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NBCUnivision Receives Decent Overnight Rating for EPL Championship Sunday

Let’s continue our soccer theme today. NBC Sports has announced that English Premier League Championship Sunday during which all 10 fixtures were aired simultaneously across the networks of NBCUniversal received a 1.56 overnight rating. Fox and ESPN went all balls-to-the-wall in 2011-12 and received a 0.87 over five Nielsen-rated networks when it began this type […]

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Golf Channel Produces Documentary on the Late Payne Stewart

Golfer Payne Stewart was one of the more dynamic personalities in the sport. He always dressed in plus-fours and tam-o’-shanter caps so you could always identify him on the golf course. In 1999, Stewart won the U.S. at Pinehurst and also sparked the US’ win in the Ryder Cup at The Country Club in Brookline, […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/09 — 05/11/2014

Ok, let’s provide the NHL on NBC announcing assignments for the weekend. Doc Emrick and Pierre McGuire will call tonight’s Game 5 of the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguins series. If Pittsburgh wins tonight, then it would make Game 5 of the Minnesota-Chicago as the only game on Sunday. With NBC airing the Players Championship both […]

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NBC Posts Network Assignments for English Premier League’s Championship Sunday

Whether it’s Championship Sunday or Relegation Sunday, it’s the same. The final day of the English Premier League will be covered by 10 NBCUniversal networks. All ten games will be aired live. And as Manchester City and Liverpool fight it out for first place plus teams fight for positioning in the UEFA Champions and Europa […]

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U.S. Olympics Broadcast Rights Fees Since 1960

Back  in June 2011 when NBC won the bidding over ESPN and Fox for the Olympics, I posted the U.S. broadcast rights fee for the Olympics since 1960. Back then, it was thought that the Peacock had overbid for the four Olympics in the contract, the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the 2016 Games in Rio, […]

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BREAKING NEWS: NBCUniversal Extends Olympics Rights Through 2032

Here’s a deal that would make former NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol proud. NBCUniversal, the home of the Olympics dating back to 1988 will continue its current deal that would have expired in 2020 with the Tokyo games and extended it through the year 2032. This gives NBC rights to all platforms, broadcast and cable […]

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35th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

Here’s the listing of the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They were handed out in New York tonight to an appreciative audience at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Overall, NBC led all networks with six Emmy Awards, Fox/HBO Sports/MLB Network won 5 and ESPN received four. In an upset, Bob […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/06/2014

Tonight is the end of a 20 games in 20 days/nights streak for Pierre McGuire. He’s not working a game tonight for NBC Sports Group. He’s attending the Sports Emmy Awards in New York so in his place at Game 3 of the Boston-Montreal series will be Eddie Olczyk. Kenny Albert will be on the […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/05/2014 and Beyond

Ok, the NHL on NBC announcing assignments are out for today and through Thursday this week. Kenny Albert and Pierre McGuire will be working the Boston-Montreal series. Mike Emrick, Ed Olczyk and McGuire will call the New York Rangers-Pittsburgh series. Dave Strader and Brian Engblom are on Chicago-Minnesota while John Forslund and Brian Hayward are […]

Kentucky Derby

The 140th Kentucky Derby

California Chrome blew away a field of 19 horses at the famed Twin Spires of Churchill Downs on Saturday making it a heavy favorite to complete the Triple Crown. It would be the first horse since Seattle Slew in 1978 to finish horse racing’s toughest feat. California Chrome took the lead in the final turn […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignments for 05/03 & 05/04/2014

Thanks to the NBC Sports public relations people, we have the weekend announcing assignments for the four games that will be shown on NBC and NBCSN. Today, NBC airs Game 2 of Montreal at Boston at 12:30 p.m. It will lead into NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage and if the game goes into overtime, the game […]

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2014 NHL Stanley Cup Conference Semifinal Schedule

After an amazing three Games 7 in the first round on Wednesday night, we jump right into the NHL Stanley Cup 2nd Round with the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens series. With CBC a lame duck with the NHL, it won’t get B’s-Montreal in its traditional Hockey Night in Canada time slot this Saturday and NBC gets […]

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NHL on NBC Sports Group Has Game 7 Tripleheader Tonight

In a rare case of harmonic convergence, the NHL has three series-ending Games 7 tonight. The NBC Sports Group will air all of the games, two on NBCSN and one on CNBC. NBCSN has the natural East-West doubleheader with Game 7 of the Philadelphia-New York Rangers series at 7 p.m. ET then the deciding game […]

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NHL on NBC Announcing Assignment for 04/29/2014

With one game tonight and a New York team involved, it means that the NHL on NBC “A” team will be on Game 6 of the Rangers at Philadelphia tonight. Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre “Tootsie” McGuire are on the call. And if there’s a Game 7 in this series, the same three will […]

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