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ESPN Airs The 1st Two Rounds of The Masters

Once again, ESPN airs the first two rounds of The Masters® from the Augusta Country Club in Augusta, GA. While CBS will produce the coverage, ESPN’s Mike Tirico will be hosting from Butler Cabin and Curtis Strange will join the CBS Golf crew. ESPN will air its live coverage of the 1st and 2nd rounds […]

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CBS Airs The 2014 Masters Championship

Yes, you’ve been seeing the promos during CBS’ portion of the NCAA Tournament and as we get closer, they’re only going to be in heavy rotation throughout the network. You know the CBS formula for televising The Masters®. You know the reverence for Augusta National. You know the music. You know the azaleas. You know […]

Pat Summerall Broadcasting Timeline

With the sad news of the passing of former NFL player and broadcaster Pat Summerall, I’ll provide you with a timeline of his broadcasting career. Summerall was one of the best NFL play-by-play announcers of all time. One of the few who did both play-by-play and analysis during his career, he also branched out to […]

1st Round of The Masters Scores for ESPN

One of the reasons why ESPN wanted The Masters after USA Network was not just the prestige of carrying the event, but also getting viewers. It has certainly done that. The first round of The Masters from Augusta, GA received a 2.4 household rating for Thursday with an average viewership of 2.851 million viewers. Both […]

Get Ready to hear “Augusta” Numerous Times This Week

The Masters begins on ESPN on Wednesday with the Par 3 Contest and then the 1st and 2nd Rounds on the Alleged Worldwide Leader followed by weekend coverage on CBS. It also means the repeated playing of its iconic theme, “Augusta” on both networks. The Masters’ theme is so associated with the event, that other […]

Masters Live Returns to

The Masters’ online presentation has been expanding over the years and for 2013, the tradition of presenting Amen Corner, Holes 15 & 16, and the featured group continues this year. In addition, the CBS Sports Network show, “Masters on the Range” will be shown online as well. We have the schedule for all of the […]

ESPN at The Masters

Coming up this week, the golf calendar really comes into focus as The Masters® takes place this week in Augusta, GA. ESPN will carry the first two rounds of the tournament on Thursday and Friday. The network also carries the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday as players get to have fun before the real thing […]

Back For Some Linkage

Yesterday, I focused on several press releases before heading out for errands. Today, it’s back to the links. Daniel Kaplan at Sports Business Journal writes that the NFL wants to set up local zones in Super Bowl host cities similar to what Indianapolis did with a village and zip line this year. Mike Ozanian of […]

Bringing Out Some Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do linkage again. Trying to get this done as I have several errands to run in the afternoon. At Multichannel News, Mike Reynolds says Fox Sports is eying several sports properties which are coming up for grabs as potential programming for a cable channel which would challenge ESPN. Mike talks with the President of […]

Masters Champion Bubba Watson To Appear on Late Show with David Letterman

Announced today by CBS, the Late Show with David Letterman will have this year’s Masters champion, Bubba Watson as a guest on Tuesday. THIS JUST IN… …from CBS Entertainment 2012 MASTERS CHAMPION BUBBA WATSON TO VISIT CBS’s “LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN,” TUESDAY, APRIL 10 NEW YORK, April 9, 2012 – 2012 Masters champion Bubba […]

Back To Linkage

Been so busy lately that it’s been effecting the blog. Sorry about that. This weekend was planned for me again, so I really couldn’t post too much around the personal events. It also meant I couldn’t watch any of The Masters® or any baseball. The only things I could watch was The Amazing Race and […]

Over Four Million People Watched The Masters On Friday

ESPN had a record audience watch The Masters® on Friday, over four million. Actually, 4.1 million watched to be exact. It was the largest audience ever to watch the tournament on a Friday and the third largest ever for a golf event. ESPN had a 3.3 household rating for the late Friday afternoon coverage matching […]

ESPN Sees Increased Ratings For The Masters

Thursday’s First Round coverage of The Masters on ESPN saw increased ratings from the year before. ESPN says the fast national rating rose to 2.3 from 2011′s 2.1, a 10% increase. And the average viewership saw a 4% jump from last year, going from 2.55 million to this year’s estimated 2.66 million. Here’s the press […]

The Masters on CBS; A Tradition Unlike Any Other

As Augusta National Country Club swirls in another controversy over allowing women to join, The Masters® goes on as if nothing is going on in the outside world. ESPN airs live first and second round coverage beginning today at 3 p.m. CBS will air highlights of the weekday rounds tonight at 11:35 ET before the […]

Golf Channel Has Masters Week Covered

Now that college basketball is winding down, we can shift to other sports and with the first week of April comes The Masters®. While ESPN and CBS will provide the live coverage on-course, Golf Channel will be at Augusta to provide coverage of the news conferences, do live interviews and provide analysis. Coverage began on […]