Golf Channel and NBC See Big Numbers for the Players Championship

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 […]

Some Quick Tuesday Linkage

On my way to New York for the Fox Sports 1 unveiling and I’m going to try to do some links with the limited wifi that Amtrak has provided. It’s not the best, but it’ll do for what I need today. Let’s begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch who along with Matt Yoder from Awful […]

Golf Channel and NBC Sports All Over The World Match Play Championships

Starting at noon, the WGC Match Play Championships will tee off from the Dove Mountain Resort in Marana, AZ. Golf Channel and NBC Sports will team up to air more than 60 hours of coverage through Sunday. This includes 29 hours of live tournament action. And with weather expected to have an impact on play, […]

Golf Channel Has Season Debuts of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in Abu Dhabi

Earlier this week, Nike Golf announced that it signed Rory McIlroy to a lucrative endorsement contract joining its other major client, Tiger Woods. Now both men will make their 2013 season debuts in Abu Dhabi in a European PGA Tour stop. Golf Channel will have extensive live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship starting […]

Oh My! It’s The Return of The Linkage!

It’s been way too long since you’ve seen linkage on this site. This has been the main mission of Fang’s Bites since the beginning, but too often, I get roped into doing family stuff and it prevents me from getting on here until late. I hope to rectify that. So without further delay, here’s the […]

PGA Tour Returns This Week on Golf Channel/NBC Sports

Starting on Friday , the PGA Tour returns to action with the Tournament of Champions live from Kapalua, Maui in Hawaii. The Tournament of Champions will only feature the men who won in 2012 on the PGA Tour. Golf Channel will carry most of the action, however, NBC will air third round action on Sunday. […]

Golf Channel Airs PGA Tour Championship & LPGA This Week

This week, the PGA Tour ends its FedEx Cup playoff with The Tour Championship in Atlanta and the LPGA continues with the Navistar tournament. Golf Channel will have coverage of both tournaments. Golf Channel and NBC Sports will combine for The Tour Championship which will determine the PGA Tour’s Champion for 2012. Overall, the NBC […]

Picking Out Some Sunday Links For You

Let’s do some Sunday linkage on this first NFL regular season Sunday of 2012. We’ll begin with Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press with an interesting story on how Connecticut is fast becoming home of major sports media companies. Candace Jackson of the Wall Street talks about her visit to Rich Eisen and his wife, […]

Golf Channel's Live Tournament Action This Week

While the Open Championship is taking place now at Royal Lytham, the PGA Tour still charges ahead with the True South Classic in Mississippi. Those golfers who chose not to cross the Atlantic or didn’t qualify for the Open Championship will be taking part in the True South Classic. Golf Channel will have four round […]

Jonesing For Tuesday Linkage

Ok, maybe you’re not jonesing for the linkage, but at least you can read them at your leisure. Sometimes I think way too long about the title of the post and this is the case today. Anyway, let’s get to the links. Joel Schectman of the Wall Street Journal reports that NBC and Google are […]

Tiger Woods' Win In AT&T National Scores Eagle For CBS

Tiger Woods came through with a win this past weekend at the AT&T National outside Washington, DC. The win gave Woods his 75th career PGA Tour win passing Jack Nicklaus. The overnight rating for the Final Round Sunday on CBS was a 4.6 with a 10 share and that excludes the markets of Baltimore, Columbus, […]

Golf Channel's Live Tournament Action This Week

Now that golf’s first major tournament is done, the next one won’t be coming for a couple of months. This week, the PGA Tour is in Hilton Head, SC, the Champions Tour will be in Florida and the European Tour continues its Asian swing in Malaysia. It’s all on Golf Channel this week. GOLF CHANNEL […]

Attempting A Friday Megalink Post

This week has been hellish for me and I apologize for not being able to post as much as I would like. I’ve been away from my computer for most of the day and by the time I get home, I’m tired and don’t want to update the blog. Well, with me already done my […]

NBC Sports Group Boasts About 33 Sports Emmy Award Nominations

Overall, the NBC Sports Group has the second highest amount of Sports Emmy Award nominations after ESPN’s 52. Combined with NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Versus (now NBC Sports Network) and, the Group has a whole slew of nominations. Some of the more notable nominations include Studio Host (Bob Costas & Dan Patrick), Play-by-Play (Al […]

Your Monday Linkage

Back to work for many of you. Let’s get some Monday links in. Mike McCarthy at USA Today says the networks have missed a competitive Tiger Woods. Tom Weir of USA Today adds that Cleveland Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has pulled his Quicken Loans ads from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show over a budding controversy. The […]

NBC & Golf Channel To Provide Unique Coverage of Honda Classic

This weekend, NBC Sports and Golf Channel will air simultaneous coverage of the Honda Classic. While NBC will air its traditional shot-by-shot coverage of the PGA National Resort Championship Course, Golf Channel will focus on holes 15, 16 & 17 with its own production crew and commentators. This trio of holes known as “The Bear […]

Two Golf Channel Releases Wrapped in One Post

We have two Golf Channel press releases. I figured why not? First, Golf Channel will air the Honda Classic, the beginning of the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing. Golf Channel and sister network NBC will combine for complete four round coverage starting today from the PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens. Rory McIlroy, Tiger […]

Wringing Out Some Friday Megalinks

Let’s do your media megalinks since last week you did not get any. Hard to believe that college baseball, college lacrosse and NASCAR seasons are starting up, but they are and they’re included in the Weekend Viewing Picks along with the regular Golf, NBA, NHL, Skiing, Soccer, Tennis and Entertainment recommendations. To your links now. […]

CBS Gets Highest Final Round Overnight Rating For Pebble Beach in 15 Years

This just in from CBS Sports, paced by having Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods paired together in the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the network received its highest overnight rating in 15 years for the last day of the tournament. Yesterday’s Final Round received a 5.1 rating and a 10 share which […]

CBS' 2012 Golf Schedule Begins This Weekend

CBS Sports begins its 20 event PGA Tour schedule this weekend with the Farmers Insurance Open live from the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA. Jim Nantz and Sir Nick Faldo will be on hand at the 18th green and be joined by the usual cast of characters including David Feherty and […]