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ESPN Previews Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Season

ESPN has a big weekend in store. It begins with Sunday NFL Countdown in a new studio that is located in the new 100 square mile wide Death Star Building (kidding about the square mileage … maybe not). The NFL programming including Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown will be produced in the new […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 4 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay: Kickoff 2014 — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Kickoff 2014 — NBC/NFL Network, 7:30 p.m. […]

Westwood One Radio Adds Kurt Warner to its NFL On-Air Staff

Westwood One Radio announces that Kurt Warner will be the 2nd analyst for Monday Night Football. When Boomer Esiason is unable to call a game, Warner will join play-by-play man Kevin Harlan in the booth. Jim Gray remains the studio host for MNF on Westwood One. Warner replaces Dan Fouts who had been the secondary […]

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ESPN Scores with Cleveland-Washington NFL Preseason Game

Monday night’s Cleveland at Washington NFL preseason game gave ESPN its highest ratings and biggest audience in five years. ESPN’s Monday Night Football garnered a 4.5 rating and an average 6.898 million viewers. It’s the highest-rated and biggest audience since a 2009 Houston Texans-Minnesota Vikings preseason game (5.2 rating and 7.918 million viewers). ESPN won […]

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The 2014 ESPN Monday Night Football Schedule

We have the Monday Night Football schedule. ESPN’s opening week doubleheader will have the New York Football Giants taking on Detroit in the opener at 7 p.m. ET followed by San Diego at Arizona. New England gets one appearance against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. Dallas appears in Week 8 hosting the DC […]

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 […]

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