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TNT Prepares to be NBA’s Network of Record Once Again

As the 2014 NBA Playoffs get set to begin this weekend, TNT prepares once again to be the league’s Network of Record as it airs more than 40 playoff games from the first round all the way to the Western Conference Finals. TNT begins with three games this Sunday with Dallas at San Antonio at […]

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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 […]

NCAA 2014 Final Four

This Brave New World: Turner Sports Airs the NCAA Final Four with New Twists

We’re entering a brave new world beginning this year. You have gotten used to having TBS, TNT and truTV join CBS in televising the NCAA Tournament over the last four seasons. Up until this year, CBS had been airing the Final Four and National Championship Game without interruption since 1982. That changes this year as […]

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 […]

NCAA Tournament Viewership Continues to Soar into New Heights

The NCAA Tournament appears to have caught on with fans. When viewership goes up three straight days, you have a trend. For Saturday’s 3rd round action which had an afternoon of three bad games, but then an evening of barnburners, CBS/Turner averaged 10 million total viewers for the eight games which was the best in […]

CBS/Turner Off to a Flying Start for the NCAA Tournament

Once again, CBS/Turner saw some record numbers for the NCAA Tournament. yesterday’s numbers were the best for the opening Friday of the tournament dating back to 1991 when CBS took over the full rights for March Madness. The four telecast windows averaged 8.4 million viewers which is the highest since 1991. CBS/Turner saw a combined […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/22 & 03/23/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 22 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, 12:30 a.m. (Sunday) NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown […]

2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sunday, March 23

CBS/Turner has released the tip times and the annoncing assignments for Sunday’s 3rd round action. Unlike Saturday, CBS will carry a tripleheader beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET with the St. Louis pod. Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for Kansas vs. Stanford and Wichita State vs. Kentucky. CBS then […]

NCAA Tournament Sees Best Opening Thursday Viewership Since 1991

With some exciting games and big upsets, CBS/Turner garnered the best viewership in 23 years for the opening Thursday of the NCAA Tournament. An average of 8.6 million people watched the action on the CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV consortium. That’s a 6% increase from last year. And the total rating for all four networks […]

CBS/Turner Announce 2014 NCAA Tournament Schedule

As we get ready for another year of fantastic college basketball during the NCAA Tournament, the CBS/Turner consortium of CBS/TBS/TNT/truTV will once again combine to show every game from the “First Four™” all the way to the Final Four®. There are a couple of changes in this year’s tournament as compared to the last three […]

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