On Sunday, NBC begins coverage of the 2013 French Open in the first year of a long-term agreement that will run until 2024. NBC hits the air at noon with its tennis crew of Ted Robinson, John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. When the U.S. Open moves to ESPN in 2015, the French Open will be the last tennis Grand Slam tournament to remain on network television.
NBC will air coverage during the first two days of the Tournament including Memorial Day on Monday. And then air exclusive weekend coverage. NBC will air the women’s and men’s semifinals live in the Eastern Time Zone only on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7, respectively.
Here are the details of the French Open on NBC.
27 Hours from 2013 French Open on NBC Culminates with Live Coverage of Women’s Final on Saturday, June 8 and Men’s Final on Sunday, June 9
This Marks NBC’s 31st Consecutive Year as the Broadcast Home of the French Open
NEW YORK – May 22, 2013 – In the first year of a new agreement with the French Tennis Federation that keeps the French Open on NBC through 2024, NBC will present 27 hours of 2013 French Open, the most-ever network coverage of this major. NBC’s coverage begins this Sunday at Noon ET, with live opening-round coverage, and culminates with the Women’s Final on June 8 and the Men’s Final on June 9. In all, NBC will broadcast 27 hours from Roland Garros, including coverage on the first Monday of play for the first time (Monday, May 27).
Defending champion Rafael Nadal has won seven French Open titles (2005-2008, 2010-2012). Last year, Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic to surpass Bjorn Borg for the most men’s French Open championships in the Open era.
Maria Sharapova will defend her Women’s singles title this year. Sharapova is the sixth different woman in six years to win the French Open singles title.
COMMENTATORS: Host Ted Robinson anchors NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. McEnroe and Carillo teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open. This is NBC’s 31st consecutive year televising the event.
FRENCH OPEN ON NBC: Following is the television schedule for NBC’s coverage of the 2012 French Open, which culminates with live coverage of the Women’s (June 8) and Men’s (June 9) Finals:
FRENCH OPEN ON NBC Sunday, May 26 Noon – 3 p.m. ET First Round (Live) Monday, May 27 Noon – 3 p.m. (all time zones) First Round (Live ET) Saturday, June 1 Noon – 3 p.m. ET Third Round (Live) Sunday, June 2 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Fourth Round (Live) Thursday, June 6 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (all time zones) Women’s Semifinals (Live ET) Friday, June 7 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (all time zones) Men’s Semifinals (Live ET) Saturday, June 8 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET Women’s Final (live) Sunday, June 9 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET Men’s Final (Live)
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA FRENCH OPEN COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream NBC’s French Open coverage.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Coverage on NBC Sports Live Extra includes the Men’s and Women’s Finals, and live streaming coverage, across the country, of the second Women’s Semifinal on Thursday, June 6, and second Men’s Semifinals on Friday, June 7.
NBC AND THE FRENCH OPEN: In 1975, NBC became the first American television network to provide coverage of the French Open when the network signed a three-year deal with the French Tennis Federation. The tournament was covered by CBS from 1980-82 and returned to NBC in 1983, where it has remained since.
In August, 2012, NBC and the French Tennis Federation announced a multi-year, multi-platform extension that includes increased U.S. television coverage and increased digital rights for the French Open event through 2024. At the conclusion of this agreement, NBC will have served as the broadcast home of the French Open for 42 consecutive years.
NBC has another reason to crow. Its ratings for Sunday Night Football has topped all network primetime programs for the 2012-13 season. This marks the second straight year that SNF has topped all primetime shows in overall viewers as well as all key adult and male demographics.
As far as viewership, Sunday Night Football averaged 21.5 million people for 19 broadcasts beating out the second highest series, NCIS on CBS which garnered 21.3 million.
NBC averaged a 12.8 rating with a 19 share for the entire series, just off the previous season’s high of 12.9/20.
Overall, NBC is running to the bank with the numbers.
SNF is No. 1 Among Viewers and All Key Adult and Male Demographics
NEW YORK – May 23, 2013 – Sunday Night Football on NBC finished this television season as the No. 1 show in primetime (Viewers 2+ and all key adult and male demos), based on Nielsen combo data and all 19 SNF telecasts. This marks the second straight television season, and the only two times on record, that a sports series has been the most-watched show of the primetime TV season.
For the 2012-2013 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranks as the most-watched show (21.5 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 program across the key demographics of Adults 18-49, 18-34, 25-54 as well as Men 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54.
- The 21.5 million average viewers for Sunday Night Football (all 19 telecasts) tops second place NCIS (21.3 million);
- In the advertiser-coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, SNF tops the second place show by two full ratings points (8.2 vs. 6.2 for Big Bang Theory);
- In the Adult 18-34 demographic, Sunday Night Football’s margin over the second place show is 60% (7.2 vs. 4.5 for Big Bang Theory).
OTHER SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL VIEWERSHIP NOTES:
- The 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons of Sunday Night Football are the first three seasons that an NFL primetime package drew more than 21 million viewers since the 1994-1996 seasons of Monday Night Football on ABC.
- The final average household rating of 12.8/19 (all 19 telecasts) is on pace with the last two seasons of Sunday Night Football and just one-tenth off of last year’s 12.9/20.
There you have it.
NBC has been running a deceptive promo making it appear that this Sunday’s airing of the Grand Prix of Monaco is the first time ever it has been run on network television. Now if NBC had said, “Live for the first time on network television,” then it would be correct. However, the race has been run on tape delay on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and also on Fox. This Sunday’s airing on NBC marks the first time it will aired live in its entirety and that’s a good thing.
NBC will begin its coverage on NBC Sports Network at 7 a.m. ET with its Pre-Race Show. Then NBC will sign on at 7:30 a.m. ET. The NBC Formula 1 crew of Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Machett will live from Monte Carlo to call the race. Insider Will Buxton will be in the pits to provide reports and interviews.
Here’s the NBC announcement.
NEW YORK – May 22, 2013 – NBC Sports Group presents the Monaco Grand Prix live, plus practice, qualifying, F1 Extra, and two GP2 races.
For the first time, Formula One’s famed Monaco Grand Prix will air live on network television Sunday, May 26 at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC. Race day will begin with a live pre-race show at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, and conclude with F1 Extra, NBC Sports Network’s half-hour post-race show, live from Monaco. Live coverage begins tomorrow, May 23, at 8 a.m. ET with F1 practice from Monaco. F1 qualifying will air live on Saturday, May 25, at 8 a.m. ET. In addition, NBC Sports Network will air two GP2 races, F1’s developmental series, at 12 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 26.
NBC Sports Network’s Grand Prix of Monaco Coverage
(subject to change, all times ET):
Thursday, May 23 F1 Practice 8 a.m. NBCSN Friday, May 24 F1 Practice Encore 1:30 a.m. NBCSN Friday, May 24 F1 Practice Encore 11:30 p.m. NBCSN Saturday, May 25 F1 Qualifying 8 a.m. NBCSN Saturday, May 25 F1 Qualifying Encore 10:30 p.m. NBCSN Sunday, May 26 GP2 Race 1 12 a.m. NBCSN Sunday, May 26 F1 Pre-Race Show 7 a.m. NBCSN Sunday, May 26 Grand Prix of Monaco 7:30 a.m. NBC Sunday, May 26 F1 Extra 10 a.m. NBCSN Sunday, May 26 Grand Prix of Monaco Encore 10:30 a.m. NBCSN Sunday, May 26 F1 Extra Encore 1 p.m. NBCSN Sunday, May 26 GP2 Race 2 1:30 p.m. NBCSN Sunday, May 26 Grand Prix of Monaco Encore 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
F1 COMMENTATORS ON SITE IN MONACO: NBC Sports Group’s F1 announce booth will be on site to capture the unique glitz-and-glamor atmosphere of the Monaco Grand Prix. Leigh Diffey will serve as lead race announcer alongside veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett, and F1 insider and former journalist Will Buxton. Diffey will precede his work in Monaco by calling Indy 500 qualifying coverage.
The team participated on a media conference call today from Monaco and shared their excitement about this weekend’s upcoming race:
Rich O’Connor, producer: “To be able to tell the history, the stories and the challenges of this venue is something we’re really looking forward to this weekend.”
Leigh Diffey: “It’s something that has to be seen to be believed. I am still in awe. Wait till you see the view.”
David Hobbs: “You just can’t get your head around it. All the drivers here want to win this race.”
Steve Matchett: “It’s absolutely unique in the challenges it poses to the teams. Every corner around Monaco, they all have names, they all have history. It’s a race of legends.”
Will Buxton: “If ever there is a moment at which you became disillusioned with the sport, you are reminded of the majesty and splendor of this incredible sport, it is standing trackside here in Monaco with cars flying past you over 100 mph inches from your face. You can feel the working parts of the engine rise through your feet and your legs, up your spine, draw the breath out of your lungs as they fly past you. This place gives you a buzz for motorsports that nowhere else on earth gives you.”
The middle jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, takes place this Saturday from the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Orb or as Larry Collus called in the Kentucky Derby, “OOOOORRRRRRBBBB!”, will be running for history as the only horse with a chance to win the Triple Crown.
NBC Sports Network begins the coverage Friday at 3 p.m. ET with some classic Preaknesses, then an hour later, NBCSN airs the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.
Then on Saturday, NBC’s coverage of the Preakness will be surrounded by pre and postrace coverage by NBC Sports Network beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The usual NBC horse racing crew will be on hand to cover the Preakness Stakes. The NBC press release outlines everything.
Thanks to a Sergio Garcia/Tiger Woods duel down the stretch of The Players Championship, NBC saw its highest numbers for the final round in 20 years. The Peacock saw a 5.0 rating and 7.6 million viewers.
For the third round, NBC garnered a 2.6 rating and 3.7 million viewers.
Golf Channel saw an average of 1.7 million viewers for first round coverage of The Players, highest for any first round on the network.
Here’s the Golf Channel/NBC press release.
NBC’s Final Round Coverage Garnered 7.6 Million Viewers, Making It the Most-Watched Final Round at THE PLAYERS in more than 20 Years
Golf Channel’s LIVE FROM THE PLAYERS and Digital Content Post Record Numbers for THE PLAYERS Championship
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 14, 2013) – THE PLAYERS Championship’s coverage on NBC and Golf Channel last week caught the attention of America with record audiences for its tournament coverage and signature programming according to data released today by The Nielsen Company.
NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive coverage of THE PLAYERS experienced surges in viewership across the board, highlighted by:
- NBC’s final round coverage on Sunday garnering 7.6 million viewers (+59% YOY), 5.0 rating, making it the most-watched final round at THE PLAYERS in more than 20 years
- NBC’s third round coverage on Saturday pulling in 3.7 million viewers (+12%), 2.6 rating, which was the best since 2009
- Golf Channel’s first round coverage on Thursday posting the most-watched first round in the history of THE PLAYERS with 1.7 million viewers (+54% YOY)
Golf Channel posted its most-viewed week ever for THE PLAYERS on record as more than 11.5 million unique viewers (+23% YOY) tuned in to Golf Channel during the week. It also was
Golf Channel’s most-watched week ever for THE PLAYERS with 212,000 average viewers per minute for 24-hour Total Day (6AM-6AM), which represents a 25% increase year-over-year. Contributing to this success was record numbers for Golf Channel’s news programming and digital content including:
96 hours of LIVE FROM THE PLAYERS – 160,000 average viewers (+50% YOY)
Golf Channel’s LIVE FROM THE PLAYERS audience peaked on Sunday with 1.4 million average viewers for both the 15 minutes leading into and out of NBC’s coverage (1:15-1:30 PM and 7:15-7:30 PM)
Most-watched LIVE FROM THE PLAYERS on Sunday from 8 AM to 1:30 PM – 679,000 average viewers (+20% YOY)
Most-watched “Prime-time” LIVE FROM with Sunday’s night telecast (7:11 PM – 9:11 PM) delivering 646,000 average viewers (+339% YOY)
GolfChannel.com drew 1.08 million unique visitors, 50% YOY, making it the website’s most-clicked week ever for THE PLAYERS
Golf Channel Mobile App drew 319K unique visitors, 69% YOY, making it the app’s most-clicked week ever for THE PLAYERS
We have the NHL on NBC announcing teams for the Stanley Cup Conference Semifinal Round through next Thursday, May 23.
Check it out in the grid below.
|Tues., May 14|
|7:30 p.m.||Ottawa (7) @ Pittsburgh (1)||NBCSN||Dave Strader, Brian Engblom|
|10 p.m.||San Jose (6) @ Los Angeles (5)||NBCSN||John Forslund, Joe Micheletti|
|Wed., May 15|
|8 p.m.||Detroit (7) @ Chicago (1)||NBCSN||Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire|
|Thurs., May 16|
|7:30 p.m.||New York (6) @ Boston (4)||NBCSN||Dave Strader, Pierre McGuire|
|10 p.m.||San Jose (6) @ Los Angeles (5)||NBCSN||John Forslund, Joe Micheletti|
|Fri., May 17|
|7:30 p.m.||Ottawa (7) @ Pittsburgh (1)||NBCSN||Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom|
|Sat., May 18|
|1 p.m.||Detroit (7) @ Chicago (1)||NBC||Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire|
|9 p.m.||Los Angeles (5) @ San Jose (6)||NBCSN||John Forslund, Joe Micheletti|
|Sun., May 19|
|3 p.m.||New York (6) @ Boston (4)||NBC||Dave Strader, Pierre McGuire|
|7:30 p.m.||Pittsburgh (1) @ Ottawa (7)||NBCSN||Rick Peckham, Brian Engblom|
|Mon., May 20|
|7:30 p.m.||Chicago (1) @ Detroit (7)||NBCSN||Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire|
|Tues., May 21|
|7:30 p.m.||Boston (4) @ New York (6)||NBCSN||Dave Strader, Pierre McGuire|
|10 p.m.||Los Angeles (5) @ San Jose (6)||NBCSN||John Forslund, Joe Micheletti|
|Wed., May 22|
|7:30 p.m.||Pittsburgh (1) @ Ottawa (7)||NBCSN||Kenny Albert, Brian Engblom|
|Thurs., May 23|
|7 p.m.||Boston (4) @ New York (6)||CNBC||Dave Strader, Brian Engblom|
|8 p.m.||Chicago (1) @ Detroit (7)||NBCSN||Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire|
|10 p.m.||San Jose (6) @ Los Angeles (5)||NBCSN||John Forslund, Joe Micheletti|
Tonight, the NBC Sports Group steps into the NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals. It will have total exclusivity in the United States and no local regional sports network blackouts to worry about. So you’ll see the national broadcasts from now into the Stanley Cup Final.
Coverage starts tonight with a doubleheader, Games 1 of Ottawa-Pittsburgh and San Jose-Los Angeles on NBC Sports Network.
The NBC Mothership will air weekend coverage of games on May 18 and 19. It has slated a primetime game for Saturday, May 25. Possible candidates would be New York Rangers-Boston or Chicago-Detroit. We’ll see.
Here’s what NBC is saying about the Conference Semifinals. This is a long press release. Get ready to scroll for a few minutes.
Ok, I’m still coming down from the Bruins comeback against Toronto. I thought it would a Round 1 exit for the B’s, but instead, they’ll take on the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. NBC Sports Network, NBC and CNBC will be airing the series in the US. TSN will air it across Canada.
As for the other Eastern Conference semi, Ottawa and Pittsburgh, NBC Sports Network will get the first five games with CBC and RDS airing the entire series in Canada.
Out West, CBC, NBCSN and NBC air the Chicago vs. Detroit Original Six series. And for the San Jose-Los Angeles all-California series, NBC Sports Network and TSN will carry the games.
And in the Conference Semifinals mean there will be no more local broadcasts in the United States. It’s all national on the networks of NBC from now through the Stanley Cup Final.
We’ll get the announcing assignments and press releases later. But for now, here’s the schedule coming to directly from the National Hockey League offices in New York.
NEW YORK — The National Hockey League announced today Game 1 dates of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinal round for the three matchups that have been determined. Round 2 starts Tuesday, May 14, with a doubleheader. Game 1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will be played at 7:30 p.m. ET at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh and the Western Conference Semifinal between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will start at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Additionally, Game 1 in the series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will be Wednesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET at the United Center in Chicago.
All times listed are ET and subject to change.
2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SERIES I TIME (ET) #1 Ottawa Senators vs. #7 Pitsburgh Penguins Networks TUESDAY, May 14, 2013 7:30 p.m. OTTAWA at PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC, RDS FRIDAY, May 17, 2013 7:30 p.m. OTTAWA at PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC SUNDAY, May 19, 2013 7:30 p.m. PITTSBURGH at OTTAWA NBCSN, CBC, RDS WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2013 7:30 p.m. PITTSBURGH at OTTAWA NBCSN, CBC, RDS *FRIDAY, May 24, 2013 7:30 P.M. OTTAWA at PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC, RDS *SUNDAY, May 26, 2013 TBD PITTSBURGH at OTTAWA CBC, RDS *TUESDAY, May 28, 2013 TBD OTTAWA at PITTSBURGH CBC, RDS SERIES J TIME (ET) #4 New York Rangers vs. #6 Boston Bruins Networks THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 7:30 p.m. NY RANGERS at BOSTON NBCSN, TSN, RDS SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 3:00 p.m. NY RANGERS at BOSTON NBC, TSN, RDS TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013 7:30 p.m. BOSTON at NY RANGERS NBCSN, TSN, RDS THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013 7 p.m. BOSTON at NY RANGERS CNBC, TSN, RDS *SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013 TBD NY RANGERS at BOSTON TSN, RDS *MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013 TBD BOSTON at NY RANGERS TSN, RDS *WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 TBD NY RANGERS at BOSTON TSN, RDS 2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SERIES K TIME (ET) #1 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #7 Detroit Red Wings Networks WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2013 8 p.m. DETROIT at CHICAGO NBCSN, CBC SATURDAY, May 18, 2013 1 p.m. DETROIT at CHICAGO NBC, CBC MONDAY, May 20, 2013 7:30 p.m. CHICAGO at DETROIT NBCSN, CBC WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2013 8 p.m. CHICAGO at DETROIT NBCSN, CBC *SATURDAY, May 25, 2013 TBD DETROIT at CHICAGO CBC *MONDAY, May 27, 2013 TBD CHICAGO at DETROIT CBC *WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2013 TBD DETROIT at Chicago CBC SERIES L TIME (ET) #5 Los Angeles Kings vs. #6 San Jose Sharks Networks TUESDAY, May 14, 2013 10 p.m. SAN JOSE at LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN THURSDAY, May 16, 2013 10 p.m. SAN JOSE at LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN SATURDAY, May 18, 2013 9 p.m. LOS ANGELES at SAN JOSE NBCSN, TSN TUESDAY, May 21, 2013 10 p.m. LOS ANGELES at SAN JOSE NBCSN, TSN *THURSDAY, May 23, 2013 10:30 p.m. SAN JOSE at LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN *SUNDAY, May 26, 2013 TBD LOS ANGELES at SAN JOSE TSN *TUESDAY, May 28, 2013 TBD SAN JOSE at LOS ANGELES TSN
* if necessary
TBD — To Be Determined
Any updates, I’ll make them here
Let’s post the announcing assignments for tonight’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games on the networks of NBC.
There will be three Games 5, two of which are elimination games. NBC Sports Group will staff two of the three games, New York Islanders at Pittsburgh and Minnesota at Chicago, both of which are on NBC Sports Network, by the way. The other game, Ottawa at Montreal, is a CBC simulcast with Bob Cole and Garry Galley on the call and Cassie Campbell-Pascall inside the glass.
Here’s what we have for tonight.
Three Crucial Game 5s Tonight
NEW YORK – May 9, 2013 – Games are being presented on NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC (in primetime), and NHL Network. In addition, more Stanley Cup Playoff games are being live streamed than ever before.
Tonight Coverage Network Talent 6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders (8) @ Pittsburgh (1) NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire 7 p.m. Ottawa (7) @ Montreal (2) CNBC Bob Cole, Garry Galley, Cassie Campbell-Pascall 9:30 p.m. Minnesota (8) @ Chicago (1) NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
TONIGHT, May 9
NHL Conference Quarterfinals continue tonight with three crucial Game 5s. Every opening-round series has required at least one overtime game, in total thus far, there have been 13 overtimes in the postseason.
Tonight’s playoff coverage begins with NHL Live on NBC Sports Network. NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
At 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, the Pittsburgh Penguins host the N.Y. Islanders as each team jockeys for the series lead (series tied 2-2). Kenny Albert will call play-by-play alongside Emmy-award winning reporter Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass) from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn. Tonight, on day 10 of playoffs, McGuire will cover his ninth postseason game of the year.
On CNBC at 7 p.m. ET, the Montreal Canadiens aim to stay alive in their series as they return to home ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, after an overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators in Game 4 (Ottawa leads 3-1). Bill Patrick and Mike Keenan will host CNBC’s studio coverage.
At 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, the Chicago Blackhawks look to win their series at home against the Minnesota Wild tonight (Chicago leads 3-1). Dave Strader will manage play-by-play and will be joined by analyst Brian Engblom from the United Center in Chicago, Ill.
During the Conference Quarterfinals, games that air on NBC Sports Network, CNBC and the NHL Network are subject to local blackouts. NBC Sports Network, CNBC and the NHL Network begin exclusivity in the second round. Games airing on NBC are exclusive throughout the playoffs.
GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR
For the second consecutive year, and only the second time in the 96-year history of the NHL, every Stanley Cup Playoff game will be televised nationally.
OT Games: 13
There you have it.
Let’s go over the entire list of those who won hardware in the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York.
Overall, NBC Sports Group has reason to crow with 23 Emmys, the most of any sports media group. Turner Sports was next with 7 followed by HBO with 6. The ESPN Family of Networks received five awards and MLB Network had three. The CBS consortium, Fox Sports Media Group and NFL Network won two and YouTube got one Emmy.
The entire list is below. It’s a long list so I give a jump break on the main page. Get ready to scroll for a while.
NBC was the network to garner the most Sports Emmy Awards with 11 taking home the bacon for the Olympics, Sunday Night Football, Super Bowl XLVI, Bob Costas, Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth. That’s a lot of hardware. The next highest award-winner was HBO with six.
Here’s NBC’s press release.
London Olympics Garners Five Awards, Including Outstanding Live Event Turnaround
Sunday Night Football Wins Fifth Consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Series; Super Bowl XLVI Wins for Outstanding Live Sports Special
Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Pierre McGuire Honored
NEW YORK – May 7, 2013 – NBC Sports Group won 11 Sports Emmy Awards, the most of any sports media company for the third straight year; the London Olympics received five Emmys, including Outstanding Live Event Turnaround; Super Bowl XLVII won for Outstanding Live Sports Special; Sunday Night Football won its fifth consecutive award for Outstanding Live Sports Series; and Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Pierre McGuire were all honored in their respective categories at the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented tonight by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
MARK LAZARUS, NBC SPORTS GROUP CHAIRMAN: “We could not be more proud of our dedicated team. Tonight is particularly special because we were recognized for our coverage of the London Olympics and the NFL, two properties that touch virtually everyone in the NBC Sports Group – and our on-air commentators. It’s rewarding to know that our talent continues to be recognized year in and year out by our peers.”
Formed in January, 2011, the NBC Sports Group consists of NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, NBC Olympics, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, two regional news networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBCSports.com.
NBCUniversal’s coverage of the London Olympics was honored with a total of five Emmy Awards in the following categories:
- Outstanding Live Event Turnaround;
- The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award – NBC, NBC Sports Network, NBCOlympics.com, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, Telemundo;
- Outstanding Technical Team Studio;
- The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award;
- Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Programming – NBCOlympics.com.
For the fifth consecutive year, NBC Sports won Outstanding Live Sports Series for Sunday Night Football. NBC Sports has now won the award in six of the last seven years, also winning in 2007 for its NASCAR coverage.
NBC Sports was also honored with the Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Special for its coverage of Super Bowl XLVI. NBC Sports also received the Emmy in this category for its coverage of Super Bowl XLIII.
Bob Costas was awarded his 25th career Emmy and fifth consecutive for Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host. Costas hosted the London Olympics, is the host Football Night in America, NBC Sports’ acclaimed NFL studio show, and Costas Tonight, which airs on NBC Sports Network. He won the Emmy in the same category last year for his work on Football Night.
Al Michaels was awarded the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play, for his work on Sunday Night Football. For Michaels, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy Awards in 2011, this marks his seventh career Emmy Award.
Cris Collinsworth was awarded his fifth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Event Analyst. This marks Collinsworth’s 14th career Emmy, which includes wins in 2007 and 2008 in the Studio Analyst category for work on Football Night in America.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports Group’s “Inside the Glass” analyst for its NHL coverage, was awarded his first career Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter.
And ESPN’s press release is coming next.
The 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out tonight in New York at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center.
Thanks to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN public relations maven, I can list the individual winners. I’ll have a full list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow and I’ll post it when it becomes available.
First, no surprises in the talent categories. The usual suspects won, Costas, Collinsworth, Barkley and Al Michaels is back for play-by-play, his sixth Emmy.
If you want to see the nominations in full, you can go here.
I’ll go in the order the awards were handed out.
The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award – Games of the XXX Olympiad: The Multi-Screen Olympics, NBC/Bravo/CNBC/MSNBC/NBC Sports Network/NBCOlympics.com/Telemundo
Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound – NASCAR on Fox, Fox
Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction – NCAA March Madness: Brackets Everywhere, truTV
Outstanding Studio Show Weekly – Inside the NFL, Showtime/CBS Sports/NFL Films
Outstanding Long Feature – Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Steve Gleason: Tragic Hero, HBO
Outstanding Editing – 24/7: Pacquaio-Marquez 4, HBO
Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement, Episodic – A Football Live: Life Story, NFL Network/NFL Films
Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter – (TIE) Pierre McGuire, NBC (why?) and Tom Verducci, MLB Network/TBS
Outstanding Graphic Design – MLB Network Division Series: The Scrapbook, MLB Network
Outstanding Sports Documentary – Namath, HBO
Outstanding Technical Team Studio – Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC/Bravo/MSNBC/NBC Sports Network/Telemundo
Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming Short Format – Sport Science, ESPN/Base Productions
Outstanding Playoff Coverage – (TIE) National League Championship Series: Cardinals vs. Giants, Fox and NBA Playoffs, TNT
Outstanding Camera Work – Outside the Lines: Breaking the Silence, ESPN
Outstanding Edited Sports Special – One Heartbeat, CBS Sports Network/CBS Sports
Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics – Namath, HBO/NFL Films
Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement, Institutional – (TIE) It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports: Shake On It, The Name, Born Into It — ESPN/Wieden & Kennedy and NCAA March Madness: Brackets Everywhere, TBS/CBS/TNT/truTV
Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play – Al Michaels, NBC
Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage – Red Bull Stratos: Space Jump, YouTube/Red Bull Media House
Outstanding Open/Tease – NBA on TNT: All-Star Game Tease, TNT
Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound – Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, HBO/NFL Films
Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst – Cris Collinsworth, NBC
The Dick Schaap Writing Award – Games of the XXX Olympiad: Measure & Motion, NBC
Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming – Games of the XXX Olympiad: Countdown to London, NBCOlympics.com
Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology – Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO
Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst – Charles Barkley, TNT
Outstanding Sports Journalism – E:60: Beitar Jerusalem, ESPN2
Outstanding Technical Team Remote – Winter X Games 2012, ESPN 3D
Outstanding Short Feature – NFL GameDay Morning: Immaculate Remembrance, NFL Network
Outstanding Live Sports Series – Sunday Night Football, NBC
Outstanding Studio Show, Daily – MLB Tonight, MLB Network
Outstanding Live Event Turnaround – Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC
Outstanding Live Sports Special – Super Bowl XLVI, NBC
Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host – Bob Costas (who else?), NBC/NBC Sports Network
The network press releases crowing about their Sports Emmy wins are trickling in. I’ll post them in order of their arrival into the Fang’s Bites inbox.
After Faith Hill announced that she would no longer sing “(I’ve Been) Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” NBC Sports went searching for a replacement. Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli says he only had one person in mind and that was Carrie Underwood. And it has come to fruition.
NBC has formally announced that Ms. Underwood will sing an updated version of the theme and Gaudelli says some NFL players will sing some lyrics as well.
Not that this matters, but apparently Carrie’s fans are quite happy over this.
We have the formal announcement from NBC Sports.
Grammy Award-Winning Artist Records “Sunday Night Football” Opening Theme “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”
NEW YORK – May 7, 2013 – NBC selected six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist, Carrie Underwood, to perform “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC. Country music superstar Underwood, the season-four winner of American Idol, makes her Sunday Night Football debut on Sunday, September 8 on NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2013 NFL season, a heated NFC East rivalry game when Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants. The opening theme will continue each week kicking off Sunday Night Football every Sunday night throughout the NFL season on NBC.
“I am thrilled to be a part of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and am so honored they asked me,” said Underwood. “I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!”
Since winning American Idol and releasing her debut album in 2005, Underwood has sold over 15 million albums, and placed 17 No. 1 singles on the charts. Her recent album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1.
“Carrie Underwood was our first and only choice to perform the Sunday Night Football opening,” said SNF producer Fred Gaudelli. “She’s one of America’s most popular entertainers and the perfect fit for our show.”
The now platinum-selling Blown Away album also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. She is a six-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is set to the original Joan Jett song, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and marks Underwood’s first production with NBC Sports. From 2007-2012, the song was performed by music superstar Faith Hill and in 2006, the inaugural season of Sunday Night Football, Pink performed the open.
Underwood is currently headlining and selling out arenas across North America on her “Blown Away Tour.” The tour, which launched last June, has played in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, and will perform a total of 112 dates by the time is wraps on May 23 in Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
Sunday Night Football, which averaged 21.8 million viewers in the 2012 season, is primetime television’s No. 1 program.
That does it for this post.
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. The number is 9% higher than last year and 12% from 2011.
Overall, the Derby hit a 9.7 rating with a 21 share and that’s up 8% from 2012. So you can surmise that NBC’s strategy to promote the race on its multiple platforms is very successful.
By the way, Louisville had the highest rating of all local markets with an astonishing 43.7 rating with a 69 share. That’s amazing number.
Here’s NBC’s press release.
2nd Most-Watched Kentucky Derby Since 1989
Viewership up 9% from Last Year; Up 12% from 2011
9.7 National Rating up 8% from Last Year; Up 14% from 2011
NBC Sports ‘Big Event Strategy’ Leads to More Than 16 Million Viewers for 3rd Time in 5 years
NEW YORK – May 7, 2013 – NBC Sports’ coverage of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby drew 16.2 million viewers, making it the second most-watched Kentucky Derby since 1989. The viewership for the race is up nine percent from last year’s Derby (14.8 million), and up 12 percent from the Derby in 2011 (14.5 million), according to official national data provided today by The Nielsen Company.
Utilizing NBC Sports’ ‘Big Event Strategy,’ three of the last five Kentucky Derby races have recorded at least 16 million viewers.
Saturday’s race (6:05-6:53 p.m. ET), won by Orb, is the second most-watched Kentucky Derby dating back to 1989 (18.5 million on ABC), only surpassed by the 2010 Derby won by Super Saver (16.5 million).
- The household rating of 9.7/21 is the best since 2010 (9.8/23), and tied 2009 as the second highest-rated Derby since 1992 (10.3/30 on ABC).
- The 9.7/21 rating is up eight percent from last year’s race (9.0/20) and up 14 percent from 2011 (8.5/19).
- The pre-race on NBC (5-6:05 p.m. ET) drew 9.1 million viewers, an increase of 12 percent from last year (8.1 million) and is the second-best pre-race viewership dating back to 1992.
- NBC Sports Network’s five-hour pre-race show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET) drew 500k viewers, up 19 percent from last year (421k).
MORE PEOPLE WATCH THE DERBY ON NBC: NBC Sports’ coverage of the Kentucky Derby over the last 13 races averages more than 2 million more viewers than the previous 12 Kentucky Derby broadcasts on ABC (14.3 million vs.12.0 million, up 19 percent). NBC’s average viewership of 14.3 million over the last 13 Kentucky Derby broadcasts is more than six million more than the last six years that ABC aired the Derby (1995-2000).
KENTUCKY DERBY CONTINUES TO BE A HIT WITH FEMALE VIEWERS: The Kentucky Derby once again proved to be very popular with female viewers. In fact, 52 percent of Derby viewers were women, making it the only annual sporting event that draws more female viewers than male viewers.
KENTUCKY DERBY VIEWERSHIP
I’ll Have Another
Mine That Bird
Go For Gin
Lil E Tee
Strike The Gold
TOP METERED MARKETS FOR 2013 KENTUCKY DERBY (Race Portion)
West Palm Beach
Paul M. Banks of Chicago Sports Media Watch and the Sports Bank appears to have broken the story of Carrie Underwood becoming the new singing voice of Sunday Night Football. Earlier this year, Faith Hill announced that the 2012-13 season would be her last to sing the Sunday Night Football theme of “I’ve Been Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”
Now NBC has said there will be a “major announcement about a talent addition to Sunday Night Football” on Tuesday. And Ms. Underwood herself tweeted the following:
Just to let you know, we have some great news that we’ll be sharing tomorrow! I’m really excited about it! Stay tuned…
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 6, 2013
So let’s just say where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Reading the tea leaves, it appears that Carrie Underwood will be singing theme starting in September.
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 10.9/29 in 1992 when the race was on ABC.
NBC breaks down the numbers for you below.
Race Portion up 16% and Pre-Race up 15% from 2012
Louisville Leads All Local Markets with a 43.7/69; up 38% from 2012
NEW YORK – May 5, 2013 – NBC Sports’ coverage of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, won by Orb, drew a 10.4 overnight rating and a 23 share for the race portion (6-7 p.m. ET), up 16% from the 2012 Kentucky Derby, according to overnight data provided today by The Nielsen Company. The 10.4 overnight rating ties the 2010 race as the best for a Kentucky Derby in 21 years (10.9/29 in 1992).
Overnight Ratings Notes:
- The pre-race coverage on NBC (5-6 p.m. ET) drew a 6.2/15 overnight rating, up 15% from last year, tying 2010 as the best for the pre-race since 2007.
- Coverage from 4-4:30 p.m. ET received a 3.1/8, the best since NBC began 4 p.m. coverage in 2008;
- Coverage from 4:30-5 p.m. ET received a 4.1/10, also the best since NBC began coverage at 4:30 p.m. (in 2007).
NOTE: National ratings and viewership for the race portion will be available on Tuesday, May 7. National ratings for the early coverage will be available on Thursday, May 9.
KENTUCKY DERBY OVERNIGHTS (Race Portion)
I’ll Have Another
Mine That Bird
Go For Gin
Lil E Tee
Louisville topped all metered markets with a 43.7/69. For the race portion, 47 of the 56 Nielsen metered markets showed ratings gains from last year.
TOP METERED MARKETS FOR 2013 KENTUCKY DERBY (Race Portion)
West Palm Beach
That is it for this post.
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 call including gems like “Normandy Invasion is storming home!” and the tremendous “OOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRBBBBBBB!!!!!” Larry needs to work that in on every Triple Crown race from now on.
Here’s the race as it aired on NBC Sports.
The Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown will be run on Saturday, May 18 at the Pimlico Raceway outside Baltimore, MD. That will also air on NBC.
The NBC Sports Group is bullish about the NHL as the league enters the best postseason in sports. Regular season ratings ended with double digit increases for both NBC and NBC Sports Network. Viewership on NBCSN gave the Peacock the most viewed NHL regular season on cable dating back to the 1993-94 season on ESPN/ESPN2.
Viewership for 13 regular season games on NBC was up 15% from the previous season. That’s not counting the Winter Classic which was not played this season. For NBC Sports Network, viewership increased 18% from the season before.
NBCSN averaged 332,000 viewers for its regular season coverage. For its Wednesday Night Rivalry games, NBC Sports Network had an even higher viewership, almost 650,000 people. Two Wednesday night games gave NBCSN its highest viewership for an NHL regular season game and seven of its top eight. Expect the rivalry games to return next season.
Here’s the NBC Sports Group press release.
Viewership on NBC Up 15%
NEW YORK – April 30, 2013 – More viewers watched the NHL regular season on NBC Sports Network this year than in any previous year since the channel began televising games in 2005-06. The 2013 NHL regular season on NBC Sports Network was also the most-watched season on cable in nearly two decades, and up 18 percent vs. last year.
Final NHL regular-season viewership on NBC won’t be available until Thursday, but this season, excluding the Winter Classic, is expected to be the most-watched on the network since 2005-06, when NBC Sports regained rights to broadcast NHL games. Through 13 games, regular-season viewership on NBC is up 15 percent this year, excluding the Winter Classic, which was not played this season.
“Despite unique programming challenges, NHL viewership grew this year and set numerous records and milestones across both NBC and NBC Sports Network, including a successful new franchise with Wednesday Night Rivalry,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. “Considering there was a shortened season, no Winter Classic and no All-Star programming, these results speak well of the NHL’s popularity and the strength of our partnership.”
NBC SPORTS NETWORK
NBC Sports Network’s coverage of the 2013 NHL regular season averaged 392,000 viewers, up 18 percent from last year (332,000), and is the most-watched regular season on cable in 19 years (ESPN/ESPN2 1993/94 – 474,000).
- On the strength of the newly-created Wednesday Night Rivalry series, the 2013 season delivered the top two most-watched regular-season games in NBC Sports Network history, and seven of the top eight.
Game Date Avg. Viewers Boston–N.Y. Rangers January 23, 2013 956,000 Philadelphia-Pittsburgh February, 20, 2013 901,000 Boston-Philadelphia October 6, 2011 874,000 Buffalo-Boston April 17, 2013 847,000 Chicago-Minnesota January 30, 2013 827,000 Montreal-Boston March 3, 2013 813,000 Montreal-Boston March, 27, 2013 773,000 Boston-Montreal February 6, 2013 771,000
- NBC Sports Network’s 14 Wednesday Night Rivalry telecasts averaged 646,000 viewers, up 46 percent from the 2011-12 exclusive time-period average for Wednesday night telecasts (443,000). Viewership was up 64 percent in the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic.
- With 956,000 viewers, the inaugural Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup between Boston and the New York Rangers (Jan. 23) set the record for the most-watched NHL regular-season game in NBC Sports Network history. It was also the most-watched such game on cable in over a decade (ESPN, 1-23-02, San Jose-Detroit, 1.28 million).
- Through 13 games and excluding the Winter Classic, which was not played this season, viewership on NBC has averaged 1.5 million viewers, up 15 percent from 2011-12. When viewership figures are finalized on Thursday, this season is expected to be the most-watched on the network since 2005-06, when NBC regained rights to broadcast NHL games.
- The 2013 opening game telecast of the NHL regular season on NBC, featuring the Chicago Blackhawks-Los Angeles Kings and the Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers (regionalized), averaged 2.8 million viewers, making it the most most-watched non-Winter Classic regular-season telecast on NBC since the network again began broadcasting the league in 2006, and the most-watched overall since three-game regional coverage on Fox in 1999 (4/18/99, 3.09 million).
- The NHL on NBC telecast on March 3, 2013, featuring the Chicago Blackhawks-Detroit Red Wings, delivered 1.9 million average viewers and was the most-watched regular-season single-game telecast since the network again began broadcasting the league in 2006, excluding Winter Classics.
That will do you.
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 horse will be the leading candidate for the Triple Crown.
Tom Hammond and Bob Costas will lead the crew. The bald-headed Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey will be analysts. Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier will handicap and report from Churchill Downs. Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers and Jay Privman will be trackside. Larry Collmus will call the race. Michelle Beadle will be on-site to provide features. And someone named Coco Rocha will conduct celebrity interviews and talk fashion.
Overall, there will be 14½ hours of Kentucky Derby coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
Thanks to the fine people at NBC Sports public relations, I have the announcing assignments for the NHL Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinals through Sunday. Mike Emrick and Pierre McGuire work in Chicago and Washington on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. Then they’ll be joined in DC by Eddie Olcyzk on Saturday. The trio will travel to St. Paul, MN on Sunday.
The “B” team for the NHL on NBC of Dave Strader and Brian Engblom will be in St. Louis on Tuesday and Thursday.
Kenny Albert will be joined by Pierre McGuire in Pittsburgh on Wednesday and Friday. That’s going to be an insane schedule for McGuire, but he did something similar last year in the first round as well.
Other teams include Rick Peckham and Joe Micheletti in addition to John Forslund and Daryl Reaugh.
NBC will depend on Comcast SportsNet California’s Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda for simulcasts of the San Jose-Vancouver series on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
NBC will utilize CBC for the Montreal-Ottawa series which will be called by Bob Cole, Garry Galley and Cassie Campbell-Pascall.
Here’s the schedule.
Tuesday, April 30
Game 1 — Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (Mike Emrick/Pierre McGuire)
Game 1 — Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m. — CNBC (Dave Strader/Brian Engblom)
Game 1 — Detroit at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (John Forslund/Daryl Reaugh
Wednesday, May 1
Game 1 — Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. — CNBC (Rick Peckham/Joe Micheletti)
Game 1 — New York Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (Kenny Albert/Pierre McGuire)
Game 1 — San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet California simulcast)
Thursday, May 2
Game 1 — Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. — CNBC (CBC simulcast)
Game 1 — New York Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (Mike Emrick/Pierre McGuire)
Game 2 — Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. — CNBC (Dave Strader/Brian Engblom)
Game 2 — Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (John Forslund/Daryl Reaugh)
Friday, May 3
Game 2 — Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. — CNBC (CBC simulcast)
Game 2 — New York Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (Kenny Albert/Pierre McGuire)
Game 2 — Minnesota at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (Dave Strader/Brian Engblom)
Game 2 — San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m. — CNBC (Comast SportsNet California simulcast)
Saturday, May 4
Game 2 — New York Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m. — NBC (Mike Emrick/Ed Olcyzk/Pierre McGuire)
Game 2 — Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. — CNBC (CBC simulcast)
Game 3 — Anaheim at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (Rick Peckham/Joe Micheletti)
Game 3 — St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (John Forslund/Daryl Reaugh)
Sunday, May 5
Game 3 — Pittsburgh at New York Islanders, noon — NBC (Dave Strader/Daryl Reaugh)
Game 3 — Chicago at Minnesota, 3 p.m. — NBC (Mike Emrick/Ed Olczyk/Pierre McGuire)
Game 3 — Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (CBC simulcast)
Game 3 — Vancouver at San Jose, 10 p.m. — NBC Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet California simulcast)
Once again, NBC Sports Group will provide blanket coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The networks of NBC will have every game of the playoffs. NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC and NHL Network will be involved in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Then NBC and NBC Sports Network will combine for the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final.
The Conference Quarterfinals will be carried on NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC and NHL Network. The games in this round are not exclusive nationally except for NBC. Local regional sports networks will have exclusivity in the home markets and the national networks will be blacked out. This does not apply to NBC.
Starting with the Conference Semifinals all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, NBC Sports Group has exclusivity and the local RSN’s will no longer air any of playoff games.
Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones will be the main studio team. Bill Patrick and Jeremy Roenick will form another while Russ Thaler, Mike Keenan and Anson Carter will form a third studio team.
Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk and charlatan Pierre McGuire will be the lead announce team. Dave Strader and Brian Engblom will be the second team. Expect to hear from announcers John Forslund and Kenny Albert as well.
The Stanley Cup Final will once again be split between NBC and NBC Sports Network. This year, NBC will air Games 1 and 4 through 7. NBC Sports Network will air Games 2 and 3. That is a break from recent policy when NBC took the first two games and NBCSN aired 3 & 4 with NBC taking the rest. This ensures that any Cup clinching games will be aired on broadcast television.
All games will be streamed online. NBC’s games will be available to everyone on NBCSports.com and the NBC Live Extra App. NBC Sports Network’s games will also be available on the NBC Sports Live Extra app, but cable and satellite providers will have to authenticate.
The press release comes after a jump break.
Now that the National Hockey League regular season is over, it’s time to post the schedules for each series. In the first round, local regional sports networks can air playoff games. Only NBC games are exclusive in the United States, while in Canada, the playoffs are split between CBC and TSN.
Playoff games in the United States will be distributed nationally between NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC and NHL Network. The RSN’s have exclusivity in the local markets so the national broadcasts would be blacked out unless NBC gets the games.
The US networks have been selected through Games 1-4 of the quarterfinals. Games 5-7, if necessary, will be rescheduled as the series continue.
Here’s what we have thus far.
NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced the dates, times and national broadcast information for the 2013 Stanley Cup Conference Quarterfinal round, which begins Tuesday, April 30th. Information on the U.S. broadcast networks for games later in the round will be released as it is determined.
All times listed are ET and subject to change.
* – if necessary
2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SERIES A TIME (ET) #1 Pittsburgh vs. #8 NY Islanders
Networks Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7:30 p.m. NY Islanders at Pittsburgh NBCSN, TSN Friday, May 3, 2013 7 p.m. NY Islanders at Pittsburgh NBCSN, TSN Sunday, May 5, 2013 12 p.m. Pittsburgh at NY Islanders NBC, TSN Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at NY Islanders NBCSN, TSN *Thursday, May 9, 2013 7 p.m. NY Islanders at Pittsburgh TSN *Saturday, May 11, 2013 TBD Pittsburgh at NY Islanders TSN *Sunday, May 12, 2013 TBD NY Islanders at Pittsburgh TSN SERIES B TIME (ET) #2 Montreal vs. #7 Ottawa
Networks Thursday, May 2, 2013 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal CNBC, CBC, RDS Friday, May 3, 2013 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal CNBC, CBC, RDS Sunday, May 5, 2013 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa NBCSN, CBC, RDS Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa CNBC, CBC, RDS *Thursday, May 9, 2013 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal CBC, RDS *Saturday, May 11, 2013 TBD Montreal at Ottawa CBC, RDS *Sunday, May 12, 2013 TBD Ottawa at Montreal CBC, RDS SERIES C TIME (ET) #3 Washington vs. #6 NY Rangers
Networks Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington NBCSN, TSN Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington NBC, TSN Monday, May 6, 2013 7:30 p.m. Washington at NY Rangers NBCSN, TSN Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:30 p.m. Washington at NY Rangers NBCSN, TSN *Friday, May 10, 2013 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Washington TSN *Sunday, May 12, 2013 TBD Washington at NY Rangers TSN *Monday, May 13, 2013 TBD NY Rangers at Washington TSN SERIES D TIME (ET) #4 Boston vs. #5 Toronto
Networks Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston CNBC, CBC, RDS Saturday, May 4, 2013 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston CNBC, CBC, RDS Monday, May 6, 2013 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto NHLN-US, CBC, RDS *Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston NHLN-US, CBC, RDS *Friday, May 10, 2013 7 P.M. Boston at Toronto CBC, RDS *Sunday, May 12, 2013 TBD Toronto at Boston CBC, RDS Monday, May 13, 2013 TBD Boston at Toronto CBC, RDS 2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS SERIES E TIME (ET) #1 Chicago vs. #8 Minnesota
Networks Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago NBCSN, CBC Friday, May 3, 2013 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago NBCSN, CBC Sunday, May 5, 2013 3 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota NBC, CBC Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota NBCSN, CBC *Thursday, May 9, 2013 TBD Minnesota at Chicago CBC *Saturday, May 11, 2013 TBD Chicago at Minnesota CBC *Sunday, May 12, 2013 TBD Minnesota at Chicago CBC SERIES F TIME (ET) #2 Anaheim vs. #7 Detroit
Networks Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:30 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim NBCSN, TSN Thursday, May 2, 2013 10 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim NBCSN, TSN Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit NBCSN, TSN Monday, May 6, 2013 8 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit CNBC, TSN *Wednesday, May 8, 2013 10 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim TSN *Friday, May 10, 2013 TBD Anaheim at Detroit TSN *Sunday, May 12, 2013 TBD Detroit at Anaheim TSN SERIES G TIME (ET) #3 Vancouver vs. #6 San Jose
Networks Wednesday, May 1, 2013 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver NBCSN, TSN Friday, May 3, 2013 10 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver CNBC, TSN Sunday, May 5, 2013 10 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose NBCSN, TSN Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose CNBC, TSN *Thursday, May 9, 2013 10 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver TSN *Saturday, May 11, 2013 TBD Vancouver at San Jose TSN *Monday, May 13, 2013 TBD San Jose at Vancouver TSN SERIES H TIME (ET) #4 St. Louis vs. #5 Los Angeles
Networks Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis CNBC, CBC Thursday, May 2, 2013 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis CNBC, CBC Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC Monday, May 6, 2013 10 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC *Wednesday, May 8, 2013 TBD Los Angeles at St. Louis CBC *Friday, May 10, 2013 TBD St. Louis at Los Angeles CBC *Monday, May 13, 2013 TBD Los Angeles at St. Louis CBC
I’ll update the times and networks for Games 5-7 as they become available. Keep this bookmarked.
Let’s start posting the NFL schedules. Lots of of things to go over.
NBC will open the season as usual on Thursday night, September 5 with the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens traveling to Denver to take on the Broncos. Then in its season premiere, NBC will air the New York York Football Giants traveling to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.
Other highlights of the season include Week 2 as the Seattle Seahawks host San Francisco in a blood rivalry NFC West battle. Week 5 has the 49ers hosting Houston in an intriguing interconference matchup. The following week has Robert Griffin III and the DC NFL Team playing the Cowboys.
Week 7 will see the Indianapolis Colts hosting the Denver Broncos as Peyton Manning returns to Indy. Week 11 will have the Giants playing the Green Bay Packers in the new Meadowlands. Then the Thanksgiving Night game on NBC will have the AFC North blood rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers playing the Ravens in Baltimore.
And in Week 16, the Patriots play the Ravens in a rematch of the last two AFC Championships.
Here’s the schedule, then after a jump break, you’ll see what NBC is saying about the 2013 season of Sunday Night Football.
Thursday, September 5 – NFL Kickoff, Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Sunday, September 8 – Week 1, New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, September 15 – Week 2, San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, September 22 – Week 3, Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, September 29 – Week 4, New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, October 6 – Week 5, Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, October 13 – Week 6, Washington at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, October 20 – Week 7, Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, October 27 – Week 8, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Sunday, November 3 – Week 9, Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Sunday, November 10 — Week 10, Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sunday, November 17 – Week 11, Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
*Sunday, November 24 – Week 12, Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
**Thursday, November 28 – Week 13, Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
*Sunday, December 1 – Week 13, New York Giants at Washington
*Sunday, December 8 – Week 14, Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
*Sunday, December 15 – Week 15, Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sunday, December 22 – Week 16, New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
*Sunday, December 29 – Week 17, TBA
And here’s what NBC is saying about its schedule.
In a Hollywood-style production in New York on Tuesday, NBC announced its coverage plans for the English Premier League starting this August. NBC says it will carry all 380 games of the 2013-14 season on the NBC Sports Group. Most will be carried on NBC Sports Network with others being carried on CNBC, USA and NBC. Telemundo and mun2 will also receive a number of games. Those games not carried on one of those networks will be seen on a new channel for English Premier League games only called “Premier League Extra Time” which will be offered to cable and satellite providers at “no extra charge” as long as they carry NBC Sports Network.
All games will be streamed on the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
In addition to the games, NBC Sports Group will have various studio programming including Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2 which will be modeled after BBC’s venerable soccer programs of the same name.
NBC Sports Network will have a Saturday morning doubleheader with games at 7 and 10 a.m. ET. NBC will take Saturday midday games at 12:30 p.m. ET.
On Sundays, NBCSN will air Sunday games at 8 and 11 a.m. ET. And NBCSN will also air Monday and various midweek afternoon games at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Here’s the breakdown of EPL games on NBC Sports Group.
And we have the official press release for you.
Live Multi-Platform Coverage of All 380 Matches
Matches to Air Live on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, Mun2, Premier League Extra Time, NBC Sports Live Extra and Other NBCUniversal Channels
All 10 Matches on Championship Sunday – May 11, 2014 – Available Live on an NBCUniversal Television Channel
More than 600 Hours of Original and Weekly Studio Programming on NBC Sports Network
New York – April 16, 2013 – All 380 games of the 2013-14 English Premier League season will be presented live on NBC Sports Group’s television and digital properties as well as other NBCUniversal channels. NBC Sports Group’s schedule, which begins on Saturday, August 17, includes live matches on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, Mun2, the Premier League Extra Time package of overflow television channels, the NBC Sports Live Extra website and app, and other NBCUniversal channels including CNBC and USA.
As previously announced in October 2012, NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, acquired the exclusive U.S. media rights to the Premier League through a multi-year agreement that begins with the 2013-14 season. Per the agreement, NBCUniversal becomes the exclusive English- and Spanish-language media rights holder to all 380 English Premier League matches across all media platforms and devices in the United States.
Details of the 2013-2014 NBC Sports Group Premier League programming include:
- All 380 matches presented live on television with studio pre- and post-game coverage;
- All 380 matches streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra;
- Games not aired on a designated NBCUniversal channel will be made available to distributors via Premier League Extra Time, a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network;
- Championship Sunday – May 11, 2014, when all 10 Premier League matches will be available live on a different NBCUniversal channel;
- 76 Spanish-language telecasts, 10 on Telemundo, 66 on Mun2;
- More than 600 hours of Premier League original programming.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: Every English Premier League match will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktop, mobile and tablets and, in most cases, on the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, telco and other video subscription services. The vast majority of English Premier League matches will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of these services.
NBC Sports Live Extra provides a primary and second screen experience across mobile, tablet and desktop, delivering high quality video, match/player stats and video highlights while aggregating Premier League content from social media.
PREMIER LEAGUE EXTRA TIME: All games not aired on a designated NBCUniversal channel will be made available to distributors on Premier League Extra Time, a package of overflow television channels available at no extra cost for each of their customers who receives NBC Sports Network.
CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY: The biggest day on the Premier League schedule is the last day of the season when all 20 teams play at the same time. NBCUniversal will present each match of Championship Sunday live across a host of NBCU channels, including NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA, MSNBC, E! and more.
STUDIO AND ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING: NBC Sports Network will present more than 600 hours each year of studio and original programming surrounding Premier League. Shows include:
- Premier League Countdown – A preview of the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season;
- Premier League Download – With the help of a number of high-profile celebrity supporters, comedians and journalists, Premier League Download will explore what it is that’s so intensely loved – and loathed – about England’s topflight league. Long-time supporters will enjoy the lively commentary, while new fans will learn the language of the only league that matters;
- Premier League 36 – NBC Sports Network’s acclaimed 36 series that follows athletes for the 36 hours leading up to a game/match/race comes to the Premier League;
- Premier League Goal Zone – A 30-minute program airing after the matches on Sunday with highlights of all the goals scored on Saturday and Sunday;
- Game Cut-Downs – On Monday nights, NBCSN will present a two-hour show featuring cut-down versions of the Manchester United and Manchester City matches. On Tuesdays, a two-hour program will feature the Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham matches;
- Match of the Day – A two-hour show featuring extended highlights with the natural calls of every game on Saturday. This show is modeled after the highly-regarded BBC show of the same name. Match of the Day will re-air on Sunday mornings;
- Match of the Day 2 – A 90-minute show featuring extended highlights with the natural calls of every game on Sunday. This show is modeled after the BBC show of the same name;
- Match of the Week – On Sunday nights, NBCSN will re-air the best match of the weekend in its entirety;
- Barclays Premier League World – A weekly magazine show produced by Premier League;
- Barclays Premier League Preview – A weekly show produced by Premier League that previews the upcoming week’s matches;
- Barclays Premier League Review – A weekly show produced by Premier League that recaps all the matches from the past week.
TYPICAL WEEKLY PROGRAMMING GRID (All games live; All times ET)
Saturday Sunday Monday/Midweek 7 a.m. – NBCSN 8 a.m. – NBCSN 2:30 p.m. – NBCSN 10 a.m. – NBCSN 11 a.m. – NBCSN/Telemundo 12:30 p.m. – NBC
Reported in Richard Deitsch’s Monday morning media column at SI.com, NBC will replace long-time Notre Dame football voice Tom Hammond with Dan Hicks. An announcement will be formally made on Monday. Hammond has been calling Notre Dame football on NBC dating back to 1992. He’ll remain with the Peacock as the host of horse racing’s Triple Crown as well as the main voice for figure skating and track and field.
Hicks will continue has the lead announcer on the PGA for NBC as well as maintain his Olympic duties in 2014 and 2016.
His first Notre Dame duties will come this weekend when he calls the Notre Dame Spring Football game on NBC. He’ll then call seven Fighting Irish home games this season starting August 31.
More on this when the official press release is out.
The National Football League has released the schedule for the 2013 Preseason. ESPN will have four games, while Fox has three and CBS and NBC will have two each. NFL Network will carry everything else including a gaggle of games live.
The NFL Preseason kicks off on August 4 with the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game between Dallas and Miami in Canton, OH. NBC will carry that game. We have the entire NFL Preseason schedule for you below.
The NFL’s slate of 11 nationally televised preseason games will feature the entire 2012 playoff field, one of the highlights of the 65-game 2013 NFL preseason schedule announced today.
The 2013 preseason will kick off on Sunday, August 4 (NBC, 8:00 PM ET) in Canton, Ohio when the Dallas Cowboys face the Miami Dolphins in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.
The Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens will be showcased on national TV when the club faces the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, August 22 (ESPN, 8:00 PM ET) at M&T Bank Stadium.
Following is the complete 2013 NFL preseason national television, week-by-week and team-by-team schedule:
2013 NFL PRESEASON NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern)
DATE GAME NETWORK (TIME) Sunday, August 4 NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH: Dallas vs. Miami NBC (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 1 (August 8-11)
Thursday, August 8 Cincinnati at Atlanta ESPN (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 2 (August 15-19)
Thursday, August 15 San Diego at Chicago ESPN (8:00 PM) Friday, August 16 Tampa Bay at New England FOX (8:00 PM) Sunday, August 18 Indianapolis at NY Giants FOX (8:00 PM) Monday, August 19 Pittsburgh at Washington ESPN (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 3 (August 22-25)
Thursday, August 22 Carolina at Baltimore ESPN (8:00 PM) Friday, August 23 Seattle at Green Bay CBS (8:00 PM) Saturday, August 24 St. Louis at Denver CBS (8:00 PM) Sunday, August 25 New Orleans at Houston FOX (4:00 PM) Sunday, August 25 Minnesota at San Francisco NBC (8:00 PM)
The entire week-by-week preseason schedule is after the jump.
No matter what you think of Tim McCarver and judging from the reaction on social media, a lot of people are happy he’s leaving the Fox broadcast booth after this season. I was not a fan and felt he was overrated by the New York media when he was with the Mets in the 1980′s into the 1990′s. In addition, I thought he was verbose and overexplained things. However, you can’t deny his longevity in the booth and his career.
He’s been either the number analyst or co-number dating back to 1985 when he was with ABC Sports. McCarver has worked with some of the game’s best broadcasters including Jack Buck, Bob Costas, Dick Enberg, Sean McDonough and Al Michaels. He’s one of the few broadcasters who has worked for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. And behind the mic, he’s been witness to some of the game’s greatest moments either as a local or national announcer.
So thanks to Fox Sports, we have a timeline of McCarver’s broadcasting career in addition to the partners with whom he’s shared the mic.
Here’s the timeline.
Tim McCarver’s notable broadcasting career began as his standout four-decade baseball career concluded. A three-time Emmy Award winner, he established his reputation as a first-guesser, which has always set him apart from other analysts, during a local broadcasting career that spanned 23 seasons and as MLB’s predominant national voice since 1984. His analysis and astute observations have become synonymous with Major League Baseball’s jewel events and most dramatic moments for 30 years. Below is a summary of McCarver’s impressive broadcasting credits:
LOCAL BROADCAST CREDITS
- 23 seasons as a local team analyst:
- Philadelphia Phillies: (WPHL) 1980 – 1982, 3 seasons
- New York Mets: (WOR) 1983 – 1998, 16 seasons
- New York Yankees: (WNYW) 1999 – 2001, 3 seasons
- San Francisco Giants: (KTVU) 2002, 1 season
- One of only three broadcasters to call local games for the Mets and Yankees
NATIONAL BROADCAST CREDITS
- 30 seasons as a national network MLB analyst
- NBC: 1980 – Analyst – Game of the Week
- ABC: 1984 – 1989 (6 seasons) – Analyst & Field Reporter
- Monday Night Baseball
- National League Championship Series – 1984, 1986, 1988
- World Series – 1985, 1987, 1989
- All-Star Game – 1986, 1988
- CBS: 1990 – 1993 (4 seasons) – Lead Analyst
- Game of the Week
- National League Championship Series (1990-1993)
- World Series (1990-1993)
- All-Star Game (1990-1993)
- ABC: (The Baseball Network) 1994 – 1995 (2 seasons) – Lead Analyst
- Baseball Night in America
- National League Division Series – 1995 (Inaugural Season)
- National League Championship Series – 1995
- World Series – 1995
- FOX: 1996 – through 2012 (17 seasons) – Lead Analyst
- FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week – 1996 – 2012
- World Series – 1996, 1998, 2000-2012
- American League Championship Series – 2001, 2003 – 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
- National League Championship Series – 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
- American & National League Division Series 1996-2007
- All-Star Game – 1997, 1999, 2001 – 2012
- 2012 Ford C. Frick Award from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
- Only MLB analyst to work for all four major broadcast networks
- Won three straight Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Event Analyst (2000 – 2002)
- Worked on-air every postseason since 1984 (28 consecutive)
- Called 23 World Series – a record
- Called 20 All-Star Games – a record
- Called Mark McGwire’s record breaking 62nd regular season home run in 1998
- Teamed with Joe Buck, his MLB on FOX play-by-play partner, a record 17 years as the network’s lead national baseball broadcast team
- Co-hosted HBO’s Race For the Pennant in 1978
- Field reporter for the National League Championship Series for ABC Sports in 1984
- Hosts the syndicated sports interview program, The Tim McCarver Show, currently in its 12th season
Dick Enberg (NBC Sports 1980)
Bob Costas (NBC Sports 1980)
Richie Ashburn (Phillies local WPHL 1980-1982)
Harry Kalas (Phillies local WPHL 1980-1982)
Andy Musser (Phillies local WPHL 1980-1982)
Chris Wheeler (Phillies local WPHL 1980-1982)
Fran Healy (Mets local WOR 1983-1998)
Ralph Kiner (Mets local WOR 1983-1998)
Tom McCarthy (Mets local WOR 1997-1998)
Bob Murphy (Mets local WOR 1983-1998)
Gary Thorne (Mets local WOR 1983-1998)
Don Drysdale (ABC Sports 1984)
Keith Jackson (ABC Sports 1984)
Al Michaels (ABC Sports 1985-1989 & The Baseball Network/ABC Sports 1994 & 1995)
Jim Palmer (ABC Sports 1985-1989 & The Baseball Network/ABC Sports 1994 & 1995)
Jack Buck (CBS Sports 1990-1991)
Sean McDonough (CBS Sports 1992-1993)
Jim Kaat (Yankees local WNYW 1999-2001)
Bobby Murcer (Yankees local WNYW 1999-2001)
Ken Singleton (Yankees local WNYW 1999-2001)
Suzyn Waldman (Yankees local WNYW 1999-2001)
Joe Buck (1996-2013)
Bob Brenly (1996-2000)
Kenny Albert (2003-2013)
Thom Brennaman (2003-2013)
Josh Lewin (2003-2012)
Mel Proctor (2003-2005)
Dick Stockton (2003-2013)
Matt Vasgersian (2003-2013)
- Steve Garvey’s game-winning home run off Lee Smith in Game 4 of the 1984 NLCS
- Umpire Don Denkinger’s infamous blown call in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series
- The classic 16-inning sixth game of the 1986 NLCS between the Mets and Astros
- The memorable seven-game World Series in 1987 between the Twins and Cardinals (home team won every game)
- The Dodgers/Mets seven-game NLCS in 1988
- The 1989 Earthquake Series between the A’s and Giants
- The heart-stopping 1991 World Series between the “worst to first” Twins and Braves, considered by many to be the greatest Fall Classic ever (all seven games were won by the home team)
- The base hit by Atlanta’s Francisco Cabrera that scored Sid Breem with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth of the seventh game of the 1992 NLCS
- Joe Carter’s World Series-winning home run off Mitch Williams in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series
- The Yankees return to glory as they came back from an 0-2 deficit to beat the Braves in the 1996 World Series
- Mark McGwire breaking Roger Maris’ single season home run record in 1998
- David Cone’s perfect game for the Yankees on July 18, 1999
- The 2000 Subway Series between the Mets and Yankees
- The post-9/11 World Series in October 2001, a series that saw:
- The Diamondbacks take a 2-0 lead at home
- the Yankees roar back with three wins at Yankee Stadium, all by one run and Games 4 and 5 in extra-innings after needing to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie
- the Diamondbacks win Games 6 and 7 at home
- Arizona’s come-from-behind win in the ninth-inning of game 7 (on-air McCarver noted: “The problem with bringing the infield in against a guy like Rivera is that left-handed hitters tend to get a lot of broken-bat hits to…the shallow part of the outfield,” thus predicting Luis Gonzalez’ game-winning hit)
- The Angels first-ever World Series win the seven-game All-California World Series vs. San Francisco in 2002
- The nail-biting 2003 ALCS between the Yankees and Red Sox that featured Aaron Boone’s walk-off pennant-winning home run in Game 7
- The Red Sox historic comeback from an 0-3 deficit to beat the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS
- The Red Sox sweep the Cardinals in the 2004 World Series
- The White Sox end their 88-year World Championship drought in 2005
- The Giants win the franchise’s first World Championship since 1954, and it’s first-ever in San Francisco in 2010
- The 2011 Rangers/Cardinals World Series including the epic Game 6 where St. Louis come back from deficits in the 9th and 10th innings and David Freese hit the game-winning, 11th inning solo home run to force Game 7
- Giants’ Pablo Sandoval’s three home runs against Tiger’s Justin Verlander in Game 1 of 2012 World Series
Some interesting material there.
The NHL which is back with a vengeance in the ratings both nationally and regionally. It’s as if people have totally forgotten about the lockout.
Tonight, NBC Sports Network airs one of the biggest rivalries not only in the NHL, but in sports as the Boston Bruins host the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. It’s part of some big games coming up on NBC/NBC Sports Network.
Take a look at the NBC press release.
MONTREAL CANADIENS AND BOSTON BRUINS RENEW CLASSIC RIVALRY AS THEY BATTLE FOR THE TOP SPOT IN NORTHEAST ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK’S “WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY” AT 7:30 P.M. ET
Blackhawks, Red Wings, Penguins, Bruins and Canadiens featured in Five Games over Four Days and Nights
NHL Live, Sunday Night-Wednesday Night
NHL Overtime, Monday-Friday at 11:30 p.m. ET
NEW YORK – March 26, 2013 — In one of sports’ classic rivalries, Brian Gionta and the Montreal Canadiens (45pts) travel to TD Garden in Boston, Mass. to take on Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins (45pts) in a head-to-head battle for the top spot in the Northeast Division, on NBC Sports Network’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 7:30 p.m. ET. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk, and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the game.
Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s NHL pregame show. Liam McHugh hosts NHL Live from Studio 2 at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., and will be joined by analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
PIERRE MCGUIRE ON CANADIENS-BRUINS: “The Bruins will try to get physical against the quick and skilled Canadiens. Emotion usually plays a big role in this rivalry. Because of the intensity they bring to the arena, the fans for both teams help make this one of the best rivalries in all of sports. Even though the players change year to year, Montreal and Boston is always must-see TV.”
JEREMY ROENICK ON CANADIENS-BRUINS: “Montreal and Boston have emerged as the two best teams in the Northeast, but many are wondering if the Canadiens can remain in the top spot. There is never any love lost between these two teams, and the rivalry has become even more heated this season because of the physical nature of the Canadiens and Bruins previous meetings in 2013.”
In addition to NBC Sports Network’s Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup between the Canadiens and Bruins, NBC and NBC Sports Network will also deliver coverage of four other games over three days and nights, beginning Sunday: Chicago Blackhawks-Detroit Red Wings, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC; Boston Bruins–Buffalo Sabres, Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network; Colorado Avalanche–Detroit Red Wings, Monday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network; and Buffalo Sabres–Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
BLACKHAWKS-RED WINGS SUNDAY
NHL on NBC coverage will continue on Sunday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. ET with a classic Central Division matchup between the league-leading Chicago Blackhawks (51pts), who started the season with a record-breaking 22-game point streak, and the Detroit Red Wings (39pts) who are currently in second place in the division. The Blackhawks and Red Wings have split their two previous meetings this season, with both games ending in 2-1 final scores. Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call the action from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.
BRUINS–SABRES SUNDAY NIGHT
Sunday night on NBC Sports Network, the Boston Bruins (45pts) will travel to the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY., to take on the Buffalo Sabres (30pts) at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Bruins are tied with the Canadiens for the top spot in the Northeast and will look to capitalize against the Sabres, who are struggling to remain in the playoff race. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call the game.
AVALANCHE-RED WINGS MONDAY NIGHT
Monday, April 1, the Detroit Red Wings will host the Colorado Avalanche (26pts) at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Emrick (play-by-play) and McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call the game from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.
SABRES-PENGUINS TUESDAY NIGHT
On Tuesday, April 2, Sidney Crosby and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins (50pts) will take the ice against the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m. ET. on NBC Sports Network. The Penguins have won 12 consecutive games and are chasing the Blackhawks for the top spot in the league. If the Penguins continue their current win streak, the team will enter its game against Buffalo having won 15 straight games, tied for second most in the history of the NHL (‘82-83 New York Islanders). A win against the Sabres could put Pittsburgh one game shy of tying the record for most consecutive wins in the history of the league (‘92-93 Pittsburgh Penguins – 17 games). Strader (play-by-play) and Engblom (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call the action from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
There you have it.
NBC received a total of 58 nominations for the 34th annual Sports Emmy Awards. The NBC Sports Group consisting of NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and NBCOlympics.com received the most nominations of any sports media group over ESPN, Fox Sports Media Group, CBS and Turner Sports. Of course, NBC is coming off an Olympics so that will increase its nominations.
Among the major nods include Bob Costas and Dan Patrick for Studio Host, Al Michaels for Play-by-Play, Cris Collinsworth as Event Analyst, Tony Dungy for Studio Analyst, multiple nominees for Sports Reporter including last year’s winner Michele Tafoya and last year’s nominee Pierre McGuire (why?), Sunday Night Football for Live Sports Series, Super Bowl XLVI in the Live Sports Special category and there were plenty for the London Olympics.
Let’s take a look at what NBC Sports Group is saying.
Total Nominations for NBC Sports Group up from 33 Last Year
NBC Leads All Networks (Broadcast or Cable) with 36 Nominations
London Olympics Receives 19 Nominations
NBC Sports Group’s NFL Coverage Receives 16 Nominations
Super Bowl XLVI Receives Nomination for Outstanding Live Sports Special
Sunday Night Football & Football Night in America Nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Series & Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly
On-Air Personalities Costas, Michaels, Emrick, Collinsworth, Dungy, Patrick, Mayock, Tafoya, McGuire, Boldon & Joyce Nominated
NBC Sports Network Garners 9 Nominations; NBCOlympics.com Receives 3; Golf Channel Earns 2
NEW YORK – March 20, 2013 – NBC Sports Group received 58 total Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2012, the most nominations for any sports media company or network. NBC led all networks, broadcast or cable, with 36 nominations. The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The winners will be announced by the Academy on Tuesday, May 7.
Highlights of NBC Sports Group’s nominations include:
- The London Olympics received 19 nominations, including Outstanding Live Event Turnaround;
- NBC’s NFL coverage received 16 nominations;
- Super Bowl XLVI on NBC was nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Special;
- Once again, Sunday Night Football on NBC was nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Series, which it has won each of the last four years;
- Football Night in America was nominated for the third consecutive year for Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly;
- NBC’s NFL Wild Card Saturday received its second nomination for Outstanding Playoff Coverage;
- NBC Sports Network received nine nominations, the most in its history, and Golf Channel earned two.
- NBC Sports Group’s digital assets NBCOlympics.com and NBCSports.com received a combined four nominations.
- 11 nominations in individual talent categories:
- Bob Costas (Studio Host)
- Dan Patrick (Studio Host)
- Al Michaels (Play-by-Play)
- Cris Collinsworth (Event Analyst)
- Michele Tafoya (Reporter)
- Tony Dungy (Studio Analyst)
- Mike Mayock (Event Analyst)
- Mike Emrick (Play-by-Play)
- Pierre McGuire (Reporter)
- Ato Boldon (Event Analyst)
- Andrea Joyce (Reporter)
All of the national platforms of NBC Sports Group — NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, NBCOlympics.com and NBCSports.com — received nominations. Most notably, NBC Sports Group received 19 nominations related to coverage of the London Olympics and 16 nominations for its NFL coverage. Golf Channel earned two nominations, NBCOlympics.com received three nominations and NBCSports.com was honored with one. MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo and Telemundo each received nominations for their London Olympics coverage.
The complete list of NBC Sports Group nominations are as follows:
- Outstanding Live Sports Special: Super Bowl XLVI (NBC)
- Outstanding Live Sports Series: Sunday Night Football (NBC)
- Outstanding Live Event Turnaround: London Olympics (NBC)
- Outstanding Live Event Turnaround: USA Pro Challenge (NBC)
- Outstanding Playoff Coverage: NFL Wild Card Saturday (NBC)
- Outstanding Edited Sports Special: Still Standing: The Earl Campbell Story (NBC Sports Network)
- Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly: Football Night in America(NBC)
- Outstanding Long Feature: London Olympics – Olga Korbut (NBC)
- Outstanding Open/Tease: Sunday Night Football (NBC)
- Outstanding Open/Tease: London Olympics – Measure & Motion (NBC)
- Outstanding Open/Tease: Red Bull Signature Series – Show Open (NBC)
- Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Event Coverage: Super Bowl XLVI Extra (NBCSports.com)
- Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Event Coverage: London Olympics – Live From London (NBCOlympics.com)
- Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Programming: London Olympics – Countdown to London (NBCOlympics.com)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host: Bob Costas (NBC/NBC Sports Network)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host: Dan Patrick (NBC/NBC Sports Network/DirecTV)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play: Al Michaels (NBC)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick (NBC/NBC Sports Network)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst: Tony Dungy (NBC)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst: Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst: Mike Mayock (NBC/NFL Network)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst: Ato Boldon (NBC)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter: Michele Tafoya (NBC)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter: Pierre McGuire (NBC/NBC Sports Network)
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter: Andrea Joyce (NBC/NBC Sports Network)
- Outstanding Technical Team Remote: America’s Cup World Series (NBC)
- Outstanding Technical Team Remote: London Olympics (NBC)
- Outstanding Technical Team Studio: London Olympics (NBC/NBC Sports Network/MSNBC/Telemundo/Bravo)
- Outstanding Camera Work: London Olympics – Measure & Motion (NBC)
- Outstanding Camera Work: 2012 Ironman World Championship (NBC)
- Outstanding Editing: London Olympics – Profiles of the London Games (NBC)
- Dick Schaap Writing Award: London Olympics – Measure & Motion (NBC)
- Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound: London Olympics – Measure & Motion (NBC)
- Outstanding Graphic Design: Sunday Night Football (NBC)
- Outstanding Graphic Design: London Olympics (NBC/NBC Sports Network)
- Outstanding Production Design / Art Direction: Sunday Night Football – Open (NBC)
- George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: London Olympics – The Multi-Screen Olympics (NBC/NBC Sports Network/ NBCOlympics.com/ MSNBC/ CNBC/ Telemundo/Bravo)
- George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: London Olympics/NBC Golf Tour – 360 Cam (NBC)
- Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Episodic:
- London Olympics – Britain Just Got Great (NBC)
- Triple Crown Trailer (NBC)
- Feherty Live from Ryder Cup(Golf Channel)
That will do it. More Emmy nomination press releases next.
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 Host along with Dan Patrick, James Brown, Ernie Johnson and Rich Eisen.
There were only four nominees for Outstanding Play-by-play, Mike Breen, Mike Emrick, Al Michaels and Jim Nantz.
Cris Collinsworth received another nomination for Outstanding Event Analyst. He’s joined by Ato Boldon of NBC Olympics, Jon Gruden, Jim Kaat and Mike Mayock.
Studio Analyst was full with Charles Barkley of TNT, Tony Dungy of NBC’s Football Night in America, CBS’ Boomer Esiason, MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds, Bill Ripken also from MLB Network and Kurt Warner of NFL Network.
Let us take a look at the full list. We need a jump break in here as well. Let’s go. Lots of things to read through. Get ready to scroll.
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES FOR THE 34th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS
Winners to be Honored During the May 7th Ceremony At Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY – March 20, 2013 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.
More than 170 nominees were announced in 34 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Series, Sports Documentary, Studio Show, Promotional Announcements, Play-by-Play Personality and Studio Analyst. The Awards will be given out at the prestigious Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center located in the Time Warner Center on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 in New York City.
“What a world we live in,” said Malachy Wienges, Chair, NATAS. “The Olympics, NASCAR, the Super Bowl, the Final Four, the World Series, The Stanley Cup, The NBA, the US Open, the Masters…it just goes on and on! This is another outstanding year for the sports community and for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The entries received in this year’s Sports Emmy Awards illustrate the high-water mark of quality each of us gets to enjoy every time we turn on our favorite program. With so much talent vying for the prestigious Emmy Award and with many of the today’s leading sports broadcasters, personalities, and television professionals in attendance, it promises to be an exciting evening.”
The networks of NBC Sports Group (NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel nbcolympics.com, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, nbcsports.com, & Telemundo) lead the nomination totals with 58, ESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, grantland.com, ABC, ESPN3D, ESPNU & ESPNews), garnered 43, and Turner Sports (TNT, TBS, NBA TV, NCAA.com & truTV) garnered 27. A complete list of all Networks and individual show nominations follows below.
A complete list of all nominees is attached and also available at www.emmyonline.tv/sports
34th Annual Sports Emmy Award Nominations by Network Group
Network or Network Group Nominations
NBC Sports Group (NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, nbcolympics.com, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, nbcsports.com, Telemundo) — 58
ESPN (ESPN, ESPN 2, grantland.com, ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPNU, ESPNews) — 43
Turner Sports (TNT, TBS, NBA TV, truTV, NCAA.com) — 27
FOX Sports Media Group (FOX, SPEED, FOX Soccer Channel) — 17
HBO Sports — 17
NFL Network (NFL Network, NFL Media, NFL.com) — 16
CBS (CBS, Showtime, CBS Sports Network) — 15
MLB Network — 9
DIRECTV — 1
YouTube — 1
34th Annual Sports Emmy Award Nominations by Network
NETWORK — NOMINATIONS
NBC — 36
ESPN — 23
HBO Sports — 17
FOX — 13
NFL Network — 13
TNT — 13
CBS — 10
ESPN2 — 10
MLB Network — 9
NBC Sports Network — 9
TBS — 5
NBA TV — 4
Showtime — 4
truTV — 4
grantland.com — 3
NBCOlympics.com — 3
Speed — 3
ABC — 2
Bravo — 2
ESPN3D — 2
ESPNU — 2
Golf Channel — 2
MSNBC — 2
NFL Media — 2
Telemundo — 2
CBS Sports Network — 1
CNBC — 1
DIRECTV — 1
ESPNews — 1
FOX Soccer Channel — 1
nbcsports.com — 1
NCAA.com — 1
NFL.com — 1
YouTube — 1
BREAKDOWN OF MULTIPLE PROGRAM — SERIES NOMINATIONS
Games of the XXX Olympiad (NBC/Bravo/CNBC/MSNBC/NBC SportsNetwork/NBCOlympics.com/Telemundo) — 14
NBA on TNT (TNT) — 6
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (TNT) — 6
E:60 (ESPN2) — 5
24/7 (HBO) — 4
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins (HBO) — 4
MLB on FOX (FOX) — 4
Outside the Lines (ESPN) — 4
Sunday Night Football (NBC) — 4
NASCAR on FOX (FOX) — 3
NFL Films Presents (NFL Network) — 3
30 for 30 (ESPN) — 2
A Football Life (NFL Network) — 2
College Gameday (ESPN) — 2
The Dream Team (NBA TV) — 2
Inside the NBA (NBA TV) — 2
Inside the NFL (Showtime) –2
MLB Network Division Series (MLB Network) — 2
MLB Tonight (MLB Network) — 2
Namath (HBO) — 2
NCAA March Madness (TBS) — 2
NFL on FOX (FOX) — 2
SportsCenter (ESPN) — 2
Sport Science (ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNews) — 2
UEFA Euro 2012 (ESPN) — 2
The nominations are coming after a jump break.