Winners of the 37th Sports Emmy Awards

On Tuesday, May 10 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, the Sports Emmy Awards were handed out to the national sports networks nominated in a number of categories. FS1 was the network that received the most with 8 awards. NBC was next with 7 followed by with 6 then […]

CBS/Turner Extend NCAA Tournament Rights Through 2032

In a move that had been expected, the NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports have announced an eight-year extension of their agreement that was going to expire in 2024. It keeps the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on CBS/Turner Sports through 2032 and keeps ESPN from getting its hands on the coveted property until at least […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/02-03/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 2 Men’s College All-Star Game, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX East vs. West — CBS, 1 p.m. (delayed from 4/1) NCAA Tournament Division I Men’s Championship National Semifinals, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX Studio and Pregame Shows With a Kiss — CBS, noon NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 […]

2016 NCAA Final Four Tip Times on TBS/TNT/truTV Announced

With Turner Sports airing the Final Four® for the third straight year, we get the “Team Stream” concept a.k.a. the “Homer calls.” It means that TBS will have the main call with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson while TNT and truTV will have the homer calls for the four teams in […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/19-20/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 19 Men’s National Invitation Tournament 2nd Round (Home Sites) Wagner at Creighton — ESPN, noon (Doug Sherman/Daymeon Fishback) NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Pregame and Studio Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5:30 p.m.NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 8 […]

2016 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for 03/19/2016

After an exciting day of NCAA Tournament action which saw Yale get past Baylor, Arkansas-Little Rock parlay a miracle 30 foot tying shot in regulation into a two-overtime win over Purdue and Providence somehow advancing in a last-second win against USC. With that in mind, let’s provide the tip times, networks and announcing assignments for […]

Sports Media Notebook for 08/14/2015 — Sports Media Thoughts

Let’s do some thoughts for you on this Friday. It’s all about providing you with fresh content. So without further delay, here’s the column: Earlier this week, Al Michaels broke some news on the Dan Patrick Show. Unfortunately, this interview is not available on the show’s YouTube page, but the audio is on his website […]

Your 2015-16 NBA Television Schedule

The NBA has announced its 2015-16 schedule and that includes the national TV partners, ESPN/ABC, NBA TV and TNT. Let’s list the games. One thing is different. ABC will have a regular Saturday night game, taking its early 1 p.m. ET Sunday game and converting them into primetime. ABC will continue to air games on […]

36th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

The 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out in New York on Tuesday, May 5. NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was a big winner, but in several technical categories. We can’t say the usual suspects won because Bob Costas did not pick up the Outstanding Studio Host Award. Ernie Johnson won […]

Over 28 Million Watch Duke-Wisconsin on …. CBS

CBS ends 34 years of consecutively airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship Game on a high note. After last year’s game between UConn and Kentucky which averaged a 12.5/20 final rating/share, this year’s contest pitting Duke and Wisconsin saw a rise of 28% to 16.0/28. Viewership also saw a big jump as Duke-Wisconsin averaged […]

2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four Scores for Turner Sports

The Turner triumvirate of TBS, TNT and truTV couldn’t be happier with the numbers from this year’s Final Four. First, the Kentucky-Wisconsin game broke the rating and viewership record of last week’s Kentucky-Notre Dame Midwest Regional Final on TBS becoming the most-watched college basketball game in U.S. cable television history. The game averaged a 12.4 […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/4-5/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 4 Studio and Pregame Shows At the Final Four — TBS, 3 p.m. College GameDay live from Indianapolis, IN — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. The Final Four Show — TBS, 4 p.m. BTN Tip-Off Show 2015: Final Four Pregame — Big Ten Network, 5 p.m. Best of College Basketball — CBS […]

CBS/Turner See Record Overnights for 1st Week of 2015 NCAA Men’s Tournament

Observers may have criticized the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee over seedings and various teams getting into the Big Dance, but the games and matchups that resulted from the First Four to the Round of 32 has generated record ratings for the CBS/Turner broadcast consortium. For the first week on CBS, TBS, TNT and the much-maligned […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/21-22/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 21 Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship 3rd Round Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 11 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, […]

Tip Times for Saturday, 03/21/2015, 3rd Round of 2015 NCAA Tournament

The tip times for Saturday, March 21 are in. CBS has a quadrupleheader beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET with UCLA taking on UAB, then Kentucky vs. Cincinnati, Arizona vs. Ohio State and Utah vs. Georgetown. TNT begins the Turner Sports coverage with Xavier vs. Georgia State at 6:10 p.m. and TBS follows an hour later […]

CBS/Turner Sports Unveil 2015 NCAA Tournament Announce Teams

This year brings a lot of upheaval for the CBS/Turner team for this year’s NCAA Tournament. With Greg Anthony suspended, Steve Kerr in the NBA, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill named to the “A” team with Jim Nantz, analysts and reporters have to be shuffled and that’s exactly what CBS/Turner has done. It also means […]