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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 […]

The 7th Annual Fang’s Bites NFL TV Awards Nominees

Ok, I’ll write the Awards tonight, but in the interim, here are the nominees for the seventh annual incarnation of my NFL TV Awards. The Pat Summerall Award for Best Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert (Fox), Kevin Burkhardt (Fox), Ian Eagle (CBS), Al Michaels (NBC), Brad Nessler (NFL Network), Mike Tirico (ESPN) Best Game Analyst: Cris Collinsworth […]

ESPN’s Monday Night Football is the Most-Watched Series on Cable … Again

ESPN has reason to be proud of the numbers for Monday Night Football. For the eighth consecutive season, MNF is the most-watched TV series on cable. And for 2013, Monday Night Football drew six of the largest cable TV audiences. The 17 game schedule averaged an 8.6 rating and just under 10 million viewers. For […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 16 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: Buffalo Sunday, December 22 NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m. NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 9 a.m. Mike […]

Ravens-Lions on ESPN Scores in the Ratings

Monday night’s Baltimore Ravens-Detroit Lions game won the cable primetime ratings with a 9.0 number. It averaged just over 14.15 million viewers. Baltimore saw a combined 40.2 rating (ESPN/WBAL) and Detroit garnered a 35.0 (ESPN/WXYZ). Let’s take a look at the ESPN statement. ESPN’s MNF: Ravens-Lions Telecast is Most-Watched Show on Monday Night Monday night’s […]

ESPN Previews NFL Week 15 of the 2013 Season

Let’s do our NFL previews for Week 15. We’ll begin with ESPN which has it’s slew of pregame shows starting with NFL Matchup and spanning to Monday Night Countdown. Lots of stuff to review and you can take a look at what you’ll see on ESPN’s NFL pregame shows below. ESPN NFL Programming Update – […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 15 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, December 11 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. Football Night in America: Coach’s Clicker — NBCSN, 5 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night […]

Cowboys-Bears on Monday Night Football Really Scores for ESPN

The Monday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears may have turned out to be a blowout, but it still managed to draw the highest ratings for the season and drew the most households as well. ESPN says the game drew a massive US rating of 10.2 with just under an average […]

ESPN Previews NFL Week 14 of the 2013 Season

Let’s do some Sunday NFL pregame previews for Week 14. We’ll begin with ESPN as it will be busy with Sunday NFL Countdown’s features and the coverage leading up to Monday Night Football which will be at Soldier Field for an old school NFC battle between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. Mike Tirico, […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 14 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: San Diego Thursday, December 5 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 13 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Blackout: San Diego Thursday, November 28 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL GameDay Morning — NFL Network, 10 a.m. Fox NFL Sunday Thanksgiving Day Special — Fox, 11:30 a.m. Fox NFL Postgame — Fox, 3:30 p.m. NFL GameDay Scoreboard — NFL Network, 3:30 p.m. The NFL Today — CBS, 4 p.m. Football Night […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 12 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Byes: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Thursday, November 21 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the League Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, […]

CBS’ Dan Dierdorf to Retire After the 2013-14 NFL Season

He’s been a player 13 years and honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame both as a player and a broadcaster. In 1984, he went into radio as a color analyst on St. Louis Cardinals football games and yes, St. Louis Blues hockey games on KMOX, then joined the NFL on CBS the following […]

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 […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 11 of the 2013 Season

All Times Eastern Byes — Dallas, St. Louis Thursday, November 14 Studio and Pregame Shows Around the LiNIDeague Live — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football Preview — NFL Network, […]

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