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CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 3: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers drops back to pass during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Clemson Memorial Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

College Football Viewing Picks for Week 6, 10/10/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports noon Oklahoma vs. Texas at Fair Park, TX — ABC (Sean McDonough/Chris Spielman//Todd McShay) Central Michigan at Western Michigan — American Sports Network (Dave Armstrong/Rich Baldinger) Harvard at Cornell — American Sports Network (Carl […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 4, 10/04-05/2015

All Times Eastern Sunday, October 4 Byes: New England & Tennessee NFL Viewing Maps (the506.com) DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Channel Assignments Studio and Pregame Shows NFL Matchup — ESPN, 6:30 a.m. NFL GameDay First — NFL Network, 7 p.m. The NFL Today — CBS, 9 a.m. That Other Pregame Show — CBS Sports Network, 9 […]

PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 06:  The USC Trojans cheerleaders cheer on the side of the field during their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

College Football Viewing Picks for Week 4, 09/26/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Tucson, AZ — ESPN, 9 a.m. SEC Nation live from Gainesville, FL — SEC Network, 10 a.m. B1G Football Pregame — Big Ten Network, 10:30 a.m. […]

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 3, 09/24-28/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 24 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. TNF GameDay live from East Rutherford, NJ and Los Angeles, […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 12:  Paul Perkins #24 of the UCLA Bruins runs in for a touchdown against the UNLV Rebels during his game at Sam Boyd Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 37-3.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

College Football Viewing Picks for Week 3, 09/19/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Tuscaloosa, AL — ESPN, 9 a.m. SEC Nation live from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA — SEC Network, 10 a.m. B1G Football Pregame — Big Ten […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: The NFL shield is painted in gold and black after a game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new color scheme is to commemorate this years' Super Bowl witch will be the 50th edition. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 2, 09/17-21/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 17 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. Thursday Night Football GameDay live from Kansas City, MO and […]

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NBC’s Football Night in America Previews Week 1’s Interview with Tony Romo

Football Night in America will air an interview with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in advance of Sunday Night Football’s season premiere pitting the New York Football Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Bob Costas will talk with Romo. Here are some of the quotes from that interview: BOB COSTAS INTERVIEWS COWBOYS QB TONY ROMO; GIANTS […]

NFL 2015 Kickoff

NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1, 09/10-14/2015

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 10 Studio and Pregame Shows NFL HQ — NFL Network, 8 a.m. Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 2:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay: Kickoff — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Kickoff […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 1 — 09/03-07/2015

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Announcing Assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Thursday, September 3 Pregame and Studio Shows College Football Live — ESPN2, 1 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 1 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. College Football Countdown — ESPN, […]

Reporter's Notebook

Sports Media Notebook for 08/14/2015 — Sports Media Thoughts

Let’s do some thoughts for you on this Friday. It’s all about providing you with fresh content. So without further delay, here’s the column: Earlier this week, Al Michaels broke some news on the Dan Patrick Show. Unfortunately, this interview is not available on the show’s YouTube page, but the audio is on his website […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 02:  TV personality Ryan Seacrest looks down the aisle from his courtside seat as the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 2, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Ryan Seacrest Begins World Takeover With Late Night Olympics Hosting Gig

I’ll admit that I don’t see the appeal of Ryan Seacrest as the host of anything, but then again, I’ve never watched American Idol or any of the trash programming he’s produced. Apparently, ABC, NBC, E! and Fox see the appeal because they keep giving him gigs and they buy his reality programs. And he […]

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NBC Sports Group Retains English Premier League Through 2021-22

In a big win for the Peacock, NBC has retained the rights to the English Premier League for six seasons. The new contract which will take effect in the 2016-17 season will last through 2021-22. The bids to the English Premier League were due last Thursday and apparently the league reviewed all the bids from […]

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USA Network To Air English Premier League Games Starting This Week!

When NBCUniversal took over USA Network, it phased the channel out of sports only to air Olympics and handle other overflow stuff. But there seemed to be a change when NBC Sports Group decided to use USA for the NHL Playoffs in April and May. Now USA will be used for the Saturday 10 a.m. […]

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Handicapping the English Premier League U.S. Rights

As NBC goes into its final year of its three-year deal to air all 380 games per season. Utilizing mostly NBCSN and then NBC, CNBC and the Extra Time channels, the way the Peacock has distributed the matches plus the plethora of studio programming (Premier League Live, Goal Zone, Match of the Day) as well […]

Olympics

NBC Marks One Year to the 2016 Rio Olympics

Today marks one year to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And while there’s controversy over unfinished venues, water pollution and the possibility of white elephants after the Games, there’s still anticipation to the 17 days of competition that will begin on August 5, 2015. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, NBC will run […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15:  The Chicago Blackhawks pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning  by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center  on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The 2015-16 NHL on NBC Sports Group Schedule

It seemed that it just over a month ago that the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup and it was! Well, the NHL and the NBC Sports Group have announced the 2015-16 schedule. It’s a combined 105 game schedule between NBC and NBCSN, 12 of which will air on the NBC Television Network and the […]

Reporter's Notebook

Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — June 18, 2015

To the notebook: NEWS The big sports media news from Wednesday came from a feature on HBO in this week’s Hollywood Reporter. In discussing the new era of HBO with its HBO Now over the top service was a line that the network is looking at luring soon-to-be ex-ESPN’er Bill Simmons. On June 21, HBO […]

Reporter's Notebook

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — June 17, 2015

Ok, let’s do this. NEWS The 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final ended up being the second most-watched series on record just below the most-watched 2013 SCF between Boston and Chicago. This year’s series averaged 5.551 million viewers which is just off from 2013 which averaged 5.753 million. For Game 6 on Monday, the series-clincher for […]

Reporter's Notebook

Monday’s Sports Media Notebook — June 15, 2015

To the notebook now. Lots of things to get to. NEWS The Women’s World Cup is still scoring for Fox. After the U.S. Women’s team’s debut last week vs. Australia which drew 3.331 million viewers on Fox Sports 1, Friday’s game against Sweden and the US’ former coach Pia Sundhage averaged 4.5 million viewers. That […]

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Sports Media Notebook — June 11, 2015

Let’s do another notebook for you on this Thursday. NEWS The NBA Finals are breaking records. Through three games, the series between the Cleveland Cavs and Golden State Warriors is averaging almost 18.5 million viewers and a 10.8 rating which is slaughtering all programming on broadcast and cable. Game 3 drew an 11.1 rating on […]

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