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Some Weekend Sports Media Thoughts

Time for a long overdue sports media post. You get three columns-in-one. Nice concept for you. If you don’t know the name Sandy Grossman in the pantheon of sports television, you should. He was the “A” director on the NFL on CBS and Fox, the NBA on CBS, the NHL on Fox and directed two […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/05 & 04/06/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 5 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 p.m. Road to the Final Four — TBS, 3 p.m. College GameDay live from Fort Worth, TX — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. The Final Four Show — TBS, 4 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, 11:30 […]

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DEVELOPING: Fox Sports 1 to Air One MLB League Championship Series

This broken by Steve Lepore at Awful Announcing today, Fox Sports Executive Producer John Entz has confirmed that Fox Sports 1 will air on League Championship Series in its entirety this season. TBS will air the other LCS. It means that the League Championship Series just like the League Division Series and the Wild Card […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

CBS/Turner Announces 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four Broadcast Plans

As we know, Turner Sports will air the 2014 men’s Final Four™ in Arlington, TX. TBS will have the national feed with TNT and truTV airing localized feeds for UConn, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin. TBS will have Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Steve Kerr will call the game while Tracy Wolfson will report from courtside. […]

NCAA Final Four II

CBS/Turner Garners Its NCAA Tournament Highest Viewership in 21 Years

Executives at the CBS and Turner Sports headquarters in New York and Atlanta must be doing backflips and handstands over the numbers for the NCAA Tournament. Through Sunday, the Tournament has averaged 9.8 million viewers. That’s the highest viewership since 1993. The average rating is 6.2 with a 13 share and that’s tied with last […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

CBS/Turner Announce Tip Times for 2014 NCAA Final Four Games

Announced earlier tonight, TBS will air the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four live from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. So weird to hear “North Texas” over the last two weeks. Do the residents of Arlington, TX like hearing their city referred to as the generic North Texas? Just a thought. Anyway, TBS will air UConn-Florida […]

CBS/Turner Continues to Score With NCAA Tournament

Through the first seven days of the NCAA Tournament, CBS and Turner Sports are seeing the best viewership in over two decades. Through Thursday, the average viewership is 9.3 million which is up 3% from last year. And that’s the highest viewership since 1993. And the average rating is 6.0 which is up a tick […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/29 & 03/30/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 29 Men’s Studio & Pregame Shows Best of College Basketball 2014 — CBS, 2 p.m. NCAA March Madness 260 — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TBS, 5 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, 11 p.m.NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown — CBS Sports Network, midnight College GameDay — […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

CBS/Turner Ends First Week of 2014 NCAA Tournament on a High Note

Catching up on a couple of things on this Monday night. The first week of the NCAA Tournament went swimmingly well for the CBS/Turner consortium. Record ratings and record viewership has steered the first six days of games for the CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combo. For the first six days, CBS/Turner averaged a 5.9/13 […]

2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sweet 16

CBS/Turner Sports has released the tip times and announcers for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. With TBS airing two regional finals on Saturday and CBS the other two on Sunday, the announcers are split along network lines. Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager have been assigned […]

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