate Bloviator Curt Schilling Joins ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball

In the wake of Orel Hershiser leaving the Alleged Worldwide Leader for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ new regional sports network that launches in 2014, ESPN has adjusted and hired from within. It’s chosen former pitcher Curt Schilling to replace Hershiser to join Dan Shulman and John Kru in the booth. There’s no doubting of Schilling’s […]

A Few Tuesday Links

After a whirlwind in the sports media world, things have been slowing down and maybe that’s a good thing. So in lieu of constantly posting press releases, I provide some linkage on this Tuesday. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch looks at NBC’s approach for the Sunday night game between Denver and New England. In Sports Business […]

Quick Thursday Linkage

Here’s some quick linkage on this Thursday. Rick Kissell of Variety notes that Fox Deportes is holding off its rivals from ESPN and Univision. Mike McCarthy at Advertising Age says Jaguar is going to air its first Super Bowl ad in February. Matt Yoder at Awful Announcing looks at the TV ratings juggernaut that is […]

Return of Some Long-Lost Linkage

My apologies for not doing what was the bread-and-butter of this site and that has been the linkage. A change of schedules in the morning have prevented me from gathering links and they have hurt the content. I hope to get back to a normal publishing schedule. Here is what we have today. Tripp Mickle […]

2013 World Series Game 6 Draws Highest Ratings Since 2011 Fall Classic

Fox finally saw a double digit rating in the 2013 World Series. The series-clinching Game 6 delivered an 11.3 rating with an 18 share. That’s the highest ratings for a Fall Classic game dating back to Game 7 of the 2011 St. Louis-Texas World Series which drew an 11.2/18. The viewership for Game 6 drew […]

Tim McCarver’s Farewell on Fox

As much as I’ve criticized Tim McCarver on this site, there is no doubt of his contributions to baseball and to the broadcast booth. And while 2013 marked his final year on Fox and his final World Series, there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll see him back on TV in 2014 whether it’s […]

World Series Game 5 on Fox Draws Under 14.5 Million Viewers

In a game that drew another surprise ending, it finished under three hours, the first contest of the World Series to do so, Fox garnered an 8.9 rating with a 14 share. That’s up just one percent from the last Game 5 back in 2011 (8.8/14). This year’s Game 5 averaged 14.4 million viewers, just […]

Fox’s Press Release on World Series Game 4 Ratings

We have the Fox Sports World Series Game 4 announcement on the ratings. Interesting to note the local ratings. St Louis and Boston are first and second respectively as expected. Providence, Hartford and Kansas are next to round out the Top Five. Fox says it expects to win the broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday night […]

2013 World Series Game 4 Draws Series-High 16 Million Viewers

One aspect of the 2013 World Series is that it has won every night for Fox. This is particularly true for Game 4 of the Fall Classic on Sunday which is a very competitive night on both broadcast and cable. The game drew a 9.4 rating with a 15 share and a series high 16 […]

2013 World Series Game 3 Has Crazy Ending and Wins Night for Fox

This from Fox. It saw a 7.4 rating and 14 share for the bizarre Game 3 that saw St. Louis win on an obstruction ruling. Fox averaged 12.5 million viewers and it resulted in a primetime win for the network. It beats last year’s Game 3 which had a record low 6.1/11 and just 10.5 […]

2013 World Series Game 2 Steers Fox to Primetime Win

This from Fox Sports, we learn that the World Series is drawing better numbers from last year. For Thursday night’s Game 2 that assured that the St. Louis-Boston series will go at least five games, Fox received an 8.3 rating and a 14 share. That is up 6% from last year. And the game averaged […]

2013 World Series Game 2 Overnight Ratings

We have the overnight ratings for Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. With the St. Louis Cardinals winning 4-2, we’re assured of at least 5 games. Fox has to be happy knowing there won’t be a sweep. There are some interesting numbers from last night. First, the game garnered a 9.5 rating with a […]

2013 World Series Game 1 Draws Bigger Viewership Than 2012 Opener

With two teams that have strong regional followings, Game 1 of the World Series saw a higher viewership for Fox than in 2012. The Game drew an 8.6 rating St. Louis at Boston. That’s up significantly from the 7.6 for last year’s opener which featured the Detroit Tigers at San Francisco Giants. In addition, the […]

Fox is All Over the World Series

Normally Fox sends its World Series coverage press release during the day, but it came into the Fang’s Bites inbox just shortly before 9 p.m. ET. Not that I’m complaining, I always like posting fresh content at night. Anyway, for the 14th straight year, Fox will air Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic. This year, the […]

2013 American League Championship Series Ends on an Up Note for Fox

The Boston Red Sox clinched the American League Championship Series and the win in Game 6 steered the city to its best ratings of the series. In addition, Fox saw a 20% from last year’s National League Championship Series Game 6 which aired on Fox. Saturday night’s ratings resulted in a 5.5 national rating with […]

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